By now you should already know that the brand-spanking-new Samsung Galaxy S III sports a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display. That’s right: no “plus” here, which means this 720p panel is featuring the same old PenTile RBGB pixel arrangement — just like the 4.65-inch version on the Galaxy Nexus and the Galaxy S II HD LTE. Needless to say, this is again pure ammunition for the folks over at LG; but as we’ve mentioned before, HD Super AMOLED’s superb contrast and higher-than-before pixel density outweigh its shortcomings in most cases.
For now though, let’s examine these sub-pixels with a 230x zoom USB microscope and compare them with other phones that we have in hand. Starting off with the HTC One X’s 720p SLCD 2 above, you can see how its denser sub-pixels produce a finer picture, but ultimately it’s still behind HD Super AMOLED when it comes to contrast, especially with black. Read on for more comparisons.