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Display Comparison: Apple iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X vs Nokia Lumia 900

0. phoneArena 05 Oct 2012, 05:13 posted on

It’ll be interesting to see how they fall fare against one another – to hopefully proclaim the best one out of the bunch! In order to make that final call, we’re going to go beyond the hardware specs and see how they perform in real world situations, since you know, that’s exactly what matters most...

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posted on 05 Oct 2012, 06:20 7

15. Hafiz (Posts: 78; Member since: 20 Dec 2011)


especialy sony. No one takes them seriously :(

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 06:26 3

17. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


i do! love SONY.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 06:52

22. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


The person in your avatar endorses Nokia. Maybe you should use James Bond as your avatar?

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 08:02 2

33. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


Then you should drop your username first.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 08:42

36. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


And would you take the pain to tell me why?

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 06:13 5

11. LumiaLover (Posts: 162; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)


"Sadly, the only pleasant things we can honestly say about the Nokia Lumia 900’s 4.3-inch ClearBlack Display, is its iridescent color reproduction and wide viewing angles – much like what we find with Samsung’s flagship. However, it fails to impress for the simple reason that its resolution is far outdated, outdated to the point that it’s now regarded as being something employed by mid-range devices nowadays. Still, it’s a decent looking display, but don’t expect it to grab the top spot any time soon."

Let's see this test ran again when the Lumia 920 is launched. Why did you even include the 900 if you openly confess in your conclusion that the display is outdated?

If the ip5 display is still better than the Lumia 920, then fair enough, but don't bash a phone that you knew had an outdated display before the test had even started.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 06:31 1

18. Hemlocke (unregistered)


The 900 is the best screen for a WP device, so some representation was needed. Of course, the iPhone 4 had a nicer screen, so outdated doesn't really apply.

As for the people making excuses for Samsung, just stop. You S-Sheep would eat garbage if the wrapper said "Samsung." Three generations of Galaxy S, and three generations of sub-par screens. Just increasing the size and resolution is weak. If you want to be the best, stop using junk screens and junk materials for your phones.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 07:17 6

28. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


lmao so now apple trolls are recycling what people say about them and aiming it at samsung users. so basically just like apple you dont come up with your own idea's you use other peoples then change it alittle to make it look your own

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 08:47 3

37. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Ok, now i see what you were talking about..
+1 dude

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 03:28

108. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Actually....I like Amoled screens better than LCD's now.

Minus Pentile....everything else just favors Amoled for my uses. Outdoor use. Even tho the writer said the iPhone 5 was the best for outdoor viewing, I find it kinda strange when viewing angles effect outdoor viewing. Most ppl dont take viewing angles into effect when talking about outdoor viewing.

Watching movies on an Amoled screen is just better due to the blacks and contrast. And I just prefer the oversaturated colors over accurate colors now.

Samsung screens arent really sub par, it just depends on what cons you can live with. And how you use your phone.

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 16:00 1

110. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Sub-par screens? The display on my GS2 is gorgeous. I mean, really, Samsung may not have the best build quality, or have the best software overlay, but their screens are amazing. Did you really have to go and say such a ridiculous thing, on something as subjective as displays?

posted on 13 Oct 2012, 09:24

122. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Exactly...subjective being the key word.

I was a huge LCD fan until I actually seen an Amoled screen in person. I switched sides.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 09:32 1

44. smartandcool3 (Posts: 11; Member since: 17 Sep 2012)


Completely true!!!!!!!!!
One's again a pathetic review in favor of "iCRAP5".

And who cares about "iCRAP5" other than "iDIOTS"???

Smart person will always buy the best samsung and nokia phones.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 06:25 6

16. Lakuta (Posts: 17; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


iphone is the best......^^

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 07:01 8

27. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


No its not, i believe all 4 ov them are, also if they had Sony and Lg

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 06:39 9

19. Lifengineer (Posts: 44; Member since: 15 Dec 2011)


Seriously?!!!!!! WTF?!?!

Comparing all these phone with Lumia 900!!! It's 4.3" with 480x800!!!
For sure it's gonna be the worst!

John V. excuse me but you're not that smart! Wait for 920 and then compare!

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 10:13 1

48. smartandcool3 (Posts: 11; Member since: 17 Sep 2012)


+1 for you dude!!!!!

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 06:39 10

20. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)


As far as I know the Lumia 900 has the best sunlight legibility and less screen reflectance.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 06:50 4

21. babyk (Posts: 313; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


ONE X is definitely the winner here and any other super lcd 2 Phones made by HTC Phone arena please dont screw this up...

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 06:55 3

23. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 637; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Lumia 900 screen probably uses the same Samsung's panel found in Galaxy SII, so it's outdated (and limited due to WP7 specs) and the test is not fair. By those standards, it's probably the best screen out there, surpassing even the SII screen thanks to the Nokia's own ClearBlack technology.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 07:47 1

31. Aeires (unregistered)


I was hoping to see the Note II in this comparison. It's close enough to release date to include it.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 11:10 1

59. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 637; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Yes, it would be most useful and significant. It's the first HD AMOLED that doesn't utilize PenTile matrix.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 06:55 3

24. Jimstar (Posts: 259; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


I'm sorry but this is a pretty poorly written article. I mean for example, how the iphone5's color reproduction be better then the OneX's by a "longshot" if they both have a "hint" of oversaturation? If you use the same word to describe the oversaturation for both devices then how can one be so much better than the other?

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 06:58 5

26. ramoman (Posts: 18; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


can you but the bravia display ?????????

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 07:31 6

30. maryaaadil (Posts: 146; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)


Yeah, missing xperias.....

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 10:26

51. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


And like others have mentioned: LG devices and the Note 2.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 07:30

29. maryaaadil (Posts: 146; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)


You should have used note 2 cause its better than s3 n d latest from sammy's....
N nice job John V ;-)

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 07:54 3

32. psysect (Posts: 49; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)


One x has the better and sharper screen.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 09:17 1

39. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


S-LCD 2 wins it for me. Though it will be interesting to see S-LCD 2 goes against a 300+ ppi model of the new RGB SA HD display. Come on Samsung, we need a comparison between the top dogs of displays, and it needs to be a fair fight.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 09:23 4

41. corgilot (Posts: 8; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


why are they using the 900 and not the 920? the 920 from what I understand has a screen that blows the iPhone5 out of the water.

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