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Sony Xperia Z2 display analyzed: large color gamut, excellent color accuracy

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Sony Xperia Z2 display analyzed: large color gamut, excellent color accuracy
Sony has just unveiled its new flagship Android smartphone, the Xperia Z2, at MWC, and it comes with one improvement we want to focus on - a better display. While earlier top-shelf Sony devices like the Xperia Z1 and the Xperia Z had the same design language and were pretty much top-notch in terms of hardware, they both had underwhelming screens with poor viewing angles.

This time, Sony has decided to change all that with a brand new, IPS display. The company uses a slightly larger than before, 5.2-inch display that incorporates its Triluminos technology bringing a wider color gamut. The resolution of the screen has not changed - it is the same 1080 x 1920 pixels, but the viewing angles are hugely improved, and the colors seem to be more accurate as well.

Most impressively, Sony seems to have really taken the time to calibrate the screen on the Xperia Z2 this time around, and now, the first screen benchmarks have surfaced proving this.

Right below, you can see that the display on the Xperia Z2 has a large color gamut (larger than the standard RGB color space) that approaches the color outreach of Super AMOLED displays (once again, exactly what Sony advertizes as “Triluminos” display). The chart below provides a visual representation of the color accuracy of the display in the Xperia Z2 with the small dots across the boundaries of the triangle being actual measurements. You can see how the dots are positioned very harmoniously, without any huge gaps between them. This means that the colors are accurately rendered, and accurate colors make the viewing experience great.

It’s relatively rare to see a nearly perfectly well calibrated screen, but the Xperia Z2 seems to be in that category. And with this, it scores one more geek point for us. What about you, is a well-calibrated display important for you?


source: Erica Griffin

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posted on 28 Feb 2014, 05:32 60

1. hboy857 (Posts: 349; Member since: 03 Jun 2013)


Take that maherk and PapaSmurf. Didn't you guys say that z2 has terrible display? Now eat your own words.

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 06:04 30

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


Maherk = MamaSmurf xD

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 06:07 8

20. hboy857 (Posts: 349; Member since: 03 Jun 2013)


Ha ha ha. +1 dude. Soooo funny.

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 06:32 10

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


Just like what i have said before Z2 has one of the most (if not most) advance display in mobile phone.
Thanks to IPS, Triluminos and Colour Live LED technology.

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 11:28 2

63. AnukulVcool (unregistered)


live color LED is a ground breaking technology, its a bit complex to understand thats why sony is not marketing it whole heartedly

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 08:38 4

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


Good shot buddy. And that's a true fact that screen is awesome.
Sony you made excellent phone this time. Go Z2.

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 10:39 1

75. Metalspy8 (Posts: 61; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


I find it PATHETIC WHEN they are proven wrong and they dont have the testicular fortitude to lay a comment regarding this.

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 05:33 45

2. lee480 (Posts: 197; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


Z2 is definitely more superior compared to the S5.

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 05:38 15

6. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Agree.

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 05:56 24

13. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


you mean the Samsung Galaxy S4S right?

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 06:39 6

27. eq5555 (Posts: 64; Member since: 03 Dec 2013)


the camera module has become 50% more than 5s, G2, one, s4, plus isocell
more powerful processor
battery is more
the screen is a bit brighter and bigger
good gesign
Whah you need?

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 06:48 17

30. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


^* this is a paid advertisement brought to you by Samsung © ® TM

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 07:05 3

38. eq5555 (Posts: 64; Member since: 03 Dec 2013)


good answer

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 06:53 3

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


Maybe OIS, QHD display, 3-4GB of ram, 3000+ mAh battery, and metal frame :)

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 07:04 2

37. eq5555 (Posts: 64; Member since: 03 Dec 2013)


Optical Image Stabilization for the camera - Z2 does not have it, too, high aperture ratio, isocell and a large sensor, partially replace it
QHD - for what?
2 GB is more than enough
metal only need hypocrites, fetishists and other inadequate

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 07:19 3

42. hboy857 (Posts: 349; Member since: 03 Jun 2013)


I agree QHD is definitely a gimmick no phone should have QHD screen , 2 GB is adequate for most phones but because touchwiz is so heavy maybe S5 really need 3 gb ram. Note 3 is the best phone samsung ever created and it has 3 GB ram (in my opinion it's the best phablet you can buy right now).
"metal only need hypocrites, fetishists and other inadequate". really? dude. that's just trash talk.

I'll wait and see what you say in the future if S6 come out with metal.

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 07:31 5

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


Sony SteadyShot is the best digital image stabilization in mobile phone camera.
http://www.dxomark.com/Mobiles.

If i'm mistaken S5 has the same aperture as the S4 and Note 3 F2.2 and For now no one can prove it that isocell is 30% better than conventional BSI sensor at the same time Sony also claims that their Exmore RS sensor is superior than conventional BSI sensor.
Lumia 1020 and Z2 has larger sensor.

512MB is enough for kitkat but i'm not sure that 2GB is enough for samsung touchwiz especialy for multitasking + you turn on all the features.

With metal frame S5 will feels much more solid and premium.

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 09:17 1

71. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"metal only need hypocrites, fetishists and other inadequate"

What about fake leather?

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 11:29 2

64. AnukulVcool (unregistered)


still outdone by sony , end of story

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 23:45

68. DONUT (Posts: 427; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


every flagship released this year is better than the S5

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 05:33

3. eq5555 (Posts: 64; Member since: 03 Dec 2013)


What about black color?

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 05:34 1

4. rantao333 (Posts: 322; Member since: 21 May 2013)


wow, i did not expect that!

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 05:35 6

5. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Ofcourse it is better than OLED based screen.

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 05:58 9

14. eq5555 (Posts: 64; Member since: 03 Dec 2013)


In OLED (Amoled) white whiter IPS, faster response in comparison to LCD (hundreds of times better than LCD), contrast and black level is perfect (hundreds of times better than LCD), a range of colors better, colors do not mix with each other, at times less power consumption, much thinner, ideal viewing angles
Oversaturated color only old samsung displays and they are configured using the Profile
top OLED g flex bottom ips
ixbt.com/mobile/images/lg-g-flex/vs-white.jpg
ixbt.com/mobile/images/lg-g-flex/vs-pict.jpg
samsung has different displays
ixbt.com/mobile/images/samsung-galaxy-note3/screen​-test/comp-pict-angle.jpg
ixbt.com/mobile/images/samsung-galaxy-note3/screen​-test/comp-white-angle.jpg
ixbt.com/mobile/images/samsung-galaxy-note3/screen​-test/comp-pict.jpg
ixbt.com/mobile/images/samsung-galaxy-note3/screen​-test/comp-white.jpg

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 06:07 6

19. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


1) OLED based displays has short life span.
2) OLED based displays tend to Burn-In.

While these two problems with OLED are not solved OLED is not better than LCD don't matter what other better characteristics it has!

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 06:41 8

28. eq5555 (Posts: 64; Member since: 03 Dec 2013)


Old stereotype. These problems were in the old screen

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 09:16 1

53. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


It is not a stereotype, it is technical fact!

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 06:53 9

31. livyatan (Posts: 867; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


Samsung has fixed the burn in issue with its latest AMOLEDS..and the brightness on the S5 is again improved to the levels of LCD's.

Overall, if color calibration gets improved too (and it will, judging from the already excellent Note 3 screen), then AMOLED will be basically perfect.

BUT this LCD from Sony looks like the best LCD screen yet and is only losing in the black level category compared to AMOLED.
Both screens are brilliant and no one shouldn't have any complaints.
Kudos for Sony!
They really are serious in their intent to fight to the very top.

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 07:01 4

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


"Samsung has fixed the burn in issue with its latest AMOLEDS.." No they don't until this day any OLED display will have shorter life span than LCD.

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 07:06 5

40. eq5555 (Posts: 64; Member since: 03 Dec 2013)


It is enough for 10-15 years

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