Angular Material vs Prime NG

Angular vs Primeng

We, at Centizen aim to give the best products and services to our clients. So, when questioned about the best component libraries in the market, we rolled our sleeves for you, and researched the top libraries available. Here is a brief report on the top library files, Angular Material vs PrimeNG.

Angular Material

Angular Material is a UI component library, owned by Google and used by developers. The components are reusable and customizable. Angular official component library implements Google’s Material Design, built with Angular and Typescript. The UI components serve in a descriptive format with their Lines of code as an example. It also facilitates learners and beginners to incorporate individual components from this Bit Scope.

Angular Material UI Components

A peak of Angular Material UI Components

Descriptive Code for the Components

Descriptive Code for the Components


PrimeNG is a comprehensive component suite that includes over 70+ UI components and is popular among organizations such as eBay, FOX etc., However with the available number of components, it still does not allow developers to customize. Similar to material, Prime NG provides you with templates and code below them.

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When to use Angular Material?

When focused on performance over themes & styles.


Effective documentation provides clarity for components and their respective codes.

Widely effective because of its ability to customize the pre-available designs as per our needs.


Still a Beta version meaning under constant enhancement and experimentation can put a strain on a long-term project.

Comparatively fewer controls/components as compared to Prime NG.

The themes available are one quarter in comparison to Prime NG.

Caution: Using more than one library (from both Angular & Prime NG) simultaneously, complicates the code.

When to use PrimeNG?

When designs and appearance mean more to your project.


From the diverse options available, adding a series of libraries for different UI requirements can be avoided and thus comparatively less complicated code.

e.g. Options for a Date Table

Sorting, filtering, lazy loading, in addition offers column toggles, column reordering, in-cell editing, expandable rows, row and column grouping, CSV Export, etc.

The Components are provided with a decent number of events and properties with a certain level of customization.

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Inconsistent API — the features present in one component, but completely absent on another.

Not beginner-friendly. As most customizations do not come with the package. Well, versed experts can include basic elements inside the source code.

No proper explanation/documentation about the available components.

Things to consider before you choose Angular Material vs PrimeNG !

Whenever we use a similar package, we indirectly use angular material as a base. The same goes for all software built on Angular material.

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For custom software development at Centizen we researched about Angular Material vs PrimeNG over a notable period of time. However even after almost a year and a half, Angular Material manages to hover PrimeNG. The main reason would be that Angular lets people customize with basic elements added with the clear information of what it does and what can be expected whereas PrimeNG is abstract about it which makes it difficult for beginners.


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