And by that title I don’t mean which tans better of course – rather, which device has a better screen when you’re in the sunlight! Is the Google Nexus One AMOLED, or the Motorola Droid (Milestone) TFT LCD? I think you may be able to guess the answer, but let’s read on ….
The Google Nexus is rocking a 3.7″ AMOLED bad-boy of a screen, whilst as we said, the Motorola Droid is packing the TFT – interestingly, they are both the same size. Check out this video of the comparison, brought to our attention by my buddy Ron over at oled-info.com:
Short summary, for those with ADD:
- The AMOLED is brighter than the Droid, and behaves better at Sunlight
- In normal conditions, the Nexus one has much more vivid colors.
- When viewing photos or videos, the AMOLED has much better colors.
- The reviewer complains that he ‘sees individual pixels’ on the AMOLED – and this does not happen on the LCD (I’m not sure what he means). He says that sometimes the LCD’s image is more ‘crisp’
- Overall the AMOLED is much better than the LCD
Not unlike what we’d be expecting, but, I will say that the performance of screens, irrespective of technology, does seem to vary wildly between devices. This of course can be down to a mixture of hardware and software. Whilst I’ve always liked the iPhone screen for example, I remember being a bit stunned when I turned on the HTC Hero some time back, and saw just how sharp and alive the images on-screen looked!
That sparks an interesting question – which device (that you’ve either owned, or played with) do YOU think has the best quality?