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Samsung says its Super AMOLED screen beats Apple's Retina Dislpay

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Samsung says its Super AMOLED screen beats Apple's Retina Dislpay
Apple opened a lot of eyes, so to speak, when it revealed what it is calling the "Retina Display" on the new iPhone 4. With a market leading resolution of 640 x 960, the new handset would be considered sharp under any condition. But when you consider that the device has a 3.5 inch display compared to the 3.7 inch to 4.3 inch screens seen on most of the high end Android phones, you can imagine how sharp and clear the new iPhone's screen is. That doesn't mean that Samsung is giving up and going home. In fact, the maker of the AMOLED and Super AMOLED screens says that it is still the winner. A Samsung representative said that quadrupling the resolution only increases clarity by 3% to 5% at most and when you consider that batteries drain 30% faster with Apple's technology, the Korean based firm feels that the AMOLED screens are superior to the Retina Display of the iPhone 4. The spokesman says, "Structurally, (Apple's) IPS LCD technology cannot catch up with AMOLED display technology." An AMOLED display does not require a backlight like Apple's display needs. And while AMOLED screens are known to wash out in direct sunlight, Super AMOLED screens are said to hold up better with the sun beating down on the display. The OLED screens give the viewer blacker blacks, colors that pop in front of your eyes and a sharp picture from almost any angle. Apple says that the iPhone 4 display presents more pixels per inch than the human eye is capable of seeing. Some experts in this field have disputed the numbers that the Cupertino based firm is throwing out. The only way to end this battle will be to judge the Super AMOLED display of the Samsung Galaxy S, together with the display of the iPhone 4 when it is released on June 24th. At that point, seeing will be believing.

Apple iPhone Specifications
Samsung Galaxy S Specifications | Hands-on

source: electronista





Apple iPhone 4 (L) vs. Samsung Galaxy S (R)

Apple iPhone 4 (L) vs. Samsung Galaxy S (R)





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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:46

1. Galen20K (Posts: 511; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)


LOVE the AMOLED!!!! screw Apple, they know nothing.

posted on 09 Jun 2010, 22:47

2. BrokenImaege (Posts: 173; Member since: 27 Jul 2009)


Super AMOLED for the win!!!! F!#k crapple technology. Can't wait for this phone to reach all 4 carriers here in the US!!! Will be amazing!!!

posted on 10 Jun 2010, 00:48

3. baldilocks (Posts: 494; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)


I see someone let the anti-Apple kids stay up late again tonite.......

posted on 10 Jun 2010, 08:49

4. Diego! (Posts: 500; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)


Mr Jobs, it is time for you to take the sleeping pill and go to bed. nite nite! Samsung Galaxy S - THE cellphone of the year 2010! Yaaay

posted on 10 Jun 2010, 14:55

12. Schmao (Posts: 302; Member since: 05 Jul 2009)


I wish it had a camera flash

posted on 10 Jun 2010, 10:38

5. jpropin (Posts: 152; Member since: 20 May 2010)


If this is the cellphone of 2010 then its going to be a weak azz year cause Samsung makes crap- job phones that are put together cheap. The support of their phoners is even crappier. I don't care if this phone gives BJ's, I would'nt touch it with someone elses 10 foot pole.

posted on 10 Jun 2010, 12:33

9. sirjudson (Posts: 7; Member since: 18 Apr 2010)


Know how I know you're gay? You wouldn't buy a phone that gives BJ's.

posted on 10 Jun 2010, 13:05

10. jpropin (Posts: 152; Member since: 20 May 2010)


Know how I know you're stupid? I said I would'nt touch THIS phone. Or any Samdung phone.

posted on 12 Jun 2010, 21:58

17. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)


@sirjudson - [off the topic here but....] what's disturbin about your comment is that you actually seem like you would prefer a BJ from a phone instead of woman. Me, i must be old fashioned...b/c i would much rather be "blessed" by a woman.

posted on 10 Jun 2010, 11:40

6. networkdood (Posts: 6250; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


It is funny to see ignorarnt people get worked up over a phone and its manufacturer - these companies care nothing of you and only wish to take your money - it is not a sport where you root for a 'team'

posted on 10 Jun 2010, 13:07

11. jpropin (Posts: 152; Member since: 20 May 2010)


Who's getting worked up? Just stating my opinion. I think Samsung makes crap phones. Just my opinion.

posted on 11 Jun 2010, 05:24

15. nswprop (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Jun 2010)


hehe..someone is explaining herself, so cute! JUst FYI, Fanboyism is very embarassing for me, and thats one of the reason I try not use brands like Apple.Coz these people treat it like a religion, and pray to the glowing fruit-shape logo, defend it, spread words about it, and bash other non-believers.Soon they might have holy war against the rest.STOP these childish gestures, and discuss the topic at hand, about d AMOLED vs IPS-LCD. And I say we need more test to prove samsung's claim objectively, but I like the AMOLED screen's crispness personally.

posted on 10 Jun 2010, 11:57

7. networkdood (Posts: 6250; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


ignorant.....

posted on 10 Jun 2010, 12:09

8. gmtrenz (Posts: 11; Member since: 18 Feb 2010)


They r both fake pcitures, the iphone is not even out yet and no one has one yet.

posted on 10 Jun 2010, 14:57

13. Schmao (Posts: 302; Member since: 05 Jul 2009)


How do you know that its not the 3GS, or that its a leaked picture. The Galaxy S pic is probably real.

posted on 10 Jun 2010, 16:04

14. solidkevin (unregistered)


I'd take the iphone anyday, samsung phones are crap imo.

posted on 12 Jun 2010, 21:52

16. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)


Not impressed with the phone at all...maybe a better screen (i guess) but a. its a Samsung, b. looks like a knock off phone (and not of the iPhone...just looks cheap). Galaxy S should go back to the drawing board IMO. From what I've seen...Samsung leaves somethin to be desired...ugly widgets, ugly phone design (except Omnia II which wasn't too bad...but Windows Mobile...failure), ugly UI in general. Don't see this one makin a splash unless its $49.99 out the door...and even then I would expect to have a case/car charger thrown in for no additional charge. Droid X baby...i'll set my sights there

posted on 28 Aug 2010, 19:44

18. Victorbenabraham (unregistered)


I observed both screens side by side. In terms of detail and text quality there is no match, Iphone4 wins hands down. Colors, contrast and brightness both good. The Iphone screen is the new standard. I prefer Android so I am waiting until Samsung or somebody else comes out with a model matching I phone's screen. Whoever says super amoled is better needs to have eyes checked.

posted on 10 Oct 2010, 00:11

19. mooseolly (unregistered)


imo, the rectina display though is crisp on words, it is nowhere near the "beauty" of super amoled. I know beauty is a very objective thing but after looking at both displays face to face at the mobile store, I immediately pick the galaxy s. Because i like the larger screen and most importantly very vibrant images as can be seen on the avatar movie running on it. It is like watching a plasma tv. But when i look at the rectina, I have no feeling that it is a plasma tv class type of display. just my 2 cents worth

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