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GSMArena Labs: Introducing our sunlight legibility test

17 April, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
GSMArena Labs: Introducing our sunlight legibility test - read the full textUntil now, we've always performed all of our display tests in dark environments in, what's technically, ideal conditions, so that we can measure the full potential of any particular display in the most objective manner possible. And while we believe that test gave a pretty clear picture as to how...


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soooo.... what exactly do the numbers mean? higher is better i assume?

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  • 2012-04-18 04:07
  • Uimt

Wait for sony xperia P with white magic technology and do the test

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  • 2012-04-18 03:58
  • 7qAi

> In reply to TranceMight @ 2012-04-17 21:58 from 3@gM - click to readDid you mind it has ClearBack tech of Nokia ?

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  • 2012-04-18 03:54
  • vNmk

Why nokia 701 (the brightest phone) wasn't there??? Hmmmm.....

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  • 2012-04-18 03:52
  • v0qJ

where is xperia P.... we want to see how white magic technology displays in this test

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  • 2012-04-18 03:49
  • ibh1

The best is palm pre

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  • 2012-04-18 03:41
  • LsXX

surprised the n9 was third best, it doesn't look as good as some of the other phones.

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  • 2012-04-18 03:12
  • wv{%

I see the Samsung slush-fund is paying off again.

Seriously you are going to flat out rig the test (using some random fluro tube) and then lie to us and say OLED is best in sunny outdoor conditions!? And also exclude other devices like LG Black (with special display) and the RIM's with the boosted backlight in your initial tests!?

What a load of bull. I thought you guys had cleaned up your act but this just removes any remaining faith I have in you guys.

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  • 2012-04-18 02:19
  • juGS

Xperia s?

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  • 2012-04-18 02:13
  • vuL8

I think, this is a great idea. keep it up GSM ARENA

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  • 2012-04-18 02:04
  • nFHH

good job! you just hit the bulls eye whit this!!! keep going and do include this test from now on!!! for every thing you test of course.. btw, xperia s, razr maxx??? too many samsung's and htc's...

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  • 2012-04-18 01:58
  • 0kZ@

> In reply to vlad @ 2012-04-17 22:09 from 0UjZ - click to readI agree with you, they did put up Optimus 3D but no Optimus Black with its impressive clear and bright feature or any Nova display device which also eligible to make a test out =(

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  • 2012-04-18 01:58
  • IVyG

More information is always good for those that want it.

I wont really care too much about this info, as much as I will about the reviewers comments when actually using the phone.

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  • 2012-04-18 01:55
  • 7sea

> In reply to usul @ 2012-04-18 00:13 from 8xf8 - click to readHtc one x has better screen overall

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  • 2012-04-18 01:49
  • 4nH7

Ok Gsmarena!! What about Sony xperia s in your test!

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  • 2012-04-18 01:35
  • mxbL

Good work, thanks gsm arena team :)

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  • 2012-04-18 00:55
  • fk2%

under super bright sunlight condition N9 rules the rest

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  • 2012-04-18 00:19
  • ibhY

Nokia Lumia??

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  • 2012-04-18 00:13
  • 8xf8

Galaxy s2 and galaxy note look the best by a long shot, considering getting the note and really impressed at the quality

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  • 2012-04-18 00:04
  • sm%m

It`s a great feature!You should definetly keep doing this to all phones from now on.
I have some suggestions sugestions to make it even better:

1. When making the photos of the screens, place the phones exactly in the same position( you can do this by having 2 line marked on the desk in "L" form so the phones are all in the same place all the time when taking pictures of their screens) and keep the camera fixed in the same position all the time you make the photos. In the photos in this article the phones are clearly in diferent position from the others, and they are not corectly centered in the pictures.

2. Make a comparison tool like the one you have on the phone camera section. This, combined with what i wrote in the 1-st paragraph will make it very easy and professional way to compare different screens so you can see how the glare is different from 2 phones that you are thinking to buy.

3. Include all the test results in the review section of the phones, and also include the battery test in the review!! It is very irritating that when i go to the review of a phone, all the test all not in that same place.
I understand that the battery tests take longer than the review and they are made separate articles but after posting the results, include the test in the phone`s review.Also include a comparison tool to the battery test.

This is why i love GSMarena, you keep bringing new and useful thing to the reviews and the site all the time and you actually listen to our ( the readers) feedback.
Keep up the good work GSMArena !

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  • 2012-04-17 23:48
  • 0Um0

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