Samsung's Omnia II vs Nokia's N900 in direct sunlight

UPDATE: This video has been removed from YouTube

Yesterday we posted a video comparing the Samsung Omnia II's OLED vs the Nokia N900's LCD (and the OLED is much better, of course). Now the same user has uploaded another video, showing how the displays behave in direct sunlight - and the OLED is much better. This is interesting, as usually people say that OLED are very bad in such conditions. A couple of months ago we posted a story on this - showing examples of OLEDs in sunlight that are completely non-readable. Barry Young from the OLED association told us that newer OLED displays will be much brighter - perhaps he was right.

Posted: Dec 21,2009 by Ron Mertens


And unlike OLED's, LCD's have big problems coping with viewing angles...

The value of the video in making a comparison is low for exactly this reason. Either the person shooting didn't know too much about display technologies or perhaps they were intentionally trying to make transflective LCD look worse. Then again it could be a choice due to the nasty reflections on those glossy screens. ;-)