How Competitive is a Smartphone’s Display

What Display Daily thinks: Full disclosure, the display quality of smartphones is a good point of competition and should be applauded, as much as it is appreciated by the display industry. How much the incremental advantages of one display over another matter is a whole other thing.

Full disclosure, I love the Dxomark reviews. They are just about the perfect mix of geek and consumer-friendliness. However, it is still a mix of the usual objective (brightness) and subjective (video quality) suite of tests that you would expect which means that there is always room for disagreement with the results.

There is no argument that when it comes to premium displays and the fact that we are seeing more and more competitors matching or beating the big two of Samsung and Apple. But, the reality is that the phone display is not about specs or performance but about experience. What every benchmark is going to fail is the very subjective experience of using the phone and that a really big display that shines in sunlight is great but it’s everything else that really matters. That’s why Apple still sits where it sits in the smartphone hierarchy and that’s why Samsung’s brand value is probably worth a lot more than its display value.

Yet, despite all that, the real value of the display isn’t as clearly defined as it should be. The user’s main interaction, and the biggest source of power usage, is the display. Other than power and usability, smartphone display technology can limit or extend the design of a device. You can’t benchmark for design, durability, the viability of under display technologies, responsiveness, and many other intangibles.

It will be interesting to see how far Honor can go with the Magic Pro, and how that impact’s the league of smartphone brands. In theory, the Magic Pro is ready for the big leagues, yes, because of its display technology, and that should concern the big boys. Maybe display benchmarks do matter.

Honor Magic Pro Receives New Top Score in Display Tests

The Honor Magic6 Pro’s display has been meticulously evaluated by Dxomark, revealing a display that shines in adapting its brightness to suit a variety of lighting environments. Its performance is commendable, ensuring readability and comfort without reaching the peak brightness of competitors like the Galaxy S24 Ultra. This balance means the screen is neither overly bright in dim conditions nor too dim when used outdoors. A standout feature of the Magic6 Pro is its superior motion management, which is evident in its seamless handling of frame mismatches and motion blur, enhancing the viewing experience during high-quality video playback and gaming.

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The device impresses with its touch panel, marked by accuracy, reactivity, and smoothness. It has shown significant improvement over its predecessor, the Magic5 Pro, and even surpasses the touch response times of the Galaxy S24 series, making it an attractive choice for gamers. Additionally, the Magic6 Pro offers a comfortable and satisfying HDR video experience in low-light conditions, with well-managed luminosity and detailed dark tones.

Despite its strengths, the Magic6 Pro is not without its drawbacks. One notable issue is the immediate color shift observed when the device is viewed at an angle, which could affect the viewing experience for some users. Additionally, a faint striped pattern is perceivable on a dark uniform background in dark-room conditions, though it remains unnoticeable in brighter settings.