Is the iPhone X Screen Really the Best of All Smartphone Screens?

MakeUseOf | 6/18/2018 | Dan Price
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When you’re in the market for a new phone, which features are most important to you?

Many people make their decision based on operating system, overall battery life, and the manufacturer. But what about the screen? If you’re a smartphone addict, it’s arguably the most important aspect to consider.

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These days, the common belief is that the iPhone X’s screen is the best one out there. But is that true? Let’s take a closer look.

We’re going to focus on the specifications and underlying technology in leading smartphones’ screens.

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As such, we won’t be discussing the divisive notch and virtual home button on the iPhone X. You can let us know what you think about those in the comments section.

The Story of iPhone X's Notch and How It's Influencing Phone Designs

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The iPhone X has a big notch cut out at the top of the phone. Why is this and what does it mean for future phones?

So, why does the iPhone X’s screen receive such rave reviews?

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Well, the iPhone X is Apple’s first OLED phone. For those who don’t know what OLED means, it stands for “organic light-emitting diode.” In practice, it means every pixel on the screen produces light. That differs from a typical LED screen, which instead uses a backlight.

As a result, users can expect to see deeper blacks, more vibrant colors, a greater brightness range, and improved contrast. OLED screens also help battery life; black pixels don’t need to produce any light. It means iPhone X owners can enjoy an average of two hours of additional battery life when compared to the iPhone 8.

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But OLED screens are nothing new; top-of-the-line Android phones have been using them for a while. There must be something else that lets the iPhone X screen garner such praise, then.

And there is! It’s the resolution. The iPhone...
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