Is the new iPad screen better than the 4s?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by bobright, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. bobright macrumors 601

    Jun 29, 2010
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    My bad if this is a dumb question but was curious is the new iPad the same as iPhone4s retina and just bigger? Or is it actually better/ clearer?

    I know they are both "retina" but is it as in pixels/resolution or whatever makes up how clear it is
  2. erawsd macrumors 6502

    Jul 1, 2011
    Pretty much every review says its the most beatiful display they've ever seen on a mobile, so I'd have to say yes.
  3. doboy macrumors 68020

    Jul 6, 2007
    Saturation might be better. Also you may appreciate the larger "retina" display more.
  4. DS3 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 7, 2011
    iPad 2: 2048×1536, which is 264 pixels per inch.
    iPhone 4s: 960x640, which is 326 pixels per inch.

    So much higher overall resolution, a little less per inch but since you view it from further away it should look effectively the same.

    I would assume they are realistically very similar quality screens, but being much larger obviously makes it a more impressive display. Hard to appreciate photos as well on a 3.5 inch screen. Or the experience of reading a book, a high resolution movie, etc.

    Pretty much the same thing as the iPhone 3s vs iPad 1/2.

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