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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by otter, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. otter

    otter Well-Known Member
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    I've got a droid and as anyone w/ a droid knows it's impossible to read the screen outside on a sunny day....and sometimes even on a cloudy day. Why is that and are the newer phones easier to read outdoors?

    Can I read the D2, DX, Iphone 4, etc on a sunny day? What kind of screen should I look for in my next phone if I want to be able to view on a sunny day or when I'm outdoors?
     

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  2. Lock-N-Load

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    have you tried adjusting the brightness. Even on the sunniest days - and I am in SoCal - I can read it just fine when I adjust the brightness to max. I use the stock Power Control widget to quickly access brightness.

    anyway.. I think this is just the nature of the beast for mobile electronics.
     
  3. Hercules

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    This is off topic but are you the same Otter from Evolutionm.net?
     
  4. riffdex

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    Currently all mobile phones are using basically the same (or similar) LCD technology, so no, switching to an iPhone/D2/DX will not change this problem (unless of course the specific phone has a higher maximum brightness which will help out a little bit). As someone has already said, the best way to see the screen in bright sunlight is to set the brightness to max. Hopefully there's a breakthrough in screen technology soon to make a responsive touchscreen with better clarity, less battery cost, and a solution to this problem. I can dream o_O
     
  5. otter

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    no
     
  6. otter

    otter Well-Known Member
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    I was watching a commercial where two people were reading ebooks next to each other while sun tanning. They showed one screen and it was hard to read and the other one (w/ the pretty girl) was a lot clearer and it got me thinking....I thought it was a commercial about ebooks and they were comparing the screen, but I'm not sure....damn pretty girl!

    Tx, will jack up the brightness next time. I hadn't tried that.
     
  7. takeshi

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    Depends on the type of screen that the specific device uses. "Newer" isn't any sort of useful criteria. Newer != better despite what many seem to believe.

    Well, you don't want AMOLED or super AMOLED.
     
  8. Krugger

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    It was the new Kindle DX versus an iPad.
    YouTube - Amazon Kindle vs iPad in Sunlight
     
  9. Turdbogls

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    stay away from AMOLED so galaxy s phones and the original Incredible with AMOLED screen would be terrible.

    all others will be equal.

    there are some technologies coming out right now that help quite a bit. aparently Nokia's new phone has some sort of coating that helps it in the sunlight. also check into Qi screens or something like that...they are on the rise and will make it to smartphones in the next year or 2 i think. i really dont have much problem viewing at max brightness in the sunlight....and i am in FL so....
     

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