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> In reply to stalker @ 2011-02-23 05:28 from vj1k - click to readsurprisingly, i agree.

i like all the new technology these companies r coming up with, but i hv always liked a few phones not for their specs but for their innovation. the o3d is an innovative phone and its about time i replace my phone, which is y im looking at this phone rather than all the others, which hv the same design, similar specs (dual core cpu, lots of ram, hi res screen...). i hv had many phones but only bcos they came with the contract.

my favorite phone of all time is the neonode n2 (also have n1m). yes, i know pretty much nobody has ever heard of this company that went bankrupt and the specs r terrible. it has 64mb ram, 176x220 resolution for a 2" screen, no edge or 3g, no email, no wifi, v limited 3rd party apps (less than 20 or so), no rom (its stored on the sd card), u get the idea... but i didnt choose it for its specs. i chose it bcos it was very innovative and unique. here is a list of innovations by neonode:
- first touchscreen phone to recognize gestures on a touchscreen. so they had flick finger to scroll thru menu before any1 else.
- first to hv slide to unlock, which somehow became popular. i think another company also uses this. but i forget the name of the company. i think it begins with an "a"...
- first to automatically adjust screen brightness based on input from the surrounding rather than time. interestingly, it doesnt hv an ambient light sensor (didnt exist in phones at the time), but it can still do this thanks to the lasers it uses from its touchscreen.
- first to provide haptic feedback on a touchscreen.
- first to support sdhc card up to 32gb (as far as i am aware)
- first and still only phone company to hv used optical touchscreen (which i think is the best type of touchscreen)


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  • 2011-02-23 21:52
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> In reply to Mobilemaster @ 2011-02-22 22:14 from LaxY - click to read"You talked about the lifetime of Samoled, or about the Nova display?"
--> s amoled, around 5 yrs with 8 hrs use each day, or 14 000 hrs. this is mostly due to the blue color luminance fading. lcds (which is what the lg black uses) can last from somewhere between 25 000 to 40 000 hrs.

"Are you sure about this?"
--> well its an average based on historical evidence. there r some oled displays which can achieve 62 000 hrs for the blue, but these hv not been mass produced yet.

"the Samoled Plus is weaker than the Nova display or not?"
--> well there is a comparison here (its a shame gsmarena doesnt hv 1):
(keep in mind that the site is called oled display, so there is some bias)

the advantages of nova
- nova is brighter than s amoled +
- nova displays white better
- doesnt hv a slight blue tint (the website doesnt show this well bcos its hard to notice with purple lights in the background) as a result, i think nova has more accurate color reproduction (except black), but consumers dont always care about accurate color reproduction. they usually want more vibrant/vivid colors even if its not accurate.
- more dpi, so sharper text
- longer lifetime (but doesnt apply to u)

the advantages of s amoled +
- deeper blacks
- better viewing angles from side to side
- faster response time (but this really doesnt matter that much. both technologies hv a response time faster than the human reaction time.)

if i had to choose a between lg black and samsung sgs2 based on all things considered (specs including the screen, design...) i wud choose the sgs2. sgs2 has much better specs and both hv an identical design. both screens hv their advantages, but before both come out and i can compare them myself, i cant tell for sure which has the better screen.

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  • 2011-02-23 21:04
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> In reply to Mobilemaster @ 2011-02-23 17:37 from La5U - click to readI think it's much "weaker" to see the burnt in status bar or the "battery full" message when surfing the web or playing angry birds, but each to his own.


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  • 2011-02-23 17:43
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> In reply to yeahsure @ 2011-02-23 13:13 from TnXV - click to readIt't hard to believe, because in comparison with the NEW Nova display it is very good! The Retina display is weaker, I saw the images...

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  • 2011-02-23 17:37
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its a great phone....
hands off to lg for THE WORLDS FIRST 3D PHONE..
but still i wont buy it...
you wanna know why?

1) its not perfect for me...i mean 3d part is great but galaxy s-2 has usb on the go...that means i can just connect my pendrive to my phone directly without the need of a pc anymore (just like n8)
neither will i buy galaxy s-2 as it does not have a 3d view...;)

2) THE MOST IMPORTAND ONE- by the end of this year, tegra 3 phones will be in market...
let me make clear that optimus 2x uses tegra 2 and and i am here talking about tegra 3...
these tegra 3 phones will pack a quad core processors....
so why go with dual core when quad core is just about to hit the market...:)

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  • 2011-02-23 16:12
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> In reply to Mobilemaster @ 2011-02-22 22:14 from LaxY - click to readAMOLED is still in its infancy. Do yourself a favor and search for reports of burn-in with the Samsung Wave or Galaxy S, both super AMOLED phones, before considering the S II. The pixels age WAY too fast even for normal use.

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  • 2011-02-23 13:13
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> In reply to husu @ 2011-02-20 10:22 from TnXU - click to readTo answer my own question: pocket lint LOVES the 2D performance:

"But in adding 3D to the phone, LG haven't sacrificed the 2D experience. The screen is STUNNING IN 2D, GIVING DEVICES LIKE the Sony Ericsson Arc or THE SAMSUNG GALAXY S II A RUN FOR THEIR MONEY. That's a big factor and should go some way to allaying fears that this is 3D for 3D's sake. In fact you could go about using the Optimus 3D WITHOUT EVER USING THE 3D ASPECT AT ALL."

(used caps to emphasize the important parts)

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  • 2011-02-23 12:34
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> In reply to stalker @ 2011-02-23 05:28 from vj1k - click to readI am not so rich, but I use my mind to gain money! :) Now I use a Samsung Omnia HD. :X

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  • 2011-02-23 10:25
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> In reply to janny @ 2011-02-22 02:33 from t5UZ - click to readhi pare.. please take a look at this 2 links:



i think this super mobile has MULTI-TOUCH SCREEN! haha

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  • 2011-02-23 07:53
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> In reply to Mobilemaster @ 2011-02-22 22:14 from LaxY - click to readwow! Changing your phone every 3 years or less? You are very rich man!
Im contented with my nokia n70 classic. Been using this for 5 years without encountering any problem, the unit is intact. Its just perfect for me though it has no wifi. And replacing this with whichever high end smartphone is yet to cross my mind.
I know how to value my hard-earned money.
And having the best phone in the world doesn't change who you are.
Do you agree with me guys? ^_^

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  • 2011-02-23 05:28
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> In reply to janny @ 2011-02-22 02:33 from t5UZ - click to readi just had my hands on 2x and it has multi touch (10 input max) now im sure even 3d will have the same . LG IS GOING GREAT FOR 2011

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  • 2011-02-23 05:08
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LG 3D, LG 2X, Moto Atrix or Galaxy S ll. I don't care anymore. Just want a dual-core proc Android phone.

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  • 2011-02-23 00:41
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> In reply to pH1 @ 2011-02-22 20:38 from xKwx - click to readGsmarena should make a comparison between Samoled + and Nova display. :)

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  • 2011-02-22 22:16
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> In reply to pH1 @ 2011-02-22 20:38 from xKwx - click to readYou talked about the lifetime of Samoled, or about the Nova display? Or both have the same 5 years of lifetime? Are you sure about this? By the way I will NEVER use a phone more than 3 years. I had more than 4 phones on the past, and I changed them almost every year. :D What do you think, the Samoled Plus is weaker than the Nova display or not? You talked about the Samoled screen, and NOT about the Samoled+...

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  • 2011-02-22 22:14
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> In reply to Mobilemaster @ 2011-02-22 14:55 from LaxY - click to readyes the nova screen is great. gsmarena has a few comparisons of that with the retina display and s amoled:

u can c that the nova has the best view angles and sometimes better display. the samsung s amoled display might hv a blue tint and if u zoom in on 1 of the pictures u can c that the blue displayed is greater than the display of the other colors. so while the nova displays white better, it displays blacks worse than the s amoled. nova is also brighter than s amoled. if i had to choose between these 2 phone i wud pick lg black. also what is often not mentioned is that the materials used in amoled degrade over time. i think there was a test that determined the lifetime is around 5 yrs at 8 hrs a day. however, its degradation is split over that time range. even tho u r likely to replace ur phone before the lifetime of the display, the display is constantly degrading. so when u do decide to replace ur phone, the display will be worse. the degree of degradation depends on the manufacturer. interestingly, the material used for the blue light degrades a lot faster than the material used for the other colors of light. i think samsung compensated for this in the picture in the link i posted above. either way, the amount of blue displayed is going to change over time. also the sub pixels r different sizes to account for the degradation of blue. another fact thats not mentioned is how efficient amoled is really compared to lcd. at displaying a mostly black image, its a lot more efficient. at displaying most images its still more efficient. however, u dont spend all day looking at photos on ur phone. oled uses 3x more power when displaying something that is mostly white. such as many web pages, or folders. the more white, the less efficient. so battery life can range a lot depending on what u view on the phone. whereas, others have a more consistent battery life. then there is the issue of burn in. over time, some pixels can display less intense light. so there cud be brightness patches over the screen. and of course, u know that oled isnt good in sunlight. nova is probably a lot better. but also, uv light (from the sun) damages oled displays. phone company might (or might not) put another layer in the screen. this layer wud be to block the uv light and as we know, more layers is usually bad. remember most resistive touchscreens?

as for the o3d, the screen is only really good when ur in 3d mode. if u switch it to 2d mode its just like a regular screen. however, if i could choose any phone but based only on it screen, i wud still choose o3d. i think 3d is more of a leap forward in technology than amoled which has existed for a while now, but still has a few issues (which is why samsung keep adding prefixes and suffixes to amoled). the 3d screen is great bcos its gives more realistic appearance to images. also u can hv content that u can only view on this phone such as youtube 3d.

some ppl might say the 3d thing is a gimmick. but if u look at the list of features that were once gimmicks, u might reconsider calling 3d a gimmick. list: cameras (then arguments over megapixel count and quality), flash for camera, touchscreen (even the argument between resistive and capacitive), accelerometer (and maybe even the gyro sensor), 3rd party apps, 4g, and display color (65k vs 16mil arguments)... these were all considered gimmicks (at least where i am).

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  • 2011-02-22 20:38
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> In reply to janny @ 2011-02-22 02:33 from t5UZ - click to readit has multi-touch of course!

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  • 2011-02-22 19:35
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the dual cameras r for getting the 3d effect............both cameras capture at the same time putting forward the 3d effect.................

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  • 2011-02-22 19:22
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> In reply to bobby20 @ 2011-02-22 14:24 from ut3u - click to readAfter having the SGS for a few months, I would jump ship into something more superior like this phone. The O3D's CPU and RAM is much faster the the ones found on the SGS 2.

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  • 2011-02-22 17:55
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> In reply to pakJOE @ 2011-02-21 11:02 from uSSx - click to readDual camera is for taking 3d images.

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  • 2011-02-22 17:46
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Looks awesome

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  • 2011-02-22 17:25
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