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Old 04-29-2012, 06:59   #1
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Has anyone seen a side-by-side comparison image of the Z2 screen versus J3 or S9 playing video? Ideally the same exact video.

I currently have an S9 and I use it primarily for video, but would like to upgrade to the Z2, but I am not sure the cost is worth the extra size (3.3 to 3.7).

If you have both players, I would love to see a comparison shot of both player with the same video clip. Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:09   #2
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normally, the z2 is better, only video-wise,... but consider the lag, in some videos, the thing that it is an (better than d3) (but still [experimental]) cowon android device, it could not be the best ideea... also, the life time is not the same... it depends, a lot on other things...

consider to buy cowon a5, for video... it has a better battery life, better screen, and it will play the same video better....

[i have never seen if cowon a5, nor z2 have the super amoled feature... but both of them should play videos, better than s9, considering screen size, and other features!
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Old 04-30-2012, 05:56   #3
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Thanks for the suggestion.

I think that the Z2 and the D3 have the same 16M colors AMOLED display but at a higher resolution; 3/7" 800x400 versus S9/J3's 3.3" 480x272.

As for the A5, I am not as interested since the A5 has a bigger yet poorer quality 4.8" LCD screen, 480x800 (Z2: 3.7" AMOLED, 480x800) and has a very chunky design probably due to the larger battery...


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yes, but for video watching it could be the best (consider that i have had larger devices, 7", with the same resolution as a5 800X480, and, belive me, watching a movie on that thing was awesome!...)

anyway, for your actual needs, z2 screen is the best, from cowon.
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I think that the Z2 and the D3 have the same 16M colors AMOLED display but at a higher resolution; 3/7" 800x400 versus S9/J3's 3.3" 480x272.
The S9 and J3 have an RGB AMOLED Screen, the Z2 has a Pentile one.
Here's the difference between both screen types:



(Left: RGB; Right: Pentile)


RGB AMOLED screens have a better quality than Pentile AMOLED ones. Thus, the Z2 displays colors worse than the J3. But the Z2 has a higher resolution.

Now it's up to you what is more important for you - colors vs resolution.
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:58   #6
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wow, thnx for the explanation, kizune, i always asked myself, why does the z2 have some different colors than j3... i mean,... i have seen a slightly difference, but i always thought, that it was because of some settings done by me, and it was something, like a deffective unit... now i understand...

the z2's screen has more distant pixels, but, they look like they can make a better image overall...

it looks different, now, that you look at it, this way....
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Old 04-30-2012, 17:41   #7
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Yes, thanks Kizune, for the explanation.

Crap, now I am really conflicted, without being able to see the difference myself (no retail stores in Canada carry Cowon products), I might stick with my S9 for now.

BTW, I just noticed this comparison image in Kizune's Cowon Z2 Review is the banding in the solid areas on the Z2 screen a result of the Pentile AMOLED screen?




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Yes, thanks Kizune, for the explanation.

Crap, now I am really conflicted, without being able to see the difference myself (no retail stores in Canada carry Cowon products), I might stick with my S9 for now.

BTW, I just noticed this comparison image in Kizune's Cowon Z2 Review is the banding in the solid areas on the Z2 screen a result of the Pentile AMOLED screen?



yes, the banding can be quite obvious in some games/apps.. but its hardly noticable in videos.
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