I wanted to comment on the confusion around the PenTile display in the
> overall thread. What some refer to as "pixelation" is actually
> something a bit different. PenTile technology uses 2/3 the number of
> subpixels to render each pixel, which saves power while also producing a
> brighter screen. What people call the "screen door" effect or
> "pixelation" is actually pattern visibility. In certain color
> combinations the patterns created by the subpixels become visible --
> green on black is a common one, which you can see in the battery
> indicator of the notification bar. Some people are distracted or
> annoyed by the patterns, while others can hardly see them or just ignore
> them. Personally after using the beautifully crisp Droid 1 screen for
> almost 2 years, I was afraid the PenTile screen would put me off the
> Bionic after reading about it. However, after seeing it firsthand in
> the store and now after a week of owning it, I can say it doesn't bother
> me one bit. I can sometimes see the patterns but they don't distract
> me, I basically just "look through them" and they disappear. For some
> people though, it's so annoying as to be a dealbreaker. I would highly
> recommend for anyone considering the Bionic to take a look at one in
> person before deciding. It's highly subjective.
> One thing I am sure of though is the power savings. On my Droid 1,
> Display was always #1 in the Battery Usage Stats screen, often as high
> as 90% of total battery life. On the Bionic this is reversed, with
> Display only using about 10% of battery life. Of course, this is offset
> by other power-hungry components (4G radio, I'm looking at you) so
> overall battery life is in the same ballpark
I wanted to buy into the hype around the bionic but in the end as much as I wanted to I just couldn't do it.
Between the different delays that started to put the bad smell in the air warning me something was really wrong with the bionic but I still wanted it so I decided to wait to see what people said about it once they got it in their hands like I did with the og droid coming from a moto slvr.
Once I heard from what new owners had to say I decided against it with my fears coming true with great sadness as I rally wanted to buy into the hype and once again have that "new experience" of the high performance of the droid.
But don't dare speak about the flaws that the owners themselves around here reported or feel the wrath of the bionic defenders.
I think that the nexus with it's clean non-junked up experience will be the one. But as long as my og is a rocking I will hold out to see what the new owners are saying before I go handing my cash over.