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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Angelsfan, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. Angelsfan

    Angelsfan Member
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    My friend just got the samsung vibrant. First thing I noticed when I looked at his screen was that I could see the pixel structure. I can't see the pixels on my slightly larger evo screen. So what gives? Yeah his picture does appear to have better colors and black's look better but with all the hype about super amoled, I couldn't believe not one review I read mentioned the annoying pixels. I got my evo when it first came out. My understanding was my evo had the regular amoled screen from samsung. I can't imagine samsung making the super amoled look worse. Anybody else notice this?

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  2. toomuchgame441

    toomuchgame441 Android Expert

    Well the Evo actually has a standard LCD screenwhich I think looks great. The galaxy line does have the super AMOLED screen, but text specifically does look pixelated. And I thong several reviewers have caught this as well.
  3. Angelsfan

    Angelsfan Member
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    I know the newer evo's have lcd's but I'm pretty sure the first batch like mine were amoled before Samsung cut supplies to HTC so that they could make their own phones. I'm now having second thoughts about upgrading to a newer phone. I'll have to thoroughly check them first hand before upgrading.
  4. akazabam

    akazabam Android Expert

    You're thinking of the incredible. They switched to slcd when they started having amoled shortages. The Evo has always had lcd screens. They did, however, switch to a different brand early on, but certainly not screen type.
  5. Angelsfan

    Angelsfan Member
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    If that's the case, I'll stick with lcd. The galaxy screen with pixel's really annoy me. Good to know when I'm ready to get a new phone. Probably stick with htc. Hope they announce something great for Sprint next week.
  6. ovrrdrive

    ovrrdrive Android Expert

    The only props I give to Samsung on the epic is the quality of the screen and the quality of the camera. The evo beats it in every other catagory in my opinion. Held side by side the samsung screen is in a different class than the evo. Seperate them and I don't notice the difference.
  7. Rigmaster

    Rigmaster Android Expert

    The Epic screen does look nicer, but the phone's not sturdy feeling. At only 4.3", I'm more than fine with the Evo's output. It matters much more to me that the Evo screen is very responsive to touch, and at times, a little too sensitive.
  8. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Extreme Android User

    I actually did a test of the cameras in store display epic and my evo...no noticeable difference at all. I will have to find the pics (hopefully I can remember which ones were taken with which lol)

    I'm the same on the screen...if they are side by side the amoled definitely looks crisper...but in everyday use I am not going to notice
  9. ovrrdrive

    ovrrdrive Android Expert

    The evo does ok but to me they still look like cellphone pics. The epic pics on the other hand look like a cheap digital camera pics which are quite good for cell phone pictures. We had a 5k run that my son was in a few weeks ago and we forgot our good camera so we both snapped pics with our phones. In the varying light and with motion involved the epic was the very clear winner. A quick trip to the evo pic thread and the epic pic thread should also confirm that pretty quickly for you too.
  10. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Extreme Android User

    video is another story. the codecs are all jacked up on the evo. currently i am trying to find a way to correct them but haven't quite got there yet.

    taking the pics myself with each phone was really all of the proof I needed lol. but thank you
  11. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns!

    The reason the Epic's screen looks pixelated is because the pixels aren't all square. The screen uses a PenTile configuration (Google it to see some of the funky pixel patterns). Some people notice it; some people can't. I for one hated it, enough to decide that I would never get a device with PenTile matrices.

    Proponents of PenTile claim it offers superior clarity and color for images. I'm inclined to agree with that. However, I'm looking at text way more than images/videos/movies on my phone. Day to day, it's all about text. And usually small text. That's where the PenTile really sucks. None of the pixel elements line up in a straight line vertically or horizontally, which means a normally crisp line is now blurry due to anti-aliasing.

    As far as color, the Epic's screen does deeper blacks, scoring it a higher contrast ratio. It is also a bit more readable in direct sunlight than the Evo. I find the colors to be unnaturally saturated. That bothers me, but some people love that.

    I'm actually a big fan of Samsung LCD products. Ever since flat panel monitors have been out, I've owned a Samsung. My HDTV is a Samsung as well. And yet, I hated the Epic's screen, mainly because of the PenTile matrix.


    Samsung clearly took a beating with PenTile, and for the upcoming Galaxy S2 (a phone that looks pretty damn sweet), they're sticking with SAMOLED but ditching the PenTile.

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The HTC EVO 4G release date was June 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 512GB RAM, Snapdragon S1 processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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