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Our online glossary is here to help you make sense of the terminology used in the cell phone industry. It covers mobile technologies, such as 3G and 4G, and even includes a bit of information on smartphone operating systems and the companies that make the cell phones and other mobile technology devices we all use.

What is "active matrix"?

Active matrix LCD displays are known for their superior performance when compared with passive matrix LCD technologies. From the user's perspective, an active matrix display has higher contrast and better color saturation than do the cheaper passive matrix displays. Most active matrix LCDs are of the TFT type.

See Also: LCD, contrast, TFT, color saturation, passive matrix

Referred to by: AMOLED, LCD, passive matrix, TFT

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