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DisplayMate says the iPhone X has the best smartphone display ever tested

By midian182 ยท 10 replies
Nov 7, 2017
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  1. Despite containing numerous features that have been present in Android handsets for years, and its restrictive price, the iPhone X has received some rave reviews. Apple’s new OLED screen, in particular, has been singled out for praise. But it’s not just critics who love it. According to DisplayMate, it’s “the most innovative and high-performance smartphone display ever tested.”

    Dr. Raymond M. Soneira, president of DisplayMate Technologies Corporation, explains that the Apple flagship’s display comes out on top in several categories.

    The iPhone X has a record full screen brightness for an OLED smartphone of 634 nits. While the Galaxy Note 8—DisplayMate's former favorite—can reach 1240 nits, that’s only for small portions of the screen. The overall brightness of Samsung’s handset is at most 560 nits.

    The iPhone X uses a diamond-shaped layout for its sub-pixels, which plays a big part in reaching those peak luminance levels.

    The phone’s color accuracy (0.9 JNCD) is the best DisplayMate has ever tested. Soneria writes that it is visually indistinguishable from perfect, “and is very likely considerably better than any mobile display, monitor, TV or UHD TV that you have.”

    Other display records broken by the iPhone X include highest full screen contrast rating in ambient light (141), highest contrast ratio (Infinite), lowest screen reflectance (4.5 percent), and smallest brightness variation with viewing angle (22 percent).

    DisplayMate highlighted some of the iPhone X’s display features, such as its 2.5K resolution (2436 x 1125 at 458 PPI), the 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and its two industry standard color gamuts (sRGB / Rec.709 and the new wide DCI-P3). The way it automatically switches between color gamuts based on displayed content is also noted—a system that makes sure the colors are neither over-saturated nor under-saturated.

    Despite Samsung’s recent ad that mocks the last ten years of Apple handsets, it’s the Korean company that makes the iPhone X’s display, though Apple customizes and calibrates them—something DisplayMate acknowledges.

    “First we need to congratulate Samsung Display for developing and manufacturing the outstanding OLED display hardware in the iPhone X. But what makes the iPhone X the Best Smartphone Display is the impressive Precision Display Calibration that Apple developed that transforms the OLED hardware into a superbly accurate, high performance, and gorgeous display!!”

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  2. bolski

    bolski TS Booster Posts: 64   +74

    Except for that annoying "notch" at the top. Breaks the continuity of the edge-to-edge screen, especially with movies and games. Very annoying. Who thought THAT was a great idea?
    Reehahs likes this.
  3. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 4,875   +3,315

    LOL ..... the guy that was paid to write the article, of course!
  4. Kenrick

    Kenrick TS Evangelist Posts: 630   +403

    Hey its an Apple article! Hate squad, get ready!

  5. OneSpeed

    OneSpeed TS Evangelist Posts: 310   +123

    It's a Samsung OLED screen (LG's as well). Sammy's are better because they don't suffer from the burn in. BTW, Apple fanboys, Samsung had these screens on their phones for 2-3 years.
    Wendig0 likes this.
  6. Jaycomp2016

    Jaycomp2016 TS Rookie

    Ha ha Somebody was obviously paid. Apple does that alot. Dont get the wrong idea iphones are good its just apple does try to hold influence on the market through false hype an reviews. Im sure its a great display but even though it was made by samsung its their first oled and its mysteriously the best one they have seen? not to mention lower brightness despite what they say also lower resolution.
    rculver9056 likes this.
  7. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 11,208   +4,873

    If this display is one that will burn-in, that takes away from this being the best display.
    Wendig0 likes this.
  8. Capaill

    Capaill TS Evangelist Posts: 780   +400

    "It breaks a lot of records"
    Including itself, judging by your other article today.
    rculver9056 and Wendig0 like this.
  9. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 1,768   +1,271

    No worries, you'll always be there to defend it.
    Hexic likes this.
  10. Kenrick

    Kenrick TS Evangelist Posts: 630   +403

    "Insecurity" should be the word of the day. There is nothing to defend. there is already a winner. Keep the Apple articles coming in.
  11. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 2,368   +833

    Last paragraph...
    Reehahs likes this.

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