Originally Posted by jameslfc5
What are the black like on SLCD IPS screens? Anything close to AMOLED?
Won't be close to AMOLED. It can't be - LCD works by shifting the colour of a constant light. You can't selectively turn it off*.
There is some confusion about the display, though - I've seen several sources refer to it as an IPS display, but S-LCD is historically a brand name that applies to *VA screens. I believe it's a Samsung-Sony venture, and their TVs all have *VA panels.
If it's a VA panel, expect better blacks and contrast ratio when compared against the iPhone (or any other IPS display), but inferior viewing angles and colour accuracy. The difference should mostly be negligible tho.
Thems the cliff notes.
*well, technically, you can, via LED backlighting. But not on a pixel-level.