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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 07 Oct 2012, 05:21 1

98. raymond71 (Posts: 7; Member since: 03 Jun 2012)


Mr. Brandon Miniman compared the OneX and the iP5's display and came up to a conclusion that the OneX definitely has the best display.it has brighter and vivid colors than iP5.

posted on 07 Oct 2012, 12:13 1

100. StreetNerd (Posts: 821; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


JUST DO A NEW DISPLAY COMPARISON NEXT MONTH....

add Lumia 920 and HTC 8X

s**ttie iphone

posted on 07 Oct 2012, 15:11

101. pandambaba (Posts: 28; Member since: 18 Feb 2012)


even though i switched to an iphone 5, i'm glad to see android products stepping up. I think that in the next 1 or 2 years, android phones will become as user friendly as iphones. maybe then i'll switch back to one.

posted on 07 Oct 2012, 15:45

102. chemo (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)


Before I bought an ipad, I was mostly anti-Apple.. Why, I don't know.. Perhaps it was because I was a contented user of Windows computers and thought of Apple as the "other camp" who made super-user-friendly products for dummies... Anyways, fast-forward, I must say I love my ipad. Its well-made and has made me a dummy for all the fun it provides! I've come to like Apple as a company that makes good-looking, good quality products. I also own a Nokia Lumia 900 phone. I bought it because I fell in love with the way it looks, from the hardware design to the fluidity in response, to the lively tiles flipping back and forth as if the phone were alive, to the beautiful fonts, etc. There is just something very artistic about this phone and the display? Images look amazing on it although specs say otherwise.. I love looking at images on the Lumia's display; so much so - I download lots of images and photos on the phone and sometimes just get carried away looking at them one after another, it's hypnotizing.... Am I sad, angry, disappointed that the Lumia 900 ended up last in the heap in this review? Hmmm, somehow, not at all....

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 17:25

111. firefly (Posts: 2; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)


The part you are glossing over is that yes the iJunk (all inclusive of apple products) is user friendly-ish, for people who have never used windows or other based software.

I own an iPad 3, not for convenience or simplicity, simply for screen resolution for using remote desktop to access pc's I'm not at. My home pc has an HPZR30w with 2560 x 1600 native resolution. It looks like crap and you can't read anything on my 1080p laptop screen and my 19" laptop is built for traveling and still being able to do work, game, etc. and is super inconvenient to use to work in a car/plane/train. Apple way overcharges because their computer/iPad cases look nice and they know if they put their logo on it herds of sheep will flock to purchase it and be completely ok with pay 2-3 times more for the same guts as a competitor in a somewhat less attractive box. Now that I have defended owning an iPad 3 and spoken my mind about apple products in general, to my point...

If you ever go to an electronics store and stare at a wall of flat screen tv's you rarely notice a huge difference, except when they are vastly different tech i.e. LCD vs Plasma vs LED. 9 times out of 10 the only reason to get new is if the old breaks, but be realistic, if you are buying top of the line tech it is to have the cool new feature or simply to say you have the latest and greatest. I am a techie and buy new phones way to often. If it lasts a year, I'm thrilled, but typically I buy a new phone every time a see one that has new stuff I want or a pretty new design... Droid, Droid 2, Droid 2 Global, Incredible 2, Droid Bionic, Droid Razr, Galaxy Nexus, GS III, Droid Razr Maxx HD...

posted on 07 Oct 2012, 19:33

103. javorr (Posts: 14; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


Yes, John V. is an apple fan.
Xperia SL with 342 ppi is not in the review . Xperia P 275 ppi, with the white magic display.
Compare only with the old Nokia phone, no LG phones… this is not a realistic comparison.
Poor selection of phones and at the end iPhone is the best.

posted on 07 Oct 2012, 23:47 1

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


well guyss we r comparing the displays but look at the screen size of iphone? it is obvious that small screens will have better ppi but if u take a look at screen size of htc one x and its display and the ppi, its clear that there is NO MATCH for HTC ONE X. its a clear winner.despite of being a giant screen its display quality and ppi is damn better than iphone. look at iphone, man they r not able to generate better displays on bigger screens. and did u all notice something??? iphone just increased the length but not the breadth of their phone and that length too isnt enough.4.0 inces???? u crazy????/?? its looks like a kid's toy in ur hands. but THE ONE X.... just rocks and looks sooo premium in quality. htc u rock...... cheers. and sorry for apple fanboyss.

posted on 09 Oct 2012, 00:41 1

112. kurtdean94 (Posts: 7; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


WTF??? NO XPERIA DEVICES??? WHY THEY DIDNT TEST XPERIA T? OBVIOUSLY IPHONE ARENA HATES SONY. BOO!!!!!!!

posted on 09 Oct 2012, 06:56 1

113. riku242244 (Posts: 4; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


why not Sony Xperia S or SL in this comparison..??
they both are having highest ppi....

posted on 09 Oct 2012, 10:34

114. phonemonkey (Posts: 168; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)


oh my gosh the iphone won,
android fans, get ready to flame!

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 05:31

116. Jooplol (Posts: 4; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)


Whenever iPhone gets the call, the case is always claimed to be "Bias". So many tears being covered with excuses from Android users. But whenever an Android wins a battle, the judgement and call is completely fair. Right. Lol. Such an amusing fan base.

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 09:12

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


stop spamming your crap troll

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 12:03 1

118. skymitch89 (Posts: 1307; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


Though it's a relatively old device, I think that you guys should include the HTC Rezound in these display comparisons. It has a 4.3in 720p S-LCS display with a PPI of 342. It seems to be the "forgotten sheep" of the devices that have come out with 720p displays.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 15:21

119. McSteezy (Posts: 22; Member since: 18 Aug 2012)


Lumia 900 was so last year! Racist against Windows Phone!

posted on 13 Oct 2012, 06:34 1

121. larvin72 (Posts: 4; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)


I used to think that writers and editors of sites like these are pretty much unbiased and objective in their approach and delivery when reviewing products TO GIVE THE PUBLIC AN UNBIASED OBJECTIVE VIEW SO THAT THEY MAY BE HELPED IN THEIR DECISIONS WHEN CHOOSING AMONGST SIMILARLY GOOD PRODUCTS. This review was made October 5, 2012, barely a month after the iphone 5 was released. Mr. John V reviewed the best that Apple has to offer against the second best of Samsung (Obviously the best Samsung display is with the Note 2), the third best of Nokia (Nokia's best is with the 920) and the best of HTC. No wonder a lot of people disagree with the conclusions because THE REVIEW WAS FAR FROM FAIR. I hope the editors of this site would remain unbiased and objective so that people would continue to read your works.

posted on 14 Oct 2012, 02:50

123. polichem2002 (Posts: 3; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Whoever made this display comparison obviously had an agenda. Either he's playing ignorant or ignorant at all. Why do you compare the display of the iPhone 5 e fullover those with obviously beatable handsets? Why do you compare a phone with 326 PPI with those with less pixel density? Why not compare it with say. Sony xperia s which had 342 PPI? If you want to prove that the iPhone really bests in all respects like the display category then compare it with the one which already had the numbers and prove that the numbers are pointless.

posted on 14 Oct 2012, 02:51

124. polichem2002 (Posts: 3; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Whoever made this display comparison obviously had an agenda. Either he's playing ignorant or ignorant at all. Why do you compare the display of the iPhone 5 e fullover those with obviously beatable handsets? Why do you compare a phone with 326 PPI with those with less pixel density? Why not compare it with say. Sony xperia s which had 342 PPI? If you want to prove that the iPhone really bests in all respects like the display category then compare it with the one which already had the numbers and prove that the numbers are pointless.

posted on 14 Oct 2012, 02:57

125. polichem2002 (Posts: 3; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Obviously phonearena will not compare the display of the iPhone 5 and that of the sony xperia s is because they dont want to humiliate the former. The comparison will then be lopsided in favor of the latter.

posted on 14 Oct 2012, 03:19

126. docnasa (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


nice peice of article... but plz also update it and include note 2 as well. thanx

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 08:25

128. larvin72 (Posts: 4; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)


How about pitting the iphone5 against the HTC J butterfly, lets see how the iphone5 will be strategically presented to win this one.

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 21:42

129. AS147 (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


Its hardly a fair comparison putting up the iPhone 5 against the previous generation Lumia 900. The Lumia 920 is the current model and the article should compare against that to be more accurate.

The Lumia has a 768 x 1280 pixel, 4.5 inche, 332 ppi pixel density display

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 15:24

130. kboo1995 (unregistered)


so
because iphone display is better he is got to be a fanboy?
well yes maybe the colors are more clear in the iphone
but please most of this phones cannot even reach even half of IPhone full brightness

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 18:24

131. larvin72 (Posts: 4; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)


you were correct kboo1995, "most of these phones cannot even reach half of iphone full brightness" because none of them is nokia 920 nor htc j butterfly.

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