Today, smartphone with large display and touchsreens have captivated the technology industry. Here, we bring you the types of smartphone displays and touchscreens availbable in the Indian market with their features which will make your mobile shopping experience better.

1. TFT LCD: The Thin Film Transistor technology is the most commonly used smartphone display. The TFT LCD offer better image qualilty and higher resolutions. Although, large TFT displays consume more power and hence are not battery friendly. But since these are cheaper to manufacture these are found on budget phones, feature phones and lower end smartphones.

2. IPS-LCD: The In-Place Switching screen are superior to the normal TFT LCD displays with wider viewing angles and lower power consumption which leads to a much improved battery life. As far as the cost of the screen is concerned the IPS-LCDs are costlier than normal TFT LCD and only available only on higher end smartphone.

3. Resistive Touchscreen LCD: The Resistive Touchscreen LCD smartphones contains two layers of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance. The resistive touchscreen is touched with finger, the two layers meet at a point of touch thus makes a curcuit at the point of touch.
This information is recognized by the mobile’s processor / chip and passed on to the mobile’s OS there by triggering and event / action at the point of touch.

4. Gorilla Glass: Most of the renowed and branded technology companies like Motorola, Samsung and Microsoft's Nokia have started using Gorilla Glass to make their mobile displays more durable and reliable. Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use.

5. Retina Display: Retina display is mostly used in Apple iPhones. It is a term used by Apple for its high resolution (640 x 960 pixels) IPS LCD (with backlit LED) used by them in iPhone4. They call it the Retina display because its pixels cannot be individually identified by the human eye, thus making the display super sharp and brilliant.

6. Capacitive Touchsceen LCD: Capacitive touchscreen displays rely on the electrical properties of the human body to detect when and where on a display the user touches. Because of this, capacitive displays can be controlled with very light touches of a finger and generally cannot be used with a mechanical stylus or a gloved hand.

7. OLED: The Organic Light Emitting Diode display technology is a layer of organic material which is sandwiched between two conducting sheets, which in turn are sandwiched between a glass top plate and a glass bottom plate. When electric pulse is applied the two conducting sheets, electro-luminescent light is produced directly from the organic material sandwiched between. OLEDs are much better compared to LCDs because of their exceptional color reproduction, blazing fast response times, wider viewing angles, higher brightness and extremely light weight designs.

8. AMOLED: The Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode has gathered a good name in the main stream smartphone display industry. AMOLED screens have all the attributes of an OLED display like brilliant color reproduction, light weight, better battery life, higher brightness and sharpness and light weight designs.

9. Super AMOLED: As the name suggest the Super AMOLED display is the advanced version of AMOLED displays developed by Samsung. Super AMOLED display is built with touch sensors on the display itself, as opposed to creating a separate touch sensitive layer (as in capacitive touchscreen). This makes it the thinnest display technology on the market.

10. Haptic/Tactile touchscreen: Haptic touchscreens are mostly used by  Blackberry and Nokia for their touchscreen smartphones. This type of smartphones screens are found to significantly improve user performance, accuracy and satisfaction while typing on a touchscreen.
 This technology provides a tactile feedback on a touch action on the screen thus providing an immediate and unmistakable confirmation to the user.