Nokia Lumia 900 comes with the lowest reflectance of any mobile screen, helping outdoor visibility

Nokia Lumia 900 comes with the lowest reflectance of any mobile screen, helping outdoor visibility
Not that we needed much proof how good Nokia's ClearBlack screen technology is after looking at its results, but now the pros from DisplayMate are dressing our impression into cold hard numbers.

It turns out that the Nokia Lumia 900's OLED display with the ClearBlack layer has "the lowest screen reflectance of any mobile device I've ever measured", says Dr Raymond Soneira. 

The reason this is important is that outdoor visibility under direct sunlight, for example, has only two variables going for it - screen brightness and reflectance ratio. You can have comparatively dim screens, like the ones on the Galaxy S and S II, and yet their very low reflectance allows you to see the screen perfectly well in broad daylight. On the contrary - if the display behaves like a mirror outside, you can pump up the brightness to the max, and will still be unable to see much.

The handset clocks in the breathtaking 4.4% reflectance ratio, which is the lowest we've heard about as well, with the low numbers all being AMOLED displays.Dr Soneira found that the Lumia 900's OLED screen reflectance ratio is 40% lower than that of the LCD one on the new iPad's Retina Display.

source: CNET

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Lumia 900
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 APQ8055, Single core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 1830 mAh(8h 3G talk time)

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22 Comments

1. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

What a technology, PA please post news like this & not any forecast from others.

5. phonton

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 27, 2011

I agree and I was about to say what you told right here :D

11. IPHONE.

Posts: 16; Member since: Apr 03, 2012

Outdated tech!

12. phonton

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 27, 2011

Sorry! but atleast its not as faulty as " " . Period

14. JSern

Posts: 282; Member since: May 22, 2011

Retina is dead

17. Henrik

Posts: 141; Member since: Feb 18, 2012

I miss you over at Engadget. The Android troll-fest there is through the roof now. The review of Lumia 900 got them all up in flames demanding death and "justice" for a product they were never even going to use. So f-ing sad they are. Can't let anyone be happy with their purchase.

21. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

said guy who has a nick "iphone" get outta here!

2. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

is this only for 900? im planning to get 710.

3. ChiX017

Posts: 308; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

i don't think the 710 has ClearBlack technology

6. stipe

Posts: 33; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

22. ChiX017

Posts: 308; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

my bad then

16. akmaintu

Posts: 42; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

yes 710 have clear black display

7. stipe

Posts: 33; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

8. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

thanks

9. stipe

Posts: 33; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

It is the clear black technology on a LCD screen .

4. droiddomination

Posts: 203; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

ordered mine yesterday in black! cant wait to get this phone..so frikin awesome and extremely smooth...now if they can just get some apps...i am also concerned about the nokia maps and navigation as i rely heavily on google nav on my android phone. if this is a go, i think i am all in and done with keeping up with the android jone's for two years....double core, quad core, Christmas mega core...when does it stop ...really....? i am actually cell phoned out..and just want one awesome device that can do it all, be it all, smoothly, efficiently, while still looking impressive and cutting edge..lumia 900 here i come!!!

10. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

Dont worry mate, Nokia drive is the best solution for turn by turn navigation on a mobile phone right now, it can also be used while offline. If you are in the middle of nowhere with no signal, you will still be able to use the nokia drive app.

13. JSern

Posts: 282; Member since: May 22, 2011

All the negative votes above me, are probably haters, with no voices

15. IPHONE.

Posts: 16; Member since: Apr 03, 2012

Nokia is dieing. dead. they was rescued by microsoft. MOKIA EFLOP....

18. droiddomination

Posts: 203; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

no actually, jobby jobs is DEAD! and so will Iturd once the current money hungry ceo whores out your precious brand to every carrier and cheapens the name, then moronic sheep like yourself will graze elsewhere looking for a new sheppard! what a loser you are! i mean, iloser. can i patent that?

19. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

yeah your right since passing of jobs I can't re-call new products from apple but only improved versions of their current product lines

20. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

APPLE IS GOING DOWN =D

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