Apple’s iPhone 6 and its bigger sibling 6 Plus have garnered rave reviews from across the globe. The new iPhones have proved more durable than Samsung’s Galaxy S5. Austin Mann and The Verge tested the iPhone 6 camera in Iceland, which shows massive improvement from the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 6 seems to be in a league of its own.
iPhone 6 Plus gets green ratings
Recently, display evaluation and consulting firm DisplayMate tested the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus display. The firm said that the iPhone 6 scored a “very good” on its various tests. But the iPhone 6 won the crown of the “best performing smartphone LCD display ever tested.” The iPhone 6 Plus screen has set a new record among LCD screens for its measures of accuracy, contrast, and peak brightness.
DisplayMate said Apple’s phablet delivers uniformly consistent top tier display performance. It’s only the second smartphone ever (LCD or OLED) to get all green rating in measurements and tests. But the iPhone 6 Plus comes with LCD display, so it has a weakness. Like all LCD screens, it reflected poorly on DisplayMate’s test for brightness variation and different viewing angles.
Galaxy Note 4 still the king in terms of display quality
Overall (LCD and OLED both), Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 still is the smartphone with the best display. Earlier this month, DisplayMate tested the Note 4’s display and said it has the best display ever. The firm started releasing such test reports in 2006. It outshines the iPhone 6 Plus display on almost every parameter. DisplayMate said the Galaxy Note 4’s 5.7-inch Super AMOLED screen set new records for color accuracy, screen resolution, color ratio, peak brightness and contrast rating.
Note 4 display has 1440×2560 resolution with 515ppi pixel density. It packs more pixels than the Galaxy S5 and Note 3.
Apple began shipping its iPhone 6 and 6 Plus on September 19, and sold more than 10 million units in the opening weekend. Apple shares inched up 0.90% to $101.97 at 10:50 AM EDT on Tuesday.