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Curious about the above image?  Obviously it's a comparison between two displays, but which ones? Visit our new hardware forum to find out.  SoCs, LCDs, OLEDs and everything else hardware related will be discussed here.  Not sure what all those abbreviations mean?  That's OK, we have you covered.  There's already a great discussion going on about display technology, too.  Things can get kind of technical here, but that's ok, because we all have an inner geek that wants to know these things, right?  

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So for any of us not nerdy or committed enough to go look in the new hardware forum, can someone tell me the difference between the 2 displs in the image?

(P.S. Looking at that image, I feel like I'm staring at a set of Google-themed b00bs. I'm just saying...)

Edit: Ok, I went to the forum and read the post. Very cool stuff. I learned something. :)

Looks like two different resolution displays to me, also two displays calibrated to different white points, and I'd hazard a guess that the left one is an AMOLED screen with a Pentile grid... (from the grain visible)

Edit: Looked in the thread, same res on both (scaling/font threw me off), my other guesses were correct tho. That's a Galaxy Nexus on the left, One X on the right (/drool).

480x800 looks fine to me. i dont hold my phone like 2 inches away from my face and to me its not noticeable (obviously this one is cuz its a close up). though i dont mind a 720p screen.

Resolution makes a huge difference imo. On certain apps a higher res can mean a lot more content on screen at any given time, like a zoomed out browser page. It makes text sharper all around too, zoomed out pages were never legible on my first EVO, they're mostly readable on the EVI 3D's qHD screen.