Motorola DROID has the Best Screen (Better than the N1)


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    Nexus One, iPhone and Droid: Which Is Brightest? - Reviews by PC Magazine

    Not only is the screen protected by the best glass out there, it seems that Motorola went all out to create the best screen for this device. Using DisplayMate's diagnostic suite, they tested the following devices:

    1) Motorola DROID
    2) Motorola CLIQ
    3) iPhone 3Gs
    4) Nexus One

    Here are the summary of the results:

    ACCURATE COLOR (closest to 100% represents accuracy)
    1. DROID (98%)
    2. CLIQ (103%, +3%)
    3. iPhone (63%, -37%)
    4. N1 (141%, +41%, colors were punchy, but over-saturated)

    DEEP/TRUE BLACKS
    1. N1
    2. (tie) DROID (.26) and CLIQ (.21) (statistically identical)
    3. iPhone (2.5)

    SCREEN BRIGHTNESS (the brighter screens are seen better in daylight)
    1. iPhone (444)
    2. DROID (391)
    3. N1 (229)
    4. CLIQ (224)

    DROID got the best screen for it was the best balance of accuracy and brightness with its 854x480 resolution.
     

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    Good to know, but I don't know how you can compare screen without comparing resolution.
     
  3. rjoudrey

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    Overall the Droid may be the best device out there. I think so!

    It's nice to know people where thinking when they designed it!
     
  4. MarcMaiden

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    Droid is the best for verizon ;)


    we will see what people will say when the N1 is on verizon...


    i love my droid and am sticking to it for the most part, but you know how people are when it comes to new phones!
     
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    The grass is always greener, ask my 5th wife!
     
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    hahaha!

    but you are right, the droid screen is so well made that i am comfortable not using any screen protector... (i hate those)


    i saw all those scary screen tests on youtube...it was nuts!
     
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    sooper_droid12 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Resolution has no impact on the categories they remarked upon: color accuracy, brightness and black performance. Even so, the DROID has the highest resolution of all of those devices. Again, though, resolution does not impact those metrics mentioned in the article and is just one component of picture quality.
     
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    Resolution might affect the brightness because there is a greater open space between the pixels. When higher resolution monitors first started appearing many of my customers did not like them because they appeared soft and not as bright.
     
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    That doesn't make too much sense because the highest resolution screen is the 2nd brightest in this group. The CLIQ has virtually the same screen size and resolution as the iPhone and the iPhone is twice as bright. While the N1 being less resolute than the DROID and has AMOLED still isn't brighter than its Android counterpart. Brightness is a function of how good the back lighting is and measures total output. The surprising result of this is why the AMOLED which ends up being on par with a tiny LCD.
     
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    Sorry, thinking CRT, I am too old for all this stuff!
     
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    sooper_droid12 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yup. That was a hard deal for CRT screens: How to increase brightness without loss of resolution. Fortunately, display technologies have come a long way. LED screens don't even need back lighting and actually, LCD displays are using LED AS the back lights! I knew the N1 would have problems in daylight by virtue of the fact that AMOLED screens tend to get washed out in bright lights anyway. But I was hoping for better performance.
     
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    Don't forget that Droid and iPhone are 24-bit color.

    Nexus One is 16-bit for some reason...which explains the bad color reproduction.

    iPhone is actually easy to read with the backlight off in the sunlight. It's actually kind weird almost like low res e-ink. Droid on auto-brightness is perfectly readable in sunlight.

    From what I've heard the N1 is basically black in the sun.
     
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    Typical AMOLED performance in the sun. Most if not all AMOLED screens get washed out in sun. It's great for indoors and the colors pop, but in the real-world, people actually go outdoors and use their phones. I didn't realize that the N1 screen is 16-bit. I'll have to check on that.
     
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    You're right!

    N1: 16-bit (65,000 scales)
    DROID: 24-bit (1,67M scales)
     
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    Getting more and more glad about my Droid.

    Even coming not to mind the horrid keyboard, lol.
     
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    The outside use issues on the N1 (AMOLED in general, I guess) would make that a deal-breaker (apologies to Liz Lemon for copyright infringement) for me.

    I wish even the Droid would get brighter in bright sun sometimes...SoCal, it gets really, really sunny here. :)
     
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    That's why there's a power setting widget with a brightness button. You can chunk that baby up 100% which should be sufficiently bright in the sun.
     
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    I love the screen on the Droid, I converted a couple of my Daughter's DVD's to play on it, and they look beautiful.
     
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    Yeah, its the best for Verizon. Although I'm not impressed with my droid in daylight outside, I think it's hard to see in sunlight just like every other phone.

    Overall I'm very pleased with it coming from ATT and the iPhone. I do still prefer the iPhone, but ATT was killing me. The Droid however has made me happy again.
     
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    I'm in SoCal and I have it set to auto brightness, so it goes full blast in the sun and it looks perfectly fine.
     
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    Some people's eyes are more finicky. Like I honestly can't look at my DROID indoors at more than 15% brightness. I have mine set to absolute 0%. And that's perfect. I can actually feel my eyes dilating if it's any brighter.
     
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    Same scenario occurred when 1080p plasma TV's came out. Many of the masses thought the older 720p screens were 'better' because they were brighter (and they were brighter, but not better, obviously).
     

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