Super AMOLED vs regular AMOLED and LCD comparison


The Greek folks over at TechBlog.gr have posted a comparison of the Samsung’s Super AMOLED (on the Galaxy S) screen versus a regular AMOLED panel (on the HTC Desire) and a regular LCD panel (Sony Ericsson X10). The outdoors / sunlight comparison clearly shows that the Super AMOLED panel is on par with the LCD, leaving the regular AMOLED screen far behind. I should point out that in my experience with the HTC Desire it wasn’t really the case (it perform like the LCD screen of my HTC HD2) but this can also depend on the devices used and overall brightness of the ambient lighting.It should also be noted that the HTC Desire has a fairly big air gap between the glass panel and the actual screen which causes light dispersion and reflection (causing even worst outdoors visibility). The Super AMOLED and AMOLED do have richer colors but the LCD seems to reproduce them more naturally (the Super AMOLED panel is still better overall IMO). One last thing, both Super AMOLED and AMOLED panel use the same PenTile Matrix subpixels arrangement (see who it looks like in my HTC Desire review). Check out the videos after the break:

Source: TechBlog
  • Diego!

    I definetely would pick Super-AMOLED. For sure. It’s not that bad at direct sunlight as regular AMOLED.

    Of course TFT is the best under direct sunlight, followed (and very close) by Super-AMOLED.

    But on the second video, it’s clear that Super-AMOLED is THE one to pick.

    By the way, Google Nexus One screen is not better than SonyEricsson’s X10. It sucks!

    I could tell on the second video that the image looked better on X10 than on N1.

  • Diego!

    I definetely would pick Super-AMOLED. For sure. It’s not that bad at direct sunlight as regular AMOLED.

    Of course TFT is the best under direct sunlight, followed (and very close) by Super-AMOLED.

    But on the second video, it’s clear that Super-AMOLED is THE one to pick.

    By the way, Google Nexus One screen is not better than SonyEricsson’s X10. It sucks!

    I could tell on the second video that the image looked better on X10 than on N1.