Note4 instead of a Kindle and making graphics for the Note4?

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  1. stanw macrumors 6502a

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    1.) My understanding of the allure of using a separate Kindle device vs. an existing device, such as an iPad or iPhone is that the screen quality of the Kindle is so high that it makes reading very comfortable and easy. Now that the resolution of the Note4 is so high, does this put it on equal footing with what the Kindle does for ease of reading? OR is it still different for some reason?

    2.) Graphics designed for the web are supposed to be 72ppi because that is what monitor displays are capable of displaying. Well, again, now that the Note4 is so high resolution, would you make graphics for the web, or just graphics/photos to be saved to the Note4 with a much higher resolution if they were going to be displayed on a Note4?
     
  2. JH- macrumors 6502

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    The Kindle is still a different kind of screen. Look up the differences between E-Ink screens and amoled.
     
  3. Tinmania macrumors 68040

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    Yea it is not that the screen quality of the Kindle is so high; it is that it is:

    1.) Not back-lit. Reading on a back-lit device is sometimes annoying to people.

    2.) Excellent for reading outdoors.

    3.) Amazing battery life.


    But none of those things mean it has "high" screen quality.



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    As others have said. The ppi of a kindle is not very high, it's the screen technology that makes it easier on the eyes.
     
  5. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    Dunno about that. The Kindle Voyage I just bought my wife has a 300PPI E-Ink display. I think that's pretty respectable IMHO given the iPad Air is 264PPI
     
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    Yeah but that's the only one with that kind of pip and it's there very latest product, were talking about the 4 years or more proceeding this that has created this 'presumption' that a kindle display is better than iPad etc.. Whereas it was never PPi that was a factor (until the new voyage) but e-ink display. The rest of the kindle line up has far less PPi .........
     
  7. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    Agreed, but it obviously can't be said in the broader sense like you guys did anymore. Times and technology change :)
     
  8. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I love reading on Kindle and prefer it to tablets, etc. Reading in sunlight is no problem, battery lasts 3-4 weeks.
     
  9. JaySoul macrumors 68030

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    I love reading the Kindle app on my G3, especially if I'm reading in bed and don't want to disturb the missus (or vice versa).

    But she prefers the actual Kindle on holiday.
     
  10. Tinmania macrumors 68040

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    An e-ink Kindle display's benefits are still: outdoor visibility, battery life, and for some people easier on the eyes (I prefer my iPad for reading). I would say cost, but not if we are bringing the Kindle Voyage into the equation.

    PPI doesn't really change the reduced contrast (though improved), 16 shades of gray, nor the fact that it has a greatly reduced refresh rate. It is good for reading, but not too much else.

    That said I am not sure I would compare it to a Note 4. As much as I like the Note 4's display I would still prefer the larger Kindle for reading--if those were my only two choices.



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  11. Wrathwitch macrumors 65816

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    I have the Kindle paper white and the Note 4. Reading books are still better on 1) Kindle 2) tablets.
     

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