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Xperia Z2 and Note 3 screens get compared on video, guess which one looks more vivid

Xperia Z2 and Note 3 screens get compared on video, guess which one looks more vivid
The Xperia Z2 is unlike the other Zs in Sony's flagship lineup, as it sports an IPS-LCD display, instead of the subpar twisted nematic (TN) LCD tech of its predecessors. Bad viewing angles, and washed out colors, are the most common complaints in the Xperia Z and Z1 reviews, and Sony has remedied the situation with the excellent panel on the Z2.

We say excellent not because Sony lists posh-sounding display technologies used for it, like Triluminos, Live Color LED, or X-Reality for mobile, for example. After all, Triluminos, X-Reality, and Mobile BRAVIA Engine, are cited for the screen of the Z1, too, and it still remains a poor mobile screen, despite the 1080p resolution.

The Xperia Z2 display, however, got briefly tested at the MWC expo, and turned out to sport accurately rendered colors. Just as promised with the Triluminos technology, it also covers a color gamut that is larger than the standard RGB, approaching the levels achieved with Samsung's Super AMOLED displays. As you can see in the video below, the screen of the Xperia Z2 actually looks more vivid than the OLED display of the Note 3. The video narration is not in English, though, so we can't tell which screen mode is used on the Note 3 here, as these range from the flashy Dynamic regime, to the more toned-down Movie mode.

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posted on 17 Mar 2014, 04:21 9

1. jael206 (Posts: 124; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


My next contract phone.. Yowzah!

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 04:31 11

6. tango_charlie (Posts: 83; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


will probably be the Z3 (september 2014)

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 04:39 6

9. vincelongman (Posts: 1190; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Still waiting for the ZL successor

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 03:10

128. Ahmadovich (Posts: 43; Member since: 16 Mar 2014)


You're gonna wait some time. :]

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 06:41 4

73. Kuroki (Posts: 81; Member since: 24 Nov 2013)


not yet for me . Samsung's super amoled display looks washed-out beside the z2. LOL
i still love my XZ. bring it on 2015! :)

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 09:37

96. aburdhew (Posts: 7; Member since: 17 Mar 2014)


my tests with the same pic shows differet result the problem this is my first post & i can't post links until i pass 7 days after registeration to prove that

but i discovered solution to fix that

original pic

lovely0smile.com/2013/mix/02/Contest-Sony-World-Ph​oto-2013-03.jpg

my tests

m5zn.com/image.php?img=15243285.jpg
m5zn.com/image.php?img=15243284.jpg
m5zn.com/image.php?img=15243283.jpg

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 21:26

123. diegotran (Posts: 2; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


Same with me!
Still love my XZ and will wait for XZ3 in this Sept :)

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 07:55 6

81. cheetah2k (Posts: 817; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


Vivid? looks way way over saturated to me.... Amoled still wins

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 08:19 2

84. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I think photo #3 was super over saturated on the Z2 but beat the Note 3 in photo #2. There's no way to see the color accuracy of a picture without a reference photo.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 09:38

97. aburdhew (Posts: 7; Member since: 17 Mar 2014)


my tests with the same pic shows differet result the problem this is my first post & i can't post links until i pass 7 days after registeration to prove that

but i discovered solution to fix that

original pic

lovely0smile.com/2013/mix/02/Contest-Sony-World-Ph​oto-2013-03.jpg

my tests

m5zn.com/image.php?img=15243285.jpg
m5zn.com/image.php?img=15243284.jpg
m5zn.com/image.php?img=15243283.jpg

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 16:26 1

113. pyradark (Posts: 772; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


If it is saturated, it will create yellowish tint on it. But sony maintains a cool effect on it so its vivid!! Compare to Amoled even the skin tone is super yellowish compare to natural skin tone on Triluminus

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 08:43

91. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6499; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Z2 have much more colors display. Wish I could trade my Z1 for the Z2

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 10:12

102. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4079; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Like I have said many, many times before... If the Sony Xperia Z2 comes out for Verizon Wireless here in the U.S. it will be my wife's phone for sure.

Myself I am waiting for the Google Nexus 6 & the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. IMAGINE the Google Nexus 6 OR the Note 4 being waterproof.

My mind is going crazy thinking about this...

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 04:23 6

2. aayupanday (Posts: 517; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Great to see Sony finally getting their displays and speakers right. Hope they carry on doing the same with their other midrangers...

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 04:50 1

16. Genza (Posts: 175; Member since: 12 Mar 2014)


I think every manufacturers should use at least IPS LCD even for the low end phones.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 04:58 1

21. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 723; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


Is S-LCD cheaper than IPS-LCD? Because I used to own a HTC One V, and the screen was magnificent

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 05:48 1

60. Genza (Posts: 175; Member since: 12 Mar 2014)


If I'm not mistaken the S-LCD is the eighth generation panels based on PVA technology which is produced by Sony or Samsung. But I don't know if the S-LCD is cheaper than the IPS LCD or not.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 06:25

68. mr.techdude (Posts: 547; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


ips is cheaper

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 05:33 1

46. aayupanday (Posts: 517; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Yeah for example the Moto G...

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 05:51

61. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 406; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


IPS is more expensive than traditional LCD's thats why you wont see it in low end phones, besides few exceptions like moto g.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 05:55

63. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 491; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


LOL! Many cheap chinese smartphones are also use IPS display, a good example is Lenovo.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 04:30 7

3. AnukulVcool (Posts: 124; Member since: 02 Jun 2012)


viewing angles better than amoled :o , a good solid shock !

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 05:54 4

62. eq5555 (Posts: 63; Member since: 03 Dec 2013)


S5 have much better screen than the note3 (brighter, better viewing angles, better antiglare)
hi-tech.imgsmail.ru/hitech_img/source/cf/dc/746f7c​​86490ffdb8e93c035d5e62.jpg
but not in this case
In Z2 just expanded color range that note3 in movie mode is disabled

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 08:04 5

82. rd_nest (Posts: 769; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Really??

http://abload.de/img/reallygeulz.png
http://abload.de/img/001f2urx.png
http://abload.de/img/002zhuw1.png

The GN3 is further from the camera, hence the angle is more compared to XZ2. Yet the display looks clearly cleaner and much better contrast than XZ2.

Even though the GN3 is at disadvantage due to higher angular view, yet it is better than XZ2. The test itself is flawed as one should test both devices at same viewing angle to judge degradation in nit with angular deviation.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 09:37

95. aburdhew (Posts: 7; Member since: 17 Mar 2014)


my tests with the same pic shows differet result the problem this is my first post & i can't post links until i pass 7 days after registeration to prove that

but i discovered solution to fix that

original pic

lovely0smile.com/2013/mix/02/Contest-Sony-World-Ph​oto-2013-03.jpg

my tests

m5zn.com/image.php?img=15243285.jpg
m5zn.com/image.php?img=15243284.jpg
m5zn.com/image.php?img=15243283.jpg

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 10:06 3

100. AnukulVcool (Posts: 124; Member since: 02 Jun 2012)


well uhh , that's not called a viewing angle problem but a camera focus problem, note 3 was in focus hence looking clearer

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 04:30 6

4. Ishmeet (Posts: 111; Member since: 16 Sep 2013)


SONY is really stepping up their game. They have designed awesome products recently and really listened to consumers. They really make me wanna switch quick, only if I could.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 04:38 3

8. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3317; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


If it beats amazing amoled displays i will consider buying Z2. Though i bet it wont beat the zero blacks and superior viewing angles(amoled brightness is not affected even at extreme angles).

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 09:39

98. aburdhew (Posts: 7; Member since: 17 Mar 2014)


my tests with the same pic shows differet result the problem this is my first post & i can't post links until i pass 7 days after registeration to prove that

but i discovered solution to fix that

original pic

lovely0smile.com/2013/mix/02/Contest-Sony-World-Ph​​oto-2013-03.jpg

my tests

m5zn.com/image.php?img=15243285.jpg
m5zn.com/image.php?img=15243284.jpg
m5zn.com/image.php?img=15243283.jpg

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 16:04 1

112. TheGenius (Posts: 326; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


would you please stop posting the same thing every where??

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 01:31

124. aburdhew (Posts: 7; Member since: 17 Mar 2014)


ok i will but this is for guys with bad eyes , but it seems that you are not one of them

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 04:41 2

12. 007Rokib (Posts: 15; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


wow Z2 is the clear winner...

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 04:42 11

13. mokhtar (Posts: 225; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


"so we can't tell which screen mode is used on the Note 3 here"

i'm arabic and in 2.46 he said the both phones are in max brightness ... he also repeat it in english

LADIES AND GENTLMAN ... Z2 DESTROY EVERY PHONE IN EVERY SPEACS .. BEST PHONE AND BEST SCREEN EVER MADE

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 05:00

24. Lampriya (Posts: 207; Member since: 05 Oct 2013)


u forget the iPhone 6.....

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 05:03 6

29. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3317; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Your english in all your comments..... Geez

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 05:23 3

38. fireblade (Posts: 700; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


iJunk 6

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 05:30

43. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 491; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


That's a troll comment you know. Fight fire against fire?

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 05:33

45. Lampriya (Posts: 207; Member since: 05 Oct 2013)


iJunk? I suppose u can't afford it. Yeah, go for cheap chinsese clone phone is the best for u.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 20:39

121. fireblade (Posts: 700; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


It's junk. I have HTC One and can afford an iPhone. So what? I buy android phone because iPhone is ugly tiny toy and sucks. Let me tell you something. HTC One display has 460 ppi while iPhone is just 330 ppi. Iphone technology is old.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 20:57 1

122. fireblade (Posts: 700; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


let me check the killer features of iPhone:
- quick reply email from notification area? nope
- can create shortcut on notification area? nope
- widgets? nope
- true multitasking & can play video in background? nope
- dual boom speaker? nope
- customize theme & icons? nope
- sideload apps? nope
- can do virtualization like ubuntu in android? nope
- micro sd slot? nope
- custom ROM? nope
- transfer files from iPhone to iPhone whrough WiFi? nope
- universal charger? nope
- > 400 ppi display? nope
- 20 MP camera? nope
- knock to wake up? nope
- water resistant? nope

and hundreds of features that can't be found in iPhone.....

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 05:01 2

27. mixedfish (Posts: 117; Member since: 17 Nov 2013)


Lol, you don't need to be arabic to know it's on 'max brightness' he says it in English. By screen mode, they're not referring to brightness, but the colour palette, like movie mode, vivide etc etc.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 08:23

85. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Idk... The Z2 did a better job than the Note 3 with photo #2 but photo #3 is way over saturated. The only color that shows is the red instead of warm, light colors from the ceiling.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 05:01 10

25. karans765 (Posts: 10; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


Shall i translate it for you??

'Z2 Just kicked the a$$ of all buthurts who used to complain about the viewing angles of sony devices. And this will continue from now. And it is not only better than AMOLED, but also best in the market(well, have to compare with new HTC one)'

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 08:23

86. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Test it against the S5.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 19:38

118. hurrycanger (Posts: 1134; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


It's great that Sony is starting to kick some ass from now on in term of viewing angles and display in general. All those "butthurts" were never wrong anyway.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 05:24 1

39. wando77 (Posts: 288; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


Like to see it against the 500nits amoled screen of the s5

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 06:20 2

67. Amir1 (Posts: 266; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


Z2 will smash S5 as well. wait and see. :-)

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 05:41 2

55. zzsetozz (Posts: 3; Member since: 23 Dec 2013)


the video is in Arabic, at SONY Dubai Lunch event days Ago,

he says both phones are at maximam brightness and the colors on the note 3 are washed out a bit and he is shocked with the Z2 display, and he sent the pictures from one phone to another as its shown.

I'll ask about the Note 3 mode!!

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 07:00 2

76. Achilis (Posts: 32; Member since: 05 Oct 2013)


Did he mention which color mode he is using in note 3. Bcz Movie mode is far less vivid compare to adapt and Dynamic mode.

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 06:17 1

125. zzsetozz (Posts: 3; Member since: 23 Dec 2013)


he didn't mention it, and I asked about that on G+ and waiting for his reply, but I think it is the default sitting (adapt mode I think).

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 08:50

127. Achilis (Posts: 32; Member since: 05 Oct 2013)


Hmmm...If they are checking which display is more vivid then they should keep the setting which gives maximum vivid colors in both displays.In Note3 it is Dynamic mode.Then only its a fare comparison.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 08:09 3

83. rd_nest (Posts: 769; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


This looks washed out to you??

http://abload.de/img/reallygeulz.png
http://abload.de/img/001f2urx.png

I don't have to tell you to get your eyes checked if you think the AMOLED display is washed out.

You get what you pay for. AMOLED is the most expensive and the best display in the world in any device. Not an opinion, but fact.

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 06:21

126. zzsetozz (Posts: 3; Member since: 23 Dec 2013)


what he means that the Xperia Z2 is more vivid and accurate, so when you compare the Note 3 to that you can say it is washed out.

For me I'll wait untill the officail devices are here and check the full review, but at least we can say there is an improvement in the Display for the Xperia Z2, can't we?

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 05:41 1

56. eq5555 (Posts: 63; Member since: 03 Dec 2013)


For final conclusion need comparison pictures (opera hall) on S5 and Z2, a directly and at an angle
and comparing the black level
S5 have much better screen than the note3

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 06:15 1

64. Amir1 (Posts: 266; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


Z2 seems to have the best display on the market.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 06:18 3

66. Jason2k13 (Posts: 643; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


I thought Sony fans didn't care about viewing angles?

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 06:37

71. emadshiny (Posts: 1131; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


And I think from now on, good screen with wide viewing angles is not an important factor to define the winner for Sony haters. Now what matters is dual camera and heart rate sensor.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 08:24 2

87. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)


They do now.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 10:08

101. AnukulVcool (Posts: 124; Member since: 02 Jun 2012)


sony fans care only for the ultimate. I hope sony to be the best since i am a fan but support the best whatever. not like samsung and apple fans

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 10:33 2

103. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Oh the irony.

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