Please Explain: AMOLED

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Joe capitalises on a life-long love of blinking lights and upbeat MIDI soundtracks covering the latest developments in smartphones and tablet computers. When not ruining his eyesight staring at small screens, Joe ruins his eyesight playing video games and watching movies. Twitter: @Joseph_Hanlon

AMOLED (Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode) screen technology is a handheld-orientated derivative of the snazzy new OLED displays we've started seeing on televisions. But is it worth the fuss?

In a word — yes. With richer colour saturation and deeper blacks, plus better viewing angles, Joseph Hanlon explains why it's a technology that's worth watching out for if you're planning to buy a new phone, camera or MP3 player.

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