I'll pay attention to supposed differences in screen quality when the difference is apparent in a side-by-side comparison under normal usage. If it's not a difference that I would notice when holding Phone A in my left hand and Phone B in my right, I don't care.
Okay, this makes more sense. Looks like there is more of a gap between pixels (or lines?) on the S3. Same resolution, bigger screen. This makes the S3 look sharper in this pic. Otherwise, looks about the same.
In my opinion, if you're determining which phone to buy because of the screen, you're doing it wrong. It is one part of the phone. There is so much more hardware in a phone to think about than just the screen.
The quality control on the nexus screens has been bad. I went through 7 devices before I got one that looked like my original purchase. All of the bad ones had a purple tint to them that increased as you lowered the brightness. Maybe you have one of those bad ones?
+Steve Santoianni so you noticed the pattern also! It's the US carriers, even T-Mob is in on it. Notice that the HTC Sensation 4G ICS update got pushed back until after the HTC One S was released. I really am suprised that they did not push the update back further to sell more One Ss!
To be honest, I saw this screen issue from day one and annoyed me. Whenever there is big enough area with same/similar color on screen, the galaxy nexus always looked "dirty" and fuzzy, especially when compared with iPhone. Glad that Samsung at least fixed it for GSIII.
These are interesting to look at to see the differences in tech, but they don't bother me in the least.I only notice it on my GN when there are large fields of a solid color, and even then, it is fleeting.
From a distance, The Galaxy Nexus looks better, it has smoother edges and such because it blurs it. But up close the Galaxy s III looks better, it has richer colours and darker blacks it seems. It's a toss up I'd say.
I really wanted the galaxy s3 but the T-Mobile version is dual core and I already own the s2, which is also dual core. Love and hate technology but I'm really looking forward to getting my MacBook Pro 15"