Samsung’s two flagship tablets, Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and Tab S 10.5 sport high-resolution Super AMOLED displays, and according to their new commercials anything else just well, sucks. The tablet used for comparison undeniably resembles one its biggest competitors, the Apple iPad.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S advert mocks Apple’s displays
The new commercials showing of the strengths of the Galaxy Tab S series. They claim that the high contrast ratio of Super AMOLED displays have “100 times higher contrast.” They also state that the Super AMOLED screens show us true colors from Adobe’s professional RGB spectrum as opposed to the standard RGB spectrum used by traditional LCDs. However, sRGB has been the standard for a long time, and Adobe’s RGB will not always display properly without conversion. 99% of the web uses sRGB, so typically you will be displaying sRGB content on screen that utilizes Adobe’s format.
According to Samsung, the Tab S series also features the ability to optimize the display based on available light, viewing angle and content being viewed. The ‘adaptive display’ and being 40% less reflective makes their displays the best, according to Samsung.
If you agree with the ads or not, you have to hand it to Samsung for their marketing prowess. Displays aside, they also state the Galaxy Tab S series are more powerful and are better at handling multi-tasking.
Available since late June, the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and Galaxy Tab S 10.5 cost $399 and $499, which puts them at a very competitive price point. The commercials were released last week and can be view on Samsung’s YouTube Channel.
I personally would like to see a double blind test between professionals to compare the displays with no brand bias available. How much difference is there really between a Super AMOLED display and an LCD?