AMOLED vs. LCD ScreensGeneral


  1. marrow226

    marrow226 Member

    I don't know if there has been anymore elaboration on the subject of the impending switch to LCD for the Incredibles or when it was supposed to go into effect, but I may or may not have stumbled onto something. I, finally, received my phone today. I haven't turned it on yet, as I have it sitting on the charger for another 3 hours. However, I did happen to flip through some of the booklets that came with the phone. If everyone could gather up their "Product Safety & Warranty Brochure," we can compare and see if there is a difference. On page 8 under the "Cleaning" bullet, it says "blah blah blah blah, but NEVER use water to clean the LCD screen." If any of you got your phones weeks or months earlier and it says "LED" for you, the switch may have already happened. As I said, I haven't turned the phone on yet and this is the only thing I have to go off of right now.

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  2. prerunnerseth

    prerunnerseth Well-Known Member

    Day before release phone, says the same thing.
  3. marrow226

    marrow226 Member

    Ah. Well, I guess they never bothered to edit their default warnings. Hah. Thanks for the reply.
  4. euph_22

    euph_22 Well-Known Member

    Why bother editing something nobody ever reads.
  5. marrow226

    marrow226 Member

    True. Though, I read the ingredients on the back of ketchup bottles, steak sauce, etc while I wait for food to come at a restaurant. If I'm bored, I read stupid shit.
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  6. GrandMasterB

    GrandMasterB Go Go Gadget Flow! VIP Member

    Welcome to the forums! "Lucky you", now you can play with your Incredible while waiting for food instead of having to read ketchup bottles...
  7. Beardown

    Beardown Active Member

    I talked to 3 different reps today. 2 on the phone then one thru the chat on the website. The first said that the switch happened in June and that is why there is such a delay....she supposedly put me on hold and talked to a tech. I called back in an hour talked to someone else and they said that if you order now it will ship with the amoled screen. The person on the chat said they did not have that information available to them. I want to order but don't really want the new screen....might just have to keep the eris till the next HTC comes out....
  8. callmeox

    callmeox Well-Known Member


    The lesson here is...the reps don't know and they also don't want to tell you that they don't know so they make stuff up.

    Same goes for the techs.
  9. euph_22

    euph_22 Well-Known Member

    It might be blasphemous, and the AMOLED screen is one of the reasons I wanted this phone (besides the fact that it's the best phone on the best network). But I'm curious to see what the reviews will be once somebody actually gets the SLCD in there hands. It is Super after all.
  10. euph_22

    euph_22 Well-Known Member

    with the Barcode scanner, you can do both! Use the incredible to read up on ketchup.
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  11. Dex

    Dex Well-Known Member

    Imagine those of us who have the phone with the AMOLED screen. I preordered and I have my phone. I am terrified to take it in, even if there was a legitimate problem with it. I have been lucky, I guess. My call quality is fine. My screen isn't pink. My battery sucks, but that's just how it is. Even if I did have a problem, I couldn't just take it back to the store. There were no Incredibles to be had anywhere. So, I take back my phone and just sputter around on an Eris for a couple months while I wait to get my phone back? I think not.

    With the impending change I almost want to call Verizon and ask if I can just get the Droid X. Not because I like the phone or think it's any better, but because I at least know that they aren't going to change a major selling point on that phone just a few short months after it's release. HTC is a good company and I understand that they made a mistake and it has landed them here where they have to make this decision. I don't know how hard it must have been to make, but they had to know that they were going to lose business. This might lose them my business altogether.
  12. TKollman88

    TKollman88 Well-Known Member

    What will be the easiest way to tell the difference between the two screens? I just got my replacement in the mail so I can let you guys know.
  13. rushmore

    rushmore Well-Known Member

    Hard to say, since you would need both to compare. Amoled will look more vivid and the contrast will look better. Lcd should have sharper text.


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  14. euph_22

    euph_22 Well-Known Member

    AMOLED black would be alot more black than LCD
  15. TKollman88

    TKollman88 Well-Known Member

    I have then side by side and can't tell a difference.
  16. GrandMasterB

    GrandMasterB Go Go Gadget Flow! VIP Member

    This. Try all black screens in a dark room.
  17. silverxbv2

    silverxbv2 Well-Known Member

    Good. I needed a good laugh.
  18. rushmore

    rushmore Well-Known Member


    Probably have two of the same screen then :)
  19. appleaj

    appleaj Well-Known Member

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  20. TonyG916

    TonyG916 Well-Known Member

    I notice a huge difference in screen quality comparing the incredible to the evo 4g

    the incredible screen colors are more vivid and has true blacks. the lcd screen on the evo is garbage imo
  21. Redoxase

    Redoxase Member



    Very nice! I've always wondered what the differences were and now I know!

    Thanks!
  22. Ovreagr

    Ovreagr Well-Known Member

    Has HTC switched to the LCD screens for the Incredibles being built/shipped now?
  23. gurana

    gurana Well-Known Member

    I was wondering that myself... while it wasn't the only reason I went with incredible, it certain was a reason. Seems slightly shady to pull a switcharoo like that without any customer input, if that's indeed what happened.
  24. lgldrgdlr

    lgldrgdlr Well-Known Member

    Yes, they are now using LCD rather than wait for samsung, who I believe makes the AMOLED, to work out their supply issues.



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  25. AndyLL

    AndyLL Well-Known Member

    Has there been any confimation of this switch outside of a Korean newspaper article?

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