lvgl VS TFT_eSPI

Compare lvgl vs TFT_eSPI and see what are their differences.


Powerful and easy-to-use embedded GUI library with many widgets, advanced visual effects (opacity, antialiasing, animations) and low memory requirements (16K RAM, 64K Flash). (by lvgl)


Arduino and PlatformIO IDE compatible TFT library optimised for the Raspberry Pi Pico (RP2040), STM32, ESP8266 and ESP32 that supports different driver chips (by Bodmer)
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lvgl TFT_eSPI
14 18
7,979 1,527
14.5% -
9.9 7.8
5 days ago 1 day ago
MIT License GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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Posts with mentions or reviews of lvgl. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-11-05.


Posts with mentions or reviews of TFT_eSPI. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-10.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing lvgl and TFT_eSPI you can also consider the following projects:

u8g2 - U8glib library for monochrome displays, version 2

imgui - Dear ImGui: Bloat-free Graphical User interface for C++ with minimal dependencies

Adafruit-ST7735-Library - This is a library for generic ST7735 128x128 TFT Displays, based on Adafruit library for their own 1.8" display

GuiLite - ✔️The smallest header-only GUI library(4 KLOC) for all platforms

arduino-esp32 - Arduino core for the ESP32


Nodate - A light-weight framework for STM32 and other architectures written in C++.

littlefs - A little fail-safe filesystem designed for microcontrollers

SparkFun_Micro_OLED_Arduino_Library - Arduino library for the SparkFun Micro OLED - a breakout board for a monochrome, 0.66", 64x48 OLED display.

UTFT-ESP - UTFT with support for ESP8266 and ESP32

OctoPrint-TouchUI - A touch friendly interface for a small TFT module or phone

embox - Modular and configurable OS for embedded applications