T-Mobile G2x - The Display

The word gorgeous doesn’t do the 4” display justice. In this day and age, with most of the high end devices releasing with qHD screens, the WVGA resolution isn’t going to light the world on fire, but it’s an IPS panel that looks pretty phenomenal. Part of that has to do with the colour calibration, which looks pretty spot on (though we unfortunately have no way to verify this on smartphones like we do with notebooks), as well as the greater viewing angles.

Display Brightness

Display Brightness

Display Contrast

Our measured tests say that it’s towards the higher side of average when it comes to brightness and contrast, but definitely still in the middle of the pack. The black levels are not so great, which hurts the contrast ratio, but overall, it’s not particularly otherworldly from a measurable standpoint. Solid, definitely, but I’d say the display looks better than the numbers indicate. The white point of 7000 K is slightly cooler than the Sensation’s display (6500 K), but warmer than Samsung’s Infuse (8000 K). Samsung tends to use oversaturated blues, in my experience, so it’s pretty consistent.

But as much as I like the G2x’s display, the Sensation’s qHD display is probably a better bet. It’s just as bright and still very good looking, as well as getting you the higher pixel density. It’s not quite up to the Retina Display 300+ PPI level, but it’s getting there - 256 PPI is nothing to scoff at. I’ve noticed that Android tends to work better with more screen real estate, so the Sensation has the edge with 35% more pixels at your disposal.

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  • amankumar - Thursday, August 4, 2011 - link

    want some super cool android HD games to unleash its potential, here's the link:
  • aegisofrime - Thursday, August 4, 2011 - link

    In fact I am, I'm on Lite'ning 5.0 at the moment, although I think what's really making a difference here is the governor used in the kernel. Perhaps your SGS2 is not scaling up to 1.2Ghz during the Sunspider benchmark. I know from some discussion on the XDA forums that the default Samsung governor is very conservative with it's scaling.

    Also, I find it interesting that fellow readers are reporting vastly superior results with Cyanogenmod 7. I'm going to try that and report back. Any ideas on the reason for the improvement? Is CM7 using a superior Java engine?
  • pata2001 - Friday, August 5, 2011 - link

    "Every time you wake the phone from display sleep, whatever the last displayed screen was will briefly flash on the display for maybe a tenth of a second, before changing to the correct image."

    This seems to be a bug of Android's own launcher. I have this issue on my Nexus One also. Using an alternate launcher "fix" the problem.
  • MadGoatVTX - Friday, August 5, 2011 - link

    Whats up with the distributor holdin' the phone up?... I srsly had to register to ask this question ;-)
  • MadGoatVTX - Friday, August 5, 2011 - link

    srry didnt see the "pages" of replies... an interesting use for a car part... but honestly i dig it. I think a lot of us tech enthusiasts are car/bike people...
  • NAunimusofECC - Sunday, August 7, 2011 - link

    lol, did somebody have to use a G2x after their car stopped working?

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