What the heck’s ‘PureMotion HD+’? Nokia explains

What the heck’s ‘PureMotion HD+’? Nokia explainsThere’s been plenty of new stuff to digest over the past couple of days, and now we want to cut through the buzzcrap and ask: “What the hell does that actually mean, dudeski?”

One new thingy is Nokia’s PureMotion HD+, as found on the Nokia Lumia 920. Thankfully, Nokia has scribbled a big article about it.

Said article appears over on Nokia Conversations, and Ian explains why PureMotion HD+ gives the Nokia Lumia 920 the “fastest, brightest, most-sensitive smartphone display with the highest pixel density in the industry.”

Firstly, it’s faster thanks to increased voltage difference when the display changes states. Ian points out that a lot of smartphones – while technically capable under the hood – have laggy screens.

PureMotion HD+ also introduces a “high-luminescence mode”, which utilises the Nokia Lumia 920’s ambient light sensor to improve contrast and brightness outdoors.

In terms of sensitivity, the Nokia Lumia 920’s PureMotion HD+ technology welcomes input from gloved hands. Perfect for criminals. (I jest (mostly))

Finally, we’ve got tons of pixels. With a PPI of 332, the Nokia Lumia 920 rates even higher than the 326 PPI iPhone 4S. Of course, there’s the ‘300 PPI threshold’ argument, blah blah blah.

In any case, PureMotion HD+ sounds good to us. Especially now that we know what it means, ahem.

Still not satisfied? Check out this Nokia PureMotion whitepaper.

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JanSt / MOD  Sep. 7, 2012 at 14:13

Bravo.
Is it true Elop personally demanded gloved input possibility because he refuses to work without latex gloves? I (think I) read that somewhere.... ;)

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 7, 2012 at 14:14

...you know...he doesn't want to leave any fingerprints. And there is the hygiene 'issue'.

arikasowab0  Sep. 7, 2012 at 14:37

Lol. Highest pixel density in the industry? No. The Xperia S has over 340 ppi.

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 7, 2012 at 14:42

Lol. Highest pixel density in the industry? No. The Xperia S has over 340 ppi.
As does the HTC Rezound (which was launched months before the Xperia S).

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 7, 2012 at 14:43

Bravo.
Is it true Elop personally demanded gloved input possibility because he refuses to work without latex gloves? I (think I) read that somewhere.... ;)

On the basis that everything Elop lays his hands on fall to pieces shortly afterwards (eg, Nokia), I think it's best he wears gloves...

arikasowab0  Sep. 7, 2012 at 14:44

Lol. Highest pixel density in the industry? No. The Xperia S has over 340 ppi.
As does the HTC Rezound (which was launched months before the Xperia S).

True but I'm in the UK, and it isn't available here.

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 7, 2012 at 14:44

there’s the ‘300 PPI threshold’ argument, blah blah blah.
@12" from your face. Any closer and the "Retina" effect is gone.

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 7, 2012 at 14:45

I think before he worked for Adobe he directed short hygiene (?) movies for the Royal Mounties (.flv, of course) - thus the gloves thing :p Damn, WikiPedia won't let me edit his entry :D

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 7, 2012 at 14:47

I'm sorry....
Back ON TOPIC!
I'm sure the screen looks great.

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 7, 2012 at 14:49

Lol. Highest pixel density in the industry? No. The Xperia S has over 340 ppi.
As does the HTC Rezound (which was launched months before the Xperia S).

True but I'm in the UK, and it isn't available here.

It will work on import (it has a SIM card slot for LTE which can be used to roam, with a little modification).

You are right, though. The Rezound is officially a US only device.

barrybarryk  Sep. 7, 2012 at 14:58

Ok so a better refresh rate, automatic brightness calibration and it'll work with gloves, that's great but I really wish everyone would stop banging on about PPI. A higher PPI isn't always better, if it winds up so high it's upscaling the image to keep it legible you get worse image quality than it's native resolution because you're no longer doing a 1:1 pixel mapping.

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 7, 2012 at 15:10

Ok so a better refresh rate, automatic brightness calibration and it'll work with gloves, that's great but I really wish everyone would stop banging on about PPI. A higher PPI isn't always better, if it winds up so high it's upscaling the image to keep it legible you get worse image quality than it's native resolution because you're no longer doing a 1:1 pixel mapping.
Agree.

Pondlife  Sep. 7, 2012 at 20:44

Have to be unusually low def pictures to be lower than the screen res though?

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