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Sony missed the mark with this "upgrade",
This review is from: Sony PlayStation Vita [New Slim 2014 version] (Console)
The downgrade of the screen from OLED to a cheaper LCD is significant. The OLED screen in the original Vita was an absolute gem. Colours were much more vibrant. The cost of the new slim at £180 is rediculous when I managed to get the 10 game mega pack, the original Vita with the OLED screen from John Lewis with a 16GB card for the same price. You don't get a single game or a memory card with the slim. The slim needs to reduce in price to £150 at least to be considered to be reasonable.
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Initial post: 20 Feb 2014 10:57:31 GMT
Aspiring Engineer says:
The price on Amazon is one of the most expensive. Disappointing that Amazon is not offering a bundle option with the new slim version yet. Other retailers like Game are selling the slim version with 10 game megapack and 16gb card for £179.
Posted on 27 Apr 2014 23:58:39 BDT
Last edited by the author on 27 Apr 2014 23:59:45 BDT
As an owner of the original Vita, I jumped on this one. Why? The OLED screen's an upgrade only superficially. OLED is plagued with issues. Mura, black crush, burn-in (far and beyond burn-in that can be experienced by LCD's), and - the one major gripe - screen degradation with time. The LCD will last you a good 4 - 6 times longer than an OLED screen will*.
*Yes, you could argue the battery will go bad "well before" the OLED, I doubt that somehow, and even if it does, it's almost always far cheaper and more immediately possibly to get the battery replaced than the entire screen.
Of course OLED tech has a lot on LCDs, but its downsides are just too much of a big issue for me. It's perfectly fine to consider an LCD a downgrade, but at least mention that not everyone feels this way. (There's many lengthy and massive debates on OLED vs. LCD around the net, with plenty of people taking up either camp.)
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