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    So I've had my samsung epic since launch and its coming up on a year and I'm about to switch to verizon( droid bionic or gs2) and everybodys like the pentile display is crappy and ugly but its really not that bad. It is a little pixelated if you look at your phone from 4 inches away. Now anyone who uses there phone that close shouldn't have a smartphone. If it matters that much to someof you go get a iphone 4 or ipod touch 4. Now I know its not the best looking screen but its not as terrible as some of you make it. So unless you guys use your phone right in front of your face while you focus on the pixels and are using it like they are your pair of glasses than you should be fine. You can only notice a little bit of pixelation on large, bold text and even then its not terrible. Mind you this is on my epic with a lower resolution than some of you complaining about the droid 3 so I know that's not as bad so for those of you who haven't seen a pentile display there not bad, it won't affect your experience unless like I send you use your phone 5 inches away.
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    *grabs popcorn*
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    cue the sgs2 mob in 3...2...1...
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    I think the whole pentile thing is about 7 steps beyond ridiculous. I've spent about 45 minutes playing with the Atrix, the X2 and the D3 and i didn't see even the slightest pixelation. I tried to look at whatever people were saying was bad ie the battery icon, and i saw nothing. I thought it was an incredibly gorgeous display. But I guess I'm just one of those silly people that sees what I see and not what everyone else says i should see
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    My opinion?

    Why worry about what someone else likes? I spend my money on me, and buy what I like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gbhil View Post
    My opinion?

    Why worry about what someone else likes? I spend my money on me, and buy what I like.
    That's the wrong way to live!

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    I saw the DX2 screen next to the Thunderbolt and the Charge's screen and it looked pretty bad in comparison. I still want the Bionic as I care more about how it performs on the inside than on the outside. Plus I'll probably get used to it as it won't be side-by-side with other displays when I'm using it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tdizzel View Post
    I think the whole pentile thing is about 7 steps beyond ridiculous. I've spent about 45 minutes playing with the Atrix, the X2 and the D3 and i didn't see even the slightest pixelation. I tried to look at whatever people were saying was bad ie the battery icon, and i saw nothing. I thought it was an incredibly gorgeous display. But I guess I'm just one of those silly people that sees what I see and not what everyone else says i should see
    See I knew I wasn't the only one but that's what I'm trying to say its only noticeable if you focus on it
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    I frequently saw pixels and the pixel pattern on my Tbolt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 0pusX View Post
    I frequently saw pixels and the pixel pattern on my Tbolt.
    Sweet! Tbolt isn't pentile...
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    Yeah I knew that but just wanted to mention that even a non pentile screen sometimes you can see pixels. I personally have looked at Dx2 and D3 screens and didn't see anything wrong with them.
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    My wife has a DX2 and I definitely can notice the small grid like pattern on things line the battery icon that is not present on my venerable OG Droid's screen. However to me, unless your actively looking for it, it doesn't seem to be that big of a deal. If the Bionic has a pentile screen (which it probably will) it won't effect my decision one bit. I'll still be ordering as soon as it becomes available.
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    *biting tongue*
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    I was playing with a Droid 3 and it seemed fine. You guys blow it out of proportion. Sure, when Kellen shoved a macro lens up to the screen it won't look great, but none of use are going to be getting that close to the device. I have a Charge right now so sure, moving to a Pentile screen the change may be more pronounced, but I'm sure it'll be ok. I am not expecting ANY screen to be as nice as the one on the Charge. Now, maybe Motorola will surprise everyone and release it with a "better" Pentile. Who knows? I have read, though, that their current Pentile helps save battery, and with a 4G device, I am all for that. I just hope it looks good like the D3, even though this is the size of the DX2.
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    You know what the funny thing is? The Nexus One, early Droid Incredible and the GS1 phones all had pentile screens. No one seemed to complain about them then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjforte View Post
    You know what the funny thing is? The Nexus One, early Droid Incredible and the GS1 phones all had pentile screens. No one seemed to complain about them then.
    Not all pentile screens are created equal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DolfanCole View Post
    Not all pentile screens are created equal.
    Yes I know that those pentile screens were AMOLED and the ones that Motorola uses are LCD but I was just pointing it out.
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    Make up your minds and tell me how to spend my money!!!
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    If anyone is curious on reading a decent breakdown of the DX2's RGBW pentile check out AnandTech's analysis of the screen.

    For those of you who want to dismiss it offhand, the review says that RGBW pentile > RGBG pentile (previously used on SAMOLED Samsungs) and that he actually finds reading webpages quite nice. The normal red/green caveats still apply of course.

    If you want to here AnandTech's comments on SAMOLED+ (including his complaint about the overheating issue, which I think is a bit overblown) click here. That also provides a good description of what RGBG pentile is.

    The review of the Charge includes these two comments:

    The result is better informational efficiency - fewer subpixels to convey the perception of the same image. RG-BG PenTile is great in practice for things with organic structure, and not good for one pixel thick graphics, lines, or UI elements. Unfortunately, that includes text. Note that RGBW PenTile for LCD displays actually renders text brilliantly, but that’s a discussion for the Droid X2 review.

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    The Charge’s display is exactly the same as what’s being used in the Galaxy S 2 - both are 4.3” WVGA 800x480 SAMOLED+. I feel like 4.3” is as big as one really should go with WVGA, and having seen qHD screens that are the same size, I find myself wishing that Samsung somehow had been able to make a qHD SAMOLED+ display. Alas, one can’t have one’s cake and eat it too, at least not yet.
    Again, just one person's opinion. I've repeatedly said that pentile doesn't bother me. I like qHD, but I also like the SAMOLED+ screen. I think it's been made a bigger deal of than it is for a lot of people and I think a lot of people simply latch onto "pentile" and don't understand exactly what they are critiquing. Each screen has its benefits and drawbacks. Take a look at white point tracking on a SAMOLED+ if you don't think each does.

    In the end, to each their own. If you don't like a screen I definitely wouldn't suggest buying the phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DolfanCole View Post
    Not all pentile screens are created equal.
    Yep, I have no issues with my AMOLED Incredible screen.
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    I like the screen on the D3. You can see it in the sunlight and with polarized sunglasses on to boot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suntan View Post
    I like the screen on the D3. You can see it in the sunlight and with polarized sunglasses on to boot.

    -Suntan
    My dx screen is not as clear as the dx2. I compared them at a verizon store. Some people go off droid-life.com review of qhd and think that its the most POS screen ever because kellex says so, when really they never tested it out for them selves. If I could only find the site that did a REAL review of qhd then maybe some haters will shut up and know that Pentile qhd isn't all that bad.
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    People dont let all of these pentile bashers influence your decision on what phone to get.

    Go to the Verizon store and look at all of the screens for yourself.

    I did and the DX2 screen was my favorite, and yes it is pentile.

    Everyone has different preferences
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    Quote Originally Posted by Suntan View Post
    I like the screen on the D3. You can see it in the sunlight and with polarized sunglasses on to boot.

    -Suntan
    I agree that the pentile screens that Motorola uses are much better in sunlight than other screen types. I don't mind the pentile screens at all.
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    Me personally I can't stand how overblown the colors on the Super Amo + screen is that was on the charge I had for a week. Reds especially were just too overly saturated and un-natural. I actually prefer the Pentile on the D3 vs. the Charge because it is more natural in the way that it presents colors. I guess its the photographer in me that prefers to have colors more natural than over-saturated. I can stand a little pixilation over stupidly exaggerated coloring.
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