Which is more advantageous, resistive touch screen or capacitive touch screen?
Capacitive touch screen and resistive touch screen are mainly different in touch sensitivity, precision, cost, multi touch feasibility, anti-damage, cleaning and visual effect in sunlight. Touch Sensitivity Resistive touch screen: it needs pressure to make all layers of the screen contact. It can be operated with fingers (even with gloves), nails, stylus, etc. Support for stylus is very important in Asian market, gesture and character recognition are valued everywhere. Capacitive touch screen: the slightest touch from the surface of a charged finger can also activate the capacitive sensing system below the screen. Non-living objects, nails and gloves are invalid. Handwriting recognition is difficult. Accuracy Resistive touch screen: the accuracy is at least a single display pixel, which can be seen when using the stylus. It is easy to recognize handwriting and is helpful to operate in the interface using small control elements. Capacitive touch screen: the theoretical accuracy can reach several pixels, but it is actually limited by the finger contact area. So that it is difficult for users to accurately click the target less than 1cm2. Cost Resistive touch screen: very cheap. Capacitive touch screen: the price of capacitive screen from different manufacturers is 10% to 50% higher than that of resistive screen. This extra cost doesn’t matter for flagship products, but it may deter mid-priced phones. The feasibility of multi touch Resistive touch screen: not possible unless the resistive screen is reconstituted and connected to the circuit of the machine. Capacitive touch screen: depending