AMOLED or SLCD?

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    I just got a Droid Incredible in a trade today. It does not have the box with it, all I have is the charger and the phone. How can I figure out if I have an AMOLED or SLCD display? Thanks!
     
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    Hardware version 002 is amoled 003 is slcd.
     
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    I have 002! Yes!! Amoled! Thank youu
     
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    What's the difference between the 2 i have slcd

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    SLED is cheaper and more readily available (earlier this year there was a real bad shortage of AMOLED). Display is about the same but SLED uses a LOT less power (better battery life). Most people will be hard pressed to tell a difference in comparable screens (same resolution) side-by-side. SLED produces a 'sharper' image but AMOLED gives better contrast and brightness. All things said after the pros and cons of each they are pretty even unless you have a specific fixation on one particular quality.

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    Good article comparing them:
    http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/13/spot-the-difference-htc-desires-slcd-versus-amoled/
     
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    No offense whatsoever KZIWarrior but I think you have a typo there. According to the article, AMOLED is more efficient and uses less power.

    I was excited for a moment... then found the error. :(
     
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    Yeah, they screwed that in their final review. If you read at the beginning they stated the opposite (which is SLED generally use less power, which is generally true). Likely something got mixed up when they were doing their comparisons (or a biased editor screwed up, lol). Either way the differences are clear but minimal. Both are good displays and both have their pros and cons. Personally I find AMOLED to inferior (the pixels are to obvious).
     
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    oh! Then I'm (slightly) happy. Thanks! (I need the power saving, even if it's a little)
     
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