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iPhone XS Max has the best smartphone display ever, according to display testing and calibration firm DisplayMate Technologies.

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iPhone XS Max has a number of notable improvements over the original iPhone X, including higher peak brightness and better color accuracy, and matches or sets smartphone display records in a number of areas, according to Dr. Raymond M. Soneira, President of DisplayMate Technologies.

For example, DisplayMate says the iPhone XS Max has a peak full-screen brightness of up to 660 nits for the sRGB and DCI-P3 color gamuts, which improves screen visibility in high ambient lighting conditions. By comparison, the iPhone X achieved a peak full-screen brightness of 634 nits in its year-ago tests.

DisplayMate measured the iPhone XS Max's screen reflectance to be 4.7 percent, close to the lowest that it has ever measured for a smartphone. As a result of this high brightness and low reflectance, the iPhone XS Max has one of the best contrast ratings in high ambient light on any smartphone it has ever tested.

DisplayMate provides an extensive overview of the iPhone XS Max display, concluding that it is a "very impressive top tier smartphone display."
Based on our extensive Lab Tests and Measurements the iPhone XS Max receives our DisplayMate Best Smartphone Display Award, earning DisplayMate's highest ever A+ grade by providing considerably better display performance than other competing smartphones.
Of note, the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max use the same display technologies.

DisplayMate's iPhone XS Max OLED Display Technology Shoot-Out article is a worthwhile read for anyone looking for comprehensive analysis and testing of the iPhone XS Max display. DisplayMate has been a provider of display calibration software for consumers and technicians since 1991.

Article Link: DisplayMate: iPhone XS Max Has Best Smartphone Display Ever
 

GuruZac

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And just when I'm content keeping my 7 Plus, more good news on the XS Max comes out :D I keep telling myself I'll wait until next year... let's hope the temptation doesn't win out. Actually, other than deeper blacks and slightly sharper ppi, is the XS Max display remarkably better than the LCD inside the 7 Plus?
 
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BigSky20

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That is if you win the display lottery. In night shift, mine is yellow on top (like it should be in night shift) and pink on the bottom. Significant uniformity issue.

I would pay extra if they gave me a display similar to the one they sent to Display Mate to test out!
 
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dan9700

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That is if you win the display lottery. In night shift, mine is yellow on top (like it should be in night shift) and pink on the bottom. Significant uniformity issue.

I would pay extra if they gave me a display they send to Display Mate to test out!
Same
 
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farewelwilliams

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Fake news it has a piss yellow tint hue and brightness keeps diming using it and auto brightless and true tone night shift is OFF Loads are having this issue

goto the apple genius bar. i have no such problem so your iPhone is probably defective

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i just read your post about Apple replying to you. they're going to fix it. so what's "fake news" about this article? displaymate got a non-defective device. their article is accurate.
 
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puma1552

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pages and pages of macrumors members would disagree with displaymate's findings.

isnt it odd how testers never seem to get a junk display? Sure there are millions and millions of good units, but seems their chances of getting a bad one wouldn't exactly be that low either. you can walk into any store at any time and find poor display units anywhere.
 
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MauiPa

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Fake news it has a piss yellow tint hue and brightness keeps diming using it and auto brightless and true tone night shift is OFF Loads are having this issue

non-fake news includes info from reliable sources, of which you have provided none. If you are in fact correct, I wonder if there is a quality problem with the LG displays, Samsung has been making them for awhile and they rate well, Apple has used them to great results, but LG is new in the OLED arena. If it is in the Samsung displays, then Samsung would just be evil.......something to think about.
 
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