06-20-2012 07:07 PM
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  1. guinnkevinr's Avatar
    I'm having a harder time being excited for the s3 knowing it has pentile. Anyone have thoughts about this? I didn't like it on the razr. Kinda hurt my eyes.
    06-07-2012 03:47 PM
  2. MattMJB0188's Avatar
    While IPS does look better, I have found it to be more defective. I've gone through many iphone 4S's because of the horrible light bleeding.

    Never had an issue like that on any Samsung AMOLED display.
    06-07-2012 04:18 PM
  3. nkd's Avatar
    Pentile has been given a bad name. I had the galaxy nexus for a bit and pentile on that looks 100 times better than razr maxx my friend has.

    I am not too worried about it. However galaxy nexus did look bad on low brightness when there was white background. From what I have read in reviews, samsung has tweaked the colors and screen and that issue is no longer there.
    06-07-2012 04:34 PM
  4. s14tat's Avatar
    It's amazing how bad of a rep the pentile display gets now because of the crap that Motorola offered. When Samsung first had the original Galaxy S everyone was raving about how great that screen was. That is right, the screen on the original Galaxy S is also a pentile display. I occasionally see members here who rants about how they aren't happy that the Galaxy S 3 has a pentile display and thought it might look bad when they said that hey had owned a original Epic 4G ( sprint's version of the original Galaxy S ). So obviously they could not see the pentile effect on that low resolution screen. What makes them think they can see the pentile effect on such a high resolution screen?
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    06-07-2012 09:09 PM
  5. mztiklimit's Avatar
    While the HTC One X screen, for example, looks incredible.. I really don't mind having the S3 with 'pentile'. First of all, it's at 720p HD resolution with a 306ppi screen. Lastly, the Galaxy S1 (Epic 4G, in my case) still looks great and that had a pentile screen.

    Of course, I would've liked Super AMOLED Plus.. but that's a given for everyone.
    06-08-2012 11:47 AM
  6. JoelPollack's Avatar
    The Society for Information Display, world's experts on displays quality, have awarded the 2012 Display Application gold award to the Galaxy Note, a 5.3-inch PenTile OLED. This is the second year in a row that a PenTile OLED display has taken this coveted gold award. Perhaps PenTile displays are not so bad as some like to claim.
    06-08-2012 05:48 PM
  7. planoman's Avatar
    I love my Galaxy Note screen! I believe it has a ppi of 285 and it is great! I know some say they can see the sub pixel arrangement and I have no reason to doubt them, but I think the display is stunning as it is to most people that see it. I certainly cannot see anything which detracts from pictures, text or video. I have excellent vision.

    Can't wait to try out the SGSIII! I realize the HOX has a great screen, also but I am a Sammy fanboy and will stick with Samsung.
    06-08-2012 08:02 PM
  8. jroc's Avatar
    What's even more wild....it's not even that bad on my RAZR. I had a g nex and have a Rezound.

    Pentile in general gets a bad rep.

    It's not getting a bad rep because of moto..it's getting a bad rap because some folks go by the pics zoomed in 100x...or hold the phone closer than normal looking for it. It got a bad rep when the HTC incredible and gs1 launched. That's well before moto used it.

    I think the g nex screen looks better....but I don't think it looks waaaay better. And compared to the Rezound...a non pentile screen? Prefer my RAZR screen alot more. Pentile doesn't take away from the RAZR screen at my normal distance, but the cons of the Rezound screen does.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Android Central Forums
    06-12-2012 04:51 PM
  9. Dreamliner330's Avatar
    It's amazing how bad of a rep the pentile display gets now because of the crap that Motorola offered. When Samsung first had the original Galaxy S everyone was raving about how great that screen was. That is right, the screen on the original Galaxy S is also a pentile display. I occasionally see members here who rants about how they aren't happy that the Galaxy S 3 has a pentile display and thought it might look bad when they said that hey had owned a original Epic 4G ( sprint's version of the original Galaxy S ). So obviously they could not see the pentile effect on that low resolution screen. What makes them think they can see the pentile effect on such a high resolution screen?
    Galaxy S screen sucked. I hope the S3 is better, but subpixel sharing is stupid. I won't hold my breath.
    06-12-2012 04:55 PM
  10. 0pusX's Avatar
    I had a Galaxy Nexus a Razr and they are not even close in te same quality. I would even go as far as to say the Nexus is close to the iPhone 4S screen.

    The Razr on the other hand...... Ugh. Really bad screens as far as Razr and Maxx go
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    06-12-2012 07:35 PM
  11. fredknex's Avatar
    I still think the display on my original Epic looks great. I was actually not very excited by the One X's display, it was smooth and great looking, but not as vibrant and over saturated, which I have always liked.
    With a higher resolution, the SIII will probably look great to any normal person.

    Of course I have mild astigmatism and don't often wear my glasses, it really smooths out those jagged edges.
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    06-12-2012 07:38 PM
  12. sk102704's Avatar
    I have had the Bionic since September, and according to every forum and blog site it has the worst screen in the history of screens. It has a Pentile screen and for the first week or so it bothered me but after that I started to love it. Its great outdoors, gets better battery life, and its very bright (even at dimmer settings). As someone who has looked at a Pentile screen every single day since early September, I can say that it is a non issue. If you like everything else about the phone then get it, you won't be disappointed.
    06-12-2012 07:39 PM
  13. tekhna's Avatar
    Motorola destroyed pentile screens. Much like they destroy everything they touch. This one will be fine, and won't matter at 1024x768.
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    06-12-2012 07:42 PM
  14. JustSomeDudeHere's Avatar
    I have had the Bionic since September, and according to every forum and blog site it has the worst screen in the history of screens. It has a Pentile screen and for the first week or so it bothered me but after that I started to love it. Its great outdoors, gets better battery life, and its very bright (even at dimmer settings). As someone who has looked at a Pentile screen every single day since early September, I can say that it is a non issue. If you like everything else about the phone then get it, you won't be disappointed.
    Interesting, I had the opposite experience: I had the Moto Photon (similar screen to the Bionic), which at first I thought looked great, but over time I really noticed all those pixels, and it really started to bother me.

    I think the key is you really need to try any phone out intensely for the first few days to make sure you're ok with the display -- it seems opinions of what looks good to one person can vary wildly from that of another person.
    06-12-2012 07:49 PM
  15. crackberrytraitor's Avatar

    Of course I have mild astigmatism and don't often wear my glasses, it really smooths out those jagged edges.
    Lol, man.

    Sent from my HTC One X using Android Central Forums
    06-12-2012 07:53 PM
  16. Suntan's Avatar
    I currently have a Droid 3 and the pentile screen didn't really bother me at first, but as time wore on it started to bug me more and more. Especially in games and some videos. I'll be glad to get rid of it.

    I actually just went to a VZW store over lunch today to check out the Galaxy Nexus, specifically the size, but also the screen. I also checked out the Razer Maxx, which I was not too keen on. Although the Razr screen looked better than my Droid 3, it still shared the same issues for me. Happily, the screen of the GN looked fine to me.

    Bring on the GSIII!

    -Suntan
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    06-12-2012 08:23 PM
  17. Premium1's Avatar
    razr is qhd not 720p. I have had the nexus and a maxx and could not see any pixels on the nexus so unless you do super up close shots of the phone you won't notice it. People blow it way out of proportion.
    06-12-2012 08:27 PM
  18. Dreamliner330's Avatar
    razr is qhd not 720p. I have had the nexus and a maxx and could not see any pixels on the nexus so unless you do super up close shots of the phone you won't notice it. People blow it way out of proportion.
    Same thing was said about qHD. It DOES matter.
    06-12-2012 08:28 PM
  19. RETG's Avatar
    For all you overly intelligent screen geeks out there; can you explain how Moto destroyed the screen on the Razr when they did not produce the screen? I thought it was purchased from anther company (Samsung?). If so, how and why did Moto make it worse?
    Just curious and not looking to debate since I don't know the answer. Just asking. So if you want to flame me on the net go right ahead. (But never in person!)

    Would really like to learn something of intelligence on this subject.
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    06-12-2012 09:02 PM
  20. Suntan's Avatar
    Same thing was said about qHD. It DOES matter.
    Now, now, no need to start capitalizing...

    The truth is that we won't know for ourselves until they show up state-side. Right now the GN is the closest phone to check out. Or wait until next week or so and head to an AT&T store.

    -Suntan
    06-12-2012 09:05 PM
  21. Suntan's Avatar
    For all you overly intelligent screen geeks out there; can you explain how Moto destroyed the screen on the Razr when they did not produce the screen? I thought it was purchased from anther company (Samsung?). If so, how and why did Moto make it worse?
    Just curious and not looking to debate since I don't know the answer. Just asking. So if you want to flame me on the net go right ahead. (But never in person!)

    Would really like to learn something of intelligence on this subject.
    Can't talk about the razr, but on my Droid 3 the "extra" pixel is white instead of green. This is great for use outdoors and really nice for reading black text on a white background, but at low light levels and certain colors, it looks kinda mucked up. That's my personal opinion based on using the Droid 3 for over a year.

    Also, I just think the colors and dithering on the Droid 3 screen is kinda poor. Although I don't really think this has to do with it being pentile.

    Based on playing with the Razr for about 4 minutes, it looked like a lot of the same as my Droid 3.

    -Suntan
    06-12-2012 09:11 PM
  22. brandogg's Avatar
    Interesting, I had the opposite experience: I had the Moto Photon (similar screen to the Bionic), which at first I thought looked great, but over time I really noticed all those pixels, and it really started to bother me.

    I think the key is you really need to try any phone out intensely for the first few days to make sure you're ok with the display -- it seems opinions of what looks good to one person can vary wildly from that of another person.
    Photon , Bionic, and Matrix 2 all use the same display. Anyway, I've had a Bionic for a while, and sometimes the "screen door effect" (and lack of a decent yellow) is annoying, but after a while you don't notice it, and it is by far the best screen for outdoor use that I've ever seen. Having seen a Galaxy Nexus up close, the S3 should be nothing short of amazing. No reason to even consider talking bad about a screen that you've never seen before.
    06-12-2012 09:29 PM
  23. coinmanmat's Avatar
    You know, I just dont get it why people complain so much about the Galaxy S III's display. Yes it may be Pentile but still its a really good high resolution display. Now it might not be as good as the HTC One X's Super LCD display but Super AMOLED produces very sharp contrast between colors, deep blacks and its also more power efficient than an LCD based display since it needs no back light to luminate the screen. Here is a comparison of all three generations of the Galaxy S and the G Nex.

    Okay so first there is the Galaxy S, it had a Pentile Super AMOLED display, the resolution of the screen was lower so it visually didnt look so good at times. Next there is the Galaxy S II, biger screen size and it was Super AMOLED Plus which uses an RGB matrix. Next there is the Galaxy Nexus, larger screen Super AMOLED HD with a Pentile sub pixel arangement like the Galaxy S III that comes after it. As a comparison to the Pentile based Galaxy S it looks so much better. Samsung did do its homework here and the reason the SGS3 has a Pentile display is because Pentile displays do have longer longevity than RGB displays. The blue subpixels tend to deteriate the fastest so its better in a sense with Pentile displays because the subpixels are shared.

    In my personal opinion, the SGS3's display doesn't bother me the least bit because when I look for a phone, apperance isnt really a big deal. Its all about the features and I think the Galaxy S III has some amazing features. Long story short, if you don't like the phone, then go buy you an HTC One X or some other device.

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Android Central Forums
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    06-12-2012 09:36 PM
  24. Dreamliner330's Avatar
    You know, I just dont get it why people complain so much about the Galaxy S III's display. Yes it may be Pentile but still its a really good high resolution display. Now it might not be as good as the HTC One X's Super LCD display
    Sounds like you know exactly why people complain.
    06-12-2012 10:37 PM
  25. jroc's Avatar
    You know, I just dont get it why people complain so much about the Galaxy S III's display. Yes it may be Pentile but still its a really good high resolution display. Now it might not be as good as the HTC One X's Super LCD display
    Sounds like you know exactly why people complain.
    But... lets not forget this one lil nugget:


    I think the key is you really need to try any phone out intensely for the first few days to make sure you're ok with the display -- it seems opinions of what looks good to one person can vary wildly from that of another person.
    The screens for the most part will be a matter of opinion. No matter what the specs say, what reviewers say, what we say. Our own eyes will tell us this when we see the phones in person, side by side. As you can see...I'm probably the only one in this thread who likes the RAZR screen. I pick it up...compare it to my Rezound...that I dont even use that much anymore...and just shrug my shoulders...
    06-12-2012 10:46 PM
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