Last Updated: Sep 17,2010
Without looking at the box it came in....
SLCD seems to have more clarity, according to Engaget (the source linked at the AndroidGuys page).
The Difference Between AMOLED and SLCD Screens | AndroidGuys
Couldn't you just search your phone and see which screen it has?
google... it works.
I thought the OP was more of a universal query, along the lines of, "what are the visible differences between AMOLED and SLCD? How can you tell?"
I think he's talking about the Incredible. HTC has a shortage of amoled screens, so they switched to the SLCD from now on. They are supposed to be hitting shelves anytime.
The issue is even with the same model, manufacturers change the displays depending on availability.
For example, the HTC Incredible may ship with AMOLED screens, or be transitioned to SLCD screens later on.
So a user would need to look at the manufacturer date to try to figure it out, something not very easy to do.
Still waiting a good answer to the OP.
I heard if you poured a little bit of pee on each screen the contrast would be different. Brighter for the SLCD and darker for the AMOLED.
Turn off all the lights and display something with a lot of black. If you can see the black you have an LCD, if not it's OLED.
YouTube - Google Nexus One AMOLED vs SLCD
I thought AMOLED were the better screen?
No I was wondering if there was some way of getting this info. the same way you check version/numbers i.e. 0.70 etc etc
I take it the black screen with the cross is the AMOLED
the lit up black the SLCD
Correct. The SLCD screen has a backlight that is always on dark colors are washed out by the backlight. The AMOLED only powers each LED to display a color so you get a true black. This is why AMOLED has better power consumption than LCD, but SLCD is advertised as comparable to AMOLED for power consumption. The backlight in an LCD/SLCD is what makes those screens easier to read in bright/direct sunlight. The biggest complaint of AMOLED is that it's hard to read (some say nigh impossible). There's also Super AMOLED but those are only available for the Galaxy S line of devices due to manufacturing shortages (probably not going to change until 2012). Super AMOLED should have better power consumption than AMOLED/SLCD and helps with the sunlight issue. I don't have anythign comparing sharpness (like text) between Super AMOLED and SLCD, but I do know that the 720p Avatar on the Tmobile USA Vibrant (a Galaxy S phone) looks pretty damn amazing, with very good picture clarity in the background details.
I tried this but my bladder was a bit full; phone got too wet; phone went fffzzzzztttttt; now it doesn't matter what screen is on it!
Looks like I ruined two phones
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