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Latest rumors about the Samsung Galaxy S 4

0. phoneArena 08 Mar 2013, 11:15 posted on

An interesting rumor is circulating about the screen on the Samsung Galaxy S 4 and according to this rumor, the device will carry a floating touch display with the use of a green PHOLED screen; there is also speculation about two different prototypes of the device being prepared with the possibility that both versions will be used...

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posted on 08 Mar 2013, 11:19 17

1. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I hope it will use LCD. :)

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 11:41 46

6. cR203 (Posts: 202; Member since: 27 Jan 2013)


You gotta be kidding. Do you really think LCD is better looking than Amoled displays? Besides, Amoled display's are a signature feature of the galaxy s phones.

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 11:49 1

12. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


All screens are LCD-based ;-)

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 12:13 11

18. half_21 (Posts: 44; Member since: 16 Nov 2012)


i'm a samsung owner, but i really like the LCD screen used o the iphone..i mean not all LCD IPS displays are the same, juts like how nexus 7 screen looks washed out when compared to that of an iphone's screen...it has good amount of contrast and color which is really pleasing to my eyes....i like it better than my super amoled display...

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 12:25 7

19. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Go get some knowledge. ;)

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 12:28 10

20. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"You gotta be kidding."

No I'm not kidding.

"Do you really think LCD is better looking than Amoled displays?"

Yes, I do! At least for todays OLED stage. Today there is bigger problems with OLED based displays than only how they are looking.

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 12:30 30

21. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


HTC One X vs galaxy s3 display...

LCD > amoled....nuff said

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 12:34 8

24. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


HTC is using LCD displays, for example: Super LCD

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 12:56 7

28. cR203 (Posts: 202; Member since: 27 Jan 2013)


How bout you go get some knowledge and cut the crap. The s4 will have a Amoled screen.

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 12:56 19

29. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1033; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Not to mention SLCD3 like on the DNA. Amoled can't compete. Maybe once Amoled displays get their burn in issues figured out and stop displaying cartoonish colors.

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 13:06 7

33. GALAXY-STORM (Posts: 328; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)


Amoled screens are much better choice. No to lcd.

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 13:08 3

34. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"How bout you go get some knowledge and cut the crap."

What crap?

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 13:08 1

35. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


I do prefer LCD sometimes because AMOLED's colors are oversaturated, but i love the deep blacks of AMOLED.

As for the S4 itself, not going expect anything groundbreaking, including the eye tracking with front cam - it is not really practical to me. If i were reasing the last paragraph at the bottom, before im done reading will it flip the page? I have many doubts on how efficient and practical it will be, but i will reserve my judgement until i get to touch the device. However, im not going to buy a single smartphone made by Samsung again, S2 screem broke, S3 screen also broke from a simple knock - thanks to the weak plastic on the bezels.

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 13:16 8

41. cR203 (Posts: 202; Member since: 27 Jan 2013)


LCD will never have the appeal of Amoled displays. The colors on amoled displays are better. LCD screens have crappy color reproduction. On my nexus 10 for example, the details and sharpness is great but colors are dead and faded.

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 13:17 2

42. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Agree.

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 13:20 4

44. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"The colors on amoled displays are better."

The colours on OLED displays are unnatural.

OLED based displays has more essential problems than only unnatural colours.

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 13:32 1

46. cR203 (Posts: 202; Member since: 27 Jan 2013)


So think LCD would be better on the s4?

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 14:01 11

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


The blacks on AMOLED are nice and give you opportunity to save battery, but other than that they aren't anything special. I still prefer the display on the One X to the GS3, and I prefer the screen on my old HTC Amaze to my GS2.

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 14:34 4

49. true1984 (Posts: 829; Member since: 23 May 2012)


I agree. AMOLED does look nice, but the main issue with them is the oversaturation and blue-ish tint. LCD gives more true to life colors, especially the SLCD that HTC uses. In the end I guess its up to someone's personal preference, but if the GS4 has AMOLED, I'll be getting the HTC One.

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 14:37 3

50. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1116; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Errr, go inform yourself on colour reproduction because you don't seem to know what it is, if you are saying LCDs are crap. AMOLEDs are great, they look great but the sub-par brightness, blue tint at angles and burn in are kind of deal breakers, i don't doubt AMOLED might be the future but right now IPS LCDs hold the crown.

Also don't come with the "burn in is fake, it doesn't happen" because my sister's galaxy S2 has burn in.

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 14:37 3

51. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


While no one has improved organic compounds which are used in OLED based displays, I say yes, LCD would be better decision. :)

I don't say that OLED is bad idea, I even believe that there is a big feature for similar technologies like OLED, but not for today while no one has improved organic compounds which are used in OLEDs.

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 14:39 7

52. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


HTC One has amazing display. :)

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 14:52 5

58. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I remember long time ago I was Googling and found two big forums with vote polls in both forums voted really big number of Samsung Wave (S8500) users and in both polls ~30-40% users was claiming that after 3-4 month they have noticed 'Burn-in' effect. ~30-40% in 3-4 month it is really big numbers in such short time.
And today we can find more and more Google results about 'Burn-in' effect.

In my opinion there is four main OLED based display cons:
1) Really short lifespan (due to organic compounds degradation).
2) Can not handle intensive "working load" and it expressed as 'Burn-In' effect (also due to organic compounds degradation).
3) Colors are not natural.
4) Relatively not so clear and sharp images.

No one still has improve organic compounds which are used in OLEDs and are bigest OLEDs problem. They have improve matrixes and used other "tricks" but hasn't improve main element - organic compounds.

Watch this video an you will understand what I mean by saying more clear and sharp images:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=331MsHlnG5I

Here is example of 'Burn-In' effect on Samsung Galaxy S III (watch in FullHD !):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkfT3PXtIU8

Here is example of 'Burn-In' effect on Samsung Galaxy S (watch in HD !):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEtZ2E7Sgbg

Here is another example of 'Burn-In' effect on Samsung Galaxy S:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdbTuMamqSA

Here is another example of 'Burn-In' effect on Samsung Galaxy S III (watch in HD !):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoYZ1XTsM1I

Smartphone display Burn-in test (LCD vs OLED):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIqqnnb1LBw

You also can find even more and more examples of OLED based screens 'Burn-In' effect just Google or search on YouTube and you will see that it is pretty easy noticeable!

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 15:03 5

59. saffant (Posts: 274; Member since: 04 Jul 2011)


No it wouldn't. Almost every other manufacturer is using LCDs; Samsung stands out with its AMOLED screens (amongst other things).

If you really need "natural" colours, go buy an IPS desktop monitor. Phones work best with OLED because of the outstanding blacks (LCDs get destroyed by AMOLED's blacks ie my bro's Nexus 4's display is sh*t mainly because of the lacklustre blacks).

Phones aren't the place for photoediting and/or graphic design. Keep that sh*t on your computer.

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 15:19 1

60. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"Phones work best with OLED because of the outstanding blacks..."

Can this statement be even more silly? So other phones just doesn't work because don't have real black?

First you say that natural colours are not important on a phone but then you are talking about "outstanding" blacks... Isn't that silly?

And if you have read my comments you should see that I'm talking not about colours!

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 15:25 1

62. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"And if you have read my comments you should see that I'm talking NOT ABOUT COLOURS!"

not only about colours*

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 15:27

63. darkkjedii (Posts: 23427; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


"You gotta be kidding."

No I'm not kidding.

"Do you really think LCD is better looking than Amoled displays?"

Yes, I do! At least for todays OLED stage. Today there is bigger problems with OLED based displays than only how they are looking.

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 15:28 1

64. darkkjedii (Posts: 23427; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


"How bout you go get some knowledge and cut the crap."

What crap?

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 15:30

65. darkkjedii (Posts: 23427; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I remember long time ago I was Googling and found two big forums with vote polls in both forums voted really big number of Samsung Wave (S8500) users and in both polls ~30-40% users was claiming that after 3-4 month they have noticed 'Burn-in' effect. ~30-40% in 3-4 month it is really big numbers in such short time.
And today we can find more and more Google results about 'Burn-in' effect.

In my opinion there is four main OLED based display cons:
1) Really short lifespan (due to organic compounds degradation).
2) Can not handle intensive "working load" and it expressed as 'Burn-In' effect (also due to organic compounds degradation).
3) Colors are not natural.
4) Relatively not so clear and sharp images.

No one still has improve organic compounds which are used in OLEDs and are bigest OLEDs problem. They have improve matrixes and used other "tricks" but hasn't improve main element - organic compounds.

Watch this video an you will understand what I mean by saying more clear and sharp images:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=331MsHlnG5I

Here is example of 'Burn-In' effect on Samsung Galaxy S III (watch in FullHD !):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkfT3PXtIU8

Here is example of 'Burn-In' effect on Samsung Galaxy S (watch in HD !):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEtZ2E7Sgbg

Here is another example of 'Burn-In' effect on Samsung Galaxy S:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdbTuMamqSA

Here is another example of 'Burn-In' effect on Samsung Galaxy S III (watch in HD !):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoYZ1XTsM1I

Smartphone display Burn-in test (LCD vs OLED):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIqqnnb1LBw

You also can find even more and more examples of OLED based screens 'Burn-In' effect just Google or search on YouTube and you will see that it is pretty easy noticeable! Man the cut copy paste feature on my iPad 3 works great. Don't you agree BFF?

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 15:36 6

66. cR203 (Posts: 202; Member since: 27 Jan 2013)


I'm not saying lcd's are crap i'm saying the color they produce are dead. The colors aren't vivid. Amoled displays have cons but they are more of a pleasure to look at. Many people may prefer lcd but i don't and i know i'm not the only person that feels Amoled displays are betters.

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