The capacitive touch screen is not an actual screen, but a component that is mounted on top of the LCD screen. The capacitive screen is a transparent piece of tempered glass in appearance.


Furthermore, the two cannot be compared horizontally because they are not the same kind of parts. Most mobile phones have both types of screens.


A capacitive touchscreen is a type of touchscreen that is as transparent as glass and does not display any content or glow, it is used to sense the user's touch actions.



The TFT screen is the real screen. TFT is the most widely used kind of liquid crystal display material, mainly used in the field of low-end display, mobile phone application.



Among the current mobile phones, usually use both kinds of screen, the two overlap together, the TFT LCD screen is responsible for displaying images, while the capacitive touch screen is responsible for sensing the user's operation, which is the origin of the "internal screen", "external screen".

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