Screen Comparison Shows LCD Still Beats Super AMOLED In Sunlight

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Samsung's Super AMOLED screens have caused quite a stir lately, and as this video comparison shows, it certainly handles direct sunlight better than an AMOLED screen. When put next to an LCD though, you'd be hard-pressed to tell the difference.

That's not good news for Samsung, though they'll be heartened to hear that the Super AMOLED on their Galaxy S performed much better in the shade than the HTC Desire (an AMOLED screen phone) and the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10, which has an LCD. Take a look at the example below, which shows the X10 on the left, the Galaxy S on the right, and the Desire nestled in between. There's not a ton of difference between the LCD and Super AMOLED, but I'd say that the LCD would make for an easier read while out and about. [TechBlog]

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I watched the Video without reading the article At first, they all looked equally as bad, then the HTC started to show it was the weakest of the 3. The other 2 were about equal, depending on where the camera is.

Considering my phone (and every device I've ever owned) has an LCD, It's still very difficult to read in direct sunlight, I usually use my hand or shadow to cover the screen so that I can read. I'm also not all that willing to crank my phone's brightness to max and kill off the battery.

It seems like a moot point to bash AMOLEDs on sunlight usage when they're pretty much better in EVERY way (thickness, power consumption, color reproduction, viewing angle, indoor brightness). All screens suck in the sun, you may as well compare how well AMOLED stacks up against LCD...ON THE MOON!!!

I guess if your flashlight doesn't work in broad daylight, you should just get a brighter flashlight, No?