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[Anand] Confirmed: Galaxy Nexus Includes PenTile

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Though we've learned a lot about the Galaxy Nexus specifications already, one of the things that has remained a question thus far is whether its 4.65" 720p HD Super AMOLED display uses an RGB subpixel rendering layout or PenTile. We've now confirmed that the Galaxy Nexus display does in fact use RGBG PenTile, like all the Nexus devices to date. This isn't super surprising considering that Samsung has been pretty good about adhering to all the monikers it has gradually been tacking onto AMOLED. There are a number so far - 'super' connotes an optically bonded panel and digitizer stack, 'plus' connotes an RGB stripe, and now 'HD' connotes, well, 720p. HD Super AMOLED lacks Plus, and thus isn't an RGB stripe.

The next question is just what 4.65" HD Super AMOLED will look like, or whether the presence of PenTile will be as noticeable as previous AMOLED phones like the Nexus S / Galaxy S or Nexus One where it was arguably very noticeable. That said, at some subpixel density it should become difficult to impossible to notice PenTile's presence, it's just a matter of exceeding human visual acuity. Having not seen the Galaxy Nexus in person yet and given the absence of good macro shots of the display, we have put together a numerical comparison pitting the Galaxy Nexus panel up against some other common smartphone displays.




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post #2 of 34
Not a big deal, Nexus S got one too.
post #3 of 34
main pixel density is up, this shouldn't matter a ton.

I was able to notice it on my Galaxy S, but not always
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post #4 of 34
This doesn't bother me. Having no SD slot really sucks though. So Ill be waiting for the GS3.
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post #5 of 34
Interesting. They manage to make screens look amazing with less.
Different technologies will have different looks. Look at 1080p TVs. You've got LCD, LED and plasma and they all look extremely different.

Super AMOLED are some of the best looking screens I've seen on anything.
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4.65" 720p screen > 3.5" screen

I'm still getting the Galaxy Nexus, since browsing the web or doing anything on an iPhone is just painful.
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Originally Posted by 2010rig View Post
I use Gmail every day, as well as Google Voice, and the Calendar.

Do you know how painful it is for ME to browse Gmail and the web on an iPhone?

It's not something I can ever get used to, and that's why I prefer a bigger screen.
I use gmail and google calendar as well but I never use the browser to view them on my phone. I don't know why you would. There are apps for that. Even still the mobile version for gmail isn't terrible as I recall.

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I don't play games on my cell phone, I've got a 47" TV for that, and even at that, I rarely ever play games on it.
Ditto, I'm not a big gamer myself anymore. Although I just bought a GTX480 for my PC that I'm in the process of upgrading.

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I find the Galaxy Nexus suits my needs better. To each his own.
Ditto x2.
 
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ios vs android all over again..
    
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Personally I feel like ios is really closed down. The 4S has a lot of power but for what I want to use a phone for. Ios is like having a Ferrari in a parking garage, you have the power but you're not going anywhere fast...
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-Or has a full 720p display instead of a dated 960x640 screen?
To be fair, I'm pretty sure that "dated" screen still has the highest pixel density of any phone ever released.
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