If you are interested in thorough, in-depth testing of phone and tablet displays, it’s challenging to beat Raymond Soniera and DisplayMate. He has just run Apple’s new iPad Pro by way of the wringer, and he came away impressed by its color, contrast, overall performance in ambient light, and energy efficiency. It is an improvement on the year-old iPad Air 2’s display in most respects, but if you want the most precise tablet display there is and never care about size, it really is still tough to beat the screen in the newly enhanced iPad Mini four.
The complete shootout is worth a read, but the iPad Pro scores points for the high contrast ratio it gets from its photo-aligned IPS LCD panel. The variable refresh rate feature, which drops the screen’s refresh rate from 60Hz to 30Hz when content on the screen is not moving, as properly as the metal oxide TFT backplane on the iPad Pro also assist its energy efficiency relative to the smaller sized iPads. These are the two areas in which the Pro can beat the mechanically aligned screen of the iPad Mini 4.
Although the iPad Pro does extremely properly in other metrics, the iPad Mini four beats it in a lot of areas. Each the Pro and the iPad Air two have slightly also big color gamuts due to slightly more than-saturated blues, and all iPads have slightly bluish white points that subtly influence colour accuracy. The iPad Mini four also has the lowest reflectance of all three existing iPads, which means that reflections from other light sources are the least visible on its screen. That makes the screen easier to see in ambient light and significantly improves its contrast ratio.