Screen test: iPhone 4s vs HTC One X vs Nokia Lumia 900 – “The Lumia 900.. has the nicest viewing experience”

imageA screen test done by foxfire235 has popped up on YouTube, and unlike many where the test is done using photos taken with the camera, which ends up being a test of the camera as much as the screen, this one was done using a photo taken from a Canon 5D Mark II (around $2000) camera (right) which should eliminate any issues with the phone camera itself.

HTC One XNokia Lumia 900iPhone 4S
Display Type: Super IPS LCD2 , 16M colors
Size: 720 x 1280 pixels, 4.7 inches (~312 ppi pixel density)
Type: AMOLED , 16M colors
Size: 480 x 800 pixels, 4.3 inches (~217 ppi pixel density) with Nokia ClearBlack display
Type: LED-backlit IPS TFT,  16M colors
Size: 640 x 960 pixels, 3.5 inches (~330 ppi pixel density)

The reviewer notes that while the Nokia Lumia 900 display was over saturated compared to the iPhone 4S and HTC One X, the viewing experience was significantly better, giving the effect of a photo pasted on the screen rather than an image viewed on the phone.  The Nokia Lumia 900 of course features Nokia’s proprietary Clear Black technology, which enhances contrast by reducing reflectance, which really comes through in the test above.

Do our readers agree the iPhone 4S is the clear loser in this comparison, and between the Nokia Lumia 900 and the HTC One X the 900 has the more attractive image? Let us know below.


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