*EDIT* - Wow, my first DD! Thanks to =itznikki530 for inspiring me to create this tut & thanks to ^CelticStrm-Stock for featuring it! Also, thanks in advance for your +fav as I most likely won't have time to thank all of you individually!</span>
*View at full size, otherwise you won't see the banding & details*
You know, like this:
Canon SLR camera = high-end
Sony Digital Compact = low-end
iPhone 5s / Galaxy S4 = high-end
HTC Wildfire = low-end
If it comes to monitors (or screens), high-end models can display more colors than their cheaper counterparts (they have better contrast, gamma, sharpness, matrix type etc.). For example, I've never seen any kind of banding on NEC, EIZO or Dell monitors while I've seen plenty on LG and Samsung displays (Apple Retina displays are also guilty of displaying bands, even tho they're considered high-end).
Hope everything is clear now
That, what you call 'banding', has been annoying me for awhile now, and I had trouble figuring out what it even was. But it's really nice that someone besides me has noticed it, and even seems to know a name for it. No one I've asked had any idea of why it was happening (though I did eventually figure out that one number difference in a color can do it, so I thought that meant it wasn't a Photoshop or computer problem like some people had thought).
I need to remember this. I'll probably try it soon enough.