AnonD-307714, 05 Apr 2017No, your wrong
Generations are based in device name time line, The Note does not count.
Sa... moreYou kidding me? Note's generation is the same as the galaxy'S generation of that year. Just look at each Note, it's basically an "upgraded" (lately ever so slightly) version of an S phone.
S5/Note 4 are the same gen.
This is the 4th gen in a row we get a QHD variant and pentile. Samsung is clearly burying VR at this point. It's not even funny. When a company things she can't compete in a given industry, dies everything in her power to keep it back. It has happened myriad of times in the past.
Since VR (and possibly mobile VR) can in edefect change the world for the better ... what Samsung does with VR is actually worse than what she did with SD835 hoarding.
She must *finally* be called for her sh*t
Anonymous, 05 Apr 2017It doesn't say first hdr. It says certified. As well as no. The note 7 was the first hdr. And ... moreNote 7 doesn't count as it was a failure to begin with. Xz was announced and was showcased at the MWC way before the S8... And it had the latest of hardware in first before any other oem.
Anonymous, 05 Apr 2017Because this is the S8 not the s3S8 has "new" features that actually came on the s3.
AnonD-615118, 05 Apr 2017the s8 is not the first phone to come out with hdr.... the xperia xz PREMIUM is the first. It doesn't say first hdr. It says certified. As well as no. The note 7 was the first hdr. And the xzp is not released yet
Anonymous, 05 Apr 2017It's a horrible gimmick. VR has the capacity to take over the world , it doesn't only because ... moreWow. It doesn't have anything to do with early stages and first steps. Oooohhh wait. That would make too much sense.
Instead of making logical sense let's just act like you instead
AnonD-514929, 05 Apr 2017What? You're gonna spend 3+ hours on VR non stop? I bet you at least need to take a break afte... moreSome movies are over 3 hours. Sorry m8, but your comment lost it's point now.
Samsung has dominated the smartphone screen market in terms of quality since their AMOLED screens reached decent color accuracy (around galaxy S5). It's stating the obvious at this point that their screens are the best. I do think there has been little improvement since the S5 / Note 4 era, but that's just because it's hard to improve on perfection.
Anonymous, 05 Apr 2017And Sony paid DXO. Anyone can make​allegations prove them instead of accusing anyone... moreDXO Mark is Not reviewing only camera quality, they review all the options that the camera can do example : what can be done auto mode,Manual mode,manual options, colour accuracy,etc
1020 nits?! That is pretty bright, especially considering it's an AMOLED!
Nick, 05 Apr 2017Yes, having a higher PPI makes it better (so a 4K PenTile will be better than a 1080p RGB). Bu... moreThe Galaxy SII had an RGB AMOLED, I think it has to do with short lifespan of the display, that's why they use PenTile
AnonD-12840, 05 Apr 2017you got point diamond is like pentile.. mazbe higher ppi will make it better.. dunno.. however... moreYes, having a higher PPI makes it better (so a 4K PenTile will be better than a 1080p RGB). But my point was related to screens that have the same "declared" PPI, price point etc.
Like when comparing the specs of Samsung S8 with LG G6, some would conclude that the screens have practically the same sharpness (based on resolution), but they would be mistaken.
The fact that you can't see the difference of a 2K screen at a "normal" viewing distance is another objection, but then, why have a a phone with that resolution in the first place? If it's for VR, then having a non-PenTile *does* make a difference (for the better).
Personally, I'm more offended by this as a general marketing scam, that affects phones of lower prices (and specs), where PenTile *is* visible to the naked eye at "normal" viewing distance.
Nick, 05 Apr 2017From the source:
"The display has Diamond Pixels (see below) and Sub-Pixel Rendering with 570... moreyou got point diamond is like pentile.. mazbe higher ppi will make it better.. dunno.. however
as a programmer or designer you can no more code pixel perfect game/app/image for S8 as every pixel will be re interpreted and remapped to this diamond pixels ..
What caught also my eye is:
"Photo Viewer Color Depth: Full 24-bit Color,No Dithering Visible,256 Intensity Levels"
hmm other HDR mobiles like G6 or XZ premium got 10bits and/or 12 bits per pixel... dunno
I want mobile where when I take JPG-HDR photo it would also display it with same bit level immediately
Anonymous, 05 Apr 2017It's horrible. Just because the competition doesn't hAve anything better doesn't mean that gea... moreVR is walking tall and proud. They already have an alliance of vr community under GVRA (Global Virtual Reality Association) with fellow members such as Google VR, HTC VIVE, Facebook's Oculus, Samsung, Sony Interactive Entertainment, STARVR Corp. This proves VR is not a gimmick.
From the source:
"The display has Diamond Pixels (see below) and Sub-Pixel Rendering with 570 pixels per inch (ppi), providing significantly higher image sharpness than can be resolved with normal 20/20 Vision at the typical viewing distances of 10 inches or more for Smartphones, so the display appears perfectly sharp.
The Galaxy S8 uses Sub-Pixel Rendering, which further improves image sharpness because the individual Red, Green and Blue Sub-Pixels are treated as independent addressable image elements and are not bound together into fixed Pixels, so the closest sub-pixel is used when rendering the image. In some cases Sub-Pixel Rendering can make the screen appear to have up to 3 times the resolution of traditional Pixel Rendering."
"significantly higher image sharpness", "improves image sharpness".Really?! Then how come the sharpness of these PenTile screens is *worse* (more pixelated / jagged) when you compare (side by side) one to a screen with the same "pixel" density, but with "traditional" rendering?
For example: [Samsung S3 (PenTile) vs HTC One X], [Samsung A3 (2016 or 2017) (PenTile) vs iPhone 6 / 6S / 7], [OnePlus 3 (PenTile) vs. Moto G4].
PenTile actually makes it *worse*. No marketing babble can change what you can see with your own eyes in a store display.
There was even a rumour that the S8 will not use this bad pixel arrangement to improve the sharpness: http://www.gsmarena.com/galaxy_s8_to_come_with_an_rgb_amoled_and_no_home_key-news-22024.php
Anonymous, 05 Apr 2017Exactly his point BTW. VR is horrible because Samsung made it to be horrible. It's a self fulf... moreHating a successful thing is one thing, going too far in hating something that you sound like insane is just stupidity. Samsung got the right nerves and provide the best VR experience in the universe. If companies would be like how Apple is today, then we would still be stuck on vacuum tubes till now. Samsung is the only one bringing all the latest and greatest tech bringing the smartphone world to the next generation.