What is TFT-LCD? Definition of TFT-LCD

A 3.2-inch, touch-enabled TFT-LCD designed for the Raspberry Pi. Waveshare


TFT stands for Thin Film Transistor, and is a type of technology used to improve the image quality of an LCD. Each pixel on a TFT-LCD has its own transistor on the glass itself, which offers more control over the images and colors that it renders.

While TFT-LCDs can deliver sharp images, they also tend to offer relatively poor viewing angles, meaning they look best when viewed head-on. If you view a TFT-LCD from the side, it can be difficult to see.

TFT-LCDs also consume more power than other types of cell phone displays. In general, TFT-LCDs are found on more low-end smartphones or feature phones, and on basic cell phones.

These days, most smartphone manufacturers either use an IPS-LCD or an OLED display. For example, Samsung's flagship smartphones boast OLED panels, while Apple's iPhones and iPads come equipped with an IPS-LCD. Both technologies have their own pros and cons, but are miles better than TFT-LCD technology.

Also Known As:

Thin Film Transistor