The next test is one we see happening, with the Apple iPhone 6 versus the Samsung Galaxy S5.
The screens are different sizes, with the iPhone 6’s 4.7 inch facing off against the Galaxy S5’s 5.1 inch display, but a completely different type of panel — IPS LCD versus AMOLED — and yet a similar handset size between the two.
In fact, Samsung chose to use a Full HD panel, boasting a higher resolution against the iPhone 6, making the text even clearer than Apple’s new handset.
Again, the iPhone loses out in a big way to LG’s G3, which dominates it with over 200 pixels more than Retina in the above Apple iPhone 6 versus LG G3 test.
Sorry, iPhone 6, but you just don’t compete in this arena. No way.
It’s not hard to beat Apple’s iPhone 6 in clarity or resolution, though, because as you can see above, HTC’s One M7 from 2013 — yes, last year’s flagship — does it without any problems.
This is one of those tests that really surprises us, because Apple could have put in a higher resolution panel — a Full HD panel — in its iPhone 6 if it wanted to, and yet it chose to keep the pixels the same, even though we’ve seen better a year ago.
Then there’s the iPhone 6 Plus
The iPhone 6 Plus is the one really worth checking out, because while the 5.5 inch display and larger handset size won’t be for everyone, the display technology is closer to what people are seeing in competitors products.
It’s also the first display we’ve seen from Apple that bucks the 326ppi Retina trend, with the Full HD 5.5 inch display boasting 401 pixels per inch.
So how does it compare against the competition?
The most obvious competition comes from the iPhone 6, and while there’s only 80 pixels per inch difference — a little less, in fact — the iPhone 6 Plus screen is better here.