Super AMOLED Plus vs Super AMOLED: to the PenTile matrix and back
0. phoneArena 12 May 2011, 07:07 posted on
We found the Super AMOLED Plus screen superior to Super AMOLED in more than one way, with brightness being the only eyebrow-raiser. We especially appreciate going back to a normal matrix, which brings “true” 480x800 pixels of resolution to the display on the Samsung Galaxy S II...
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1. Roberto (unregistered)
Contrast is not so high on SGS II, but still waiting for SGS II.
3. daniel_bargs (Posts: 325; Member since: 27 Nov 2010)
this comparison is great, but in real-life.... u wont recognize that because it almost looked perfect... as if the screen is like an human eye-sharp.
2. clevername (Posts: 1435; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)
Sounds like a great improvement to the super amoled. While I do love how the super amoled on my focus looks and I know super amoled plus can only be better, I can't bring myself to be comfortable with a 4.3 inch screen. Its just too big imo. 4 Inches is that great sweet spot. Then again im more of a resolution guy. I like sharper crisper displays like the retina. Just wish it came in 4".
5. remixfa (Posts: 14251; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
if the "retina" was stretched to 4inches and beyond it would be nearly the exact same ppi as SA+. Apple only achieved that ppi because of the small size of the screen. According to samsung, there is less than a 5% visible difference between the "retina display" and the super amoled+ display on the galaxy2.
8. mike (unregistered)
well... samsung will say anything to sell its phones, but trust me it's more than 5% visible difference... 800x480 pixels is just too low for 4.3 inches... just take a look at Motorola or HTC, they both upgraded their displays to higher resolution ones
14. mikeyP (unregistered)
Apple would also say anything to sell their phones. Terms like retina display mean nothing useful. The SSG 2 is also a retina display as long as your arm is long enough.
What is the sub-pixel count for the iphone 4? It is quite high for the SGS2 and not as high for the moto and htc devices. Hence they will look worse.
Looking at the next gen of screens from LG in particular but also Sammy there is going to be precious little to tell between them all soon.
6. calamazoo (unregistered)
remixfa, if retina is stretched to 4", it will still be above 300ppi, which is the Retina Display threshold. with that said, i still prefer a larger screen :-)
7. andro (unregistered)
Retina display pixel count only really becomes noticeable when you view pictures or writing with your eye a few millimeters from the screen as all ifanboys seem to do to justify Steve Jobs claim of the best ever screen
13. nicknowsky (unregistered)
@andro You're totally right about that. 'Just cause Jobs says"