PCMag set out to compare the displays of popular smartphones to determine which performed the best.
They compared the Apple iPhone 4, Motorola Droid X, HTC Droid Incredible and HTC EVO in terms of brightness, contrast, color depth, and color accuracy. The Droid X and HTC EVO use a traditional TFT LCDs, the iPhone 4 uses an IPS LCD, and the Droid Incredible is AMOLED.
The iPhone 4 won their tests with a brightness of 536 cd/m². It was followed by the Droid X, the HTC EVO, and lastly the Droid Incredible with only 236 cd/m².
The Droid Incredible blows away the competition with contrast measured at 39,373. The iPhone comes second at 1097, followed by the Droid X and the Evo at 1071 and 649 respectively.
The iPhone wins in color depth with a 24bit(16,777,216 colors) display. The Droid X can also display 24bit colors but not in its photo application. The other devices are 16bit(65,536 colors).
The Droid X and the Evo performed best in terms of color accuracy being undersaturated by 6 and 10 percent respectively. The iPhone 4 is way undersaturated by 36 percent and the Droid Incredible is way oversaturated by 37 percent.
PCMag concludes that the iPhone 4 is the best display of the bunch.
It offers a completely 24-bit color experience, the brightest screen, and great contrast (for an LCD.) The iPhone 4 could be even better if Apple didn't limit its color accuracy.
- Posted using my iPhone