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Screen comparison: Samsung Galaxy S III vs the fierce competition

0. phoneArena 22 May 2012, 09:33 posted on

The screen is one of the most important assets of any smartphone. It's a window to so much stuff – entertainment, information, communication... It's pretty much the main feature of a mobile device. That's why when we're buying a high-end phone, we expect it to have ...

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posted on 22 May 2012, 09:42 21

1. blinkdagger (Posts: 81; Member since: 04 May 2012)


Nokia's cbd amoled also very good. It's worth included.

posted on 22 May 2012, 09:49 14

4. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


I agree! Can't wait for the HD CB Displays.

posted on 22 May 2012, 10:59 4

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


Aren't those samsung provided AMOLED screens with some sort of polarizer on top of it?

posted on 22 May 2012, 11:40 6

29. Penny (Posts: 1653; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


Not sure if they are provided by Samsung, but yeah they are AMOLED screens with Nokia's polarizing filter embedded.

posted on 22 May 2012, 14:10 4

37. torr310 (Posts: 890; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


I read some reports saying Nokia's ClearBlack Display is more visible than Samsung's Super AMOLED. It should be included in this comparison.

posted on 22 May 2012, 22:38 4

56. shadez10 (Posts: 427; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


true!.. Nokia's ClearBlack Displays are the best in outdoor visibility...

posted on 23 May 2012, 01:57

61. Sessanta (Posts: 6; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)


Worth included? With WVGA resolution, it'll be quickly surpassed by these phones..

No, it's not in the same class of the competition..

posted on 23 May 2012, 04:35 2

64. blinkdagger (Posts: 81; Member since: 04 May 2012)


pardon, can't u see another wvga in there? let me point it to u. the one between s3 and nexus. cheers

posted on 22 May 2012, 09:46 18

2. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


You stated that HD displays don't matter. You stated that pixel density is what that matters. I would not certainly enjoy watching videos on a 3.5" display with 400+ ppi. I'd rather watch it on a big screen even with 150ppi.

I'm still disappointed with pentile though... but I could say from those shots that the blacks, contrast and saturation are better.

I'd take an AMOLED over an LCD display anytime, even if it's clearblack 480x800 versus the iPhone's and LG's. --- except that gorgeous Super LCD2.

posted on 22 May 2012, 09:52 7

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


The one x screen really is a class screen but the colours to seem a little weak in comparison to other screens side by side on a daily basis,what small defects seen on pentile screens under microscope are easily outweighed by the incredible contrasts of super amoled

posted on 22 May 2012, 09:49 3

3. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


should have compared the nokia 900 to them as well but very informative. just curious how it would have stacked up against them in the outside test

posted on 22 May 2012, 09:54 6

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


Perhaps the xperia s should have been included here seeing as it has a higher ppi than any of the phones mentioned

posted on 22 May 2012, 09:55 14

7. blinkdagger (Posts: 81; Member since: 04 May 2012)


btw, iphone is dwarf in there side by side with the beasts

posted on 23 May 2012, 05:01

66. Bronx (Posts: 2; Member since: 22 May 2012)


Hahaha. Exactly what I was thinking! I mean I can't move on to the detailed discussion because there's a pitiful dwarf in the row of beasts!

Seriously, the good that comes with the retina tech of iphone just goes off the window once you get used to looking at beasts' size. When you look back at the 3.5" of iphone it just doesnt feel the same anymore.. you feel limited or boxed or something.

That's what happened to me when I got my SII after the orginal wave. I was planning to stick with the 2 phones but after just a few days, the wave screen size doesnt feel enough anymore despite its vivid screen esp at that time... it might just be me.. but yeah...

posted on 24 May 2012, 06:25

73. Suts_97 (Posts: 124; Member since: 05 May 2012)


it's a generation behind

posted on 22 May 2012, 10:01 5

8. PackMan (Posts: 277; Member since: 09 Mar 2012)


Even though LCD's are brighter, colors of LCD display looks washed out under bright sunlight, whereas it doesn't affect AMOLEDs so much. Also AMOLED can display sharper image with high level of detail compared to LCD despite have lower pixel density or having pentile arrangement.

posted on 22 May 2012, 10:19

15. PackMan (Posts: 277; Member since: 09 Mar 2012)


http://mobile-review.com/review/samsung-galaxy-s3- fl-en.shtml#4

Some pics of the phones side by side.

posted on 22 May 2012, 10:03 4

9. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


what is up with all the nokia comments being thumbed down? the CB displays of Nokia are great!

posted on 22 May 2012, 10:03

10. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


Doesn't this phone just have the same screen as the nexus plus .15 inches?
Lame, One X wins.

posted on 22 May 2012, 10:05 12

11. rd_nest (Posts: 1606; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Strange, but outdoor visibility test by GSMarena clearly shows SGS3 is the best.

http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_i9300_galaxy_s_iii-review-761p2.php

posted on 22 May 2012, 10:06 2

12. liqwidzero (Posts: 4; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


Out of all the screens I've seen, I will maintain that the HTC Rezound still has the best looking display.

posted on 22 May 2012, 10:12 1

13. strikercho (banned) (Posts: 156; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


4S still shows the best colors and image. Phonearena, please return the money to HTC and be impartial, would you?

posted on 22 May 2012, 10:15 3

14. Jaspzx (Posts: 3; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Wheres the Xperia P?

posted on 22 May 2012, 14:08 3

36. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Yeah. As soon as I read "only ppi matters," I knew Ray S. wrote the article backing up his beloved iPhone.
Lolololololol

posted on 22 May 2012, 10:22 8

16. rg987 (Posts: 130; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


fuc**r did not include the SONY XPERIA S in such a battle, even though it has highest ppi (342 ppi) and it has a hd display too......

this idiot included SGS2 which has wvga res screen but didn't include XPERIA P which has RGBW pixel matrix and have a qhd res too.............RAY S. is a super duper idiot

sony put on very gud displays on their phones......we all know how beautiful screens do XPERIA S and XPERIA ARC and XPERIA P has

posted on 22 May 2012, 11:38 1

28. hung2900 (Posts: 956; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


How beautiful is it with >130 degree viewing angle?

posted on 22 May 2012, 13:22 3

34. rg987 (Posts: 130; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Hey u pussy........u see ur phone from 180 degree???.....we see our phones from the angle of 90 degree..........and color clarity to us till the angle of 130 degrees is sufficient to us

posted on 22 May 2012, 13:54

35. Tjey007 (Posts: 86; Member since: 22 May 2012)


i dont know but everybody seems to understimate xperia S..i saw everywhere...in phonedog official ranking they didn even included it in the list so that people can vote...i dont know why!!! if there was no SGS3 coming then i would definitely go for Xperia s..its overall very good.

posted on 22 May 2012, 17:58

44. leftheodo (Posts: 101; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


Cause it's clearly an iferior phone. The Snapdragon S3 is the worst dual core chip of 2011 and Sony is using it on it's 2012 flagship. You've got your answer! Btw I own a HTC Sensation that comes with that chip so this is not a biased comment.

posted on 22 May 2012, 19:02

48. Tjey007 (Posts: 86; Member since: 22 May 2012)


i know the processor is not up to date..but its not that bad either. you cant compare things all the time. it has superb build quality and also a screen with high ppi. excelent camera. because of the less powerfull processor you cant throw him out of the league. battery is not excelent but not bad either. 32gb is enough i guess...getting ICS soon..overall its very good. i think its underrated...and what about htc one s? its getting everybodys attention and hitting top of the chart...then why not xperia s?? bcz of a less powerfull processor which is hardly noticable at real life.

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