|04-27-2010, 02:44 PM||#1|
Join Date: Apr 2010
Device: Nook Wifi
PRS-505 vs. 300 screen contrast and readability
Comparing the 300 to 505 are they pretty much the same in terms of contrast and readability or is one of them better?
|04-27-2010, 03:32 PM||#2|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Chicago, IL
Device: Kobo Aura HD, Sony PRS-650, Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7
The 300 is a slimm/scaled down version of the 505. The main differences are the 505 has a larger screen and expandable memory.
|04-28-2010, 11:03 AM||#3|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Device: Sony PRS-300, 505, 600, 650, 950
People often say that 300 has slightly better screen.
But compared to 505, besides expandable memory it lacks:
1) sidebar browsing buttons
2) picture viewer (probably "fixable" via software means)
3) mp3 player (hardly anyone listens to the music on 505, it also drains battery pretty fast, but still)
|04-28-2010, 01:22 PM||#4|
Join Date: Oct 2009
Device: Kobo Glo, Aura H2O, Tolino Vision 3HD
I had to replace my 505 a couple of weeks ago after I damaged the screen.
To my surprise I have found the 300 even more pleasant to use because I can hold it and navigate with just the one hand - I found the 505 a little too heavy and wide to do this for any length of time.
I don't have a working screen on the 505 in order to compare contrast qualities but the 300 certainly seems no worse.
|04-28-2010, 05:50 PM||#5|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Roslindale, Massachusetts
Device: Kobo Aura H2O, Sony PRS-650, Sony PRS-T1, nook STR, iPad 4, iPhone 5
I have a 505 and I find no problem at all holding it in one hand while I am reading.
I've seen the 300 and I do prefer the larger screen. I know it's only 1", but it does make a noticeable difference. So if you have a chance to get a 505, get one. Also, if you get a 505, you can use some of the hacks available for the 505 such as PRS+ and have true folder support and an onscreen clock among other things.
|04-28-2010, 06:46 PM||#6|
Join Date: Jun 2009
Device: Sony PRS-505
12" on the 300 vs. 17.25" on the 505
Five and a quarter more inches of screen real estate on the 505.
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