Nexus S

Bad news for anyone in Australia considering picking up the Nexus S when it's released on Vodafone over there. It looks like the Aussie version of the device will be missing the Super AMOLED display found on other Nexus S models, instead replacing it with a Super LCD screen.

Vodafone announced earlier this week that it'd be carrying the Nexus S in 24 countries, though right now it's unknown whether any other territories will have to settle for an AMOLED-less Nexus S. The fact that the Super AMOLED model appeared on a Vodafone Germany preview site suggests that the situation may well vary from country to country, in line with rumors floating around towards the end of 2010. [Vodafone]


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Australian Nexus S left without Super AMOLED display


Nicely Done Samsung! Way to screw up a google phone... I should hope Google is thinking twice about working with samsung.

To tell you the truth, I don't think this is a bad thing. Overall I like the SLCD on my G2 more than the SAMOLED on the Nexus S..

I don't think the super LCD is that inferior to the SAMOLED. Now when you compare the SAMOLED to the old non IPS LCD on a phone like the HTC EVO, then yes it would be a let down. The super LCD still has vastly superior outdoors viewability

The basic rule is AMOLED is more efficient displaying darker colors, SLCD is more efficient displaying lighter colors. SLCD apparently has slightly better visibility in daylight. AMOLED has more accurate color reproduction and no backlight bleeding, because the pixels themselves are lit.

That's SuperAMOLED, not regular AMOLED (which almost no one is using anymore it seems), just saying. Also, more saturated colors doesn't mean more accurate, they're actually pretty badly calibrated... But it's not like anyone's doing photo editing work on a phone. SLCD displays much sharper text, personally I'd take that and better visibility under sunlight any day.

To be completely honest.
If I had the choice I would opt for the SLCD over the SAMOLED display anyways.
Similar battery life, better outdoor/daytime visability and more natural color representation.
But hey, thats me.