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    Default Samsung: AMOLED is better than Apple iPhone 4 Retina display - Press Release



    Apple and Samsung Electronics are engaged in a war of words over displays used in their newest smartphones, with the two sides claiming superiority.

    Apple CEO Steve Jobs challenged display king Samsung on Monday, touting the “Retina display” used in Apple’s latest iPhone, and supposedly made by Samsung’s archrival LG Display, at its developers’ conference. Jobs said the Retina display is much better than the AMOLED display, which is used in Samsung’s newly-launched Galaxy S smartphone, citing its higher resolution.

    Samsung, the world’s No. 1 display maker, hit back at Apple on Tuesday, saying the much-hyped Retina display consumes around 30 percent more battery power than the “super AMOLED” display first used in Galaxy S. A spokesperson for Samsung Mobile Display said that the Retina display offers higher resolution than super AM OLED, but insisted the difference is small. Samsung Mobile Display is a mobile display joint venture between Samsung Electronics and Samsung SDI, and the world’s dominant maker of AMOLED displays.

    “The visibility difference is only 3 to 5 percent. But raising resolution to that level increases battery consumption by 30 percent,” he told The Korea Herald.

    The iPhone 4G has a resolution of 960×640, four times higher than its predecessor iPhone 3GS, while the Galaxy S’s resolution is 800×480. Samsung launched Galaxy S in Seoul on Tuesday, eight hours after Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the new iPhone at its developers’ conference in San Francisco. Jobs praised the IPS LCD technology used in Retina displays for “much more accurate color, and much higher resolution” than AM-OLED displays.

    “You can‘t make an OLED display with this type of resolution right now.” Jobs said at the event.

    “Retina display is going to set the standard for displays for the next several years. We don’t think anybody’s going to come close,” he said. However, the Samsung spokesperson said there are several factors other than resolution that determine a picture quality, and AM-OLED display outdoes Retina LCD in those criteria including contrast ratio, color reproduction, and response time.

    “Structurally, IPS LCD technology cannot catch up with AM-OLED display technology,” he said.

    An AM-OLED display — active matrix organic light emitting diode display — is called a next-generation display, and unlike a traditional LCD, an AM-OLED display does not need backlights because it emits light itself when electricity is applied. An AM-OLED display features a thinner screen with clearer images and consumes less power than conventional screens. The LCD based on IPS (in-plane switching) technology boasts a wide viewing angle of 80 percent, but AM-OLED offers a “free” viewing angle.

    Before the new iPhone announcement, speculation was that the newest iPhone may be equipped with the AM-OLED screen, which is mainly used in high-end mobile phones. The spokesperson said Apple may have not used the OLED because of a supply shortage, and its partnership with LG Display, which does not produce AM-OLED displays. He also said Apple did not approach the company for the possible supply of AM OLED displays.

    “Currently, output fails to catch up with demand,” he said. Jobs acknowledged the importance of displays in mobile devices, as more people use phones not only to make calls and send text-messages, but to browse the web and view multimedia content. Display is one of the most expensive parts in the iPhone.

    ”The display is your window into the internet, into your apps, into your media, into your software,“ he said at the developer’s conference.

    “We think it is the most important single component of the hardware,” he said, calling its Retina display “the best window on the planet.”
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    Default Re: Samsung: AMOLED is better than Apple iPhone 4 Retina display - Press Release

    Even w/o personally seeing the Retina display on the iPhone4, its already pretty conclusive that the better and next generation display is the Super AMOLED. The Retina display may have the resolution advantage but that really translates to marketing BS alone.

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    Default Re: Samsung: AMOLED is better than Apple iPhone 4 Retina display - Press Release

    I have to agree.. Just because the Iphone has a slightly higher resolution,doesn't make it a better screen..
    Resolution is just one factor that determines the quality.. N Apple mostly overhypes their products anyway.. Looking at the iphone 4 screen in videos it doesnt look anywhere near as amazing as Samsung's Super Amoled..

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    Default Re: Samsung: AMOLED is better than Apple iPhone 4 Retina display - Press Release

    sup amoled has indeed one advantage, battery life ! the sharpness well one will have to wait and see some real life comparisons.

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    Default Re: Samsung: AMOLED is better than Apple iPhone 4 Retina display - Press Release

    I'd love to see side by side screen comparison video (outside under daylight) for Iphone 4G, Galaxy S and Desire (TFT vs Super AMOLED vs AMOLED).
    The OLED technology is only growing and in coming years not only TVs but PC and TV monitors can be made with these super efficient technology.

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    Default Re: Samsung: AMOLED is better than Apple iPhone 4 Retina display - Press Release

    Quote Originally Posted by usta
    I'd love to see side by side screen comparison video (outside under daylight) for Iphone 4G, Galaxy S and Desire (TFT vs Super AMOLED vs AMOLED).
    The OLED technology is only growing and in coming years not only TVs but PC and TV monitors can be made with these super efficient technology.
    In the picture comparison above, Samsung's super AMOLED display looks more vivid and alive but we wouldn't be able to confirm unless seeing it in actual but I'd also love to see a side by side video comparison if available.

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    Default Re: Samsung: AMOLED is better than Apple iPhone 4 Retina display - Press Release

    The comparison above only shows a photo and an iPhone homescreeb. Compare the same photo at least, jeez.

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    Default Re: Samsung: AMOLED is better than Apple iPhone 4 Retina display - Press Release

    Theres already a comparisone done (jon) retina is much sharper but super amoled is more rich/vibrant in color. I think the super amoled still wins, battery life is better and retina is only crispier (lol crispier) because of the resolution. I mean, samsung can up up the pixel density if they want, they are great when it comes to lcd's

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    Default Re: Samsung: AMOLED is better than Apple iPhone 4 Retina display - Press Release

    FANBOYS R US

    the iphone 4 is reselution does make it sharper and better end of story.
    the super amoled all it does is makes the screen look more vibrant and colourfull but that does not mean that the screen is better.

    I THINK THAT the SAMSUNG IS A BETTER PHONE BUT THE SCREEN IS NOT AS GOOD.


 

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