Colorblind - here are 10 of the most color-inaccurate smartphones out there
posted by Luis D. / Jan 26, 2015, 6:05 AM
The lineup covers not only entry-level and low to mid-range devices, where abysmal displays are largely the norm - most of the time, you get what you pay for, right? There's a meaty selection of recent and not so recent flagship devices as well! Last year Sony, Samsung, and Oppo, for example, had a thing for over-saturated displays that looked great in the showroom, but quite removed from reality as our display tests objectively demonstrated.
As always, feel free to browse to our Benchmarks page, and check the Display measurements table for more devices and detailed information.
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Funny, no Apple products?
posted on Jan 26, 2015, 6:15 AM 1
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Is an Apple phone Android? Seriously.
posted on Jan 26, 2015, 6:36 AM 0
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Some on this list are so bargain bin basic, that you can get them off contract for $50. What are you expecting for $50 bucks. As far as the Galaxy S5, its AMOLED, but even that one you can change the colors on it. Just like you can change the Z3 display to be more accurate through settings. So I do not agree with this title at all, especially when the phone can be much more accurate with changing a menu setting. Just wrong IMHO.
posted on Jan 26, 2015, 8:32 AM 0
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But, but....DisplayMate said: http://www.phonearena.com/news
posted on Jan 26, 2015, 6:40 AM 9
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Ouch. Wonder how that's explained processionally these days?
posted on Jan 26, 2015, 6:50 AM 1
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It's explained by Displaymate testing being done by a Ph.D expert who not only has decades of testing experience, but experience in developing and designing displays, and PhoneArena testing being done by a guy who downloaded some software.
posted on Jan 26, 2015, 6:10 PM 2
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Since when are facts anger? Am curious. Not mad. What I hate is when a bias article writing bum, misleads the pulic with false information. I don't care what brand it is as I am not loyal to a brand period. I don't think any one brand is better than any other. What I personally prefer is my choice. But when I read a tech site, I do expec that those writing about it, took the time to right the data as factually as possible based on available information. It's hard to be happy wen I read an article that says,. a certain phone has terrible color reproduction, yet on their own site is an article written that contradicts it and supplies 2nd and 3rd party facts to support the claim. How exactly is that being mad. Just read the words, don't try to assume what my emotions are. If I was angry, I'd use all caps...lol
posted on Jan 26, 2015, 12:06 PM 0
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papa, you told mixed fish he is angry and since he forgot he is typing with techieXP replied with other account. maherk is also him. how many accounts? how much for a comment? 5 cents? Sooooo cheap. more like a slumdog hooter*
posted on Jan 26, 2015, 7:09 PM 0
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Well if the best item is from a single company, and then that company tops that item with another one of their item, why is that a problem? After all JD Power and Associates rates different thinsg for example. Several companies they list receive awards every year for the same product line. That's a good thing if a company sells one product, and the very next model or year, do it again or remain equally the same. That means they are doing good. Everyone should strive to outdo their own-self, not just others.
posted on Jan 26, 2015, 12:09 PM 0
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Phonearena method for measuring display is flawed apparently. And Sony is right when they say that people prefer colder displays (because they perceive it as brighter). A walk to your local electronics store will prove this. Nearly all the current LCD/LED displays (of any brands) feature super bright, oversaturated displays.
posted on Jan 26, 2015, 6:47 AM 1
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I don't know why pa hates super amoled so much. In my opinion, the screen of the s5 defeats the m8,z2,z3,g3,i6
posted on Jan 26, 2015, 7:12 AM 4
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i think these AMOLED hype should be stop, only note 4 is consider great oled display. the rest are all lag behind LCD in terms of color accuracy, energy efficiency, lifespan. ghosting, burn in etc problems. so dont said that AMOLED is superios than LCD when only 1 display out there (note 4) is superios than LCD. up until now, we still can say : LCD > AMOLED.
posted on Jan 26, 2015, 8:05 AM 7
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