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Samsung says you shouldn't be satisfied with the 1080p screen of the regular Galaxy S5

Samsung says you shouldn't be satisfied with the 1080p screen of the regular Galaxy S5
Samsung last month introduced its very first smartphone to feature a Quad HD (1,440 x 2,560) display: the Galaxy S5 LTE-A. While the new handset is available only in South Korea, with no plans regarding an international launch, Samsung is already telling customers that a Quad HD - or WQHD - screen is so much better than the Full HD (1,080 x 1,920) display of the regular Galaxy S5.

In an official blog post today, Samsung says that “you shouldn’t be satisfied with what you're used to,” because a Quad HD screen “is known to be 187% clearer than” a Full HD one.

The S5 LTE-A and the regular S5 offer the same screen size (5.1 inches), but the Quad HD display of the newer smartphone provides an ultra-high 577 ppi density, instead of the 432 ppi density of the old model. So it’s obvious why the new screen is sharper.

Samsung seems to imply that its Quad HD display is better than the one featured by LG’s G3, by saying: “when having higher PPI, Super AMOLED's visual quality is maximized and the gap between it and LCD deepens.”

Samsung is now waiting for Quad HD “to be standard on smartphone displays” before making the next steps - which, according to the company, should bring us flexible and transparent displays. Well, we're waiting for that, too!


source: Samsung Tomorrow

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posted on 07 Jul 2014, 18:48 17

1. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5433; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Yellow bird says "trololo trololo trololo!!!" for Samsug Galaxy S5 users. :D

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 19:05 13

13. The-Sailor-Man (Posts: 479; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Samsung Galaxy S5 users have the THE BEST display yet , iboy.
It will take time Quad HD to go worldwide. The tech is going fast , tanks to the real tech companies.

Better tell us how you feel , iboys.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 19:09 20

15. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5433; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"Samsung Galaxy S5 users have the THE BEST display yet..."

According to Samsung's yellow bird Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A users has BETTER display. :P

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 19:22 2

32. The-Sailor-Man (Posts: 479; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Worldwide????
ROTFL

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 19:43 2

42. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5433; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Worldwide or not worldwide, according to Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A has better display.

http://goo.gl/cOET74

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 20:58 2

73. The-Sailor-Man (Posts: 479; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


So what?
It's only in Korea and OFF-contract.
Why should S5 owners worry????
Why not iboys? When they can not have even as good display as S5?
Even iPhone 6 will not have

posted on 08 Jul 2014, 06:42

105. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5433; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"It's only in Korea and OFF-contract."

And that nohow changes the fact that Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A has better display thna regular Samsung Galaxy S5 model. :P

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 23:30 1

91. engineer-1701d (Posts: 403; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


the bird on the bottom is the qhd right i see more detail in that

posted on 08 Jul 2014, 06:36

103. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5433; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Yes it is.

posted on 08 Jul 2014, 00:46 2

96. zuckerboy (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


lol calm down fanboy :D

posted on 08 Jul 2014, 20:34

125. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2992; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Well I give sh@t to Samsung if they think they can decide what's satisfactory for me.

They should keep on giving multiple choices and refreshed devices of what they already have and let the consumers decide what's good for themselves.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 19:25 1

34. akki20892 (Posts: 3241; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Lol..

We can see more details in QHD .....so I guess bring it 4K. Please

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 22:52 1

90. skyline88 (Posts: 283; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


extremely butthurt iMommaboy spotted

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 23:32

92. engineer-1701d (Posts: 403; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


well iPhone people just jealous because the rest of us have HD 1080 well they don't even have 720

posted on 08 Jul 2014, 06:40

104. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5433; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I'm iPhone fan? Are you kidding? :D

posted on 08 Jul 2014, 10:39

112. The-Sailor-Man (Posts: 479; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Yes you are iPhone fan.
Do you think that ppl are so stupid , not to see that you made "non-apple" account and pretend to be android fan , only to bash biggest Apple enemy from the side??? LOL
Putting this avatar doesn't help iboy.

posted on 08 Jul 2014, 14:01 1

122. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5433; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Try to troll harder... :D

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 18:48 10

2. teerex42 (Posts: 130; Member since: 14 Jun 2012)


Most certainly, especially with super amoled. I can't wait to get my hands on the Galaxy S5 Prime or Note 4, the S tab and the curved 4K TV. The best displays got even better with Qhd, SAMMY FTW!!!!!!!

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 19:16 1

23. erikiksaz (Posts: 91; Member since: 22 Apr 2010)


It doesn't take much to get you on a side, huh?

It'd be funny if someone was able to corner a high-end Samsung exec with a QHD and a 1080p phone, and ask them which was which.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 19:20 2

29. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5433; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"It'd be funny if someone was able to corner a high-end Samsung exec with a QHD and a 1080p phone, and ask them which was which."

The difference is noticeable and it is already proven!

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 20:33 3

65. teerex42 (Posts: 130; Member since: 14 Jun 2012)


That it is, hell even this basics of pictures shows you the difference. I can tell the lower pic is of higher definition!!!!

posted on 08 Jul 2014, 06:42

106. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5433; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


True.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 18:50 8

3. Busyboy (Posts: 144; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


Poor s5 customers lol

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 18:52 6

7. vincelongman (Posts: 946; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Why did their S5s suddenly stop working?

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 18:56 14

10. The-Sailor-Man (Posts: 479; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Why "poor"? They have best smartphone yet.
Don't count Korea, because there Samsung make the first test. It will take time to be worldwide.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 19:15 7

22. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5433; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"They have best smartphone yet."

Subjective opinion.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 19:28 6

36. The-Sailor-Man (Posts: 479; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


OK your iPhone is the best.
But S5 users having the best display yet worldwide, IS NOT subjective. Right?

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 19:38 7

38. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5433; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"But S5 users having the best display"

I don't think that display which has short life span, unnatural colours and tends to burn-in can be named as the best display. :D

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 20:01 8

54. maccess (Posts: 562; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


"Short life span" uh sorry my first galaxy s screen still shine brightly.. "Unnatural colours" your beloved z2 even has much more unatural colours as an ips screen.. "Tends to burn in" once again my first galaxy s still shine brightly and i didnt think i see some burn in effect on it.. Try harder amoled hater!!

posted on 08 Jul 2014, 06:49 1

107. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5433; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"...your beloved z2 even has much more unatural colours..."

Does that somehow changes the fact that AMOLED produces unnatural colours?

"... my first galaxy s still shine brightly and i didnt think i see some burn in effect on it..."

You see the world turns not only around your old Samsung Galaxy S, there is more people in the world than you.

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 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

Here is example of 'Burn-In' effect on Samsung Galaxy S4 (watch in HD !):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74XovNRL-tU

Here is example of 'Burn-In' effect on Samsung Galaxy S III:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9p60745jnPU

You can Google for more...

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 20:55 3

72. AstronautJones (Posts: 239; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)


Burn in? Never heard that was an issue with Amoled.
They have fixed the color accuracy issues with the 4k screens. I guess that assumes the 1080 Amoled screens are inaccurate. Never noticed any problems with my Amoleds.

It is kind of silly to hear them touting improvements over almost all of the screens they are trying to sell.

posted on 08 Jul 2014, 00:56 2

97. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1184; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


I've had 2 amoled screens experience burn-in. One came out of it because I caught it early (the second one). The other (SGS3) still has a strip on the side where the status bar is in landscape. Now I make sure to switch up orientation when using landscape. The cost to fix the screen is around $270 so I will be more vigilant in the future. But it does happen, do a search and you'll see it quite a bit.

posted on 08 Jul 2014, 06:53

108. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5433; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Read my comment #107.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 19:40 6

40. bur60 (Posts: 7; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


Z2 has even better display with IPS right? Atleast, that's what all the reviews said?

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 19:56 3

51. maccess (Posts: 562; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


But according to pocketnow,android authority and gsmarena the s5 display beats the z2 display in almost everything.. S5 has brighter screen , true white than redish white of the z2 , much much much deeper black than grayish black of z2 and s5 screen can get much dimmer with only 2 nits.. And whats more?? Z2's screen just trying hard to look like an amoled.. Rubbish!!

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 20:38 4

68. Busyboy (Posts: 144; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


True white than reddish white? Please, the z2 has the best white colour representation on any device

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 20:42

69. maccess (Posts: 562; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


Go home boy you're not drunk.. You're just plain stupid and butthurt..

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 20:11 2

58. maherk (Posts: 783; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


All the reviewers? Can you atleast mention ALL the major tech sites that said so?

posted on 08 Jul 2014, 12:11

121. MobileGuru (Posts: 74; Member since: 18 Jan 2014)


It will take time to be worldwide.. Galaxy S6 im thinking? ;)

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 19:12

18. maherk (Posts: 783; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Why poor? I have the S5 and I am pretty satisfied with my choice, it's not like my S5 stopped working just when Samsung released the QHD version in Korea.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 19:15 6

21. Busyboy (Posts: 144; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


Because they themselves are saying you shouldn't be satisfied with the display yet the phone is only a few months old...

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 19:36

37. The-Sailor-Man (Posts: 479; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


No they didn't say so.
They said it to ALL smartphone users. That they should never be satisfied, and wait for next big thing.
S5 users(not you iboy) have the best displays yet. (available worldwide).
Not sure even that Note 4 will have it. To be able to produce millions , takes time.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 20:49 5

70. Settings (Posts: 151; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Samsung says you shouldn't be satisfied with the 1080p screen of the regular Galaxy S5. Theres the title, who said to all smartphone users?

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 21:06 1

75. The-Sailor-Man (Posts: 479; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


DO NOT READ THE TITLES only, on the tech media. To bash Samsung they can make "miracles"

"In an official blog post today, Samsung says that “you shouldn’t be satisfied with what you're used to,” because a Quad HD screen “is known to be 187% clearer than” a Full HD one."

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 21:04 2

74. Busyboy (Posts: 144; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


I'm sick of people saying Apple fanboy or iboy just because I say one thing criticizing an Android phone. I have a z2 and I love it. Enough with this bs

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 21:09 2

76. The-Sailor-Man (Posts: 479; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


"I'm sick....."

Yes you are iboy.
Cool story about having Z 2 , though.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 20:14

59. maherk (Posts: 783; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


It is a Blog, it's the admin behind the blog that gave this piece of info. It's not like Samsung are running ads on TV during the world cup telling you to get rid of the S5 and get the Korean S5 version.

posted on 08 Jul 2014, 00:19

94. willard12 (Posts: 694; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


I guess that's too bad for 99.9% of cell phone owners, not just S5.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 18:51 1

4. vincelongman (Posts: 946; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Lol comparing FHD and QHD using a 691x713 image

posted on 08 Jul 2014, 06:58

109. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5433; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I agree that they should use higher resolution picture but even on 691 x 713 difference noticeable.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 18:52 2

5. The-Sailor-Man (Posts: 479; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Do not joke with Samsung. REAL tech company.
(not packing office , like Apple)

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 21:20 7

78. Sreddy (Posts: 46; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


^ lol .. my friend you have some issues!

posted on 08 Jul 2014, 10:42

113. The-Sailor-Man (Posts: 479; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Do I?
Or you?

posted on 09 Jul 2014, 07:54

126. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5433; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


You, The-Sailor-Man, you have some issues!

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 18:52 7

6. Settings (Posts: 151; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Keyword: Satisfied
Samsung dictates what you should be contented to. This aint right anymore. Samsung already sounds like Apple now.

Plus when did S5 became "old model"?

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 18:52 8

8. KillgoreTroutTime (Posts: 204; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


Honestly, I am satisfied with my 720p Moto X screen. I don't think I would ever pay extra money just to get something better than 1080. When a technology goes beyond what we can actually sense, isn't that a sign that we should move on to improving something else? (hint: battery life)

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 19:43 6

41. bur60 (Posts: 7; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


Sadly, 80-90% of the smartphone users have the IQ of a brick. Samsung doesn't focus on the ppl who want the best, they focus on making the most profit. They make their phones "the best" by pushing it in your throat

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 18:54 4

9. solidsnake695 (Posts: 27; Member since: 04 Jan 2013)


samsung is noob now thats why they released this statement

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 19:03 12

11. tiara6918 (Posts: 1322; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


So basically, Samsung wants you to regret for having the1080p version of s5?

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 19:10 3

16. The-Sailor-Man (Posts: 479; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Not at all.
S5 users still have the best displays.
It will take time Quad HD to go worldwide.

Samsung basically say- YOU HAVE NO CHANCE , iboys.

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