DisplayMate publishes full color accuracy shoot-out between flagship smartphones and tablets, including iPhone 6 Plus and iPad Air 2

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Date: Tuesday, November 18th, 2014, 18:19
Category: Hardware, iPad, iPhone, News

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Dr. Raymond Soneira is psychotic.

But psychotic in a good way.

On Tuesday, Soneira released full comparison-based results as to the display color accuracy of assorted tablets and smartphones, including the iPad Air 2 and the iPhone 6 Plus, wherein he studied the science as to what you see is what you get with its colors.

The findings, which included results from tests such as Entire Color Gamut, Facial Skin Tone Colors, Organic Colors and Blue Region from Cyan to Magenta Colors, tested absolute color accuracy and pitched the iPad Air 2 and iPhone 6 Plus, which have been fairly lauded for their displays, to see how they fared against other devices.

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At the end of the tests, Soneira found that the iPhone 6 Plus and the iPad Air 2 lagged behind the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and the Amazon Kindle Fix HDX, the iPhone 6 Plus and iPad Air 2 having their own metrics listed here and here, respectively.

The article makes for fairly intricate reading, but if you want to see how the devices truly compare against each other, head over to the web site, take a look and decide which device might work best for you.

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2 Responses to “DisplayMate publishes full color accuracy shoot-out between flagship smartphones and tablets, including iPhone 6 Plus and iPad Air 2”

  1. I do like viewing the findings, but until the last half I forgot the ‘study’ was by company with a vested interest in getting their tech incorporated. Which doesn’t make it necessarily flawed or wrong or bad or… whatever, BUT…

    I don’t require absolute color accuracy from my phone display, it is seldom viewed in proper conditions (or cleanliness). 🙂

    And if I wanted (required) a portable screen for work with clients, I would purchase an appropriate one. Not one geared towards consumers far-and-wide. Can’t have everything in one inexpensive package now can we? Let’s be practical.

  2. Someone please define “accurate color”. Two color patches that visually match? Same Lab values (and maybe not a visual match)? The term is used a lot but never defined or explained.