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

1. Iodine

Posts: 1470; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Oh... No iPad Air in the Cab Tab ?

2. wilsong17 unregistered

Beat that... I'm going to buy one for the wifey combined with her note 3

19. maherk

Posts: 6684; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

She is gonna love it. I have the Pro 8.4, and thought that I would never get back to the 10.1 tabs anymore, but not untill I saw the S 10.1 and S 8.4 in a Samsung booth in a mall I was in today. The screen is the best as I ve ever seen, the tab is so light and thin, the back is so grippy, and the bronze trim looks nice.

3. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1337; 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: 1470; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

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

8. TheNeighbor

Posts: 367; 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

7. TheNeighbor

Posts: 367; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Yeah, you got that Retina thingy (smirk)... if you only know what that is, in terms of pixel count resolution against the competition. Honestly, know what you're using first.

14. engineer-1701d unregistered

did you see how she said amoled technology just like apple says retina display because people that know little to nothing in the tech or general world think that means its like your eye. and amoled is a new tech not really but still, this tab s 10 is the highest res screen in the world on tablets. and its like 2 of my gs3 phones in weight.

35. MobileGuru

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 18, 2014

In theory amoled technology supersedes lcd. Emissive display > transmissive display I also agree on the true blacks. However, in reality amoled is too saturated and not accurate enough because of poor calibration. If you're wondering yes i'm aware of the 4 screen modes Samsung provides but none is accurate enough. Now why accurate displays are important to the regular consumer? For instance when you shop online you want to have the most accurate representation of the product over punchy nice looking colours. In addition, amoled has serious issues like susceptibility to pixel burn-in and what's worse is uneven burn-in (blue pixel burns fastest) and such issue is intrinsic to oled technology, until further breakthrough.

36. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

In the reality people who keep blaming about " color accuracy" or "saturation" dont even bother to take a real experience with the Tab S/GS 5 in Basic/Cinema mode to see how accurate it is.

38. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jY6zp42qGnIHere you can see GS5 cinema mode is nearly the same as iPhone 5s and much better than One M8 And burn-in issue is more like a theoritical issue, which many critisms are trying to show. My Note 2 after nearly 2 years are just fine no difference from the beginning. There are faulty units, but how many? There are LCD screen with dead pixels andterrible light bleeding as well

6. Totse2k15

Posts: 475; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

Lol @ the newbies. Nice watch.

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: 3260; 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.

10. banglazbless

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 05, 2014

Ofcourse you would think that. Super amoled ftw.

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.

12. twens

Posts: 1156; 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: 1958; 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.

13. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

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

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