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iPhone 5 Display vs. iPhone 4 Display

Tue, 25 Sep 2012 Ā«permalinkĀ»

Retinal Neuroscientist Bryan Jones analyzes the new iPhone 5 display to see what it is that has changed to make the screen seem so much more vibrant.

I won’t spoil it for you, so go check it out, but one neat thing that he noticed:

It turns out that the pixels in the iPhone 5 are precisely the same size as the iPhone 4 pixels, but the iPhone 5 pixels have better color saturation with more contrast, seen particularly in the blue pixels.

I mentioned the other day in my review of the iPhone 5 that the increased saturation and contrast was especially noticeable in the blue icons, a color that seems to be incredibly popular with designers these days. Glad to see that I wasn’t going crazy.

(via Daring Fireball)