Monday , October 23 2017

Samsung explains its decision to use PenTile AMOLED on the Galaxy S III, says it increases lifespan

A lot of people were annoyed by Samsung’s choice to use PenTile Matrix in the Galaxy S III‘s display, however, Samsung have come to defend their choice saying that it increases the lifespan of the AMOLED display. Sammy says that AMOLED screens degrade quickly over time, so with PenTile they can reduce the effects of degradation; something RGB cannot do.

With PenTile, Samsung says it can have the display function perfectly and still look as vibrant in 3 years time — not that you’ll hold onto the Galaxy S III for 3 years, anyway. Then again, this could all be spin from Samsung to validate their use of PenTile over the preferred RGB display technology. I guess we’ll find out in 3 years time if this reasoning holds water.

 
Source: MobileBurn, and Phandroid.

Buzz Moody  

Join the Ausdroid Conversation

24 Comments on "Samsung explains its decision to use PenTile AMOLED on the Galaxy S III, says it increases lifespan"

avatar
Sort by:   newest | oldest | most voted
Alex 'Tank' Thien
Valued Guest

As someone who has owned/used many AMOLED phones, I can comfortably say that while I can identify the difference with pentile/RGB displays, I don’t think it really affects the experience of the phone. I think the display on my SGS looks great and I don’t feel it to be any worse than my SGS2 display. At such high resolutions as displays are getting now, anyone bitching about it still is looking for a reason to complain. Longevity in a device is something that should be admired, not scorned. It’s bad enough society has a ‘throw-away’ mentality.

Petey
Valued Guest
Petey

I would of thought the longer battery life would of been a better defence.

Bart Simpson
Valued Guest
Bart Simpson

I dont think the difference is that huge or even noticeable, but the reason given by SAMSUNG is incredibly stupid and dumb … Phone manufacturers shud worry about how their phone will look at LaunchPurchase not 3 years after … If there was a huge difference between the technologies then this decision wud have been a monumental c.o.c.k-up …

Jin
Valued Guest

it would be interesting to conduct blind testing of pentile and non-pentile screens and see to what degree people notice the difference.

I have to hold my Galaxy Nexus quite close <20 cm and squint to see the difference (and I have 20/20 vision)

MrSimtang
Valued Guest
MrSimtang

So then using that argument from Samsung, I assume we’ll never see SAMOLED+ in a device again?

Sounds like damage control to me.

Greg
Valued Guest
Greg
Argh – can I get a special version of this site without the moronic articles on PenTile.  Its not inherently *bad* or inherently *good* – it can be implemented poorly (eg Nexus One) or implemented well (eg Galaxy Nexus).  What matters is when you pick up the device in a store and *look at the screen*. You can’t determine a damn thing about the _quality_ of a display by talking about the brand-names that describe it “AMOLED, super AMOLED, super AMOLED+, PenTile, Retina” or its specs (eg resolution).  You need to pick up the display and see how it looks… Read more »
Hikari0307
Valued Guest
Hikari0307
 Nobody’s forcing you to read them~~ just skip it if you don’t like the issue. Yes you can’t get anything when your talking about brand names but you can get what to expect when you know the technology behind those brands. Of course checking it out yourself is the best to see if you can live with it or not, but if you can’t like right now, what do you do? You would have to wait some time and some people don’t want to do that and the issue is why is Samsung not using a “better” tech regardless of… Read more »
Gambit smith
Valued Guest
Gambit smith

Im more conserned that it’s not Telstra 4g Compatable…. So I have to get a sg2 if i want speed, but a Sg3 if i want it to look good????

Joelunch
Valued Guest
Joelunch

My sgs still looks fine. What degradation should one be looking for? Is this another reason to go with the galaxy note instead?

stez
Valued Guest
stez

Your SGS uses pentile matrix as well mate.

Member

Wow, and I think my SGS screen looks amazing.
The more I learn, the more it seems like people are just looking for a reason to rage.I’d love to see the difference myself

Fezspencer
Valued Guest
Fezspencer

That’s why I adore my One X I got yesterday. The screen is beautiful.

Mitchell Smith
Valued Guest
Mitchell Smith

Screen is beautiful. Which feels like an understatement. Has to be seen to be believed. I am still in absolute awe over how good looking the screen is. Not to mention how good looking the phone is overall. I’d say to everyone get this, not the SIII.

peter baker
Valued Guest
peter baker

does this mean the screen on my S2 is about to turn into a pumpkin?

Anon Canberra
Valued Guest
Anon Canberra

As you said, who’s going to care in 3 years? Pretty poor defence from Samsung…

Anon Wollongong
Valued Guest
Anon Wollongong

Sadly, I think this is the sort of attitude that leads to use-and-throw tech today. Some folks don’t want to get rid of a phone in two years. A lot of people don’t get phones on 2-year rotating plans, and for them, its a significant investment, that would need to last a while. Most older phones last for up to ten years… its silly not to expect a high-end smart-phone to be relevant for at least 4.

wpDiscuz

Check Also

We gave Sphero Mini to an 8yo to review

Introduction from Scott I’d like to introduce my son, Adam. You may have seen him …