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LG's 4.5-inch high-res AH-IPS display beats Super AMOLED Plus in color accuracy

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LG's 4.5-inch high-res AH-IPS display beats Super AMOLED Plus in color accuracy
LG’s Advanced High Performance In-Plane Switching (AH-IPS) display measures at the spacious 4.5-inches, but it doesn’t sacrifice resolution with a whopping pixel density of 329ppi, thanks to the 720 x 1280 pixel resolution. That makes it a direct competitor to Samsung’s AMOLED series.

LG argues that the AH-IPS display is superior and now it has the certification to prove it as testing company Intertek gave the technology its Quality and Performance Mark for color accuracy. Compared to the Samsung’s latest Super AMOLED Plus display featured on the Galaxy S II, the AH-IPS manages to reproduce colors more accurately, while the screen its self is more power-savvy as it consumes the same amount of energy regardless of whether it displays bright or dark colors. AMOLED displays in contrast drain nearly twice more power when screening white colors, while power consumption drops to nearly zero for blacks.

Color accuracy, on the other hand, was three times better on an IPS screen than on Samsung’s AMOLED, which in return offers punchy colors with pumped up contrasts and plenty of eye candy.

"The certification from Intertek proves that AH-IPS is more suitable for mobile displays than AMOLED,” Sang Yeoup Rhee, VP of AH-IPS Marketing in LG Display said. “With credible global testing demonstrating the superiority AH-IPS, LG Display plans aggressively to promote and to highlight the superior performance of AH-IPS to consumers.”

Currently, Samsung models like the Galaxy S II represent Super AMOLED Plus on the market, while the iPhone and the iPad both sport high-res “retina” IPS displays. Which display technology do you prefer and why? Feel free to take a mind refreshing peek at our comprehensive comparison between different screen technologies before leaving your opinion at the comments section below.

source: LG

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posted on 24 Aug 2011, 03:20

1. xenover (Posts: 174; Member since: 27 May 2011)

If they won't frick up with the software again It might have potential and competition with Samsung.

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 03:38 3

2. crapplesuk (unregistered)

let me guess if apple gets this it will be the "most amazing breakthrough ever invented by APPLE" just like the retina display...

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 03:55 7

3. bayhuy (Posts: 320; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)

Now sell this displays to HTC, don't waste them in your own phones!

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 05:26 6

6. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)

Super amoled + is the best screen.

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 05:30 4

7. droidnator (Posts: 90; Member since: 10 Mar 2011)

Go LG! You rock!

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 05:35 1

8. runchang (unregistered)

IPS Crap.LG how much did you pay for the publicity? Super AMOLED plus is the best.

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 05:50 2

9. district11 (Posts: 125; Member since: 17 Apr 2011)

Super amoled +

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 06:16 3

10. HiBoo (unregistered)

I find that I like the Retina display clarity of the iPhone4. However, I absolutely love the rich colours of the SAmoledPlus. The black colour of the SAPlus display are so black it's hard to tell the edge of the screen most of the times; and the colours just pop.

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 07:30 1

11. aries.phills (Posts: 140; Member since: 17 May 2011)

Super Amoled plus!!!!!!!!!!! All the way!!!!!!!

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 07:32 2

12. befa (unregistered)

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posted on 24 Aug 2011, 08:59 2

13. sudharshan (Posts: 2; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)

i smell some apple devices coming up to take this screen

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 09:57

14. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

the IPS screen seen on apple products may look nice if you stick your eyeball on the screen, but im partial to the contrast in of the AMOLEDS.. its just a more eye pleasing screen. These new screens from LG might be different, but the current Retina displays werent very noticeable other than pixel density.

That said.. gotta love a good competition :)

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 10:29

15. ToneDef (Posts: 39; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

Colour accuracy is not a selling point for me. Love the eye candy on the Galaxy S.

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 13:13

16. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

jajajjaa the only thing good on Sammy other than the Exinos.... the screen .. and Lg came from under neath and took the tilte from them... "LG argues that the AH-IPS display is superior and now it has the certification to prove it "....... yeah comeback from that Sammy kids... and as a bonus the iphone5 will have LG screens... just saying..

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 20:12

19. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

the iphone4 uses an LG screen.. what is your point? lol.

oh wait.. u think apple invented the "retina" display didnt ya? lol... nope, thats LG. Bet ya think apple invented the A4 chip.. oh no.. that was Sammy. What did apple invent? worldwide mass litigation!! woo hoo!

its a preference. I like many others prefer the bright colorfulness and infinite contrast of Amoled.. some people prefer to be able to put their nose on the screen and read things really tiny to show off how dense the pixels are, so they go with LG's Retina display.

between the 2 i say gimmie a bigger more colorful screen. Why do i want to have to stick my nose on the screen to read tiny print?! lol

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 00:37

20. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)

I don't think anyone is claiming that Apple invented its retina display or the A4 chip. Are you that desperate that you feel the need to put words into other people's mouth?

Preference is one thing, getting awarded for an achievement is another. And LG has achieved an award for their technology, and your preference could not change that recognition. But of course you're an android fan. You guys are delusional to actually believe that your preferences should be given the highest honors, and should be regarded more highly than award giving bodies, lol.

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 18:26

17. Penny (Posts: 1672; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)

IPS is technically superior, but I'd probably rather have the vibrant colors of SA+ on my phone than the accurate colors of an IPS. Sticking with IPS for my monitors and TVs though.

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 02:49

21. GoForkUrself (unregistered)

While the SA+ is vibrant, the way it looks in sunlight is a complete turn off. Combine that with the lack of high resolution, and you have a screen I have no interest in. I feel disgusted every time I see the screen of a Samsung Infuse. That one is the worst due to its huge screen size and terrible resolution. Even the other phones Samsung makes with their 4 inch screens are intolerable.

No, I am not an iSheep. While I acknowledge the iPhone4 has the best screen in the market right now, I use a Motorola Atrix, and its qHD display is still superior to the SA+

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