The past couple of years have seen a lot of new touchscreen phones – Smartphones and Feature phones alike come to the market.
While comparisons so far have mainly revolved around tech specifications about the camera or processors used, little study has been made on the quality of capacitive touchscreens offered.
While all touchscreens appear to be similar at the outset, it apparently is not. According to the MOTO development group, there is a lot of difference in the touchscreen performance of the various mobile phones available in the market today. This quality difference determines how accurately touch sensors can detect user input. This becomes extremely critical because problems like keyboard typing errors can be minimized to a great extent on better performing touchscreens.
MOTO recently tested the touchscreen performance of the iPhone and several other touchscreen based smartphones with the help of a simple DIY Touchscreen analysis test. This was done by drawing straight lines over a drawing application on the various touchscreens to see which of these devices were able to produce more straighter lines.
The results have been interesting. While the iPhone was able to produce pretty much straight lines throughout, those lines produced on Motorola Droid had a lot of "stair-stepping and waviness". MOTO says that such waviness is an indication of inaccuracies in tracking finger movements.
Here is a video and also a side-by-side comparison of the touchscreen performances of the different touchscreen phones:
What do you think of the results shown above? Do you think your iPhone's touchscreen performance has helped in your user experience? Tell us in the comments.
[via MOTO Labs]