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My university just got a bunch of Samsung focuses from Microsoft, and I managed to snag one.

But holy crap... The 4" samoled screen is horrible! The blacks are nice, and the UI elements are crisp, but the text is simply aweful!

Sites like ocn are completely unreadable without zooming, while they work just fine on my Desire's ips screen.

The focus has the same resolution on a larger screen, so it should feel bigger, but honestly, if you showed it to me displaying a website with medium text density and asked me to guess the resolution, I'd probably say 320x200 instead of 800x480.


Also, I have to keep the brightness maxed or the screen goes pink.

I'm glad I'm just testing this phone, because I wouldn't want to pay money for this garbled crap.
    
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post #2 of 16
Maybe you don't hold it correctly, I dunno
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It's certainly an issue I find on most Samsung AMOLED devices, but nothing really particularly frustrating and could be fixed (on Android, at least) by changing the LCD density. That being said, I'd say AMOLED is still an excellent display.
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This is what I'm talking about, I created a test image with black and white repeating lines to illustrate the problems with the pentile matrix:

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I did the best I could, but I'm limited to the camera on my HTC Desire. I tried taking a picture of the Desire with the Focus, but it sucks at macro shots.


What the picture demonstrates is that AMOLED displays cannot draw straight lines. Instead of clear black and white lines we get this strange colored triangle pattern. You can't tell it in the picture, but aside from a white line every 50 pixels or so there were no visible lines in the image. It just appeared a uniform greyish red or blue.


I created a handy gif explaining this:

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Also, I really, really want a Galaxy S II now. The SAMOLED screen is gorgeous, but it can't draw straight lines, and thats a major deal breaker. The SAMOLED+ screen on the SGS II fixes that, which means it should be drop dead gorgeous.
    
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The infuse as well works just fine. The straight lines look fine over here.
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I have the amoled desire and it is perfect confused.gif

Maybe the pixel density is really terrible or something?
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I have the amoled desire and it is perfect confused.gif

Maybe the pixel density is really terrible or something?

Yours isn't using PenTile Matrix panels. The Atrix suffers from this limitation as well, despite the qHD resolution.

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See the jaggedness of the bars, and the aliasing in the text? That's PenTile for you.
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here are some screenshots from my phone with that line thing.

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Different levels of zoom.

I have no problem reading text ftmp. Sometimes I may need to SLIGHTLY zoom in to read the text, but I don't see that as a problem.
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^ Yours is an HTC AMOLED with RGB, I guess.
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I love my OLED screen, but mine is on a Gp2X Wiz, not a phone. I have seen my sisters OLED on her Samsung Nexus S, and it looks absolutely perfect to me.
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