One month after DisplayMate gave the Samsung Galaxy Note 9's screen its highest ever A+ grade, Apple's new iPhone XS Max has gotten the same grade.
In a new report, DisplayMate says that the 6.5-inch 2688x1242 OLED display on the iPhone XS Max "is a very impressive top tier smartphone display". The screen on Apple's new flagship smartphone has "close to textbook perfect calibration and performance", DisplayMate says, as well as "considerably better performance than other competing smartphones." The iPhone XS Max screen has earned the DisplayMate Best Smartphone Display Award and its highest ever A+ grade.
Diving into its specific features, the iPhone XS Max as an absolute color accuracy rated at 0.8 JNCD, which is "visually indistinguishable from perfect". It's also has the smallest brightness variation with viewing angle, getting a rating of 25 percent at 30 degrees, the lowest screen reflectance at 4.7 percent, and the highest full screen brightness for OLED smartphones at 660 nits at 100 percent APL.
The full DisplayMate reports goes into exhaustive detail about the iPhone XS Max's display performance, so if that's something you're interested in, you can check out the full report here.
Apple previously relied on LCD screens for its iPhone models, but it switched to OLED displays with the launch of last year's iPhone X. Now the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max have come to market with OLED screens, too, and the Max version has been deemed one of the best smartphone displays on the market. The 6.5-inch OLED screen on the iPhone XS Max definitely makes for a large device, but if display quality is important to you, Apple's new big screen phone is one to consider.