One of the most common questions that frequently comes up is if the iPhone 4/4S Retina display can still hang with the competition in key areas. The answer is yes. *This has nothing to do with the OS, Apps, or anything else. Just pure display tech. Everyone's eyes are different, but this is how I saw it. Key bullet points: -Brightness -Clarity -Color reproduction -Text legibility -Level of artifacts during video playback Rankings: 1. HTC One X/Evo 4G LTE 2. Motorola Atrix HD 3. iPhone 4S/4 4. Sony Xperia iON 5. Samsung Galaxy SIII 6. HTC One S 7. HTC Titan II 8. Samsung Galaxy Nexus 9. Nokia Lumia 900 10. Samsung Galaxy SII Summary: I think the One X has the best display in the business hands down. It's big, it's bright, and very clear and easy on the eyes. Video looks awesome too. The Motorola Atrix HD was far more impressive than I expected. It's incredibly sharp, and the brightness was probably the best of all the phones. Then comes the iPhone 4S. It's still one of the brightest, sharpest screens on the market, despite being released in 2010. Text looks great with a hint of anti-aliasing to soften the edges, colors are slightly understated, but natural looking, with great sharpness when content is zoomed in or out. Very simply, the iPhone 4S screen is still one of the best in the business. Edit: The Sony Xperia iON was a surprising sleeper in terms of displays.