All iPads Is the iPad mini not as bright as an iPhone

Discussion in 'iPad' started by iPodJedi, Apr 17, 2014.

  1. iPodJedi macrumors 6502a


    Nov 28, 2013
    Apple Store, USA
    Noticed my iPad mini 1 isn't very bright out doors and I can't see the screen when it is turned up all the way in settings for brightness but I can see my iphone or iPod touch just fine...
    Anyone else notice this?
  2. Tork macrumors regular


    Oct 14, 2006
    The iPhone's brightness maxes out at around 550 cd/m^2 (measurement of brightness), whereas the iPad mini 1 sits at 388. It's not so much that 388 is a bad number, but rather that 550 is a really good one.

    And I've experienced the same -- I never have a problem seeing my iPhone outside, but the iPad mini isn't as great. I'm sure it's a cost trade-off. They could make a brighter iPad screen, but the component would probably cost a lot more and most people don't use iPads outside (at least, not too regularly). But people use phones outside all the time, so including a brighter screen on the iPhone was a must. My hypothesis, anyway.


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