We have reviewed a load of devices in the past – a few years ago, devices had significantly different maximum contrasts and brightnesses. Today, LCD technology has reached a point where having a good screen is a non-issue – does the Vivaz manage to stand out?
Compared next to Palm’s Treo 680, one can immediately see that the Vivaz’s white is ‘darker’. This leads to a lower perceived brightness, but makes pictures appear more natural:
The Nokia N96 was one of the first devices with the changed color temperature – however, it still had a reflective screen. This allows the Vivaz to edge out a small advantage indoors:
In the end, the changed “base color temperature” is the most important thing to take away from this review. Colder temperatures are better suited for spreadsheets et al, whereas a more natural color is better suited for photos.
We had the phone in service for some time, and never noted any specific lack of contrast – the screen definitely isn’t the deal breaker here…