The Pixel 8's display is getting even brighter than Google said it would
Η δουλειά της Google στις οθόνες «Actua» για τα Pixel 8 and Pixel 8Pro είναι μία από τις μεγαλύτερες αναβαθμίσεις που έχουμε δει στο υλικό smartphone of the company for quite some time, but in the smaller Pixel 8, this upgrade is even bigger than we thought. to be.
On the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, Google uses AMOLED displays branded “Actua” and “Super Actua” respectively. The branding helps show the big leap in capabilities Google has delivered with this new hardware, as the Pixel 8 Pro is advertised with a maximum brightness of 2.400 nits, where the Pixel 8 reaches 2.000 nits. In particular, the Pro is, at least for now, the industry leader in the US smartphone market.
As it turns out, though, the regular Pixel 8 is actually a bit more impressive than we first thought.
To calculate the 2.000 nit peak brightness on both phones, Google uses a “5% pixel ratio” measurement, which is only a small percentage of the screen. It's not unusual, though. In real-world use, you simply won't see a Pixel 8 Pro hit 2.400 nits of brightness across the board, with the only real exception being HDR content. There, Google says the Pixel 8 Pro can boost brightness up to 1.600 nits, while the company claims the regular Pixel 8 can reach 1.400 nits.
But, as the peoples upon the XDA-Developers have discoveredGoogle is actually promising here.
In a deep screen dive by Dylan Raga, it's noted that the Pixel 8's display can reach a full-screen brightness of 1.600 nits, 200 nits higher than Google claims and actually even higher than what Raga saw when testing the Pixel 8 Pro.
Apparently, the Pixel 8 gets that extra 200 nits from enabling “Smooth Display” (120Hz), as with the option disabled the panel only hits 1.400 nits as claimed by Google. It is not entirely clear why there is such a disparity here, but in any case, it only comes as a benefit to users.