1. Villain's Avatar
    10-24-2012 08:28 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    The 900 is already great in bright sunlight, so it is terrific to see Nokia improving on that feature in the 920.
    10-24-2012 09:08 PM
  3. Winterfang's Avatar
    Basically what I expect. No device is really visible in bright light yet, it's just not happening for at least 2 years.
    10-24-2012 10:22 PM
  4. Villain's Avatar
    Maybe it's the angle BUT I didn't see a huge difference myself.
    10-24-2012 10:25 PM
  5. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Basically what I expect. No device is really visible in bright light yet, it's just not happening for at least 2 years.
    The Nokia Lumia 900 is the first device I've owned that was visible in bright sunlight. I am able to see the screen without cupping my hand over the screen to shade the device from the sun, and I am able to see the screen while wearing sunglasses.
    10-25-2012 12:01 AM
  6. jimski's Avatar
    That video was sloppily done. Reality is I can view my L900 screen in bright Florida sunlight. That's a fact Jack. Couldn't say that about any other phone or PDA I have ever owned.

    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express Pro
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    10-25-2012 12:43 AM
  7. brmiller1976's Avatar
    The Lumia 900 is only visible if you crank up the brightness to "max" and turn off the auto dim. With autodim on, it's no more legible than any other phone.
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    10-25-2012 01:23 AM
  8. Villain's Avatar
    The Lumia 900 is only visible if you crank up the brightness to "max" and turn off the auto dim. With autodim on, it's no more legible than any other phone.
    ahhh that was one thing I wasn't sure on.

    turning up and turning off auto dim isn't something I would do myself just because I like a good lasting battery.
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    10-25-2012 03:35 AM
  9. Gaichuke's Avatar
    Remember that Lumia 920 is supposed to have that automatic 'extra brightness' mode that will activate when in direct sunlight. It is supposed to have extra 20% of brightness not available by user adjustment and some color correction algorithms (probably oversaturating them on purpose as colors tend to look washed out in direct sunlight).
    metalchick719, aubreyq and Xsever like this.
    10-25-2012 04:34 AM
  10. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    I can't see my screen when in direct sunlight. But I've never tried high brightness. Didn't even know about extra 20% brightness.
    10-25-2012 08:29 AM
  11. Winterfang's Avatar
    All Windows Phones have a High Contrast mode. It will just max the bright settings and give you black tiles with a white background. It should make things more legible.
    10-25-2012 10:04 AM
  12. brmiller1976's Avatar
    I don't know about you guys, but my 900 never worked in the sun with autodim on. I had to turn it off and crank up the brightness to max. Even then, it was only marginally better.
    10-25-2012 11:12 AM
  13. Winterfang's Avatar
    Marginally better is still better. Hence why they chose it as a bullet point, my Optimus 7 at it's brightest actually hurts me eyes and it can be seen "nice" on the beach but that's not real world use and it will drain the battery fast. I tend to just ignore that visibility thing as it's just marketing that won't have any real world use.
    aubreyq likes this.
    10-25-2012 11:29 AM
  14. DungMasterFang's Avatar
    Oh look, someone unleashed the shills.

    Lumia 900 wins outdoor readability test, Galaxy S and iPhone 4 split second | The Verge

    And the Lumia 920 just improves on the best outdoor screen out there(Lumia 900)

    Nokia Lumia 900 40k lux:


    HTC desire 40k lux:
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    Laura Knotek likes this.
    10-25-2012 01:55 PM
  15. baseballbert's Avatar
    That video was sloppily done. Reality is I can view my L900 screen in bright Florida sunlight. That's a fact Jack. Couldn't say that about any other phone or PDA I have ever owned.

    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express Pro
    Very nice "Stripes" reference btw!
    10-25-2012 06:15 PM
  16. brmiller1976's Avatar
    Galaxy S, iPhone 4 and HTC Desire? Why not throw the Samsung Instinct, Palm Treo 755p, and SonyEricsson P910i in as "current devices" as well?!? :P
    1jaxstate1 likes this.
    10-25-2012 09:15 PM
  17. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    Lmfao
    10-25-2012 09:47 PM
  18. metalchick719's Avatar
    I always have trouble seeing my iPhone 4's screen in bright sunlight, so I can't wait to compare it to my WP8 Nokia phone when I get it.
    10-25-2012 09:50 PM
  19. AngryNil's Avatar
    I can't see my screen when in direct sunlight. But I've never tried high brightness. Didn't even know about extra 20% brightness.
    Just to clarify, the extra 20% is something Nokia is doing with the 920, not the 900.
    1jaxstate1 likes this.
    10-26-2012 01:43 AM
  20. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    Just to clarify, the extra 20% is something Nokia is doing with the 920, not the 900.
    thanks, I would have stood out in the sun for an hour trying to get it to work on my 900.
    10-26-2012 07:00 AM
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