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Touchscreen test shows iPhone superior over Nexus One, DROID, and others

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Touchscreen test shows iPhone superior over Nexus One, DROID, and others
Some people can argue about the superior performance that capacitive screens might have over resistive ones, but not all of them provide the same experience – based on simple tests conducted by the MOTO Development Group. They took four handsets to compare – the iPhone, Nexus One, Motorola DROID, and the HTC DROID Eris. Using a simple application, like any sketch pad ones, they were able to visually show the inconsistencies that some capacitive screens have over others. Based on their findings, they conclude that the iPhone’s touch sensor showed the most linear tracking with the least amount of stair-stepping. Even though the Motorola DROID has proven to be a big hit for the Android community, it was demonstrated showing significant wavy artifacts; also known as “stair-stepping.” The recently released Nexus One showed some respectable results – finding itself in second place with the HTC DROID Eris; both performed the best at the edge of the screen. Now it’s pretty clear that all capacitive screens are not made the same or provide the same level of accuracy – so check it out for yourself.

source: labs.moto.com via The iPhone Blog


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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:44

1. baldilocks (Posts: 753; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)


Just confirms what us iPhone users already know. Keep trying competition, you are bound to get it right one of these days. ;)

posted on 09 Jan 2010, 12:19

2. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


So true. One day. On day. Someone will make a phone that's better in all areas, instead of just a few. And then apple will make them work again after the following July when they release a better iPhone.

posted on 09 Jan 2010, 12:54

4. Legacystar (Posts: 131; Member since: 31 Dec 2009)


Hey iphone wins one contect over droid so let's look at the list Screen resolution- droid Screen size- droid Screen durability- droid Screen sensativity- iphone Multi-tasking- droid Customization- droid Call quality- droid Camera-droid You are right iphone is superior its winning first in all catagories.

posted on 09 Jan 2010, 13:20

5. cooter1979 (Posts: 34; Member since: 28 Apr 2009)


Dont forget... Useless apps- iphone

posted on 09 Jan 2010, 13:59

10. Legacystar (Posts: 131; Member since: 31 Dec 2009)


Well I think that's more of an oppinion rather then hard fact

posted on 09 Jan 2010, 14:17

12. vzw fanman (Posts: 1976; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


works fine for me! especially since i have a physical qwerty. i still wouldn't use an iphone, the screen resolution sucks!

posted on 09 Jan 2010, 14:38

17. Legacystar (Posts: 131; Member since: 31 Dec 2009)


there is a whole new word for the resolution on the iphone and it's worse then "sucks" lol

posted on 09 Jan 2010, 14:56

23. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


" and the droid has alot of wavy artifacts, which could make the onscreen keyboard hard to use" wait.. USE THE HARDWARE KEYBOARD... lol its the only one they tested that has a HARDWARE keybard so that accuracy point is null and void. it could also be a dozen things higher resolution so theres more "auto correction" by the device. slight variations in his finger movement on a MORE sensitive screen would cause waviness.. and the slower u go the more noticable it is. i just did it on my cliq. at a decent speed the lines are perfectly straight. if you slow down, then the lines get wavy. it probably has more to do with trying to place the line in the middle of the heat pickup on the screen than a bad screen. who knows, either way, Android FTW :)

posted on 09 Jan 2010, 15:03

24. Legacystar (Posts: 131; Member since: 31 Dec 2009)


a more accurate test would have been using a stylus that works on a capacitive screen.

posted on 09 Jan 2010, 16:27

30. rhomaion (Posts: 187; Member since: 23 Sep 2009)


iPhone is winning because droid sucks and sales prove it. It's on the biggest network and yet it can't even compare to iPhone sales. No I don't own an iPhone and I've NEVER had AT&T service.

posted on 09 Jan 2010, 16:54

36. Legacystar (Posts: 131; Member since: 31 Dec 2009)


1.2 million handsets sold in 1 quarter is damn impressive. and before you go quoting hte iphone sales numbers remember droid sales are US ONLY while iphone in worldwide sales.

posted on 09 Jan 2010, 17:29

42. JackFace (Posts: 190; Member since: 03 Nov 2009)


Legacy: You are the whore of this article. Half the posts on here are yours...lol

posted on 09 Jan 2010, 17:31

44. Legacystar (Posts: 131; Member since: 31 Dec 2009)


im bored but no worries i'm leaving the house soon lol.....wait maybe i'll post from my phone haha

posted on 09 Jan 2010, 18:30

49. Striker13084 (Posts: 128; Member since: 30 Mar 2009)


I wonder if the droid was pluged into a wall outlet. I have found that this causes it to step, while unplugged it works wonderfully.

posted on 09 Jan 2010, 18:38

50. Striker13084 (Posts: 128; Member since: 30 Mar 2009)


Because most people with a at&t want the iPhone. Most with VZW want a good network. Most people who have an iPhone want a droid on VZW but still have a AT&T contract. There are many reasons your statment is like a colander, it's full of holes.

posted on 09 Jan 2010, 20:34

56. rhomaion (Posts: 187; Member since: 23 Sep 2009)


Really? Because I remember that htc still sells phones outside the u.s. and they never make it to the u.s. because they simply aren't worth it for the company to try and sell them anywhere else. And the Droid was made by Motorola not HTC. The Droid Eris was made by HTC however.

posted on 10 Jan 2010, 12:56

77. rwolf1984 (Posts: 532; Member since: 06 Jun 2009)


WTF? The Motorola Droid is sold outside of the USA it is also known at the Milestone. . . iPhone marketshare is superior to Android. . .as much as i like android the next iPhone will blow it away. . .plus the next windows phone will kick android in the balls.

posted on 10 Jan 2010, 14:33

79. Legacystar (Posts: 131; Member since: 31 Dec 2009)


sales numbers of 1.2 million wasn't counting the milestone.

posted on 10 Jan 2010, 16:28

83. theGodpapa (Posts: 181; Member since: 15 Dec 2009)


You dont have a clue do you? Seriously, you might as well go delete your account and start all over, because your lack of any common sense cell phone knowledge has been exposed here.

posted on 10 Jan 2010, 16:30

84. theGodpapa (Posts: 181; Member since: 15 Dec 2009)


yes sales numbers of 1.3 million handsets CONTRACTED were reported by Big Red for the quarter, and that is strictly US numbers and also strictly Moto Droid !!! I phone actually in the states is getting its over rated ass kicked right now, and the word is out that there is a new sheriff in town.

posted on 10 Jan 2010, 18:20

86. vzwtechbill (Posts: 175; Member since: 16 Mar 2009)


I wouldn't want an Iphone, you have to be married to Itunes and joined at Apple's hip for eternity...

posted on 11 Jan 2010, 08:45

88. Mateo8326 (Posts: 472; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)


who cares about useless apps if your getting paid for them WhoopWhoop. (apple app developer here) ;)

posted on 11 Jan 2010, 08:47

89. Mateo8326 (Posts: 472; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)


No body really cares about the resolution that like saying....your not gonna play a ps3 b/c you don't have a HD Tv. Resolution is nice but it don't make the phone.

posted on 11 Jan 2010, 08:50

90. Mateo8326 (Posts: 472; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)


your right! i don't think droid sucks i think it comes after the iphone though. If droid would of attracted the right people maybe their sales would of been higher. Droid attracts only consumers who kept up with the Os and there product, as far as the iphone there are 10 years old with the iphone. I don't see a 10year old with a droid device, feel me.

posted on 11 Jan 2010, 08:54

91. Mateo8326 (Posts: 472; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)


Legacystar.....the money is worldwide sales not the US only. But your absolutely right though

posted on 11 Jan 2010, 08:56

92. Mateo8326 (Posts: 472; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)


That's a lie who told you that people with an iphone want a droid you crazy lol...nice try though. No 10year kid wants a droid but will grab a iphone in a instant. And i don't no what is better more 3g coverage like verizon or a faster 3g network like ATT hmmmmm

posted on 11 Jan 2010, 18:32

93. Legacystar (Posts: 131; Member since: 31 Dec 2009)


cause 10 year olds want a toy which is what the iphone is. people tha tuse there phone for more then games....like work, choose blackberry or android.

posted on 12 Jan 2010, 15:41

94. *HOVA* (Posts: 564; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


I've never seen so many fucking idiots in one article... New record.

posted on 09 Jan 2010, 12:31

3. cooter1979 (Posts: 34; Member since: 28 Apr 2009)


Good thing I dont use my phone to draw. Maybe they should have a video recording contest. Something thats more relevant. As for the virtual keyboard, I'll just opt to use the physical keyboard.

posted on 09 Jan 2010, 14:19

13. vzw fanman (Posts: 1976; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


i just used the program "draw." drawing it slow makes lines wavy a little, but doing it faster makes a straght line just fine...to me, the droid seems very accurate. iphone is out of date junk.

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