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Understanding touchscreens can help with your next phone purchase

Touch-screen technologies

There are a lot of words that most people don’t know when it comes to technology and technology as complex as touchscreens is mystifying for many but knowing the difference between how each works could have a huge impact on your purchasing decision for your next smartphone.

Do you know the difference between resistive and capacitive abilities for a touchscreen? Do you know what infrared is? Take a look at this simple infographic that breaks down the differences between the features that make touchscreens work.

It’s one of the considerations people make when smartphone shopping and the information below makes it much easier to understand.

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  1. paul faulstich

    July 25, 2011 at 10:06 am

    Thanks for the info and breaking down the different underlying technologies. I have never tried the infared models but, having owned a Palm Pre and IPhone I can attest to the quality and usablity of the capacitive screens.

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