15 April 2013 by Permi Krishna
The best touchscreen cellphones are mostly the capacitive touchscreen type. The capacitive touchscreen is more superior to the resistive touchscreen and offers much better usability.
The two major touchscreen technologies existing presently are:
Resistive touchscreens are cheap and are water and dust proof. But they get easily scratched and cannot be used with sharp objects. You need to apply a bit of pressure in order to press the touchscreen. The lifespan of these screens are about 35 million clicks.
Capacitive touchscreens are basically of two types - one that support multi-touch gestures and one that doesn't Capacitive touchscreens are costlier than the resistive types. They are scratch, moisture and dust-proof and have extremely long life of about 220 million clicks.
Comparing the two, capacitive touch screens offer an overall better user experience, are easier to view under direct sunlight, and have the ability for multi-touch applications. But the disadvantages of these screens are that these are more expensive and cannot be operated with all objects you may prefer (stylus etc).