Posted by Sogogi110
Outdoor display comparison: Samsung S7 vs iPhone 6s vs edge vs 10 vs G5
The Sun is some 92.9 million miles (149.6 million km) away, or about 75 years worth of non-stop driving at 140 miles per hour (230 km/h). Even if you get a really fast car and set off today, chances are you won't get there on time. The point is, the thing's pretty damn far, yet the vast space of nothing between our lovely star and us doesn't seem to stop it from making our smartphone screens look pathetically dim on clear days. We've all been there – it's summer, the Sun's burning hot, you take your smartphone out of your pocket with a flick of a sweaty wrist, and start staring and squinting to painful degrees just to read an email.
And while we're not saying phone makers aren't trying, progress in the area hasn't been particularly intense in the last few years. The displays of top smartphone models usually hover around the 450 – 550 nits mark, which tends to be OK in cloudy conditions at least, but definitely not ideal. With this in mind, we were interested to see if the latest crop of superphones does anything special to push the envelope when it comes to outdoor visibility, or if we're pretty much stuck in the same place. Entering the arena are the Apple iPhone 6s, Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, HTC 10 and LG G5. The best of the best, right? Our first and admittedly not-so-exciting stop is the specs sheet. Let's see what we're dealing with!
[ This Message was edited by: Sogogi110 on 2016-05-18 08:13 ]