PS Vita screen comparison OLED beats LCD

first_imgLast week the new model of the PS Vita went on sale in Japan. There’s a lot to recommend the PCH-2000 over the PCH-1000. It’s 20 percent thinner and 15 percent lighter, battery life has been extended by an hour, and there’s 1GB of on board memory so you don’t need to purchase a memory card immediately. The addition of a micro USB port also means you can charge the new Vita using your phone charge or some other micro USB-charged device, so it cuts down on clutter.But the main concern facing gamers is to do with the change of display. The original PS Vita ships with an OLED panel, but Sony switched the new one to LCD. Is the LCD as good as the OLED, much worse, or not different enough to be a concern?YouTube user MysticRB managed to get his hands on a PCH-2000 over the weekend and proceeded to create the video you see below comparing the two displays. We’ve seen video comparisons before, but this one is much more thorough and shows both panels displaying a number of common screens.As you can see, the PCH-1000 has a clear advantage with its OLED panel over the new PCH-2000. There are noticeable lines on the interface screens that can’t be seen on the OLED. But the biggest difference seems to be in color reproduction. The OLED panel outputs richer colors, and something is definitely lost on the LCD. This is most clearly seen on the menu screen for Uncharted: Golden Abyss with a lack of blue displayed by the LCD.The thing is, even though the OLED looks better, it’s not that much better. You would only really notice if you were playing the same game side-by-side on the two Vitas, which is likely not going to happen. Also, the LCD isn’t a bad screen, it’s just different. And I can guarantee that extra hour of battery life and lighter, easier to hold unit will more than make up for slight display differences in the long run, or during an extended gaming session.There’s no official launch date or price for the PS Vita PCH-2000 outside of Japan yet, but hopefully it reaches the US and Europe in time for Christmas. I bet a lot depends on how much stock of the OLED version Sony has left to sell in each region. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY PS Vita screen comparisonPS Vita screen comparisonPS Vita screen comparisonPS Vita screen comparisonPS Vita screen comparisonPS Vita screen comparisonPS Vita screen comparisonPS Vita screen comparisonPS Vita screen comparisonPS Vita screen comparisonPS Vita screen comparisonlast_img read more