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    Quote Originally Posted by turdbogls View Post
    I will take some slightly tinted whites, "grainy" text, over saturated colors, and deep blacks over an LCD display any day....especially on a phone.
    Same here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by turdbogls View Post
    while i haven't seen the OneX display in person, i still dont know if i could be any happier with my Galaxy Nexus' display. at 1-1.5ft away (typical distance) everything seems sharp as a pin.
    and if the SLCD2 is anything like the rezound SLCD, i wont be impressed. I guess i am just over LCD in general, regardless of the resolution or the tech behind it. I will take some slightly tinted whites, "grainy" text, over saturated colors, and deep blacks over an LCD display any day....especially on a phone.
    I'm overly happy with the SLCD on my Rezound. It's brilliant, color and depth wise. The only sticking point to me is the battery consumption it takes to make it look so pretty. That's where I'd agree that I'd happily be "over" with LCD's as well if I could get a decent LED display that didn't a use pentile display. To me, pentile is like trying to look at a beautiful painting through a screen door.
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    I think that this comes down to SLCD2 and SAMOLED+ (and whatever potential upgrade to it we will see in the near future, hopefully with the GSIII). These are the top of the current crop, and in my opinion if you are looking for a new phone and are the typical specs geek who wants the best of the best, it would be a big mistake to settle for anything less than SLCD2 and SAMOLED+ (unless display is your absolute lowest priority, which I imagine is rare).

    I have a qHD SLCD (Sensation), and I have found it to be a pleasant though not particularly special display. The resolution is still nice at the 4.3" screen size, and overall sharpness is good. Colors are overall nice except for blacks of course, and viewing angles are average. The white balance is good, as I neither get the yellowness on white pages that can be a downright disappointment or the blueness that some displays have. The thing that has always been a disappointment, however, has been brightness. It is just simply not bright enough for outdoor use. A good number of fellow Sensation/SLCD owners will say that it is "good enough" for outdoor use, but I have a higher standard than good enough. If my brightness is all the way up and I have to hold my phone closer, start angling it strangely, and I still can only somewhat make out what is on the display, that is not good enough. Yes, you can technically see what is there and use your phone, but just barely.

    This is where SAMOLED+ has its greatest advantage. It is simply brighter and more usable in direct sunlight. So you get better blacks, a greater contrast ratio, and better brightness. These 3 things are the reasons a lot of people say that SAMOLED+ displays look like they "pop" when they first see one.

    Now, I was pretty set on never getting a LCD display again until I began reading reviews on the One X and its SLCD2 display. Apparently we've got many pros with few cons: good colors, great whites, good contrast, of course RGB in tandem with great resolution, and the biggest improvement over SLCD-better brightness. Overall it has set the new standard for displays.

    Now, a higher res SAMOLED+ display is the only thing that could challenge the One X's SLCD2. I can't wait to see how the SLCD2 vs. 720p SAMOLED+ war goes down. One thing to mention is battery consumption: SLCD is just horrible for battery life; I'm curious if SLCD2 is any better. A 720p SAMOLED+ would bring the fantastic brightness, great blacks, lesser battery consumption, and great contrast SAMOLED+ has but with a resolution and RGB format to challenge the One X's display. SAMOLED+ will certainly evolve, which means we might even see some drawbacks (such as the sometimes poor white production) taken care of. Of course, if anyone can do that it will be Samsung, and hopefully it will be with the GSIII.
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    These images did it for me. I was having a hard time deciding whether or not to get the Sprint Galaxy neXus or the new EVO LTE.
    Definitely a no-brainer now.

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    As other posters have noted, my biggest problem with SAMOLED is that white looks like it has a blue color cast to it.
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    thanks kevin, after rereading, it sounds like:

    SLCD2 is generally 'the best' screen available right now (at least on paper), but improvements in the forthcoming HD Super AMOLED+ (aka non pentile) may challenge for title?

    haven't played with a lot of phones recently, but the bionic had an amazing screen in my humblest opinion. very very clear to my eyes.
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    I'm surprised it wasn't mentioned, but both RGBG, and RGBW pentile variants look so 'grainy' not because of the 'extra' pixel, or the pixel spacing (which will always be an issue with AMOLED), but because there are only 2sub-pixels per pixel which means that 2 pixels are needed to display each 'pixel' in the image. This effectively *halves* your resolution. Think about that for a minute. Now, wipe away the tears (I did, anyway). The reason pentile doesn't look like complete ***, is because they use some pretty fancy algorithms to divvy up the data over fewer subpixels in a way that takes advantage of the deficiencies of human vision.

    The differences between people's visual ability, and how close they can hold a phone to their eyes w/o losing focus, accounts for the huge disparity in perceived quality of the SAMOLED displays. I suspect the SAMOLED lovers simply don't see as much of the artifact that the SAMOLED haters can't stand looking at.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn_Scott View Post
    Great write up. I would love to see a comparison of a SAMOLED vs. Super LCD2 running the same resolution. Right now it seems a little apple to oranges.
    Did you miss the bottom-most image, where is said:

    Above are close up pictures of the display on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus on the left, and the HTC One X on the right. The Galaxy Nexus has a 4.65" HD SAMOLED display at 720p (1280 x 720) with the pentile layout. The One X has a 4.7" 720p (1280 x 720) Super LCD 2 with the standard RGB layout
    TL/DR maybe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by icebike View Post
    Did you miss the bottom-most image, where is said:



    TL/DR maybe?
    That image was added because of the request for it.


    The Rezound has a regular SLCD display, not SLCD2, so any assumptions you make based on that may be inaccurate.

    Adding a + to the HD SAMOLED probably won't change the slightly bluish tint that white seems to have. I had a SGSII and noticed it. Colors IMHO were over saturated and not as natural or accurate as a good LCD. A lot of people consider that a fair trade for the black levels, though, which are simply amazing.

    What you will never see me do is compare contrast ratios. The reason is simple. Technically AMOLED has an infinite contrast ratio, since it's able to display absolute black. The pixel literally turns off. Therefor I will never quote contrast ratios with AMOLED displays. One thing you might see me talk about is white level, or maximum brightness. So far, LCD wins in this area. By a margin. This doesn't mean that they are more viewable in bright light, but it definitely helps. Glare has a major impact on that, too, which is why eliminating the air gaps in between layers is important.
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    Quote Originally Posted by razholio View Post
    I'm surprised it wasn't mentioned, but both RGBG, and RGBW pentile variants look so 'grainy' not because of the 'extra' pixel, or the pixel spacing (which will always be an issue with AMOLED), but because there are only 2sub-pixels per pixel which means that 2 pixels are needed to display each 'pixel' in the image. This effectively *halves* your resolution. Think about that for a minute. Now, wipe away the tears (I did, anyway). The reason pentile doesn't look like complete ***, is because they use some pretty fancy algorithms to divvy up the data over fewer subpixels in a way that takes advantage of the deficiencies of human vision.

    The differences between people's visual ability, and how close they can hold a phone to their eyes w/o losing focus, accounts for the huge disparity in perceived quality of the SAMOLED displays. I suspect the SAMOLED lovers simply don't see as much of the artifact that the SAMOLED haters can't stand looking at.
    This is the same type of stuff that audio companies have been using for years to simulate surround sound without having actual surround speakers. I'm perfectly ok with using the limits of our senses to make something better, but ultimately it's performance that matters. If they can pull it off then awesome, but side by side (so far) SLCD2 seems to hold the advantage in just about every area.
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    Nice article. I'm wondering though which technologies are better for viewing in bright sunlight since I keep hearing mixed answers. Also is there anything special about Blackberry's Liquid display like there is with LG's NOVA display or is it just a fancy name they decided to give it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveIsAwesome View Post
    Nice article. I'm wondering though which technologies are better for viewing in bright sunlight since I keep hearing mixed answers. Also is there anything special about Blackberry's Liquid display like there is with LG's NOVA display or is it just a fancy name they decided to give it?
    Direct sunlight viewing is mostly dependent on brightness and glare. If you can get rid of glare and be bright you're all set. LG's NOVA display is the best so far, because it gets really bright. It's also LCD. SAMOLED has typically suffered with low brightness, but SAMOLED+ does great with glare reduction. I'm not going to call it a wash, because I'll take a bright LCD over SAMOLED of any kind if I'm doing a lot of viewing in direct sunlight.

    As for the liquid display, I can't find much information on it, but it appears to be the type of GPU that they use in the phone, and not a particular display technology.
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    In my experience, the Bionic, with its RGBW LCD screen performed exceptionally well in sunlight. Unfortunately it was somewhat like looking through a screen door. After getting a Galaxy Nexus, it doesn't compare to the Bionic in sunlight, but I really appreciate the true blacks of AMOLED screens, despite some of the drawbacks of the technology.

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    Direct sunlight viewing is mostly dependent on brightness and glare. If you can get rid of glare and be bright you're all set. LG's NOVA display is the best so far, because it gets really bright. It's also LCD. SAMOLED has typically suffered with low brightness, but SAMOLED+ does great with glare reduction. I'm not going to call it a wash, because I'll take a bright LCD over SAMOLED of any kind if I'm doing a lot of viewing in direct sunlight.

    As for the liquid display, I can't find much information on it, but it appears to be the type of GPU that they use in the phone, and not a particular display technology.
    In my experience, SAMOLED+ is much better in sunlight. I have used friends' SAMOLED+ phones outside and my own SLCD (Sensation) outside, and my SLCD performs much worse in direct sunlight in terms of brightness. I remember that I've also seen videos of the Sensation vs. SGS2 comparing their displays, and the SGS2 does better in sunlight (and another video comparing Sensation to a SAMOLED phone and the SAMOLED was again brighter outdoors).

    The hardest thing about viewing a LCD screen outside in my experience is that the blacks get so washed out that all colors sort of morph together. It's as if you remove what is actually being displayed and all you're seeing is the backlight. This is where SAMOLED's contrast ratios come into play: while some people feel that SAMOLED can look artificial, having that contrast does help with visibility in outdoor situations.

    Realistically it's probably hard to say that LCD or SAMOLED is necessarily better in sunlight, because performance varies wildly depending not only on make but also on individual model. HTC came out with the SLCD Sensation which has weak outdoor performance, while the new SLCD2 One X has great outdoor visibility. Whether that's due to some inherent advantage to SLCD2 or if HTC just aimed to procure a display with great brightness (powerful backlight) is up in the air. Plenty of other makers have similar situations. Samsung is probably the only one that has consistently come out with very bright displays. Now I'm not saying that they consistently come out with necessarily fantastic displays, because as people have noted some of their models can have other issues with colors and the like, but what I'm saying is that their SAMOLED/SAMOLED+s have had great outdoor brightness.

    Unfortunately, so much of the common consumer related marketing has only to do with resolution that I'm afraid other issues aren't being focused on appropriately. The new iPad is the perfect example. People don't really think of anything else when it comes to display tech. Color accuracy, viewing angles, meaningful contrast ratios (in recently buying a monitor and doing my research I've found out that some companies market excellent "contrast ratios" that are actually a very specific kind of contrast that doesn't always apply), battery consumption, and similar factors are not getting much attention compared to resolution. I'm not against higher resolution, but I think the attention should shift a bit. Yes, the average consumer might not be able to tell that their screen produces a very yellowish white until they compare it with a screen with better color temps, but how far are we realistically gonna take this resolution game?
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    One of the things that turned me off about SAMOLED was some burn- in on the store demos. Do any of you with SAMOLED displays notice any of that with real world use, or is it only a problem with the type of abuse floor models get?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UCLA 15 View Post
    In my experience, SAMOLED+ is much better in sunlight. I have used friends' SAMOLED+ phones outside and my own SLCD (Sensation) outside, and my SLCD performs much worse in direct sunlight in terms of brightness. I remember that I've also seen videos of the Sensation vs. SGS2 comparing their displays, and the SGS2 does better in sunlight (and another video comparing Sensation to a SAMOLED phone and the SAMOLED was again brighter outdoors).

    The hardest thing about viewing a LCD screen outside in my experience is that the blacks get so washed out that all colors sort of morph together. It's as if you remove what is actually being displayed and all you're seeing is the backlight. This is where SAMOLED's contrast ratios come into play: while some people feel that SAMOLED can look artificial, having that contrast does help with visibility in outdoor situations.

    Realistically it's probably hard to say that LCD or SAMOLED is necessarily better in sunlight, because performance varies wildly depending not only on make but also on individual model. HTC came out with the SLCD Sensation which has weak outdoor performance, while the new SLCD2 One X has great outdoor visibility. Whether that's due to some inherent advantage to SLCD2 or if HTC just aimed to procure a display with great brightness (powerful backlight) is up in the air. Plenty of other makers have similar situations. Samsung is probably the only one that has consistently come out with very bright displays. Now I'm not saying that they consistently come out with necessarily fantastic displays, because as people have noted some of their models can have other issues with colors and the like, but what I'm saying is that their SAMOLED/SAMOLED+s have had great outdoor brightness.

    Unfortunately, so much of the common consumer related marketing has only to do with resolution that I'm afraid other issues aren't being focused on appropriately. The new iPad is the perfect example. People don't really think of anything else when it comes to display tech. Color accuracy, viewing angles, meaningful contrast ratios (in recently buying a monitor and doing my research I've found out that some companies market excellent "contrast ratios" that are actually a very specific kind of contrast that doesn't always apply), battery consumption, and similar factors are not getting much attention compared to resolution. I'm not against higher resolution, but I think the attention should shift a bit. Yes, the average consumer might not be able to tell that their screen produces a very yellowish white until they compare it with a screen with better color temps, but how far are we realistically gonna take this resolution game?
    SAMOLED+ doing better in sunlight owes in large part to it's ability combat glare. AMOLED in any form cannot match LCD in brightness (measured by how bright a white screen can get). For example, I've seen measured results showing that the LCD on the Droid Bionic (which is a RGBW pentile layout) is three times brighter than the Galaxy Nexus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin O'Quinn View Post
    Would be willing to bet that sharpness will be excellent on HD SAMOLED+, but there will still be the issues with both that are inherent to the technology. LCD will never be capable of the deep blacks of AMOLED, but AMOLED will be at a brightness, and arguably color accuracy, disadvantage.



    I wish I could compare all types of displays with one another, but I don't have all of these devices laying around, and the images that I did include were courtesy of another member of the AC team.

    I can make a few logical assumptions, though. First, the Skyrocket HD will have the same display as the Galaxy Nexus, and will not be of the + variety. So we already have that comparison in my post above. Comparing the Skyrocket display with the One X display would not be fair, because the resolution is so much higher on the One X that even with the standard RGB layout the Skyrocket display wouldn't come close when it comes to sharpness. It's a great display, but I would consider the One X display to be an entire generation ahead of SAMOLED+.
    I agree that the Skyrocket screen resolution is not a fair comparison, but according to Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD - Full phone specifications the Skyrocket HD has a SAMOLED+ display at 720p resolution, meaning that the display will be the same RGB layout like the One X. I am just curious to see how it hold up

    I know you don't have every single type of device on hand to compare, so I won't bother you about that :P
    Thanks again for the good writeup!
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    Quote Originally Posted by prediscover View Post
    I agree that the Skyrocket screen resolution is not a fair comparison, but according to Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD - Full phone specifications the Skyrocket HD has a SAMOLED+ display at 720p resolution, meaning that the display will be the same RGB layout like the One X. I am just curious to see how it hold up

    I know you don't have every single type of device on hand to compare, so I won't bother you about that :P
    Thanks again for the good writeup!
    They are the only site that lists the display spec that way. I checked the other day, and couldn't find any other place where the display was listed as HD SAMOLED+. All other places list it as being the same display as what's on the Galaxy Nexus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin O'Quinn View Post
    They are the only site that lists the display spec that way. I checked the other day, and couldn't find any other place where the display was listed as HD SAMOLED+. All other places list it as being the same display as what's on the Galaxy Nexus.
    Wierd... Haha, seems like Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket HD vs Sony Xperia S got their info wrong then :P
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    For the screen tech I have actually used:

    Amoled matters for me. I want all my future phone to have it. Unless LCD can fix some things with the contrast?, viewing angles, blacks?. Colors will be strictly preference...but I prefer colors on Amoled screens now. Used to be a big LCD fan until I got the RAZR.

    Pentile does not matter. I repeat...Pentile does not. lol. My future phone can have it or not...no big deal. At my normal viewing distance...its a non issue.

    Whatever is going on with the Bionic screen to make it so readable outdoors...I like that too.

    I have a Rezound and RAZR. And for me...to me...I like looking at Netflix on my RAZR more. To me....the pros of Amoled outweigh the pros of LCD. The higher screen res, no Pentile on the Rezound had no effect on Netflix compared to my RAZR. What did have an effect was the blacks, colors, viewing angles,...and it seems like the contrast is out of whack on the Rezound...it seemed washed out. And like a previous poster was hinting at....at my viewing distance....the Rezound, G Nex and RAZR I had all looked so much alike it was a wash as far as sharpness. Thats different screen res and Pentile and non Pentile between all 3 phones. A wash at my normal viewing distance.

    Using my phones laying in bed....yea...Pentile can be seen alot easier. I truly believe your normal viewing distance will dictate whether Pentile will be an issue or not. Cant speak much on the Bionic...but on the RAZR its a non issue for me.
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    SAMOLED+ doing better in sunlight owes in large part to it's ability combat glare. AMOLED in any form cannot match LCD in brightness (measured by how bright a white screen can get). For example, I've seen measured results showing that the LCD on the Droid Bionic (which is a RGBW pentile layout) is three times brighter than the Galaxy Nexus.
    What you're saying is very much true. Check out this comparison of the Sensation and Galaxy S: HTC Sensation's excellence on display

    Ignoring his overall opinion (because it is based also on colors and resolution), just take a look at the pictures that compare display brightness. The first outdoor pic is a draw. The second one clearly shows how reflective the Sensation's screen is (and how the Galaxy S doesn't reflect at all). The 3rd shows what I was talking about earlier-the Sensation's SLCD looks washed out like what is actually being displayed disappears and all you can see is the backlight. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S screen looks just like it would in a dark room, just not as bright. This pic is probably the best for showing what I mean when SAMOLED blackness comes into serious play for outdoor brightness. 4th is another draw. 5th and 6th (viewing angles) pics show the SAMOLED's clear viewing angle advantages.

    In those outdoor pics in that relevant and well executed test, the SAMOLED screen is as bright as the SLCD in pics 1 and 4, and brighter/more readable than SLCD in 2, 3, 5, 6. There's not a single case where the SLCD performs better outdoors. All of this is the case despite the Galaxy's max brightness of 395 nits and the Sensation's max brightness of 438 nits. So while you would think the Sensation should be brighter outdoors, the Galaxy's contrast ratio, black levels, and ability to combat glare actually make it more visible outdoors.

    I'd say whichever way you go, be sure to check specs. For LCD, I'd say to look for 500+ nits brightness and a contrast ratio above 1000:1. My Sensation at 438 nits and a weak contrast ratio of 720:1 just doesn't cut it for outdoor use. The One X has greater brightness at 550 nits and critically a much better contrast ratio of 1410:1. I'd imagine that they've also managed to cut down on reflections with SLCD2. So speaking purely of outdoor visibility, SLCD2 can be great. The One X isn't the only LCD that stands out in terms of brightness; a select few LCDs have had ridiculous specs like 700+ nits and 1100+ contrast ratios (LG Optimus Black), though I should note that both the One X and Optimus Black are IPS LCDs, and IPS also brings with it other advantages such as better colors over TN displays. But LCDs that meet these specs are not the norm, and that is the main reason I state that overall LCDs tend to underperform in terms of outdoor visibility. Future SAMOLED+ should be great for outdoor use if they can start bumping up the brightness to 400+ nits, because as shown by the Sensations vs. Galaxy S comparison, a SAMOLED display doesn't need to have the same maximum brightness rating as a LCD screen in order to have the same visibility due to its inherent advantages I already made note of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prediscover View Post
    Wierd... Haha, seems like Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket HD vs Sony Xperia S got their info wrong then :P
    Yes, and the press release from the announcement states HD SAMOLED without the +.

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    One other thing i did not see mentioned or might have missed is contrast ratio is defined as the diffrence between the darkest and brightest a screen can go. Since AMOLED can go almost down 0 they start lower and in essence will have a much different contrast ratio (its kinda like comparing a plasma to a LCD). So because the AMOLED can turn off individual pixels and has a non glare reducing coating (some models like the galaxy s) this will change the "perception" of what these numbers mean to people.

    Another example is pentile (especially with the RGBW arrangement). This set up has been proven to SEEM brighter to the eye without actually being brighter. This set up was used on several phones to help save battery while keeping a decent "LOOKING" brightness level.

    So basically, "perceived" contrast ratio is not that same as "actual" contrast ratios given on paper.

    Me.. i like inky blacks. Not a fan of the over saturated colors of AMOLED (again can be changed with software), but i will live with it especially since it seems to be possible to use less juice without sacrificing total brightness
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    Would it be possible to update the previous posts to include which companies manufacture which displays? Read the awesome first few posts but skimmed the rest. I'm very curious to see who's making money off of who.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ry View Post
    Would it be possible to update the previous posts to include which companies manufacture which displays? Read the awesome first few posts but skimmed the rest. I'm very curious to see who's making money off of who.
    I can try to track that info down, but manufacturers aren't to keen on saying a "competitor" makes part of their phone.

    Samsung, LG, Sharp, and Sony are who I can think of off the top of my head that manufacture displays. There are other smaller companies, too.

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