Samsung Galaxy Nexus comes up short on sub-pixels
Don't smile, it's PenTile
Bad news, folks. The sexy looking Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the world's first Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone, has an inferior OLED display.
Close-up photography of the phone's 4.7in panel taken by website FlatPanelsHD reveal the Galaxy Nexus' OLED uses Samsung's PenTile pixel layout.
That means that instead of each pixel comprising the distinct sub-pixels - reg, green and blue, mixed to generate the coloured dot you see - there are not equal numbers of each sub-pixel. Pixels share sub-pixels.
It's a layout designed to mimic the patten of sensor on the human eye's retina, but the practical upshot is less-smoothly rendered text. The layout gives white pixels a blueish tint.
In short, the Nexus' extra pixels don't deliver a better viewing experience than the iPhone's LCD. But it's no worse, either. ®
I really do not care, if it is an issue to you then get a better life.
perhaps it just me...
...but all I see is a really crap camera being used, probably some phone with a lens about 2mm in diameter.
Zoom in on the actual edge of the phone (the plastic case) and you just get a blur!
Using that rubbish to try to state anything about the screen quality is just cobblers.
Just because your phone claims to be 5, 8 or even 10 megapixels does not mean the pictures are any better than a could be achieved with shoe box with a pin whole.
Mine's only Super LCD, which means nothing at all to me, and I can't see anything wrong with it.
"That means that instead of each pixel comprising the distinct sub-pixels - reg, green and blue"
Tony, you have far more serious things to be concerned with ;-)
It's a Super AMOLED screen, not a Super AMOLED+.
So, when the specs came out this week, anyone who was paying attention when the Galaxy S2 came out knows that the difference a + makes is Pentile versus 'proper'.