The LG G2 - The iPhone retina display is no longer the best display out there!
I went to the local T-Mobile store today, and I played around with the LG G2. I must say, I was extremely jealous of how amazing this phone's display was. It made me long for an iPhone with a better, larger screen like this one.
LG G2 Display:
|Type||True HD-IPS + LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.2 inches (~424 ppi pixel density)|
iPhone 5S Display:
|Type||LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||640 x 1136 pixels, 4.0 inches (~326 ppi pixel density)|
You can go on and on arguing about how big is too big? Or that consumers don't want a "big" iPhone (because Apple sold 9million 4 inch phones in 1 weekend). Or which is better, iOS or android? We can argue about companies like LG or Samsung over skin android and ruin the experience...there are A LOT of things we can debate about. The one thing we CAN'T debate about anymore is whether the iPhone retina display is the best screen out there...it definitely is not!
From what I gathered, the LG G2 definitely benefits from that higher pixel density. Also, somehow you really feel like you are touching the pixels, more than you do on the iPhone. The glass is just so thin. It is bright, and crisp, and the colors look amazing.
Also, in a side by side comparison fonts look way smoother on the LG G2 than on the iPhone 5s. I don't know if it is the increased pixel density, or the font rendering, or both...but if you look at the signal bar at the top of the iPhone, the fonts just don't look as crisp and smooth.
I think Apple seriously needs to consider upping the display on the iPhone 6 both in size and in quality (increase the pixel density, etc). The retina display when it came out was mind-blowing...but if you compare it to the latest and greatest android phone display (the LG G2), they have fallen behind. I'm sure they will find a way to do this without drastically increasing the size of the iPhone 6, and it will be amazing. If they don't do this, it will be a mistake in my opinion.