How does qHD compare to Super AMOLED?General

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  1. jaime2563

    jaime2563 Member

    Just curious how the qHD screen on the evo 3d compares to the super amoled screen? A buddy of mine is set on getting the nexus s 4g versus the evo 3d for a couple of reasons. 1) he wants a google phone in order to receive all updates first 2) he wants super amoled.

  2. qHD and Super AMOLED improve over standard WVGA TFT displays in different ways. Super AMOLED displays have the same pixel resolution, but colors appears more rich and vibrant, less washed out, and Super AMOLED displays have better clarity, improved viewing angles, and are more visible in direct light.

    qHD refers to the pixel resolution (960x540). You may be able to read text more easily on web pages without zooming in, things that are zoomed in on will look less pixelated, and video will look more crisp.
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  3. effluent

    effluent Well-Known Member

    Personally I don't like Amoled/Super reminds me of a big screen TV with the settings set totally wrong. Doesn't look right. I prefer the look of my TFT EVO screen to the Epic 4G Super Amoled screen.
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  4. darynm

    darynm Well-Known Member

    I agree. My wife's phone the Samsung epic has nice colors, but the grainy look of the Amoled screen ruins it for me. Now, Super Amoled plus from pictures i have seen resolve this issue. I believe the new samsung phones will have that screen and it looks Very nice. So, that will be the comparison I really want to know is how the qHD compares to the Super Amoled plus...

    Here is a link explaining the new Super Amoled plus screens.

    Super AMOLED Plus
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  5. Doomstang

    Doomstang Well-Known Member

    Another addition to the Amoled name? Lol. I hear next year they are coming out with Super Duper Amoled Plus 12 Times Infinity! :D
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  6. darynm

    darynm Well-Known Member

    Lol, whatever it takes to sell a phone right!
  7. ekt8750

    ekt8750 Well-Known Member

    Nexus S has an S-LCD screen not Super AMOLED
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  8. lordofthereef

    lordofthereef Well-Known Member

    Is the qHD screen actually an LCD then? And how does it compare to Apple's "retina" display? IMHO the reina displaye nicest of what is currently available on the market.
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  9. jaime2563

    jaime2563 Member

    The specs state Super AMOLED.
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  10. liketotallybro

    liketotallybro New Member

    This is a question i would like to know. If it is a superlcd like the the new incredible then thats tits. But if it is the same 250k color display as the og evo that blows. I like the evo i got, but 250k colors? My old sanyo m1 had 250k color back in 2007 and cnet was bitching about it back then. The resolution is great on the display but the color on the evo is very bland. My epic is night & day better as far as that goes.

    From what ive seen it looks as though the colors are infact better on the new evo but who knows.
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  11. Complex757

    Complex757 Well-Known Member

    Good question, I was wondering that myself.
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  12. Bluefyre

    Bluefyre Member

    Sounds like Amoled is being built by the makers of Street Fighter II. :p
  13. TheBlackPrince

    TheBlackPrince Well-Known Member

    Only outside the US and the UK...
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  14. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns! VIP Member

    The grainyness you see in the Epic is due to the PenTile matrix. That really has nothing to do with the OLED panel. You can have a standard square pixel with 3 equal RGB pixel elements as an (S)(AMO)OLED (PLUS).

    A lot of people had issues with how crappy the PenTile made text look, so the newer Samsung phones are going back to a regular square pixel. The article makes mention of this as well.

    Personally, the colors on Samsung panels look oversaturated to me, and while it has better contrast ratio, it doesn't matter to me on a phone. For my TV where I can control my ambient light levels, those blacks become way more important.
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  15. Cavemansol

    Cavemansol Well-Known Member

    Honestly, if the any of the new Amoled screens on any phone still have the blue hue to the screen at anything other than direct viewing angles, then im not interested. That drove me crazy...
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  16. CRPercodani

    CRPercodani OFWGKTA VIP Member

    I would guess (and hope) that with it having 3D capabilities they will need to use a full 16mill (or whatever is the bee's knees now) display. I would also hope that it's a SLCD and not a standard LCD, since most of HTC's new phones use SLCD. AMOLED whatever is over saturated to compensate for the wacky pentile stuff, still a nice looking display but if you read a lot of emails and doc's on your phone its not so hot. Haven't seen any Super AMOLED + times 12 yet so I don't know how they look.
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  17. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Just to help cut down on some confusion - SLCD is a brand (and a very good one), and is not a type of LCD technology.

    Hope that helps.
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  18. partridge

    partridge Well-Known Member

    I have a Desire with AMOLED, a few of my colleagues have Desire's with SLCD, there's pretty much nothing in it; both types of screen are bright, vivid and clear. I'm sure if you got a magnifying glass out you could see some differences, but if you like the way the screen looks, what does it matter what type it is?
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  19. lordofthereef

    lordofthereef Well-Known Member

    The only thing worrisome (to me) is that no reviewer/previewr has made much mention about screen quality. One would think that with a giant leap forward in pixel density (and hopefully color saturation - is that the correct term?) that those journalists (and whomever else) that have seen the actual product would have been blown away (or at least noticed a gorgeous display) right?

    (this was an overuse of parentheses)
  20. Jackietreehorn

    Jackietreehorn Well-Known Member

    The live stream I watched from the unveiling at CTIA put an OG Evo right next to it, and commented on how much better the 3D's screen looked. That said, that's about the only time I've heard anyone comment on it.
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  21. lordofthereef

    lordofthereef Well-Known Member

    Well that is some good news. I have seen pictures and it doesn't seem all that different (but pics of a screen aren't really going to tell you much, if anything, about the quality). The way I see it, there are two options:
    1.) The screen isn't all that much better
    2.) Everyone was so enamored by the actual device that they failed to give a decent opinion on screen quality.
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  22. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns! VIP Member

    Just wanted to clarify that the title of the thread is really poorly worded:

    That's like asking: "How does 1080p compare to Plasma?" Or: "How does VGA compare to CRTs?"

    qHD is a resolution standard: 960x540, one quarter the area of a 1080p display (1920x1080). Hence, (q)uarter HD.

    Super AMOLED is a display technology, like plasma, LCD, CRT, etc.

    You can have a SAMOLED screen with qHD resolution. You can also have a qHD Lite Brite screen. It'd be a huge Lite Brite.
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  23. Auzo

    Auzo Active Member

    I lol'd!

    But i was thinking the same thing when I first saw this post. Couldn't have said it better myself
  24. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Hey, it's the advertisers' fault this confusion exists, not regular cats trying to smoke out truth from fiction in a maze of buzzwords that get tossed out there.

    And they're going to continue tossing out this nonsense buzzwordology to cover up that the emperor has no clothes - they're all claiming media-friendly, but show me one with a contrast and any color adjustments (c'mon, gamma!) - doesn't exist.

    So, rather than do real work and provide the needed feature and maybe some freaking explanation of REAL benefits to their tech selections, it's just words of the selling kind.

    Anyway, that's what I think.
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  25. Auzo

    Auzo Active Member

    I agree with you completely. This reminds me of the recent trends of LCD manufacturers to call their TVs LED TVs. God that annoys me. If they want to name the tv after its backlighting why didn't they call the older ones CCFL TVs. Or how everyone and their mothers now has a 4G network when imo the biggest discriminator of 4G is an all IP network which HSPA+ just doesn't have.

    But like you said, the marketing machines are trying to blind consumers with everything but facts.
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