It's an amazing thing, your touchscreen device – that special glass that reacts to your fingers and makes the screen come alive. You've likely overheard a bunch of terms and buzzwords surrounding them: LCD, OLED, Resistive Touchscreen, Capacitive Touchscreen, AMOLED, Super AMOLED, Retina Display, the list goes on, and it can be easy to get bogged down in terminology. What does it all mean, and how does it relate to you and your device? iDropped It, gurus of phone screen repairs in Tasmania, are here to give you a crash course in common phone screens.
Common Phone Screen Terminology
Retina Display. If you've heard of an iPhone, you've heard the term Retina Display thrown around at some point. It sounds pretty fancy, but it's really just Apple marketing speak for a phone with a lot of pixels. So many pixels, in fact, that at regular viewing distance you don't even notice them. The result? Amazingly sharp imagery no matter what you're viewing. The first Retina screens, which were used on the iPhone 4, had a total pixel density of 128px/cm. Not content, however, Apple upped the ante with their Retina HD displays, which are in use on the iPhone 6, 6S, and 6 Plus, and 6S Plus. The 6 and 6S have the same pixel density as previous models, but reduced pixel size and higher resolution (1334x750 as opposed to 960x640 and 1136x640). The 6 Plus and 6S Plus can display an impressive 1920x1080 resolution, with an amazing 157px/cm density, Easily Apple's crispest screen to date.
AMOLED. This is what you're accustomed to if you're using a Samsung device. AMOLED (active-matrix organic light-emitting diode) technology uses a layer of organic, carbon-based material between its glass screen plates. They are known for their outstanding colour reproduction, brightness, sharpness, lightweight, and improved battery life. The Super AMOLED is an even more advanced version, that is thinner and lighter due to not needing a separate touch sensitive layer of material. The latest Samsung devices, like the Galaxy S6 and S7, use what is known as the Quad HD Super AMOLED, which feature an amazing 2560x1440 resolution display, and a whopping 240px/in.
Gorilla Glass. This is the latest and greatest in terms of damage resistant glass for mobile displays. The alkali-aluminosilicate shield is helpful for keeping phone screens protected from scratches, drops, bumps, and more. Motorola, Samsung, Nokia, and other companies are incorporating durable Gorilla glass into their devices to improve their longevity and toughness, and reduce the amount of phone screen repairs needing to be done!
If you've damaged your device and need phone screen repair in Tas, let iDropped It help you out. We're the kings of phone screen repair in Tasmania for a reason: we do our best to satisfy our customers. We have experience, thousands of total repairs, and thousands of happy customers, with the skill and know-how to repair a wide range of phones, tablet, and other gadgets. We can repair screens, buttons, speakers and more, all on site. See why the people come to us for phone screen repair in Hobart, Tas, and all over the nation. Call us on 1300 437 677, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
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