Display quality – does it really matter?
The iPhone X’s Super Retina HD screen resolution and ppi count make it the ultimate iPhone screen
Yes is the simple answer, but the good news is that all of Apple’s iPhone displays are great. So what should you look for when choosing which iPhone to buy?
The pixels per inch (ppi) number is important to look out for, as it determines how densely packed in the pixels are on each display. The higher the number, the less likely you are to be able to discern individual pixels on the screen.
The iPhone SE has a Retina display resolution of 1136x640 pixels, giving it 326ppi. Next up, the iPhone 6s, 7 and 8 have what Apple dubs a Retina HD display of 1134x750 pixels but, due to their larger physical size, they still have the same 326ppi.
It’s when you get to the larger iPhone models that you’ll start to see a difference in screen quality. All of Apple’s Plus models have a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels (the same as many laptops), with 401ppi. That means that even though they’re larger physically, they