I’m not a hardware engineer. I’m not really even a techno-phile. But I have used the Samsung Vibrant(480 x 800 PenTile SAMOLED), the Galaxy S 4G(480 x 800 PenTile SAMOLED), the iphone 4(Retina), the Droid RAZR(qHD PenTile SAMOLED), the Motorola Photon(qHD SLCD), and now the Galaxy Nexus(720p PenTile SAMOLED). Where I work I have access to any phone that I could want to have access to. Company reps will bring the phones in and let us use them and get a feel for them. I’ve spent time with every major wireless phone that has been released in the last 3 years.
I realize that which screen technology you prefer is a matter of personal preference, so I am not here to change your mind about what you like. I am 100% here to defend the GNex’s display as the best one that I have ever used. Too many times I have seen people malign the display as one of the GNex’s weak points. I am telling you right now that I see all the phones, and it is far from a weak spot. It is a joy to behold, and when coupled with the smoothness of ICS, it is one of my favorite things about the Nexus.
I’ve seen the SLCD2 on the One X and EVO LTE. I wouldn’t trade my Nexus’s display for one of those. Colors are much brighter and more vibrant. I can have my display’s brightness maxed out all day and still make it through without draining my battery. You can throw all your specs and super-macro photographs my way, but all I know is what I’ve seen and experienced. My eyeballs don’t have a super-macro mode on them. I can’t see subpixels.
TL;DR – Don’t knock the Gnex’s display until you spend a week with it. Also, pull up the same picture on Google with the One X and The GNex. You will be surprised at shich one you think looks better.