Samsung Galaxy S2 (S II) vs. Original Galaxy S: Displays Compared

We’ve made no secret of our enthusiasm for the Samsung Galaxy S2 or S II smartphone since we very first heard about it. Already released in some regions it’s yet to come to the U.S. although we did hear recently of some names for the handset for various U.S. carriers. Now we have news of a look at the Samsung Galaxy S2 (S II) vs. the original Galaxy S smartphone, which looks purely at a comparison of the displays on the two handsets.

We’ve lost count of the articles we’ve published now on the Galaxy S2 but some recent posts include a review roundup, some Amazon UK details for the handset, and some speed tests where the Galaxy S2 blew away all comers. Now we have heard of an amazing video, which shows in glorious technicolor, the differences between the Super AMOLED Plus display of the new Galaxy S2 and the Super AMOLED display of the original Galaxy S.

This came to us from Vlad Savov over on Engadget, sourced from Engadget Spain, and shows the screen at the subpixel level. Although the video is in Spanish you can at least see the clear contrast and the improvements made on the new screen against the old display. The point to look out for on the video, (which you can see on the Engadget link above), which most clearly shows the supreme display of the new Galaxy S2 is 1:40.

If you want to find out more about the various displays used on current smartphones check out a useful article on Cnet by Jessica Dolcourt, which looks at the differences between Super AMOLED Plus displays, Retina displays, Nova displays and finally Super LCD displays with handset examples of each. What are your thoughts on the improvement of the new Galaxy S II display as opposed to the original Galaxy S? Let us know with your comments.

  • Phil

    I have the S2, and my girlfriend has the original Galaxy S. The difference in the screens is really noticeable. The original Galaxy S looks almost pixelated compared to the S2. I really didn’t expect it to be such a marked improvement on an already great screen, but it is truly remarkable. The colours are spot on, blows all other screens away… even the retina display in my opinion.