Resistive and capative display ????????

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  1. Bolsa

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    What is the difference between RESISTIVE and CAPATIVE display ?????
    and the pro. and con. of those two display ??

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    Resistive is an older touch-screen style. It calls for more direct pressure from the user. It is cheaper to make and any kind of stylus should work with it.
    Capacitive screens are more common in today's phones and popular tablets. They usually do not need much pressure at all and chances are, you've dealt with one before. They have multi-touch support but DO need a special kind of stylus. Capacitive tend not to operate well in cold conditions and they're more expensive, but generally, capacitive screens are viewed as superior to resisitive.
     
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    capacitive is more responsive, and smooth. so capacitive is better.

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    Unless you need to do detailed touch input in which case resistive is more accurate via its stylus.

    Generally for touch capacitive is superior in almost all cases (most people prefer this to use of a stylus which is almost mandatory with resistive).
     
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    Resistive wins hands down for drawing, though, since no capacitive stylus is 100% accurate.
     

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