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NovaTech vs. Epson

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by viggs74, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. viggs74

    viggs74 Active Member
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    Hi All,

    I have a version 2 build which means I have a Novatech screen. But the light leakage has spread to the side of the phone now and I will be exchanging it soon.

    I LOVE the phone and am worried about exchaning it due to the whole screen manufatuer debate. I have read various posts that say the Epson screen is better because the Novatech screen is slightly purple, while others have said that the epson screen is dull.

    Has any of you seen the phones side by side and have an opinion?

    If this has been already posted, can someone point me in the right direction.

    Thanks!!!!
     

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  2. RoboMonkey

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    Yea there is a video on youtube go check it out, but remember you wont be using both phones at the same time so you wont notice. Don't fret over this. I've have 4 EVO's so I'm sure I've had both screens and I never noticed.
     
  3. PuRock

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    Don't let your decision hinge on the screen difference. Light leakage is more important than making sure the screen isn't slightly different.
     
  4. edwelly

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    I have version 003 and I love the screen. Regardless of how it is compared to a 002 model, I think this has such a great picture on it. I used the Pixar movie UP to demo to a few people and everyone commented on how great the picture looked.
     
  5. Dreamliner

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    Yeah, the newer screens look a bit 'warmer' you can see a difference if they are next to each other, but by itself, it looks just fine.
     
  6. julian18d7

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    I apologize if this has been posted before. I see a a lot of videos where the old evo and new evo's have different screens and the old one is better? Is this true? If so did they fix this? I will be getting the white evo does this have the good screen?
     
  7. EarlyMon

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    Not really true.

    Most of the videos you've seen include all sorts of other complaints before needing to return one of them - and no one seems to make this simple leap: if your phone is in anyway defective, do not make a YouTube and tell people which has the better screen; it's impossible to know if the screen electronics are also defective - just impossible.

    Here's the real truth:

    1. From time to time, HTC or any maker will change out an LCD screen with an equivalent from another supplier
    2. Sadly, phones possess no form of color or contrast adjustment
    3. Different LCD panels from different suppliers will invariably have some form of color imperfection - some may be a little red-heavy, some a blue-heavy - just for example
    4. The phone blogosphere has everyone spun up with mythical quality statements and comparisons of phone screens to other phone screens
    5. Truth is, if you hold ANY phone up to a well-adjusted or fully-calibrated HDTV playing the exact same movie at the exact same time (and stand back so both look relatively the same size) - then NO phone display's color looks all that great, and you'd be wishing that you had full color adjustments.
    6. Just using your phone (any phone) on it's lonesome - you won't notice any big deal and you'll think the colors are sharp, vibrant and way pretty OK - and you'll be right. (Except for extreme cases such as - which phone brand looks best in bright sunlight, sorta thing.)

    Hope this helps!
     
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  8. BetterMost

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    I have found the oppsite. The new screen is brighter. The old screen also seems to have "hot spots" where some areas appear brighter than other areas.
     
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  9. EarlyMon

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    Yes - you're comparing your earlier defective phone to a working one - is that not so?

    Note to julian18d7 - this is exactly what I warned about - making quality judgements on a working vs. defective phone.

    I have a Novatek on mine, bought 6/6 - and because it's not in any way defective, it has no hot spots.

    The screens on any non-defective EVO (read: normal) are all equivalent quality, with minor color differences.
     
  10. julian18d7

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    Thanks guys. Once best buy gets some evos in I'll be picking mine up.
     
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  11. BetterMost

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    You will like it!
     
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  12. kermit_xc

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    it has the good screen ... and got them wifies and more geeebeees. Jeeeeezus christus, what is with all you people, it's just a phone!!!. This whole EVO thing is starting to remind me on the whole apphole fanboys.
     
  13. kermit_xc

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    oh man - I knew it, I need to run and spot myself the better screen and be a complete pain in the ass to all Bestbuy and sprint employees within the radius of 50miles.
     
  14. Aldo Junior Ao2

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    Well you can change the color. Ok even its only one solid color you can make it all red,green and soo many with a hack which is suppose to save in battery life. I turn it on when i am using the video camera outside so i can record for a longer time while saving battery. I know what he meant about color adjustment just thought i bring this up. Everything is possible. Can someone do me a favor with stock camera take a pic at 8mp without widescreen mode on and tell me the resolution. Sorry for being off subject again sorry.
     
  15. EarlyMon

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