With QLED in the market, there is now a serious competition between the two technologies. And the new market development has sparked lots of arguments on which technology is the best. But before you can decide if OLED is still the NO 1 contender or QLED is now the new gold standard. Here are things you need to know about OLED and QLED technologies.
OLED vs QLED: What is the Difference?
OLED (organic light-emitting diodes) technology mostly adapted by LG and Sony; based on the effects of electricity applied on carbon-based materials to emit light. The materials emit light on their own and don’t need backlighting.
• They are very slim and fragile. OLED panels are few millimeters thick; it does not possess backlighting because every pixel emits light on their own.
• OLED TV uses little energy. It emits its light and saves energy than other TV panel types including the LED TVs.
• It displays extraordinary luminance with an extra darker and additional whiter contrast ratio. OLED also has exceptional brightness when it comes to light performance.
• OLED TV has the best black levels even when off.
• You can purchase QLEDs at affordable prices. OLED TVs like LG and SONY have a starting price of about $ 2000 making it one of the most expensive panel types to buy.
QLED is Samsung’s next-generation quantum dot panel technology. Unlike OLED, QLED uses metal alloy and quantum dot elements for its lighting. The principle behind QLED is a new technology of making use of tiny dots of nanocrystals (ultrastructure dots) of about a one-billionth meter. Samsung has used the quantum dots technology for the screen of some its previous models like the SUHD TVs.
• Its inorganic nature gives it a sharp display and makes it resistant to burn-in.
• QLED has an infinite contrast ratio. It has a crowning brightness level of 2,000 nits
• You can purchase QLEDs at affordable prices with a reasonable starting price of $ 1300.
• It has color accuracy. QLEDs display green, cyan, and red are better than other TV types.
• It is reasonably thin in size but not as thin as OLED.
• It has a wide viewing angle.
After all these reviews on OLED and QLED, we have seen how far technology has come. The two TV types are incredible, but OLED still takes the NO 1 position ahead of QLED and LED. Both panel types are great and are very likely to improve on their ideas in the nearest future. Samsung is expected to improve QLED technology by not using LCD panels and backlighting which is making QLED be self- emissive. And OLED technology will be advanced if it does not have to use a light source to display pictures.
Side By Side Comparison of QLED and OLED Technologies
OLED (organic light emitting diodes) is a technology that involves the use of two thin organic films to emit light when electricity is applied. OLEDs are used in the making of digital displays with TV manufacturing being the major application of this technology. Knowledge of this technology has been in existence since the sixties, but major real applications have been recent, say the last two decades with Panasonic and LG being the major companies using the technology in the manufacture of their digital screens.
QLED (Quantum Dot Light Emitting Diode), likewise is a technology with major applications in the digital display industry. This technology is more recent compared to OLED technology. The technology involves the use of quantum dots for the emission of different colors of light in their display screens. Quantum dots give an assorted range of colors according to their size.
Both of these technologies have the best to offer in the latest digital display screens, be it a TV set, a computer monitor, a smartphone or any other electronic device with a display screen. However almost always, some options are always better than the other, and for the tech-savvy guys, there will always be better technology.
Below is a breakdown of how the two technologies perform against each other, in specs and other perks either technology has to offer.
In terms of image quality offered by the display screens, both of the two technologies do not require a backlight. This means that both technologies have better image qualities compared to other technologies in the market. Image quality in the sense of the deepness of black, contrast ratio, brightness, and color. QLED screens offer a diverse range of colors, producing brighter and more vibrant images. On the other hand, the depth of blackness that OLED screens have to offer is the best, deepest of all. This depth allows for a darker background and therefore offering infinite contrast ratios.
Advances in the manufacture of digital displays have called for the manufacture of curved and even flexible displays. OLED technology has been used to come up with flexible displays, roll-able even. Since this technology can achieve the thinnest and the most plastic of display screens in the market, this has been made possible. QLED technology hasn’t been applied in the manufacture of flexible displays as of yet, so for those guys looking for a roll-able screen OLED technology offers the best.
Affordability; the manufacture of QLED display screens is more cost-effective compared to OLED technology. In the market, devices with display screens using QLED technology are generally cheaper compared to the latter.
When choosing an electronic device, power consumption is always perked to consider. A more efficient yet lesser power consumer device offers a better option. QLED screens offer a 30 -40 % luminance efficiency advantage, hence less power consumption.
Both QLED and OLED technologies have great things to offer in terms of improving our watching experience. However, QLED technology offers more perks compared to OLED technology. In a scenario where I would have to choose between the two, then QLED offers the better option.