Dis­play qual­ity – does it re­ally mat­ter?

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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

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