Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Readers > Sony Reader

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-27-2010, 01:44 PM   #1
Thrasher
Zealot
Thrasher ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Thrasher ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Thrasher ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Thrasher ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Thrasher ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Thrasher ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Thrasher ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Thrasher ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Thrasher ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Thrasher ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Thrasher ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 142
Karma: 1003934
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Canada
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?
Thrasher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2010, 02:32 PM   #2
grooks
Wizard
grooks can even cheer up an android equipped with a defective Genuine Personality Prototype.grooks can even cheer up an android equipped with a defective Genuine Personality Prototype.grooks can even cheer up an android equipped with a defective Genuine Personality Prototype.grooks can even cheer up an android equipped with a defective Genuine Personality Prototype.grooks can even cheer up an android equipped with a defective Genuine Personality Prototype.grooks can even cheer up an android equipped with a defective Genuine Personality Prototype.grooks can even cheer up an android equipped with a defective Genuine Personality Prototype.grooks can even cheer up an android equipped with a defective Genuine Personality Prototype.grooks can even cheer up an android equipped with a defective Genuine Personality Prototype.grooks can even cheer up an android equipped with a defective Genuine Personality Prototype.grooks can even cheer up an android equipped with a defective Genuine Personality Prototype.
 
grooks's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,328
Karma: 30250
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.
grooks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2010, 10:03 AM   #3
kartu
PRS+ author
kartu ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kartu ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kartu ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kartu ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kartu ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kartu ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kartu ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kartu ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kartu ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kartu ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kartu ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 1,637
Karma: 2446233
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)
kartu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2010, 12:22 PM   #4
church mouse
Zealot
church mouse can program the VCR without an owner's manual.church mouse can program the VCR without an owner's manual.church mouse can program the VCR without an owner's manual.church mouse can program the VCR without an owner's manual.church mouse can program the VCR without an owner's manual.church mouse can program the VCR without an owner's manual.church mouse can program the VCR without an owner's manual.church mouse can program the VCR without an owner's manual.church mouse can program the VCR without an owner's manual.church mouse can program the VCR without an owner's manual.church mouse can program the VCR without an owner's manual.
 
church mouse's Avatar
 
Posts: 123
Karma: 175028
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: UK
Device: Sony prs-300, Kindle 3,Kobo Touch
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.
church mouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2010, 04:50 PM   #5
JSWolf
Resident Curmudgeon
JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
JSWolf's Avatar
 
Posts: 37,051
Karma: 18147936
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Roslindale, Massachusetts
Device: Sony Reader PRS-650, iPad, nook STR
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.
JSWolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2010, 05:46 PM   #6
Teddman
Addict
Teddman will become famous soon enoughTeddman will become famous soon enoughTeddman will become famous soon enoughTeddman will become famous soon enoughTeddman will become famous soon enoughTeddman will become famous soon enough
 
Teddman's Avatar
 
Posts: 242
Karma: 695
Join Date: Jun 2009
Device: Sony PRS-505
Quote:
Originally Posted by JSWolf View Post
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. .
When you consider screen area and not just the diagonal, it's a more significant difference in practice:

12" on the 300 vs. 17.25" on the 505

Five and a quarter more inches of screen real estate on the 505.
Teddman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
360, 301, 302 vs. Sony PRS-300 & PRS-505: contrast levels? dh003i PocketBook 10 01-05-2010 12:06 PM
Totaly new to e-readers - question about PRS-505 screen contrast/brightness PortiaDaCosta Sony Reader 14 12-08-2009 02:38 PM
PRS-700 - How bad is the screen contrast? krumbs Sony Reader 19 10-31-2009 03:05 PM
PRS-600: low contrast, reflective screen ebookreaders Sony Reader 6 09-11-2009 01:39 PM
Touch screen modification on PRS 700 for improved clarity and contrast gokalp Sony Reader 24 06-29-2009 02:22 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:21 AM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.