The Finest Displays In The Business Compared On VideoBy cheatmaster 02:48 Fri, 09 Jul 2021 Comments
Now that's a sight that can create a geek's heart melt - six of the finest mobile phones of the year, laying next to each other. The reason behind this unusual gathering is a display comparison review that an Italian blog has conducted. For some reason they've also thrown in the Samsung i900 Omnia in the battle even though it's obviously unfit for such a challenge.
So here goes the contest - all displays are set to maximum brigntness and have the same picture preloaded. The handsets are then captured on video in various conditions (indoors, outdoors and in pitch darkness) to check out how they perform. The 65K color limitation of some of the contestants is a bit of a disadvantage at times with the selected photos but considered that it also shows in real life usage at times we don't find this unfair.
The first two contestants are the WinMo powerhouses HTC Touch Pro2 and Samsung I8000 Omnia II. The Android Operating System (OS) is represented by its two best-geared devices - the Samsung I7500 Galaxy and the HTC Hero, while the Symbian world reputation lays in the hands of the Samsung i8910 Omnia HD. Finally we acquire the omnipresent Apple iPhone (in its 3GS variety), which is still a benchimprint for display quality even though it's nearly identical to the now two-year-recent original iPhone. The only thing missing is the Nokia N97 but the comparison is still extremely useful as it stands.
From what we see on the video the AMOrganic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) displays of the three Samsung handsets (Omnia HD, Omnia II and Galaxy) swim laps around their Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) opponents indoors making all of the tested photos see far more vibrant and eye-pleasing. From the rest the Apple iPhone seems to have a slight edge over the HTC Hero in terms of brightness with the HTC Touch Pro2 being second bottom of the league. It is of course still miles ahead of the original Samsung Omnia but that is hardly a remarkable consolation.
When sunlight is involved however we have a totally recent order with the iPhone 3GS easily trashing all its opponents. The Omnia HD, HTC Hero and the Samsung Galaxy share second place here, but their performance is nowhere near their Apple rival. The Windows Mobile handsets are a disappointment in such conditions, but only a brief see at the blindingly reflective surface of the Samsung i900 Omnia is enough to disclose you they've at least made some progress.
Back indoors and in the blackit's all about the AMOrganic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) technology and high resolution again. The fascinating part here is the extremely poor performance of the iPhone 3GS in such conditions. We are guessing this has something to do with the shooting settings of the capturing camera used for this comparison as we've hardly found any fault with the actual phone. Leaving that aside it's pretty clear that the Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) units cannot match the contrast of their AMOrganic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) competitors but have a slight edge as far as maximum brightness is concerned.
Now just imagine if the iPhone sunlight legibility could be combined with some of that AMOrganic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) goodness. Nice right? Well we guess we won't have to wait a too much longer for that to happen.
And here goes the video for you to enjoy.
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