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Does anyone offer a daylight viewable Smart Phone?

by buzzjet / June 10, 2011 4:08 AM PDT

I have a droid 2 and it is terrible outside. Even on the darkest, cloudy days, you can not see the screen. Which phone offers the best daylight or sunlight viewable display. Thanks.

Buzz

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Direct sunlight kills them all, unfortunately
by Pepe7 / June 10, 2011 4:25 AM PDT

You can't change physics/optics, that's the pressing issue.

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What do you see ...
by Kees_B Forum moderator / June 10, 2011 4:26 AM PDT

if you compare the screen of your phone with other smartphones, owned by, say, family, friends or colleagues?

Are you sure there's no setting for the screen brightness or contrast? Setting it to dark makes the battery last longer, and it might be just a little bit too dark for you.

Kees

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Daylight Viewable Screen
by buzzjet / June 10, 2011 4:46 AM PDT

My Droid 2 is so washed out any time you are outside that you simply can not see anything. There are not any settings on the phone that help this issue much less correct it. And daylight viewable LCD screens do exist!!! I am a fisherman and all of the depth finder / GPS marine manufacturers use daylight viewable LCD screens. Furuno, Lowrance, Hummingbird, Ray marine, etc all offer daylight viewable screens on their equipment and they are all very, very good. I am outside all the time and I need a smart phone that I can see out there. The samsung gaxaxy S 2 phone may be the one but I don't think it is available until July 2011. Samsung is the only cell manufacturer that seems to address the daylight viewable issue but I wanted to ask on here just in case someone else had been down this road and found the best smartphone out there that fits this criteria.

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Why yes they do!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 10, 2011 5:14 AM PDT
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Off the shelf, not the rogue phone
by Pepe7 / June 12, 2011 2:06 AM PDT
In reply to: Why yes they do!

The OP is clearly inquiring about off the shelf-type phones that you would use/acquire/upgrade to in a cotidian fashion. Yes, bright light viewable LCD technology is around, but it's not being implemented on the off the shelf phones sold by carriers.
Also: Have you ever seen a worse form factor than the handset you posted? Wow! Wink

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Have you ever seen a worse form factor than the handset you
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 12, 2011 3:51 AM PDT

" Have you ever seen a worse form factor than the handset you posted? "

Yes! There is this ruggedized Motorola that came through for evaluation that ALMOST and was as big as Mot's old best seller.

Picture -> http://www.oaktreevintage.com/web_photos/Telephones/Brick_Cell_Phone_CellStar_E324_Collage.jpg

This one was not as tall but wider. Almost, and not by much, could not fit into your pocket. But it was daylight readable and you could drop it from 6 feet to pavement.
Bob

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LG Optimus Black P970 with Nova display,
by randomYeti / June 18, 2011 3:42 AM PDT
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