OLED vs LCD has been a battle for years now, with both screen technologies possessing their strengths and weaknesses. However, OLED has become the go-to screen tech for flagship phones and some mid-range phones, while LCD screens are usually found on budget and mid-tier phones.
We’ve also seen high refresh rate screens in the last few years, offering smoother animations and performance in system menus, supported games, and more. So that got us wondering whether people would choose an OLED screen at a standard refresh rate (60Hz) or a high refresh rate LCD screen.
A total of 3,633 votes were cast on our website as of writing, with 72.5% giving the nod to 60Hz OLED screens compared to 27.5% who chose high refresh rate LCD screens.
We saw a very similar breakdown when we posted this poll on Twitter. A total of 5,062 votes were cast on Twitter, with 72.9% choosing 60Hz OLED panels and 27.1% picking high refresh rate LCD tech.
In other words, the winner by a landslide is clearly 60Hz OLED, with readers feeling that the benefit of a high refresh rate doesn’t outweigh the benefit of a standard OLED panel. This poll is particularly pertinent in recent months, as we’ve seen the Realme 7 offer a high refresh rate LCD while the Realme 7 Pro delivers a 60Hz OLED panel. We’ve also seen Xiaomi recently launch the Mi 10T series, packing high refresh rate LCD panels.
You can read more about the differences between OLED and LCD at the previous link. Nevertheless, OLED screens generally offer better power consumption, deeper blacks, and can get very bright. Meanwhile, LCD panels are cheaper to produce and aren’t prone to burn-in as we see over time with some OLED panels.
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