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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-09-24 16:23 from Kg{9 - click to readYes, the LG LCD screen is much BRIGHTER - and better calibrated - then the mentioned Samsung S3 and Note (I) AMOLEDS, which currently are not at all the best AMOLEDS available.

The fact that you noticed that the 750 cd/m2 Optimus 4X looks brighter than the 330 CD/m2 Galaxy S3, is not particularly impressive.
Twice the possible brightness really helps on that, too bad it has nothing to do with resolution, even though the LG also has better ppi as well with it's smaller screen. The two devices are also completely differently calibrated. LG is fairly properly calibrated, and Samsung is never properly calibrated. But primarely it's the weakly lit S3 which will only do well under moderat lighting contitions which fails it. Actually I think the S3 is one of the absolute weakest lit screens Samsung has ever out in a phone, and I don't relly get why - apart from saving money of course.

Note II has 478cd/m2 in additon to better sub-pixel distance and sppi. Importance of (s)ppi decreases by the size of each (sub) pixel, in eithe technology, but pentile SAMOLED has a benefit over LCD here.

The RAZR i, as an example, has almost 497 cd/m2 brightness, same as most LCDs and even brighter than note II. Not as good resolution, though it's a mid range device with smaller screen as well. It's main weakness is color orange and single withe lines, not when more than one.

Note vs note II, pixel size and distance is better in note II and not to mention that brightness has naturally improved along with the reduced pixel distance and higher subpixel count. The original note could have had far larger sub pixels, and not all that wasted space between each sub pixel, which also made it more dim than it could have been.

And again, that (original note) AMOLED screen is no more similar to the SAMOLED in the RAZR HD, than the LG Optimus G LCD is to the one in Sony's Tablet S.

A close friend of mine works in a cellphone store, and I get to demo test just about all new phones and tablets they get them.

LCD is - unfortunately - still a slow technology and dying in most of it's areas. Making them fatter to try and squeeze in backlighting LEDs hasn't helped much either. For proper blacks, contrast and panel responsivness, (S)AMOLED is a must.

Of course a large sub pixeled, low sub pixel spaced non-pentile amoled is what's desired on -especially on larger screens -, and the smaller the pixel distance - the better. Most pentile SAMOLEDs with high ppi outshines LCDs of same size and ppi by far on sub 5" devices. Not that there are so many of them. Just as most low ppi LCDs outshine similar sized samoleds with same ppi. Due to the difference in space between each (sub) pixel. Neither technology is the better one in all areas. On tablets I still prefer IPS panels.

However, just as AMOLEDS (pentile or not) can have very small sub pixels and thereby larger spaces between each pixel, so are there examples of LCD panels with small pixels and too large pixel distance giving the same visible grid effect as a pentile, only on all colors - not just single line whites and a few more.

Not all SAMOLEDs are the same and not all LCDs are the same. Both technologies can have too small (sub) pixels with too large distance between them making a bad, visible grid effects. LCDs have usually been more bright, but the new gen SAMOLEDs (apart from the one in S3) are showing the same brightness.

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  • 2012-09-28 10:01
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I like motorola phones, I've used many of them.
But...
They are expensiver than comptetitors, difference almost 150 eur.
Even expensive with a mobile subscription...
Motorola need to lower its phones prices.

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  • 2012-09-28 05:52
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> In reply to Marco @ 2012-09-27 15:44 from 5i4e - click to readSome typos, 720p* being one of them :)

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  • 2012-09-27 15:46
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-09-24 16:26 from Kg{9 - click to readNO, you have not seen this SAMOLED screen with this ppi. The note II is a completely different device, with a different screen and screen size. Same resolution on a MUCH LARGER display! Use your head! It's not at all comparable. The closest you will get is the S3 which still isnt' the same screen. Not the same pixel size.

You clearly don't understand how different sizes of pixels and subpixels work. Two screens - regardless of pen-til or non-pentile - with same size and resolution can still have different sizes on the pixels and thereby the one with the smallest pixels will have more space between each pixel making black lines visible.

Why do you think that at approx 3 meters veiwing distance the human eye is incapable of differing between 710p and 1080p on a 50" screen? Our eyes simply can't separate the details, it's all about density, pixel size and veiwing distance.

It's not about your eyes or mine, it's about human limitations.

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  • 2012-09-27 15:44
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I like the battery more, @last a smartphone that u wont have to charge everyday. Good built quality, good processors and storage and it looks good.

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  • 2012-09-26 22:36
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> In reply to Aquero @ 2012-09-26 13:18 from Mygw - click to readI saw in one site that this IS AVAILABLE but only to BRAZIL, by CLARO company...

but i am also waiting for this phone...

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  • 2012-09-26 14:03
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Here it shows as available, but I couldnt find it listed in any of the retailers.

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  • 2012-09-26 13:18
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What an amazing piece of technology , and also let's not forget to admire the build quality . Simlpy amazing .

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  • 2012-09-26 13:15
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just plain impressed by the build quality of this phone its made with Kevlar for gods sake , haha doesn't get any better than that

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  • 2012-09-26 04:39
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does anyone know if there's a promised update support ?

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  • 2012-09-26 04:29
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Hei when will you review this phone!! ??

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  • 2012-09-26 01:20
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Hey reviewers, please bring a comparision between RazrHd, XperiaT and Iphone 5 in details.

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  • 2012-09-26 00:41
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http://www.gsmarena.com/motoro...886-4867.php

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  • 2012-09-25 22:28
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please tell us when will be the beast be unleashed!? hehe.. great specs. I can live with this new phone for decades. hopefully they've made a compact 4.7 edge 2 edge unit with this one. but nonetheless this is a great phone for me..

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  • 2012-09-25 14:13
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> In reply to Marco @ 2012-09-24 14:09 from 5i4e - click to readthanks for that info, i am now very eager to have my razr hd soon.

to the spammers - go to a different room

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  • 2012-09-25 04:33
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> In reply to Marco @ 2012-09-24 14:12 from 5i4e - click to readOnly YOUR eyes. We who have used HD AMOLED phones can see it, and so say all the Note II reviewers as well.

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  • 2012-09-24 16:26
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> In reply to Marco @ 2012-09-24 14:09 from 5i4e - click to readThen tell us why the Note II is such a huge improvement over the old NOte? Because of teh new matrix, its a fact that everyone can immediately see that NOte II is way better, sharper and clearer, even the review on this site says it. And hold an Optimus 4X beside a S3, isnt the Optimus much clearer??? Everyone can see it, its so obvious.

I have used Note and other AMOLED HD phones, you have not i think.

You are talking about ONE pixel, but on Pentile one pixel is 1px and 2/3 wide, thats 1.66 pixels. And u cannot see it? then dont get a HD phone, and get your facts straight

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  • 2012-09-24 16:23
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> In reply to tyagaraja @ 2012-09-23 10:52 from utkH - click to readThat would be understandable if the had qHD-res on it's 4.7" display, however it doesn't, and you can't see any trace of it's pentile matrix on that resolution over that screen area. Our eyes are incapable of separating the pixels at this density.

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  • 2012-09-24 14:12
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-09-23 19:22 from vaN} - click to readGet your facts straight before you come spamming here. What you once had makes no difference, it's not the same screnn, not size nor resolutione.

"I once had a plasma that didn't have good enough blacks, so obviously nothing can have changed right?" Wrong.

You can not see any pixelation with this high ppi, pentile or non-pentile. Pentile sucks at low ppi, but space pattern is not visible at high ppi, the pixels are too small for the human eye to observe separately at normal - and very close - viewing distance.

And when it comes to colors, Samsung and HTC have been great fans of cartoon colors when calibrating their amoleds, Motorola has not. Though they do offer you to boost the colors IF you want to with colorboost on these new models. I don't like the ugly calibrated sammy and HTC displays at all. Not did I like the horrible pentile of the HTC desire, to easy to see the pixel space. Just as badly calibrated as the S2 as well. S3 is horrible too, but not as extreme as the S2 and Desire

The SAMOLED is an advantage with both bright whites - hopefully as bright as the RAZR M (almost 500cd/m2) - and infinite blacks, not gray and washed out as the Xperia.

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  • 2012-09-24 14:09
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> In reply to Marco @ 2012-09-21 15:14 from 5i4e - click to readYes its a simple choice, RAZR HD has AMOLED Pentile display, that rules it out of teh equation. Its too bad really, i like the RAZR HD more than Xperia T and TX, but i already had an AMOLED phone with Pentile before and im not interested in their pixelation, plus the immature cartoon like colors. And who knows, maybe this is like all SGS fones, with a blue tint where it should be white. Even SGS2 ha this so its not connected to Pentile matrix, just another proof of AMOLED being an immature technology.

RAZR HD has many advantages over Xperia T but none as severe as the AMOLED disadvantage. I wish next time i can get a Motorola, maybe if they use the new AMOLED matrix used in Galaxy Note II it will be acceptable. It bugs me that i have to get a Sony, i wish i didnt but pentile is NEVER AGAIN.

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  • 2012-09-23 19:22
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