Proclaimed “display expert” Ray Soneira, President of DisplayMate Technologies, tested the Kindle Fire HDX, Nexus 7 2013 and the new iPad Mini Retina to see which device had the best display. The results came in, putting the iPad Mini in third place behind the Amazon and Google offerings. Soneira says the iPad mini has a relativley small 63% Color Gamut and compares it to the original iPad Mini and iPad 2.
“That is inexcusable for a current generation premium tablet,” says Soneira, who notes the difference between the iPad mini and both the Kindle Fire HDX and Nexus 7 were “quite obvious.”
He says the Nexus 7 has “an impressive display” and says that it uses the highest performance LCDs with Low Temperature Poly Silicon LTPS.
“The very high efficiency LTPS technology allows the new Nexus 7 display to provide a full 100 percent Color Gamut and at the same time produce the brightest Tablet display that we have measured so far in this Shoot-Out series.”
But the display that took the first prize in Soneira’s tests was the HDX, Soneira says Amazon is using Quantum Dots technology that will make LCD displays even better over the next few years.
“Apple was once the leader in mobile displays, unfortunately it has fallen way behind in both tablets and smartphones,” said Soneira.
Well there you have it, one experts opinion of three great displays. This is certain to spark a bit of debate and we hope to see more tests in the future. Whatever the experts say, all three devices are fully capable machines that anyone should be happy to own.
Last Updated on January 23, 2017.