AMOLED and LCD brightness

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Alphazoid, Dec 22, 2014.

  1. Alphazoid macrumors 6502a


    Dec 5, 2014
    Some say the Note 4 has a max brightness of 462cd/m, others say 750cd/m

    Why the discrepancy? Anandtech explains
  2. spinedoc77 macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2009
    Interesting. I hate the white theme of both iOS and Lollipop so I modify my themes as much as possible to get dark themes. At least in the case of Android this means that I am probably getting a brighter screen since I have a lower APL. In practice I notice my Note 4 screen is much brighter than my ip6+ when viewing it in full sunlight, although they are both readable.

    It's interesting how this is an inexact science, or at least has to be quantified with the APL level, or less specifically with the particular app that is open when testing.

    Lastly I wonder if this has any bearing on Googles piss poor decision to make everything so much whiter. It means less peak brightness, but also means reduced battery life on AMOLED. I wonder what the specific reason Google chose so much white.
  3. Kariya macrumors 68000


    Nov 3, 2010
    Interesting. Wonder if more manufacturers will opt for LCD especially with Lollipop's new Material design language.

    Based on this article, I think the Nexus 5 is a more suitable Lollipop device than the Nexus 6
  4. spinedoc77 macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2009
    It's also interesting to note that Touchwiz is also increasingly white themed. I wonder what the reason for this is in light of the decreased brightness levels and the increased battery consumption. It can't be solely to match lollipop.
  5. gotluck macrumors 603


    Dec 8, 2011
    East Central Florida
    Honestly I think it is because of ios7

    Gotta keep up with apple
  6. mrex macrumors 68030


    Jul 16, 2014
    hopefully not

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