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Our online glossary is here to help you make sense of the terminology used in the cell phone industry. It covers mobile technologies, such as 3G and 4G, and even includes a bit of information on smartphone operating systems and the companies that make the cell phones and other mobile technology devices we all use.

What is "contrast"?

Contrast, when used to refer to a display or a photograph, refers to the difference in brightness that exists between bright and dark colors. In a photograph with poor contrast, subjects that should appear bright white might appear light gray, and subjects that should appear black might appear to be a dark gray.

Referred to by: active matrix, CSTN

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