Samsung presents the evolution of its phone displays in new infographic

Mobile (or cellular) phones have come a long way since 1973, when the world's first functional handheld device - a Motorola phone weighing 1.1 kilograms - was produced.

Samsung was one of the companies that started thinking about mobile communication devices in the 1980s, managing to release its first handheld phone in 1988. Back then, the South Korean giant probably didn't envision that it would have the beastly smartphones of today.

To illustrate the evolution of its mobile displays, Samsung compiled an infographic that includes 12 of the most important handsets launched over the years. It starts with the phone from 1988 (SH100, a bulky device featuring a tiny monochrome screen), it reveals Sammy's first color display flip phones from the early 2000s, its first touchscreen handset (the SCH-W850, which wasn't a smartphone), and ends with this year's Galaxy S4 and Note 3 (which, as you may know, are Samsung's latest high-end Android models).

We've split the infographic into 6 images for a more comfortable view:


source: Samsung Tomorrow

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40 Comments

41. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

That Samsung X430 was first phone bought by my father in our family. But unfortunately it was lost after 6 months, still love it.

38. nasznjoka

Posts: 418; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

But i hate this incrementing in screen size and Samsung is the the one who is responsible because he creates them and lots of people purchase them then other manufacturers also think its cool and because samsung is also a benchmark like apple when it comes to smartphone standards then they keep increasing screen size, i'd have been amazed to see an all round touch screen smartphone rather than this madness

26. cashphama

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

Whoever did the infograph didn't see the need to put SG2 on the chat right? Like Seriously? 2011 was S2's yr! #smfh

30. djkhalid

Posts: 156; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

I noticed that too

25. The_Innovation

Posts: 649; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

I get the feeling that in the begining, it was truly amazing how things were moving forward. I feel like after the iPhone was introduced, everything essentially, stopped. Yes we have more powerful chips, screens with more megapixels, but the real evolution stopped. We have't truly seen "The Next Big Thing" yet. It's the same stuff being upgraded, year after year.

31. djkhalid

Posts: 156; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

well Apple hasn't evolved, of course, however Android most certainly has

36. The_Innovation

Posts: 649; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

Evolving doesn't necessarily mean moving forward. Android merely "caught up" in my book, and obviously even surpassed. It gave more freedom to do more things. But I'm talking about brand new concepts of communication, brand new technologies. Not so much on the software side.

22. MarkArigayo

Posts: 240; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

AMOLED vs LCD, which is the best? Of course, they have their own strength and weakness compared to one another, depend on your daily use. I own Samsung Galaxy S3, Note 2 (both are AMOLEDs) and LG G2 (IPS LCD). My experience, AMOLED is the best display for video playback and viewing photos whereas G2's LCD is more pleasant for web browsing. Colors represented on the G2's True IPS technology looks so realistic and more energy-saving compared to Samsung's GS3. But in other side, color looks so vivid on AMOLED screen. The choice is yours.

16. roozbeh101

Posts: 99; Member since: Mar 31, 2012

and itoy fanboys brag about apples revolutions !

6. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

glaxy s3's display is worst than any other 720p screens

7. koko1

Posts: 103; Member since: Dec 03, 2013

u need to see a doctor

13. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

I think that GS3 display is very good. Remember, it's 2012 phone.

23. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

I remember htc one x and iphone 5 has far better display than s3

28. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

And they are only 720p phones of 2012?

5. remtothemax

Posts: 260; Member since: May 02, 2012

i'm not commenting on the relative awesomeness of the note 3, but i feel like if you are going to have a timeline of landmark displays, wouldn't it be rather important to include the original note? it kind of launched the whole phablet thing everyone is obsessed over. i remember all the editorials questioning why samsung had made such an oddly shaped device and predicting that no one would want something so awkwardly large as a phone. i would argue that the og note is significantly more important than the note 3, even though the note 3 is arguably one of the most perfect handsets on the market today.

10. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

I used the note 3 and never thought was a perfect smartphone, far from it if the phone stutters then it is not the perfect smartphone. There are other options with better value out there that out perform the note 3, like the Xperia Z1, the nexus 5, moto x, just to name a few and yes compared them side by side and you can tell the difference.

11. Damitel

Posts: 66; Member since: Apr 21, 2013

Listen to yourself... Sad that you couldn't be sincere to yourself. Help yourself buddy.

17. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

I agree with you, my friend... I choose the 1520

29. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Rodney, we all know you have 1520.

37. nasznjoka

Posts: 418; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

Rodney was born with a small nokia phone in his lil hands if you don't know iHaveno....

35. AntiFanBoyz unregistered

My Note 3 never stutters. I would have looked at the Nexus 5, but the battery life is sooo behind the times. Note 3 battery is a beast.

39. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Android doesn't actually stutter so much anymore. I tested my friends S3 Mini and I have to say that it was slow, but not laggy.

3. koko1

Posts: 103; Member since: Dec 03, 2013

samsung smartphone displays are the best

9. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

nah color reproduction is off and brightness output is not that high, SLCD 3 was one of the best next to IPS, we will see next year on the new gen displays.

12. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Note 3 has one of the brightest displays in market, if you don't know. And although colours are not as realistic as IPS, vividness and deep blacks forgive it.http://m.androidauthority.com/note-3-display-review-brightness-display-mate-278726/

15. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Actually, the display on my 1520 is better than any current Samsung display.. But, for all I know it's probably made by Samsung.. Lol❕❕

21. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

I don't usually agree with you, but at the moment 1520 has best phone display.

33. MANGUELPR unregistered

Samsung doesnt make any IPS Display for Smartphones Phablets my friend, probably the 1520 display is made by LG who is the only one making those beautiful displays atm.

34. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Well, whoever made the display should be proud.

40. adecvat

Posts: 672; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Lumia 1520 has poor sunlight contrast ratio. Worse than many others.

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