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What is the difference between capacitive touchscreen and resistive touchscreen in mobile phones?

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the short and sweet difference between them : in resistive touchscreen the screen is made up of layers and when anything touches thescrenn like ur finger or nail or any object the layers are touched with each other and there creates a loop whole in the electric field the system finds the location of the place and does the work of touch so in resistive all things work means u can work on it with nail etc while in capacitive the screen has made up of surface in which electrons continous moves and when u touch on it the elctrons from the finger moves to the screen and the electric field is disturbed the system recognise the fault aand do the work so in capacitive only human organ works.....capaciitve is best!!!!
Posted: 07-04-2012 @ 09:39:19
Resistive touchscreen are comparatively lower in price than active touchscreens. They are built with two flexible sheet coated with a resistive material and separated by microdots or air gaps. when pressed the sheets come in contact and register the contact location. Resistive technology works great with screens mostly used with stylus or any pointing object. But not very efficient in registering the pin point location when used with finger. Capacitive touchscreen on the other hand is a glass surface coated with transparent conductors like indium tin oxide . As the human body is also a conductor, touching the screen with finger creates a electrostatic field, measurable as a change in capacitance. This location is then registered and action is made. Most of the new touchscreen available in the market are now equipped with Capacitive touchscreen (pretty much all android and Apple phones). iPad,iPhone,iPod, Android Phones,Nokia N97 and All New touch screens with multi touch have touch screens which are capacitive or something more superior than that
Posted: 05-04-2012 @ 08:34:53
Resistive touchscreen are comparatively lower in price than active touchscreens. They are built with two flexible sheet coated with a resistive material and separated by microdots or air gaps. when pressed the sheets come in contact and register the contact location. Resistive technology works great with screens mostly used with stylus or any pointing object. But not very efficient in registering the pin point location when used with finger. Capacitive touchscreen on the other hand is a glass surface coated with transparent conductors like indium tin oxide . As the human body is also a conductor, touching the screen with finger creates a electrostatic field, measurable as a change in capacitance. This location is then registered and action is made. Most of the new touchscreen available in the market are now equipped with Capacitive touchscreen (pretty much all android and Apple phones). iPad,iPhone,iPod, Android Phones,Nokia N97 and All New touch screens with multi touch have touch screens which are capacitive or something more superior than that.
Posted: 02-04-2012 @ 14:15:07
capacitive touch is smooth glass touch technology. this responds very quickly. whereas resistive has dual layered plastic touch technique. this requires a pressure thumb to respond. resistive is cheap Technology used in low price touchscreen mobiles.
Posted: 08-10-2011 @ 23:34:53
What I can tell is the user experience in both phones. In capacitive touch screens you just need the breeze of a touch and the screen responds. Its extremely easy to choose the options and i love the touch screen user experience. Its costlier to built and hence makers who make cheap phones prefer resistive touch screens. On the other hand resistive screens respond slowly and and sometimes do not respond at all. You get irritated by it and its a real headache.
Posted: 04-10-2011 @ 13:19:13
resistive touch screen are double layered which recognise toch by a harder pressure.capacitive touch is of glass which recognises touchby chargesof skin hence name capacitive.resistive touch is not accurate hard to use need more pressure whereas capacitive touch is accurate just a slight touch more responsive.u cant use nail or stylus on capacitive touch as it need charges of skin to sense touch whereas u can use stylus in resistive touch.100% capacitive better than resistive screen
Posted: 05-09-2011 @ 17:14:05
A resistive touch screen has two thin layers of conductive but transparent film above the screen , and measures the the change in resistance between the two layers due to the pressure of touch. A capacitive touch screen measures the interaction between an electrical signal on a transparent grid above the screen and users finger.
Posted: 28-07-2011 @ 17:42:04
Capacitive touch screen are like the IPhone/Ipod which register the electronic impulses given off by your fingertips in order to help you make a selection...Resistive touchscreen are akin to a Treo or Centro that allows the use of a stylus to make selections.
Posted: 13-07-2011 @ 22:16:55
Whilst capacitive touch screens offer a faster and more responsive experience, resistive touch screens tend to be cheaper to manufacture and have a greater degree of accuracy. Also, resistive touch screens can also be used with a stylus, which is important for handwriting recognition and writing Asian characters, and arguably a major contributing factor to why capacitive touch phones like the iPhone haven’t gotten such a warm response in the East. Windows phones have resistive touchscreens as standard, whilst high end devices from companies like LG and Samsung tend to be capacitive. The Windows Mobile operating system is currently unable to support the capacitive touch screen, but all that is set to change with Windows 7 on phones, and steps are being made toward this even on the forthcoming ’6.5′ update.
Posted: 10-07-2011 @ 13:02:53
The capacitive touchscreen is made up of a glass panel that is coated with a material.the property of this material is that it can store electrical charge.human body can also store charge.when you touch this screen with your finger some of these charges on the screen gets transferred to your finger.the oscillator circuits located at the corner of your system will then sense this decrease in the charge on the screen and the spot the exact location where touch is occurred and then transfers this specified to the touch screen driver software. Resistive touchscreen:-resistive touchscreen in other hand is again made up of normal glass panel.glass panel in this case coated with three layers.two these layers being conductive and resistive are kept apart using spacers while the third scratch-resistant layer covers whole setup.when the resistive touch screen system is running,current flows through these layers.on a finger touch,the two layers get connected and change in elecrical field occurs.the system calculates the coordinates of point of contact and passes them to touchscreen dirver software.
Posted: 09-07-2011 @ 16:21:15