SLCD vs Super-AMOLED and IPS LCD video comparison and specifications

Here’s the first Sony SLCD vs AMOLED and Super AMOLED video comparison following the officially announcement made by HTC this morning. You will see and HTC Desire equipped with the new SLCD panel against a regular Nexus One sporting an AMOLED display , a Motorola Droid with an IPS panel and a Samsung Wave with a Super-AMOLED display. The first thing you will notice is that the screen is still super reflective but this is mainly due to HTC’s design (and huge gap between the glass and the pane on the Desire ) an not the panel technology. Viewing angles are still not as good as the Super AMOLED (or regular AMOLED when looked sideways) but definitely better than the regular TFT. Now when it comes to contrast the Super-AMOLED tech still has the upper hand but the SLCD is really good IMO (and keep in mind that AMOLED have overblown and unnatural color so the SLCD is better in the long run). Check out the video below:

I did some digging and finally found out some real SLCD specifications. Sony claims that the VSPEC III technology achieves AMOLED level of optical characteristics with 160° viewing angles (up/down left/right), up to 1000:1 contrast and wider color gamut: sRGB 100%:

We have developed an attractive LCD module product by combining the VSPEC III TM LCD mode for the first time in a mobile phone device and a highly general newly-developed LCD driver. The main feature of this module is that it achieves optical characteristics equivalent to those of organic EL displays. In addition to the optical characteristics, it features low power consumption and low EMI, and thus is a design that takes end product design into consideration. I strongly recommend that you consider using this module.

Sony also supplies a new Windows On tech that eliminates the air gap between the panel and the glass resulting in less reflection (this is something HTC isn’t using on the SLCD equipped Desire above in the video):

Here are the LCD display driver characteristics:

  • arash

    Screw all of this comparisons,the mighty steve said IPS is better, done.

  • arash

    Screw all of this comparisons,the mighty steve said IPS is better, done.

  • rtimi

    hey stop being an ifan and be honest. Steve has brainwashed a lot of people and therefore is a V so lets all wake up from our slumber and pay attention to the real tech (SAMOLED).

  • rtimi

    hey stop being an ifan and be honest. Steve has brainwashed a lot of people and therefore is a V so lets all wake up from our slumber and pay attention to the real tech (SAMOLED).

  • Jorg

    Wooo bad troll….

  • Jorg

    Wooo bad troll….

  • arash

    Oh i think i forgot to apply /sarcasm to the end of my comment, of cource SAMOLED is the superior technology, lcd is in the end of its evolution and amoled is in the start of its evolution and already it is better than lcd. the fact that it doesn’t need backlit is simply the future. and of course i’m so disappointed at the human race, its funny that in the past 2-3 years we have been following a superior technology named oled,amoled,samoled and we all knew its better than what we have and then a prophet/god comes down to the stage, look at the audience, live on the air, says hey This IPS is like oled, only better! and then we have to fight for something obvious and start from the years ago. its really funny

  • arash

    Oh i think i forgot to apply /sarcasm to the end of my comment, of cource SAMOLED is the superior technology, lcd is in the end of its evolution and amoled is in the start of its evolution and already it is better than lcd. the fact that it doesn’t need backlit is simply the future. and of course i’m so disappointed at the human race, its funny that in the past 2-3 years we have been following a superior technology named oled,amoled,samoled and we all knew its better than what we have and then a prophet/god comes down to the stage, look at the audience, live on the air, says hey This IPS is like oled, only better! and then we have to fight for something obvious and start from the years ago. its really funny

  • arash

    And thats simply why apple is dead after jobs. its only him that can convince millions that IPS is better than oled, the good old RDF

  • arash

    And thats simply why apple is dead after jobs. its only him that can convince millions that IPS is better than oled, the good old RDF

  • Nightmare

    It is said that the Antichrist will come and he will have the power to convince billions of people that he is the best and that his words is the right (even if they’re wrong)… maybe Steve (Almighty) Jobs is the Antichrist….mmmm… Super AMOLED 4Ever!!! Greece supports Super AMOLEDs!!!!

  • Nightmare

    It is said that the Antichrist will come and he will have the power to convince billions of people that he is the best and that his words is the right (even if they’re wrong)… maybe Steve (Almighty) Jobs is the Antichrist….mmmm… Super AMOLED 4Ever!!! Greece supports Super AMOLEDs!!!!

  • Tigervyh

    Sigh… I support SUPER AMOLED, but I’m starting to feel Samsung’s strong arm tactics… “limit AMOLED supply to competitors”… like what they are doing to HTC… now the Desire I’ve been waiting to get will only come with S-LCD… sigh sigh sigh…

  • Tigervyh

    Sigh… I support SUPER AMOLED, but I’m starting to feel Samsung’s strong arm tactics… “limit AMOLED supply to competitors”… like what they are doing to HTC… now the Desire I’ve been waiting to get will only come with S-LCD… sigh sigh sigh…

  • brnkcv

    Wrong. SAMOLED sucks. Pentile matrix makes it look horribly low res. Like looking through a screen door.

  • brnkcv

    Wrong. SAMOLED sucks. Pentile matrix makes it look horribly low res. Like looking through a screen door.

  • Raymondlahaije

    look this super amoled is the best :)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQkLMG3SBQ4

  • YOURMAMA

    dont fark with almighty steve. The iphone 4 is invincible even with its flawed antenna, yellow tint camera and often not working proximity switch.

  • omega

    Amen!

  • Tim

    Non-backlit screens (AMOLED, for example) will never have the sunlight readability of screens with some degree of reflectivity, like LCD. Sure, you can make them brighter, but at what cost to battery life and display degradation?

  • Matt

    Better battery life with the new Sony SLCD panels on HTC devices and much better, less overblown colour than on the AMOLED panels. Good job Samsung couldn’t meet the demand from HTC.

    Personally now I’ve seen a SLCD screen on my new Sensation XL I’m more than happy. Colours are fantastic, viewing angle is excellent, screen brightness is great and better battery life to boot.

    Where then is it that the AMOLED excels?

  • Marisano

    S-LCD is a joint venture between Song and Samsung. In fact, Samsung is set to buy out Sony’s interest: http://www.bgr.com/2011/12/26/samsung-to-buy-sonys-share-of-s-lcd-joint-venture-for-940-million/