by Joe Levi | July 7, 2014 10:03 AM
In our last episode we talked about the glass that covers our smartphone screens. Today we're diving into the types of displays under that glass, the pros and cons of both types, and which you'll want in your next smartphone or tablet. Touch Screens Screens recognize touch by one of two technologies: resistive or capacitive. Resistive touch screens all but require a stylus or similar device be used to register accurate touches. These are the types of screens that we had back in the Palm, Newton, and Windows Mobile days. They're not terribly expensive to manufacture, but they aren't that ...
by Stephen Schenck | March 13, 2014 7:27 PM
For the past couple years we've been lamenting the sorry state of Samsung's tablet lineup, where in contrast to some of its attractive, high-end smartphones, the tablets offered low-res screens and ran on second-tier silicon. This year, thankfully, Samsung has seriously stepped-up its hardware tablet game, and even if the software in some of these new TabPRO models is a bit wonky, the hardware shows a world of improvement. But for all we've seen from those TabPRO and NotePRO models, there's still one big rumored feature that was missing: an active matrix OLED display. We've been hearing ...
by Taylor Martin | February 18, 2013 3:11 PM
Among the most important features of any mobile device is its display. The display is the one part of the device you will spend 99 percent of your time staring at when using it. But not only is it the main source of output, it's the primary form of input, too. If the display is too big, too small or difficult to see in sunlight, using it becomes more of a chore than anything. Like televisions, the overall quality of a display can be judged on a handful of specs – not just the size and resolution. Mobile displays are gauged on clarity, color gamut, saturation, contrast, reflectiveness, ...
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