For everyone wishing the iPhone had the Nexus1's OLED screen.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by darngooddesign, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. matttye macrumors 601

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    1 - "scientifically speaking" the iPhone's screen may be better, but to my eyes - which is what matters - it isn't.

    2 - Showing a few examples of where the screen performs worse than the iPhone does not change the fact it looks better 99% of the time.
     
  2. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    This is the 5th or 6th time this test has been posted.

    It has been pointed out multiple times before that it turns out that the problems are software related not hardware related.....
     
  3. darngooddesign thread starter macrumors G3

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    I hadn't seen that, where was this pointed out?
     
  4. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    A bit amused by the headlines in that link:

    iPhone's LED screen is better than Nexus One's OLED

    iPhone LED screen, huh?

    The reporter repeats the mistake over and over again.
     
  5. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    It was on some of the many updates tech sites have been posting. Or at least the ones that care more about the truth than getting headlines and choose to look a little deeper at it and discovered that if you are not using the native android apps those problems that this "test" found were not there. This showed that it was a software issue not a hardware issues.

    As for this test being posted it does not take long to find multiple ones of the exact same damn test being posted. people are posting links to a site that links back to the exact same flawed test.
     
  6. mrochester macrumors 68000

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    The iPhone screen is lit by LEDs?!?!

    Love it how it's now come down to 'scientific' evidence to make the iPhone screen seem better than the N1. Why are people so reluctant to accept that the iPhone screen doesn't look as good, and why do they feel the need to go to such an extent to disprove this?! It's sad!
     
  7. Carniphage macrumors 68000

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    This is the actual article.
    http://www.displaymate.com/Nexus_One_ShootOut.htm

    C.
     
  8. BergerFan macrumors 68020

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    The iPhone's screen tech is 3 years older and a lot lower resolution than the Nexus One's. It should be inferior - I fully expect it to be inferior.
     
  9. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

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    I have a few phones with AMOLEDs and OLEDs. They all look worse (less bright) than my iPhone except for the Nexus, but only because it has seemingly a million more pixels. It still looks much less bright, indoors and out.

    I'm more concerned about ppi than OLEDs.
     
  10. Merkie macrumors 68020

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    True. But why is Apple using 3 year old technology? That's just stupid.
     
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  12. polotska macrumors 6502

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    Regardless, I for one look forward to a higher resolution display in the iPhone.
     
  13. Cycom macrumors 6502

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    Always. All cellphones have LED backlights. I think you're confusing panel types.
     
  14. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    It should still be referred to as an LCD screen no matter how it's backlit.

    Thanks!

    Nowadays most mobile LCDs do have LED backlights.

    It's possible that some of the early large screen phones had either CCFL or electroluminescent backlights. CCFL and LED are not that different in power usage, and each has its own benefits as far as color goes. (I know for sure that many PDAs used CCFLs; will have to dig on the cellphones.)
     

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