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These Are This Year’s Handsets With Brightest Displays

October 28, 2015 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

Technology has advanced quite a lot in the last couple of years. If we take a look at smartphones a couple of years ago, and the ones we use today, the difference is quite huge. Today’s processors are immensely more powerful than the ones used back then, and so are other components, such as displays. Top of the line displays in smartphones nowadays are very crisp, have great color accuracy, viewing angles and are plenty bright for most of us. That being said, some of them are brighter than others, and we’re here to figure out which are the brightest, read on.

Phone Arena tested quite a few phones and has listed 13 of them which have the brightest displays. It turns out that the Motorola Moto X Pure / Style is the brightest display in 2015 according to the test. Motorola’s flagship phablet managed to hit 715 nits, which is significantly more than a second-placed Xperia Z3+ which managed to hit 669 nits. The Alcatel OneTouch IDOL 3 (5.5-inch) is third-placed with 665 nits, and Meizu M2 Note is fourth with 627 nits. Another Alcatel-branded device is 5th on this list, the OneTouch IDOL 3 (4.7-inch), and is followed by the likes of iPhone 6s Plus, Galaxy S6 Active, OnePlus 2 and the Galaxy S6.

If you’re interested in checking out a full list of devices, take a look at the image down below. Now, it is worth mentioning that the Moto X Style / Pure actually has a lot brighter screen than Motorola’s 2014 flagship, the Moto X. The Moto X (2014) managed to hit 385 nits in Phone Arena’s test, while Motorola’s new flagship has quite a staggering display output of 715 nits, which is almost a 100% increase over its predecessor. It is also worth mentioning that the Moto X Style / Pure sports a QHD IPS LCD display, while its predecessor shipped with a 1080p IPS LCD panel. I believe you’ll find quite a few surprises in this list, so check it out if you’re interested. As a side note, Motorola has unveiled two new devices for Verizon yesterday, and it would be nice to see if any of the two can compare to the Moto X Style / Pure as far as brightness goes. The DROID Turbo 2 sports a QHD AMOLED display, while the DROID Maxx 2 comes with a 1080p panel.

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