Tests show the Nokia Lumia 920's refresh rate 5.4x faster than iPhone 5
posted by Michael H. / Dec 16, 2012, 10:01 PM
The testing was done by MikroPC and used the Lagomin response time test to compare screen refresh rates for the Nokia Lumia 920, Apple iPhone 5, and Samsung Galaxy S III. The explanation of the test is a bit tough to convey, because the original page is in Finnish (and it should be noted that there's always a chance that the test could be skewed towards the home team, aka the Nokia, but the test seems reliable). Basically, there is an image put on the screen, then changed, and the "ghost bars" are measured to determine the refresh rate (fewer bars means faster refresh).
The tests also showed that the Lumia and the Galaxy S III didn't always draw everything correctly. The iPhone 5 had no dropped pixels, but the Lumia ranged between 0 and 5% dropped pixels, and the Galaxy S III between 10 and 30%. In the end the Lumia 920 had 0.59 “ghost bars”, while the Galaxy S III had 1.4,1 and the iPhone 5 came in well behind at 3.15. That makes the Lumia 920 display 2.4x faster than the Galaxy S III, and 5.4x faster than the iPhone 5.
Ultimately, the differences aren't all that big, but could be noticeable in the right circumstances.
thanks to Faisal for the tip!
Nice refresh rate Nokia :)
posted on Dec 16, 2012, 10:05 PM 25
"The explanation of the test is a bit tough to convey, because the original page is in Finnish (and it should be noted that there's always a chance that the test could be skewed towards the home team, aka the Nokia, but the test seems reliable)." As long as it's convey me enough it's faster compared to most, that's enough for me... Please stop bashing PA LOL
posted on Dec 16, 2012, 10:14 PM 11
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(and it should be noted that there's always a chance that the test could be skewed towards the home team, aka the Nokia, but the test seems reliable) wow. that's not just good saying such thing. If anything else, lumia 920 has the best display on the market as of now. Exception of "pixel density".
posted on Dec 16, 2012, 10:07 PM 10
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Nokia = perfection
posted on Dec 16, 2012, 10:12 PM 16
Nokia + Android = Perfection
posted on Dec 16, 2012, 10:38 PM 12
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If Nokis deals with Android the other companies wont sell phones hhh most of the people loves nokia and most of them go and buy other phones cuz it has android (including me im the biggest nokia fan in the world but I went two weeks ago and bought Note2)
posted on Dec 17, 2012, 3:17 PM 1
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Nokia + Android = perfection Nokia + Windows = perfection Nokia + Symbian = perfection Nokia + Meego = perfection Nokia is the best and greatest phone's manufacturer. By the way, I have Galaxy S3 because I like Android, but I could not find any quality as great as Nokia's.
posted on Dec 17, 2012, 1:47 AM 11
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dude come on... i dont get it! what kind of phone do u want that would satisfy ur QUALITY needs?? phone made out of TITANIUM or IRON??? S3 is made out of High quality plastic so as to lower the weight! i own S3 and my bro has iPhone 5. and guess what i personally feel iPhone is way too light! but again its made out of Aluminum. u people have no respect for gadgets! i love samsung for its products! not saying Nokia is bad, nokia is great! but its NOT PERFECT! hell, its not at all better than samsung!
posted on Dec 17, 2012, 6:32 AM 0
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Manufacturers shouldn't even weigh their phones. Do those 30 gr less of the iPhone really matter. The first time I switched from an old phone to a smartphone, I picked up the smartphone and almost dropped it, because of it's lightness. 2 days later, it felt as heavy as the old phone. Weight should matter on tablets because they're a lot bigger and heavier, when you hold them for a long time your hands hurt. You can hold your phone for as long as you want, and it wont hurt (except for phablets)
posted on Dec 17, 2012, 8:49 AM 2
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If S3 is your first phone or you paid very much money and you want to feel good about your choice, than Samsung is a good phone. If you would have owned at least a HTC (let alone a Blackberry, Ericsson or Nokia), you would have agreed S3 is a piece of crap when it comes to build quality. I don't have a iP 5 and never saw it but I can say 4S is a beautiful built phone; other than ios vs. android - which is a matter of preference - I would have no hesitation in choosing Apple's "glass" device over Samsungs plastic.
posted on Dec 17, 2012, 12:01 PM 1
I saw some reviews on Youtube and was very impressed with Lumia 920 screen, the camera is top notch, the build quality is great. But Lumia is hampered by an inferior OS and late release (MS fault, not Nokia's). Had L920 been released at the same time as GS3 I think 920 could've been a serious competitor to GS3.
posted on Dec 16, 2012, 10:51 PM 1
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"but could be noticeable in the right circumstances." Michael, could you give an example of the right circumstances? What immediately occurs is possibly watching videos, but I would be interested in your take.
posted on Dec 16, 2012, 11:11 PM 1
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When scrolling, the display and text/image flow looks more crisp and smooth, with a lot less chaos. That's it. But I would like this gimmic more than the retina display gimmic.
posted on Dec 16, 2012, 11:25 PM 3
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