- 01-10-2010, 11:34 AM #2
- 01-10-2010, 11:42 AM #4
- 01-10-2010, 01:24 PM #5
Note, I do not mean this comment to sound anti-iPhone, as I think my Touch's screen is GREAT.
- 01-10-2010, 01:26 PM #6
- 01-10-2010, 01:33 PM #7
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As an owner of the iPhone 3G for 6 months and the 3GS for 6 more months I'd have to say, in my opinion, that the iPhones touch screen is a tad bit better than the Droid. However, I was also an Eris owner and for that video to say the Droid was the worst sounds very opinion biased to me. I feel the Eris was worse than the Droid. The Droid is very comparable to the iPhone is my eyes, and I've only had my Droid for two weeks now. I'm sure after I've owned the Droid for a year its touch screen will be as good, if not better, than the iPhones for me.
- 01-10-2010, 01:33 PM #8
- 01-10-2010, 01:36 PM #9
On inferior touchscreens, it’s basically impossible to draw straight lines. Instead, the lines look jagged or zig-zag, no matter how slowly you go, because the sensor size is too big, the touch-sampling rate is too low, and/or the algorithms that convert gestures into images are too non-linear to faithfully represent user inputs.
- 01-10-2010, 01:36 PM #10
- 01-10-2010, 01:39 PM #11
- 01-10-2010, 01:53 PM #12
I'd still like to know why they used thick purple lines on a black background for the Motorola Droid test vs. skinny black lines on a white background for the iPhone and Eris test. You'd think he could of at least used the same colors, thicknesses, and backgrounds on the Droid as he did with the Eris. He could have used an entirely different piece of drawing software on the Droid than he did with the Eris.
- 01-10-2010, 01:57 PM #13
- 01-10-2010, 01:58 PM #14
- 01-10-2010, 02:04 PM #15
- 01-10-2010, 02:09 PM #16
You guys can install a free app called DrawNoteK and run the same test as the tester did. It looks the same as the one he used on the Eris and the results were about the same as well. Like he said, if you draw faster the line looks smoother.
As far as it affecting the accuracy of they keyboard, I would put the Droid's keyboard up against the iPhone's any day. I think they are equally as accurate.
- 01-10-2010, 06:10 PM #18
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I find the droid's screen to be inaccurate, especially when trying to click on links in the browser.
it could be the contour of my fingertips but I didn't have the issue with an iPhone 3GS
That being said, I'll take the Droid's better looking and bigger screen over the iPhone's more accurate smaller screen anyday
- 01-10-2010, 07:48 PM #19
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i bought a itouch when it first came out and i can still say it is the best investment i have ever made. I have all of my music on it an if i am by a wifi spot i can hop online. I have had multiple touch screen phones over the years and i always get rid of them because none of them are up to par of my itouch but when i purchased the droid i was relieved because i finally found something with a touch screen as good as the itouch/iphone. Since i own both devices i can honestly say there is very little difference between the screen sensitivity. Although i do like apple's screen protectors a little more than verizons, but thats a different point. I think the test that the OP posted is completely bogus, iphone lovers just cant admit that there is finally a phone as good or better that has entered there everlasting dominance in the touch screen/smart phone world
- 01-10-2010, 08:23 PM #20
- 01-10-2010, 09:57 PM #21
- 01-10-2010, 10:58 PM #22
Apple found the best balance between sampling rate, sensor spacing, and registering ohms. Different voltages will register ohms differently on a circuit. If your voltage is too low, ohms generally are a more reliable way to see what's going on in a circuit. In the case of these touchscreens they're simplistically just checking ohms between points on a grid under glass.
I've actually taken the time to measure the distance between sensors on the wiring grid on the iPhone and Droid and the spacing is the same. What I have no idea of is the voltages or sampling rates or what it's hardwired to. If they haven't used the best voltage, this is the best it's going to get. From what it appears this is voltage related because the slow motion of the finger is suppose to get as close to hardware capability as possible. Sampling data points as much as possible occurs on a slow moving finger, and the slower the movement the same type of squiggles occur.
For all we know they have almost the exact same hardware and the algorithms differ in the controller between what Apple and Motorola use.
Either way, it's pretty clear that Apple has a superior setup. Nobody needs to get bent out of shape about it.Google didn't license "Droid" from Lucasarts, which makes the Moto Droid better than Nexus One.......
- 01-11-2010, 12:12 AM #23
- 01-11-2010, 12:15 AM #24
read what I said a few posts ago. The OP only posted a link that showed a single test. There were multiple tests done not shown but explained in a link I provided.
Hope this helps explain things a bit better.
- 01-11-2010, 12:17 AM #25
If its not flawed, then why can't I come up with the same results?
Since when do the same programs that run on the iPhone, run on Android? Not all programs work or perform the same.
Since when can a human finger provide the same exact result, every time, every phone?
Too many variables to make a real test. There has to be a better way.