It was to be expected: the release of 4 different versions of the iPhone 12 at the end of 2020 is shaking up the rankings of the specialized press. This time, it is the screen of the iPhone 12 Pro Max that amazes. To the point of overshadowing that of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra?
The release of a new iPhone is always an event. And even if 2020 is a year that could easily be described as strange, it is ultimately no exception to the rule, with the release of the iPhone 12 in 4 different versions.
The family of Apple phones has therefore grown with the arrival of the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. Each of these models has necessarily been examined and scrupulously detailed by members of the trade press, determined to understand their strengths and weaknesses when putting them to the test. And without too much surprise, it is the high-end version, the iPhone 12 Pro Max, which collects the best marks and amazes by its performance. In a previous article, we explained to you that it had been ranked as the 4th best current camera phone (the iPhone 12 Pro ranking just behind 5th). This time, it is in another classification that it stands out, that devoted to the screen. And he’s doing better than good …
For this test, they are the site experts DisplayMate which deliver their incredibly comprehensive analysis with multitudes of figures, graphs and statistics. To summarize without going into too much technical explanations, the iPhone 12 Pro Max has managed to win 11 display performance records on display criteria. A huge performance, with even the quality of its brightness highlighted in the report of DisplayMate :
“To be readable in strong ambient light, a screen needs a dual combination of high screen brightness and low reflectance. The iPhone 12 Pro Max has both.”
A performance made possible by the True Tone function, which adjusts the screen brightness according to the ambient light, while Night Shift varies colors and brightness, opting for warmer tones depending on the time of day . It was also found that the screen of the iPhone 12 Pro Max consumes around 10% less than that of its predecessor, the iPhone 11 Pro Max. Which is all the more stunning given that the iPhone 12 Pro Max’s screen is the largest ever for an iPhone, at 6.7 inches in size.
The new best screen on the market
Obviously, Apple’s choices (Super Retina XDR OLED display, refresh rate of 60 Hz and not 120 Hz unlike some competitive models, maximum brightness of 1200 nits with HDR …) have been more than paying . With its excellent ratings, the screen of the iPhone 12 Pro Max obtains a rating of A +, and thus takes the first place in the ranking of the best smartphone screens on the market from the former leader, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, which itself succeeded the Galaxy S20 Ultra a few months ago.
The worst part is that the panel of the iPhone 12 Pro Max was produced by … Samsung.
Find the iPhone 12 Pro Max and all other versions of the iPhone 12 on the SFR online store.