16 bit screens are 65k colours
18 bit screens 262k colours
24 bit screens 16.7/8 million colours
using the above 18 bit does not fit into the equation correctly as in 8 bit 16 bit 24 bit 32 bit and so on,,
Some lcds are now capable of producing 7 billion and 4 trillion colours but who is going to count them??
The xperia is using a 16.7 million colour pallette but the software is easier to write at 65k ,in fact all the past software are written at this 65k pallette so rewriting all the software to the next code of 24 bits is a waste and the difference can only be seen in specific photographs or by using a histogram..In general most screens are 16 million but do not show that amount and anyway the colours are only used in shading and the amount of shading over a 320 pixels display can only ever be 320 colours??????
In the past we had black and white screens with some grey shading and if we put a 16.7/8 million in place of the mono lcd it would just show up the black and white colours with a bit of grey shading in between "but" the specs could say that this phone has a 16 million colour lcd screen but because the software has only black/white output thats all you would get..
My dads cannon has a 12 bit, 2 inch, 120,000 pixel polysilicon lcd display which is 4096 colours( 12 bit ) but because of the pixel density the screen is super sharp and lifelike,,so as someone said earlier i would much rather have a 65k screen with big pixel density than a 16 million colour screen at qvga...
sad to say... SE is VERY SLOW in putting their new phone in the market fast enough.
unlike Samsung, which has been very active...
And yes i m still using SE phones.
even this phone has 65k it has VGA that adjust the clor of the phone more than 16million color...
Raad, 13 Jun 2008why does this cell phone has 65k color not 16M color like Nokia? the older models have 256 K... moreIt has 65k colors for a number of reasons.1 WM 6.1 uses only 65k and 16m colors. 16m colors use up much power. And give the functions of X1 SE has to look for means to cut down power consumption. Also with the small screen size the diff between 65k and 16 mill colors is hardly noticeable if the screens have the same resolution. l have two phones with these two colors and trust me they are almost identical. The resolution of the X1 screen is high and that is important than screen color. With proper brigthness and contrast it will be better than any 16 million QVGA screen. Hope this helps u understand why SE may have made that choice.
I'd rather have 800 x 480 pixels that i enjoy everyday, than 16M colors i never have the use for...
I'd choose this one over N96 any day...
It doesn't have 16M colour 5MP camera 16GB memory TV so I'll go NOKIA N96
Raad, 13 Jun 2008why does this cell phone has 65k color not 16M color like Nokia? the older models have 256 K... moreThats because it has hand writing recognition capability. The more the resolution of the screen the less accurate the software recognizes the handwriting.
why does this cell phone has 65k color
not 16M color like Nokia? the older models have 256 K color can you answer me please ?
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on the sony ericsson site it says that the 1700 band will be there so i don't know why they are not listed under these specifications.
my big junk p990i was made in france and does not mean anything really where its made as long as Q.C. is up to scratch..The xperia is still the best option in my opinion out of all the released i-phone killers ..
Se and HTC r at loggerhead to finslize its features & specs thats why no weight ad expected date given.window based is first encounter of SE hope its could not repeat its P990i scnario.its price now or when released is important but if 2008 passes it would be useless with its specs when nokia tube sam i900 out.Se should seriously consider manufacturing its highend fones n sweden than china customers mentality doesnot want to pay for a chinese made gadget withSE logo.Already ther r chinese sets with wlan blutooth 2gb cards and 256k resultion touch avail even exact copies with extra batt desktop charger case ad 2gb card inclusive at 30% of original price.
I do believe some people are being a bit too hasty where this particular phone is concerned-all i want to say is 'Anonymous' below me: Calm yer jets.
The phone isn't even out yet so i think calling its features amazing is not fair.
That is all.
This is the best phone from sonyericsson , the screen is massive plus windows mobile makes it great with windows media player and internet explorer , the qwerty looks amazing , im buying it as soon as possible :D
Wow this phone look cool, the design beats all the current offer for pocket PC...spec is pretty good as well. Will get it once it is being release on the market, it just awesome
so what happened to the 1700 band. Is that no longer going to be part of the final version?