2.6″ vs. 2.8″ – Which display is better?

In the last few days I´ve made some comparison´s between the Nokia N95 and N95 8GB. I´ve made a main comparison, a camera comparison and a comparison between the old and the new multimedia-menu.

Today I want to compare the displays of both devices.

Both devices come with a display-resolution of 240×320 pixels. That means that the display has 76800 pixels. That is okay, but not good if you look at the display of a N90 or N80; both of this devices have a resolution of 352×416 pixels, that means they have major 146432 pixels!

The N95 has a 2.6″ display which is 4cm wide and 5.3cm long. The N95 8GB´s display is 0.2″ bigger and so it is 2.8″. It is 4.3cm wide and 5.7cm long.

In the N95 there are 3622 pixels per sqarecentimeter (cm²). The N95 8GB has only 3134 pixels/cm², that are about 500 pixels less than in the classic N95.

As you can see the N95 8GB´s display is bigger, but also has less pixels/cm², that means that the pixels itself are bigger and so they show images less sharp than the pixels in the N95.

The contrast of the N95 8GB´s display is better than in the classic N95, and the background-light is also stronger. The N95 8GB has a window in front of its display to protect the display itself, but this is not a advantage in every situation: If you use your phone in the sun or in bright light the window will reflect more than the blank display. The normal N95 hasn´t this window, so the display isn´t protected very well. You can also notice this if you touch the display with your finger or a pen – it will discolor like the flatscreen of a computer.

Now I want to show you comparison pictures:

(*click to enlarge)

Verdict

As you can see the pictures in the N95´s display are more clear, but also darker. The N95 8GB has a very bright and big display, but the pictures look a little bit blurred.

The N95 has no window before its display, this is very good in the sun, but the display can be also damaged very fast. This problem was solved with the window before the N95 8GB´s display. This window is good, but in bright light conditions it is very annoying when everything is reflecting on it.

~ by Christian on April 9, 2008.

13 Responses to “2.6″ vs. 2.8″ – Which display is better?”

  1. Great review. I agree totally, as I have both the N95-1, and N95-2, and see the differences, in particular the reflection on the N95-2 on a sunny day, its very hard to see the display at all in some cases.

    Keep up the good work.!

    Micky

  2. […] & N95-2 screen review comaprison Some good points. 2.6″ vs. 2.8″ – Which display is better? Symbian World __________________ N95-1 with 8GB MicroSD, & N95-2 […]

  3. thx, Micky!

  4. nice review🙂 hope there will be more reviews about N95&N95 8gb🙂

  5. I think I’ll quick with my 352×416 N80.

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  7. so 8gb is blurry you say?? I have never been one to get a black 8gb N95, like my N95-1 better. God help the 8GB owners when they slightly scratch the camera lense too, seeing as it has no protection. Its sad that Nokia reckon the 8GB is some sort of upgrade when honestly, with no mmc slot and no camera protection….and just a larger screen to its name?? Honestly nokia, get a grip!

  8. I have noticed the build quality of the 8G version to be much better. It feels much better put together. The normal N95 feels very cheap like a cheap Chinese toy.

  9. Ok I still think that the n95 8gb display is better than the one of the n95 I own them both. It s not only brighter if you look at the Display of the n95 8gb you really notice the difference the colors are much better looking. And the difference between the matrix of both phone is not that big…

  10. […] guess you missed this thread then? N95-1 & N95-2 screen review comaprison 2.6″ vs. 2.8″ – Which display is better? Symbian World __________________ N95-1 with 8GB MicroSD, & N95-2 8GB […]

  11. […] with your finger or a pen – it will discolor like the flatscreen of a computer. Source.. 2.6″ vs. 2.8″ – Which display is better? Symbian World My link.. N95-1 & N95-2 screen review comaprison __________________ N95-1 with 8GB […]

  12. i also trying to find the info about the dfrence between n95 black or silver..the black is 8 gb n the lcd is wider. which one better ha.. i heard tht the internal memory made virus hard or cant removed! is it true? malaysia

  13. Personally I prefer the N95-1, but the N95 8GB is also very good. There are almost no viruses for S60 devices, so don’t worry about a virus on your phone.

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