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Galaxy Nexus display, a deeper look into specifics

Earlier this week Samsung finally unveiled the Galaxy Nexus and its Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, today rather than talk about the entire smartphone in detail we thought we would concentrate on the 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED screen and let you decide if this can be dubbed “the best smartphone display on the market”.

Let’s start with some tech specs, the display has a 4.65-inch diagonal and outputs at 1280 x 720 (720p), it features a 16:9 aspect ratio and boasts an impressive 0.01ms response time, not only this but you also get a 100,000:1 contrast ratio (higher than any competing device).

So what does this all mean? Well Samsung say that this display has been optimized to deliver the visual experience that people want, the amazing response time ensures that you won’t experience motion blur and the HD Super AMOLED panel combined with a 100,000:1 contrast ratio will deliver rich and wonderful colors and deep blacks. Oh and let’s not forget that the aspect ratio and large diagonal will combine to make this device great for watching movies on.

95% of the consumers reading this will think this display sounds like heaven, but over at Engadget there’s a massive debate going on, apparently the display would be much better if it features the words “Plus” at the end of its name, to cut a long story short the HD Super AMOLED displays utilizes a PenTile system, apparently in terms of costs and power consumption this is a great choice, but some “experts” suggest that a full RGB display would have been much better.

Here at PR we do not claim to be experts on all aspects of technology, but when Engadget say “The panel looks downright gorgeous, with unbeatable viewing angles, remarkably crisp text and graphics and a beautiful” we think it is safe to say there are no major problems with the lack of a HD Super AMOLED Plus display, if you compare the PenTile display against the full RGB displays with a microscope (see here) you will notice a difference, but we think that in real-world usage the Galaxy Nexus’ display should be just fine.

Does the Galaxy Nexus’ display put you off?

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Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.

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