Just curious, first you rip on people for saying it isn't noticeable to them and than you say "IMO". So is it your opinion or fact that it looks worse?
Just like everything, it is a personal preference. Personally I like the idea of a 720p display, but in practice that Pentile qHD displays don't bother me at all and isn't noticeable to me in everyday usage. I do like sunlight visibility though and that does affect my normal usage.
I tried Bionic and it was worse than expected for daily use. RGBW is just horrid at anything over low brightness settings. RGBG is much more reasonable, but still VERY noticeable at normal view distances and more just equal to 800x480 normal pixel LCDs from a fidelity standpoint at normal distance. Would say flat color rendering is till subpar even on RAZR compared to my OG Droid though. Basically OG Droid is still best display Moto has put out. Droid X and on should have been qHD standard pixel from day ONE as it wasn't much before iPhone 4 and that would have been lower pixel density by a good bit anyhow.
ReZound and I am guessing Galaxy Nexus are really the first Android phones that I am confident have better displays than my OG Droid. Already confirmed the ReZound does, but will have to wait on Galaxy Nexus.
PS - I don't use my phone in extremely bright environments often as I don't find it worth the effort and WILL NOT until there is some variety of reflective display tech such as Pixel Qi or something used in phones.
Last edited by jasaero; 11-21-2011 at 09:06 PM.
Reason: Added PS
I created a thread over in the Razr subform and just saw this one.
Try it for yourself, the Rezound's screen is not even close in clarity to the OG Droid and the 1st Droid X. Go to a store and google "landscapes" in google images. Compare the phones mentioned above and the new displays look horrible when compared to the old. Now the colors are more vibrant/saturated, but blurry in comparison.
Holding out to see if the Nexus is a step forward...or backward like the others.
Here is a water-drop macro image that I took while using the Droid Bionic.
You can clearly see the RGBW PenTile Matrix used by the Bionic.
If anyone has a Droid Razr, or HTC Rezound, you can try the same thing with it to see if it looks any better:
Originally Posted by FAUguy
Here's the same water drop test with the HTC Rezound, it has a standard RGB matrix and all the pixels are the same size:
I now have a Droid Razr to try out, so did the same water-drop macro test with it.
As you can see in the image below, the display uses one row of alternating red and blue pixels, with one smaller row above and below it with just green pixels.
After using all three, it looks to me that the Rezound has the sharpest and cleanest display, followed by the Droid Razr. But the Droid Razr does have more "eye catching" color, due it being Super AMOLED.