The Samsung Galaxy S II Plus employs the same 4.3" SuperAMOLED Plus screen as the original Galaxy S II. This means you can count on excellent viewing angles, sky-high contrast and reasonable brightness levels.
|Display test||50% brightness||100% brightness|
|Black, cd/m2||White, cd/m2||Black, cd/m2||White, cd/m2|
|Samsung Galaxy S II Plus||0||206||∞||0||358||∞|
|LG Optimus L9||0.13||128||981||0.47||477||1019|
|Samsung Galaxy S III mini||0||221||∞||0||385||∞|
|Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III||0||174||∞||0||330||∞||Samsung I9070 Galaxy S Advance||0||185||∞||0||326||∞|
|Samsung I9103 Galaxy R||0.51||407||806||0.92||785||858|
|Sony Xperia J||0.22||289||1290||0.41||562||1359|
|HTC Desire X||0.18||226||1273||0.33||421||1275|
|HTC Desire V||0.33||340||1027||0.48||506||1054|
|Sony Xperia tipo||-||-||-||0.75||561||751|
|HTC Desire C||0.23||186||814||0.5||360||723|
|HTC One X||0.15||200||1375||0.39||550||1410|
|Sony Xperia U||0.35||287||831||0.55||515||930|
|Samsung S7500 Galaxy Ace Plus||0.27||239||873||0.6||528||888|
|Samsung I9001 Galaxy S Plus||0||251||∞||0||408||∞|
The WVGA resolution is stretched a bit thin on the 4.3" display, making for a pixel density of just 217ppi, but it's by no means too bad to look at. Of course, those 720p and 1080p monsters of a screen look way sharper, but this one is pretty crisp, too. And because it uses a traditional RGB matrix instead of PenTile, there's no need to worry about the crosshatch pattern either.
Sunlight legibility is nothing short of great, too. Check out how the Galaxy S II Plus did in our dedicated test.
You can find more information on our display test here.
We also put the Samsung Galaxy S II Plus screen under our microscope to show you its display matrix.
Overall, the display is good, though nowhere near as impressive as it was when the Galaxy S II launched.
Overall, the Samsung I9105 Galaxy S II Plus is a phone of commendable ergonomics. Slim and lightweight, it's pretty easy to handle and slips comfortably into pockets. The grip has been somewhat compromised compared to the original, in favor of the arguably more up-to-date styling of the current Galaxy generation.