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[Q] IPS display on Nitro vs iPhone4/4S

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By chinesecooler, Junior Member on 28th May 2012, 03:13 AM
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Hi guys,

I would just like to get some feedback regarding the IPS screen on the Nitro. I have been using iPhone 4 for around 2 years and would like to switch to an HD android phone. However I think I am kind of spoiled by the IPS display on the iPhone as it is simply the best I have seen so far. I have compared it with others like SAMOLED+, HD SAMOLED(Pentile) or the SLCD2 and I still find it to be the most comfortable to look at. I dont have a chance to look at the Nitro screen in person as it is not available in Australia so I was thinking I can use some feedback from actual users.

Personally I think the SAMOLEDs are a bit too colorful and the SLCD2 is still a little bit washed-out. I have read some reviews on the internet and it seems like the IPS on the Nitro is not as bright as the one on iPhone but I am not too sure if it is true. So what do you guys think of the screen comparing to the ones on iPhone 4/4s in terms of contrast, brightness and color accuracy?

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28th May 2012, 03:35 AM |#2  
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LG makes the retina display for the iPhone 4/4s. It's the exact same technology in both displays, with the same ppi, but the Nitro has a higher resolution.

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28th May 2012, 04:59 AM |#3  
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Actually the Nitro has a slightly higher ppi than the iPhone 4/s.
28th May 2012, 05:24 AM |#4  
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Actually the Nitro has a slightly higher ppi than the iPhone 4/s.

iPhone 4/4S is 330ppi and Nitro HD is 326ppi (based on GSMarena.com's calculations anyway). Although small rounding errors would give different results. It's negligible in any case.
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The display is phenomenal, but it's the software running the display that will make you scratch your head. Gingerbread isn't optimized to run a display of this resolution. There is banding on gradients and certain times you will look at the screen and make you doubt it.

However, when ICS hits, it'll all be cleared up. It's still the best display that I've sen on an Android phone yet. I returned my Galaxy Nexus for this phone. There is no replacement for sharpness and color accuracy, both of which this phone has.

If coming from an iPhone, you won't be disappointed.
28th May 2012, 05:52 AM |#6  
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The ppi is definitely negligible, but as a former iPhone 4 user myself, I can assure you the Nitro HD's screen is just as great with the added benefit of being large enough for true HD. I wouldn't ever take an iPhone again. Way too small.
28th May 2012, 05:57 AM |#7  
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The ppi is definitely negligible, but as a former iPhone 4 user myself, I can assure you the Nitro HD's screen is just as great with the added benefit of being large enough for true HD. I wouldn't ever take an iPhone again. Way too small.

Yea that's exactly the same reason I am switching to android. If the screen is indeed the same quality then I will be very happy to get a Nitro or maybe wait for the Optimus LTE2 as I dont like the Tegra 3 on the 4X.
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The coming iPhone 5 is better. If you want to taste ICS android, LTE2 is perfect, for its longer battery life.

I'm getting out of patience with charging the batterys.

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10th June 2012, 03:59 PM |#9  
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I`ve read once that ah-ips is in fact a AFFS matrix. Can anyone proove that or is it wrong?
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One interesting variation of IPS is the AH-IPS architecture developed by LG Display. This type of IPS panel uses the AFFS (advanced fringe field switching).

I found AFFS type matrix in only 1 phone in whole world and it is Nokia 5530 2.9"

AFFS panels are mostly utilized in the cockpits of latest commercial aircraft displays. Seems like ours display is only on par to expensive commercial aircraft ones and not to some cheap $h1t pentile amoleds
10th June 2012, 04:35 PM |#10  
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The coming iPhone 5 is better. If you want to taste ICS android, LTE2 is perfect, for its longer battery life.

I'm getting out of patience with charging the batterys.

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eh?

what does the "coming iphone 5 is better." mean? of course it will be better, that's the point. why would it be worse? worse than what? the 4? a blackberry? smoke signals?
BUT- it's all rumor and speculation at this point and the screen size is a guess too.


not to mention, it's a year away and no one has even guessed how it will address lte and batt issues with that.

bottomline: certainly a smart phone released a year from now should be better than any phone on the market today.

next, the lte2 is perfect for what? op isn't in korea. and its longer batt life is based primarily on the larger batt, and from what Ive gathered, not on any real sw tweaks.
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longer batt life is based primarily on the larger batt, and from what Ive gathered, not on any real sw tweaks.

longer batt life due to S4 Krait based on 28nm, and therefor way too cooler than ours Scorpion, and secondly radio chip is inside of S4 so helps reduce power. Seems like I've get lte2 in my hands sooner than at&t will bring official ICS to light

for LTE2 there's own tread http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1635089

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