iPhone 5 vs. iPhone 4 Retina Display [Comparison]

iPhone 5 vs. iPhone 4 Retina Display [Comparison]

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Check out these photos taken by Bryan Jones of the iPhone 5 vs. iPhone 4 Retina Displays under a stereomicroscope.

The images show what DisplayMate has already confirmed. The iPhone 5 has the 'best smartphone display we have seen to date'.

Looking at higher magnification is where you can really see the difference in images. It turns out that the pixels in the iPhone 5 are *precisely* the same size as the iPhone 4 pixels, but the iPhone 5 pixels have better color saturation with more contrast, seen particularly in the blue pixels. I did not calculate the difference in color saturation between the two iPhones, but it is pretty clear to the eye which is which. Apple claims 44% increase in color saturation and from these images, I believe them.

Check out the photos below...

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iPhone 5 vs. iPhone 4 Retina Display [Comparison]

iPhone 5 vs. iPhone 4 Retina Display [Comparison]

sergio torres - November 3, 2012 at 2:37am
this is relative, because if u have the same pixels size, and what u only manipulate is the color saturation, then u will have a error... u will get richer colors but u could see pixels... i have had iphone since the iphone (1st gen).... when i see and use an iphone 4 or iphone 4s i dont see any pixels at all, i guess our eyes can see them... but now i tried an iphone 5 for 4 hours i i was capable of seeing pixel lines, i was really upset of it... the color saturation makes possible to see pixel lines... use an iphone 5, and see it... i did it... and i sold it same day i got, i just prefer the iphone 4 or 4s screen.. no pixels at all... thats perfect
Big B - October 6, 2012 at 12:18pm
Hmm. Ok, if you're looking at these differencing photos *on* an iPhone 4, in theory, wouldn't it be true to presume that you would *not* see any difference in the two? Kind of like dithered output; for example, listening to a 24-bit audio sample on 16-bit hardware, or looking at a 32-bit color depth image on a 256-color capable display or similar?
Sabtain - September 28, 2012 at 3:20am
iPhone 5 looks better
Jon - September 27, 2012 at 12:51am
Is funny how apple used to make fun of the galaxy s2 screen color saturation And now they copycat it?......let's sue apple....ji ji ji
Leggoman - September 26, 2012 at 10:19pm
Not a great deal between photos. grid is another matter, much sharper deeper. But that to me would be normal between photo at test patten. When you think this is on a new iphone 5 then not much of a leap forward to me. Or may be just a bad photo choice.
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