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HTC One (M8) gets a pompous LCD screen, has larger color gamut than iPhone 5s and Nexus 5

HTC One (M8) gets a pompous LCD screen, has larger color gamut than iPhone 5s and Nexus 5
Along with an enhanced, metal chassis and a bunch of new additions under the hood, the new HTC One (2014) has also gotten a larger, 5" display with superior quality, compared to what its predecessor offered. If you read our full review of HTC's latest flagship, you'll find out that this new display has gotten more vibrant and balanced. However, it looks like HTC has wanted to take some of that punchiness present with Samsung's AMOLED-powered smartphones, and bestow it upon the new One.

How do we know that? Well, we've scientifically measured the new One's display, and found out that its saturated colors extend beyond the boundaries of the standard sRGB colorspace. What this means is that with the new One, HTC is saying 'enough!' to that whole true-to-life game, and is instead going for a more visually-striking, yet slightly more unrealistic approach. Measuring the color gamut of the HTC One (M8), we've found out that its area extends to 110% of the standard sRGB gamut.

Comparing this number to the color gamuts of other popular phones with quality LCD screens out there, it appears that none has yet attempted to reach such level of color saturation. Now, keep in mind that having a larger color gamut doesn't translate into better or more accurate colors. Since most content on the web is optimized for the sRGB colorspace (so that it appears the same on all machines), having a display with larger color gamut (more saturated colors) means that this display may look fancy, but also off target.

When it comes to color gamut, there really isn't right or wrong approach. It's all about what we, as users, value more: pumped-up visuals, or accurate visuals. With this new screen with 110% of standard color gamut, HTC is moving slightly towards the former, although it remains way more accurate than the AMOLED displays used by Samsung and Nokia.

So, to put the new One's 110% color gamut in some perspective, we can point out that last year's HTC One and the LG G2 both have 100% color gamut areas (compared to sRGB size), while the Nexus 5 and iPhone 5s have 98% and 97%, respectively. You should also keep in mind that two phones with 100% color gamut size may display significantly different colors! What this number indicates is solely how much of a color range a screen can display - it doesn't necessarily mean that this color range will overlap with the sRGB color range.

HTC One (M8) gets a pompous LCD screen, has larger color gamut than iPhone 5s and Nexus 5


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posted on 25 Mar 2014, 10:52 11

1. hassoups (Posts: 338; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)


AMOLED.

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 10:54 12

2. LiyanaBG (Posts: 307; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)


AMOLED is crap

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 10:58 10

4. JMartin22 (limited) (Posts: 973; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


I guess that's why that crap is better than the crap HTC is using

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 11:03 8

6. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8240; Member since: 14 May 2012)


AMOLED > everything

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 11:10 1

7. JMartin22 (limited) (Posts: 973; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


And certainly AMOLED> this HTC screen.

At least the former can maintain a vivid display while having the choice to remain close to true standard RBG

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 11:15 1

9. LikeMyself (Posts: 270; Member since: 23 Sep 2013)


Yes it's really awesome.But I like LCD as well! But I'm leaving Amoled screen and going with an LCD (One or Z2 or G3???) coz my S2 amoled is currrently burning my eyes.I don't know why. Opto said my eyes are good, but this screen just burning my eyes!
I have no problems playing with my friend's iphone's LCD though. Well all humans are different!

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 11:33 5

10. akki20892 (Posts: 3434; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Amoled = yellowish.
LCD = Whitish.

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 11:36 7

11. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8240; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Note 3/S4/S5 on movie mode. Google it.

Btw, stop thumbing up your comments with your second account. It's getting old and it's really lame.

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 12:33 3

19. akki20892 (Posts: 3434; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Btw, stop commenting on my comments with your crap thought. It's getting old and it's really lame.

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 14:10 1

20. JMartin22 (limited) (Posts: 973; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


Later Android versions after 4.2 have brought color reproduction improvements on the S4 and better display hardware in the Note 3 and forward really nullify your trollastic comment

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 10:57 6

3. JMartin22 (limited) (Posts: 973; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


Lol, it's no surprise that manufactures that weren't Apple have been trying to imitate the vivid potential of AMOLED with their LCDs. Neither the original HTC One or LG G2 were natural either, yet these companies marketed them as such because they used an LCD.

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 11:00 2

5. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 505; Member since: 20 May 2012)


He's using dem fancy british words....

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 11:11 4

8. amenx (Posts: 18; Member since: 14 Mar 2014)


Erica Griffin will give us the best review ever. 110% color gamut is sh!t. Not good at all.

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 11:37 1

12. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8240; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I love her. :')

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 11:42

13. loveHEAVYMETAL (unregistered)


wait wait~~ it not the lg g2 has over 100% gamut??

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 11:54 2

14. cai4651 (Posts: 26; Member since: 09 Mar 2014)


And remember that the New AMOLED panel in the S5 have 500 nits of brightness , that is as bright as an LCD Panel.... and like 150 nits more than S4 panel .

So i really want to try S5 display in movie mode ....that is more accurate than default

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 00:37

22. nedooo (Posts: 15; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


So it wil burn in a month or two...or you can just show off maybe couple times in a mont to keep it conservated for a year or two...
Major flaw, that only a fool would agree on such compromise...

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 11:56 1

15. josephnero (Posts: 305; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


Still smaller gamut than Z2.also i guess like last year JDI will be HTC's supplier

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 11:58

16. edmundzea (Posts: 6; Member since: 10 Sep 2012)


I am using an hyc one av , I wonder when I this monster coming yo Zimbabwe ,

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 12:12 1

17. Anshulonweb (Posts: 313; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


holding my breath for the greatest and baddest showdown between HTC one and xperia z2

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 12:27

18. neartx (banned) (Posts: 86; Member since: 15 Mar 2014)


in display htc is first

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 21:31

21. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 711; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


No comparison with Sony Xperia Z2?

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