High resolution displays in Android phones are likely to be common place in 2012. The Xperia S will launch with a 720 x 1280 pixel 4.3-inch TFT RGB display, giving it a PPI of 342 (higher than the retina display of the iPhone 4/4S). However, if you’re wondering how it fares compared to Samsung’s HD monsters, the Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy Note then read on.
The Galaxy Nexus has a 4.65-inch (720 x 1280) Super AMOLED Pentile display, whilst the Galaxy Note has a 5.3-inch (800 x 1280) Super AMOLED Pentile display. The obvious advantages of the AMOLED display is the amazing contrast levels, which can be seen in the comparison pictures below. Quite frankly, the Xperia S doesn’t come close in terms of contrast. The Samsung handsets also appear to have the edge when it comes to viewing angles. The Xperia S has a more natural colour compared to the Samsung models, which tends towards blue-ish tones to our eyes.
It’s worth noting that the pictures don’t compare how nicely text should be rendered on the Xperia S given that it has a RBG display with higher pixel density. Have a look at the gallery below and let us know which takes your fancy. You should be able to tell which phones are which, but the Xperia S sits in the middle of the pictures with the Galaxy Nexus mostly on the left and huge Galaxy Note on the right side.