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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Baldilocks, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. Baldilocks

    Baldilocks Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    You can see the digitizer grids/dots under the screen. Doesn't matter if the screen is lit or dark or if there is ambient light in the room or outside. Unacceptable. Thought it may have been a bad unit, but the other 3 I checked out at Best Buy were the same.

    The Motorola Bravo was slightly less bad. You could just see the grid lines on that one.

    These manufacturers need to take a lesson from Samsung/Apple on building a flawless display sub-structure. I don't want to see dots and lines in my screen.

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  2. Actually the dot matrix on the screen is noticeable because HTC wanted the sensitivity to be as it is. Honestly doesn't bother me
  3. Baldilocks

    Baldilocks Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    It's no more sensitive than any other phone I have ever used. Artifacts on the screen just make it seem like a low end device.

  4. For me it is incredibly more sensitive. Typing on the keyboard is like gliding
  5. harlenm

    harlenm Well-Known Member

    I noticed that right away too. Not sure if it's gonna bother me or not, but I have 30 days to figure it out.
  6. Blanco720

    Blanco720 Android Enthusiast

    Coming from a blackberry, its like going from me 17" college CRT TV to my 46" Samsung LED playing a Blu Ray.

    I literally have no idea what you guys are talking about lol
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  7. Ahahahaha
  8. Baldilocks

    Baldilocks Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Turn the screen sideways, use a bright wallpaper or just the light from the room and you can see tiny little dots and grid lines under the screen.

    It looks like someone left cheesecloth inside of it. :)
  9. gg1001

    gg1001 Newbie

    I've noticed the dots, but only in bright indoor light or sunlight.
  10. Chapp1e

    Chapp1e Android Enthusiast

    I noticed it in direct sunlight but it was no different than my 3GS in similar conditions.
  11. gtalum

    gtalum Well-Known Member

    I have to say, while I can see the dots they don't impact my use of the phone or bother me at all. my iPhone 3G had similar dots on the screen.
  12. Oridus

    Oridus Android Enthusiast

    I think it's a bit nit-picky.... but you'll have that I suppose..

    It's a non-issue for me.
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  13. RkFast

    RkFast Newbie

    On my new car I can see the dirt in the tire treads.

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  14. theonion

    theonion Lurker

    I have a few complaints:

    1) Camera quality

    Coming from my iPhone 4 the camera on this device is horrible. All of my pictures come out slightly blurry indoors, almost like I move my hand a little bit before the picture gets taken. iPhone 4 still has the absolute best camera quality on any phone i've ever had, and i've owned phones from unlocked N95/96/N8, to SE K790a/c905/c902... Idk what Apple did, but the i4 has the best picture quality out of all of them. Low light, bright light, it didn't matter, it was great.

    I haven't used the Inspire outdoors yet (which is where people say it takes amazing pictures) so I'll go test that out later to see what kind of results I get then.

    2) Speaker is ridiculously quiet

    I can barely hear alert tones/ringers even though all settings and the volume is turned up 100% I know it has potential becuase if you push the keybad while on a call those tones are very loud. This was very disappointing. I spend 90% of my time on vibrate anyway, so this isn't a killer, just annoyi

    That's about all of the negatives I can conjure up in my 24+ hours with it.

    Lots of positives, but for the sake of maintaining a negative connotation on this thread, I will save them for some other time.. lol.
  15. Blanco720

    Blanco720 Android Enthusiast

    The best part of this post is that its his 13th post, lol.

    Great point my friend.
  16. g_patrick15

    g_patrick15 Android Enthusiast

    I noticed it on my Nexus one a long time ago, but it never bothered me.
  17. solidkevin

    solidkevin Android Enthusiast

    Sorry but no. Just No.
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  18. jin1212

    jin1212 Lurker

    I signed up on this forum just so I can reply to this post. I couldn't agree with you more. Iphone 4's camera is better than all the other camera phones I've seen, but not N8.
  19. theonion

    theonion Lurker

    You're right, my bad. Inconvenient typo. That was supposed to be N86.

    I haven't had the N8. I almost bought it, but the lack of developer support (slingplayer specifically) held me back. My bad.

    Is anyone else experiencing lackluster camera quality? I can't explain how it is, on the live preview it looks great quality, but when the final shot comes out they are all blurry/noisy. I don't have my iPhone 4 anymore to compare.

    See if you can tell what I mean here... I took over 15 shots of this same image using different settings and this was generally the outcome.

    The best I could get was this:

    Not the worst ever, but definitely not the best, not even above average.

    Yes, I know how to use the touch to focus. I've also tried letting the camera focus.

    So far this is my favorite phone, but if anyone could give me camera tips i'd appreciate it!
  20. MassacrMan

    MassacrMan Android Enthusiast

    A 5 Megapixel iPhone 4 camera is very very nice yes, maybe better than the 8 Megapixel one on the Inspire.

    But better than the 12 Megapixel monster that Nokia put on the N8?



  21. gtalum

    gtalum Well-Known Member

    My biggest complaint was going to bethe return to old-school voicemail, until I figured out how to configure Google Voice as a visual voicemail app. :D

  22. Lol its actually quite cool Google voice
  23. gtalum

    gtalum Well-Known Member

    Yes, it's a pretty amazing system. I've only used it sparingly in the past, looks like I'll be getting to know it better now though...

    Now if only I could get Lux DLX to be ported over to Android, I'd be 100% perfectly pleased. I just don't get the fascination with Angry Birds... :D

  24. Yea me neither. I played it but ok its a game big whoop
  25. Baldilocks

    Baldilocks Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I've had every iPhone, you could not see any digitizer grids or dots underneath. I've had Capacitive Samsung touchscreen phones, couldn't see any digitizer remnants underneath. Just screams cheap.

    Dirt on the tires of a new car doesn't even compare to this problem. Orange peel in the paint would be a better analogy.

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