I found the screen to be nice but ultimately unimpressive. 800Ã—480 at 4â€³ is plenty sharp, but itâ€™s lacking in brightness. I regularly thought it was at medium brightness when in fact it was at full. For comparison, Iâ€™ve regularly thought the opposite of the Defy (thought it was on full when it was only on medium, that is), which really has my favorite screen on a non-iPhone handset right now. That said, if youâ€™re not in too bright of lighting conditions, the screen is vibrant and contrasty.
The touchscreen was responsive and quick, though I felt that it was not always responsive to quick taps. I touched the screen at the same rate and with the same pressure as Iâ€™ve done with the last few phones Iâ€™ve reviewed and used, so I donâ€™t think itâ€™s me, though I havenâ€™t seen the issue in other reviews. That said, most of the time (and especially with â€œnormalâ€ touches as opposed to the light taps used on â€œnextâ€ buttons and such) it tracked beautifully.
I’m seeing a trend: the display isn’t bright enough and the touch response can be laggy at times.