will the vigor have a better screen than the tbolt?

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One of my biggest issues with the bolt was that I couldn't see the screen well outdoors. If the vigor has a better screen I will be alllllllll over this phone.
 

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Not it that aspect but it will have more that twice as much pixels. The actually display will probably be S-LCD 720p Displaybut it won't be like amoled technology where it works good in sunlight but the first 720p display isnt go for you. ( it has lik 20-30 more pixels that the retina display.)
 

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I'd like to know as well. Once the device comes out and someone can clarify, I'd give this device some serious consideration.

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There are antiglare screen protectors you can use to help.

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I have an anti glare screen protector on my Incredible. It doesn't help. The issue is not with the sun's glare, it's when the sun causes the screen colors to become faded and washed out.
The screen is not bright enough to compensate.

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Yeah I highly doubt it will have a different screen. I have this issue with my original Incredible also. Seems like HTC uses all the same screens with every phone for the most part. When indoors the display looks absolutely beautiful, but once you get outdoors it's absolute crap (if you can even see what's on the screen).
 

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I highly doubt it will have the same screen. The Incredible doesn't have the same screen as the Thunderbolt and there is no evidence that the Vigor won't have a better screen.

Yeah I highly doubt it will have a different screen. I have this issue with my original Incredible also. Seems like HTC uses all the same screens with every phone for the most part. When indoors the display looks absolutely beautiful, but once you get outdoors it's absolute crap (if you can even see what's on the screen).
 

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Not it that aspect but it will have more that twice as much pixels. The actually display will probably be S-LCD 720p Displaybut it won't be like amoled technology where it works good in sunlight but the first 720p display isnt go for you. ( it has lik 20-30 more pixels that the retina display.)

20 - 30 pixels per inch, total pixels is 614,400 for iphone, 921,600 pixels for vigor. I'm sure this is what you meant but just wanted to clarify for people
 

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One of my biggest issues with the bolt was that I couldn't see the screen well outdoors. If the vigor has a better screen I will be alllllllll over this phone.

I just put the Thunderbolt on max brightness and it seems to work well for me.
 

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I have had a luanch day Incredible (amoled), the Thunderbolt, and currently an Incredible2. To me I would rank them Inc2, Inc1, then the Thunderbolt.I had all three together at one time (before returning the Thunderbolt) and did a comparison.

The two Incredibles looked almost identical, with the Inc2 having a truer color representation. The Inc1 had a little more red in darker colors (like the grey on the status bar and unlock ring looked like gray but with a red hue to it) while the whites looked fine. The Inc2 however had almost the same contrast to me but with a more real color representation. The blacks were very had to see a difference on.

The thunderbolt was another matter however. It looked like the colors were completely washed out compared to the Incredibles. To get the same effect, turn the gamma setting up a bit on you desktop monitor. The picture was almost overexposed compared to the other two.

I did this with all screens set to the same amount on manual brightness. Basically it looked like the Tbolt's screen was set to 100% brightness and overexposed while the Incredibles looked like they were set at 25% (where I actually had all three). I wonder if that could be a contributing factor in the Tbolt's battery life. LTE was not an issue since we don't have it here and I used the Phone Info app to set it to CDMA only. I think this is also why the Inc2 gets much better battery life on 3G only as well.

I don't know if the Tbolt and Inc2 each use a different screen or if the screens were setup differently at the factory and contributed to the washed out picture on the Tbolt. But, if they used different screens I hope the used one similar to the Inc2 when building the Vigor's 720p screen. Going by the leaked pics of the Vigor's screen, it looks more like the leaked pics of the Inc2 rather than the Tbolt so hopefully that's the case.

As far as viewing outdoors, I've never seen a cell phone screen that wasn't hard to read in sunlight, whether it's smartphone or dumbphone. Even my old ipod wasn't easily viewable. The only screen that I have heard is easily viewable in sunlight is the Kindle's screen, but that's due to monochrome color and a matte screen, much like an anti-glare screen cover.

At this point I'm just ready to see this thing drop. I'm not going to get it sight unseen like I did with the Tbolt this time, & I plan to read every review I can find on it concerning battery life as well. If it's more of the same (ie like the Tbolt's battery life), I may be forced to go with the Prime. The only issue is I really like Sense and Samsung phones always worry me (cheaper construction, numerous bugs, bad update history, etc.). I may just wait until next year if that's the case.
 
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I don't understand why all the manufacturers don't use Amoled they are far superior to LCD screens

Yes and no. They are superior to LCD screens, but a standard amoled is about the same as an S-LCD screen. The only difference between amoled & S-LCD is the colors on the amoled are a lot more vibrant, but less true. As far as vieability outdoors, both my amoled Inc1 and my S-LCD Inc2 are aobut the same.

Now when you get into Super amoled and Super amoled+, I can't tell you as I haven't used on of those screens. I have seen them in the store, but I couldn't really tell the difference, and I do have good eyesight. The biggest reason you don't see alot of amoled screens outside of Samsung is because they are the biggest manufacturer of amoled screens. In fact if I'm not mistaken, they are the ones who developed the technology. As we saw with the Incredible, they pulled availability for them to keep them for themselves as they probably couldn't keep up with the demand outside of their own devices. I do believe that they now have either a much larger plant or a second one. That may explain why the Droid Razr has a Super amoled screen on it. They may now have the ability to supply other manufacturers with them.
 

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Yeah I highly doubt it will have a different screen. I have this issue with my original Incredible also. Seems like HTC uses all the same screens with every phone for the most part. When indoors the display looks absolutely beautiful, but once you get outdoors it's absolute crap (if you can even see what's on the screen).

No, they don't. The HTC Sensation 4g has a S-LCD qHD screen. And I can see my device's display just fine in bright sunlight. The original Dinc used an Amoled display.
 

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