htc evo why no amoled?

fry8

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Ok well it appears from youtube videos from htc reps that the screen is a tft and not an amoled. I know a lot of people are upset about that, but wouldn't you think that there was a reason for doing so. I work at sprint (retail rep) and I see the samsung moment (amoled) next to the htc hero (tft) all the time and IMO the hero's screen looks a nicer than the moments. What's your opinion on the amoled tft thing?
 

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I think they did it to save battery power?

Or maybe because of the screen size?

and I can attest that the screen resolution on my Moment is wack and the resolution on my ipod Touch is better....

So I'm hoping I wont have to see those damn lines because the phone couldn't handle the HIGH resolution... or the High Quality of a video...
 

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I would think it came down to cost. I think at 4.3 inches a AMOLED screen was just too much money per unit. They are already packing alot of hardware and getting it to a reasonable price is going to be hard just as it is.
 

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I would think it came down to cost. I think at 4.3 inches a AMOLED screen was just too much money per unit. They are already packing alot of hardware and getting it to a reasonable price is going to be hard just as it is.
Cost. This. Yes.

Super AMOLED is the real deal technology but they sunk a ton of money into specs that are more justifiable at this point in time.

Hmmmm. I saw a link to the Android app dev site that says it does have an AMOLED screen.

Either way it look amazing.

HTC confirmed it was TFT in a few CTIA videos. AMOLED in the sun stinks... I'm quite alright with this.
 

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Check out this article about the Nexus One's AMOLED screen:
Secrets of the Nexus One's screen: science, color, and hacks

...very interesting read. While I haven't seen a Nexus One in person I do have a Zune HD (with an AMOLED screen). With my Zune I notice the same poor text quality and red and blue fringing. The contrast on the screen is amazing, and photos look fantastic on it. However, my primary usage on a cell phone would be text and it just doesn't seem that AMOLED screens in there current implementation are up to the task.

So I for one am actually glad the EVO will have a traditional LCD :)
 

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I am currently on a blackberry and do not like it so my next phone will most likely be an android phone unless something else enters the Sprint picture before hand and piques my interest. AMOLED or TFT this is going to be an awesome phone and if it helps save me some money then whatever they choose is good!
 

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Check out this article about the Nexus One's AMOLED screen:
Secrets of the Nexus One's screen: science, color, and hacks

...very interesting read. While I haven't seen a Nexus One in person I do have a Zune HD (with an AMOLED screen). With my Zune I notice the same poor text quality and red and blue fringing. The contrast on the screen is amazing, and photos look fantastic on it. However, my primary usage on a cell phone would be text and it just doesn't seem that AMOLED screens in there current implementation are up to the task.

So I for one am actually glad the EVO will have a traditional LCD :)

Thats what I thought. I saw some amoleds and I actually didn't like the way they looked.
 

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I'm thinking the cost of the 4.3 version of the AMOLED display was way too much. But in a way, I'm glad the EVO 4G will have a TFT screen... My Nexus One's AMOLED is quite hard, if not impossible to read outside in the direct sunlight... I've got some screen protectors on the way (NuShield) that have an anti-reflective coating to them, so we'll see how that works, but if I were to start over, I'd really debate if getting AMOLED is worth it... it's not like it's giving my great battery life, since the Nexus has pretty bad battery life and most of that (according to the battery usage app), is from the display, and I run mine only at 25%...

Can't wait to see the EVO 4G in person... I'll reserve final judgement on my own TFT vs AMOLED debate... ;)


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HTC confirmed it was TFT in a few CTIA videos. AMOLED in the sun stinks... I'm quite alright with this.

So am I. Putting AMOLED on the EVO would have been a very bad choice. I was quite pleased to see it was TFT like the HD2. Can't wait for this sucker to be released!
 

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Samsung's Super AMOLED looks great in the sun, but as far as I know, they are they only people with that at the moment.

I have a Zune HD, and I can't read it at all in the sun, so I am happy to see TFT for the EVO.
 

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Whats the deal with 65k colors? Is that the maximum amount of colors that can be displayed on a tft lcd? How many colors can be displayed on an amoled?
 

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