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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by reemas, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. reemas

    reemas Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Anyone here own an EVO. If so, how do these images render on your EVO vs on your computer monitor? (Are issues in the gradient areas?)

    Image 1

    Image 2

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  2. mogulust

    mogulust Well-Known Member

    This test should enlighten anyone that thinks there's no visible difference between 65k colors and 16million such as on the motorola droid's tft lcd. Personally, coming from a windows mobile device where the OS limits screens to 65k colors, I thought switching to Android would solve that problem, but for some reason HTC decided to source a less than top spec screen. Sure, in reviews the screen gets praise for brightness, crispness, and vibrancy, but if you know what you're looking for, you will be disappointed when viewing images with smooth gradients. Good test!

    btw, that doesn't dampen my excitement for friday morning, but it is the one and only flaw in the Evo that I can think of.
  3. reemas

    reemas Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    this is how i feel. coming from an iPhone 3GS where i took a lot of pics and viewed a lot of pics, this really stings. most people won't notice it at first, but like you said, those who look at pictures a lot and so on, will be annoyed.

    thanks for the feedback.
  4. reemas

    reemas Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    hey covert. with a 4.3" screen, shouldn't we want to enjoy pictures on our phone?

    i can honestly say when i've showed friends and family pictures or videos on my iphone, they constantly are amazed at the picture and screen quality. not the size, the quality. i just wish HTC didn't skimp out here.
  5. freeza

    freeza Android Enthusiast

    it does kind of suck that a multimedia phone can't be bothered with having a screen capable of delivering a top notch multimedia experience... oh well.
  6. Roman G.

    Roman G. No-Posting Probation

    As long as boobies look good on the phone I will enjoy it:D

    Because as we all know the EVO is almost guaranteed to get ya laid, and with such a nice camera, use your imagination:rolleyes:
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  7. netmag

    netmag Newbie

    The question is whether it's just Sprint trying to save a couple of bucks or would the increased color depth have been an issue in terms of speed given the increased screen size?
  8. aliveon2legs

    aliveon2legs Android Enthusiast

    Setting my pc to 16 bit color mode, I can't really see gradient in the first image. The Zippo image I definitely can see quite a bit of gradient; however, when I shrink the image down so that it is about 4"-3", it smooths out almost entirely.

    This makes me feel MUCH better about this issue. Actually, I have no concern at all anymore. Try it for yourself.
  9. Android 17

    Android 17 Android Enthusiast

    I wish the screen were also better, it's disappointing that the Droid can display better colors.

    But I think it's one of those things where you won't really notice or care too much after a short while.
  10. SprintFun

    SprintFun Android Expert

    My Instinct says it has 262k colors, but it looks like crap to me, and inferior to the Evo's 65k colors (from what I've seen). I'm not that concerned and unless you're comparing it next to a phone I don't anticipate it being noticeable, much less any sort of problem.
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  11. pingpongboss

    pingpongboss Android Enthusiast

    When is this board going to fix its maximum file upload resolution so that Evo screenshots can be attched? For now go to this album and look at the last 4 images, they are on-device screenshots of those two test pages rendered in Dolphin Browser HD: Picasa Web Albums - Android

    Verdict: The screen's fine. Don't worry about it.
  12. Nem_Zero

    Nem_Zero Member

    You guys must just all be coming from pimp phones to EVO to complain so much. I'm coming from Instinct circa 2008 and shall be overjoyed in every dimension when I get this phone.
  13. mogulust

    mogulust Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the screen shots. It confirms that the 65k color limit IS a problem, and is VERY OBVIOUS when viewing images with gradients. I mean, do people not see the jagged banding in the gradients, or do you not know what to look for, or do you just not care? It's one thing to not care, that's fine, but don't deny that the problem exists, because it's completely obvious, and it is a big deal to people that are discerning about image quality.

  14. Rob_A

    Rob_A Android Expert

    I do see the difference. But I wouldn't have noticed if it weren't for this thread.

    I can only say I care when I get my phone of Friday and test it out. I still might not actually care on a 4.3" screen
  15. pingpongboss

    pingpongboss Android Enthusiast

    The jaggedness is in large part due to the resizing algorithms. I posted landscape+portrait modes of the same picture for a reason.



    Damn I wish I'd known to post inline pictures. Anyways, you posted only the zoomed out photos because you're trying to prove a point. But the fact is that the "obvious" banding of gradients is caused mostly by the compression/resizing algorithm. Look at the landscape screenshot above. Yes there's a banding problem but it's not as big as you make it out to be.
  16. thezlog

    thezlog Member

    This is my only concern with the evo. If the screen somehow isn't great I'll just roll the incredible. Honestly though I think it's a nonissue.
  17. Gonkutron3000

    Gonkutron3000 Newbie

    EFF!! it IS totally obvious :( i swear man you can never win.

  18. Rob_A

    Rob_A Android Expert

    It seems like no matter how cool a new phone is, they always skimp on something.

    Will I still get the phone? yes.
    Does it bother me? not really.
  19. asaberan

    asaberan Well-Known Member

    I agree. Based on the screenshots, it is totally obvious. This is disappointing. I've said this before, but to me this isn't just a phone, it will be my multimedia device for viewing web, images and most importantly, videos. I'm use to Blu Ray now, this is gonna drive me nuts.
  20. legacy

    legacy Android Enthusiast

    I think it looks pretty bad. It's definitely noticeable, but I realize that this is also a test to point out that issue. I doubt I'm going to take many pictures of lighters with waterflames. I hope it's not a huge deal when I get the phone.
  21. drexappeal

    drexappeal Extreme Android User

    LOL...I guess ignorance is bliss because these pictures look good to me. Maybe anything seems better coming from my Touch Pro, but can someone explain to me exactly what is "bad" in the pics? I'm not really understanding and not much into "photography," so whatever you guys are seeing that doesn't look good doesn't really equate to me. TIA.
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  22. Whiteboyx69

    Whiteboyx69 Member

    This makes me feel better.
  23. reemas

    reemas Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    i plan on switching from my iPhone 3GS to the EVO, but this issue is fairly annoying. the HTC HD2 has the same screen (and same specs). here's a comparison of the iPhone and the HTC screen:




    These images are not mine and are from here.
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  24. clambert1273

    clambert1273 Android Enthusiast

    Once again... IT IS A PHONE... good grief... it is not your camera that is fully loaded for everything...

    you want to nitpick a gradient to death.. so be it.. but the MAJORITY of the population will NOT notice it .. and most of us even here think the pictures look great...

    Apparently you really need to hang out with my samsung rant for a while...
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  25. drexappeal

    drexappeal Extreme Android User

    Thanks for posting these comparison shots. I think I can see what people are talking about now, but this wouldn't be a deal breaker for me at all. I'm more upset about the phone not having any internal storage, so the limited colors isn't as important for me.

    I definitely appreciate the info though because it allows me to learn something new and become more knowledgable on a topic I wouldn't normally bother to pay attention to.

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