iPad mini iPad mini screen.. Compare to iPad 3 side by side. PDF/web

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Poochi, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. Poochi macrumors 6502a

    Poochi

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    #1
    I have used the mini for a few hours already and I have installed the apps I use most often ..

    Here is my findings on screen quality and pixelation:
    - same PDF document using Goodreader
    > pixelated like a old print book on the mini at default size
    > zoom in so the text size close to the visible size on iPad 3 - pixelation gone (however left with slight "shadow" but text "looks" retina enough")

    What does this all mean?
    - when the text is large enough, there are enough pixels to fill so the characters look superb and no compromise in terms of clarity
    - to look this good, I have to put up with the annoyance of scrolling while reading the PDF (screen is smaller, as with iPad 3 I don't need to zoom at all)


    Similar problem exists with web pages as well. When it looks pixelated (usually isolated to tiny fonts), enlarge the page solves the issue. But it's a hassle.

    iBook: the font size is optimized for iBook contents, reading PDF is exactly the same issue as described above.

    iPad optimized Apps: they look retina enough


    Conclusion: pixelation are generally isolated to non-optimized apps (eg. iPhone) and documents and web pages at default view due to small default font size from smaller display and low pixel count.
     
  2. kappaknight macrumors 68000

    kappaknight

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    Have you tried viewing it in landscape? Problem solved for me on the web front.
     
  3. Poochi thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Poochi

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    Yup. Can't avoid the zooming either way.
     
  4. OSMac macrumors 65816

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