Xperia Z2 and Note 3 screens get compared on video, guess which one looks more vivid

Xperia Z2 and Note 3 screens get compared on video, guess which one looks more vivid
The Xperia Z2 is unlike the other Zs in Sony's flagship lineup, as it sports an IPS-LCD display, instead of the subpar twisted nematic (TN) LCD tech of its predecessors. Bad viewing angles, and washed out colors, are the most common complaints in the Xperia Z and Z1 reviews, and Sony has remedied the situation with the excellent panel on the Z2.

We say excellent not because Sony lists posh-sounding display technologies used for it, like Triluminos, Live Color LED, or X-Reality for mobile, for example. After all, Triluminos, X-Reality, and Mobile BRAVIA Engine, are cited for the screen of the Z1, too, and it still remains a poor mobile screen, despite the 1080p resolution.

The Xperia Z2 display, however, got briefly tested at the MWC expo, and turned out to sport accurately rendered colors. Just as promised with the Triluminos technology, it also covers a color gamut that is larger than the standard RGB, approaching the levels achieved with Samsung's Super AMOLED displays. As you can see in the video below, the screen of the Xperia Z2 actually looks more vivid than the OLED display of the Note 3. The video narration is not in English, though, so we can't tell which screen mode is used on the Note 3 here, as these range from the flashy Dynamic regime, to the more toned-down Movie mode.

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Xperia Z2
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3200 mAh(19h 3G talk time)
Galaxy Note 3
  • Display 5.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 3200 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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128 Comments

1. jael206

Posts: 147; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

My next contract phone.. Yowzah!

6. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

will probably be the Z3 (september 2014)

9. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Still waiting for the ZL successor

128. Ahmadovich

Posts: 43; Member since: Mar 16, 2014

You're gonna wait some time. :]

73. Kuroki

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

not yet for me . Samsung's super amoled display looks washed-out beside the z2. LOL i still love my XZ. bring it on 2015! :)

96. aburdhew

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 17, 2014

my tests with the same pic shows differet result the problem this is my first post & i can't post links until i pass 7 days after registeration to prove that but i discovered solution to fix that original pic lovely0smile.com/2013/mix/02/Contest-Sony-World-Ph​oto-2013-03.jpg my tests m5zn.com/image.php?img=15243285.jpg m5zn.com/image.php?img=15243284.jpg m5zn.com/image.php?img=15243283.jpg

123. diegotran

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Same with me! Still love my XZ and will wait for XZ3 in this Sept :)

81. cheetah2k

Posts: 2271; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Vivid? looks way way over saturated to me.... Amoled still wins

84. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I think photo #3 was super over saturated on the Z2 but beat the Note 3 in photo #2. There's no way to see the color accuracy of a picture without a reference photo.

97. aburdhew

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 17, 2014

my tests with the same pic shows differet result the problem this is my first post & i can't post links until i pass 7 days after registeration to prove that but i discovered solution to fix that original pic lovely0smile.com/2013/mix/02/Contest-Sony-World-Ph​oto-2013-03.jpg my tests m5zn.com/image.php?img=15243285.jpg m5zn.com/image.php?img=15243284.jpg m5zn.com/image.php?img=15243283.jpg

113. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

If it is saturated, it will create yellowish tint on it. But sony maintains a cool effect on it so its vivid!! Compare to Amoled even the skin tone is super yellowish compare to natural skin tone on Triluminus

91. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Z2 have much more colors display. Wish I could trade my Z1 for the Z2

102. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Like I have said many, many times before... If the Sony Xperia Z2 comes out for Verizon Wireless here in the U.S. it will be my wife's phone for sure. Myself I am waiting for the Google Nexus 6 & the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. IMAGINE the Google Nexus 6 OR the Note 4 being waterproof. My mind is going crazy thinking about this...

2. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Great to see Sony finally getting their displays and speakers right. Hope they carry on doing the same with their other midrangers...

16. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

I think every manufacturers should use at least IPS LCD even for the low end phones.

21. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Is S-LCD cheaper than IPS-LCD? Because I used to own a HTC One V, and the screen was magnificent

60. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

If I'm not mistaken the S-LCD is the eighth generation panels based on PVA technology which is produced by Sony or Samsung. But I don't know if the S-LCD is cheaper than the IPS LCD or not.

68. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

ips is cheaper

46. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Yeah for example the Moto G...

61. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

IPS is more expensive than traditional LCD's thats why you wont see it in low end phones, besides few exceptions like moto g.

63. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

LOL! Many cheap chinese smartphones are also use IPS display, a good example is Lenovo.

3. AnukulVcool unregistered

viewing angles better than amoled :o , a good solid shock !

62. eq5555

Posts: 64; Member since: Dec 03, 2013

S5 have much better screen than the note3 (brighter, better viewing angles, better antiglare) hi-tech.imgsmail.ru/hitech_img/source/cf/dc/746f7c​​86490ffdb8e93c035d5e62.jpg but not in this case In Z2 just expanded color range that note3 in movie mode is disabled

82. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Really?? http://abload.de/img/reallygeulz.pnghttp://abload.de/img/001f2urx.pnghttp://abload.de/img/002zhuw1.png The GN3 is further from the camera, hence the angle is more compared to XZ2. Yet the display looks clearly cleaner and much better contrast than XZ2. Even though the GN3 is at disadvantage due to higher angular view, yet it is better than XZ2. The test itself is flawed as one should test both devices at same viewing angle to judge degradation in nit with angular deviation.

95. aburdhew

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 17, 2014

my tests with the same pic shows differet result the problem this is my first post & i can't post links until i pass 7 days after registeration to prove that but i discovered solution to fix that original pic lovely0smile.com/2013/mix/02/Contest-Sony-World-Ph​oto-2013-03.jpg my tests m5zn.com/image.php?img=15243285.jpg m5zn.com/image.php?img=15243284.jpg m5zn.com/image.php?img=15243283.jpg

100. AnukulVcool unregistered

well uhh , that's not called a viewing angle problem but a camera focus problem, note 3 was in focus hence looking clearer

4. Ishmeet

Posts: 111; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

SONY is really stepping up their game. They have designed awesome products recently and really listened to consumers. They really make me wanna switch quick, only if I could.

8. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

If it beats amazing amoled displays i will consider buying Z2. Though i bet it wont beat the zero blacks and superior viewing angles(amoled brightness is not affected even at extreme angles).

98. aburdhew

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 17, 2014

my tests with the same pic shows differet result the problem this is my first post & i can't post links until i pass 7 days after registeration to prove that but i discovered solution to fix that original pic lovely0smile.com/2013/mix/02/Contest-Sony-World-Ph​​oto-2013-03.jpg my tests m5zn.com/image.php?img=15243285.jpg m5zn.com/image.php?img=15243284.jpg m5zn.com/image.php?img=15243283.jpg

112. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

would you please stop posting the same thing every where??

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