OLED vs QLED_ Which TV technology is right for you

Daniel Mwangi
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When it comes to television technology, there are several different options available. In this article we’re going to take a look at OLED and QLED TVs, their differences, and how they work.


When it comes to choosing a TV, there are many factors that can influence your decision. One of those is the type of technology used in each display—OLED and QLED.

What exactly do they mean? OLED stands for organic light-emitting diode, while QLED stands for quantum dot LED. These terms describe how these displays create light when they're on: LEDs use electricity to be able to turn on and off individual pixels (the individual dots on your screen), while OLEDs generate their own light through a chemical reaction between two materials inside an organic compound called perylene (yes, that's its name).


OLED and QLED are both excellent technologies, but they do have their differences. OLED has better contrast ratios than QLED, but the opposite is true when it comes to brightness and color accuracy.

QLED has a wider viewing angle than OLED and can produce deeper blacks (blacker blacks) than their counterparts in that category.

How do OLED and QLED TVs work?

OLED and QLED are different types of display technology. OLED uses organic material as pixels, while QLED uses a quantum-dots matrix to produce light (or lack thereof). Both can be used for TVs, monitors and phones.

The main difference between OLEDs and LEDs is that LED displays are much larger than their OLED counterparts due to the way they manufacture them; whereas with an LED display you might have millions of pixels per inch on your screen, with an OLED it's more like thousands—and even then it's still not anywhere close to what we're used to seeing in our personal devices today!

So why would anyone want this technology? Well if there's anything that most people can agree upon among themselves when it comes down to buying TVs or computer screens--whether those items be desktop computers or smartphones--it's that size matters: bigger is better! And since many people prefer larger screens anyways (especially since they're also often more affordable), this means buying into any future innovations made possible by these new technologies will provide them something which everyone else already has access too--just like how smartphones have been able keep up with us high-end PC users over time despite being significantly less expensive at first glance."

What’s the difference between OLED and QLED technology?

OLED TVs are made of organic compounds, while QLED TVs are made of quantum dots.

The main difference between OLED and QLED technology is the type of LED used in each set. The former uses an array of thin-film transistors that can be directly lit by electricity to turn on individual pixels (or pixels) on the screen and turn them off when not needed, whereas the latter uses a series of tiny LEDs behind each pixel for broad-spectrum illumination, allowing for brighter images with deeper blacks than those produced by OLED displays.

The other major difference between these two technologies lies in their price tags—OLED TVs tend to cost more than their QLED counterparts; however, there's also no denying that OLED screens have some advantages over their counterparts: improved contrast ratios thanks to better black levels; greater color reproduction due to superior white point calibration; faster response times (which means you'll see less motion blur); reduced power consumption due to thinner glass substrates required for achieving high resolutions without sacrificing brightness levels too much due to limited brightness uniformity across all angles within an image plane."

Which TV technology is right for you?

When it comes to choosing the right TV technology for you, there are many factors to consider. For example, OLED TVs have a higher contrast ratio than QLED models. This means that they can show darker blacks and brighter whites onscreen at once without losing any detail in between those two extremes. However, the viewing angle on an OLED display is narrow compared to QLED's wider viewable range—so if you plan on sitting close enough so that your eyes won't see any blur from reflections off walls or other surfaces, this could be an issue for you.

On top of this, most people will agree that watching sports games or movies on any type of television is far more enjoyable when they're displayed in HDR (high dynamic range). With HDR enabled via software updates or built-in support in newer models like LG makes possible now!


Overall, OLED TVs are the best option for most people. They have better picture quality and viewing angle than QLED TVs. However, if you want a TV that can show HDR content or offer a wider range of colors than an OLED model can produce (or vice versa), then you may want to consider an LCD instead.

While both technologies deliver picture perfect experiences, OLED and QLED have distinct differences that make them ideal for certain scenarios.

While both technologies deliver picture perfect experiences, OLED and QLED have distinct differences that make them ideal for certain scenarios.

  • For dark rooms: OLED TVs are better at delivering deep blacks because they don't need backlighting like LED models do. This is a big advantage for those who like to watch in darker rooms or are looking to hide their TV away from prying eyes on the couch.
  • For brighter rooms: QLED TVs have an additional layer of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that boosts brightness by up to 10%, which makes them ideal for rooms with low ambient lighting conditions or where you want to enjoy your TV outdoors in the sun—or even indoors under artificial lights!


Although both technologies deliver picture perfect experiences, OLED and QLED have distinct differences that make them ideal for certain scenarios. If you're looking for a TV with the best possible picture quality, it's hard to go wrong with either LG or Samsung's OLED TVs. If however you want something cheaper than those brands but still at least as good (or better) then check out our list of great QLED TVs here!