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Why are capacitive screens popular in smart phones?

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Why are capacitive screens popular in smart phones?

Speaking of smart phones, we have to talk about the control mode of mobile phones now; most smart phones are touch-screen. And it uses your finger to touch the screen, which is technically called a capacitive screen. The first company to put capacitive screens on smart phones was Apple, and this was the Apple generation. The rest is history. Touch-screen phones quickly caught on, and today they are used by both the old and the young.

But you know what? The first smartphones had resistive screens, which you could use with a stylus. The history of the use of resistive screens is much longer than that of capacitive screens, but why, after all these years, did the resistive screen, which was so popular at the time, almost wither from the market while capacitive screens became popular? This starts with the advantages of capacitive screens.

The biggest advantage of capacitive screens is that they can be operated directly with your fingers.

Without any tools. In this way, it is very convenient for us to operate. The previous smart phone had a resistive screen. We also need to prepare a stylus. But with the current capacitive screen, you don't have to worry about that. With a finger touch, the phone can be operated smoothly.

Another advantage of capacitive screens is multi-touch.

Which means you can operate multiple contacts on the screen at the same time. And this would work well in games, for example, if we were playing a racing game. The left hand controls the direction of the car, while the right hand controls the throttle and gears. This makes the game very playable.

Instead of the previous resistance screen, we can only single-touch; playing racing games, we can only be positioned and then control the direction of the gear. In case you need to shift gears, you can only use the steering wheel to shift gears, and the game experience is terrible. When zooming in and out of photos, we use the capacitive screen to zoom in and out easily, while the resistance screen requires the zooming and zooming buttons to zoom in and out step by step.

Capacitor screens, through these two advantages, quickly replaced resistance screens to occupy the market, but although capacitive screens are good, there are still some shortcomings, which are difficult to accept for office and design personnel. One drawback is that the capacitive screen is not capable of detailed handwriting. Some business users are used to taking notes by hand, but the capacitive screen is not enough for them.

Another disadvantage is that the capacitive screen is poor in fine painting compared with the precise touch control of the resistive screen in painting and design.

Or the resistance screen has the advantage. The resistive screen can be incisively and vividly displayed in the painting of fine lines such as hair, while the capacitive screen is very rough. But in the final analysis, the mass market is still the mainstream market; designers and business people are the minority after all, so it is still the world of capacitive screens.




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