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Gallery and Poll: Nokia E7 versus Samsung Galaxy S (versus Nokia N8). CBD AMOLED vs SUPER AMOLED (vs AMOLED)

Thanks to NeNoRmAl for the heads up on this article from a fantastic Russian site bringing great coverage on these upcoming Nokia devices, mobiset.ru.

All of Nokia’s big screen AMOLEDs versus Sammy’s Galaxy S (above)

The poll is somewhat arbitrary and unfair given that the majority of votes will be based on secondary source images and not via direct testing. But hey, that’s the best we got for now 🙂 Also it’s just between E7 CBD and Samsung Super AMOLED as there’s no point adding Nokia N8 right?

I asked specifically which is brighter/more vibrant as opposed to an open ended “better” screen. I do like the higher res that gives the Galaxy S a touch more definition (you’d need to zoom in on a 17″ screen to notice though) but there’s something about those E7 colours that jut pop and leap out of the screen. Is that good or over saturation?

VIA mobiset.ru.

UPDATE: from the translation, they did not expect the significant margin of brightness by the E7. Resolution differences as noted is imperceptible in these photos. They also mention that the colours are unnatural and screen is too bright (superfluously bright says babelfish). However, they note that was their individual perception and that an in depth screen test will come soon.

Well there you go, E7’s screen is so bright, it’s too bright. Get your sunglasses out before you view. :p


  1. September 28, 2010 at 7:23 am

    CBD absolutely great, no one can compared to its!

    • September 28, 2010 at 7:29 am

      cbd rocks

    • Roger Johnson
      September 28, 2010 at 1:48 pm

      Dear all, can we just come out and say it, Nokia is back, all the points which we (we as in iPhone and Android fans too) thought Android or iPhone were better have been easily improved upon by Nokia, they’re king of the hill once more.

      Shock horror, the best screen in the business, Super AMOLED (widely acknowledged as better than iPhone 4) is beaten by Nokia CBD, and equalled by N8.

      Nokia hardware is better than anything else out there too. And Symbian^3 is now easily as good as the best Android stuff in terms of UI (it was always better on everything else anyway) and beats iPhone 4 too.

      Nokia is back, Nokia is king of the hill, Nokia wins. The only reason iPhone and Android got popular was because of a weak Nokia for a short while. Now we can all relax 🙂

      • September 28, 2010 at 4:22 pm

        those who talk about UI. application will be available for android kind of look or iphone or even better.
        we have such applications for s60v3 os9

        • IMarius
          September 28, 2010 at 4:41 pm

          if an android or ios theme even comes in contact with my nokia phone , i am burning the phone. 😄

          • Roger Johnson
            September 28, 2010 at 5:59 pm

            Well said 🙂 Why would I want my lovely new N8 to look like an inferior competitor!?

  2. Rubens
    September 28, 2010 at 8:12 am

    Does N8 have CBD?
    that’s the question
    Because on the photographs
    the N8 looks good

  3. Lek Tor
    September 28, 2010 at 8:31 am

    Considering the official lack of CBD in N8, it is surprising how close to Galaxy S it is, which to me was the benchmark thus far. E7 just looks pants.

    • Roger Johnson
      September 28, 2010 at 1:41 pm

      You know ‘pants’ means crap, right? So you’re saying the E7 has a crap screen. Interesting…

      • Lek Tor
        September 29, 2010 at 12:01 am

        Sorry, it looks THE pants. Or effing good in my books.

  4. NeNoRmAl
    September 28, 2010 at 8:37 am

    N8 have normal AMOLED.

    It’s not as colorful as CBD but the white color is truly WHITE on all NOKIA displays, unlike the blueish S-AMOLED. 😉

    • alex68
      September 28, 2010 at 8:45 am

      yeah, that’s why S-Amoled looks dark in some occasion and N8 even looks better than S-Amoled sometimes.

  5. September 28, 2010 at 8:47 am

    N8 hasn’t cbd

  6. nenormal
    September 28, 2010 at 9:21 am

    We know that! And the WHITE is still better than that on s-AMOLED… 😉

  7. alex68
    September 28, 2010 at 11:34 am

    I asked the opinion of my 6-year-old daughter. E7 is no. one and N8 comes the second place. She doesn’t know anything about phones and Nokia.

    • alex68
    • alex68
      September 28, 2010 at 1:34 pm

      The opinion from my 9-year-old son.

      From the first group pictures, he immediately found Samsung phone and said Samsung was the best. But in addition, he said “I have a Samsung and of course Samsung is the best”. When I showed him the second group of pictures, he first asked me “you are not going to throw away my samsung, are you?”. After I assured and made him feel safe. He pointed out E7 the best and N8 the second…

      How a 9-year-old boy can be this defensive? No wonder adults are so defensive…

  8. gObbo
    September 28, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    What’s the fuzz about vibrancy and brightness of colours? Shurely we should care a bit about accuracy of colour representation? E7 is way off, I don’t even need to see the original picture to say that 😦

    • September 28, 2010 at 4:35 pm

      Well this is what we were going crazy about when it was just Samsung’s Super AMOLED.
      It was so bright, so vibrant, worked fantastic outdoors.

      These are still proto devices – we’ll have to see how much if at all they change. Early N8s did not appear this close to Galaxy S on first comparisons.

      • gObbo
        September 28, 2010 at 6:34 pm

        The problem with all this is that Galaxy S’s display in fact isn’t that bright… so this sort of comparison doesn’t say much. I wish the guys from Mobiset compared it to some good IPS TFT, say Moto Droid or iP4 – both of which are brighter than Samsung. Anyways, I’m really scared of E7’s unnatural colours, Galaxy S is renowned for being over-saturated, and it seems E7 unfortunately tops it in that respect.

  9. Ravi
    September 28, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    If we compare all the 3 screens then the samsung superamoled display is out of the league of the Nokia screens.Now after examining the pictures it is clear that the E7 display is more brighter than the N8 display.Also if we observe the first image then by analogy it looks as if the photo in the E7 was taken during a bright sunny afternoon when the sun was at its peak , the N8 makes it look like the sun is less brighter and the samsung shows us the sun is hiding behind the clouds.
    Conclusion:E7 wins hands down!

  10. NeNoRmAl
    September 28, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    Yeah, E7 colors are even more oversaturated than those on the S-AMOLED and it’s bright as hell.

    BUT I think it’ll be great when you’re using it outdoors in direct sunlight.(you’ll be able to see those colors pretty decently)

    And there is light-sensor for screen brightness so there will be no problems to adjust. =]

    • NeNoRmAl
      September 28, 2010 at 12:56 pm

      And the most important thing – The white is really WHITE on all NOKIA phones, that’s big advantage for me! 😉

      • September 28, 2010 at 6:04 pm

        yep iphone looks shit yellow and says white. eyephone big loser here
        galaxy s gives more blue. its fake not natural

  11. Stylinred
    September 28, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    hmm e7 actually seems to be over saturated.. there’s less detail than the n8

    in the end though id say all the screens look very good and ultimately that’s what you’d hope for

  12. Sal
    September 28, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    It maybe over-saturated -which I don’t like at all- but the blacks are just amazing on this thing.

  13. Jc
    September 28, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    This would be more genuine if only screens were shown and not the complete phone. Because I am personally biased towards nokia. Then people couldn’t vote just for the manufacturer.

  14. Mst
    September 28, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Display on N8 looks better than Galaxy. Will hope what Nokia come back. Although have phones better N8 and new phones from Nokia. Nokia is forever!

  15. john
    September 28, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    hm, was the galaxy s
    brightenss turn right up
    i be thinking it was not
    websites have even revewed this phone without turning it right up.

    • September 28, 2010 at 10:29 pm

      Apparently, the reviewer owns the Galaxy S, but he says E7 is too bright. I’m guessing he must know to put his Galaxy S on full brightness to say such a thing about the E7.

      • Roger Johnson
        September 28, 2010 at 10:41 pm

        I think the reviewer says E7 is too bright because he doesn’t want to admit his Android phone is inferior.

        I think all this about the E7 being oversaturated, too bright, washed out, it’s all nonsense.

        Nokia-haters Engadget said it was superb and better than Super AMOLED. If they’re saying it is what more proof do we need!

        And anyway, whether it was or not, Android/iPhone fans are hardly going to come out and say “OK, you got us, Nokia and the N8 are AMAZING, our phones aren’t as good”. Pigs will fly before that happens 🙂

  16. Jim
    September 29, 2010 at 12:29 am

    Jay I just tip you with something about meego from texas instruments

    • Jim
      September 29, 2010 at 12:37 am

  17. H
    September 29, 2010 at 4:52 am

    Anssi Vanjoki wasn’t kidding when he said the fight starts back now. The N8 without the CBD looks comparable, if not, better. E7 = Will make any smartphone owner jealous. Looking forward to these devices. The N8 couldn’t release soon enough.

  18. undergroundz
    October 24, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    i have those wallpaper, obviously those are fake >.>

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