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Getting a mobile screen repaired can make you nervous if you don’t know what its display unit is made of. To help you in such pressing times, the different types of mobile screen types are explained in short. They have been divided on the basis of screen resolution and panel type.

Resolution 

HD

HD stands for “High Definition”. An HD smartphone has a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and is often called 720p to denote its quality. Some of the phones that use HD display are Galaxy J3, Moto G4 Play, and Xperia M4 Aqua. HD displays aren’t used today as they were used 10 years ago. Now, cheaper smartphones also offer FullHD   

Full HD

This screen displays a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, popularly called 1080p. It’s a step above normal HD and smartphones, such as iPhone 7 Plus and OnePlus 3 use this screen. 

2K 

A level above Full HD is 2K, which boasts 2560 x 1440 pixels and is used by Samsung in its Galaxy S7 model. It’s the most used resolution in 2018 and 2019. 2K is also called Quad Display.   

4K 

Not a lot of phones offer 4K display yet. They’re only limited to Sony Xperia and Nokia (including a new model in Xiaomi). 4K features 3840 x 2160 resolution. You can call such displays ‘Ultra HD’ as well. Mobile screen repair of such screens can be challenging. There’s also ‘True 4K’ version but none of the smartphones currently use this technology. 

Screen Type 

LCD 

LCD stands for Liquid Crystal Display and smartphones that use this kind of screen are relatively cheaper and smaller in size, like RealMe 5, Nokia 3.1, and Lenovo A3900. An LCD panel is made up of liquid crystals that’s illuminated with a backlight.  

OLED 

The Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) display is made up of a really thin and small electroluminescent diode sheet where every diode produces its own light. This significantly cuts down the battery usage in OLED smartphones.     

AMOLED 

A variant of OLED, AMOLED abbreviates ‘Active Matrix OLED’ and is a widely used display unit in contemporary smartphones. OnePlus 7, iPhone XS, and Galaxy S10 are fitted with AMOLED screens that deliver HD and Full HD resolutions. 

Next time you’re getting a mobile screen repair, you’ll know how technologically complicated your mobile screen is. Good luck! 

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