Samsung ATIV S defo has S III-style PenTile display

Samsung ATIV S defo has S III-style PenTile displaySamsung has erected (*titter*) a spanking new feature page for its Windows Phone 8-rockin’ ATIV S smartphone.

A few things we weren’t entirely sure of have been confirmed, including the fact that it’ll feature – shock horror! – a PenTile display.

PenTile is, of course, the bane of our Matthew’s life, and it’s one of the reasons he continues to cling onto his beloved Samsung Galaxy S II.

On the flip side of the coin, Jan will instruct you to stop using a magnifying glass on your smartphone, while blizzard7 will politely tell you to “stop being silly” (or words to that effect).

What’s the problem? Well, Super AMOLED Plus (as found on the Samsung Galaxy S II and Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7) uses 50% more sub-pixels, and regular RGB (as opposed to PenTile).

Needless to say, it’s not exactly a make-or-break feature when it comes to Joe Average picking a smartphone (as evidenced by the Samsung Galaxy S III buying frenzy).

One thing we still don’t know is what Samsung’s Windows-focused “ATIV” stands for. A Terribly Inspired Venture? All Together In Vain? Let us know what you think below. Best answer gets a prize.

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matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 3, 2012 at 14:03

A Total Innovation Veto? Being a re-badged S3 and all...

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 3, 2012 at 14:04

Also, SAMOLED+ is definitely a noticeable improvement when you hold a non-plus device next to an S2.

Pondlife  Sep. 3, 2012 at 14:34

veto?

Apple
Trial
Immunity
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And Lewis you've got inspired instead of insipid, spellcheck problem?

Supertomcat  Sep. 3, 2012 at 14:51

Resolution 720 on a 4.8" screen PenTile pattern...
This kind of topic and complain is so ridiculous.

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 3, 2012 at 15:04

veto?

Apple
Trial
Immunity
Verified

And Lewis you've got inspired instead of insipid, spellcheck problem?

Mine was more of an autocorrect issue, my phone for some reason thought that "Life" in Italian was more likely than veto.

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 3, 2012 at 15:05

Resolution 720 on a 4.8" screen PenTile pattern...
This kind of topic and complain is so ridiculous.

Really? When I spend ~£500 on a phone I want the best, not what Samsung decided to use because it's cheaper and easier to produce.

Treab  Sep. 3, 2012 at 18:49

ATIV

All Together In Vegas.... PARTY :D

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 3, 2012 at 23:43

ATIV

All Together In Vegas.... PARTY :D

You RMA'd your N7 yet? Never thought I'd say this, but...you should have bought one from PC World, at least you could have exchanged it instore...

Right, and with that disgusting post, I'm off to have a cold shower...

Treab  Sep. 4, 2012 at 08:57

ATIV

All Together In Vegas.... PARTY :D

You RMA'd your N7 yet? Never thought I'd say this, but...you should have bought one from PC World, at least you could have exchanged it instore...

Right, and with that disgusting post, I'm off to have a cold shower...


not yet. going away tomorrow so sending it when i return.

Nothing wrong with pc world imo as long as you know how to use it.

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 4, 2012 at 09:05

ATIV

All Together In Vegas.... PARTY :D

You RMA'd your N7 yet? Never thought I'd say this, but...you should have bought one from PC World, at least you could have exchanged it instore...

Right, and with that disgusting post, I'm off to have a cold shower...


not yet. going away tomorrow so sending it when i return.

Nothing wrong with pc world imo as long as you know how to use it.

Does that mean we'll be blessed with your absence ;)? PC World tends (I find) to have high prices and poor CS, I bought a fridge from Currys before, though and it's still going strong.

Have you tried turning your N7 on into recovery mode (yes, even non-modified devices have a recovery mode)?

Treab  Sep. 4, 2012 at 09:13

press the power button and nothing happens ;) even with the charger connected ... i cant think of anyway to get any life from him :(

pc world can be higher but can be lower too you just need to shop around ie when i bought my tv i found it on amazon for 75 quid less but they did have a discontinued model for ridiculously cheap.

Treab  Sep. 4, 2012 at 09:14

OMG HES ALIVE.... HES ALIVE WUAHAHAHAHAHA :D

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 4, 2012 at 09:22

OMG HES ALIVE.... HES ALIVE WUAHAHAHAHAHA :D
Recovery mode, or it just randomly decided to switch on?

Treab  Sep. 4, 2012 at 09:27

OMG HES ALIVE.... HES ALIVE WUAHAHAHAHAHA :D
Recovery mode, or it just randomly decided to switch on?


randomly decided to accept charge and switch on... dunno why tried for a good hour last time and nothing...

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 4, 2012 at 09:41

OMG HES ALIVE.... HES ALIVE WUAHAHAHAHAHA :D
Recovery mode, or it just randomly decided to switch on?


randomly decided to accept charge and switch on... dunno why tried for a good hour last time and nothing...

Just hope it doesn't decide to go on strike again...

Treab  Sep. 4, 2012 at 09:44

yep for some reason the date/time has gone wrong...

im not sure its taking a charge atm... or just running when the power is plugged in.

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 4, 2012 at 10:06

yep for some reason the date/time has gone wrong...

im not sure its taking a charge atm... or just running when the power is plugged in.

Try unplugging the charger...? Tbh, it just sounds like the battery was very dead. Sometimes devices take ages to turn on if the battery is properly dead.

Treab  Sep. 4, 2012 at 10:08

yep for some reason the date/time has gone wrong...

im not sure its taking a charge atm... or just running when the power is plugged in.

Try unplugging the charger...? Tbh, it just sounds like the battery was very dead. Sometimes devices take ages to turn on if the battery is properly dead.


its finally going up now... it was stuck on 0% for ages... tbh i would agree but the time i tried to charge it last it was weird that nothing happened...

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 4, 2012 at 10:27

yep for some reason the date/time has gone wrong...

im not sure its taking a charge atm... or just running when the power is plugged in.

Try unplugging the charger...? Tbh, it just sounds like the battery was very dead. Sometimes devices take ages to turn on if the battery is properly dead.


its finally going up now... it was stuck on 0% for ages... tbh i would agree but the time i tried to charge it last it was weird that nothing happened...

Did you have a rogue app which could have run the processor at full speed for ages and run the battery flatter than it'd usually get?

Treab  Sep. 4, 2012 at 12:20

nope... according to my nexus anyway.

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 4, 2012 at 12:25

nope... according to my nexus anyway.
Well, as long as it's fixed I guess that's all that matters... At least you don't have to RMA it.

Treab  Sep. 4, 2012 at 12:27

nope... according to my nexus anyway.
Well, as long as it's fixed I guess that's all that matters... At least you don't have to RMA it.


amen sister... as long as it keeps working ;)

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 4, 2012 at 12:29

nope... according to my nexus anyway.
Well, as long as it's fixed I guess that's all that matters... At least you don't have to RMA it.


amen sister... as long as it keeps working ;)

Yeah...

My advice: don't let the battery run dead. Ever.

Treab  Sep. 4, 2012 at 12:34

nope... according to my nexus anyway.
Well, as long as it's fixed I guess that's all that matters... At least you don't have to RMA it.


amen sister... as long as it keeps working ;)

Yeah...

My advice: don't let the battery run dead. Ever.


i don't normally :p

usually on charge daily as i use it alot ...

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