View Poll Results: Samsung AMOLED or SONY Super TFT LCD, which do you have?

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  • Samsung AMOLED

    126 95.45%
  • SONY Super TFT LCD

    6 4.55%
07-27-2010 04:08 PM
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  1. daethwing188's Avatar
    I was wondering which of the two types of screens you have on your Incredible. I'm not sure if there's hardware identification inside of the phone (without really digging around), but perhaps this link can help you identify any difference between the screens.

    Screen Comparison Shows LCD Still Beats Super AMOLED In Sunlight


    Edit: I'm aware that there are similar threads on the forum, but I wanted to get an idea of what the ratio of screens is and how it will change with the newer batch of phones that will be shipping.

    -daeth
    07-16-2010 03:54 PM
  2. Trophias's Avatar
    It's already been said that the Incredible will continue to have the AMOLED display. New devices will have the LCD display.
    07-16-2010 04:16 PM
  3. daethwing188's Avatar
    Said where? Last I heard, HTC was "augmenting production of the Droid Incredible with Sony Super TFT LCD". It was my understanding that the new boxes would contain both types of screens. The only way to tell which you got was to open the box and see.
    07-16-2010 05:59 PM
  4. Trophias's Avatar
    Said where? Last I heard, HTC was "augmenting production of the Droid Incredible with Sony Super TFT LCD". It was my understanding that the new boxes would contain both types of screens. The only way to tell which you got was to open the box and see.
    I saw it on here, but it was some time ago. It was my understanding that future phones will be changed to LCD while the Incredible will still be the same(AMOLED)
    07-16-2010 06:10 PM
  5. daethwing188's Avatar
    HTC tells us that they will be augmenting production with "Super LCD" displays from Sony, but models with AMOLED displays will still be made. They say that they are almost indistinguishable from AMOLED displays, even when side by side.
    Link to full article: HTC addresses AMOLED stock issues by moving to Sony Super LCD panels

    I take this to mean that HTC is now producing the Incredible with whatever they have (i.e. both AMOLED and SuperTFTLCD) in order to get the phones out the doors and onto shelves.
    07-16-2010 06:51 PM
  6. ramcharger1979's Avatar
    What hardware version do you have?
    07-16-2010 07:43 PM
  7. daethwing188's Avatar
    I'm still waiting on the shipping notification at the moment.
    07-16-2010 07:56 PM
  8. Trophias's Avatar
    Mine is 002.
    07-16-2010 09:48 PM
  9. gmz73#AC's Avatar
    How exactly can you tell? I got mine on 6/15/10.
    07-17-2010 08:12 AM
  10. urabob's Avatar
    It would be nice to know for sure what's coming from HTC. I've been reading up on what the Super TFT would look like. From what I've gathered, the ipad screen is a good example of what to expect. Which, seeing it at Best Buy, isn't bad at all. The only thing that depresses me about Super TFT vs AMOLED is the fact that Super TFT will drain the battery faster.
    07-19-2010 02:26 PM
  11. daethwing188's Avatar
    It would be nice to know for sure what's coming from HTC. I've been reading up on what the Super TFT would look like. From what I've gathered, the ipad screen is a good example of what to expect. Which, seeing it at Best Buy, isn't bad at all. The only thing that depresses me about Super TFT vs AMOLED is the fact that Super TFT will drain the battery faster.
    Or rather the Evo4g...
    07-19-2010 02:44 PM
  12. rabbithole13's Avatar
    I don't know what I have, but I've used the phone outside in the bright Florida sun a few times now, and while it does mute the color, I can still see what I'm doing on the phone. Maybe someone could post how you could tell what you have. ???
    07-19-2010 03:27 PM
  13. BerkleyJ's Avatar
    Incredible will not change to lcd!!
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    07-19-2010 04:30 PM
  14. _JKK_'s Avatar
    I don't know what I have, but I've used the phone outside in the bright Florida sun a few times now, and while it does mute the color, I can still see what I'm doing on the phone. Maybe someone could post how you could tell what you have. ???
    I have AMOLED; I get the same results as you in the sun.

    I've been overall impressed with the outdoors performance; I was led to believe it was going to be horrible. And I've been out in the desert sun for the last 2 weeks.
    07-19-2010 04:49 PM
  15. daethwing188's Avatar
    I don't know what I have, but I've used the phone outside in the bright Florida sun a few times now, and while it does mute the color, I can still see what I'm doing on the phone. Maybe someone could post how you could tell what you have. ???
    Until I find a better method, this is all I can recommend

    Screen Comparison Shows LCD Still Beats Super AMOLED In Sunlight


    Incredible will not change to lcd!!
    That's not what HTC said. They said they were going to continue producing Incredibles with the AMOLED screens and they would augment production of the phones by producing them with Sony Super TFT LCDs.
    07-19-2010 04:51 PM
  16. urabob's Avatar
    That's not what HTC said. They said they were going to continue producing Incredibles with the AMOLED screens and they would augment production of the phones by producing them with Sony Super TFT LCDs.
    I heard the same thing. Some with AMOLED and some with Super TFT. Again, the claim from HTC is there is no discernible difference.

    The only thing I'll be able to do is compare it to the OLED screen of my Zune HD (which is very different compared to a standard LCD) and see how it compares to whatever arrives from Verizon.

    What I can say from comparing OLED to LCD is this: OLED has a WIDE viewing angle. You can view it from any angle and it never gets cloudy and the blacks are perfectly inky and rich. Just pure black and nothing even remotely close to grey. Plus OLED just sips electricity compared to other options save for e-ink.
    daethwing188 likes this.
    07-19-2010 05:22 PM
  17. joebob2000's Avatar
    Plus OLED just sips electricity compared to other options save for e-ink.
    Hasn't this been debunked? If the screen is a major battery hog on the early Incredibles with (undoubtedly) the OLED screens, I would hate to end up with an LCD version that was even worse! As I recall, only if you fancy screens of nothing but black backgrounds and light text will you see an energy savings vs LCD; so unless you spend all your time in the settings menu or happen to have a pitch black background, there is no difference.
    07-21-2010 03:17 PM
  18. _JKK_'s Avatar
    Hasn't this been debunked? If the screen is a major battery hog on the early Incredibles with (undoubtedly) the OLED screens, I would hate to end up with an LCD version that was even worse! As I recall, only if you fancy screens of nothing but black backgrounds and light text will you see an energy savings vs LCD; so unless you spend all your time in the settings menu or happen to have a pitch black background, there is no difference.
    There still is a difference; darker colors=lower battery requirements. I have a background that is fairly dark. Text is black. I don't think it's difficult to imagine that the screen does save some power.
    07-21-2010 03:22 PM
  19. ghutch0309's Avatar
    Until I find a better method, this is all I can recommend

    Screen Comparison Shows LCD Still Beats Super AMOLED In Sunlight




    That's not what HTC said. They said they were going to continue producing Incredibles with the AMOLED screens and they would augment production of the phones by producing them with Sony Super TFT LCDs.
    augment meaning "help" i was assuming meaning they will help but continue to use the AMOLED but help with the backorder by using LCD

    patches has said, and he is a very reliable source, that hardware version 0002 is AMOLED and version 0003 is the new TFTLCD...not 100% on this would have to know from someone who has or is getting the LCD to be sure
    07-21-2010 03:52 PM
  20. urabob's Avatar
    Hasn't this been debunked? If the screen is a major battery hog on the early Incredibles with (undoubtedly) the OLED screens, I would hate to end up with an LCD version that was even worse! As I recall, only if you fancy screens of nothing but black backgrounds and light text will you see an energy savings vs LCD; so unless you spend all your time in the settings menu or happen to have a pitch black background, there is no difference.
    With a traditional LCD, pixels share a light source and so you can't have pure black and the illumination is constant. With OLED each pixel is illuminated separately and can turn off completely to produce black. Hence the savings in power.

    But yeah, if the battery life was bad with OLED... then switching to LCD could be worse. We won't know until somebody compares the two.

    The only negative with OLED is less visibility in sunlight and the tendency for the blue pixels to die off over time (8 years or so).
    07-21-2010 06:34 PM
  21. Qazme's Avatar
    augment meaning "help" i was assuming meaning they will help but continue to use the AMOLED but help with the backorder by using LCD

    patches has said, and he is a very reliable source, that hardware version 0002 is AMOLED and version 0003 is the new TFTLCD...not 100% on this would have to know from someone who has or is getting the LCD to be sure
    I have yet to hear anyone who has actually gotten the TFT screen who can confirm that the hardware # has changed. I'm willing to bet there is no version difference as far as that goes. It's all hear say and speculation right now.
    07-21-2010 07:05 PM
  22. KB3MMX's Avatar
    If i got a LCD on a new Incredible, I'd be pissed !!

    The display on OLED is FAR superior and I wouldn't trade it's clarity for one second in a competition with the sun for who's brightest....

    Heck, if you want a regular LCD screen, you might as well just get a Droid X(
    07-21-2010 07:14 PM
  23. joebob2000's Avatar
    You guys really don't see the diagonal trellis in the pixels where the green ones line up? I like good black levels but I don't know if I would trade a clean, true white for a clean, true black. After playing with the Incredible at the Verizon store, I just don't know if I would be happy with the AMOLED version. I spend a lot more time looking at white (web pages, emails, etc) than black personally, so a web page on something like the Droid 2 has amazing whites and nice smooth text and frankly looks better thanks to the LCD. I bet I would get used to the Incredible either way, but I would probably be happier if I got one of the LCD models. If anyone gets one that can't stand to have it, I will take it off your hands!
    07-21-2010 09:10 PM
  24. urabob's Avatar
    My two phones that came in today were both AMOLED. I'm very happy and satisfied.
    07-24-2010 01:10 AM
  25. Fahrenheit's Avatar
    Is there any other way to tell? I've gotten 3 Incredibles (2 were broken), and I think this latest one is LCD. I believe that because I had my 2nd phone and 3rd phone together and I turned them both on at the same time. The white HTC startup screen came on, and there was a difference! The newer phone was ALOT brighter than the old. I didn't think to take a picture but the difference was pretty astonishing. The difference was so pronounced that it would make sense to me that this new one is LCD. I'd like to verify somehow though.
    07-24-2010 08:17 AM
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