To the dude quoting Engadget: seriously? They're one of the more biased sites out there; getting better, but still not very objective. I read Engadget all the time, but I'm not dense enough to take whatever they say as smartphone Gospel.
As for the "pixellation," it's non-existent in real life usage. Can I see pixels on my RAZR if I really try? Yes. Do I ever see them in regular usage? Not even close. The RAZR doesn't technically have the best screen out there, but there's no way you would know the difference in day to day usage. One thing to remember about tech blogs: they have several devices on them at all times. They're looking at the RAZR's screen right next to a SGSII; taking macro shots, running comparison videos, etc. They can then say, "Oh, I do notice that slight blue tint you were talking about." If they didn't have the other phones for comparison, the negligible differences would become just that: negligible.
Bottom line: the RAZR has a beautiful screen. It's not the best out there, but the differences between it and the best screen will never rear their heads in normal usage. That and the iPhone 4S's screen is old tech; a very good example, but old nonetheless (kind of like how good carburetors were right when fuel injection was released).
The Apple iPhone has perfected the screen format that was cutting edge in 2008. If I had narrower fingers and enjoyed holding my phone 8" from my face it would be the perfect choice. But for now, folks who want a bigger iPhone just get themselves an iPad.
That being said, I do notice the pixelation on my Razr every time I read a text message. It "tugs" at my eye when I read. I'm learning to adjust but holding it farther away...
I understand that some folks just can't see it (or the blue tint) but then again, I learned that some folks can't detect the level in sound quality one gets from Westone or Grado headphones in a world where folks think Beats are, ahem, "Da Shizatz"... or whatever.
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Well most of the people I work with has an Iphone and they are really impressed with the color rendition on my Razr. They like to put theirs next to mine and compare and almost everyone says mine has the better screen. Just for what it's worth.