When a device is launched, in addition to several tests done here and there by users, we also see several companies specializing in some areas publishing their reviews.
Among them is DisplayMate, which usually analyzes the quality of the screens of the new smartphones. Therefore, as the iPhone X has just been launched, the company released the results achieved by the new device.
First, DisplayMate recognized that the iPhone X has the “most innovative, high-performance” smartphone screen it has ever tested – but it has not forgotten to congratulate Samsung for “developing and manufacturing the device’s excellent OLED screen”. The device then had all aspects of the screen analyzed, breaking records in the categories of highest absolute color accuracy, highest full-screen brightness for OLED smartphones, highest full-screen contrast rating in ambient light and the highest aspect ratio. contrast. It also had the lowest reflectance on the screen and the least variation in brightness with a viewing angle.
As we already know, the OLED screen of the iPhone X is 5.8 inches and is slightly higher than that of other Apple devices, with a 19.5: 9 aspect ratio, which is 22% larger than that of previous iPhones and much more “elongated” than most smartphones. Adding this to the resolution of 2436 × 1125 pixels, DisplayMate stated that the device’s panel offers a “significantly improved image definition”, adding that, at this point, it is “totally meaningless” for Apple to further increase the rate of pixels per inch from iPhones, as there would no longer be any visual benefits for users.
In terms of angle of view, the OLED panel of the iPhone X is slightly inferior to the LCD screens of previous devices when viewed at an oblique angle of 30 degrees – a subject already treated by Apple itself as “a feature of technology”. According to DisplayMate, however, the loss is minimal and does not fundamentally affect the experience of using the device. The presence of the DCI-P3 color standard, broader than the ubiquitous sRGB, also won praise from the company, with maximum color accuracy enhanced by the “precisely calibrated” panel, which, according to the verdict, transforms the iPhone X in a “highly refined, high performance and fantastically beautiful display”.
The complete analysis, with all the smallest details, can be read on this page.