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Screen Comparison: Galaxy Nexus vs. DROID RAZR vs. HTC Rezound

One of the top selling points for all three of Verizon’s big holiday devices (DROID RAZR, Galaxy Nexus and Rezound) will undoubtedly be their screens. Some have variations of the Super AMOLED display while another has a Super LCD. One is “qHD” while the others are the world’s first “HD” screens. There has been talk of PenTile and hatching and whether or not you can tell a difference between them at such high pixel densities. It can give you a headache if you dig too deeply into it, so that’s exactly what we did for you. As usual though, we like to keep it light on the science.  

First off, let’s get the specs out of the way so that we all know what we are dealing with here:

  • Galaxy Nexus:  4.65″ HD Super AMOLED (1280×720 resolution) – 316ppi
  • HTC Rezound:  4.3″ Super LCD HD (1280×720 resolution) – 342ppi
  • DROID RAZR:  4.3″ Super AMOLED Advanced (960×540 resolution) – 256ppi

With specs set, let’s take a look at the first macro shot of the three screens side-by-side-by-side. It’s a simple photo of website text zoomed out ever so slightly from each display. As you can see, all three of them read absolutely fine and show no distortion, pixelation or anything else that would have you complaining. Now, if you click on the image to get the full version, you will get the full effect with the PenTile hatching on the RAZR and Nexus. Does it matter all that much? To me, with these phones, no. The pixel densities are high enough that your naked eye will never be able to tell, as was the point of the picture below.

In order:  Galaxy Nexus, HTC Rezound, DROID RAZR

(Click image for full version)

And just for fun, we took one more under a different lighting scenario so that you can really see the differences between the display panels. You can see how hard the Super AMOLEDs are working because they have to share pixels, while the Super LCD on the Rezound does not. Again though, the picture above which is a slight macro shot of the screens producing black text on a white website is the more realistic situation and they all look stellar (to me anyway). The shot below is really just to show you the differences between the screen technology.

In order:  Galaxy Nexus, HTC Rezound, DROID RAZR

(Click image for full version)

Up next, we wanted to take all three devices into a real word situation that many of you care about:  streaming video. In this demo, you will get a sense of how video looks depending on the resolution, how Super AMOLEDs differ from Super LCDs when producing color, and the different viewing experiences. It’s not scientific by any means, but you should be able to tell a difference between the three.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwhjjEUMc5o[/youtube]

So if there is a conclusion to come to out of all of this nonsense, it’s that each display is pretty damn good. The Rezound’s display may be the most clear up close, behind a macro lens, but when compared to that of the Galaxy Nexus, your blind eye probably won’t be able to tell a difference. At 342 and 316ppi, both screens will blow your mind. The DROID RAZR lags behind them a bit, but is a giant step forward from the screens that Motorola used on devices like the Bionic and DROID 3. Is there a winner? It all depends on what your eye prefers. As I said in the video, Super AMOLEDs tend to produce what some perceive as cartoonish or vibrant (read fake) colors, while the Super LCD on the Rezound tends to be as true and natural as you can get.

As we have said for weeks now, it’s best that you spend some time with each of these devices before making a decision. Depending on your needs, I’m not sure you could go wrong with any of them.

  • NotoriousNeo

    Gotta toss my two cents in here. So, got a hold of a Galaxy Nexus today and I can safely say my previous comments of it being the perfect blend of Razr/Rezound panned out true. It’s got the luscious vibrancy of the Razr, yet high resolution look of the Rezound…which, duh, right? No one expected anything less. 

    I will say, however, that having stared at each for a long while, the Galaxy Nexus doesn’t immediately destroy either one of them. In fact, my eagle eyes could still make out that PenTile matrix, albeit it’s one of the most difficult in that line of screens to discern. Still, at the end of the day the point of this article is solidified in that that you really can’t go wrong with either one of the screens. When it comes down to it, the Galaxy Nexus is the best all-around, with its high resolution and vibrant colors, the Razr is best in brightness/color vibrancy and the Rezound with the highest resolution, so if you plaster your eyeball right on the screen you really can’t make out any pixels, and more normalized color palette. 

    There is no clear winner and I’m glad to report that. 

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  • Anonymous

    While I’m not denying that pixel density matters, I’d like to say a word about pixel-density hype.  The iPhone, with its 326 PPI, has become the standard by which high-quality screens are measured, but pixel density is not the only factor.  Six other phones – including the HTC Rezound, 2 LGs and 3 Sharps – have higher PP! than the iPhone 4S.  Four of those have smaller screens than the iPhone while the Sharp IS03 has the same specs (screen size, pixel count and PPI).  

    When it comes to PPI, size matters.  The smaller the screen, the easier it is to maintain a higher PPI while the larger the screen, the harder it is to keep up.  Maybe that’s why Apple’s next best screen is on the Nano, which has less than half the screen resolution of an iPhone but 2/3 of its PPI.  By contrast, a 17-inch MacBook Pro has a PPI of only 132.  Yet, nobody seems to be complaining about low-resolution screens on the MacBook Pro.  In fact, a typical 42″ TV, running 1080p or 1080i, has a modest 52 PPI.  

    The blow-up pictures of both the Razr and the Galaxy Nexus shows a difference in white balance.  While the Rezound produces a bluer white, the other two phones are decidedly more yellow.  I found that when I took the Razr off of its automatic ambient-light setting and simply reset the brightness, the neutrality of the white balance improved remarkably – as did the overall crispness and clarity.

    Anyone can duplicate this by walking into a Verizon store and adjusting the settings as I have done.  It’ll decrease the duration between charges but I find the benefits irresistible.

  • Granted

    I don’t have a renew until March 2012, so I’m not in the market for any of these. I’ll just wait and see what the big phone will be in march. But from my view the Razr popped the most with color, the Rezound also looked really clean and to me the Nexus seemed a combination of both the Razr and Rezound.

  • Anonymous

    I didn’t know the Nexus had a flashing light when in sleep mode. It looks huge – reminds me of my old BlackBerry.

  • Anonymous

    Great screen comperison of the nexus vs iPhone 4s on pocket now (I think, I might have the wrong site)

  • Anonymous

    I am surprised to not see any mention of how these screens are on power usage. Anyone know here?

  • Coop15dennis

    If you speak on specs or what is technically better… Which has the better display: Razr or Nexus

  • “Why can’t we be friends?”

  • tr0ubl3d0n3

    Good comparison just what I needed to know.

  • Ecrunion

    I must say, I’ve had a Droid X, followed by a Droid Charge and now the Bionic.  I personally prefer the LCD over AMOLED.  AMOLED just looks fake and over saturated to my eyes.  Now I know, as I’m sure some of the Bionic haters will tell me, the Bionic’s screen is not perfect.  However, I think it’s great and is a great phone.  I’ve played with the Rezound and it’s screen is really great, I just don’t like sense.  If I’m going to go through the process of selling my Bionic and all my accessories just to pay full retail for a new phone, I might as well wait about 40 days until the stuff shown of at CES blows away these 3 phones here.  And 3 months after that, and so on and so on….. ha

    • Pennywise

      Yup, exactly this.

  • Anonymous

    I love my Rezound.  My OG Droid was okay, but those things are bricks compared to the Rezound.  The HD screen was one of the top reasons for the choice along with the fantastic camera and LTE.  I don’t mind the Sense skin, though I’ll be putting LauncherPro on it if it ever gets updated to fix the home button issues with Sense.  Anything’s still better than Blur IMO. 

    I love the feel of the phone at being 4.3 inches compared to the smaller screens.  I think it the phone feels solidly built over all.  Because of a bad experience with the Droid 2 (5 replacements all
    hardware related), I wouldn’t have given the RAZR a chance anyways
    (moto’s done in my books).  If the Rezound and Nexus came out the same week, I would have still purchased the Rezound.

  • Mctypethings_Gay_lover

    Razr looks like Ass!

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  • Jameswalkerrotc

    Awesome review!

  • Tyler

    I still think you should make a video showcasing the speakers of these devices, along with the OG Droid (for comparison because a lot of people are switching from that device). Also would like to see some screenshots of the calculator and news and weather app. But mostly I want to hear the speakers 🙂

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    you cant compare displays through a picure. you need to see the phones in person to decide which looks the best. dont waste your time.

    • Mctypethings_Gay_lover

      Wrong. You are a moron-Right.

  • Stu

    here is my take on screen technologys for phones.  Just IMO, bash me, praise me…whatever
    give me an AMOLED screen any day on a phone.  while i dont watch videos that much on my phone, when i do, i want everything to pop.  saturate those colors, and put them on a pure black background and i am in Awe.  sure everything is blown out, colors are not accurate at all, but the thing looks amazing.  on a phone, i want these “cartoonish” colors, it makes everything look better IMO.

    now if we are talking about a TV, then yes, give me accurate colors any day over the “cartoonish” look.  but something like a phone, where i watch movies 4 days a year on it, the other 361 days i want rediculous blacks and crazy saturated colors.

    Gnex here i come.

    oh and FWIW, i was not blown away with either the razr or rezound screen.  yes they were nicer than my thunderbolt screen, but i guess i was expecting them to look better.  maybe i just set my hopes too high 🙁

  • Anonymous

    Verizon knew what they were doing when releasing these so close together, each have there best selling points.

    RAZR:  Pro: has its ultra thin design and battery life. Con: non removable battery and Blur

    ReZound: Pro: Gorgeous HD screen, Beats and a colorful design.  Con: Battery life is still subpar compared to other devices.

    G-Nex:  Pro: Android 4.0, HD Super AMOLED (not Super AMOLED HD), 4.65″ screen, slim profile, above avg LTE battery life.  Con: its hard to find any besides the camera since its not really out yet, only the GSM version is.

    • Brandon Sobotta

      Blur as a Con is your opinion, a lot of people actually like it. If you read Kellex’s review of the RAZR AND the Rezound, he states the RAZR w/ Blur is quick and snappy, while the Rezound tended to bog down at time due to the Sense skin.

      • Total Creation

        The rezound doesn’t bog down once you get the bloat off of it.  

        Sense doesn’t use that many resources nor is it as slow as some people make it out to be.   

        It’s just fat and blobby and takes up too much of the screen.   

    • The Razr’s battery life is most certainly not a pro. Also, the Rezound’s battery life has been somewhat impressive, so that would be more of a pro than a con.

  • Anonymous

    … cant help, i love real black, black, black

  • Doesn’t change my mind at all.  Clearly shows that the Moto screen sucks still.  It is exactly what my eyes have been telling me the whole time.  Of all the manufacturers out there, Moto cuts corners on the single most important part of a smartphone:  the part you stare at the most. Please do not argue that fact.  If you do, then there is no need for you to have a smartphone.  Go back to using a dumbphone (and that does not mean the iPhone ;)~).

    What did surprise me is how good the Rezound looks.  I have not seen that at a store yet.  No need to go to VZW until the Nexus is released.

    • Brandon Sobotta

      The Rezound and The RAZR’s screens both look great. In this Article and IRL, Your bias blinds you.

    • Sir Lawrence

      OG screen doesn’t suck. No corners cut there. I checked the rezound and razr at the store and the screen difference was not even noticable to my eyes.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve had lots of Moto products and my DX is still kickin’ strong after recently SBF’ing back to stock, rooting, loading GB .602 and flashing the most recent Liberty ROM v1.0. It’s so much like a new phone I am fine with waiting a couple more months to see what’s shakin’ with these new beasts.
    BUT! This comparison has me settled on on the Galaxy Nexus. The landscape and ICS alone are biggies for me. I like the Razr and Moto is familiar territory but nothing wrong with a hop to new grounds to explore a new world. It’s still the Android OS experience and it appears the Nexus can be modded so I am sold!

  • RW-1

    Nice report, nice comparison.

    The caveat to all of this, and the bickering going on, is that everyone’s eyes are different.

    Coming from an OG, yes, it’s small, but even so up close it is terrific, and I’m spoiled by it.

    We can bicker about the three of them all day long, however other than Kellex’s report, it’s like I always say: you have to go play with all of them in person, allot about an hour to each, don’t let the VZ lemmings bother you while doing so.

    Heck, I know they can’t stand me, I take the phone, load up whetever I’m going to use on it, for example (though I may not use it on ICS if I get the G-Nex) ADW Launcher, and my fav live wallpaper, a few apps, etc.

    This is really the ONLY way you will know if ANY phone is right for you.

    We’re impatient, and awaiting the G-Nex because all of us are hungry for ICS on a 4G device, and because it’s the next big thing.

    I’m hoping that this unit, being worthy of being a Nex device will not suffer from call qual and GPS issues that I’ve not suffered with on my OG, but as a whole, the upgrade to any of the current line up HW wise would be welcome, I’ve stretched the OG as far as possible, witht eh exception of if it’s CPU could run a stripped down version of ICS, time will tell if possible.

    Everyone hang on, it’s coming, and it will either be a letdown for some, and the treat it’s hyped up to be for others, it’s always been that way, and who knows what 2012 will bring by the next holiday season?

  • Thanks for the great comparison. Finally an article where somebody makes macro shots at the same level of detail where you can clearly spot the differences.

    I’m one of those people that absolutely hated the pentile effect on Nexus One and Nexus S, so its good to see that it’s not that visible on the Galaxy Nexus screen thanks to HD resolution.

    But the Razr looks awful…

  • Emily

    maybe you cant tell the pentile hatching on the Nexus but I’ve seen the RAZR and the screen look terrible and ugly. So not being able to tell with the naked eye? WRONG. maybe if your vision sucks but. Icons look ugly on the RAZR to me just looking at it at a normal viewing distance not trying to study pixels.

    • Anonymous

      i would agree.  I went with the Rezound because i felt it had the best screen out of the two.  If the GN ever comes out i’ll look at it and see if i want to switch to it.  So far i’m happy with the rezound besides the accasional hang…also not a fan of sense thou which i’m sure is causing the hangs/locks.

  • internet marketing belgium

    if i could ever get a chance to review to all three phones i will failed to do this because these all phones are too  good and beautiful

  • Anonymous

    I wonder why the Galaxy has a larger bezel on top. Gotta dig the screen but it would be just that much better if it was centered.

  • Anonymous

    I’ll take a Rezound’s display over the Razr any day. While AMOLED screens do wonders for colors, I’m one of those whose eyes can immediately see the PenTile matrix far too easily. Guess I have the iPhone 4’s Retina Display to blame for that. It’s kind of like having been watching nothing but high-definition Blu-Ray’s all year then switching it up for an upscaled DVD. Sure, the latter doesn’t look too awful, but it’s much easier to discern the differences of that higher resolution (or in this case, the pixel densities). 

  • Anonymous

    Here’s a tip Kellex, set the phones to “never timeout” in the settings before doing a comparison. 😀

  • Booboolala2000

    Rezound looks dull and flat in person. I prefer my Razr placeholder for the Nexus. Just love these Superamoled screens. Glad to see Motorola embrace a better screen finally. The blacks on LCD look grey no matter what.

  • Voyteg

    Author of this article Shaula read some information about optics and human eye, befog writing this stupid thing, that  naked eye will never be able to tell the difference between screens. My advice to him is to set up his monitor to refresh rate  60 Hz for example and try to work all day with this invisible flickering. I guarantee headache at least. Same thing is with movies recorded 24 fps versus 30 fps. Naked eye will not see difference, but “naked” body” will tell his owner , that is something wrong after 3 hours movie. Because our eye do not see a difference does not mean that our brain do not “feel” it. And one more thing. You wrote: “One of the top selling points for all three of Verizon’s big holiday devices(…) ” . What Holiday are wrote about? Certainly not about Thanksgiving and according my info, it wont be Christmas either. Do not compare taste of 2 apples ,which are on Your table to an apple still on tree… This article is misleading and useless.

    • Confused

      Umm…what? You might have had a valid argument if you were able to write intelligible sentences.

  • rsone

    Unrelated to screen “quality”, but why does the text in the first pic wrap on the GNex’s browser but not on the RAZR or Rezound? Noticed this in another side by side vs the iPhone. Something different (wrong) about the way ICS’s browser renders pages? Notice you can’t even see the top of the next story. Lot of extra white space.

  • Anonymous

    The Nexus display looks pretty damn good, but since it’s still MIA I’ll go with the Rezound for now. Holding both side by side, the Rezound smokes the RAZR.

  • Anonymous

    nexus display sucks for being hd display. HTC has the best display like i have mentioned before. Once again i always have my facts straight 🙂

    • xformulax

      for an overall every day screen, i’d say the rezound looks the worst… It has the sharpest text, but it also has chroma issues and halo’s, and everything else about the other two oled’s best the slcd.

      If text were the absolute most important aspect to me, i’d probably go with the rezound.

      • Anonymous

        I’ll take the rezound over the buggy nexus.

        • Guest

          ….

    • Anonymous

      You have got to be the dumbest person on the planet. 

      • Anonymous

        You are another idiot lol . Keep waiting for your nexus.

        • Guest

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    • Guest
      • Anonymous

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        • Guest

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          • Anonymous

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          • Guest

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  • Anonymous

    I just want a crt screen. Minimalistic is the new cool. 

  • HTC rezound is the best out of all 3 in my opinion overall, GN was my first till I started seeing more comparisons and specs….and I’m happy with my choice, then when ICS comes out Q1 2012 for the rezound it will rock even more so I can’t wait.  For now I just want s-off to root the damn thing to get rid of bloat 😀

    • Anonymous

      I give htc the display, back and front facing camera.

      • Guest

        ….

  • KSDroid01

    Have to weigh in on this issue.  I am still rocking the OG Droid, and still find myself being amazed at how sharp and clear that screen is.  Given the quality of this phone, and the great experience it has been to me over the last 2 years, I feel a strong sense of loyalty to Moto. I am due for an upgrade, and impatiently followed the Bionic story with obsessive interest, went to Verizon the first day it was out ready to pull the trigger…and as much as I wanted to love the phone, I could not handle the step down that the Bionic screen was compared to my Droid. Ah, well, that was about when I started hearing about the Razr, and it excited me immensely – the design, the awesome software additions (Smart Actions, MotoCast), the great docking solutions, the speed. I hit the Verizon store the first day it was available, ready to pull the trigger…and the screen was a disappointment to me.  Don’t get me wrong, when I sat my Droid down next to a Razr, the color rendition on the Razr is astounding, I love the deep blacks and the vibrancy of the colors.  However, as much as it pains me to say this, I feel that my “old tech” 2-year old phone has a crisper, sharper screen than the Razr. Even on the home screen, I could see the mild pixelation in the text of the icons, and when I looked at a sample book the fuzziness was even more apparent. I told myself I could live with it given the huge list of “pluses” on this phone, but it was enough for me to decide to give all of the “big three” a chance.  When the Rezound came out, I went in to play with it…not really liking the design that much (chunky) and concerned about battery life given the size and after hearing all the ‘Bolt stories. I spent over an  hour messing with it, and found myself totally blown away by the crispness and clarity of the screen. I unplugged the Beats headphones, and pulled it and the Razr into a side-by-side comparison, and honestly, there was no comparison. The Rezound screen is just astounding. Lots of words, but wanted to make it clear that I am not an HTC fanboy, I really, really wanted the Razr but can’t accept taking a step back on the screen when such a superior option is available.  I find myself feeling absolutely FURIOUS at Moto for giving us this Razr screen while gifting the Chinese with the same phone with a true HD screen.  Why? If Moto had just put a better screen on it, the Razr would be hands-down the best smartphone ever made.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah I felt exactly the same about the Bionic and RAZR also coming from an OG Droid… I would have bought a Bionic if it hadn’t been for the screen, I liked everything else about it.  Really hoping I don’t have a problem with the Nexus screen when I see it in person.

      • Pennywise

        Of these three, Rezound has the best screen (imo) – that said, the Rezound’s screen is not nearly as strong in daylight as the Bionic’s. I’d love to have the Bionic’s screen in HD res over all three of these displays.

        There’s just something amazing to me about being able to clearly see my phone’s display outside in broad daylight; I don’t miss hunting for shadows to use my phone, and I LOVE being able to clearly see my Bionic’s Google Navigation App when it’s on the Nav mount in my car and the sun is beating down on my dash (and phone).

    • Skinja99

      I hear ya man. The Rezound has the best screen out there at the moment. I have played with them a ton in the stores too and came to the same conclusion.

       The OG droid may even look crisper than the Razr, probably due to it’s smaller size.

      Until we get a SAMOLED + in 720p, I may have to wait.

    • Anonymous

      You did not like the razr display oww. You are one of a few people that do not. Now, if you tell me about the bionic display i will agree with you. By the way i have both bionic and razr.

      • Guest

        ….

    • KSDroid01

      Great…now come the rumours of the RazrMaxx with and HD screen!

  • xformulax

    after watching the video again and comparing the black levels, the rezound (black level) looks just as bad as any other non-amoled display on the market… this saddens me because I thought maybe the rezound and the nexus would fight for my business, but the rezound is a definite non-purchase for me, leaving only the nexus.

  • wanting the nexus

    The Rezound also does not have the Notification Bar showing.  This makes the screen look bigger also.

  • Joseph Picone

    love the rezound!

  • Bigdaddyellison

    I haven’t seen the Nexus IRL, but I held the Rezound and the Razr side by side.  The clarity difference was barely noticeable but the Razr seemed brighter and more vibrant.  I couldn’t wait for the Nexus so I went into the store to get a Rezound and left with a Razr and don’t regret it at all.  They are all 3 great phones and I think it comes down to if you can wait for the Nexus (my OG gave out) and if not, you really need to look at them side by side and see which ones suits you best.  Another deciding factor for me is that the Razr isn’t that thick with a hard case on it but the Rezound seemed twice as big.

  • Are my eyes having problem? At 316ppi, the Galaxy Nexus’ PenTile display actually seems to make the text smoother than the Rezound. It’s especially apparent in the first image’s “A”.

    • xformulax

      I agree… at low resolution (ppi) pentile looks sort of bad because you can see where the subpixels are smudged, but at high resolution it almost has an anti aliasing effect to smooth fonts, where as the rezound has some obvious halo issues with black text on white background (maybe not enough to drive you nuts)

  • What white balance settings did you use for the pictures?  Were they taken at about the same spot with the same white balance setting or was some sort of auto white balance being used?
    All the screens look pretty good, in theory the Rezound will have best quality.  The Pentile screen isn’t that big of deal, the only thing that’ll be noticeable to the human eye at normal viewing distances will be an increase aliasing and moire. 

    • Blah, found it.  Kellex, I need to purchase a set of white and gray cards for you.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, particularly in an article like this comparing macro shots of the displays, it would be nice if the white balance were accurate and consistent among the photos. What did you “find” btw?

        • I agree.  The White balance is set to auto.  I agree, it would be nice for consistency.  I’ve seen in previous articles where people were complaining about the color of the screen from one phone to the other but the white balances were clearly different judging by the different shades of white between the pictures on the background.  

          On the bright side at least he is using Gimp. =D

  • Dan Thompson

    One thing I was concerned about was that the G-Nex is just Super Amo and NOT “Plus” or “Advanced”. I saw a regular Super AMOLED Screen (Galaxy S) and didnt like it at all. The Whites are not true white!! they have a blue hue to them that I DIDN’T notice in the Super AMOLED PLUS or ADVANCED screens I looked at(Galaxy SII etc) Nobody seems to mention the older Amoled technology used in G-Nex…..or does it even apply to the G-Nex xcreen? (I don’t know much about the screen tech)

  • Christopher Riner

    i love the placement of the phones in the video.  They have the rezound up top with the high pixel density, the razr at the bottom with the lower density samoled, and the nexus in the middle blending that nice density with the super amoled. I gotta say, I can see how htc’ers everywhere can defend this screen, but I think its pretty obvious that the nexus takes the cake on this one.  

    just a little sidenote (since I was talking to someone earlier about how usually verizon reps have no clue about anything), I walked into a verizon store earlier (and no this isn’t the beginning of a joke) to try and get them to double my data.  The first guy had no idea what I was talking about, and then the woman beside him chimed in, telling me it was only for new 4g phones (which I think she was wrong, right?  Does anyone know for sure if I am still eligible with my droid charge?).  Anyways, I asked about the galaxy nexus, and of course no release date that they know of.  When I told them I wanted to “rent” a razor until the nexus came out, the woman actually tried talking me into the fact that the charge that I have is way better than the razr.  I tell you no lie, this girl sat there and actually tried to argue the fact.  I guess she was just mad knowing I wasn’t going to keep the razr, but you’d think it would be their job to try and get you to buy new phones.  I walked out of the store with nothing– no double data on my line, no new line, and no new phone…

    • Anonymous

      I don’t think it’s obvious at all, but screen quality is subjective in the end.

      And I wouldn’t sell you one either if you were just going to return it, they can’t sell a used Razr back at full price, so better for them to just get you to leave and buy the Nexus at full price when it comes out. Selling you a razr you’ll just return in 14 days is asinine.

  • Tmax224

    droid life and were out peace….lmao

  • orion11100

    what? no Iphone 4 screen comparison?….  teehee

    • Anonymous

      This is the top 3, not the top 10.  

  • Anonymous

    phlpn.es/829r8s

  • Anonymous

    It’s all #whitefuckingnoise

  • Dominick DeVito

    The Rezound takes this round. Hard to beat LCDs.

    • Anonymous

      I agree with you. The nexus has the best software, but we still need to see how it works. The razr has everything so far 🙂

      • Guest

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        • Anonymous

          Crying again lol come out 1 badass69 face me like a man I’ll be easy cholo

          • Guest

            ha! a man??? your a little cum slurping faggitt.  i don’t want to get close to you..you might want to rape me gay boy!!

          • Anonymous

            That’s it let the anger out lol poor midget has his soul hurt lol. Go back to Arkansas hick

          • Guest

            slurp! slurp! lap it up angelFAGGIT77! ha!

          • Anonymous

            Go suck mandingos for cheap beer cholo. Hijo de tu puta madre lol

          • Guest

            slurp! slurp! time of another round.  go get it! ha!

          • Anonymous

            Orale carnal lol bitch, now cry by yourself, when you are brave enough to come with your nick look for me so I can defeat you as usual.

          • Guest

            lap that stuff up goy boy!!!

          • Guest

            go slurp some more faggo!!

      • Guest

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  • Anonymous

    : Idk but my RAZR is sharp.

  • Anonymous

    I am going to miss my DROIDX.

  • Travis John

    kellex you should use pictures instead of a video. Its much easier to see which is better that way. unless you can get all three videos playing the same video at the same time down to the very milli second. even then pictures work better. And put a galaxy sii in there just to see difference between the AMOLEDS. to many people are making a big deal over the fact that the HD AMOLED uses pentile when most people haven’t even seen it in person. they just hear pentile and think it looks like the droid x2’s screen or the bionic’s screen. Now that you have the galaxy nexus please clear the air on this. Also I would like to see a picture comparison between the Rezound’s Razr’s and GNex’s camera. You can throw in the galaxy sii or the 4s as a benchmark.

  • Vision-impaired 22 year old thanks you for this. Seriously, this helps a lot.

  • Glad I got the Rezound.

  • Bigsike

    First of all I’m getting the Nexus, second I think the Razr is a beautiful sleek and sharp phone. If it weren’t for the advantages of a Nexus OS I would defiantly be picking up the Razr. I have to admit I don’t think that the Nexus is now going to have that eye shock that I had hoped for. 

  • Anonymous

    Light on science, that’s fine.  Quite light on meaningfulness as well.

  • yeahyeahyeah

    I’ve always preferred the AMOLED screens to the LCDs, but after comparing RAZR vs. Rezound in real life, I was shocked at home much better the Rezound was.  Those who say you can’t tell the difference with the naked eye must be blind!  I’ll have to wait to compare the G-Nex to the Rezound, but I wouldn’t be surprised the Rezound screen looks noticeably better.  I’ll still probably go with G-Nex though….

  • John

    Went to 3 different VZW stores in my area throughout the day. All said, when asked about Nexus, end of Dec to beginning of Jan is latest ETA they’ve heard. Sure, prob pure bs(YES i know they’re just CSRs) but still….makes me ::sigh::

    • STiK

      I’d be shocked if it shows up before the end of the year… Not saying anymore 😛

  • Aoholmes95

    Super amoleds at night time are like shining a flashlight right in your face!

    • Fflan513

      You do know that brightness is adjustable. lol

    • xformulax

      I’d say the opposite… put an amoled vs traditional lcd on your nightstand at night with a desk clock using some dark text (dark red, blue, gray), and then tell me which screen keeps you up…. the amoled clearly shows only the clock (not the black background), where the typical LCD (like on my droid X) lights the whole screen up like a dark gray flashlight.

    • um no, its the other way around. LCDs are like flashlights even with a fully black colored screen. Amoleds have deep blacks and therefore much less of an flashlight effect.

  • Anonymous

    MOAR CLOSE UPS!!

  • Kellex I’m really liking the quality videos you have been posting (GNexus and ICS Overview), better than anything on Youtube. Keep it up!

  • Robertulintz

    Everyone continues to moan about the Nexus. It’s not out yet! How do you know that IS the phone!? Try and use the phones that are currently out. I’ve had the Razr for 2 weeks, and now the Rezound for 2. I will then decide on a phone when the Nexus is out. After I actually use them!!!
    Who gives a rats ass what logo is on the damn phone?
    As of now, the Rezound is much better than the Razr. I can say that because I have used them both.
    To say the Nexus IS the phone to get and whine about it is just………

    • Anonymous

      How do we know it’s the phone?  Because he bought the phone.  The only difference is it has a larger battery and an LTE radio.  Kind of a dumb thing to say honestly. 

      • Robertulintz

        But everyone has not. That’s the point. The reviews of the Nexus is from one person that actually has it. Everyone else demands to have it. Why? Use it first and then “want” it. By the time all is said and done, I will use all three for a period of time and then decide. The phone I lock into for the next 2 years is going to be the one I want. Not what everyone else wants. 

  • The Rezound “pops” from that desk from how thick it is. Jeez.

  • shdowman

    You do realize that it was YOU who got the masses all riled up months ago regarding PenTile…  😛

    • DBK

      lol Oh the irony  🙂

  • I prefer the “pop” on the SAMOLED screens so to me the Galaxy Nexus’s screen is the best. I am pretty sure you couldn’t tell a difference between the Nexus and the Rezound clarity wise. You can definitely tell the RAZR screen if the worst up close. For me its 720p or gtfo.

  • Darat532

    I really want to see an up close view of the IPS display of the LG Nitro HD. I have a feeling it is going to be the king of  clarity and vibrant colors. I have the Razr and absolutely love the display. It is one of the most responsive smart phones available at this time also.

  • Gerg04

    All 3 look nice. Still the G-nex for me but…. Am I the only one who’s going to miss the kickstand from the tbolt?????

    • shdowman

      Get a case with one on it… 🙂

      • Gerg04

        Well said sir… I was unaware this was an option! Long live the kickstand, especially if you can charge while using…

    • dude i love my kickstand !!! i am probably one of the few people that actually like the phone too lmfao

      • Mule0331

        I went from a bolt to the razr, and I have to be completely honest, the screen on the bolt was crisper and when I have my wifes bolt and my razr side to side there is no noticible diff in the speed. I dont do much multitasking so Im not really noticing any discernable diff in the speed. The 2 big things I have noticed is the battery life on the Razr is tons better, and my signal strength is much better on the Razr. There are many things I still like about the Bolt.

      • Gerg04

        Tbh I love my tbolt too…. If it weren’t for the sweet stockness that will be the G-Nex I would not get rid of my rooted and SOAB BAMF rom’d tbolt

    • Anonymous

      i love my Tbolts kickstand too. gonna miss it. I love my old Dinc and my Thunderbolt. outstanding performance. i was going to just jump for the rezound, but im just waiting to see how the G Nex feels. ill say this though, i LOVED the contrast on my Dinc (first batch Amoled screen). with that said ill probably favor the Gnex screen more.
      what i think is funny is ive been to like 4 Verizon stores to look at the Razr and rezoundb and not one of them had thr Rezound on display. every time they went to the back and got one out of the box. BUT the Razr was the first thing out on display……. whats with that sales marketing practice?

  • Jerry Lange

    I mean the whole phone not just the screen lol 

  • Jerry Lange

    Can you guys compare the galaxy nexus to the nexus s? I want to know the difference as i’ve played with a ns 

    • Everything is better on the Galaxy Nexus.

      • Anonymous

        Well played lol.

  • Anonymous

    Interesting to note from the very first picture is that it looks like the effective web site real estate is greater on the rezound and razr due to the galaxy nexus having on screen buttons.  A device with a 4.65″ screen has less real estate than phones with 4.3″ screens running gingerbread.  Granted the nexus will see more on the web page than the razr due to pixels, but still, that is almost disheartening.  I want my real estate!

    • xformulax

      you really think so? the soft key bar is only 95px in height… don’t feel like doing the math, but i’d wager your “real estate” is right around 4.3″

      now if you meant less overall resolution, then yes you’d be right… 1280×720 vs 1185×720, of course i’d imagine there will be some sort of gesture or hack to make the bottom bar hide out of the way.

    • Anonymous

      take a look at the video, the G nex screen looks alot bigger than the rezound. its not only longer but wider, noticably wider. i was actually surprized.

  • Anonymous

    Damn me for looking at this post on my “crappy” Bionic screen. I don’t know what the hell I’m looking at. :p

  • Ravnos CC

    Can you do some more close up text shots with different colors?  Not all websites use black on white 😛 maybe some white on black (ala hardocp)?  Thanks.

  • EC8CH

    caption:

    Whatshername, Beyonce, thatotherone

    they always put the sexiest one in the middle.

  • davetheAndroid

    Currently late afternoon….you think Verizon forgot something today? 

    • EC8CH

      that preorder story was a hack job.

      • Turbine Tech

        I called customer service to “pre-order” today and was directed to sign up at the Verizon Galaxy Nexus landing page…

        “If you sign up at the website you will be one of the FIRST to know when it is available.” 

        ^^^^^ Yeah right…Thought it was worth the 6 minutes on the phone for a shot in the dark…

  • Gaswalla

    I am an Android guy, so am only presenting this comparison: I’d never actually buy an Iphone.  The iphone 4 has 326 ppi.

    • EC8CH

      Very nice screen, but I think it’s too small.  I’ve had my OGD for two years now, and I want my next phone to have a larger screen. 

      I think a lot of people will buy these newer Android phones over the I*hone in large part because of the larger screens

    • Anonymous

      342, 326, 316ppi WTH is the difference? oh yeah thats right the other guys are 4.3″-4.65″ screens. they can take the 3.5″ and shove it…….. what good is it if you have to put it closer to your face to see it.

      • Anonymous

        ill take the larger screen with the higher resolution any way…

  • might be a good idea to tell people to watch this video in 720p instead of 360p or they’re all going to look like krap. 

  • Anonymous

    is there anyway to turn up the saturation through an app or something on a rooted phone? i just love to pump those colors 😀

  • Anonymous

    C’mon Kellex tell us which one that wows you :).

    The RAZR and the Galaxy Nexus definitely stood out with vibrant colors, and between them I would say the edge goes to the RAZR but still close and hard to tell viewing from a video.

    Will play with all three but i am definietly likeing the Nexus.  Thanks Kellex 🙂

    • EC8CH

      you know which one he likes better… it rhymes with Kellexus

      • Anonymous

        LOL,good one bro +1

  • Anonymous

    I’d say i like the galaxy nexus better from what I’ve seen. Bigger, more beautiful, and the phone doesn’t say HTC on it lol.

  • a week or two after Nexus is released in NA, something better will be announced. I gave up waiting for Samsung/verizon and got a Bionic for me, and Thunderbolt for the misses. It’s a never ending cycle.

  • I really like the nexus and RAZR displays the best, but that’s because I have a preference for the more vibrant and vivid colors than the natural coloring that the HTC displays. In the macro shots it’s so easy to tell how much clearer the Super LCD is, but I could care less about being able to see slight distortions. I wear glasses, my vision isn’t super human!

  • Whatinthe23

    Looks like all around great displays.

    So I guess the word is week of Dec. 5th is preorder and then shipping the 15th for the Nexus?

  • Pie-Guy

    I like pie….

  • Just for fun, you should have included the OG droid in this comparison.  The humor alone would have been great.  Maybe a new post!?!?

    • The DROID has a higher pixel density than the RAZR, so it actually wouldn’t look that bad. Lol

      Rezound: 341
      G-Nexus: 315
      DROID: 264
      RAZR: 256

      • See, another reason for the comparison.  Everyone needs to like my post so we can get the complete chart up!

        • Anonymous

          Funny you say that, the bionic I had looked awful compared to my OG. One of the reasons I returned it.

      • Anonymous

        And the OG Droid has an IPS display.  

        I just got home from the Verizon store less than 15 minutes ago to return the RAZR.  It’s just a pile of shit in my opinion.  Didn’t like the size, didn’t like the jaggies, and absoluted HATED the (non)Blur crap they put all over it.  Going from my CM7 OG Droid to the Razr wsa like stepping into hell.

        I will wait for the GN, and even though it will still be too big for my preference (I think 4 inches is the sweet spot for my hands), I sure hope it is a lot better on the software front than the Razr.  I will miss the SD card slot, but not as much as I hated the display and non-removable battery.

        • brah

          You mad about your small hands bro?

          • Anonymous

            Not that I should bother taking your adolescent wannameme comment seriously, but it’s a conversation worth having.  Phones are getting borderline too big.  I don’t have small hands, but I don’t have monster hands either.  I wear a size large golf glove, which is probably about average for the guys I know.  A 5″ phone wouldn’t be usable at all with small hands (Ron Jeremy for instance, has tiny hands, but I guess he could swipe with other … uh, things).

            I just like being able to reach the entire screen with one thumb without having to juggle the phone around much.  That’s easy on an iphone or OG Droid, doable on a 4-4.1″, but starts becoming a stretch with 4.5″ phones.  

            Really though, the biggest killer for my was the terrible Motorola software skin.  Even rooted, there were parts of it I couldn’t get rid of without screwing up the phone (like the gallery and other shitastic blurnovations).  The size was good enough.  The software just blew and I am not patient enough to wait for an AOSP based ROM while crossing my fingers that the locked down kernel isn’t going to be a major issue for flashing to it.

          • TC Infantino

            I agree with you about the RAZR seeming just too big for the hand.  I don’t have much experience with the MotoBlur skin, so I can’t comment on that.  I bought the Rezound after weighing the pros and cons of the top phones out- RAZR, Rezound, Nexus (though I had to rely on the reviews for the GNex).  I didn’t like the way the RAZR felt, too wide, way too light and all the weight was at the top, non-removable battery, and the exterior door for the sim and SD cards looked cheap and easily broken.  I don’t like that the Nexus does not have expandable memory, and basically that it is Samsung (their phones feel cheap and plasticy to me).  The Rezound has an excellent screen, and in fact doesn’t feel too large in my hands, most likely because the screen ratio is 16:9.  It has a good weight to it, seems solidly built, removable battery, expandable memory card and it looks great with the all black with red accents.  I have not given the camera a serious test yet, but the couple of shots I have taken look very good.  Coming from the OG Droid, the speed improvements alone are awesome, and I am coming to like the Sense skin and the versatility it has.  Though I do hope someone comes up with a root method for this so that I have the ability to get rid of the bloatware that is taking up valuable space.  I really would recommend this phone to anyone who is looking to upgrade, it is seriously a sweet piece of hardware.

          • Matt Hickman

             I have the Rezound also and have had the GNex and Razr and feel the Rezound is best because of size, screen, UI and beats audio.

          • Anonymous

            The software is great on the razr. you must be an idiot.

          • Emily

            The software is terrible on the razr. you must be an idiot.

          • Anonymous

            Maybe you are a bitch. Kellex even said that the razr software its good. Go play with your outdated sense.

          • Wiekdig

            Maybe you like to suck cock. Kellex loves it up the a-hole so I don’t take him serious at all.

          • Mikey

            I Don’t Mind Sense, I Replaced It With My Favorite; LauncherPro. While It’s Not Bad Hardware, Motorola Has ALWAYS Had Bad Software On Their Phones. There’s A Chance They Can Redeem Themselves With The Droid 4.

          • Anonymous

            They already did with the bionic. Once moto added the extra memory, the software its awesome. It dethroned sense and touchwiz.

          • Guest

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          • Anonymous

            Wetback got his feelings hurt again. You are a pig. Go take care of your retarded kids.

          • Guest

            slurp slurp.  lap it up you know you like the taste of it. ha!

          • She/He Mad.

          • Anonymous

            Are you crying so early?

          • Guest

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          • Stu

            Just cause Kellex says something does not make it universally true.  he may like it, i personally HATE moto blur and would take Sense over it any day.  But AOSP is where its at.

          • Anonymous

            Kellex has his facts straight most of the time.

          • Guest

            and you don’t know shit cum slurper.

          • there’s a difference between fact and opinion

          • Anonymous

            He does his things in here. Why are you complaining? You are on his blog. You are like guest aka 1 badass69 lol crying like a baby.

          • Guest

            slurp, slurp. time for so more. ha!

          • Guest

            all your dumbass comments are getting flagged and deleted. see douche bag most people out her think you are a worthless little piece of shit.

          • Anonymous

            Much like you.

          • Guest

            maybe your a faggitt and like to slurp cum!

          • Anonymous

            As far as stock, wth no rooting, (cause I don’t alter my phones) the Moto UI on the Razr is actually pretty nice.  I was fearing that it would be the same as my girl’s Atrix, but surprisingly, I found it much more pleseant.  For the fun of it, I installed Launcher EX to give it a test run and I found it less functional than the stock UI.

            And I can actually reach the whole screen with my thumb and use the phone one-handed all the time. Different strokes for different folks I guess.

          • Anonymous

            Well, in my defense, I did explicitly say it was just my opinion.  If others like it, go for it.  For me, it was an atrocity – I have a certain workflow and usage pattern and don’t like the way they locked it down and made it impossible (or very difficult) to get rid of the Blur stuff without breaking the phone.

            The hardware was nicely built, despite the jaggy screen and lack of removable battery – but I have come to expect that in high end motorola phones.   Certainly not the tank that the OG droid is, but still decent.

            Trust me, I wanted to love the phone (hold over 20k shares of Moto Mobility), but I just didn’t like it.  The Droid 4 might be the right phone for me.

          • beau

            I don’t understand your logic. Did you just walk in blind and randomly point to a phone and say “That one!” you said it was too big for you and you also said you didn’t like Blur. Both things are pretty obvious if you even held it once and played with it for 5 minutes. And then you say you’re thinking of getting the Droid 4? You have obviously learned nothing and are probably one of “those” people who gets the latest and greatest because your cousin/wife/mother told you it was awesome.

          • Anonymous

            I wholeheartedly disagree on the screen size.  I feel that 4.65″ is too small still. I’d like a 5 or maybe even 5.5″ screen size phone since it would totally negate any need I had for a separate tablet device.

            You must have really small hands if you can’t reach all areas of the RAZR screen without juggling it around.

          • Granted

            Hell yeah, the bigger the screen the better in my personal opinion. I do a lot of drawing on my phone and tablet so I like having more real estate. Plus steaming Netflix on the Galaxy Nexus I bet would be awesome! I think if the phone screen got to 6 inches, well that would be a little much to make calls on. It would be hilarious though to see some jackass making a phone call on a tablet size phone, haha!

          • Myfactwitterbookspace

            I have large hand. I can palm a basketball, yet it’s a stretch for my right thumb to reach across to the upper left corner of the screen while holding it with my right hand, phone resting on my pinky of my Bionic. The Razr is even harder to do. The Galaxy Nexus isn’t any bigger than a phone with a 4.3″ display, it just gets the extra real estate from the lack of physical buttons. In retrospect of saying he has small hands, you must have poor eyes if you need a 5 – 5.5″ phone screen. You could always get alaodock 500, Web top accessories with hd station & smart controller, or if you want a REALLY big screen, get those old school glasses that Sony made back in 1998 that you plug in to your tv/vcr/dvd player that makes it look like you’re looking at a movie screen 🙂

          • Waiting

            Totally agree…my 7″ tablet is just too big to fit my pockets easily…A 4.5″to 5″ screen would be ideal. Here is hoping that the nexus screen is what I’m looking for!
            Now if they will release it before the ‘4 gig for the price of 2’ event is over, I’ll be set.Just my thoughts.

          • I think it’s a good conversation but everyone is going to have slightly different opinions on it. I have my dislikes about certain things on the RAZR coming from an Incredible. Overall though I like it. I thought the blur thing was awesome the first time I saw it. I also have an anti-glare screen protector on it n that makes my screen not as shiny for some reason, so maybe that’s why it doesn’t annoy me.  

          • Rezound_replaced_OG

            lol- The RAZR is definitely too wide for the majority of normal people’s hands. 

            I actually just upgraded to the Rezound from having my OG Droid for 25 months.  The Rezound is great- the display is awesome and it is super fast.  The dual core 1.5 combined with 4G LTE blows away my OG Droid- it’s like upgrading from a Prius to a Corvette. 

            Unfortunately a $50 Rezound was too good to pass up.  I guess I will be getting the quad core Moto Nexus when it comes out at the end of 2012.  Enjoy the Galaxy everyone!

          • Out of all that he said that is what you commented on??  Wow.

        • Anonymous

          Ever hold the droid X? The Nexus is just about the same width. The Razr feels very wide and weird in my hand. 

        • Anonymous

          since when did the OG Droid have an IPS display????? i had one at launch, and i can tell you it has no such thing.

          • Anonymous

            OG Droid had the best display at the time and arguably the best until the iPhone 4 came out. It is a standard RGB IPS panel with 264 PPI and some of the best color reproduction around.

          • James Friedman

            I agree in fact it even won awards for best mobile picture display. The colors really pop, and are very well balanced. Very comparable to the iphone 4 display

            http://www.displaymate.com/best.html#mobile

          • Bob

            Android to the death but i must say, retina display>

          • Anonymous

            Motorola kinda ruined the benefits of the IPS in the Droid by having such a large gap between the gorilla glass capacitive panel and the IPS LCD.  You can’t’ appreciate the nice viewing angles IPS gives you because the screen is too recessed from the glass for you to see it well from an angle.

          • Anonymous

            As posted below, Dr. Soneira of Displaymate stated the Droid had an IPS display after doing a full review and teardown.  He knows more about displays than any of us could ever dream, so if he says it’s an IPS, I believe it.

            quoted from his website:
            “Motorola Droid: In Plane Switching IPS LCD

            Excellent 3.7 inch 16:9 Aspect Ratio display with a native resolution of 854 x 480.

            Very accurate colors and intensity scales are very close to a calibrated studio monitor.”

        • djjsin

          i have a droid x.  i went down to verizon the other day to get a rezound or razr as well, and then return it so i can get a nexus.  I played with the razr in the store and just couldnt stand the blur or the shape and feel of it.  the screen also looked like ass compared to the rezound.  So i got the rezound.  Though i though it was decent, wasnt as thick feeling as i expected..but i hated the htc sense, and the battery life was atrocious.  I couldnt even drive from los angeles to vegas while streaming the iheartradio and using the gps, with the screen on the lowest setting, WHILE THE DEVICE WAS PLUGGED IN.

          So i returned it, and what happened next is a story for another time….i’m giving up alot of things for the galaxy nexus (sd card/no usb mass storage…some of the same reasons i stayed away getting the iphone)…i just want them to give something concrete, its getting a bit rediculous.  here we are at the end of november and still no concrete date…while its released in other countries.

          • Anonymous

            98.7 FTW!

      • Anonymous

        It’s not just the pixel density either, the DROID has an excellent looking LCD screen.

        • Anonymous

          but the droid it is small that is why it looks good. A small display with a lot of resolution. The iphone has the best display but at 3.5 not good enough.

          • Anonymous

            Nope, the Droid’s display is better than the iPhone’s.  PPI isn’t everything and the Droid’s LCD has better color accuracy and contrast.  You can’t even notice the difference in PPI between the two.

          • Anonymous

            So the best display ever made is between the droid and the rezound. Have you seem the one in the razr? How do you like it?

          • Anonymous

            The Razr’s display could be better, having said that, it’s pretty damn good.  In my opinion.

          • Anonymous

            I know, but moto will make it better. Look at moto new software, it dethroned sense and touchwiz.

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          • Anonymous

            I’ve looked at an iPhone 4 next to my Droid and you’re right the DPI difference is minimal.  The thing that makes the iPhone look better to my eyes is that there’s no gap between the LCD and the glass.  

          • Guest

            dude you should use an ip spoofer or an anonymous web broswer site if your going to troll me as a guest.  don’t you know anything?? your ip address shows. ha!  I have a few places booked marked if you want them.

          • Anonymous

            Like I give a crap.  Don’t know what you’re talking about.

          • Tonio

            err…no,  the iPhone has a better display.  I am an OG Droid owner, and when I look at an iPhone 4, it’s like looking at the future.  But that’s ok, cause the OG Droid has a great display in its own right.

          • Anonymous

            Why because the iphone has a pretty UI? Don’t confuse the two.

            http://www.displaymate.com/Motorola_Droid_ShootOut.htm

            Like I said, the Droid’s display actually has more accurate colors than the iphone’s.

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    • EC8CH

      I remember comparing the OG Droid to the BB Bold when we first were deciding what phones to get in our office.  Needless to say the screen alone was reason enough to get the OGD.

      Verizon Guys really wanted us to get the Blackberries at that time.  Now that our contracts are up they really want us to get the Bionic or the RAZR as soon as possible.

    • The OG droid should just be in every comparison by default

      • My OG Droid is staying with me forever. I can’t sell such a device. It’s part of history! (and still my current phone)

        • OG Droid

          I turned mine into a mp3 player with google music; its like it has been reborn.

          • James Friedman

            Might have to do that myself…although right now the wait for the GN is making me think evil thoughts about destroying my once prized possession. Maybe there is hope for the OG 

    • Eric Kwan

      Or the iPhone 4S screen, since—let’s be honest—that’s the phone people will be comparing these against.

    • Anonymous

      I’ll take a SAMOLED display over anything out threre.
      – sent from my sensation 4g-

      • Deewc74

        Yeah I thought so too until I saw it on the Razr. The 720 on the rezound is clean

        • Zeadaplaya

          Razr is only AMOLED.

          • Anonymous

            Nope, it’s SAMOLED

          • Anonymous

            Technically it’s Super AMOLED – Advanced, which is a SAMOLED display and layout with SAMOLED Plus’ power consumption.

        • Anonymous

          The Rezound screen is gorgeous, BUT, you just can’t beat the 100,000:1 contrast ration of SAMOLEDs. Even if you rewatch the above video on the black parts, the rezound looks like a light bulb covered in black construction paper to the other 2. On it’s own, you may not notice, but next to the others you do.

          Once Samsung finishes merging SAMOLEDs Plus technology with HD next year, everyone else will be a very distant second.

  • nexus? :(

    wow…. the hd-lcd rezound blows these pentile amoleds away…

    • Anonymous

      I really thought that the Rezound looked dull and drab next to the pure blacks of the sAMOLEDs, both in the above video and in person. The only place where the SLCD seems to shine is in macro shots. Just an opinion.

      • Anonymous

        Resolution is king!  Better color and contrast doesn’t matter.

        /s

      • Darat532

        The worse thing about the rezound is that it really lags. I tried this phone out and the Razr was faster and smoother than the Rezound. I really feel that Motoblur is the best skin on the devices right now just narrowly beating out Touchwiz. I absolutely hate HTC sense it is very intrusive and it really lags your phone down.

        • Deewc74

          Sense Sux but so far it has smoked the razor in quality.I had the razr returned it due to batt life and the screen looked great but the pixel problem became increasingly noticable. The screen on the Rezound is awesome I just wish it was backed by samoled.Butt the batt life smokes the razr

        • Anonymous

          I have been saying that all along, but these fools do not listen to me. Moto has made the best software right now. We just have to see how good is ICS. The faster device right now are the two best devices on the planet. The razr and GS2.

          • Guest

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          • Anonymous

            Keep crying wetback lol. Let all the anger out. I hurt your soul forever guest aka 1 badass69 how is your retarded familia lol

          • Guest

            keep slurping up that cum fagg boy you know you like the taste of it right after he takes it out of your ass and blows it down your throat. 

          • Anonymous

            Let the anger wetback. You and your retarded family sleep in a small room and you sleep on top of the other lol. Your wife is deformed your soul is destroy by me the king of all trolls lol keep suffering like the bitch that you are.

          • Guest

            it’s okay gay boy… it okay to be a cum slurper these days.  keep licking up all that cum.  you know you like a big ole hard cock in your mouth.  it’s yummy to you! ha!

          • Anonymous

            That’s how I like it keep crying drinking your own cheap beer guest aka 1 badass69 lol what a loser you are 4.5 you are a midget with big head like the midget in the series games of thrones lol lol lol

          • Guest

            slurp! slurp!  you know you need to go back for more you love it so much. ha!

          • Guest

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          • Guest

            slurp! slurp!

          • Guest

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    • Anonymous

      go see them in person, you’ll change your mind even with the SAMOLED Plus

  • EC8CH

    For all the complaining that went on regarding the size of the G-Nex due to its 4.6″ screen, it’s size is almost indistinguishable from the RAZR and Rezound in this post’s picture.

    • Jorge

      I’m pretty sure there were complaints that all three phones were big (ie. larger bezels than my Thunderbrick).

      • EC8CH

        Yes there were, but I think the G-Nex was singled out even more because it’s screen was even bigger (and probably because it is a Nexus device).  From what I’ve experienced with holding a RAZR, I think all three look like a decent size for people who are looking for a larger screen.  None of them seem too large.

        • Alan

          Nah, that’s just you remembering the negative posts about the Nexus more.

          • EC8CH

            That could be, but people mocked the RAZR as being too large and then made the G-Nex sound ridiculous for having even a larger screen.

            Bottom line, most people aren’t going to notice that the RAZR is a bit wider or that the G-Nex is a bit longer.  If their are looking for a larger phone they’ll probably be equally happy with the size of either.

          • Anonymous

            Exactly, some of us have been saying this from the beginning.

          • EC8CH

            this photo demonstrates this very clearly

          • Anonymous

            Holding the RAZR it just didn’t feel good in my hand. I think the thin edges had a lot to do with that. The Rezound felt great and I am hoping the GNex will too.

          • cpug5150

            Put a case on it, that’ll thinken it up and do that with the Rezound and it’ll surely be a brick.

          • Anonymous

            People were mocking the Razr’s width as well even though it’s a difference of 1 mm.

          • The reason the screen is the same size in the photo above is because the “buttons” are visible on the Galaxy Nexus.  When they are not in use the entire screen is used for things like video as you can see in the video playback.  I “think” that when the buttons are lit up on the Nexus it forms to a 4.3 inch screen.

          • GC736

            I believe EC8CH was referencing the size of the phone as a whole, not the screen size. The disappearing buttons are the reason for the lack of overall size difference.

          • Anonymous

            The only thing that messed up the nexus was that it was made by samsung. My best features are call quality and radios and samsung is lacking those. ICS is the best, i just wish moto would of made the nexus 🙂

          • Anonymous

            I am with you there.

          • Anonymous

            🙂 I feel moto now has the best software. They improved it, why samsung can’t improve their radios and gps problems? The next moto device will have the best display and camera, you will see.

          • Guest

            looks like you have a new friend that you can slurp his cum up.

          • Guest

            ….

    • Jikhead

      Yep, that extra .25″ in screen real estate is in the new on-screen buttons.  The screen will technically be the same as a 4.3″ all the time except when watching videos and the on-screen buttons go away.

  • Eh

    So, pretty much in real world use, it doesn’t really matter. What I do care about, though, is which uses less battery.

    • Eh

      Hmmm, I’m going to guess and say battery life difference isn’t that noticeable in real life either.

      • Jason

        Despite all the technical stuff people are just copying and pasting here, in the end it doesn’t really make much difference. The video/photo quality, smudges and scratches on your screen or protector matters a whole lot more.

    • Battery life shouldn’t be that much different between the 3.

      • Anonymous

        Kellex, so tomorrow will be 1 week from the 8th, if we don’t see the pre-order, ya thinking we’ll cruise past that release rumor as well?  Just curious.  

        • Up2bKrzy

          99.9% chance you will NOT see anything for preOrders tomorrow. Last conversation I had on it was the device WILL NOT  come anytime before the wk of 12/12 and that is a given. PreOrders may start before that but they will not be in stores or ship prior to 12/12.  There is just to much bad info on the web about the Nexus which is why everyone is so up in arms over it. If people would have listened 6+wks ago to some of the ACTUAL GOOD info around no one would be upset about the release date at this point. 

      • Hotsawce69

        It will be when you throw extended batteries in the mix….Razr = not an option, Gnex = third party if it is available at all and Rezound = phone is already a brick…..so what’s a girl to do?????

  • Angryunibrow

    YAY for videos!

  • Anonymous

    So looks like I’m gonna need bigger pockets!  Oh YEAH!

  • Anonymous

    Man, dat galaxy nexus screen looks gorgeous!~

  • Anonymous

    I really like this article, it has some useful and informative data. However, I have been refreshing this site every 10 minutes for the past two days and when I see the word “Galaxy Nexus,” I get a bit disappointed when it’s not followed by “available for Pre-order.”

  • Looking like the Rezounds LCD screen is besting the SAMOLED. Oh, well. I’m still getting the Nexus. 

    • Anonymous

      remember rezound has a higher ppi so of course it will look better

      • The Rezound is also RGB stripe, not PenTile RG-BG like the Galaxy Nexus. Still you shouldn’t be able to notice too big of a difference between the two, the G-Nex should also have better color.

      • Anonymous

        I’ll take a SAMOLED display over any other screen out there.

    • EC8CH

      no doubt if getting the absolute best quality display is your goal, then you need to seriously consider the Rezound.

      • Anonymous

        No sAMOLED< no sale. Just my opinion, but I prefer a great contrast all the time to less pixelation in a macro shot. Of course, this is the beauty of Android: choice.

        • EC8CH

          my wife got a DInc before they switched to the LCD screen. The images do seem to pop off the screen more than on my OGD.  I guess it depends on what you value more, contrast ratio or color accuracy.

          • Anonymous

            OLED panels can be color calibrated for accurate colors just like LCDs, they have a much wider color gamut than LCDs as well.

          • EC8CH

            most ppl aren’t calibrating their phone displays though and the OLED screens I’ve seen look a bit over saturated.

          • Anonymous

            True enough.

          • Anonymous

            How do you calibrate it?

          • Guest

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      • Anonymous

        You are an idiot. The best display the iphone has it then the rezound. Get your facts straight

        • djjsin

          rezound has a better dpi then iphone

          • Anonymous

            But the iPhone has a smaller display.

          • Combatmedic870

            Exactly! the rezound has a larger screen AND more PPI! im thinking your having a hard time wrapping you brain around that. my brother has an iphone 4s and he LOVES the rezounds screen.

          • Anonymous

            I like it too idiot.

          • Guest

            …..

          • Guest

            Pixels per inch (ppi) is independent of screen size.

          • Guest

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          • Anonymous

            we all are fully aware the iphone is pure garbage. no need to bring this up.

        • EC8CH

          You call me an idiot and then justify that with a nonsensical sentence that I think almost completely agrees with my original statement.

          I think it’s clear here who the idiot is.

          • Anonymous

            It is you lol

          • EC8CH

            Congratulations, you’re MotoTrolling has reach a new level of absurdity in this article.

            I didn’t think it was possible, but you’ve found a way to sound even more deranged and clueless than usual.

            Bravo sir! 

          • Anonymous

            You are letting all the anger because your nexus was delayed lol

          • EC8CH

            Are your thoughts complete when they leave your head and they just get messed up as you type them out, or is your brain just a jumble of incomplete sentences and Motorola asskissing?

          • Anonymous

            what more did you expect from a 12 year old?

          • Guest

            AMEN!!!  a little cum slurping faggit. he’s a major fuckking loser!  probably raped by his father.

          • Anonymous

            At least I am kissing the best. You are kissing samsung’s as, which are inferior to moto. You are a slut.

          • EC8CH

            So you’re telling me it’s the latter?

          • Anonymous

            Motorola is the best period. Go have sex with your dog.

          • Guest

            go fuckk your father!

          • Guest

            the only thing you are kissing is some guy’s dick.

          • Guest

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        • Guest

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    • Anonymous

      Saw the Rezound at Best Buy and I’m very jealous of the crispness compared to my D3.  What a difference 2 months can make on phones…

      • Anonymous

        HTC has the best display out of the three. The best camera and front facing camera as well. It seems HTC is focusing on those features rather than battery, call quality and processors.

        • Guest

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    • Anonymous

      I always have said that the best display is the one that HTC uses 🙂 It has more natural colors than amoled.

      • Guest

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  • Wow, you can see how blue the GALAXY Nexus is, and how the Pentile display on the RAZR really takes away from the quality.

  • Mysterion (droidforums.net)

    The Galaxy Nexus is king!

  • Desmond Abrams

    Just Kidding but seriously these are all great phones.. Personally, screen is not the determining factor for my decisions in smart phones. Too many times have I seen a phone with a great screen but still lags or no lag but a less than stellar screen. I just  got ICS and some Gala Nexus in my hand… 

  • Bryan Paul

    Ugh, the Rezound’s screen definitely  begs me to pick it up to play with it. Even if it does cost me the restocking fee when the nexus comes out…

    • Do it, the screen and phone are brilliant. If verizon hadn’t loaded it up with bloatware it would be almost perfect. Needs ICS though 🙂 Better than the razr by far though. 

  • I want the Nexus, dammit!!

    • Anonymous

      Then, you shall have it, but right after I get one on Dec 8th!  If it happens…. let’s just be grateful if they get it too us in time to play with it on Christmas Day!  Here’s to some non-empty hoping and wishing!

    • Crazydog

      Me too! I just dropped my Incredible facedown on a sidewalk today, and the screen got all cracked! I need mah new phone dammit! 😛

      • Anonymous

        Very easy screen replacement. They sell the dgitizer assembly on Amazon for around $20. Had to change my wifes twice. Get a tool kit for $5 also. their is an instruction video on youtube. Even if you are not going to keep the phone, you can sell it for close to $100. It is worth about 5 broken.

    • Anonymous

      Ouch! My DInc is looking really good right now. Sorry bro.

      This comment was meant for Crazydog.

  • Desmond Abrams

    First!!

    • Vaglvr

      grow up

    • Pardes33

      get a life….

    • Anonymous

      Why do so many people say “first” 5 or 6 posts in?

      Just cause it shows no other posts yet doesn’t mean you are first.

      Being first is an art form. 🙂

  • EC8CH

    Awesome Comparison