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General Screen comparison in Verizon store

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by darrin2520, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. darrin2520

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    After reading the DX2 screen issues and hearing some comments about the screen being sufficient but not outstanding on the Droid 3, I held off on my purchase until I could actually see it in person.

    Yesterday, I went and looked at it in the Verizon store after which I promptly ordered it. (It's on a company account and I hate dealing with the Verizon store, so I didn't buy it there). The screen is definitely pixelated upon close examination. However, in comparing it to my original Droid from a normal viewing distance I found the screen to be bright, clear and sharp. There was even a Charge right by it. I am not going to claim that the super amoled was not better than the Qhd, but the difference wasn't near what I thought it would be. From normal viewing distance they are pretty close (IMO).

    Overall I found the phone to be lust-worthy. It is slightly thinner than the Droid and not as much bigger as I had expected. It feels perfect in the hand and the keyboard is a dream. It is fast and responsive with a screen that is bright and clear.

    Bottom line - it is worth going to take a look at if you have concerns about the display. It may bother some more than others, but you should form your own opinion about it. I will put more of my thoughts on the phone once I have used it, but my initial impression is WOW.
     

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    The D3 appears to be the real deal. If folks are not considering the D3 due to pentile or 512mb ram, they are probably missing out on a very well rounded and performing device that is priced very good for the consumer.

    Added: Performance and stability wise, it does not seem like the D3 and DX2 were developed by the same company.
     
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    The screen is great. Everyone is complaining about pentile, because the battery icon is pixelated. This is the only place I even notice it during use. Not only do games and videos look great, the screen is super easy to see in direct sunlight (unlike my OG)
     
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    Like I been saying....folks bothered by Pentile will be a small group. Like with the Amoled screens from last year....Pentile only bothered a small group..
     
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    I agree.....the DroidX2 was nothing compared to the Droid3....I am very happy I made the switch...it is perfect for me....
     

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