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Galaxy Note 4′s quad HD display also manages solid color accuracy

Earlier this summer, before Samsung had gone all-in with quad HD for its Galaxy Note 4, we were checking out its QHD stealth-launch with the LTE-A Galaxy S5. But beyond just having more pixels than the original GS5, that smartphone’s display caught our attention due to how well it performed in color accuracy tests. Rather than cranking saturation up to 10 in an attempt to dazzle, its color reproduction was analyzed as being much more true-to-life than previous Samsung OLED phones. Now with the Note 4 landing, how will it stack up? Early reports suggest it will compare quite favorably, with another screen capable of very accurate output.

In order to see this performance, Note 4 owners will have to set their phablets’ displays to Samsung’s “basic” mode, which calibrates the screen to do a very nice job at matching the standard sRGB color space. At least, this is what Phone Arena was able to determine when running the Note 4 through some professional screen quality tests, revealing a very accurate color temperature, without an overwhelmingly greenish tinge. Color errors are also well below standard levels. That chart down below on the left shows just how close to perfect things are – ideally, all those dots would be centered in their respective scales.

All that said, Samsung still lets you over-saturate to your heart’s content, should that be the look you prefer, or maybe just associate with its products. The phone’s “cinema” mode is represented in the chart on the bottom right, where accuracy is traded for vibrancy and more “punch.”

note-4-color

Left, “basic” mode, high accuracy; right, “cinema” mode

Source: Phone Arena


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Galaxy Note 4′s quad HD display also manages solid color accuracy

Earlier this summer, before Samsung had gone all-in with quad HD for its Galaxy Note 4, we were checking out its QHD stealth-launch with the LTE-A Galaxy S5. But beyond just having more pixels than the original GS5, that smartphone’s display caught our attention due to how well it performed in color accuracy tests. Rather than cranking saturation up to 10 in an attempt to dazzle, its color reproduction was analyzed as being much more true-to-life than previous Samsung OLED phones. Now with the Note 4 landing, how will it stack up? Early reports suggest it will compare quite favorably, with another screen capable of very accurate output.

In order to see this performance, Note 4 owners will have to set their phablets’ displays to Samsung’s “basic” mode, which calibrates the screen to do a very nice job at matching the standard sRGB color space. At least, this is what Phone Arena was able to determine when running the Note 4 through some professional screen quality tests, revealing a very accurate color temperature, without an overwhelmingly greenish tinge. Color errors are also well below standard levels. That chart down below on the left shows just how close to perfect things are – ideally, all those dots would be centered in their respective scales.

All that said, Samsung still lets you over-saturate to your heart’s content, should that be the look you prefer, or maybe just associate with its products. The phone’s “cinema” mode is represented in the chart on the bottom right, where accuracy is traded for vibrancy and more “punch.”

note-4-color

Left, “basic” mode, high accuracy; right, “cinema” mode

Source: Phone Arena


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Galaxy Note 4′s quad HD display also manages solid color accuracy

Earlier this summer, before Samsung had gone all-in with quad HD for its Galaxy Note 4, we were checking out its QHD stealth-launch with the LTE-A Galaxy S5. But beyond just having more pixels than the original GS5, that smartphone’s display caught our attention due to how well it performed in color accuracy tests. Rather than cranking saturation up to 10 in an attempt to dazzle, its color reproduction was analyzed as being much more true-to-life than previous Samsung OLED phones. Now with the Note 4 landing, how will it stack up? Early reports suggest it will compare quite favorably, with another screen capable of very accurate output.

In order to see this performance, Note 4 owners will have to set their phablets’ displays to Samsung’s “basic” mode, which calibrates the screen to do a very nice job at matching the standard sRGB color space. At least, this is what Phone Arena was able to determine when running the Note 4 through some professional screen quality tests, revealing a very accurate color temperature, without an overwhelmingly greenish tinge. Color errors are also well below standard levels. That chart down below on the left shows just how close to perfect things are – ideally, all those dots would be centered in their respective scales.

All that said, Samsung still lets you over-saturate to your heart’s content, should that be the look you prefer, or maybe just associate with its products. The phone’s “cinema” mode is represented in the chart on the bottom right, where accuracy is traded for vibrancy and more “punch.”

note-4-color

Left, “basic” mode, high accuracy; right, “cinema” mode

Source: Phone Arena


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Sprint announces Sharp Aquos Crystal with “edge-to-edge” display

Yesterday we picked up on a rumor that Sprint was about to welcome its first Sharp Aquos smartphone to its lineup, with word that the Aquos Crystal would be announced today. At least, Sprint was teasing a “take the edge off” announcement and the Aquos Crystal sports a blink-and-you-miss-it super-thin bezel. Connect the dots from this to a new partnership between Sharp and Sprint parent company Softbank, and it was all looking pretty plausible. Well, today Sprint has gone ahead and confirmed that interpretation, announcing plans to bring the Aquos Crystal to its own network, as well as MVNOs Boost and Virgin Mobile.

The Aquos Crystal has what Sharp describes as an “edgeless” display, and claims that the handset offers the smallest footprint for a phone with a five-inch screen. For the record, that’s an area that comes out to 87.8 square centimeters. It wouldn’t be fair to put that figure directly up against a phone with curved edges (since rounded corners will affect area calculations), but we can consider another squared-off five-incher like the Sony Xperia Z1, which has a face area of 106.6 square centimeters – over 20 percent larger than the Aquos Crystal, for the same screen size.

The rest of the specs are a little less impressive, like a 720p resolution, Snapdragon 400, 1.5GB of RAM, and 8GB internal storage (though at least with microSD expansion) – all solidly mid-range specs. But no matter what’s under the hood, that expansive screen is still likely to attract a fair amount of attention.

Those conservative specs also manage to add up to a very low sticker price: Sprint’s only asking $ 240 for the phone, and that’s without subsidy. Sprint has yet to reveal a date for the start of sales, beyond the promise that the phone’s “coming soon.”

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Source: Sharp, Sprint


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Galaxy Note 4 display, Google Play Edition, Surface comments & more – Pocketnow Daily Recap

Pocketnow Daily gets an average of 300 to 500 comments a day, and sometimes even a thousand. We’d like to thank you all for participating in our question of the day, and we love your feedback so much, that we decided that since we can’t respond to ever single one of your comments, we should at least feature a couple in a weekly video.

This is the Pocketnow Daily Recap. Since we only have 3 minutes on every Daily video to go through the hottest news, the weekly recap will serve as a more extensive discussion where we also include your thoughts on the subject. Sadly, for the sake of time, we can’t guarantee that your comment will be featured, but if you want some tips on what we look for the most:

1. Keep it short
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We hope to make this a weekly show, and we also hope you enjoy it as much as we love reading your thoughts and comments every day.

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Galaxy Note 4 display, Google Play Edition, Surface comments & more – Pocketnow Daily Recap

Pocketnow Daily gets an average of 300 to 500 comments a day, and sometimes even a thousand. We’d like to thank you all for participating in our question of the day, and we love your feedback so much, that we decided that since we can’t respond to ever single one of your comments, we should at least feature a couple in a weekly video.

This is the Pocketnow Daily Recap. Since we only have 3 minutes on every Daily video to go through the hottest news, the weekly recap will serve as a more extensive discussion where we also include your thoughts on the subject. Sadly, for the sake of time, we can’t guarantee that your comment will be featured, but if you want some tips on what we look for the most:

1. Keep it short
2. Stick to the point
3. Try to get some likes on your comments, which usually happen if you nail the first two tips above

We hope to make this a weekly show, and we also hope you enjoy it as much as we love reading your thoughts and comments every day.

Pocketnow Daily Shows:
Galaxy Note 4 event, iPad Air design, Galaxy Alpha leaks & more – Pocketnow Daily
iPhone 6 event date, Galaxy Alpha leaks, Google Play Edition updates & more – Pocketnow Daily
iPhone 6 bigger battery, Moto 360 leaks, Galaxy Note 4 teasers & more – Pocketnow Daily
iPhone 6 with Beats, Galaxy Note 4 display, Android L multi-user & more – Pocketnow Daily
Google Nexus 8 certification, T-Mobile unlock, Microsoft display & more – Pocketnow Daily 


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Moto X+1 to sport 5.2-inch 1080p display

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The successor to the original Moto X is turning out to be a pretty decent phone, based on the plethora of rumors we’ve received so far. Possibly due out towards the end of Summer, the “Moto X+1″ should be toting 2GB RAM, a quad core CPU, and a 12MP camera. We’ve also heard of the phone bringing us a 5.2-inch, 1080p display. Well, thanks to this new leaked image, we’re getting closer and closer to “confirming” some of these specs.

Let’s be honest, we know that until Motorola steps out on stage and releases the specs nothing is actually confirmed. But that doesn’t stop us from fishing around for leaked images or a reported spec sheet. This particular leak, however, was brought to us by a Baidu forum user, that shows the display of what appears to be an unreleased Motorola phone.

From one shaky photo, there’s no way of telling exactly how big the screen size actually is, or whether or not it sports a 1080p display. But what we do know is this: obviously Motorola will want to bump up some specs this time around, and these leaks are making us believe it more and more.

Who knows whether or not any of these leaked photos are actually the real thing. It would make sense, though, especially because this phone looks like it would be a successor to the Moto X. We’ll have to wait until the end of summer to find out.

What are your thoughts on all of these Moto X+1 rumors? Do you think any of them are true?

Source: Baidu forums, Via: Slash Gear


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Moto X+1 to sport 5.2-inch 1080p display

moto-x1-leak-2

The successor to the original Moto X is turning out to be a pretty decent phone, based on the plethora of rumors we’ve received so far. Possibly due out towards the end of Summer, the “Moto X+1″ should be toting 2GB RAM, a quad core CPU, and a 12MP camera. We’ve also heard of the phone bringing us a 5.2-inch, 1080p display. Well, thanks to this new leaked image, we’re getting closer and closer to “confirming” some of these specs.

Let’s be honest, we know that until Motorola steps out on stage and releases the specs nothing is actually confirmed. But that doesn’t stop us from fishing around for leaked images or a reported spec sheet. This particular leak, however, was brought to us by a Baidu forum user, that shows the display of what appears to be an unreleased Motorola phone.

From one shaky photo, there’s no way of telling exactly how big the screen size actually is, or whether or not it sports a 1080p display. But what we do know is this: obviously Motorola will want to bump up some specs this time around, and these leaks are making us believe it more and more.

Who knows whether or not any of these leaked photos are actually the real thing. It would make sense, though, especially because this phone looks like it would be a successor to the Moto X. We’ll have to wait until the end of summer to find out.

What are your thoughts on all of these Moto X+1 rumors? Do you think any of them are true?

Source: Baidu forums, Via: Slash Gear


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