onSale - Your Computer & Electronics Superstore“The LCD screen on the iPhone 3GS is far from perfect, but it’s also significantly better than the much-touted AM-OLED display on the Google Nexus One, a scientific comparison of the two displays has found,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.

“Dr. Raymond Soneira, president of DisplayMate Technologies, has published the first in a three-part series comparing the much-touted AMOLED display on the Google Nexus One with last year’s iPhone 3GS,” Hughes reports. “Parts two and three of the in-depth look are due to be published in the days to come at both displaymate.com and displayblog.com. He also spoke with AppleInsider about his time with the Nexus one and its comparison to the iPhone 3GS.”

“While the Nexus One might have a bright, eye-catching display, it also has lots of noise and artifacts, and it just isn’t accurate,” Hughes reports. “He said most users are probably wowed by the Nexus One display for the same reason people buy TVs at electronics stores with the brightest and most exaggerated picture — it looks great at the store, but at home it just isn’t right.”

Hughes reports, “Most high-quality displays, including the iPhone, have at least 18-bit color, and emulate 24-bit color with dithering. But in his tests, Soneira found that the Nexus One screen uses only 16-bit color, which allows 32 possible intensity levels for red and blue, and 64 for green. ‘This is common on cheap low-end devices, but it is unacceptable for an expensive high-performance ‘Super Phone’ that Google claims to to be,’ he wrote.”

Full article, with images of the screens, here.

John Herrman writes for Gizmodo, “The question now facing Nexus One owners is a psychological one: Now that you know about the display’s (or software’s) flaws, will your brain still be able to look past them?”

Full article, with images of the screens, here.