1. AnnDroid's Avatar
    How similar would you say the screen is between the Note2 and the S3?

    I went into a Sprint store today and looked at the S3, just to give myself something to do while waiting for the Note2. I picked up a white S3 and was surprised that when I opened Gmail the background was a greyish color. I checked the Display settings and it was set to the brightest setting. I thought maybe the display model was faulty, so I picked up the blue S3. Same thing. Thinking I must have set my expectations too high, I picked up the EVO LTE and it's background in Gmail was very close to pure white. Is this common in super AMOLED?

    Should I expect the Note2 to have the same greyish white? I would guess I wouldn't notice it after a while, but getting a white phone sure does allow you to see the difference in the white plastic and the non white display.
    09-21-2012 05:43 PM
  2. Dachness's Avatar
    I am not sure about color cast, however the Note II will have a much better screen than the SIII due to it moving away from the PenTile matrix used in the SIII. Here is an awesome review of the Note II.

    Samsung Galaxy Note II N7100 preview: A closer look - GSMArena.com

    Samsung Galaxy Note II N7100 preview: A closer look - GSMArena.com
    09-21-2012 06:15 PM
  3. AnnDroid's Avatar
    Thank you! I now remember reading about the non PenTile screen, but completely forgot when I held the S3. Like you said, remains to be seen about the color cast.
    09-21-2012 07:44 PM
  4. soulsmilen's Avatar
    I don't have a link for you but if you'll look for videos with the S3 and GN2 together you will see white is definitely more white on the GN2. Not perfect but MUCH mo' bettah!
    09-21-2012 10:20 PM
  5. Sh3ngLong's Avatar
    This is probably the video you're talking about?



    Around the 3:40 mark, they have both phones showing a fully white screen. The GN2 definitely looks whiter, but I dunno if the GS3's brightness setting was turned all the way up.
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    09-23-2012 01:59 AM
  6. soulsmilen's Avatar
    This is probably the video you're talking about?



    Around the 3:40 mark, they have both phones showing a fully white screen. The GN2 definitely looks whiter, but I dunno if the GS3's brightness setting was turned all the way up.
    That is one of the videos, yes, but not the only one.
    The white of the pentile screens has been my deciding factor in not choosing several Samsung phones, and it looks like the non-pentile screen of the Note 2 may be the one that I can deal with. It gives a better white, period. Below is a link to a review that explains it and shows the difference under a microscope.

    Samsung Galaxy Note II N7100 preview: A closer look - GSMArena.com

    This gives a much better explanation than I can; hope this helps! :-)
    planoman likes this.
    09-23-2012 09:05 AM
  7. planoman's Avatar
    I was fine with the screen on my OG Galaxy Note and the SGSIII. The GNote 2 does seems to have a much whiter screen which makes sense with the RGB screen versus the pentile. Although the ppi is going from 285 to 267 it should still be a great looking screen. Can't wait to see it in person.

    Edit: Just saw the comparison on the previous post from GSM Arena and I am really excited to see this screen!
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    09-23-2012 09:12 AM
  8. soulsmilen's Avatar
    I was fine with the screen on my OG Galaxy Note and the SGSIII. The GNote 2 does seems to have a much whiter screen which makes sense with the RGB screen versus the pentile. Although the ppi is going from 285 to 267 it should still be a great looking screen. Can't wait to see it in person.

    Edit: Just saw the comparison on the previous post from GSM Arena and I am really excited to see this screen!
    I'm excited to see it, too... can't wait!
    09-23-2012 09:46 AM
  9. soulsmilen's Avatar
    I just saw Dachness's 2nd link - didn't realize it was the review I posted also. Sorry for the duplicate.
    09-23-2012 10:02 AM
  10. Mac33's Avatar
    Auto adjust screen tone was probably checked on the gs3. Once you uncheck that option the whites become true whites. Supposedlythe gn2's screen will be slightly better.
    09-24-2012 09:27 AM
  11. soulsmilen's Avatar
    Auto adjust screen tone was probably checked on the gs3. Once you uncheck that option the whites become true whites. Supposedlythe gn2's screen will be slightly better.
    True white - GS3 or Pentile = Oxymoron

    No offense, but I think people get used to the blue and/or gray white and forget that it's no where near true white.
    09-24-2012 10:39 AM
  12. Mac33's Avatar
    True white - GS3 or Pentile = Oxymoron

    No offense, but I think people get used to the blue and/or gray white and forget that it's no where near true white.
    I used true for lack of a better word at that moment. I understand what you're trying to say. My response still stays though. Once they turn off the auto adjust screen tone they'll see what I mean.
    09-24-2012 01:21 PM
  13. Dachness's Avatar
    Here is a new review that goes into detail about the screen:

    Samsung Galaxy Note II Review
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    09-25-2012 04:01 PM
  14. AnnDroid's Avatar
    Dachness, thank you! That review also included a review for the speaker. I am now ready for Samsung to TAKE MY MONEY PLEASE!!!!!!
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    09-27-2012 10:36 AM
  15. ITS ME DAVID's Avatar
    I hope coming from the iPhone 5 I have now to the note 2 won't make me upset. I'm gonna give my 5 to my Gf and use her upgrade for the note 2.
    09-27-2012 11:37 PM
  16. AnnDroid's Avatar
    I hope coming from the iPhone 5 I have now to the note 2 won't make me upset. I'm gonna give my 5 to my Gf and use her upgrade for the note 2.
    Ahhh, I miss being able to do this. My hubby's upgrade was exactly a year after mine. He never cared what phone he had so I got a new phone every year. Now he's on a Pay-As-You-Go phone; good for him, bad for me. I hate having to decide on a phone that will last me 2 years.
    09-28-2012 05:23 PM
  17. hummingbirdhill's Avatar
    Ahhh, I miss being able to do this. My hubby's upgrade was exactly a year after mine. He never cared what phone he had so I got a new phone every year. Now he's on a Pay-As-You-Go phone; good for him, bad for me. I hate having to decide on a phone that will last me 2 years.
    Great (former) arrangement!
    09-28-2012 07:24 PM
  18. AnnDroid's Avatar
    10-03-2012 09:20 AM
  19. dwntwnall4u's Avatar
    GN2 definitely has a blue screen. Im running max brightness and it looks ok straight on but at any angle its blue. Coming from HTC EVO LTE.
    11-03-2012 09:19 PM
  20. maxburn's Avatar
    The white balance on amoled screens is the only thing I don't like about this phone. But on the note 2 it is better than the note 1 and nexus phones I used before, still not perfect though.

    I'm still of the opinion that if they put the same quality screen that is on the HTC 1X or any iphone on this (in the note size of course) that it would be perfect all the way around.

    I'm still a little concerned about burn in, but the bigger blue pixels hopefully helps with that.
    11-04-2012 06:52 AM
  21. vertebra's Avatar
    I was all ready to upgrade today, love everything about the phone but I hate the screen. Too dim and blue. I really like the HTC's screens much better. I hope Sprint will get a JButterfly varient.
    11-04-2012 04:14 PM
  22. hummingbirdhill's Avatar
    Does the environment light (outside---sunny/rainy/overcast or inside---various types of lightbulbs) affect the screen tint from diverse sizes & colours of pixels?
    11-04-2012 04:39 PM
  23. saltysteve's Avatar
    I was all ready to upgrade today, love everything about the phone but I hate the screen. Too dim and blue. I really like the HTC's screens much better. I hope Sprint will get a JButterfly varient.
    Theres a trade off to the dimmer screens.... Battery life
    11-05-2012 04:48 AM

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