Resistive And Capacitive Touchscreen Technology

Written By Mekhels Linxets on Sunday, September 18, 2011 | 11:56 AM



The development of smart phone technology is very fast at all, especially after the release of the Android OS by Google that add to the competition in the OS mobile phone with touchscreen features. Mobile phone manufacturers competing to produce a handheld device with touchscreen features. If you decide to buy a phone or a touchscreen tablet to note is the technology behind it. 

There are two technologies of several technologies that are often used by touchscreen or tablet touchscreen smartphones sold in the market, namely Resistive and Capacitive. There are some differences that affect the function and the price of devices that use each of these technologies. 

Device with a resistive screen is operated with compressed, because the resistive screen is composed of several layers. Can be pressed with your finger or stylus tool serperti or tablet pen. Resistive screen price is cheaper than a capacitive screen. Resistive screen is more accurate than the capacitive screen because the sensor works on the screen is pressed. This type of screen is perfect for handwriting recognition. Disadvantages of the resistive screen is not multi touch, pushed two places at once simultaneously. 

Device with a capacitive screen is not working with pressed, the screen of this type rely on the sensor electrode conductors, such as our fingers. The screen is still good capacitive seen under the sun. Simply with a light touch can directly activate the screen. Capacitive screen does not matter if the screen dirty conditions, and it supports multi-touch screen. Unfortunately the price of capacitive screens are more expensive. 

The nature and characteristics of these two display technologies affect affect the use and price, usually phone / tablet with capacitive screens are more expensive than resistive screens. Examples of devices with capacitive screens on the market is, Apple iPhone, Samsung S Galaxy, HTC Incredible and many more.While examples of phones that use resistive screen that is, the Nokia N97, HTC Tattoo, LG KP500 Cookie and others. Look carefully at the specifications if you want to buy cell phones, sometimes the same type but a different series of different specifications of the screen, for example as tablets Huawei Ideos S7 103 and 105 series, 103 series 105 series screen resistive and capacitive screens.