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Topic # 247991 5-Mar-2019 23:54
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I am moving from custom hardware for my digital dash project to just using a phone and a great bit of software called Realdash. I can still send all the data I need via a serial stream and define everything, and the cheapest simplest way to get a really bright screen in a small form factor is just to use a phone.

 

I have only had Galaxy Notes since the Note4 days, so I know nothing about what's available...

 

Requirements:

 

- Not cost a lot, it's going to be a dedicated digital dashboard

 

- Stupid, obnoxiously bright display. the brighter the better, should be readable in direct sunlight.

 

- Bigger screen is better (up to 7" which is I guess getting into tablet size), resolution unimportant if 720P or better

 

- Wireless charging is a nice to have - I can make build a wireless charger into the mount which would be helpful

 

 

 

Happy to buy secondhand, happy if the case is badly scratched, even if there are minor cracks. I just don't know anything about other phones at the moment :-)

 

 

 

Most important thing is brightness - if I can't read it while driving, it's not useful.

 

Recommendations happily accepted.

 

Cheers - N

 

 


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If you can find a cheap LG G7, the screen goes to 1000 nits or so.

 

I'd imagine the used value of one isn't that high.






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Seconding the LG G7. The ridiculously bright screen is one of its headline features. Has wireless charging too. The screen may be a little small for your needs however.




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Sounds like the spec is good, but cheapest I can see one is over $500 still... For that sort of money I could nearly get a Note8(!) which I know would be good enough. Was hoping to spend $2-300 on something, even if banged up

 

 

 

I'll see if I can look at a G7 in the flesh though to see how bright the screen is.

 

 

 

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Talkiet:

 

Sounds like the spec is good, but cheapest I can see one is over $500 still... For that sort of money I could nearly get a Note8(!) which I know would be good enough. Was hoping to spend $2-300 on something, even if banged up

 

 

 

I'll see if I can look at a G7 in the flesh though to see how bright the screen is.

 

 

 

Cheers - N

 

 

 

 

You will want to avoid OLED devices for this purpose as the screens will burn out rapidly at maximum brightness. Maybe look at a Moto, OPPO, or Xiaomi device, the 720p LCD mid-to-entry models get pretty bright.





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