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At 600 nits, the Nokia Lumia 925 display is the brightest mobile AMOLED panel to date

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At 600 nits, the Nokia Lumia 925 display is the brightest mobile AMOLED panel to date

We spotted in the developer specifications for the Lumia 925 yesterday that Nokia lists the 4.5" HD OLED screen as having a peak brightness of 600 nits, but thought that there's been a database mismatch with the Lumia 920, which is also listed at 600 nits, but has an LCD screen, and such peak brightness is achievable there.

After all, even Samsung doesn't boost its Super AMOLED panels beyond 300-400 nits, which, despite the low reflectance ratio of its displays, still makes them pretty bad for outdoor usage, especially in bright sunlight.

Nokia, however, just outed a "Why the Nokia Lumia 925 is a screen idol" article, confirming that it is using a combination of technologies for the Lumia 925 panel, and its engineers have indeed maxed out the brightness at 600 nits, which is on par with the best LCDs out there, including the luminant iPhone 5.

Kenneth Majander from the display development team at Nokia, elaborates: "With the Nokia Lumia 925, we’re using a new laminated AMOLED display technology, which brings a lot of advantages. For one thing, AMOLED allows us to remove an air gap between the screen and the display."

This makes the panel thinner, brighter and less reflective, but Samsung is also taking advantage of these OLED-specific features in its Galaxy line displays, so what gives? It might have something to do with Nokia's ClearBlack layer that it puts on its touchscreens, reducing reflections and improving contrast further. On top of that, despite that we have the typical for OLED screens wide viewing angles and saturated colors, Nokia has provided a Color Profiling app that offers many levels of saturation to choose from, in addition to cool, neutral and warm options.

"Some people prefer more natural colours on their screen. Others want to make it more vivid,” adds Kenneth. “The new app offers a slider allowing 11 degrees of vividness.”

Add to all of the above an improved Synaptics technology for a super-sensitive touchscreen that can be operated with gloves, a feature that got introduced with the Lumia 920, and enhanced further on the 925, and, pending our review of the handset, this panel might be the best mobile OLED display to date, despite being a "mere" HD resolution.

source: Nokia

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posted on 15 May 2013, 04:31 46

1. SIGPRO (Posts: 1519; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


Nice, and people say Nokia is not innovating.
I think Nokia is on of the biggest phone innovators!

posted on 15 May 2013, 04:32 7

3. darkskoliro (Posts: 1077; Member since: 07 May 2012)


batter 2000mah = dead in half a day at full brightness :)

posted on 15 May 2013, 04:37 22

5. SIGPRO (Posts: 1519; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


How do you know? you own a 925?
Let's wait for the test's and it also depends how people use the phone!

posted on 15 May 2013, 04:56 7

10. darkskoliro (Posts: 1077; Member since: 07 May 2012)


its a guess, considering the galaxy line doest fair too well in battery life at full brightness.

posted on 15 May 2013, 11:32 2

56. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


jealousy

posted on 16 May 2013, 13:58 1

66. darkskoliro (Posts: 1077; Member since: 07 May 2012)


jealous of what? I got a beautiful 5" 1080p screen in my hands :) Hardly jealous of a lower res amoled.

posted on 15 May 2013, 14:55 1

61. cam-whore (Posts: 164; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


well, you probably answered your own doubts, never compare nokia's battery life with cheap plastic phones....you will be disappointed...

posted on 15 May 2013, 09:41

53. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


There is some kind of solution here that Nokia uses. You can actually over clock the brightness on a Galaxy S phone. Someone cranked the the GS2 to 600 nits and the battery died in like less than hour according to him.

So he is probably right unless Nokia figured out something.

posted on 15 May 2013, 05:07 24

16. darkkjedii (Posts: 22025; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Who the heck uses their phone at full brightness?

posted on 15 May 2013, 05:34 1

22. darkskoliro (Posts: 1077; Member since: 07 May 2012)


me? Everyday? what kind of a question is that..

posted on 15 May 2013, 06:41 5

38. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4002; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Lol...Dark and Dark arguing!! Splendid!! :D

posted on 15 May 2013, 07:25 8

45. darkkjedii (Posts: 22025; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


But why? Why would you need to?

posted on 16 May 2013, 13:59

67. darkskoliro (Posts: 1077; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Because I live in a world where there is actually sunlight :)

posted on 15 May 2013, 05:45 1

24. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I do...

posted on 15 May 2013, 07:26 2

46. darkkjedii (Posts: 22025; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Why smurf?

posted on 15 May 2013, 06:10 4

28. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4002; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Exactly Bro...if there's the ambient light sensor then i'll leave it to that but it's pointless pushing the brightness when you're indoors.

posted on 15 May 2013, 07:24

44. darkkjedii (Posts: 22025; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Exactly just set it to auto brightness and be done with it.

posted on 15 May 2013, 06:15 6

29. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Only reviewers will turn the phone to full brightness when reviewing it.

posted on 15 May 2013, 07:27 3

47. darkkjedii (Posts: 22025; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Exactly just to test the unit, but for everyday use, auto brightness will do

posted on 15 May 2013, 07:33 3

48. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


That's right! That's why ambient light sensors are useful, if a phone has no ambient light sensor, it won't have auto brightness.

posted on 15 May 2013, 09:07 3

51. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


I keep my Lumia 900 at minimum brightness unless I am outside in the sun, when I crank it up so I can see the screen without shading it with my hand. Same with my prior C7 Astound and 701.

posted on 16 May 2013, 06:43

63. user996 (Posts: 215; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


701 has highest brightness figure even today over 1000 nits if you turn it to a maximum brightness it will hurt your eyes

posted on 16 May 2013, 12:44

65. Dastrix (unregistered)


I do dark, to show off my splendid yellow 920's awesome screen! :)

posted on 15 May 2013, 10:09

55. alpinejason (Posts: 262; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)


any android yes that would happen for sure

posted on 15 May 2013, 07:01

41. djcody (Posts: 103; Member since: 17 Apr 2013)


I just wonder who making for them the screen panels?? Any one??

posted on 17 May 2013, 09:42

68. user996 (Posts: 215; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


yes samsung BUT there is CLA|EAR BLACK that is nokia's own tech that's why nokia's amoled displays became best

posted on 15 May 2013, 12:09

58. Pedro0x (Posts: 271; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)


We don´t know much about the screen right now, it does have 600 nits but it might not have such a good low reflectance ratio as Samsung phones have. But 600 nits is a lot, hell of a lot more than Samsung. But 600 nits is going to need power, I think that it is better if you have low nits but very low reflectance. My SGS 1 which is 3 years old still beats SGS 3 in screen, I can set my screen to 50% and I can see in sunlight pretty good unlike SGS 3, the only thing where SGS 3 beats my phone is resolution. I also made my screen to display more accurate colours which is great. I have no idea what the he.. Samsung ''improves'' on their displays but I expected by now way better displays. Nokia set a new bar on OLED displays I think, I also hope for RGB, now that would be an awesome screen. Way better than LCD for my taste, if it wouldn´t be for the old HW and annoying Windows Phone, I would recommend it, I just don´t like it. Screen is a very important thing about a phone so it is only good if Nokia improves it.

posted on 15 May 2013, 04:31 6

2. Hammerfest (Posts: 383; Member since: 12 May 2012)


I wont lie, Nokia makes some great tech... but... its running Windows Phone...

I can care less what OS it runs as long as its not WinBlows Phone... Hell, Ill take the Windows Mobile 6.5 on my Mogul and Touch Pro 2 oh, and lets not forget my HD2 anyday, over Windows Phone!

Im sorry, I dont like the UI on the desktop, and I dont like it on the phone, Tile displays bug the piss outta me (but my great grandma loves them! go old folks phone os!)

posted on 15 May 2013, 04:35 14

4. SIGPRO (Posts: 1519; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


If you hate it then don't buy it simple as that!

posted on 15 May 2013, 05:22 6

20. DKJnr (Posts: 24; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)


Thank you!! I hate people who comment and say crap!

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