Samsung says its Super AMOLED screen beats Apple's Retina Dislpay

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Samsung says its Super AMOLED screen beats Apple's Retina Dislpay
Apple opened a lot of eyes, so to speak, when it revealed what it is calling the "Retina Display" on the new iPhone 4. With a market leading resolution of 640 x 960, the new handset would be considered sharp under any condition. But when you consider that the device has a 3.5 inch display compared to the 3.7 inch to 4.3 inch screens seen on most of the high end Android phones, you can imagine how sharp and clear the new iPhone's screen is. That doesn't mean that Samsung is giving up and going home. In fact, the maker of the AMOLED and Super AMOLED screens says that it is still the winner. A Samsung representative said that quadrupling the resolution only increases clarity by 3% to 5% at most and when you consider that batteries drain 30% faster with Apple's technology, the Korean based firm feels that the AMOLED screens are superior to the Retina Display of the iPhone 4. The spokesman says, "Structurally, (Apple's) IPS LCD technology cannot catch up with AMOLED display technology." An AMOLED display does not require a backlight like Apple's display needs. And while AMOLED screens are known to wash out in direct sunlight, Super AMOLED screens are said to hold up better with the sun beating down on the display. The OLED screens give the viewer blacker blacks, colors that pop in front of your eyes and a sharp picture from almost any angle. Apple says that the iPhone 4 display presents more pixels per inch than the human eye is capable of seeing. Some experts in this field have disputed the numbers that the Cupertino based firm is throwing out. The only way to end this battle will be to judge the Super AMOLED display of the Samsung Galaxy S, together with the display of the iPhone 4 when it is released on June 24th. At that point, seeing will be believing.

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source: electronista



1. Galen20K

Posts: 577; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

LOVE the AMOLED!!!! screw Apple, they know nothing.

2. BrokenImaege

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 27, 2009

Super AMOLED for the win!!!! F!#k crapple technology. Can't wait for this phone to reach all 4 carriers here in the US!!! Will be amazing!!!

3. baldilocks

Posts: 1538; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

I see someone let the anti-Apple kids stay up late again tonite.......

4. Diego!

Posts: 876; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Mr Jobs, it is time for you to take the sleeping pill and go to bed. nite nite! Samsung Galaxy S - THE cellphone of the year 2010! Yaaay

12. Schmao

Posts: 365; Member since: Jul 05, 2009

I wish it had a camera flash

5. jpropin

Posts: 152; Member since: May 20, 2010

If this is the cellphone of 2010 then its going to be a weak azz year cause Samsung makes crap- job phones that are put together cheap. The support of their phoners is even crappier. I don't care if this phone gives BJ's, I would'nt touch it with someone elses 10 foot pole.

9. sirjudson

Posts: 7; Member since: Apr 18, 2010

Know how I know you're gay? You wouldn't buy a phone that gives BJ's.

10. jpropin

Posts: 152; Member since: May 20, 2010

Know how I know you're stupid? I said I would'nt touch THIS phone. Or any Samdung phone.

17. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

@sirjudson - [off the topic here but....] what's disturbin about your comment is that you actually seem like you would prefer a BJ from a phone instead of woman. Me, i must be old fashioned...b/c i would much rather be "blessed" by a woman.

6. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

It is funny to see ignorarnt people get worked up over a phone and its manufacturer - these companies care nothing of you and only wish to take your money - it is not a sport where you root for a 'team'

11. jpropin

Posts: 152; Member since: May 20, 2010

Who's getting worked up? Just stating my opinion. I think Samsung makes crap phones. Just my opinion.

15. nswprop

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 11, 2010

hehe..someone is explaining herself, so cute! JUst FYI, Fanboyism is very embarassing for me, and thats one of the reason I try not use brands like Apple.Coz these people treat it like a religion, and pray to the glowing fruit-shape logo, defend it, spread words about it, and bash other non-believers.Soon they might have holy war against the rest.STOP these childish gestures, and discuss the topic at hand, about d AMOLED vs IPS-LCD. And I say we need more test to prove samsung's claim objectively, but I like the AMOLED screen's crispness personally.

7. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010


8. gmtrenz

Posts: 11; Member since: Feb 18, 2010

They r both fake pcitures, the iphone is not even out yet and no one has one yet.

13. Schmao

Posts: 365; Member since: Jul 05, 2009

How do you know that its not the 3GS, or that its a leaked picture. The Galaxy S pic is probably real.

14. solidkevin unregistered

I'd take the iphone anyday, samsung phones are crap imo.

16. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

Not impressed with the phone at all...maybe a better screen (i guess) but a. its a Samsung, b. looks like a knock off phone (and not of the iPhone...just looks cheap). Galaxy S should go back to the drawing board IMO. From what I've seen...Samsung leaves somethin to be desired...ugly widgets, ugly phone design (except Omnia II which wasn't too bad...but Windows Mobile...failure), ugly UI in general. Don't see this one makin a splash unless its $49.99 out the door...and even then I would expect to have a case/car charger thrown in for no additional charge. Droid X baby...i'll set my sights there

18. Victorbenabraham unregistered

I observed both screens side by side. In terms of detail and text quality there is no match, Iphone4 wins hands down. Colors, contrast and brightness both good. The Iphone screen is the new standard. I prefer Android so I am waiting until Samsung or somebody else comes out with a model matching I phone's screen. Whoever says super amoled is better needs to have eyes checked.

19. mooseolly unregistered

imo, the rectina display though is crisp on words, it is nowhere near the "beauty" of super amoled. I know beauty is a very objective thing but after looking at both displays face to face at the mobile store, I immediately pick the galaxy s. Because i like the larger screen and most importantly very vibrant images as can be seen on the avatar movie running on it. It is like watching a plasma tv. But when i look at the rectina, I have no feeling that it is a plasma tv class type of display. just my 2 cents worth

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