Video compares LG's Nova display and Samsung's Super AMOLED screen

Video compares LG's Nova display and Samsung's Super AMOLED screen
Named after a Nova star, LG claims that its Nova display is the brightest in the World. Now, you might think that producing this display would knock your battery out for the count, but LG informs us that the Nova display is much more energy efficient than both Samsung's AMOLED and  Super AMOLED screen. For example, it takes twice as much energy for the AMOLED display to produce the color white on the display than with the Nova screen.

Comparing Nova with a certain 3.5 inch IPS LCD display (Hey! Those are the same specs for the Apple iPhone 4) shows that the Nova is 50% more efficient than the LCD screen. So the bottom line is that not only does LG's Nova produce bright, clear screens, they also save battery life.

LG also says that the Nova, like the Apple iPhone 4 in that it is a IPS LCD screen, produces a maximum brightness of 700 nit, compared with the 518 nit maximum for the latter model, and 308 nit for the AMOLED screen turned up all the way to the right. Under regular settings, the Nova screen weighs in at 280 nits.

Obviously, LG believes that its Nova display is best. But you can do some comparison work yourself thanks to the video below that shows the Samsung Galaxy S and its Super AMOLED display on the left, and the energy efficient Nova display on the LG Optimus Black on the right. You can comment on which screen looks better to you by writing in the box below.

Thanks, Erich!


Related phones

Optimus Black
  • Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 2 MP front
  • Storage 1 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1500 mAh(6.00h talk time)
Galaxy S
  • Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1500 mAh(6.55h 3G talk time)



1. LG is better unregistered

Since the energy use becomes efficient, I believe that LG screen is better.

2. chrissyboi unregistered

The AMOLED has better color in the dark spectrum for sure but when you compare at lighter colors the LG pulls ahead slighty for me at least.

3. Van Allen unregistered

the samsung's screen is hurting my eyes...wahaha...LG is better...

4. SzY unregistered

Nova Display's back light killed it's quality! But it look bright indeed! Surprising Display! Super AMOLED is meant to be surprising compared to LCD for it's colors, and it's black which is the main point why i got a Galaxy S. Aww now i got to consider which phone to get thanks to the display comparison!!...

5. mario unregistered

Definately super AMOLED. When you move to the side just a little bit the black looks grey on the optimus.

7. Jeromeo

Posts: 135; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

That's called Viewing Angle--and, yeah, it's better on SuperAMOLED.

9. george unregistered

So,there is nothing better than AMOLED for now!

6. george unregistered

At the end of the clip it's obviously SUPER AMOLED is much brighter and crispy looking at every corner aside!No more lies please!Besides,lg is an android phone ,so android is much better than Apple in every aspect!

8. jinwons

Posts: 95; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

NOVA might have better text clarity. I have to look at it myself to judge. But black color is definitely no contest. SAMOLED wins easily. It's funny when they made this LG one's name as Black.

10. BobbyTaba

Posts: 316; Member since: Aug 11, 2010

LG copied touchwiz so badly

11. Nokijus unregistered

Samsung's Super AMOLED screen looks better over LG's Nova display.

12. windowsphone sammyy unregistered

Super amoled wins for one reason! No back light! I have the Samsung Focus Windows Phone & the lack of backlight is sooooo awesome!

13. Super duper AMOLED unregistered

Super AMOLED is still the better display. Hope they will compare it with Nokia CBD AMOLED.

14. Gaurev unregistered

SAMSUNG Roooooooooooooooooooooooooooooks

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