iPhone X Praised by DisplayMate: Calls It the Most Innovative Display Ever Tested


Though Apple has only able to partner with Samsung to provide it with OLED panels on account that the latter could provide both the quantity and quality that matched the tech giant’s standards for the iPhone X, Apple has a lot to thank Samsung for.

According to a panel of experts hailing from DisplayMate, the iPhone X features the most innovative display on a smartphone right now. Keep in mind that this is the first phone from the company to feature an OLED display, so a huge contribution goes into this transition.

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iPhone X Ticks All the Right Boxes When It Comes Quality, Viewing Angles, Aspect Ratio and Resolution

The iPhone X features a 5.8-inch OLED display with a resolution measuring at 2436 x 1125 pixels with 458 pixels per inch. When the DisplayMate experts got their hands on the smartphone and examined the display, this is what they had to say about the flagship’s screen.

“As a result of its larger display size and larger Aspect Ratio, the iPhone X has a new 2.5K Higher Resolution Full HD+ display with 2436x1125 pixels and 458 pixels per inch, with 2.7 Mega Pixels, 32% more than an HDTV. The display has Diamond Sub-Pixels (see below) and Sub-Pixel Rendering with 458 pixels per inch (ppi), providing significantly higher image sharpness than can be resolved with normal 20/20 Vision at the typical viewing distances of 12 inches or more for Smartphones, so the display appears perfectly sharp. As a result, for Smartphones it is absolutely pointless to further increase the display resolution and pixels per inch (ppi) up to 4K (3940x2160 pixels) for a silly marketing wild goose chase into the stratosphere, with no visual benefit for humans!”

DisplayMate also points that there are smartphones and tablets that are only able to provide up to a several fixed color gamuts. With the iPhone X display, that score is thoroughly impressive and will be ideal for content consumption.


“Most Smartphones and Tablets generally provide only one to up to several fixed Color Gamuts. The iPhone X has Automatic Color Management that automatically switches to the proper Color Gamut for any displayed image content within the Wide DCI-P3 Color Space that has an ICC Profile, so images automatically appear with the correct colors, neither over-saturated or under-saturated. Color Management with multiple and varying Color Gamuts are a very useful and important state-of-the-art capability that all manufacturers will need to provide in the future.

The Absolute Color Accuracy of the iPhone X is Truly Impressive as shown in these Figures. It has an Absolute Color Accuracy of 1.0 JNCD for the sRGB / Red.709 Color Gamut that is used for most current consumer content, and 0.9 JNCD for the Wider DCI-P3 Color Gamut that is used for 4K UHD TVs and Digital Cinema. It is the most color accurate display that we have ever measured. It is Visually Indistinguishable From Perfect, and is very likely considerably better than any mobile display, monitor, TV or UHD TV that you have.”

As a conclusion, DisplayMate mentions that what truly makes the iPhone X display impressive is something that the experts like to call ‘Precision Display Calibration’. This calibration is what ultimately transforms the OLED hardware into a unique blend of an accurate, high-performing and impressively looking display.

Previous rumors have stated that Apple plans to switch all of its 2018 devices to OLED screens, and if this is done right, then these smartphones might boast the same impressive quality as the display present in the iPhone X.

News Source: DisplayMate