Should I be disappointed? Screen color availability!
Can anyone explain why screen resolution matters more than available colors?
The Evo has a 480 x 800 res screen but only ~65k colors. A palm Pre has over 16 million colors available to it. Heck, my old POS Instinct had over 262k colors.
Clearly the Evo's resolution beats both of the others, but why wouldn't designers give it the color palate to match -- especially if it's supposed to be the premiere media device available now? Is battery life the fly in the ointment with this issue?
- 05-31-2010, 09:54 AM #2
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All that matters to me is the bottom line.
And that is in numerous reviews noone and I mean noone had had to metion the drabless , colorless and totally washed out compared to any ol' phone that came out 2 years ago Screen of the EVO.
In one review in comparing it to the incredible it was said to look just as good. I'm gonna go find it. BRB.......
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- 05-31-2010, 10:40 AM #9
This was an issue back in the 80s when all we had was 16 colors, then jumped up to 256. And while the numerical difference between 65k and 16 million colors is significant, I doubt you will ever be able to see the difference, espcially at such a small screen size. I was blown away at how good the Pre looked when I first layed my eyes on it, but I think that was mostly due to the increase from resolution coming from my Sprint Touch.
- 05-31-2010, 10:51 AM #10
Yep, resolution is what you need at this size screen. I am almost certain that the dithering is enough to satisfy any image *****. Coming from a Pre, you might notice more banding... but the Hero is one of the best 16 bit 65k screens I've ever used, and honestly, the transition I do daily from that to my Pre is almost unnoticeable.
- 05-31-2010, 11:01 AM #11
Re: Should I be disappointed? Screen color availability!
The first thing I noticed about my evo was the difference in colors compared to my incredible. To me it was VERY noticeable and if you put them side by side and say they are the same I will gladly call BS. The difference is very dramatic but I will still be taking my incredible back and sticking with the evo. So yes...washed out colors for the evo.
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It's kinda like having an insanely hot gf, with a minor, but weird deformity?
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- 05-31-2010, 01:20 PM #16
Good riddance Pre! Hello Evo! I think I am well prepared for the short comings that the Evo may have, thanks to this forum, and YouTube! lol
- 05-31-2010, 01:41 PM #17
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I love WebOS for what it does, but the hardware and SDK is holding it back for now. I hope it's still around and more established in 2-3 years for me to consider going back. Although, by then, who knows how far Android will have advanced.
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- 05-31-2010, 01:56 PM #19
I noticed they said the limitation is due to the 32 bit architecture of the CPU. I then looked up the Evo's Snapdragon, which is ARM based, and saw that it was strictly a 32 bit architecture. Is it not possible the problem can be alienated by jumping to a 64 bit processor?</awesome>