My whites aren't yellow. But they are a little greyish. Idk if that's how some of the apps are themed or not though. Just not as bright white as my Charge. But it's not to where it bothers me. And I don't really notice unless they're next to each other. And i've noticed brightness mods, so it's probably that. But it's definitely not a yellowish tint.
I have 2 Gnexes and all i can say is that the screen is great and the screen isbad.
Well basically one of them have a yellowish screen like most reviewers talked about.
The other though has clear whites, nearly as clear as iPhone screen, which is by far has the best whites on a phone screen.
The one with the yellow tint is useable and still is a good screen but its not great or anything.
The other one though is the best screen I've ever used.
So keep in mind that your experinces about the screen might vary depending on your device. As far as i can tell this is actually a known issue with AMOLED screens.
Yeah it uses a pentile display much to people's dismay. Quite a few people/reviews have stated the following: 1.) Whites appear like a linen yellow. 2.) Blue tinge on the screen 3.) Pixelation is noticeable on text. While that is all true the screen isn't that bad, passable at least while playing games or watching videos. Is it the BEST screen ever? I would say no.
Unfortunately your observations have nothing to do with the display being a pentile display. These are artifacts of Samsung's OLED technology they used in the display.
An additional point about your third observation - is this with a magnifying glass?
There's also: ghosting/persistence, uneven brightness at low pixel values (noted as grain), burn in and maybe a few other things. But none of this has anything to do with the pentile pixel layout.
People bash pentile for no reason, mostly out of ignorance.
As for the OP - the screen is great but does have some issues, especially battery drain. At high brightness it looks amazing.
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Originally Posted by copkay
1080p is the worst marketing gimmick ever. 1080p on a large display, ESPECIALLY televisions (32"+) is a severely low resolution. It's billed as the greatest thing since sliced velcro, but the fact is that long before 1080p became the de facto standard, monitors already had much higher resolutions (2560x1600, for example), and if anything we've regressed.
Indeed that's very true. The signal that cable companies push through to you is so highly compressed that you're not seeing anything close to 1080P.
I came from a non-pentile Droid Charge (I believe the same panel as the SGSII) and I defiantly notice the grainyness of the Galaxy Nexus. I think that the Super AMOLED + has a nicer look but the resolution on the Galaxy Nexus makes it better overall. Bottom line, buy the Nexus and enjoy full software support from Google.
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my personal experience with the screen of my gnex: the blacks are ridiculous, seriously blends in with the the bezel and just pops. my whites are a little grayish, especially because i put my brightness to 20-25% to save battery power, and i can notice the pentile matrix when on whites and grays at about 6 inches from my face which i usually would not do in most daily situations. With regards to pixelation on texts? ...seriously? i've tried and tried max zoom on web browsers putting it inches from my eyes and straining, but i dont see any pixelation or "jagged" look with the text. maybe some how u do, but i really cant. my most recent phones have been the iphone 4 and bold 9930, and i must say overall the gnex has the best screen. i'm no color accuracy connoisseur, so what you ppl call over saturation of colors, i consider vivid and truly enjoyable. Again, blacks are unmatched, as for clarity, iphone 4 still wins, and the bold is not bad, but thats b/c the screen is less than half that of the gnex. But the clarity and resolution of the gnex with its large screen are more than satisfy me, supplement that with its superior blacks and "vivid" colors, you'll hear no complaints from me about the gnex screen.
The Nexus has the best screen on any phone available right now. By far.
The moire effect is barely visible and then only in dim whites. BTW this has nothing to do with "pixelation" or that one can see "pixels".
Such a minute disadvantage is not something that would offset the superior blacks and insane sharp resolution.
I have not seen a Nexus with a blue or a yellow tint. Perhaps some units have a defective display, but then just return it. Or maybe people are nitpicking there too. Are we talking 5499K instead of 5500K white balance? (Or whatever white you consider "white") Who uses their phone for color correction anyway?
The OP asked for opinions, what's the problem? Most posts seem to contain valid points concerning the screen. The most unhelpful replies are the ones by people who are blindly loyal to the product or just blind and can't see the flaws.
If you are the type that can why LED TVs are bad compared to a finely tuned Pioneer Plasma (despite lower resolution), you'll be disappointed by the hype. All others will be thrilled to tears.
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From someone with a last-gen ISF-calibrated 60" Kuro plasma in my living room - I think you completely nailed it with this statement (though I don't know what you mean about the res).
Still, despite the hype, I do think the display is a little better than you're giving it credit for. IMO, resolution really does trump color fidelity (it's a phone, not a color managed workflow device), so I would put this display above everything but the apple retina display, and I think it even edges this out simply because the retina is too damned small. I've been saying it for some time, but if apple actually puts a 4"+ display with "retina" PPI in an iphone, I'm gonna be faced with a tough decision...
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Originally Posted by pacc
Not the biggest screen (Galaxy note wins), and really screen size is really subject to taste.
Not best colors (SII wins)
Not highest resolution (Note wins again, and other models with same resolution)
Not highest pixels density (Iphone wins)
It's a nice screen, but due to the old pentile and HD resolution, screen drains battery very quickly.
There are always pros and contras, it's up to each individual to choose their priorities/preferences.
If SIII brings HD super amoled PLUS HD than you'll be looking at a serious winner.
I owned the Note - it's not even in the running. Low PPI takes it right out of contention for "best" IMO. And I don't know why you gave best colors to the S2? Should have been the iphone, unless you mean "colors with most punch".
I bought by GN because of the high screen resolution. I consider a 1280 pentile screen superior to an 800 screen.
HOWEVER, while I prepared to put up with pentile at this resolution, I do hate the idea of pentile. I am not bothered about colour hues, banding, ghosting etc. The things that do bother me about pentile are as follows:
The GPU has to do the work for the full 1280x720 resolution, yet not all of this work is converyed on the display.
If you do a screen shot with the power and volume button, what you get is a true 1280x720 picture which you can display on your PC. This is not the same as what the phone display shows.
Finially, and most significantly for me, is the following. I like retro computer sites, such as C64 and Amiga, their websites and their games. I would like to go to these retro sites and view the screenshots of the C64 games as intened, at 100% zoom so that each pixel should have a 1to1 mapping. But the pentile display does not allow this, so resolution is lost. Effectively the C64 screenshots are lower resolution on the display than on the original C64! Worse still, when the C64 screenshot has patterns, such as chequered areas, these render with interference on a pentile screen. Of course I can zoom in to ensure that each C64 pixel is represented, but interference still occurs unless the proportions are a match, maybe 200% or 400 zoom.
I'm not complaining, the screen is as good as you can currently get. But I am just stating that I consider pentile nasty, and would love to have a true 1280x720 display instead.
But I see the glass as half full rather than half empty. Now is an excellent time to buy a mobile. The GN is great.
I have a Galaxy Nexus and feel the screen is almost perfect. In a specific situation I can definitely see the effects of the pentile subpixel pattern however. When there is pure red text with a small and skinny font on a black background, it's easy to tell that the there's not enough red pixel density to make the letters look smooth. I noticed this on Anki, the flashcard app.
I came from a Motorola Photon. On that screen you could see the negative effects of a pentile layout CLEARLY. It drove me away from the phone and made me hate pentile displays.
I then switched to an HTC Rezound - which looked fantastic in comparison.
Now I have a Nexus. I cannot see anything that would make me believe this is a pentile screen. What I do notice is some banding and minor color shifts which were not present on the Rezound. Brightness adjustments help fix this issue. This has nothing to do with pentile technology.
I walked in with a bias against pentile, that bias is quickly evaporating.
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