Color differences, android vs laptop and iphone

  • I developed a logo for an app I'm going to create. The problem is that on my phone the color is WAY off...like NEON.

    I checked it on my Samsung Galaxy S3 and S4 and the same thing. On my son's iPhone, its accurate. On two laptops its accurate. I even took a screen shot of my laptop and emailed it to myself, then checked it on my phone....same thing. Then I used my camera on my phone and pointed it to my laptop screen...same thing....neon. So I'm thinking its either all Androids (because I have no other android device besides Samsungs) or its just Samsung phones.

    What is the best way to approach this? The color is very important in my design and neon just looks gaudy.

    Here is a link to the image. View it on your phone and on the laptop and tell me what you think on how I could fix this. I know I'm developing for Android so maybe I need to adjust the color specifically for android. But if anyone has something other than Samsung and let me know how it displays vs the laptop I'd really appreciate any input.

    UPDATE

    Thank you for all your answers. It's kind of a pain because I can't even capture the color to show you what I see because it just doesn't appear that way in anything else. So here's what I did...

    I decided to hold my phone up to my laptop and try to color pick what I saw. This is as close as I could get to what I see on the Samsung
    HTML COLOR: #6CE24D

    So essentially that is what it looks like on my phone, but with a touch of blue to it, but this displays the "neon" brightness that I'm seeing.....but I'm happy with the way it looks in the laptop, however, maybe I should use a different color for the android application that more mimics what I see on the laptop, especially since its an android app :)

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    I don't know which is accurate (that is, true to your design), but on an ASUS tablet the green background is just slightly more yellowish than on my PC's display (Dell U2412M). Wouldn't describe either as 'neon', though.

    On my PC, it's a lime green. I like the color. That's all that matters to me. It's a happy color. For what it's worth, I like the logo too. I think many will. I don't own a smartphone. Hopefully, I never will.

    Thank you for all your answers.... its kind of a pain because I can't even capture the color to show you what I see because it just doesn't appear that way in anything else. Like you said though...oh well. I like the way I saw it in the iphone, lenovo yoga and an older lenovo...thats the color I wanted. I decided to hold my phone up to my laptop and try to color pick what I saw....this is as close as I could get to what I see on the samsung **HTML COLOR: #6CE24D**

  • Nathan Rabe

    Nathan Rabe Correct answer

    6 years ago

    Samsung screens use differently shaped pixels than your iPhone.

    This is actually not a color calibration issue. It's called a PenTile screen and the main difference is that the red, green, and blue subpixels aren't the same as a normal display.

    Basically, instead of each pixel getting a red, green, and blue subpixel that are the same size, a PenTile pixel gets red and green or blue and green subpixels. The red and blue are larger than the green to balance the brightness.

    PenTile Pixels:

    Magnified PenTile screen

    Standard Pixels:

    Magnified Pixels

    Because there are twice as many green subpixels than red and blue on your phone, your color choice is probably out of gamut on these devices.

    PenTile screens and the devices that use them.

    wow...really cool info :) thank so much. I guess I'm going to have to adjust the color on a more common screen in order to get my color at least an average of all the differences

    That's not how that works.

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