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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, 09:30 2

43. pravi (Posts: 6; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


A more valid comparison should be:
Display Comparison: Apple iPhone7 vs Samsung Galaxy SVI vs HTC Ten X vs Nokia 6600

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 10:16

49. roscuthiii (Posts: 2226; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Flame-baiting John???

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 10:23 2

50. Shino (banned) (Posts: 196; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


Yawn...no surprise there. Anyway, I'd put them in the following order:
1. iP5
2. HTC 1X
3. SG3
4. Lumia 900
If Lumia 920 were there, I'd put it first, though. It is amazing.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 10:39 1

53. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2146; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Where were the Xperias, where they had the highest pixel density, and Bravia Engine 2?
Plese update the article!

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 10:46

54. maxican16 (Posts: 364; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


I find it odd PA posts this, but removes the post they had about the SIII screen being better. Rather odd move PA, no?

(how do I know they made a post, then subsequently removed it? saw it on PA's twitter stream)

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 10:46 1

55. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


When i pay $500 less for a GSIII i can see that GSIII performs far better. Why should i zoom text on a responsive design site? Why should i visit a non responsive design site visit a non responsive site on a mobile in any case? Do these tetsts on a site likehttp://bostonglobe.com (which is responsive) with no zooming. When the experiments are designed to achieve results that one would like to achieve then such experiments are part of what is known as JUNK Science :)

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 10:54

57. Muayyad (Posts: 236; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


PhoneArena = Apple biased

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 11:02 1

58. ricco (Posts: 18; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


I hope PA will do another shot at testing displays some month after when Nokia Lumia 920 and LG Optimus G will be in the world. Will You? If not, then I look at this test as last second chance to show Iphone's 5 dominance as with those handsets, this will be not so buttery. Take alone Lumia 920. Pixels per inch is greater value as Iphone's 5.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 11:29

60. r41nier (Posts: 70; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)


Actually the iPhone is not oversaturated since it is calibrated to around 100% SRGB color gamut. Maybe the author was used to low quality notebook displays as well as other displays available today which is around 60%-70% of the SRGB color gamut. Maybe he thought that those low quality display is the "right" color that's why he said it is oversaturated. SGS3 and Lumia 900 AMOLED screen are oversaturated by so much. Even though the SGS3's vibrance can be adjusted in the display to reduce the saturation, it is not calibrated to the SRGB color space.
Professional photographers and digital artists that also use their smartphones at work would probably choose a color accurate screen or at least a screen that can easily be calibrated to different color space like SRGB or Adobe RGB.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 11:41 1

63. Miley_3d (Posts: 16; Member since: 02 Oct 2012)


Where is the Nokia Lumia 920?

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 11:52 2

64. Blitz_Panzer (Posts: 8; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


The small screen of the iPhone5 helps his "high" pixel density...

1.- HTC One X
2.- iPhone5
3.- SGIII
4.- Lumia 900

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 12:10 1

65. jdot104 (Posts: 95; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)


This comparison would've been much fairer to Nokia if Phone Arena had used a 920 instead of a 900. It's an obvious leap in technology.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 12:22 1

66. darkdroid (Posts: 44; Member since: 13 Sep 2012)


hate to tell but this article looks so biased ...everything comes after iphone 5 regardless anything

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 12:41

67. animeware (Posts: 24; Member since: 14 May 2012)


What about Samsung Galaxy Note I would like to see compareson with it on this too?

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 14:20 1

70. wando77 (Posts: 958; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


Why is the iPhone 5 being compared to these MUCH OLDER phones. Surely the galaxy note 2 should be in there along with the lumia 920. Pretty sure they're both better than the iPhone 5 (in the words of phone arena the GN2 addresses ALL of amoled's problems)

posted on 14 Oct 2012, 08:19

127. babyk (Posts: 312; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


put it against the htc one x plus isnt it the same with original htc one x? Super LCD 2 Wins HTC ONE X and HTC ONE X PLUS

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 15:32

74. mohitmk21 (Posts: 15; Member since: 07 Aug 2012)


They should have included Lumia 920 instead of 900 in the comparison

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 15:33 2

75. bucky (Posts: 2686; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Sgs3 screen is nice but the pentile stands no chance against the one x and iPhone 5

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 16:54 2

76. darkkjedii (Posts: 22019; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


John V picked a winner without picking a winner.

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 00:24

77. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Yeah, like everyone is SOO interested in buying a Lumia 900 they're still comparing it!!! PA, step up yo game!!!

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 03:08 1

81. preet27in (banned) (Posts: 173; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


well well.... its all clear ONE X IS THE WINNER.......... now if u like or dislike..... truth tastes bitter. iphone its just crap....

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 03:10

82. preet27in (banned) (Posts: 173; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


phone arena decisions r all biased. dont kow why they always r in favour of iphones. they neva say iphone looses, rather they say its A DRAW !!!! wow phones arena guyss just think about it cause ppl know more about phones than u guys do.so dont make em fool just for ur own publicity. and dont delete my comment as i have the right to speak the truth.

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 04:16 1

83. Thomas5.3 (Posts: 37; Member since: 30 Oct 2011)


What i useless comparison. trying to put feathers in the ass of iphone 5. why not wait a couple of weeks with the article and then compare nokia 920 with galaxy note 2 and the iphone 5 and the htc one x+.

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 06:29

84. ikkuh (Posts: 37; Member since: 22 May 2011)


I dont care about PPI higher then 250 PPI. I do care about the size and contrast. So for me there's a clear winner: SGS3

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 09:31

87. jimjam (Posts: 289; Member since: 28 Jun 2011)


Who cares. They are all good.

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 10:29

88. prabhsahni92 (Posts: 3; Member since: 06 Oct 2012)


Mr. John v.
Its too. Earlier ......
Lets come lumia 820 & 920 in market first then tell us who is the display winner
.... Lumia 900 is not clear winner in oct 2012 comparison....

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 20:07

92. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 418; Member since: 04 May 2012)


The 4X HD should be here, LG is one of the best if not the best display makers out there.

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 22:02 1

95. sammyfan (Posts: 21; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


PPI is not only the thing.. just check 4 inch vs 4.3 inch. vs 4.7 and 4.8 inch.. I mean according to that s3 and HTC wins.. if we put that resolutionof s3 and onex in 4" display then iPhone loses???.. OHH COMMON.. Android flagships have won it.. APPLE SUCKS

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 22:02 1

96. sammyfan (Posts: 21; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


PPI is not only the thing.. just check 4 inch vs 4.3 inch. vs 4.7 and 4.8 inch.. I mean according to that s3 and HTC wins.. if we put that resolutionof s3 and onex in 4" display then iPhone loses???.. OHH COMMON.. Android flagships have won it.. APPLE SUCKS

posted on 07 Oct 2012, 04:47

97. Levon (Posts: 35; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


propaganda rules

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