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Nokia Lumia 900 comes with the lowest reflectance of any mobile screen, helping outdoor visibility

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Nokia Lumia 900 comes with the lowest reflectance of any mobile screen, helping outdoor visibility
Not that we needed much proof how good Nokia's ClearBlack screen technology is after looking at its results, but now the pros from DisplayMate are dressing our impression into cold hard numbers.

It turns out that the Nokia Lumia 900's OLED display with the ClearBlack layer has "the lowest screen reflectance of any mobile device I've ever measured", says Dr Raymond Soneira. 

The reason this is important is that outdoor visibility under direct sunlight, for example, has only two variables going for it - screen brightness and reflectance ratio. You can have comparatively dim screens, like the ones on the Galaxy S and S II, and yet their very low reflectance allows you to see the screen perfectly well in broad daylight. On the contrary - if the display behaves like a mirror outside, you can pump up the brightness to the max, and will still be unable to see much.

The handset clocks in the breathtaking 4.4% reflectance ratio, which is the lowest we've heard about as well, with the low numbers all being AMOLED displays.Dr Soneira found that the Lumia 900's OLED screen reflectance ratio is 40% lower than that of the LCD one on the new iPad's Retina Display.

source: CNET

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posted on 05 Apr 2012, 08:47 12

1. hunted (Posts: 313; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)


What a technology, PA please post news like this & not any forecast from others.

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 09:35 8

5. phonton (Posts: 59; Member since: 27 Dec 2011)


I agree and I was about to say what you told right here :D

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 10:35 3

11. IPHONE. (Posts: 16; Member since: 03 Apr 2012)


Outdated tech!

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 10:50 5

12. phonton (Posts: 59; Member since: 27 Dec 2011)


Sorry! but atleast its not as faulty as " " . Period

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 10:59 8

14. JSern (Posts: 282; Member since: 22 May 2011)


Retina is dead

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 14:17 1

17. Henrik (Posts: 141; Member since: 18 Feb 2012)


I miss you over at Engadget. The Android troll-fest there is through the roof now. The review of Lumia 900 got them all up in flames demanding death and "justice" for a product they were never even going to use. So f-ing sad they are. Can't let anyone be happy with their purchase.

posted on 20 Apr 2012, 06:25

21. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


said guy who has a nick "iphone"
get outta here!

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 08:57 4

2. pongkie (Posts: 497; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


is this only for 900? im planning to get 710.

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 09:30

3. ChiX017 (Posts: 308; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


i don't think the 710 has ClearBlack technology

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 09:41 11

6. stipe (Posts: 33; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


http://www.nokia.com/gb-en/products/phone/lumia710/specifications/
yes , it has

posted on 25 May 2012, 18:28

22. ChiX017 (Posts: 308; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


my bad then

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 13:35 3

16. akmaintu (Posts: 42; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)


yes 710 have clear black display

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 09:41 4

7. stipe (Posts: 33; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


yes
http://www.nokia.com/gb-en/products/phone/lumia710/specifications/

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 09:48 5

8. pongkie (Posts: 497; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


thanks

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 09:51 4

9. stipe (Posts: 33; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


It is the clear black technology on a LCD screen .

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 09:34 11

4. droiddomination (Posts: 203; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


ordered mine yesterday in black! cant wait to get this phone..so frikin awesome and extremely smooth...now if they can just get some apps...i am also concerned about the nokia maps and navigation as i rely heavily on google nav on my android phone. if this is a go, i think i am all in and done with keeping up with the android jone's for two years....double core, quad core, Christmas mega core...when does it stop ...really....? i am actually cell phoned out..and just want one awesome device that can do it all, be it all, smoothly, efficiently, while still looking impressive and cutting edge..lumia 900 here i come!!!

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 10:07 8

10. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)


Dont worry mate, Nokia drive is the best solution for turn by turn navigation on a mobile phone right now, it can also be used while offline. If you are in the middle of nowhere with no signal, you will still be able to use the nokia drive app.

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 10:58 8

13. JSern (Posts: 282; Member since: 22 May 2011)


All the negative votes above me, are probably haters, with no voices

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 11:07 2

15. IPHONE. (Posts: 16; Member since: 03 Apr 2012)


Nokia is dieing. dead. they was rescued by microsoft.
MOKIA EFLOP....

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 17:16 2

18. droiddomination (Posts: 203; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


no actually, jobby jobs is DEAD! and so will Iturd once the current money hungry ceo whores out your precious brand to every carrier and cheapens the name, then moronic sheep like yourself will graze elsewhere looking for a new sheppard! what a loser you are! i mean, iloser. can i patent that?

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 17:28 2

19. pongkie (Posts: 497; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


yeah your right since passing of jobs I can't re-call new products from apple but only improved versions of their current product lines

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 18:11 1

20. shadez10 (Posts: 401; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


APPLE IS GOING DOWN =D

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