Originally Posted by Rubers
I'm well aware of differing vision levels, mate.
Yes, I wasn't implying that you didn't. However I thought I'd point it out because you're arguing that Marin is wrong, but it's possible that Marin simply has great or exceptional close up vision.
The fact of the matter is that PenTile isn't inferior, doesn't cast the screen with any extra colour, and the greenish tint would make zero sense since the SGS3 PenTile display has bigger blue pixels.
It isn't technically inferior at all, it's just a different methodology, that some erroneously attributed as inferior. You're also living proof that once a bad rumour gets around it's a hard thing to shake off, since you think there's a green tint on the screens. PenTile draws less power and enables higher resolutions on AMOLED screens.
Now, it's also quite a fact that in it's infancy, it was inferior, but that is no longer the case. Go to your nearest phone shop, ask tor see the OneX and the SGS3. Put them side by side and tell me there's a massive difference and once is majorly inferior to the other.... you won't be able to do that. Both screens look great. Reviews of the SGS3 rate the screen highly.
That's incorrect, it wasn't a rumour -- I vaguely remember (it was a while back) reading several posts from members stating that their PenTile display had a greenish tint -- just as both Marin and pez have said they can notice the difference, slight or not.
I'm sure you know this, but displays vary from one to another. It's possible the model(s) you have or have seen have no tint, but the model(s) that Marin has or has seen do have a green tint.
Let's call it a different methodology then. It's true, it draws less power, and allows for brighter and higher resolution displays, but it's also substantially less sharp than a standard display w/ an RGB stripe and the same resolution.
At this pixel density I don't think you'd notice the difference in sharpness between it and a 300+ PPI display, but that doesn't mean that it isn't an issue in general.