Nokia Lumia 900 wins best outdoor readability test, congrats Nokia CBD

| May 8, 2012 | 106 Replies

The Verge reports on some info by DisplayMate that crowns the Nokia Lumia 900’s display as the best for outdoor readability.

The DisplayMate Contrast Rating for High Ambient Light for the displays ranges from a low of 15 (HTC Desire) to a high of 90 (Nokia Lumia 900). From both the Lab Measurements and the Screen Shot Viewing Tests (below) the top performing device for display viewability under Bright Ambient Lighting is the Nokia Lumia 900. This results from a combination of its high screen Brightness and low screen Reflectance, which Nokia calls ClearBlack technology.


Nokia really did step up where things counted with their Clear Black Display technology – something that actually counts in the usability of phones when we’re outdoors. It makes the displays super readable outdoors but also the blacks melt into the bezel (when AMOLED) helping even LCD screens.

I like how I don’t have to cover up the phone’s screen to see what’s on it. This is just something that cannot be appreciated on paper.

There was another story back in April that I don’t think I managed to write about – it was another Display Mate test showing that Nokia Lumia 900 had the lowest reflectance, something that also helps in general usage of the phone.

Source:displaymate via

Cheers stylinred for the tip!


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