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QLED or OLED: Which is better?

We’ve seen the big brands unveil their newest devices earlier this year — LG has their Signature OLED TVs, while Samsung takes their bets on QLED displays. With each of them saying that their display technology is far superior, we dig into these two technologies and give you an insight on how they actually work.

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OLED

LG’s triumphant selling point for its flagship televisions this year is the use of OLED, or Organic Light Emitting Diode for its display panels. With the OLED technology, electricity moves through the panels and create the specific color needed from the organic compounds mounted on each diode. The stronger the color needed, the more current a diode needs for it to produce the necessary color.

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The good thing about this is actually made on a per pixel basis, so the display can actually grab on the current and emit a bright white or a pitch black whenever needed. So if you need those pitch blacks, the panel would simply not light a diode up, creating a deeper contrast compared to other panels where light is required to be lit as a backlight.

As a result, OLED display panels can actually create the perfect contrast you’ve been looking for when watching dark-themed shows.

QLED

• Samsung Qledtv • Qled Or Oled: Which Is Better?

Samsung Qled Tv, February 2017

Samsung, on the other hand, introduced this year their new QLED display technology on their new line of TVs. QLED stands for Quantum Dot Light Emitting Diodes, so whoever made the acronym up must’ve forgotten the D.

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Simply put, the QLED technology is a mashup between the Quantum Dot and LED display technologies. With the ultra-tiny nanocrystals on Quantum Dot technology that are much skinnier even than the average human hair, combining this with LED made it possible to create a display with a way lot brighter image, measuring at 1500-2000 nits. Coupled with LED Tech, the improved quantum dot LED tech offers accurate color and achieve a 100% color volume.

Basically, the TV is still your normal LED/LCD combo with Samsung-specific features added in tow — the panel is still backlighted (Samsung’s QLED TVs are edge-lit), and the contrast ratio would not be as black as it would seem to be compared to OLEDs.

So, which is which?

It’s really hard to compare apples and oranges, as the QLED Tech offers something different (better brightness) than the OLED (better contrast) displays. Generally speaking, we prefer better contrast rather than brightness, though.

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LG takes the cake this time for the OLED display technology due to the fact that the panel lights up individually and does not bleed, along with better picture quality, color, and contrast. It’s hard to see OLED being defeated at this point, even when Samsung has come up with an improved technology that they tout can beat it. QLEDs still has the upper hand, though, for its great brightness levels that can reveal fine detail in the brightest and darkest areas of the pictures and display more color shades.

Which one is your next TV? Let us know in the comments section below.

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ram dio
ram dio
5 years ago

Trolls everywhere, does’nt even understand english idioms, magsibalik nga kayo sa elementary school

Doge
Doge
5 years ago

ang kabobohan ng pinoy kahit saan talaga hindi binabasa ang buo ng article.

1024
1024
5 years ago

FYI late readers. added na po yung part na: “LG takes the cake this time………pictures and display more color shades.” Correct me if I’m wrong Yugatech.

Abe Olandres
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Reply to  1024
5 years ago

It’s been there from the very start. You’ll see that if you subscribe to the RSS/Email.

Jess
Jess
5 years ago

The whiners obviously don’t know what the idiom “takes the cake” mean. LOL

Lul
Lul
5 years ago

Lol keyboard warriors hahaha. Basahin po ng mabuti yung article please.

jim staff
jim staff
5 years ago

Qled is still lcd with led backlight. The.quantum dot/nanocrystals should have been explained/differentiated and highlighted unless it’s just a marketing bs.

Patrick
Patrick
5 years ago

Some guys just want to say something without finishing the article or baka hindi nila naintindihan ung ‘LG takes the cake’. Keyboard warriors everywhere. *sighs*

1024
1024
Reply to  Patrick
5 years ago

lol late reader. may added content:
“LG takes the cake this time for the OLED display technology due to the fact that the panel lights up individually and does not bleed, along with better picture quality, color, and contrast. It’s hard to see OLED being defeated at this point, even when Samsung has come up with an improved technology that they tout can beat it. QLEDs still has the upper hand, though, for its great brightness levels that can reveal fine detail in the brightest and darkest areas of the pictures and display more color shades.”

kahit magtanong ka sa nag edit ng article hahaha

Yugatech please naman make it clear what is added, para malinaw sa late readers.

Abe Olandres
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Reply to  1024
5 years ago

It’s been there from the very start. You’ll see that if you subscribe to the RSS/Email.

1024
1024
5 years ago

Sus bakit di nyo masabi kung alin mas better?

Abe Olandres
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Reply to  1024
5 years ago

“LG takes the cake this time for the OLED display technology …”

mongoload
mongoload
5 years ago

So which is which???

Parang di kayo tech site sa explanation nyo ahh, hindi sila apples and oranges, parehong TV yan, so ano nga ba ang prefer ni yugatech? Apple or orange? Parang tange lang

Piolo
Piolo
Reply to  mongoload
5 years ago

Haha i agree. Parehas naman tv. Anong apple and orange dun. Sana kung tv at martilyo icocompare. :D

Abe Olandres
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Reply to  mongoload
5 years ago

“LG takes the cake this time for the OLED display technology …”

by Yo
by Yo
Reply to  mongoload
5 years ago

vovoo ka ba, mongoload?!! ang pinag uusapan Panel technology hindi TV. . OLED vs QLED ito di TV vs TV

Trapik
Trapik
Reply to  mongoload
5 years ago

Pag may galit at may kaakibat na inggit nakaka baba ng sariling pagkatao.

el gato
el gato
Reply to  mongoload
5 years ago

siguro, dito nagkalitohan:
“LG takes the cake this time for the OLED display”… the winnner!…
and on the succeeding sentence:
“QLEDs still has the upper hand” … another winner?…

kung inilagay sa mas naunang parte ng article at hindi sa medyo conclusion na, eh di mas maganda.

i agree with the author, they are apples and oranges because the different tv brands offer different competing tv techs.

medyo kapareho rin ito pagdating sa ‘gaming monitor’. TN has fast 1ms response time vs IPS with great viewing angles.

it all boils down to consumer preference.

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