Do you care about the viewing angles of your phone's display?
posted by Daniel P. / Mar 11, 2013, 6:47 AM
Whether or not this will materialize as different versions for different regions, remains to be seen, but we were particularly intrigued by the possibility to have different display technologies. It's interesting, since Samsung brags AMOLED technology to have some areas where it sports an advantage before LCD screens, like much deeper blacks and excellent viewing angles.
HTC One and the Optimus G Pro, for instance, have pretty good viewing angles. The Sony Xperia Z, on the other hand, sports a modern Full HD display, which, however, has the colors and contrast deteriorating significantly when you tilt the phone in any direction and look at it from the sides, but still that doesn't seem to be a deterrent for many.If you take a good IPS-LCD display, or a similar liquid crystal panel technology, however, it will sport viewing angles pretty close to the AMOLED ones, and even the newest Full HD screen trend confirms that, despite cramming so many pixels per inch - the
That's why we wanted to ask you, dear readers, how important are screen viewing angles on your phone - do you care a lot about those levels, or do you think it doesn't matter, as you usually look at your handset straight-on, and, besides, it makes it more difficult for prying eyes to tell what's happening on your phone's screen from the side? Check your answer below and sound off in the comments.
Do you care about screen viewing angles on your phone?
Yes, good viewing angles usually indicate superior screen technology
No, I'm looking at my phone head-on most of the time
Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012
TV: Yes Smartphone: No
posted on Mar 11, 2013, 6:49 AM 61
Depends, sometimes you want to show your friend or someone next to you a video or maybe a picture that you're watching.
posted on Mar 11, 2013, 6:54 AM 22
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True... I view my phone straight-on most of the time, but poor viewing angles do piss me off sometimes, like one of the 7 inch china tabs i have, given by someone. Solid performer and good resolution but the poor screen viewing angle when held in portrait mode (doesnt happen when held in landscape) being the biggest drawback. As expected from TFT screens.
posted on Mar 11, 2013, 7:44 AM 5
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Of course, yes. Considering everything you do on the smartphone you do it on the screen and you want it to be the best for eye comfort, the answer is yes, viewing angles on a $700 device count.
posted on Mar 11, 2013, 6:50 AM 7
Not according to some sony fanboys..
posted on Mar 11, 2013, 8:04 AM 4
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I think the question should be do you care about people seeing your phone from a certain angle/distance. For me, it's ok for people to see what I'm doing with my phone except when it comes to an extent that they'll be seeing my password or bank account.
posted on Mar 11, 2013, 6:54 AM 2
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people around us, sometime really annoying by spying what we do with our phone. so, having a bad view angle phone isn't a bad choice.
posted on Mar 11, 2013, 6:54 AM 6
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They are just curious to know which smartphone are we using, but bad viewing angles are too annoying when the sun or light is shining at the screen. So, I choose Yes.
posted on Mar 11, 2013, 7:30 AM 0
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Yes i care. put your smartphone on a table and watch a 2 hour movie alone or with friends. i bet you will find it difficult to answer no to the poll.
posted on Mar 11, 2013, 6:55 AM 7
Why would you watch a 2 hour movie on such a small screen when 30+inch HD tv can give you a much better experience from the comfort of your sofa, dumbest reason EVER
posted on Mar 11, 2013, 6:57 AM 2
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nowadays, people prefer to watch movie from phone than TV... hmmm
posted on Mar 11, 2013, 7:00 AM 6
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And as you watch it do you do it with your phone tilted in angle? I too watch some TV shows on my Smartphone, and when I want to share I just plug the HDMI cable... But when I do it I watch it straight. No need to watch from an extreme angle
posted on Mar 11, 2013, 9:45 AM 0
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