1. StayFly's Avatar
    Is the Evo screen worst than the incredible? And will visual voicemail be free on the device?
    05-15-2010 10:42 AM
  2. b-dizzle's Avatar
    Sprint doesn't charge extra for Visual Voicemail
    05-15-2010 10:44 AM
  3. Cory Streater's Avatar
    EVO screen: 4.3” WVGA (800x480) 65K colors
    Incredible: 3.7" WVGA (480 X 800) 65K colors

    Based on the specs above, I'm guessing the Incredibles screen will be little crisper looking.
    05-15-2010 02:03 PM
  4. cesjr02's Avatar
    Correct, the Incredible has a higher pixel density (slight when you do the math.) But just to akin to HDTVs you don't need to sit as close to a 50 inch monitor as you would a 32.

    Also there's the different screen types, AMOLED (Inc.) vs TFT LCD (Evo). Both have pros and cons.
    05-15-2010 02:11 PM
  5. Rizop's Avatar
    EVO screen: 4.3 WVGA (800x480) 65K colors
    Incredible: 3.7" WVGA (480 X 800) 65K colors

    Based on the specs above, I'm guessing the Incredibles screen will be little crisper looking.
    If the EVO has the same screen as the HD2, then i hope this helps:

    I work with three people that have these phones. 2 have the incredible, and one has the pre-tmobile version of the HD2. We set them side by side to perform a very basic and unscientific comparison. Both screens looked about the same, but the incredible was a little more vivid and bright looking(almost inaccurate looking) The HD2 looked a little more accurate. As for the text, i couldnt really see much of difference at a glance which is surprising because the resolutions are similar, with the Hd2 being much larger. But the fact that the HD2's screen was substantially bigger overwhelmed the comparison. It is just a gorgeous screen, even compared to the incredible
    05-15-2010 02:11 PM
  6. ayman86's Avatar
    im really gonna miss my 24bit pre screen compared to the 16 bit of the evo. i hope its adequate. my htc diamond was alright
    05-15-2010 02:15 PM
  7. Rizop's Avatar
    im really gonna miss my 24bit pre screen compared to the 16 bit of the evo. i hope its adequate. my htc diamond was alright
    I hope youll be satisfied. Ive never compared it to the pre, but if the hd2 and evo share the same screen, its really gorgeous
    05-15-2010 02:19 PM
  8. Cory Streater's Avatar
    im really gonna miss my 24bit pre screen compared to the 16 bit of the evo. i hope its adequate. my htc diamond was alright
    It's something you might notice at first, but you'll adjust to it quickly. My Droid arguably had a sharper more vibrant screen than my Incredible does. However after using the Incredible for a few days, all I see is beauty. Like everyone else is saying, you are really going to love this phone.
    05-15-2010 02:27 PM
  9. Rizop's Avatar
    It's something you might notice at first, but you'll adjust to it quickly. My Droid arguably had a sharper more vibrant screen than my Incredible does. However after using the Incredible for a few days, all I see is beauty. Like everyone else is saying, you are really going to love this phone.
    I've never got a chance to compare the Incredible and the Droid. So the Droid's tft lcd was more vibrant than the amoled on the Incredible? if so, that bodes pretty well for the EVO!
    05-15-2010 02:33 PM
  10. Cory Streater's Avatar
    I've never got a chance to compare the Incredible and the Droid. So the Droid's tft lcd was more vibrant than the amoled on the Incredible? if so, that bodes pretty well for the EVO!
    The Droid has a few more pixels, and I think because of it, it was slightly crisper. It's not something you think about unless you put the two side by side.
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    05-15-2010 02:37 PM
  11. alan7467's Avatar
    Here's an interesting write-up on the Nexus One screen (same as the Incredible):
    Secrets of the Nexus One's screen: science, color, and hacks

    In reality the AMOLED tech used on the N1 and Incredible is inferior in a number of ways to the LCD on the EVO. In other words, I wouldn't feel too bad about the EVO screen not being AMOLED.
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    05-15-2010 02:44 PM
  12. Rizop's Avatar
    Here's an interesting write-up on the Nexus One screen (same as the Incredible):
    Secrets of the Nexus One's screen: science, color, and hacks

    In reality the AMOLED tech used on the N1 and Incredible is inferior in a number of ways to the LCD on the EVO. In other words, I wouldn't feel too bad about the EVO screen not being AMOLED.
    Good article to bring up; i remember reading about that and there was some controversy about whether the nexus one's stated resolution was the actual resolution...resulting in very slightly fuzzy text, etc...
    05-15-2010 03:31 PM
  13. Rizop's Avatar
    The Droid has a few more pixels, and I think because of it, it was slightly crisper. It's not something you think about unless you put the two side by side.
    Yeah, I've never compared them side by side, but seen them separately. My cousin has the droid, and now that you mention it...that screen seemed to be VERY sharp and crisp looking. Probably due to the extra resolution boost. TFT lcd seems to be a pretty mature technology, so i think most ppl will hopefully be satisfied
    05-15-2010 03:33 PM
  14. fr4nk1yn's Avatar
    Sprint doesn't charge extra for Visual Voicemail
    Is the Evo going to have Visual Voice mail?

    I remember reading something about the Pre's screen not technically being 24bit.
    -edit" found LINK. Ideas?
    -edit2: Another LINK.
    05-15-2010 06:25 PM
  15. StayFly's Avatar
    here's my thing i like the incredible screen its gorgeous but when i get outside i can hardly see the screen and i live in sunny San Diego Ca so its always bright outside but i seen the tft and the amoled side by side and the amoled was crisp and really bright the looked washed out so i was just wonder if the evo will look washed out.
    05-15-2010 08:47 PM
  16. Gekko's Avatar
    4.3" display is the perfect size IMO.
    05-15-2010 08:49 PM
  17. codito's Avatar
    Yeah, I've never compared them side by side, but seen them separately.
    My GF has a Droid and I have a Nexus One, and I'd take the AMOLED screen any day. Everything looks so much brighter and nicer when it comes to pictures or games or anything.
    05-16-2010 08:07 AM
  18. He123321's Avatar
    4.3" display is the perfect size IMO.
    That makes 2 of us. My cousin has the HD 2, and I love everything about the screen.

    I cant wait to see the 4.3 laying back on its kick stand.
    05-16-2010 08:33 AM
  19. Chevalier's Avatar
    If the EVO has the same screen as the HD2, then i hope this helps:

    I work with three people that have these phones. 2 have the incredible, and one has the pre-tmobile version of the HD2. We set them side by side to perform a very basic and unscientific comparison. Both screens looked about the same, but the incredible was a little more vivid and bright looking(almost inaccurate looking) The HD2 looked a little more accurate. As for the text, i couldnt really see much of difference at a glance which is surprising because the resolutions are similar, with the Hd2 being much larger. But the fact that the HD2's screen was substantially bigger overwhelmed the comparison. It is just a gorgeous screen, even compared to the incredible
    I'm not so sure that it does. I saw a video on YouTube of someone comparing the Evo to the HD2, and the Evo definitely looked like it had a slight temperature or color depth improvement over the HD2, which looked a bit more washed out. Could have been the angle of the video, but it definitely looked better than the HD2's, and significantly worse (to me) than the Incredible's in terms of vibrancy.
    05-16-2010 09:37 AM
  20. Yourdogsdead's Avatar
    Is it possible that they improved the screen from the HD2? It's the same size but perhaps it was upgraded.
    05-16-2010 10:06 AM
  21. Charmed Juan's Avatar
    I want the larger screen so when in portrait mode, I might be able to use the keyboard with my thumb.
    My Droid, and now Incredible are too narrow and my thumb is hitting the wrong keys all the time.
    05-17-2010 12:27 PM
  22. AggressorBLUE's Avatar
    I had a VZW rep take me outside with a moto droid and an Inc, and the Inc had a usable screen (although I believe it had an anti-glare screen protector). They key to outside is to have a bright background. I think we need an app that uses the light sensor to adapt the background on the phone, this would be a big help.

    That said, I'm still getting the EVO instead, well engineered old tech generally beats first gen tech.
    05-17-2010 12:36 PM
  23. Complex Pants's Avatar
    I really wonder why the Evo and Incredible have 16bit screens. I would have paid a bit extra for the 24bit screen.
    05-17-2010 03:52 PM
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