Although there are many qualities amoled displays have like superb contrast ratio, power saving, high refresh rates, etc. but there are some disadvantages too that can be a deal breaker for some people.
Here are some disadvantages of amoled displays:
Price – There is a reason why amoled displays are seen on higher end smartphones and tablets or why amoled TV and other devices cost more than their lets say.. LCD counterparts. There is a level of complexity in fabricating organic substances for amoled displays. Cost of individual parts are also costly compared to displays like LCD/IPS.
OLED Burn-in – Amoled displays are prone to burn-ins but what is burn-in? Burn-in is the permanent image retention on the display. Bur-in happens when a static image is displayed for a long time with high brightness. The burnt-in images are always visible like a smudge. Amoled.in solves this problem with its auto wallpaper changer by its automatically changing device’s wallpaper every hour or every day which user can decide.
Visibility Under Sunlight – Since amoled displays do not use backlight and individual pixels produce their own light. The visibility of amoled displays in high brightness environments like in direct sunlight is a concern. Inferior technologies like LCD generally have better visibility under the sun. This problem is addressed by tech companies, for example Super Amoled (sAmoled) display by Samsung. Which makes the display and touch panel as one single unit which improves the brightness of the display.
Degradation Over Time – Since amoled displays are made of organic materials. These materials are prone to degradation over time. This results in reduced color accuracy, decreased brightness, etc.
Hope you’ll be able to make decision of if amoled displays are for you or not based on points we provided.