Weekly poll results: Sunlight legibility and pixel density key to great display

Peter, 03 December 2017

When it comes to screens, sunlight legibility is vital, according to our poll. But requirements go beyond utility, a great display needs high pixel density and accurate colors with contrast not far back.

The poll also settles the color debate accurate colors trump punchy colors. We were pleased to see our readers are knowledgeable about things like sRGB and DCI-P3 they are increasingly gaining support on mobile (and desktop) so app and web developers should start paying more attention to them.

The debate in the comments mentioned LCD vs. OLED, but also talked at length about (HDR (including true 10-bit displays vs. 8-bit + FRC). 120Hz came up often, but the poll results show its a luxury rather than a must-have.

And instead of things like Always On Display (a battery drain), power efficiency was rated highly. People want those long screen-on times.


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Reader comments

Omg, who votes for pixel density definitely does not understand screen technologies or are VR lover. Pixel density is irrelevant since 2012, when phone reached 720p, beyond that you will not see difference in picture quality. What is matters now is c...

  • Anonymous

No not all.. I don't like punchy colours and always on display..

There's a lot trees in our park so sunlight legibility isn't really a problem, im talking about direct sunlight besides its too hot in this tropical country so I don't want to spend lot of time outside when the sun shines a lot unless its swimming ti...