i gotta say the screen is awful

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid 4' started by demarco5, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. greenmile

    greenmile New Member

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    Phased out? Doubt it. This will be the de facto premium slider for 8-12 months without a doubt.
     
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    So when do you think it gets ICS?

    This summer?

    I for one think it NEVER gets it, and will be phased out for a better version like Droid 4 Global if you will. Moto sure knows how to piss off the customer.
     
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    Will get ICS earlier than you think. I predict Q2. Just like Razr and Bionic.

    Also, Motorola had already stated they will not be pushing out any more New phones like they have.

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    Yeah I went to the Motorola website and they state that Razr, Xoom and Bionic will be getting it for sure(https://forums.motorola.com/pages/00add97d6c). Didn't see anything about the Droid 4. Infact I looked up Droid 4 and ICS on google, and some of the things I have found weren't encouraging. Including the Engadget review which basically said not to hold your breath for an ICS update before the summer.
     
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    The screen is okay.

    Static images are clear and sharp. Yes, you can see a screen door effect when flipping through the app drawer and when scrolling through white text on black backgrounds. If you look closely when scrolling black text on a white background, you can see a bit of blurring, as if the text were in boldface rather than normal weight.

    3D games like Dead Space are rendered beautifully. If you look very closely at 2D games like Angry Birds, you can see a tiny bit of ghosting around your bird in flight.

    I don't see any noticeable tint.

    Videos look fine. Looking at the D4 side-by-side with the D2, playing the same video, it's tough to see any difference in clarity. Perhaps the advantage of the higher resolution of the D4's screen balances out the advantage of RGB stripe on the D2's screen. The D2's screen might be a tiny bit sharper, but any difference is small.

    If you want to see the worst-case scenario for an RGBW pentile screen, look at the settings menu for a third-party app that has a lot of white-on-black text that you can scroll through. The text is clear when stationary, but noticeably blurry when scrolled.

    It's not the world's best screen -- but it is the world's best keyboard and one of the world's fastest phones. I'm willing to make that compromise.
     
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    The screen is a deal breaker for me. I enjoyed my D1 and my Incredible more.

    Played with one today and what a disappointment it is sitting next to the beautiful screen of the Razr. For the next two years I would be thinking what could have been.

    Great build all around, with a keyboard that would be worth going back to the extra bulk for.

    Kudos to those that like the screen. It seems like a great phone.

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    And none of those have a keyboard. Personally, I'd love for HTC to start putting great keyboards back on their high-end phones. I had a G1, and while it wasn't beautiful, the ergonomics were superb. But until we see a Galaxy Nexus slider, a Rezound slider, or an Endeavor slider, the D4 is the only game in town.
     
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    I noticed the screen blur when reading a book. I can live with it, not my favorite, but I want the keyboard.

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    Any chance you can take a photo of the screen in direct sunlight? The Engadget review, which pretty much pi**ed all over the Droid 4 and seems highly biased against it, said: "Out in broad daylight, even with brightness set to the maximum, we found ourselves continually shielding the phone so as to render its contents readable. This became particularly bothersome where photo-taking is concerned, as we were never quite able to tell what was being framed by the camera's viewfinder. Tilt slightly away from the phone and immediately you'll notice an apparent wash out, although viewing angles didn't take as drastic a hit." Screen performance outdoors is very important to me, not for photos but for reading email, specifically black text on a white screen. My Photon 4G has amazing outdoor/bright sunlight performance but the lack of keyboard is frustrating.
     
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    a picture with a camera is never going to give you a real view....but from expierence it is def a good screen in the sun... not a great screen in general but i can def see it in the sun.
     
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    I agree the screen resolution is not that great. Seems to me like the Droid 4 is a step down from the Droid 3. I just walked out of the verizon store and let me tell you I was not amazed with what I saw on the Droid 4. I was ready to purchase the phone today but it looks like I will be sticking with my Droid 3. Ill just wait for the Droid 5 I'm sure it will be out soon knowing Motorola. :) (lol)

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    Hahaha! I know right. Every damn day for months.
     
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