Huawei Ascend D2 surprisingly scores as best 1080p LCD display, beats HTC One, Sony Xperia Z


The Huawei Ascend D2 has one of the best displays on the market right now beating the screen quality of the HTC One and the Sony Xperia Z, according to experts from DisplayMate. The Samsung Galaxy S4 was not included in this comparison because it uses an AMOLED screen and DisplayMate tested it separately.

The Ascend D2 managed to get more accurate colors than even the HTC One, a phone with a brilliant screen. The problem with the HTC One seems to be that HTC itself is doing image and color processing trying to make it stand out, but in reality ends up with skewed colors. Moreover, the One does not provide an option to turn all this processing off.

Sony’s Xperia Z on the other hand disappoints first and foremost with poor viewing angles as the picture quality degrades noticeably at even 30 degrees. Colors are also off the mark with the Bravia Engine turned on, but at least here there is an option to turn it off.

Overall, the strength of the Ascend D2 comes from Huawei’s Apple-like approach with no additional color processing. Putting the two screens side by side shows a surprising similarity as both are extremely well calibrated and show accurate colors. The images below serve as an illustration to all of this, take a look, you might be surprised.


source: DisplayMate

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18 Comments

1. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

This is EXACTLY how a growing company can build a loyal base, offering the best in the business. Unfortunately Huawei's home grown chips are too slow. An Ascend D3 with SD800 would be interesting.

14. icyrock1

Posts: 307; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

I don't much like there take on android with there UI either.

2. theminolaboy

Posts: 128; Member since: May 18, 2013

After Richard Yu's comment about buying Nokia, I feel like Huawei phone's are just a piece of trash.

16. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

That's pretty much what they said about Samsung when Nokia, Motorola and BB were the top three OEMs about 10-15 years ago, also when HTC was just a blip making Windows Mobile, then look what happened. The tide is slowly changing.

17. theminolaboy

Posts: 128; Member since: May 18, 2013

Huawei's situation is a lot different from BB, Motorola and Nokia. Nokia being a century old is a true pioneer, Motorola being a japanese company is undeniably a true innovator and a pioneer for decades as well, BB, even they are currently struggling has a lot to offer with regards to the security of their OS, HTC, well, I'll just mention HTC One and HTC Butterfly. Huawei? Meh. They cannot even enter the american market.

3. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

BTW the Galaxy S4 got an A overall score which outdoes the One and Xperia Z and matches the iPhone 5 and D2.

5. Victor.H

Posts: 1062; Member since: May 27, 2011

That is true, the iPhone 5 and the SGS4 both got excellent scores, but they are not in this comparison because the former is not a 1080p screen and the latter uses an AMOLED display.

6. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

This, but if by any chance you guys wanna compile results, here are the comparable S4 scores: http://www.displaymate.com/Galaxy_S4_ShootOut_1.htm

13. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

So from reading through it. It's essentially Samsung amoled vs Samsung pls vs lg

4. KINGJUAN27

Posts: 210; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

But it's obviously the ugliest hardware design of the three. LOL. :D

7. rantao333

Posts: 346; Member since: May 21, 2013

impressive display

8. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

lol look at sony :D

9. vincelongman

Posts: 5695; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Hopefully Sony's new triluminos display technology improves their displays

10. jaychildz

Posts: 144; Member since: May 31, 2013

Don't let this crap sway you away from what you want, WTF is a hawiei or however you spell it.

11. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

its *Huawei. Atleast read the title before commenting your shiitt...

12. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

It's in the title... You couldn't bother to read the article before commenting?

15. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Don't even bother, ignorant children will never learn and refuse to learn anything other than thier established brands, too much fox news brainwashing.

18. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I wonder if the Active's LCD screen is as accurate as the amoled display.

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