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  1. pappy53's Avatar
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    From CNet:

    "Contrast ratio is the difference between the brightest image a display can create and the darkest."

    " The HTC One's 500 nits of light output is its greatest advantage over the GS4, which can't quite reach 300. That means it will produce better picture quality and be more legible in very bright lighting like sunlight or direct indoor light."-------Your chart has the HTC One rated way below the S4. As I stated, contrast ratio on your chart, not visibility.

    Source: Screens test: HTC One vs. Samsung Galaxy S4 | Smartphones - CNET Reviews
    09-17-2013 10:25 PM
  2. msavic6's Avatar
    "The Galaxy S4 uses one innovative approach to overcome this when Automatic Brightness is turned on, the Peak Brightness becomes significantly brighter in high ambient lighting than is possible with Manual Brightness, up to as high as 475 cd/m2, which is 34 percent higher than is possible with manual brightness"

    http://www.displaymate.com/Galaxy_S4_ShootOut_1.htm


    P.S I posted the sunlight legibility scores, in which thr S4 does better than the G2.

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    09-17-2013 11:44 PM
  3. hodan's Avatar
    Couldn't of said it better myself!

    What I bolded is how I feel myself. I actually think that while the HTC one's screen does look sharp, it also looks too washed out....TO ME! I like vivid and vibrant colors so I prefer Amoled screens!
    And I prefer the HTC One's screen because the color white is .... wait for it... WHITE!!! Unlike the S4 screen where the color white ...doesn't look white!
    09-18-2013 12:47 AM
  4. Cool Jeff's Avatar
    I wonder if using a custom rom will allow max manual brightness to equal the max automatic brightness of TW roms...?
    09-18-2013 01:41 AM
  5. Almeuit's Avatar
    I wonder if using a custom rom will allow max manual brightness to equal the max automatic brightness of TW roms...?
    Huh?

    Sent from my T-Mobile HTC One using AC Forums.
    09-18-2013 06:08 AM
  6. Shanicenicolle's Avatar
    Huh?

    Sent from my T-Mobile HTC One using AC Forums.
    Auto brightness can get brighter than manually changing the brightness. He is wondering if a ROM would allow you to manually get that bright.

    Sent from my *PURPLE* Galaxy S4
    Cool Jeff likes this.
    09-18-2013 07:09 AM
  7. KevroniCoal's Avatar
    I don't necessarily see what people are saying about how the S4s white is blue (if I'm understanding it correctly?). My screen at full brightness is as white as white can ever be.
    IMO the S4s AMOLED display is definitely the best looking display I've used ever (or, at the very least, in a very long time). It's spectacular to say the least. What I like the most are the true blacks the display provides...

    Posted via Android Central App
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    09-18-2013 07:17 AM
  8. kgbkny's Avatar
    Website reviewers as well as ordinary users are saying the S4 is ''bad'' compared to other flagship like One,Z1 and G2.
    Why are they so much against the samoled screen while it was praised on the S2 and S3?
    To me, LED is far superior to LCD. Period. The GS4's screen is simply gorgeous.
    09-18-2013 08:14 AM
  9. metle_geek's Avatar
    I don't necessarily see what people are saying about how the S4s white is blue (if I'm understanding it correctly?). My screen at full brightness is as white as white can ever be.
    IMO the S4s AMOLED display is definitely the best looking display I've used ever (or, at the very least, in a very long time). It's spectacular to say the least. What I like the most are the true blacks the display provides...

    Posted via Android Central App
    I think they mean its a bluish tint

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    09-18-2013 08:18 AM
  10. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I just turned my SGH-I1337 (AT&T)'s brightness all the way up and set it to a white background. I didn't notice a bluish tint but I noticed a stellar white. Now, I'm more partial to "cool" displays than I am to "warm" ones so perhaps my brain is filtering it out as simply beautiful. One can't help but notice the deep abyss of the blacks. They simply couldn't be any better, and that's an achievement. The only thing I could wish for is more brightness in direct sunlight, but that is truly the scenario I find myself in least when using my phone. ...and it's not as if the phone is unusable in direct sunlight it's just that it could be brighter.

    Overall, I'm fond of the S4. It's a great phone and I think Samsung made many of the right compromises in its creation.
    Bodrul, GrooveRite and KevroniCoal like this.
    09-18-2013 08:28 AM
  11. paintdrinkingpete's Avatar
    From CNet:

    "Contrast ratio is the difference between the brightest image a display can create and the darkest."

    " The HTC One's 500 nits of light output is its greatest advantage over the GS4, which can't quite reach 300. That means it will produce better picture quality and be more legible in very bright lighting like sunlight or direct indoor light."-------Your chart has the HTC One rated way below the S4. As I stated, contrast ratio on your chart, not visibility.

    Source: Screens test: HTC One vs. Samsung Galaxy S4 | Smartphones - CNET Reviews
    I'm not trying to get involved in an argument, and you can show me any data you want, but that won't change the fact that if I'm outside on a bright sunny day that my screen is REALLY hard to see. Granted, I generally keep my brightness set very low, and if I crank it up, then yes, it's a bit easier to see, but when I look at my friend's iPhone in the same conditions, it is much more visible.

    Now, I'd never trade my S4 for an iPhone, I don't really use the phone outdoors that much, and I love the S4 screen...but none the less I definitely notice that it is hard to see when I'm outside in sunny conditions.

    I don't necessarily see what people are saying about how the S4s white is blue (if I'm understanding it correctly?). My screen at full brightness is as white as white can ever be.
    IMO the S4s AMOLED display is definitely the best looking display I've used ever (or, at the very least, in a very long time). It's spectacular to say the least. What I like the most are the true blacks the display provides...

    Posted via Android Central App
    I think they mean its a bluish tint

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    If you were to look at two devices side-by-side (like an S4 and an iPhone), would probably see what folks here are talking about. The "whites" on an S4 screen definitely have a bit of a bluish tint compared to true white.

    Frankly, it's doesn't bother me in the slightest...in fact, I think it's actually a bit easier on the eyes.
    09-18-2013 08:38 AM
  12. GrooveRite's Avatar
    ...and it's not as if the phone is unusable in direct sunlight it's just that it could be brighter.
    Thank you!!
    09-18-2013 09:12 AM
  13. GrooveRite's Avatar
    I'm not sure if this is still the case but does Apple still only let the user sync to ONE computer to install their music and other various media through i-tunes?? Like if my brother wanted a song that I have, he has to take it with him via flash drive and install in his PC/Mac in order to put it through i-tunes and install into his iphone 5?? I know he CAN use another PC/Mac.....BUT he would lose everything that is in his iphone and that new PC/Mac becomes his main installer. Really ridiculous, lol! Now THAT would annoy the hell out of me!! I hope Apple has changed that. Dealing with a screen that isn't too bright in sunlight is a piece of cake next to that!! This is all IMO of course.
    skipatrol likes this.
    09-18-2013 09:30 AM
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    09-18-2013 09:46 AM
  15. msavic6's Avatar
    Thats a limited manufacturing defect, the same can said be about HTC One's camera glass cracking spontaneously.

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    09-18-2013 09:52 AM
  16. Farish's Avatar
    I love the blues/blacks on the S4, but lets keep it real.

    In the Sun, this screen is terrible.

    The thing is when I am outside, I rarely ever stare at my phone so it is a non issue for me.
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    09-18-2013 09:59 AM
  17. Almeuit's Avatar
    Thats a limited manufacturing defect, the same can said be about HTC One's camera glass cracking spontaneously.

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    I have yet to ever hear of this. Not saying it hasn't happened but usually I'd see a thread here on it.

    Sent from my T-Mobile HTC One using AC Forums.
    09-18-2013 10:03 AM
  18. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I know, and have come to respect, that everyone doesn't want to protect their phone with a case or treat it with the care an expensive electronic device would garner from myself. The thought of putting an unprotected phone in (possibly tight) front jeans pocket conjures images of legendary suffering, pain, and torture (Hellraiser style). To me, it is not surprising that even a well-built device might throw in the towel under such conditions (heat, moisture, physical stress, dirt and lint). However, it's no secret that as crazy as it might seem to me that anyone would treat their phone this way...well, a lot of people do and OEM's should take that into consideration when designing their, not inexpensive, wares.
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    09-18-2013 10:04 AM
  19. MrBungle999's Avatar
    I had the GS4 since April and had switched from iPhone. When I had the GS4 the screen seemed great to me except for Sun. I loved the size and color and deep blacks.

    ...But I just switched over to the G2 and wow. What a huge difference. It's definitely more than just simply preference. The screen is with no doubts much more superior in every way compared to the GS4. My wife still has the GS4 and side by side the screen quality is blatantly poor. I didn't know any better the whole time I used amoled.


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    09-18-2013 10:11 AM
  20. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    The screen is pretty dim compared to other phones, but it's really not bad.

    AMOLED screens have richer blacks and sometimes over-saturated colors because that's the way AMOLED screens work.
    09-18-2013 10:28 AM
  21. Haalcyon's Avatar
    ...GS4 and side by side the screen quality is blatantly poor. I didn't know any better the whole time I used amoled.

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    How so? Is the G2's ppi higher, the screen brighter, text sharper, blacks blacker? Seriously, all levity aside, I want to know what precisely is better. Why? So when I look for my next device I may be able to make a better decision. I'm not using my phone for professional image review so the saturation that many attribute to the S4 is great for me (blacks are black, reds are red, whites are...white). I just want to know what about other screens is superior. Thx.

    P.S. Is the S4's screen so bad that I should be willing to give up the removable battery and expandable storage to get away from it? That's a serious question, not a troll cast.
    09-18-2013 10:46 AM
  22. STSVA's Avatar
    Maybe it's my eyes, but putting the phone next to my computer monitor with a white background showing on each, the S4's screen doesn't appear to have any kind of blue tint. I've also taken a look at test images, such as those used in monitor color calibration, and they looked fine without over-saturation. Maybe it depends on what screen mode settings people are using. The dynamic setting will produce more saturated colors than the pro photo setting, for example, while the movie mode looks the most subdued.
    KevroniCoal likes this.
    09-18-2013 10:53 AM
  23. garublador's Avatar
    It's clear there are trade off's between LCD and OLED screens. Anyone flat out bashing the S4 screen is likely doing it because the S4 is a very popular phone and it's viewed as cool to hate stuff that's popular.
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    09-18-2013 11:04 AM
  24. MrBungle999's Avatar
    P.S. Is the S4's screen so bad that I should be willing to give up the removable battery and expandable storage to get away from it? That's a serious question, not a troll cast.

    It's not so bad. I think it's real good. I used it for 6 months but every time I turn on the g2 I just stare at how beautiful it is. It really is a huge difference if you have been trained on both. And it being great in the sun is a huge plus. Just look at them side by side if you get a chance. I'll admit if I start using my wife's gs4 for a bit I get used to it again.

    As far as battery, the g2 is incredible. Much better than s4. I never had an extra so it didn't matter to me. 32 gb is good for me as well and I could always use cloud if I need be in the future. I do like having removable sd but can't have everything. All I know is thank God I left iPhone in the dust

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    09-18-2013 11:14 AM
  25. kgbkny's Avatar
    It's clear there are trade off's between LCD and OLED screens. Anyone flat out bashing the S4 screen is likely doing it because the S4 is a very popular phone and it's viewed as cool to hate stuff that's popular.
    I couldn't have said it better myself. It's also cool to hate things that you don't own.
    KevroniCoal and Bodrul like this.
    09-18-2013 11:20 AM
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