HD Video and Gallery: Nokia E7 Clear Black Display Outdoor sunglight visibility test. It's bloody good that's what!
The major fear of AMOLED screens is their inability to be visible in sunlight. LCD screens can suffer similar fates too. My Samsung Camera for instance has a vampiric screen and dies when outdoors (hence these outdoor shots not being that good). But you can see that in very bright sunlight, the 4″ CBD (CLEAR BLACK DISPLAY) screen of the Nokia E7 copes amazingly well. What’s more, you cannot really appreciate how great the E7 CBD screen looks through this camera and your computer screen. Truly blacker blacks, much more vibrant colours. You really have to see it in person. In a later post, I will show you indoor comparisons with the N900 and the difference is night and day.
People have ridiculed Nokia for not putting the latest screen technology on their phones and bigging up the “plain” AMOLED on the N8 (which, btw has decent sunlight visibility – not sure if there are similar polarizing filers ala C7). Now, with CBD on the E7 and budget C6-01 Nokia have something which is arguably comparable if not better than Super AMOLED.
Now in the video below, we bring the E7 outdoors in the morning sun to face mr Sun. The N900’s LCD TFT display is actually quite ok in the sun. The backlight sort of washes away till you have just a plain monochrome looking LCD display. The E7, there’s very little change – you can still see the rich colours outdoors. The only thing that would prevent visibility is the slight reflection on the screen.
As with AMOLED, the viewing angle is fantastic. The only thing that really stops readability are some slight reflections from the display, but they’re minimal (though surprisingly exaggerated by these pictures/videos)
In terms of resolution, the nHD isn’t that detectable, and looking surprisingly sharp given the big 4″ stretch. In a future post, you will see that the CBD screen looks like it’s printed glossy paper