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Samsung Galaxy Note and Galaxy Nexus sport HD Super AMOLED - is the PenTile matrix bad for you?

0. phoneArena 21 Oct 2011, 10:00 posted on

Inspired by all PenTile scaremongering, we zoomed into the matrix of the Samsung Galaxy Note with its HD Super AMOLED display, and found nothing fatal to be afraid of at that 800x1280 resolution...

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posted on 21 Oct 2011, 10:03 13

1. Eingild (Posts: 203; Member since: 19 Apr 2011)


Nice article. People talk like having Pentile Matrix is a a bad thing. They haven't realize that they're just exaggerating claims, this and that. Bahh! Just enjoy the handset you prefer and live like a normal human being. +1 for the article.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 11:11 5

15. Synack (Posts: 677; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


Yes the Galaxy Nexus will indeed be a damn good screen. Now if it were just in my hands RIGHT NOW.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 11:51

21. willardcw4 (Posts: 169; Member since: 01 Oct 2011)


+1.... ATT Plox =D

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 12:22 1

24. nak1017 (Posts: 328; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)


AGREED!
I wish this article was up before the other "freak out" articles got posted...

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 12:25 1

25. roldefol (Posts: 4332; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Yeah, what's PA's deal?
"Is PenTile on the Nexus a dealbreaker?!"
"Why PenTile on the Nexus is not a dealbreaker!"

They're of two minds...

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 17:48

43. RAIDERWILL (Posts: 22; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)


Does not convince me.. I still feel SuperAmoled *Plus* gives the best Visuals for 3D Games and Movie / Slingbox HD T.V... I Love My Droid Charge's Screen..

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 18:08 1

44. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


pentile or not your right 720p on that size screen is unparalleled in the industry and with super amoled there's nothing not to enjoy!

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 17:02 1

51. ph00ny (Posts: 1268; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Pentile is a bad thing on lower res screens and it's very noticeable. Obviously now that we're hitting much higher resolutions, it's starting become a non-issue

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 10:11

2. chuckyoo (Posts: 34; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Great article. I wonder since the screen in galaxy note is HD, if the phone can still handle that much with the dual core on battery. I want the galaxy note and people say it is too big, but I want a phoblet, kill two birds with one stone.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 10:13

3. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


thank you. tired of fear mongerers worrying about the pentile arrangement. If you look at the last set of pictures, the pentile Note took a better looking screenshot than the PPI king, iphone.

At such resolutions you will have to use a magnifying glass and strain your eyes to tell the difference.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 13:27 1

34. ayephoner (Posts: 850; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


i think the note looks great. im really pumped to see a galaxy nexus in person.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 10:17

4. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)


Do you want fries with that?

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 10:20

5. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)


in real world, pentile doesnt make sense. it's not in existence..

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 10:29 6

8. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)


thumb down all you want but what I'm saying is true.. no one can differentiate those displays with their bare eyes unless you use a magnifying glass of some sort. both displays are sick whether it's pentile or not..

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 11:51 3

20. roldefol (Posts: 4332; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


The point is not that PenTile has no disadvantages, it's that those disadvantages disappear when the resolution jumps from 800x480 to 1280x800.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 10:26 3

6. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Yes I am very excited about HD displays. To me the Samsung Galaxy Nexus looks like a real great phone. The 720p HD Super AMOLED screen seems to be a great choice. Also & to be honest who in their right mind will use a magnifying glass on their mobile phone anyway? The 4.6" 720p HD Super AMOLED screen IS beautiful. Can't wait to see this phone in action!

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 10:26 1

7. WirelessCon (Posts: 311; Member since: 11 May 2010)


How about comparing 720p video?

How much to the other displays degrade the image?

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 10:36

9. terabyteRouser (Posts: 457; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Great article!

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 10:39 2

10. terabyteRouser (Posts: 457; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


The iPhone 4 is beautiful.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 10:46

13. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


its also a broken phone waiting to happen. reference to the f'n glass chassis

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 11:52 1

22. roldefol (Posts: 4332; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


The screen is beautiful, yes. But its days at the top are numbered.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 15:35

39. larryvand (Posts: 1; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


Too small. I can't read it. I currently have an iPhone4 and honest to God, I can't read it without my glasses. And when I use my glasses it gives me a headache. Apple needs to increase the screen size. The Galaxy nexus with a 4.65" and 1280x800 res is the one I'll get. I had it with Apple and the iPhone telling me what I can and can not have. They freaking need a bigger screen. Period.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 10:40 1

11. PimpStrong (Posts: 310; Member since: 25 Jul 2011)


I personally do not like the skinny 16:9 ratio of the Sensation screen which means I won't like how the Nexus' screen will be equally skinny.

Thumb me down if u want but I'll take SAMOLED PLUS in 16:10 over this HD.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 11:27

17. Leodrade (Posts: 87; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)


16:9 is the best aspect ratio to watch movies but if you don't like it then you should look into the Galaxy Note that is 16:10

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 13:23 1

32. PimpStrong (Posts: 310; Member since: 25 Jul 2011)


I'm good I have the GS2

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 11:54

23. roldefol (Posts: 4332; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Also 8% of the screen will be for the menu buttons, so the useable space will be a 4.4" 15:9 screen.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 13:24

33. PimpStrong (Posts: 310; Member since: 25 Jul 2011)


So that makes it skinny AND shorter?

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 15:18

36. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


not true. those buttons dissapear in context to what your doing on screen. watch the video, when your watching a video on the phone, the buttons dissapear and it becomes a giant screen. Im pretty sure individual apps will get control over that feature.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 15:22

38. roldefol (Posts: 4332; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


We don't know yet how various apps will control the menu buttons. I'm going to assume the buttons may black out during certain apps but the bar area will only disappear during full screen video.

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 05:50

48. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


they said during the keynote that a developer could blank out one, 2 or all of the buttons at his will. They are completely contextual to whats going on with the phone.

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