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Galaxy S III has PenTile AMOLED because it lasts longer

Galaxy S III has PenTile AMOLED because it lasts longer - read the full textAfter the Galaxy S III announcement many people, including us, were wondering why Samsung decided to use a PenTile Super AMOLED screen instead of an Super AMOLED Plus unit. Well, a Samsung spokesman has explained why. The reason turned out to be plain simple its not because Samsung cant...


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My original Galaxy S doesn't last long.

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  • 2012-05-14 03:07
  • kg3J

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-05-13 16:39 from 3p9% - click to readI think I see what you're getting at now.All optical surfaces for about the last 100 years or so have had anti-glare or anti-reflection coatings on them,this isn't some conspiracy by mobile phone makers to fool their customers into thinking they've got something they haven't.The reading glasses I'm wearing while typing this give me a perfect white view of the white box I'm typing into,if I take them off and look across the lenses I see the green/blue/purple tint you see on all optical surfaces.

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  • 2012-05-14 00:06
  • 0pad


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  • 2012-05-13 19:33
  • v0qT

> In reply to Imagewerx @ 2012-05-13 13:07 from 0pad - click to readI don't know. Personally I don't care for color shift even on usual TFT (as long as colors are good). I always use my phone screen head-on.

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  • 2012-05-13 16:39
  • 3p9%

But the Super AMOLED Plus if more efficient and brighter.

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  • 2012-05-13 15:39
  • fv82

When you found that nokia used pen tile in lumia u made a big fuss abt it.

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  • 2012-05-13 15:23
  • bCH{

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-05-13 12:25 from 3p9% - click to readOnly on an all white screen at about 60 deg or more off axis is there is the VERY SLIGHTEST hint of a blue tinge.On normal everyday use looking on axis (don't forget on small handheld devices we can ALWAYS move them about to view perfectly on axis)there is no visible colour shift.The tinge only appears when you get so far off axis you can't read what's on the display anyway,so I don't understand why so many people are complaining about a problem that isn't actually a problem when you use the device normally?

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  • 2012-05-13 13:07
  • 0pad

> In reply to Imagewerx @ 2012-05-13 12:17 from 0pad - click to readYes, I am looking at SGSII right now.
Maybe SAMOLED+ is different, dunno.

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  • 2012-05-13 12:25
  • 3p9%

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-05-13 10:02 from 3p9% - click to readHave you got an AMOLED device that does this,because genuinely my Galaxy S doesn't?

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  • 2012-05-13 12:17
  • 0pad

what the hell!!! Do people realy need to nicpic a.k.a bitch about pointless things
How do you people use the devices???
There pixel blur due to close are u useing the phone enyway??? And Through an magnifying glass
Color shifts when wieved in an angle??? Wtf....i use the phone directly front of my face.

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  • 2012-05-13 12:16
  • S26H

Someone is obviously trying to BS the customers!

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  • 2012-05-13 11:36
  • 0vSs

Those who are supporting the pentile screens now because of samsung's statement, where were you guys, when nokia and motorola used pentile matrices in their phones..?

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  • 2012-05-13 10:53
  • U{V0

s3 is great
iphone sucks

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  • 2012-05-13 10:52
  • vGit

> In reply to Imagewerx @ 2012-05-13 09:51 from 0pad - click to readI understand that AMOLED should not change colour by theory, but it still does. And not even at such angle so you "looking it from edge".
As I said, I suspect it because of this anti-reflective polarizers that Samsung use. They give this bluish tint at angle, not AMOLEDs by themeselves.

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  • 2012-05-13 10:02
  • 3p9%

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-05-13 09:15 from 3p9% - click to readBecause that's the way all backlit displays such as IPS LCD work.The crystals when in their energised state are at 90 deg to the glass screen to allow all the light through,so as you go off axis you're seeing more of the light blocking side of the crystal,the part you see fully when it's not energised.
Emmissive displays such as the AMOLED family have all their tiny LEDs designed to give off as much light as possible even when viewed from a LONG way off axis,the same way as domestic TVs with plasma screens which are just lots of tiny neon bulbs.

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  • 2012-05-13 09:51
  • 0pad

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-05-13 04:23 from v6uH - click to readIt doesn't explain why IPS LCD is not the same. It turns "darker" at same angle, but does not change colours.
I suspect it something to do with polarizers Samsung uses in their Super AMOLED.

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  • 2012-05-13 09:15
  • 3p9%

That means, all our smartphone screen quality will degrade??

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  • 2012-05-13 05:21
  • ygIY

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-05-12 20:49 from 3p9% - click to readbecause we all look at our phone screens at a sharp angle

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  • 2012-05-13 04:23
  • v6uH

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-05-12 16:13 from jxyp - click to readI want to call BS on your comment and sight multiple sources, but this is all I could really dig up.

Please enlighten us all with better information if this is incorrect.
I have a hard time believing a technology that produces higher yields of a product cost more to produce each unit versus a lower yield of a superior product.

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  • 2012-05-13 03:44
  • e6K@

We don't want long lasting displays. They just need to last long enough till your next flagship comes out, that is - a year tops.

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  • 2012-05-12 23:26
  • 0mUR

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