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Super AMOLED for dummies: Samsung infographic explains why you don't want an LCD screen

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Super AMOLED for dummies: Samsung infographic explains why you don't want an LCD screen
Samsung’s been advocating the benefits of AMOLED displays for years, but it’s doing it more frequently lately - because it recently released its Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and Tab S 8.4, the world’s first high-res Super AMOLED tablets.

Without going into technical details, Samsung posted an infographic that shows why Super AMOLED screens are superior to LCD ones. Among the listed reasons you’ll find a higher contrast ratio, wider viewing angles, and more accurate colors.

With Super AMOLED screens that feature 1600 x 2560 pixel resolutions, the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and Tab S 8.4 certainly have a place among this year’s best tablets. Of course, they offer many other attractive features besides nice displays, including Exynos 5 Octa processors, 3 GB of RAM, expandable internal memory, 8 MP rear cameras, and Android 4.4 KitKat. You can read our Galaxy Tab S 10.5 review here, and our Galaxy Tab S 8.4 review here.

The 8.4-inch Galaxy Tab S can currently be bought for $399, while the 10.5-inch model costs a bit more: $499. Both are widely available around the world, and could become Samsung's best-selling high-end slates yet.


source: Samsung Tomorrow

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posted on 15 Aug 2014, 23:59 24

1. tahnik (Posts: 188; Member since: 17 Jul 2011)


Accurate colors? Their colors might be accurate but nowhere near natural. Completely over saturated.

posted on 16 Aug 2014, 00:35 21

15. Iodine (Posts: 1351; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


More accurate than LCD, because samsung takes the oversaturated adobe RGB, used by photographic professionals, as "accurate". But otherwise 99,99% of all things on the internet, videos on you-tube, images on flicker, are in the sRGB color gamut, that LCD's targets and so everything will appear oversaturated, unless coded in Adobe RGB.

posted on 16 Aug 2014, 01:12 13

27. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


SAMSUNG wants you to believe that AMOLED produces accurate colors.

It can be frustrating though if you don't fancy NEON colors :-)

And those subtle shadows, can't really tell how intense or light they are since they all look the same

posted on 16 Aug 2014, 01:33 21

36. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Oleds are more accurate period......

Maybe not Samsung's take but the technology is superior without the mobile constraints of battery life etc. so eventually even you haters will think OLED is superior, which it is....

http://www.medgadget.com/2012/07/sony-unveils-worlds-first-oled-medical-monitor.html

posted on 16 Aug 2014, 02:03 12

48. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


On lcds suck at color, natural is not washed out with poor contrast. Plasmas/CRTs produce more accurate colors than lcds/lcdled.

Oled brings led on par with plasma/CRT color and blacks while keeping the advantages of LCD/led.

Amoled is a subdivision of oled.

Displaymate is the most reliable source for phone displays and they say amoled is the best.

posted on 16 Aug 2014, 06:41 1

83. Genza (Posts: 540; Member since: 12 Mar 2014)


I don't really trust DisplayMate because all they can do is showing us some numbers and theory.

They said they are the world leader when it comes to display calibration and measurements but why most profesionals is not using their software or method?

PA some other site maybe not display expert but they using the mostly widely used video calibration software in the world for their test.

For me This comparison
http://www.phonearena.com/reviews/Screen-comparison-G3-vs-Xperia-Z2-vs-Galaxy-S5-vs-One-M8-vs-iPhone-5s_id3747/page/2

is 100x more trusted than some numbers from DisplayMate, because PA can show us real life proof that GS5 screen is not accurate.
If DisplayMate can show us real proof (not just some numbers) and also prove it that their software and method is better i would trust them.

There is no doubt that OLED is the next gen display but samsung pentile amoled is not the best.

posted on 16 Aug 2014, 08:18 2

92. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


What a bunch of humans with eyes that get fooled by quickers hands all the time is hardly more proof than solid mathematical measurements.

Especially not coming from phonearena and their retarded reader base.....

posted on 16 Aug 2014, 20:56 1

121. Genza (Posts: 540; Member since: 12 Mar 2014)


"solid mathematical measurements." Hahaha maybe you can explain me why their method and software is not widely used by the profesionals?

PA is not the only one who show us that DisplayMate is wrong,
http://www.anandtech.com/show/7903/samsung-galaxy-s-5-review

Just like what i said before until this day the best things DisplayMate can do is just show us some magical numbers and talking about their "solid mathematical measurements".

i'm sure if DisplayMate can prove it that their method and software is can do a better job than any other software.
Their software is gonna be the most widely used video calibration software in the world.

posted on 17 Aug 2014, 04:36

124. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


search an article which PA posted as an acceptance of their faulty analysis about GS5... PA already accepted that their analysis was faulty... beside that I dont consider anandtech truely proffesional bcoz most of the time, their reviews are based on the personal liking or personal mindset of the reviewer instead of mathematicle/technical measure... for example, if I used a device and review it, it will be upto my mindset/knowledge that how I am percieving it, so just use anandtech for information only

posted on 16 Aug 2014, 09:39 2

99. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


You trust PA reporting those false numbers over DisplayMate? Man I feel sorry for you. They have highest nits of brightness wrong to begin with and that doesn't raise a red flag to you? They're playing you.

posted on 16 Aug 2014, 06:34 6

79. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


ALL THIS AMOLED BASHING WILL STOP , as soon as the prices go down and Samsung is able to produce enough displays, so to sell to Apple.
Period.

posted on 16 Aug 2014, 08:30

94. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Amoled gets better every year, expecting the note 4 screen to blow the g3 away in every aspect.

posted on 16 Aug 2014, 09:40

100. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


That's no surprise. ;)

posted on 16 Aug 2014, 14:31 2

109. tedkord (Posts: 12301; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Yes, they do want you to believe it. That's why they send samples to Displaymate for testing by a PhD who has decades of experience in testing and developing displays. And his verdict was... Well, you already know what his verdict was, and it gives you a world record case of money butt.

posted on 16 Aug 2014, 17:39

117. TheGenius (Posts: 339; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


And YOU want us to believe that YOU know what SAMSUNG wants us to believe but WE know that YOU are a HATER and so WE dont believe YOU.

you are just equally frustrating at all times. :-)

And that name, change it to something like cheapgeek coz you are insulting greek people

posted on 16 Aug 2014, 01:01 2

23. neela_akaash (Posts: 1216; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


Amoled consumes more power than lcd.

posted on 16 Aug 2014, 01:39 6

39. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


In which way O.o

posted on 16 Aug 2014, 04:32 5

60. avalon2105 (Posts: 283; Member since: 12 Jul 2014)


At full brightness and displaying white color. That's the only situation I can think of where AMOLED uses more energy than LCD. Other than that, AMOLED is more energy efficient.

posted on 16 Aug 2014, 08:35 1

95. npaladin2000 (Posts: 165; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)


Given that most stuff out there uses a white background, that's a pretty common situation.

posted on 16 Aug 2014, 01:41 13

40. mayur007 (Posts: 569; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


no less because of amoled has deep black which dont emit light

which means only those pixel will emit light which have other than black color

posted on 21 Aug 2014, 15:02

137. sraive (Posts: 80; Member since: 21 Aug 2014)


And the AMOLED's deep black is going to have mura effect over time.

posted on 16 Aug 2014, 02:32

50. sar44 (Posts: 278; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


oversaturate for srgb content
also
http://www.anandtech.com/show/8258/evaluating-samsungs-qhd-amoled-displays
also watch oled tvs tests

posted on 16 Aug 2014, 05:04 3

63. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


wtf. Natural and accurate is basically the same thing. And Samsungs AMOLED displays are NOT accurate AT ALL. Not saying they are bad. But stop saying they are accurate THEY ARE NOT.

posted on 16 Aug 2014, 17:30

116. TheGenius (Posts: 339; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


Natural and accurate is NOT the same thing.

Lets say .. you have a picture of a leaf. Now the natural color will be the exact green color of the tree but if I want it in orange and my display shows accurately the right shade of orange I wanted to see.. that would be accurate.

posted on 16 Aug 2014, 09:40 2

101. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


CRT is best............get a life guys.

posted on 16 Aug 2014, 00:01 17

2. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


Ok, let's believe them about color accuracy - for now.

Why don't they mention :
1. pentile arrangement?
2. burn-in problems?
3. quickly degrading quality/color accuracy?
4. inconsistent power consumption?

It looks like a mission impossible for crap'o'led to replace lcd.

posted on 16 Aug 2014, 00:05 20

3. tahnik (Posts: 188; Member since: 17 Jul 2011)


Why do expect someone to advertise their bad sides?

posted on 16 Aug 2014, 00:08 5

4. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


Sammy, ALWAYS looking for victims/preys.

posted on 16 Aug 2014, 00:37 34

16. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


same like apple, right?

posted on 16 Aug 2014, 01:24 23

31. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


This is the funny thing about you morons. You are acting like they are ripping the consumers off. Hate Samsung all you want but that is the last thing they do. One, they spend the most on R&D out of all tech companies. Two, hate AMOLED all you want but the bottom line is that it's more expensive than LCD so they are hardly ripping people off by giving them a more expensive technology for the same price. Three, they make some of the best LCD screens I have ever seen in the tab 8.4 pro and the Nexus 10 and yet they feel AMOLED is superior.

So what does that say? It says it all actually.

If you want to see a victim look in the mirror. Apple products are the biggest rip offs for the technology that they out in their devices and their R&D costs are pretty damn low for their size.

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