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Display battle: NOVA Display vs Super AMOLED vs Retina Display vs ClearBlack AMOLED

0. phoneArena 01 Mar 2011, 10:07 posted on

PhoneArena examines the real-life performance of LG's newfangled brightest NOVA mobile display, comparing it to the IPS-LCD on the iPhone 4, the Super AMOLED on the Galaxy S, and the Clear Black AMOLED on the Nokia E7...

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posted on 01 Mar 2011, 21:23

21. CTAPbIi (unregistered)


thx a lot for this review, I was really battling looking for comparison between IPS LCD and Super AMOLED.

It will be nice to see updated version of this review when SGS2 will be available though.

Just my 2 cents - Sammy's screen looks oversaturated for me, it's like difference in colors on TVs: LCD vs plasma.

posted on 01 Mar 2011, 21:35 1

22. ahmedra2ol (Posts: 27; Member since: 01 Mar 2011)


LG Optimus Black is the best here after it (iphone= samsung) then come nokia at last because it is so dark :( thump up if you agree

posted on 02 Mar 2011, 03:33

30. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


Nova seemed great but as far as ips goes brightness won't win me over. Retina is plenty bright and has a higher resolution. The resolution is what wins me over here and it's barely mentioned. Pixel density makes for sharper images not color or brightness(although they can play a part). Retina's density is far superior and gives hd videos and graphics a much more organic and fluid feel than super amoled (I only say super amoled because it's they only other display I have experience on). Viewing angles aren't a big thing to me because I look straight at my phone. I don't know who doesn't. As far as blacks go the retina display can get pretty black. No super amoled black but very friction close. By no measure would I say dark grey. But samoled does have better blacks.
Overall like I said for me it's all about resolution. PPI to be more exact.

posted on 01 Mar 2011, 23:37 2

26. vishal400 (unregistered)


clear black dispaly shows original colours. And i don't consider iphone display,, its too old technology of display. E7 ans galaxy are winners here.

posted on 02 Mar 2011, 00:08 1

28. vishal400 (unregistered)


comparing lg and iphone display with e7 and galaxy is like comparing LCD TV vs LED TV. HA HA. LED wins

posted on 02 Mar 2011, 08:27 1

31. cedd (unregistered)


clearblack of nokia is the best from what i see

posted on 02 Mar 2011, 09:27

32. T DAWGv12 (Posts: 13; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)


Based on the pictures here, Super amoled plus on galaxy s wins here, nokia would have to seen or have the auto adjust turned off though to be fair. Any company still working with yesterdays mobile display technology's are behind the curve which for apple in particular is the name of the game anyhow.

posted on 02 Mar 2011, 18:28

33. hacknet (unregistered)


Where is the Q-HD Display for the Atrix??? Should be in this list with the top devices. fail.

posted on 02 Mar 2011, 21:33 1

34. Herkus Mantas (unregistered)


So, I must go for Samsung Galaxy S or for Nokia E7 display. I more outdoor user, like play with phone in bright daylight, summer time in London Parks.

Yes I like LG Black display but if no anti-reflectance coating then not for me. iPhone 4 display nice but also without anti-reflectance coating not for me.

THANKS Phone Arena for nice displays comparison.

posted on 03 Mar 2011, 08:20

35. calamazoo (unregistered)


they all have anti-reflectance coating, except the Optimus Black, which was a prototype t6he guy said and will have it in the final version. Just that the Galaxy S has a very low reflectance, so, despite that the Retina display and the NOVA display are so bright, outdoors they are only slightly better than the Galaxy S and the ClearBlack AMOLED...

posted on 03 Mar 2011, 18:16

37. Galen20K (Posts: 541; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)


Wow Nova is really impressive!! Definitely the brightest although Super AMOLED is richer in colors still all look amazing in my opinion.

posted on 03 Mar 2011, 22:13 1

38. john10001 (unregistered)


I think that the Nokia and Samsung have better displays especially when outdoors as they don't have as much glare and reflection. I don't think Nokia has managed to produce a better display though than the one on its 5800.

posted on 04 Mar 2011, 04:29

39. stani (unregistered)


for me super amoled is the best!

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 00:46

40. Jasper (unregistered)


Samsung has the edge in producing these screens, but nokia does impresses somewhat...

posted on 09 Mar 2011, 13:41

43. Dr sasidhar reddy (unregistered)


ALWAYS RETINA DISPLAY """ROCKS""...

posted on 12 Mar 2011, 06:51

45. M27 (unregistered)


Lol, all 4 displays are from 2 korean companys. LG & Samsung. IPS in iPhone is from LG and Amolend in N8 is from Samsung, so all 4 best displays are from LG & Samsung

posted on 12 Mar 2011, 10:22

46. Questions. (unregistered)


Read people READ before posting. The Nokia's automatic light sencore can't be turned off. That is why it looks darker in dark. Better for eyes that way you know? With full contrast would be way brighter. SO READ BEFORE POSTING.

posted on 13 Mar 2011, 09:57

47. h (unregistered)


Super AMOLED Plus & Super AMOLED

posted on 14 Mar 2011, 09:50

48. d12south (unregistered)


Sorry guys , defiantly Nokia E7 wins!

Just look how it performs under light.

posted on 18 Mar 2011, 07:25

49. R@R#M@N (unregistered)


where is S.E arc ??
Bravia Engine most better than displays

posted on 21 Mar 2011, 01:26

50. fb_dragon76 (Posts: 19; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


i love a great screen but a so so screen wont keep me from downloading and sending porn either so im good. what kills me is that they make screen protectors that blocks angles so you can enjoy your porn in peace w/o the hypocritical eyes glaring at you from an angle.

posted on 29 Mar 2011, 18:15

51. IOS5 (unregistered)


Clear black display the worst! I played with E7 in store two things I liked in this phone
- call quilaty and speakers with noise cancellation
- qwtary keyboard
Other than that the screen has to many pixels too dark nothing special on CBD compere to Retina, Super Amoled and Nova cuz CBD has the lowest resolution 640x360 in 4" screen too bad.

posted on 05 Apr 2011, 01:06

52. ikkuh (unregistered)


I think it isnt fair to compare small screen's (3,5") with big ones (4") besides that i still like the amoled's better because of the high contrast ratio and the vivid colours. Samsung still makes the best screens.

posted on 06 Apr 2011, 21:35

54. joey18 (Posts: 589; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)


You guys are stupid retina display is make kasastan bora produtions

posted on 09 Apr 2011, 13:40

55. Mini_Pritchy_18 (Posts: 4; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)


I've tried out the Samsung galaxy s and i can tell you it is lush, i love everything about it, I'm not sure about outdoors and I'm not saying it is better but you will definatly be satisfied

posted on 17 Apr 2011, 09:41

56. district11 (Posts: 125; Member since: 17 Apr 2011)


I like super amoled :)

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