Oct 17 AT 12:09 PM Clark Wimberly 6 Comments

Tablet Fight Week 2 – Display Battle! Win a Sony Tablet S or Samsung Tab 8.9


We’re back for week two of our Tablet Fight series, pitting the Sony Tablet S against the Samsung Tab 8.9, and things are about to get messy. This week, we’re comparing the two tablets’ displays. Both Sony and Samsung are known for their displays outside of the tablet realm, but we wanted to know which you guys actually preferred.

First, let’s review our results from week one. We started with a bit of a form factor battle, asking if you wanted a tablet that was a bit thicker but loaded with extra functionality (the Sony and #PortsGalore) or if you’d prefer a tablet that was as thin as possible (the Samsung and #CrazyThin). It really wasn’t even close.

Our readers prefer the thin tablet. #CrazyThin won the vote by more than a 2 to 1 margin–832 tweets to 330 tweets. One lucky voter, @ryski_p, scored himself a free Tab 8.9 for the victory. But the Sony S is a fighter, so he’s dusted himself off and is ready to continue.

This week, we want to know which display reigns supreme. The Sony Tablet S is sporting an 8.4-inch Bravia TruBlack display running at 1280×800. The Samsung has an 8.9-inch PLS (Plane to Line Switching) LCD, also running at 1280×800. We know you guys like to argue about display size and sub-pixels and screen density and depth of blacks, so we figured this vote was right up your alley.

You can vote and keep track of the incoming tweets at androidandme.com/fight, or you can use the buttons below to fire off a pre-composed tweet. Remember, you can only vote for one tablet.

Tweet to vote #BraviaBlackTweet to vote #PLSisbest

Feel free to tell us why you’re voting the way you are; all that’s required in the tweet text is the hashtag. The rest is up to you. Do you like watching movies on your tablet? Or, since these guys are powered by NVIDIA, playing games from the Tegra Zone?

This week, to keep the voting even more heated, we’re changing the rules a tiny bit. We will be drawing the winning tweet from either team. Even if you vote for a losing tablet, you still have a chance to win. We figured last week some pushovers might have been swayed by the lure of winning a prize, so this week we invite everyone to vote freely; anyone can win!

As always, you can find more details and rules on the official contest page, located at http://androidandme.com/fight. For more contests and Android awesomeness, make sure you’re following @androidandme and @NVIDIATegra on the Twitters.

Clark is a developer living in Austin, Texas. He runs ClarkLab, a small web firm with his wife, Angie. He's a big fan of usability, standards, and clean design.

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    This was tough because sony’s screens on there tv’s are awesome.. But I went with Samsung because I believe they have a better understanding of the mobile world and thus can create a better product for it.

  • http://www.infotainmentempire.com pekosROB

    I broke the 50-50 tie, do I get a prize? :-)

    I haven’t seen the screens of either so hell, results will probably be skewed.

  • Jordan Fritzsche

    I was certainly one of those pushovers last week, the 50-60% margin was too much to compete with, so I’m glad the rules were switched up. I definitely think Sony has something with their Tablet S! Even though they’re really an underdog in the Android race, they have the experience in tech to make their footstep count. I’m voting for Sony and its intensely black display!

  • theirishboxer

    I got to play with the Sony tablet at the Sony store and i reeeaaaalllllyyy want it now the PlayStation games really sealed the deal for me.

    • smonme

      I hear in november sony will be release NDK and allowing hopefully allow the playstation suite to go to other devices (or imma have to sell my xoom lol)

  • http://andrewensley.com/ Andrew Ensley

    The week’s over, so I’m just wondering: Who won, and what’s the new contest this week?