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Nokia Lumia 1520 assertive display tech shines vs iPhone 5 vs Xperia Z Ultra vs Note 3

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Nokia Lumia 1520 assertive display tech shines vs iPhone 5 vs Xperia Z Ultra vs Note 3
Apica's Assertive Display technology made its way into the Lumia 1520, and now it is being tested in a simple video comparison against the iPhone 5 with its bright IPS-LCD Retina Display, Xperia Z Ultra with its Triluminous screen, and the Note 3 with a Full HD Super AMOLED panel.

These are some of the best representatives of the various current mobile screen technologies, but as you can see in the video below, the Lumia 1520 assertive display not only stands its ground against them, but actually bests the competition here in both outdoor clarity and visibility.

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posted on 29 Oct 2013, 05:04 10

1. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Nice display but i prefer amoled!!

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 05:05

2. darkskoliro (Posts: 935; Member since: 07 May 2012)


How come?

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 05:12 27

5. Snoobab (Posts: 172; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


It's a known fact that AMOLED displays oversaturate colors, making them look unnatural. Rather embrace this exciting new technology :)

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 05:13 12

7. darkskoliro (Posts: 935; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Except for S4 with accurate screen colours through adjustment. Pity it has low nits of brightness.

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 05:28 14

12. vincelongman (Posts: 946; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


The Note 3 can supposedly reach 660 cd/m2 according to DisplayMate, which is higher than most LCDs.

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 05:29 6

16. tech2 (Posts: 1766; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Samsung are on forefront of Amoled tech. They were the first to invent Full HD Amoled tech with their innovative diamond arrangement.

Even S4/N3 has quite higher nits but Samsung has locked down to conserve battery. You can see the screen being extremely bright in sunlight.

It would be very interesting to see how 1520 fares in battery tests.

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 07:24 4

41. Dunknown (Posts: 80; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


Where do you get such information? What I read is that only Nokia can provide the best visibility or nits because of its clear black technology. You may read this article in innovation website. There are many.

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 05:33 7

19. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


According to display mate even in sRGB color gamut even movie mode S4 display is still oversaturated about 122%.

posted on 16 Nov 2013, 23:56

64. batman888 (Posts: 37; Member since: 06 Dec 2012)


%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%​%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%​%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%​%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%​%%%why percent ?

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 12:00 1

61. vanquished (Posts: 3; Member since: 15 Apr 2012)


Can change the color settings on my Lumia 1020 as well.

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 05:13 9

8. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


hardly exciting but i prefer the amoled colours even though they may be over saturated!

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 05:28 8

14. darkskoliro (Posts: 935; Member since: 07 May 2012)


I hate oversaturation so much. Personal preference. Cant stand the S3s screen at all. That thing has saturation at 200%

posted on 17 Nov 2013, 00:06

65. batman888 (Posts: 37; Member since: 06 Dec 2012)


hello whats your name

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 05:28 1

15. Snoobab (Posts: 172; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Hardly exciting? Have you seen the video comparison and compared outdoor readability?

This is definitely exciting and relevant for anyone who uses their phone on the move.

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 05:42 10

23. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7328; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I can read my S3 screen outdoors with no problems at all, even with the sun beaming directly at it so that isn't an issue at all.

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 05:41 1

22. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7328; Member since: 14 May 2012)


You're not alone. :)

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 06:11 1

28. Leo_MC (Posts: 476; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


Tell that to the nature...
I also prefer red over green, that doesn't men I would like the leaves in my videos to be red.

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 06:23

33. mousesports (Posts: 238; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


We dont really care what you prefer

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 07:21 1

38. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7328; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Yes you do because if you didn't, you would have never replied to him.

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 19:15

62. CyberAngel (Posts: 46; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


Yes we do, only ONE objects, but we don't ignore even a little mouse

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 06:21

31. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 494; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


Hey man you have a fly in your face..

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 07:09

36. james004 (Posts: 471; Member since: 15 May 2013)


you are forgetting its whites, which are blue in real

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 08:52 2

44. akki20892 (Posts: 3244; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


True, amoled is more yellowish. I know and I'm saying because I seen differences between s4 and HTC one.

posted on 17 Nov 2013, 00:27

66. batman888 (Posts: 37; Member since: 06 Dec 2012)


no akki20892, you dint see the difference and i know it because i was tracking you and i am your long lost brother Barrack Obama cmon man !

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 05:07 11

3. byazatt (Posts: 159; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Amoled for the win!

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 10:52 1

47. lifeyourlive (Posts: 126; Member since: 23 Aug 2013)


Shut up god dammit, the only inovator is nokia with those camera lenses and this display and maybe lg with it's flexible battery

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 05:11 9

4. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2327; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Mind blowing...Amazing...Please MS now bring more and more and more things into your OS 'WP'.

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 05:12 9

6. Jason2k13 (Posts: 626; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


so how does this test work? what were the brightness set on all devices? was auto brightness on?

anyway during daylight, the lumia looks the best, but when the lights are off i prefer the amoled as it looked the most natural... the lumia's screen was just too bright it looked like everything was glowing and the colours become unnatural.

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 05:20 8

10. vincelongman (Posts: 946; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


The 1520 look fine, it just took really to adjust because it was extremely bright before when the lights were on.
But I agreed that the Note 3 still looked better in low light.

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 05:28 8

13. sri_tech (Posts: 187; Member since: 21 May 2013)


This is what the guy who posted this video said in the youtube comments.

"they were all set to their brightest and best settings and the Lumia out performed them"

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 08:54 3

45. akki20892 (Posts: 3244; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Dude looks so bright because they are filming with camera, don't u learn there is differences between camera see and eye see.

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 05:16 3

9. vincelongman (Posts: 946; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


This video is far better, the other one looked fake, because you couldn't see the Note 3 even even when the lights went off.

Good work Nokia, the 1520 destroyed the other phones

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 05:39 4

21. _Bone_ (Posts: 2104; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


It's another fake. You think the Note 3 can't display visible red at 630 nits indoors? Adapt display is not turned on that's all. DisplayMate says it the best screen they have tested indoors and outdoors.

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 05:20 3

11. wicpromd (Posts: 266; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


Bring Xperia P next to it :D
so nothing special with Lumia 1520 in such case

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 07:13 2

37. user996 (Posts: 180; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


go home you are drunk

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 05:30 1

17. maccess (Posts: 570; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


assertive display technology is an awesome feature on the 1520.. i hope other manufactures will use it too in the future.. i always prefer amoled screen over lcd but i know amoled never that great outdoor.. the note 3's amoled already improve in term of brightness from previous amoled.. but still we need something like the 1520 assertive screen for outside view..

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 05:32 10

18. Amir1 (Posts: 240; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


IPS>amoled. no question.

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 05:36 4

20. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


in your opinion!!

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 05:44 9

24. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7328; Member since: 14 May 2012)


AMOLED is so much better, especially when watching videos, movies, or even gaming.

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 05:48 5

25. saravanan083 (Posts: 19; Member since: 30 Mar 2013)


hahahaha iphone really looks like a toy in btw these monsters lol
rip apple

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 05:55 2

26. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7328; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I hate it when people say RIP Apple... $450 billion isn't going to disappear anytime soon.

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 06:19 3

30. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 880; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


you'd be surprised didn't take nokia long

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 07:23 4

39. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7328; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Um, Nokia never had over $450 billion dollars. Apple sells Macs, iPads, iPhone, iPods, digital content also their expensive accessories vs. Nokia selling just phones and now tablets.

See the difference?

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 22:40 1

56. elitewolverine (Posts: 1150; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


you have no clue about IP do you? I see you posting and nothing but dribble half the time.

Yay you love amoled, but because you like it, love it, think it's awesome, does not mean it is the best. There is more than one of these tests to show the advantage of the display, including outdoors watching a movie where the Note 3 was beat hands down.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 16:56 1

60. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 880; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Nokia had $250 billion like a while back Nokia sells accessories and they had their own mini laptops but they sold that department

and then in apple's case mac sales are still declining and their profitable departments are phones and tablets ! who buys ipods anymore when you can have and iphone that does the job also nokia has digital content

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 06:11 4

27. zuckerboy (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


lol sony fail

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 06:21

32. wicpromd (Posts: 266; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


you might straight went inside the cave, when you saw this Back in 2012

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FCZgolTXy4E

oops this is 2013
it all started in 2012

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 06:17 4

29. jibraihimi (Posts: 649; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


iPhone is looking like tiny baby in front of these monster phones........

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 06:45

34. pyradark (Posts: 740; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


So its about outdoor visibility!!!
Triluminus display still the best for me

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 07:24 4

40. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7328; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Trilum is exaggerated. Clearly it lost to all three smartphones.

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 19:26

54. pyradark (Posts: 740; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


to you
not to me!!
I like the natural color skin of people's face than
yellowish face on the AMOLED

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 21:27 1

55. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7328; Member since: 14 May 2012)


HTC One's screen > Z1's screen

Sony improved, but it received was too much damn hype (again.)

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 07:00

35. FCB-Eto (Posts: 26; Member since: 17 Aug 2013)


As someone who comes to this site I'm hoping you carry out this test on your own with the said devices all set to 100% brightness as I don't buy this and can smell BS with this one. I've seen each one of those displays at full brightness before except for the Nokia ofcourse and I don't buy this and if you do get these same devices in your office and carry out this test where we can see the brightness levels then I'll be amused but not before then how hard was it for the guy doing this video to show the brightness levels? I for one won't be jumping the gun on this.

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 08:17 3

42. GrapeEyes (Posts: 243; Member since: 01 Sep 2013)


I told you all that Nokia Lumia 1520 will be the best phone of 2013 and 2014.

Once the 1520 comes out the reviews will destroy every other phone by a mile, even the phones that come out in 2014 will not even come close to the Lumia 1520 Beast.

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 10:23 5

46. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7328; Member since: 14 May 2012)


What? What advantage does it have over any other smartphone on the market? Display?

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 22:50 1

57. elitewolverine (Posts: 1150; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


For me?

Easy, xbox, xbox music, OS handling of multitasking and resources, ease of use. Live tiles. People hub and photos hub. A nice camera with built in apps.

Nokia drive, out performing google maps, could even provide a youtube video of it if need be.

Halo. no need for a task killer, even a built in one.

Office? yup, I use it everday for excel files and word.

Photobeamer built into the 925.

Transfer my Phone - best tech calls on the planet when every single customer goes holy hell that is worth the device alone. Oddly simple, yet so fun.

Is it the best OS? It is all about preference, it is the same dribble from you as it is from iOS fanboys knocking on droids.

Outlook over gmail. As a person in business (invested in 3 local business as a financial investor) the privacy of google as pushed us to formally use outlook. We sync our old google stuff with it for ease. But using outlook for us, not for you I know what you will say, is a Godsend (also office tying into this).

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 08:49 1

43. GrapeEyes (Posts: 243; Member since: 01 Sep 2013)


Note 3 gets owned by the Lumia 1520

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpFYvJ8zmFk

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 11:20 2

48. lonewolf2873 (Posts: 40; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


You must have poor eyesight. This video itself shows Note 3 is better.
Viewing angle is unbelievable on my N3. I hold no grudges against any other manufacturers.

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 15:53

51. gigaraga (Posts: 480; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


So much for Trilumous...the Note 3's display looks just as good as the Lumia 1520 and bests the iPhone so whats so special about Nokia's display tech?

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 00:45

58. Phaze0085 (Posts: 99; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


If only WP8 had Swiftkey or at least a swypable keyboard. Id definitely pick this phone.

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