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I'm very confused on what you're trying to say. Yes I understand that screens are mostly LCD with LED backlight. And I THINK i've heard of what you're saying that those "AMOled", pixels having their own light, is quite amazing. And it seems so much more energy efficient.

Doing a little research the S just means they used more "subpixels" per pixel. But AMOLED is a type of organic LED. How is it not using LIght Emiting Diodes if the name contains "LED" and it's not just a marketing title?
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The S in SAMOLED means "Super". Basically, better outdoor viewing. Probably from glueing the panel straight onto the glass. The "+" in SAMOLED+ means more sub-pixels.

AMOLED is also very different in a practical sense from LED. They might be Light Emitting Diodes, but that's really where the similarity ends. Sadly, OLED is not much, if any, more energy efficient than LCD at this time. At least, not on the SGS1 line. Not sure about the SGS2. I doubt it's radically better there either.
    
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Yeah I love how it's right on the screen, was so much better than the others. But how can you say it's not more efficient? My droid if I use it a lot will be dead right before the end of the day. (It'd go a day when it was new). THe fascinate lasted all day with heavy usage and still had more left.
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The SAMOLED screens are more efficient in black colors, but they've never been shown to be more efficient in every day use. I'd put it down to a 15% bigger battery, and a processor that could handle light tasks without going to full power and saving energy that way.

If the SAMOLED screens are more efficient, it's not a major boost.
    
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Well whatever the screen still looked a lot better to me and was a huge difference in battery life. Plus I can actually see the screen when there is a light on.
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