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OLED vs. LED vs LCD Display: Which is Best Display for You?

by | Aug 3, 2020 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

Buying a new TV can be quite a challenge, because today, there are tons of efficient and high-quality options to choose from. One of the basic TV types is a LED display screen, which is quite well-known and preferred by people. However, if you’ve wandered through some markets to find the best TV option, you must have been suggested an OLED display.

This OLED display is one of the advanced and more high-quality options for television. However, not many are well familiar with this type of LCD display. And which the lack of understanding and familiarity, you might not be able to make the best decision here. So to help you out on this, let’s go ahead and discover both of the displays and how do they differ from each other.

OLED vs. LED vs LCD Display: Which is Best Display for You? 1


An LED display is quite a common LCD display which is widely spread in the entire TV market. Now this display is made of an LCD panel that includes pixels that aren’t visible but they play the role of creating the images on the TV. Additionally, this type of LCD display also consists of a backlight. This backlight simply shines through the pixels, which in result makes the display screen show its colors and image.


The OLED TV, i.e. the organic light-emitting diode consists of a unique and unusual working property. This means that this display portrays light and color with the help of a single diode, which works through electricity. Hence, an OLED display doesn’t use a separate backlight to portray the color and images on the screen. Instead, this display’s pixels portray a self-continued light and color on the screen for you.

Comparison Between OLED and LED Display:

Now the above –mentioned details may be quite obvious on the making of both the LED and the OLED screen. But when it comes to understanding the benefits of both the display options, there’s a lot more to consider than just the making. Some such basic and highly important aspects you should consider include:

  • Blackness Level:

The blackness of any display is the most important aspect that portrays a quality image on the screen. So undoubtedly, the deep blacks of a display let you avail a picture that is rich in colors and has higher contrast.

Talking about this, the most blackness level is present in an OLED TV. This is because, when it comes to an LED TV, the display usually suffers to support extreme dark black. This suffering and lack of blackness level are simply due to the LED’s backlight. As a result, the display often faces a light bleed issue.

In comparison to this, an OLED screen doesn’t suffer from any blackness level problem. Its main reason is that this display has no backlight. Hence, without any electricity access, there wouldn’t be any light; and so, the whole screen will remain black (unlike the traditional LED TV’s).

  • Brightness Level:

Other than the blackness level, the brightness is also one of the most important aspects that determine the quality of a display. In this aspect, the LED display serves well in creating efficient brightness levels. That’s because the light produced by the backlights is reserved, with the help of the quantum dots.

But on the other hand, an OLED TV doesn’t even perform a bad job in producing brightness. Also, the extreme black levels of this display create an efficient contrast of brightness and the dark spots on the screen. However, this doesn’t mean that you can keep your OLED screen to its maximum brightness all the time. In this way, the display screen would simply end up having a reduced lifespan.

Hence, considering this factor, one can only consider the LED TV as a much better option in terms of portraying high-levels of brightness without affecting the performance of the display screen.

  • Color Brightness:

Without a high-quality color performance of a display screen, there’s no way you’ll be able to enjoy the TV’s performance. Talking about this, there’s no doubt that the advanced option of TV, i.e. the OLED display, serves as a better option in terms of the color portrayal. These display’s quality ratio contrast gives an extra touch to it, in terms of the HDR performance in dark rooms.

However, when it comes to an LED TV, the presence of improved backlight purity makes the quantum dots serve these displays with higher and better color accuracy, color brightness, and color volume. So, if you go for a premium LED screen, then you can also avail a top-notch production of well-saturated colors when it’s brightness levels are extreme.

Altogether, if you are looking for a TV with HDR, then you can surely rely on either one of these display screens.

  • Quality Lifespan:

Now we all look for a home appliance that has a larger lifespan because that’s what will pay for the price in the long run. Therefore, when it comes to a TV display screen, both the OLED and the LED TV serves well in terms of the lifespan. That’s because LED’s have served well in the long run, whereas, the OLED TV’s guarantee to serve equally well for about 54 years – if you keep watching on it for five hours daily.

Now we’ve all been familiar with an LED screen for a while, and that makes it highly reliable in terms of a longer lifespan. But when it comes to an OLED screen, they haven’t been around for long to prove their long lifespan. So undoubtedly, there aren’t any risks in this criterion when it comes to an LED TV.

  • Screen Size:

Now the size of the screen varies according to the demand of your TV room’s space, or what you’re willing to invest in. but when it comes to going for the largest screens for a clearer and better view; LED’s serve the best. Even though the improvement in the OLED manufacturing has introduced larger screens over time – while being at least 88 inches max. But that still doesn’t cross the LED display that can easily reach a 100-inch size screen.  So that’s certainly a plus one for the LED screens.

Which one is Better?

Lastly, now that we’ve discussed all the major aspects of an LED and OLED screen, you might be thinking about which one is a better option for you, right? Well, if we talk about the more reliable option in both the displays, you can surely rely on LED screens to be the better and more reliable TV option for your home.

However, if you’re looking for something more advanced in terms of technology; then an OLED display is certainly the better option. Simply put, both the TV’s have been serving well in the home appliance criteria since quite a while now. But the question of which one is the best option for you can be answered according to your display needs and budget. So think clearly and choose wisely!

About the Author

Kris Liang

Kris Liang

Founder/LED display expert

Kiris Liang is the founder of Doitvision. 12 + years in LED visual industry. Full passion of LED, product designer & chief salesman. Looking for teammate of technical/ marketing / sales.

Connecting people relative with LED displays.

Email: kris@doitvision.net