As is the case with many gadgets, the display is arguably one of the most important hardware of a smartphone. After all, it affects the overall user experience of any given smartphone, and it appears the iPhone 7 has one of the best smartphone displays in the market – a claim made by a prominent testing firm.
According to the testing firm, DisplayMate, the iPhone 7 has the “highest absolute colour accuracy for any display” – the firm even went as far as to say that the display is “visually indistinguishable from perfect.” Needless to say, this is a very high praise, and not many smartphones are given such rating.
Aside from that, the iPhone 7 also has a high peak brightness of 602 to 705 nits, the highest contrast ratio for an IPS LCD display, as well as a “record low screen reflectance for smartphones” – this means glare won’t be much of an issue with the iPhone 7. However, it’s worth noting that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has a peak brightness of over 1,000 nits, although Samsung’s offering is using a Super AMOLED display instead.
Considering how Apple has managed to refine an LCD panel to such level, we imagine the Cupertino company can produce an even more impressive display if the next generation iPhones were to feature an OLED panel. If you’d like to check out the full analysis of the iPhone 7’s display by DisplayMate, you can do so here.