Display comparison between Galaxy tab 7.7 and Galaxy Note

Posted on February 23, 2012


Much has being asked which has a nicer display – the Galaxy Tab 7.7 or the Galaxy Note ? Both are of similar resolution but the Note display is Pentile Technology but with a higher pixel density.
A note on Pentile technology :  RGB layout offers better color reproduction, sharper images and higher subpixel density. Instead of the standard pixel being composed of three subpixels (one red, one green and one blue), individual pixels in a PenTile Matrix layout share subpixels, yielding a much lower subpixel count – roughly 33 percent fewer. This could mean more graininess on the Galaxy Note but is not so evident possibly due to its higher pixel density which compensates it.

There is actually no clear cut answer. Personally I find the Tab 7.7 has a slight edge over the Note

LEFT – Galaxy Tab 7.7 ; RIGHT – Galaxy Note

Galaxy Note display specs :

– Super AMOLED HD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors ( with Pentile technology )
– 800 x 1280 pixels, 5.3 inches (~285 ppi pixel density)

Galaxy Tab 7.7 display specs:

Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors ( without Pentile technology )
– 800 x 1280 pixels, 7.7 inches (~196 ppi pixel density)

Galaxy Note :

The high definition Super AMOLED HD display on Samsung’s Galaxy Note is absolutely breathtaking.
Even though it adopts pentile technology, the display is superb and stunning. Typical of Samsung screens, the Galaxy Note has very vibrant colors and very deep blacks. White backgrounds were also close to true white at greater brightness levels but took on a slight bluish cast at lower ones. Viewing under direct sunlight with the brightness up all the way is possible.
The Galaxy Note’s 1,280 x 800-pixel HD resolution gives remarkable clarity to images and videos, and the colors shown off by Samsung’s AMOLED panel are spectacular. This is great for watching video and viewing high resolution images. Reading e-books using, say the Kobo app is close to perect with crisp , clear texts
The Super AMOLED HD display is very bright when turned up to 100 percent. I usually tune down the brightness level to 10-120 % most of the time using it.

JK Shin, the President of the Mobile Communications Business Division of Samsung said, “It is the biggest and has the highest quality display of the smartphone industry.”

Galaxy Tab 7.7

The Galaxy Tab 7.7 is the first tablet that incorporates Samsung’s Super AMOLED Plus display technology, delivering brilliant colors. Super AMOLED Plus has the best color gamut, contrast ratio, sharpness and response time that makes viewing text clearer and sharper. No matter at what angle, the picture is always crisp and vivid, especially since the 7.7″ WXGA display offers the highest pixel density among tablets in the market.

Even though its pixel density of 196/inch is lower than the Galaxy Note, the display is still equally vibrant, stunning and breathtaking.
The contrast here is so deep, and the viewing angles so wide, that other tablets’ screens look washed-out in comparison especially compared to its earlier model the 7.0 plus and Tab 7.
As similar to the Galaxy Note, its wider display is even better for watching movies with its great contrast, deep blacks, rich colors .

Overall, I would say the Tab 7.7 has just a slight edge ove r the Galaxy Note in display quality in brightness, clarity and crispness

More comparsion shots below : The BOAT browser on the Galaxy tab 7.7 fonts sizes chosen is largest ( Huge)  while the Galaxy Note is large

Due to the Tab 7.7 bigger display, one gets to see more details but viewing wise , I feel more comfortable with the Note as the size of the fonts is more proportionate to the screen display. The Galaxy tab 7.7 even with the largest font size chosen does not offer me the better viewing experience as the font sizes still look comparatively smaller

Youtube comparison by oled display.net :

Links :

Galaxy tab 7.7 : http://www.oled-display.net/samsung-galaxy-tab-with-7-7-inch-super-amoled-plus/
Galaxy Note : http://www.oled-display.net/samsung-galaxy-note-with-5-3-inch-super-amoled-hd/

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