Resistive vs. Capacitive touchscreen, what’s the big deal?

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9 Responses

  1. I have an Apple iPod touch (thanks for your guides to jailbreak it btw) and used a Nokia 5800 phone. iPod touch is a capacitive touchscreen while Nokia 5800 is a resistive one. And from my experience, I think capacitive is more responsive than resistive.

    • Calvin says:

      well not really but thanks for pointing that out. it still depends on the processor. LG arena is capacitive but it is not that responsive compared to the ipod touch. but resistive panels requires the right amount of pressure to react responsively.

      • Really? So I am wrong, hehe. I’m just so hooked with the iPod touch’s screen, it’s so responsive. And everytime I use my sister’s Nokia 5800, I’m a bit annoyed because sometimes, its screen is not responding.

        Anyway, can we exchange links? :) I already added you on my blogroll. Thanks.

  2. David says:

    Since capacitive touchscreens are engineered/optimized for contact by contact from human skin on a fingertip, they are completely ineffective/ inaccessible for people with disabilities requiring prosthetic limbs to function. It’s very disappointing, when a company like Apple, makes a product like iPod and iPhone that dominates the market. This leaves a small, but important population, out in the cold. Apple is aware of this limitation, but to date, unfortunately has failed to address this issue. Technology should not be engineered to become a barrier to people with disabilities, but instad, should become an enabler.

    • Calvin says:

      you raise a very good point there. that’s why iPhone’s doesn’t sell well in cold countries because it’s unusable if you have gloves on. although there are some special stylus out there that works with capacitive screens.

  3. joviton says:

    Thanks for you post

  4. Gardina says:

    i am really think that capacitive touch screens are the ugly and hard to be prissed on and the cheep phunes but i am think the opusitte of what i am think.. i am know understand what is capacitive and know, i am know understand that resistive is the hard to press and cheep phunes.. i am really think you for this website.. i am learn a many.

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