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Discussion in 'HTC' started by tommy_ed, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. tommy_ed

    tommy_ed Android Expert
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    Does anyone know if any of the new HTC phones coming out this christmas/1st quarter will have a Super AMOLED screen?

    I held up a droid x next to a fascinate the other day and the fasc. blew the x's screen out of the water IMO... the colors looked faded on the X

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  2. SlowRain

    SlowRain Well-Known Member

    I remember reading that Samsung was keeping Super AMOLED for its own phones until their second factory came online sometime in the second half of 2011.
  3. clutchy

    clutchy Well-Known Member

    amoled or super amoled pretty much toss the regular screens salad... makes them look washed out and blah.

    the only problem w/ regular amoled's is that they're difficult to see in sunlight.

    as to your question; no.

    the nexus one had an amoled screen.
  4. tommy_ed

    tommy_ed Android Expert
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  5. Thefoodman52

    Thefoodman52 Android Expert

    Some HTC phones will be using SLCD (comparatively good to SAMOLED) screen tech.
  6. Medion

    Medion Android Expert

    I have to disagree on this. SLCD is an 18-bit panel, compared to the true 24-bit of SAMOLED. I do like, however, that SLCD doesn't use the PenTile Matrix array. But I'm not too impressed with SLCD. I'll take Moto's panels for their overall balance and accuracy over SLCD.

    But I am an AMOLED fan, and Samsung's SAMOLED is the current king of the hill in that regard. Once they can make enough for other OEMs, we'll see them used on non-Samsung phones.
  7. conor.in

    conor.in Well-Known Member

    SAMOLED > Most Everything.

    That might help a bit.
  8. Medion

    Medion Android Expert

    The only problem is that your statement is not true. Examples:

    The Droid 1's display features true 24-bit color, RGB color accuracy within 2% of perfect (ever so slightly under saturated), decent contrast of about 1k (true contrast), and respectable response time and viewing angles. It truly is an excellent display, not just mobile.

    The AMOLED on the Incredible is 16-bit color, RGB is grossly oversaturated (30%+), which gives it that vibrant look, ungodly contrast, and near perfect response time and viewing angles.

    SLC is 18-bit, grossly over saturated to make it look like AMOLED (over 30%), decent contrast at best but not as good as the Droid's, respectable response time and viewing angles.

    If you're going for accurate picture quality, it's:

    If you're going for a vibrant picture, it's:

    I'll take the Droid, but I know a lot of people are in love with the over saturated AMOLED look of today.
  9. conor.in

    conor.in Well-Known Member

  10. Medion

    Medion Android Expert

    Look at the difference in the pics that show viewing angles and contrast ratio (and not just the first picture). Also, no LCD has the fluid response time of an AMOLED, which you can't see in photos. They each have their strengths, but they are far from equal. See the detailed analysis above.

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