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- 01-06-2010, 11:29 AM #2
- 01-06-2010, 11:50 AM #3
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This is also my concern...
From ENGADGET's REVIEW:
"Oh, and using this thing in daylight? Forget about it. Like most screens of this type, the Nexus One is a nightmare to see with any kind of bright light around, and snapping photos with it on a sunny day was like taking shots with your eyes closed."
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- 01-06-2010, 12:36 PM #4
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Don't forget that the Engadget review was heavily biased towards the droid, well at least it was in my opinionSiemens CF62T> Samsung T329 Stripe Black> MyTouch 3G Black (Android 1.6 Donut)> Blackberry Bold 9700 (188.8.131.520)> Samsung T219 Brown (backup crap dumbphone)> Google/HTC Nexus One (CM7.2)> Google/LG Nexus 4 (Android 4.2.2)
- 01-06-2010, 01:58 PM #5
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I have. Its a little harder to read than my Blackberry 9000 bold, but its really not that bad. And its brilliance in any other light / darkness more than makes up for it. Its really only bad with the sun pointed right at it, and in certain angles. But the great thing is you can turn your body, move the device a little and its all good
- 01-07-2010, 03:13 PM #9
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Looking at the video, it looks like the screen is visible at full brightness, while being in his shadow on a overcast day. But that's not too shabby really.
I'm guessing that the screen performs in sunlight just like any other OLED screen works. The lack of a backlight means that they cannot get all the way up to the brightness needed to perform truly well in direct sunlight, like some (key: some) LCD's can manage.
However, I'm sure the power savings and screen quality are sufficient tradeoffs for only being able to use their phone on cloudy days or in shadows for many people.
- 01-11-2010, 09:57 PM #15
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i had mine in direct sunlight today, it wasnt that great but wasnt that bad either. when i say direct sunlight that is what it was, sunny, 48 deg, not many clouds at all. i could still see the screen on full bright but it wasnt as good as my iphone which i pulled out to test it against. Now this was a little unfair to the N1 as i have a screen protector on it designed for the itouch and anti-glare(cant remember the name of them right now) but they suck bad. distort the screen a little as you can tell it has a protector on it. the guys at the iphone store raved about them and said it made the ones i use on my iphone feel like cheap plastic. they we're wrong, so i'll do another test after i get another protector on it, the same as the iphone but i dont think it will fair as well. I dont think it is as bad as some are making it out to be though.
- 01-11-2010, 11:36 PM #16
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- 01-15-2010, 07:56 AM #18
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I changed my screen protector yesterday to pdo for the itouch and cut to fit. Not hard as you use just about the whole screen protector. Went out side and it is in my opinion not bad. The iPhone side by side is a little bit easier to see but ill give that slight bit of difference up to have this kind of picture quality.
- 01-15-2010, 08:33 AM #19
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bright direct sunlight definitely makes it tough to see the screen... i guess that's the downside of AMOLED???
this is one area that my iphone shined (shone?).... screen was always readable in the brightest of sunlight... i guess the TFT (trans-flective)...
BUT... if you crank the AMOLED to 100% it's still usable.... although battery life would suffer tremendously if using out in the sunlight for extended periods... which I don't foresee it being that huge of a problem (if it's super nice out, I won't be spending lots of time on my Nexus! )
however - in any other condition, the AMOLED blows TFT away! i had my Nexus next to a guys Moto Droid here at work yesterday... he was at like 90% brightness... I was at like 25%.... The Nexus' screen BLEW it away!! Sure the Droid's screen is a bit "smoother"... maybe call it "softer" ? But certainly looked completely washed out in comparison... it's like the Droid's screen wasn't even lit when compared to the Nexus. And AGAIN, his was at like 90% (he showed my the brightness panel). Mine was at 25%.... AMOLED (aside from in sunlight!!!) blows current LCD's away!!!
Very HAPPY with my Nexus One's screen!! SO beautiful to look at!!! lol
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