Company compares the screens of iPad mini 4, Air 2 and Pro; know which is the best

Just as it is already tradition to follow the disassembly of a new Apple device carried out by iFixit, the DisplayMate it also proposes to analyze the screens of all the company’s new gadgets. And iPad Pro was no different.

Performing several calibration tests and visualization of images in a totally controlled environment, DisplayMate compared the screens of the iPads currently sold (mini 4, Air 2 and Pro). The result?

IPad family - Pro, Air and mini

The LCD screen of the iPad mini 4 remains the best and most accurate they have ever tested! However, this does not mean that the iPad Pro does badly. THE iPad earned “very good” or “excellent” grades in all aspects. The DisplayMate ranking, then, looked like this: iPad mini 4, iPad Pro and iPad Air 2 – something that is perfectly easy to understand, since the Air 2 was launched in 2014 (a year before the other two).

All iPads have LCDs[[liquid crystal displays, or liquid crystal displays]IPS[[in-plane switching]of high performance, but with different performance improvements. Both iPad Air 2 and Pro have photo-aligned LCDs, which provide higher contrast ratios than the traditional and more common mechanical alignment of the mini 4. In addition, the iPad Pro has a TFT panel[[thin-film transistor]with metal oxide, which increases the light transfer rate to the panel and therefore increases its energy efficiency, which is particularly important in a large mobile LCD panel with backlight that needs a lot of battery power to keep everyone your LEDs[[light emitting diodes, or light-emitting diodes]glowing.

The screens of the three models have a similar maximum brightness and, when adjusted in this way, the iPad Pro has the best contrast ratio, followed by the Air 2 and the mini 4; in the range of colors, the order is reversed and the iPad mini 4 is the one that performed best; in color accuracy, the iPad mini 4 was also the best followed closely by the Pro; in reflectance tests, again the iPad mini 4 did better followed by the Air 2 and the Pro; finally, in energy efficiency tests, the iPad Pro was the one that achieved the best performance due to the metal oxide TFT panel.

For those interested, it is worth taking a look at the comparative tables of DisplayMate.

[via MacRumors]