You can clearly see the difference between the iPhone 4 and 3G displays

You can clearly see the difference between the iPhone 4 and 3G displays
We have all heard about the amazing Retina display on the iPhone 4. With a 640 x 960 pixel resolution crammed into a 3.5 inch screen, the iPhone 4 figures to have the sharpest display in the industry. Two PhD candidates from Penn State decided to take a look at the new version's display under a microscope and compare it to the one on the iPhone 3G. The latter's pixels measure 13 x 40 microns (a micron is one millionth of a meter and the average human hair has a diameter of 70 meters) while the former has microns half the size at 6.5 x 20 microns. This means that for each pixel on the iPhone 3G, there are four on the iPhone 4. That leads to the results you see below. No hocus pocus here folks, the proof is in the pudding.

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source: Engadget









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8 Comments

1. tiolawa

Posts: 115; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Not an Apple fanboy by a long shot but one has to admit that the retina display is impressive!!! Way to go Mac for pushing the cmpetition. Admitedly until they make there market open sourse I do not think I can ever buy an iPhone impresive hardware or not.. Android ROCKS!!!

7. hallfrankg

Posts: 30; Member since: Nov 16, 2009

What is a FANBOY some type of GAY comment? LOL

2. ilia1986 unregistered

They will never make their market open source. Steve explained why in his D8 interview.

3. hawk62

Posts: 320; Member since: Nov 21, 2009

Love the proof reading. 70 meter hair WOW

4. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

After theses guys put iPhone under the microscope, they soon realized that getting laid now is considered impossible.

5. bossmann20

Posts: 38; Member since: Mar 23, 2010

who cares!!!! no persons' eye will notice a difference

6. droidman

Posts: 106; Member since: Mar 17, 2010

That only becomes apparent when zoomed in on fine text LCD does not have the color pop of a amoled screen which is very visible when side by side with LCD. Super amoled > 960x640 retina display sorry to bust your bubble fanboys

8. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

Actually the difference is very visible to the human eye. And it's very apparent from feet away from the eye. Not just zoomed in.

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