uzi.m, 13 Nov 2014Greyscale on all Moto phones is good, even the last year Moto X's greysclace was better than t... moreThe most color accurate mode on the S5 is the Movie/Cinema (depending on language or region) mode. For sRGB that is ("Professional Photo" covers Adobe RGB which leads to oversaturation for sRGB content due to a too wide gamut).
Samsung makes the AMOLED panels for the Nexus 6. I believe the drivers need some serious tweaking for better efficiency, since I doubt the hardware used is that much different (other than a slight size increase) from what Samsung used in the Note 4.
Akira, 13 Nov 2014Not really. The brightness on the Nexus 6 may be lacking, the Note 4 in Auto mode achieves sim... moreGreyscale on all Moto phones is good, even the last year Moto X's greysclace was better than this year's S5 on basic or natural mode. Their problem lies with whoever makes the display panel for them. Either Samsung or LG or whoever is providing em, cause the panels are less efficient than Super AMOLEDS and i dont believe in burn in. I've used AMOLEDS a lot.
uzi.m, 13 Nov 2014I would definitely choose an AMOLED just cause of the beautiful blacks and viewing angles but ... moreNot really. The brightness on the Nexus 6 may be lacking, the Note 4 in Auto mode achieves similar brightness as the iPhone 6 plus (>700 nits). Which combined with the much better contrast gives you great outdoor visibility.
There is no more brightness needed indoors and color accuracy is also at the top of the scale (again similar to or better than the iPhones), plus a better whitebalance calibration to boot.
And that last part is what matters. Calibration. The panels themselves allow for a much wider color gamut to start with. Once Adobe RGB becomes mainstream, these panels are ready, most others are not.
Gorgenapper, 13 Nov 2014AMOLED is crap, it's absolute garbage compared to a good LCD panel. thanks to all who love to... moreI would definitely choose an AMOLED just cause of the beautiful blacks and viewing angles but regarding colour reproduction and brightness they are still behind SLCD3 or even the IPS LCD panel on 2013 Moto G...
Gorgenapper, 13 Nov 2014AMOLED is crap, it's absolute garbage compared to a good LCD panel. thanks to all who love to... moreAt least thats one point of view.Most of the people still prefer amoled displays
Comparing dual stereo speaker setup is considered old school now i suppose
AMOLED is crap, it's absolute garbage compared to a good LCD panel. thanks to all who love to be guinea pigs for AMOLED.
I was waiting for the review to see if I should go for Edge or Nexus. It will be the edge. One of the keys for going for nexus was bigger screen and dual front zpeakers. Speakers not that good.
I'm still waiting for the ISO chart, gray chart and color poster.
And I thought GSMArena posted the official review on their FB page. :(
lol there are indeed 2 flashes around the camera. look closely.
Anonymous, 13 Nov 2014Stock Android, faster updates, and front stereo speakers. Everything else...Note 4. So I'm in... moreBut is non stock Android i.e. TouchWiz still so bad as the hate want us to believe or has it improved? One thing for sure - stock Android does not support the S pen. And elsewhere on the web a review said Lollipops camera app is poor - well actually terrible. And no multi window.
Samy, 13 Nov 2014Not a single mention of how unnecessarily big this phone is in the review? It should still fit in normal-sized pockets and has a big enough screen for comfortable browsing experience. I don't see any problems, personally I don't mind if it required both hands for using it easily. I wish my One M8 had a bigger screen.
Not a single mention of how unnecessarily big this phone is in the review?
waqasazfar, 13 Nov 2014there is no flash LED at back in pics. why GSMARENA stated that it has dual flash LED?Look closely at the rings around the camera, you'll see two yellowish dots, those are the Dual LEDs.
there is no flash LED at back in pics. why GSMARENA stated that it has dual flash LED?
THE-DEVIL, 13 Nov 2014Pathetic Batterylife. Check Anand tech review. The display is just half as bright as Note ... moreProject Volta is not the issue, project Volta works just fine, if you want proof just head over to arstechnica and they have shown just how much a battery life gain the Developer preview L gave on the Nexus 5. This just shows how poor the actual battery life will be without Lollipop.
A Con/Downside that needs adding to these reviews is the complete lack of WCDMA and LTE support that seemingly every non-Apple smartphone features.
An iPhone 6/6 Plus sold in most non-US/non-China countries supports the vast, vast majority of WCDMA and LTE networks worldwide. Meanwhile, the international version of the Nexus 6 doesn't work properly in the US on either WCDMA or LTE networks (and doesn't work properly on existing Australian LTE networks).
It's a pathetic state of affairs.