DisplayMate: iPhone 6 Plus Is The Best Smartphone LCD Display That We Have Ever Tested

  • September 22, 2014

Many reviewers gave the Apple iPhone 6 Plus’s display high praises recently, now DisplayMate is reporting that after extensive lab tests and measurements, “the iPhone 6 Plus is the Best performing Smartphone LCD display that we have ever tested.”


[su_quote] Based on our extensive Lab tests and measurements, the iPhone 6 Plus is the Best performing Smartphone LCD display that we have ever tested. It delivers uniformly consistent all around Top Tier display performance. The iPhone 6 Plus is only the second Smartphone display (LCD or OLED) to ever get all Green (Very Good to Excellent) Ratings in all test and measurement categories (except for Brightness variation with Viewing Angle, which is the case for all LCDs) since we started the Display Technology Shoot-Out article series in 2006, an impressive achievement for a display. The iPhone 6 Plus has raised the bar for top LCD display performance up by a notch. See the main Display Shoot-Out Comparison Table for all of the measurements and details.[/su_quote]


While the iPhone 6 Plus is best in its class, the iPhone did not fair so well:


The display on the iPhone 6 has almost identical performance to the iPhone 6 Plus – but it only has a 1.0 Mega Pixel display, significantly lower than the 2.1 to 3.7 Mega Pixels found on all of the other leading Smartphones. While its 326 ppi and 1334×750 resolution qualifies it as an HD Retina display, there are a number of other significant advantages for exceeding the limits set by normal 20/20 Vision. It is particularly important to have as many pixels as possible when digitally rescaling images from their native resolution to the display that they are being viewed on. Most rescaled images look noticeably better on the iPhone 6 Plus with 2.1 Mega Pixels compared to just 1.0 Mega Pixels on the iPhone 6. In addition, even at the native display resolution, fine text and graphics look better on the iPhone 6 Plus if you look carefully and closely at the screen (because you may want to or need to).

The display on the iPhone 6 is none-the-less still a Very Good display, and most buyers will be happy with its performance, but it’s somewhat disappointing that Apple went for satisfactory as opposed to the best. Maybe that was done for intentional product differentiation with the iPhone 6 Plus, or perhaps to improve their margins… With a 1920×1080 display the iPhone 6 would have taken the crown[/su_quote]

Nevertheless, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4, which features an OLED display, is crowned the best display overall.

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