A good number of tech readers and bloggers are down on the pentile display, with macro photography to highlight the differences. So why did Samsung opt for yet another pentile display, despite some level of public outcry? According to Samsung it has to do with the life of the pentile display, which will have a greater lifespan simply by removing the blue sub-pixels. Apparently, those degrade faster then their blue and red siblings.
Samsung’s goal here is to keep their phones and displays going strong for a minimum of 18 months. By using a Pentile display, that goal will be achieved. The gaps have been shrunk and Engadget’s microscope test didn’t reveal much of a difference between the S III and the Galaxy Nexus.