Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max is the latest flagship device from Apple and it comes with a slew of new features. One such feature is the new ProMotion-enabled display, which has been lauded by DisplayMate as the best smartphone display ever. The iPhone 13 Pro Max set or matched 12 smartphone display performance records, according to DisplayMate’s findings.
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max Display Earns Best Smartphone Display Award
The iPhone 13 Pro Max screen test found nothing but positive findings – in fact, the new Apple flagship earned an A+ along with 12 records in smartphone screen performance.
The accuracy of the color rendering and the intensity scale was not affected by the image content, that is with a different Average Picture Level (APL). With auto brightness enabled and a full white screen (APL 100%), the display put out 1,051 nits for both the sRGB and DCI-P3 color gamuts. With auto brightness off the top was 846 nits.
But that’s not all, the iPhone 13 series supports HDR10 and Dolby Vision content too. The peak brightness for HDR content was 1,200 nits. The screen reflects only 4.6% of incoming light, the lowest measured by DisplayMate so far. Also, True Tone mode adjusts the white point and color balance of the screen depending on ambient light.
Here’s what DisplayMate has to say about the iPhone 13 Pro Max panel after its tests:
Based on our extensive Lab Tests and Measurements the iPhone 13 Pro Max has a Very Impressive Excellent Top Tier World Class Smartphone Display with close to Text Book Perfect Calibration Accuracy and Performance that is Visually Indistinguishable From Perfect. Based on our objective Lab Tests and Measurements the iPhone 13 Pro Max receives a DisplayMate Best Smartphone Display Award earning DisplayMate’s highest ever Display Performance Grade of A+ and setting or matching 12 Smartphone Display Performance Records including 6 that are Visually Indistinguishable From Perfect that are listed above.
The iPhone 13 Pro Max joins the very select Top Tier of Smartphone Displays which all provide Close to Text Book Perfect Calibration Accuracy and Performance that is Visually Indistinguishable From Perfect, so they all received and maintain Concurrent DisplayMate Best Smartphone Display Awards. All are Excellent State-of-the-Art Displays, each is better in some Display Performance Categories, but None are Best in All the Display Performance Categories. Note that measured numerical display performance differences that are Visually Indistinguishable are equivalent.
The display holds up well when viewed at an angle too, losing 24% of its brightness when held at 30º and experiences a white shift of 3.1 JNCD at that angle. Also, it works with polarized sunglasses whether you hold it in portrait orientation or horizontally.