Originally Posted by Bearly
Also keep in mind that you posted this in the LG Revolution forum:
All the praise for the Atrix could likely apply to the Bionic, so why insinuate otherwise?
Lets wait until the phone is out.
EDIT: Although I am sure most of us are adults, I'm aware that words are misconstrued over the net and most people post from work, possibly right after a stressful event they just dealt with, which would increase the chances for misinterpretation...
So, just wanted to say that I wasn't trying to "out" you in any way, but that I too am really excited/anxious about the Bionic's screen, and that your words were incongruent with another report I read from someone who handled the device at CES.
Let's hope the display looks stellar
It looked fine when I had it solo, but later I got the chance to compare it side by side with the screen on my Fascinate and the screen on the TB as well. The colors just weren't as good. It does look sharp, but the colors and contrast aren't there. I didn't think the viewing angles were as good either. It's not a horrible screen. I suppose like anything it's going to depend on personal preference. Heavy web surfers will likely appreciate the added resolution and battery life.
Now, I'm not trying to be mean or anything, but your comment here is a little inconsistent as well, but only half
of that praise could be applied to the Bionic - VZ/Moto tossed the form factor and fingerprint reader out the window.
As for the pentile matrix, pentile is simply a type of patented subpixel matrix scheme. Have a look at the description as well as the macro photos:
The Motorola Atrix 4G Preview - AnandTech :: Your Source for Hardware Analysis and News
My eyes are sharp enough to see the pentile matrix in action, and it really annoyed me at first on the Fascinate until I became accustomed to it. Pretty soon you don't see the pentile patterns. You just see letters and symbols. It's really only prominent in straight lines and text, especially black on white or white on black.
And the Atrix screen is still sharp because it's a 4" screen - same size as Fascinate - but with qHD resolution. When you bump the screen up to 4.3" you're going to lose a bit of that sharpness, and the pentile effect (assuming they use that subpixel pattern) will be even slightly more pronounced.
Anyways, to each his own. I would still consider the Atrix if it were on Verizon, but I don't expect I'll like the Bionic all that well, with the absence of half the RAM, the bulkier form factor, and the locked bootloader. We'll see though. It still has HDMI out, and is likely going to have great battery life.
Verizon and their phone choices are sure making things difficult. I want the GSII on Verizon, WITHOUT fat, battery hungry LTE tech ...
Edit: And you asked in your post above for a comprehensive review on the Atrix screen that criticizes it. I will again say that it's not a bad screen, but it's not as good as others. Look at that same AnandTech review I posted above, and you'll see that the Droid X beats the Atrix in every single screen test category, minus resolution. Better blacks, better whites, better contrast overall.
So the Atrix screen is sharp, but compared to others the colors don't quite "pop" and the blacks/whites simply aren't as good. My criticisms stand and are well-founded on personal testing and based on the research of others.
At least this time. Who knows what falsehoods I'll be spouting tomorrow!