Have you paid attention to the “Color Mode” or “Display Mode” in the phone system settings? Have you personally selected these “Standard”, “Vivid”, “Natural”, “Professional” color options?
Ordinary users may rarely notice these parameter options, but if you have a deep understanding, you will find that different mobile phone brands basically use the same set of color style settings in their flagships, light flagships, and even low-end phones. Schemes, and different brands, even the styles with the same name, may have different color orientations.
Next, let’s take a look at the color gamut, color accuracy, and style orientation differences corresponding to different mobile phone manufacturers and different display modes.
There are four color modes available for OPPO and OnePlus equipped with ColorOS, and the three flagship models of realme with realme UI.
Here are three representative models of three brands this year, namely OPPO Find X5 Pro, realme GT 2 Master Explorer Edition and OnePlus 10 Pro to explore the screen tuning style in these three brands and four modes.
Here are two indicators of “Color Gamut Coverage” and “Color Accuracy”. The closer the color gamut (volume) coverage is to 100%, the higher the coupling with the standard color gamut. The color space of this screen is more standard in this mode. The smaller the value of the average ΔE2000 reflecting the color accuracy, the smaller the deviation from the standard color and the higher the color accuracy.
It can be seen that the screen tuning of these three flagships of the three brands is quite close. The color gamut volume coverage of the default “vivid” mode is very close to 100%, but the color accuracy ΔE of the P3 color gamut is only 4~5. It belongs to the category of “good”; it is also the “cinema” mode of the P3 color gamut tuning, which can press the color accuracy to 3.0+, which belongs to the “excellent” level and the color accuracy rises immediately.
The natural mode selects the sRGB color gamut standard for tuning and the performance of color gamut coverage and color accuracy is relatively good; while the “Vivid” mode is based on the NTSC color gamut standard for tuning, because this type of mode has the need for style, and the color is saturated. When the degree is high, the color accuracy will naturally not be very good. This is a normal performance.
This year’s flagship of vivo basically uses Samsung E5 substrate OLED panels, and there are three color modes that can be found in the OriginOS system settings.
This year’s iQOO 10 Pro has done a good job in display and here it is chosen as the representative of vivo.
The default “standard” mode of iQOO 10 Pro is based on the P3 color gamut. The color space is highly coupled with the standard P3 color gamut, and the color accuracy is good but more than excellent and the “professional” mode vivo chose sRGB as the standard in order to pursue higher color accuracy.
Huawei is not bells and whistles and only provides two color modes. Here is a simple chat with Huawei Mate 50 Pro. The default “standard” mode is adjusted according to the sRGB standard. The ΔE of 2.07 is not too high for the sRGB color gamut, and the default color temperature is also relatively warm. The performance of the “Vivid” mode of the P3 color gamut standard can only be said to be relatively stable.
Xiaomi provides three common color modes, as well as three customizable advanced modes, a total of six color modes, for fear that users are not enough.
Xiaomi Mi 12S Ultra is Xiaomi’s best screen this year. The “Primary Color” mode based on the sRGB color gamut standard reduces ΔE to 0.94. Compared with P3, the color accuracy of sRGB is relatively easy to do. Manufacturers only need to use snacks. It is easy to control ΔE below 3, and below 2 is considered an “excellent” level, but it is not easy to reach 0.94; and the default “vivid” mode corresponds to the ΔE of the P3 color gamut to 3.47, which is actually quite good.
The advanced mode of MIUI actually provides user-defined adjustments. Ordinary users will hardly touch this area, so I won’t go into details here. Just look at the table above.
There are only two color modes to choose from on the Honor side. The screen of Honor Magic4 Pro used to be the representative of the domestic OLED panel at that time. The P3 and sRGB color gamut color accuracy performance corresponding to these two modes is very good. No need for many color modes, two excellent performances are enough.
There are not many modes in the Samsung Galaxy series, only two. Taking the Galaxy S22 Ultra, Samsung’s flagship candy bar phone this year as an example, the performance of the “Vivid” mode based on the P3 standard and the “Natural” mode of the sRGB standard can only be regarded as quite satisfactory, which is more in line with the Samsung mobile phone display. The style of the past is more eye-catching at first glance, and it is easy to get tired after watching it for a long time.
There are only two color modes to choose from Motorola. Taking the folding screen moto razr 2022 as an example, the two modes are also a bright and colorful style that is more pleasing to the eye. The “saturated color” mode, which is adjusted by the wide color gamut P3 standard, not “accurate” but “good-looking”. The other is a more natural and realistic style. The “natural color” mode is adjusted with the sRGB standard, the coupling degree of the color gamut coverage is not high, but it is better than having a good color accuracy.
Nubia will provide three color modes on their flagship models. Taking the Nubia Z40S Pro with a straight screen as an example, the default “standard” mode is adjusted by the P3 standard, the actual color gamut coverage and color accuracy are very good, and the sRGB ΔE corresponding to the “soft” mode can also be compressed. To 1.92, the color accuracy is still good; as for the performance of the “Vivid” mode, it also conforms to its style orientation.
Some manufacturers will take the initiative to provide users with as many mode choices and as high customizability as possible, such as Xiaomi. Some manufacturers will tend to provide users with multiple modes, but each mode is the manufacturer’s understanding of color and weaken the customization of users, such as OPPO, OnePlus, realme and vivo.
Many manufacturers tend to reduce the cost of user selection as much as possible and only provide users with two or three color display modes. Some of them have really done color matching and are condensed into two modes, such as Huawei, Honor, etc and some are their own colors. Stylized persistence, such as Samsung, Motorola, ZTE, etc. They are not absolutely good or bad, in fact, they all exist to satisfy audiences with different pursuits.