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Mobile Device Screens

Mobile Device Screens

Date Written: 9/14/12

Here is some information to consider regarding different screen types on mobile devices:

  • Screen Size - Tablets or smartphones come with screens ranging anywhere from 3 to 10 inches (measured diagonally from corner to corner). Some home inspectors prefer a larger screen because it can make apps easier to read and easier to use. However, devices with larger screens are typically not as portable as smaller devices and can be a hassle to carry around. Choosing the right screen size for you will come down to personal preference.
  • Screen Durability - Screen durability is also an important factor to consider. If you drop your smartphone or tablet, you will want to make sure that your screen won't break or shatter easily. Having a screen that is scratch resistant can extend the useful life of your device, as well as, protect it from some of the wear and tear that everyday use causes.
  • Screen Display - LCD and OLED/AMOLED are the two types of display technologies currently available with smartphones and tablets. AMOLED screens tend to use up less of a device's battery than LCD screens because they require less light to produce the screen's color display. However, LCD screens tend to last longer, with their brightness and color balance holding up better after long term use.
  • Screen Protectors - It is always recommended with any mobile device to purchase and use a screen protector. These help extend the life of your screen and are worth the investment.

Reading the technical specs on a mobile device can be overwhelming and it can be tough to get a good comparison of one device versus another. When it comes to the quality of a screen, one of the best ways to get information is to search online for reviews. Here you'll be able to get reviews about individual devices, as well as, comparisons between devices.