Bionic and razor screens?

The reason the bionic is brighter is because of the pentile layout of the subpixels. Basically most lcd screens on smartphones have a Red, Blue, Green(RBG) subpixel layout that mix to generate the colors on your screen. Now the pentile layout uses different layouts like adding an extra green subpixel(as on some Samsung phones) or an extra white subpixel(as on the bionic). This naturally makes the bionic's screen much brighter and better performing in direct sunlight.
here's the wikipedia take on pentile screens: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PenTile_matrix_family
And here's another article with more info and visual examples: http://www.techthoughts.net/2011/11/14/the-truth-about-pentile-displays/

UPDATE: After investigation I found that the bionic and text both use the same pentile RG/BW layout whereas I thought the razr had a RGBG like many other OLEDs. So the real difference is just the bionic had the QHD LCD screen and the razr has the OLED screen.

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Not that this discussion has anything to do with the thread, but put an LCD in my living room with floor to ceiling windows and you wouldn't enjoy it until evening....just say'n. No blur, I can watch from any angle, handles sunlight, the list goes on. Heavier yes, slightly less power efficient, yes, but if the kids turn off a light once, I'm ahead lol.
 
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The reason the bionic is brighter is because of the pentile layout of the subpixels. Basically most lcd screens on smartphones have a Red, Blue, Green(RBG) subpixel layout that mix to generate the colors on your screen. Now the pentile layout uses different layouts like adding an extra green subpixel(as on some Samsung phones) or an extra white subpixel(as on the bionic). This naturally makes the bionic's screen much brighter and better performing in direct sunlight.
here's the wikipedia take on pentile screens: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PenTile_matrix_family
And here's another article with more info and visual examples: http://www.techthoughts.net/2011/11/14/the-truth-about-pentile-displays/

UPDATE: After investigation I found that the bionic and text both use the same pentile RG/BW layout whereas I thought the razr had a RGBG like many other OLEDs. So the real difference is just the bionic had the QHD LCD screen and the razr has the OLED screen.

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I was just abt to yell razr is.pentile too!.. idk i always thought bionic colors are more washed. But far superior in sunlight.... while razr colorz are way oversaturated and terrible in direct sunlight and it has a blue hue when u dont look at it.directly. all have been proven ... pictured... and video'd. Gl!
 
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The reason the bionic is brighter is because of the pentile layout of the subpixels. Basically most lcd screens on smartphones have a Red, Blue, Green(RBG) subpixel layout that mix to generate the colors on your screen. Now the pentile layout uses different layouts like adding an extra green subpixel(as on some Samsung phones) or an extra white subpixel(as on the bionic). This naturally makes the bionic's screen much brighter and better performing in direct sunlight.
here's the wikipedia take on pentile screens: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PenTile_matrix_family
And here's another article with more info and visual examples: http://www.techthoughts.net/2011/11/14/the-truth-about-pentile-displays/

UPDATE: After investigation I found that the bionic and text both use the same pentile RG/BW layout whereas I thought the razr had a RGBG like many other OLEDs. So the real difference is just the bionic had the QHD LCD screen and the razr has the OLED screen.

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