Incredible's AMOLED screen vs Evo larger LCD
I have an Incredible and a friend just got the Evo. I also went to HTC's Evo launch party in NYC so I've had my fair share of time with it and I have to say, IMHO, I was shocked at the difference in AMOLED vs LCD.
I never really gave much thought to it and I always thought it wouldn't really make a difference but HOLY COW.
It was the first and glaring thing to me whenever comparing the phones. Everything from the home screen to widgets to photos, videos, web sites. It was quite dramatic. The LCD on the Evo always looked kind of washed out since I've become used to the AMOLED.
The viewing angles, crispness, deep blacks and color saturation on the AMOLED is a huge win for me that I'm really appreciating. Just thought I'd pass that along
- 06-08-2010, 12:45 PM #2
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I haven't had a chance to look at the screen on the Evo yet. They have the same resolution, so it will be interesting for me to compare my roommate's (once the get it in stock) Evo with my Incredible.
Only qualm with the Incredible screen is almost impossible to see outside. How is the EVO in daylight?
- 06-08-2010, 12:48 PM #3
- 06-08-2010, 12:58 PM #4
I just played with my buddies Evo 4G yesterday. Dont get me wrong, the screen is huge, the phone is fast, and the front facing camera is cool. The display however, no matter how large and incharge, doesnt hold up to the quality standards of the Incredibles AMOLED screen. I noticed alot of washed out colors.
The TFT is pretty nice in the sun, but honestly, how often are you watching youtube videos in the blazing sunlight? Maybe you are, but I have never had an issue with it since day one. The screen is bright enough on a sunny day for me to get to the phone dialer and make a phone call, or send a quick text.
Both devices are amazing, but for what I am looking for, AMOLED takes me there.
- 06-09-2010, 03:41 AM #5
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- 06-09-2010, 07:56 AM #8
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I am going to have to look at an EVO real soon to check this out. I wouldn't think it would make a huge difference. I knew AMOLED was always a much better screen but I figured it wouldn't have been a big difference or HTC wouldn't have put a worse screen on their top of the line products. It seems HTC didn't build the EVO as nice as the INC.
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- 06-09-2010, 09:35 AM #15
Having AMOLED screen over an LCD should would mean better battery life, right?? Don't get me wrong, there is nothing good about the battery life on the Incredible, but shouldn't an AMOLED phone get better battery life than an LCD phone??Moto Q9c (Alltel) -> Blackberry Tour -> Blackberry Storm2 -> HTC Droid Incredible
Lovin' me some Android!
- 06-09-2010, 09:40 AM #16
Zunepass is amazing btw.
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- 06-09-2010, 11:48 AM #19
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I guess it would be "almost impossible to see [the screen] outside" if you were on the surface of the sun.
- 06-09-2010, 12:47 PM #20
yea, while i've found my zuneHD to be harder to read in direct sunlight (i think it has to do with the UI being black on white text, which shows more reflections, coupled with the amoled, makes it a bit harder to read. still love my zune though, i wish it had a 3.7" screen too...)
my incredible seems to be about as hard to read as anything else, i was at the beach yesterday and i put my phone next to my friend's droid, and they looked about the same as far as readability.
out of the sun though, i think my screen looked way nicer than hers.
- 06-22-2010, 07:53 PM #21
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Why are you guys even arguing this? It's like trying to argue Plasma versus LCD. I am interested to see how the IPhone 4 IPS LCD display does in similar situations with the Super AMOLED technology. You would thing that being LCD the IPhone 4 would have the same limits in color reproduction, etc.