Samsung puts the Galaxy Tab S in a cab, films people's reactions to its AMOLED screen

Samsung puts the Galaxy Tab S in a cab, films people's reactions to its AMOLED screen
Samsung launched its new Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and Tab S 10.5 at the end of last month. These are the company’s flagship tablets for 2014, so it’s obvious that Samsung wants everyone to know about them.

The latest marketing stunt pulled by Samsung was to place a Galaxy Tab S in a New York City cab, next to other three tablets. The three slates (which haven’t been named) feature regular LCD displays, unlike the Tab S - which, as you probably know, sports a Super AMOLED screen with 2,560 x 1,600 pixels.

After looking at all four tablets, passengers in the Tab Cab had to choose which one they liked best. According to Samsung, “17 out of 20 passengers preferred the Samsung Galaxy Tab S.” Most people liked that the screen of the Tab S was clearer, offering more detail and “more light.” However, one passenger thought that the display looked “fake.”

Samsung uploaded a video - embedded below - with some of the reactions that people had in its Tab Cab. We hope that everyone got a free ride for this (if not a free tablet).



source: Samsung

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38 Comments

23. funnyguy

Posts: 244; Member since: Jan 10, 2013

The super amoled technology is the best but unfortunately nowadays the surface 3 is out.

28. wilsong17 unregistered

I have yet to see one out in the street must be kinda especial

21. zibbyzib2000

Posts: 221; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Haha the one dude that was all "It looks fake"

13. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Do the Galaxy Tab S tablets have Pentile or RGB displays?

22. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

What does it matter????

24. romeo1

Posts: 828; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

Allot as pentile is just inferior to rgb and the 2k doesn't make up for it as we don't have enough memory to have enough 4k content to use it.

25. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Lentils just looks bad compared to proper RGB...

27. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

*Pentile (F**k you autocorrect)

32. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

lolz... I will still prefer lentils :p

12. twens

Posts: 1191; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Have anyone ever sat down to think if apple had this tech it would have had a positive review from tech sites. I mean let's face it, is there anything like accurate color when it comes to screens? The only correct color is what your eyes sees in real life. Tech sites are so biased it's not even funny anymore. AMOLED is gorgeous, why is it so hard for people to accept?

15. engineer-1701d unregistered

name brand embedded into there minds.

16. Awalker

Posts: 1988; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I don't know why tech sites focus on accurate colors rather than what's pleasing to the eye. I like the saturated colors of Amoled screens.

11. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

AMOLED? Never heard of it... Yup... That's average consumer for you...

20. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Of course. If you ask them if they know Retina display, they will say -YES. LOL No matter that such techology doesn't even exist. See, what apple's propaganda and menial media did in USA

30. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

It's all about marketing. The word "Retina" does roll of your tongue pretty nicely. Plus, Apple could say anything at this point and 80% of people would believe it.

10. banglazbless

Posts: 146; Member since: Feb 05, 2014

Ofcourse you would think that. Super amoled ftw.

9. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I think that all these situations was staged.

18. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

Oh.. here comes the amoled hater..

26. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

1) My comment was not about AMOLED, my comment was about advertisement so try to troll haredr. 2) I don't hate OLED based screens, I just prefer LCD based screens because in these days OLED based screens still has serious problems which are not solved yet. It is my rational choice and it has nothing to do with hate.

29. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

I dont care.. All i know is you always have something to argue in all article related with amoled and samsung.. Well at least some people seems agree with me..

31. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

yeah.. I have seen him always trying to show his ignorance against Super Amoled and sometime samsung too..

33. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"I have seen him always trying to show his ignorance against Super Amoled and sometime samsung too.." Since when constructive criticism is named as "ignorance" ? :)

37. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Because you never bother to have a real Amoled device for a couple of time and said rverything in theory. Some "evidences" came from a number of users, but remember that there are faulty units, like there are LCD screens with dead pixels or light bleeding. you keep ignoring how people keep answering you "my GS3 or my Note 2 is just fine" as well. Ignorance is a perfect word

34. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Try to troll harder.

6. Totse2k15

Posts: 479; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

Lol @ the newbies. Nice watch.

3. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1382; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

There's no doubt that the average consumer will be taken with the Super Amoled screen. whenever you place an S5 , Note 3, Nokia, Motorola or any other device that employs the display technology next to any other LCD screen it pretty much gets the majority of attention by everyone. Not because of its true to life color but because of the vivacious and clear display. Colors pop so much it like what the one passenger stated " its seems so real that its fake" Lol one of the things I love about Super Amoled is the true blacks - no other screen technology comes close ( super LCD 3 makes a good run but still falls short). Apple wanted this for the iPhone and Ipad but Samsung ( I believe made the right decision) decided to hold this for its self, which is one of their advantages they have to compete against Apple.

4. wilsong17 unregistered

But but I got retina display

5. Iodine

Posts: 1520; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Great point, iPad with Retina display has been here for over two years.

8. TheNeighbor

Posts: 370; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Yes, keep thinking there's nothing better than Retina...

17. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

There is not such thing , like 'Retina display'. Check it out

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