What made it worse is that there was a picture of a black phone on the webpage, and the left edge of the black phone had a thin line of green sub-pixels showing, and the right hand side of the phone image had a thin red-subpixel line showing. Effectively, for high contrast images on the screen, with a white/light background, you can make out a color cast on either side of the outline of the image due to the Pentile display subpixel layout.
I was just absolutely disappointed with what I saw and what made it worse is that all the top phones now have this awful pentile display. My OG droid screen is miles better than all of them. It might not be as bright as some, but it sure has better color accuracy, and displays small text much much more clearly. It is amazing that 2 years after its release, the screens on all the latest phones have gotten crappier, while the price on the phones is getting higher and higher.
I'll have to wait to see what the Nexus screen looks like, but I'm not holding out much hope on that being any better. Looks like I'll have to pass on these phones. No way in hell I'm paying $150+ to buy a new phone with a poorer display. I know that some people aren't as bothered, or don't notice the poor display quality on the Pentile screens, but it is blatantly obvious to me and I can't stand how things look on it. I was hoping that all the press releases about this pentile technology being improved were actually true, but it seems to be hype, because the display quality was fairly comparable to the older pentile display screens that were on display at VZW.
If you turn the brightness up the screen looks great. Go look for yourself. These online pics of greenish screens are crap. The only "issue" is a slight bluish tint when viewed from a sharp angle.
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Pentile on the RAZR? For me barely noticeable to not noticeable at my normal viewing distances.
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I doubt that the Nexus Galaxy will be any different. I believe people who really dislike PenTile will always notice it regardless of the 720p resolution. Have you looked at the Rezound? It uses SLCD rather than Super Amoled. From what I've read and seen, it could be the dark horse. People are sleeping on this device. If HTC can squeeze out some good battery life, the Rezound has a chance of being the best device out of the 3.
Last edited by JaBr1884; 11-12-2011 at 10:54 PM.
I agree turn up the brightness and it looks fine.
However I believe from seeing video's of the Nexus you won't have to do that - it will be a much superior screen.
i was noticing the blue tine as well..and my brightness was set to 27%..i jacked it up to 75% and it is gone...i know that will decrease my battery life..but..i am hoping that some well placed smart actions can offset the change...we shall see...
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