Display Quality Test Shows iPad Air Display Not as Good as Kindle Fire HDX

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The DisplayMate Technologies recently tested a number of devices for the quality of their display. They compared Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, Google’s Nexus 10 and the iPad Air. They reported their findings on Monday: the Kindle Fire 8.9 is the best tablet display they have ever tested.

According to the DisplayMate’s report, the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 outperformed the iPad Air in several categories: high ambient contrast, brightness, absolute color accuracy and screen reflectance.  It was also rated the best in power efficiency, when compared with the Nexus 10 and iPad Air.

The Air got great reviews, as good as that of the Kindle Fire HDX, on image contrast, accurate colors and picture quality.

The testing company concluded that both devices are so good that they are more accurate and in general better than any other device customers own.

DisplayMate used the testing to reveal the technologies used by the Air and Fire. The Kindle Fire display is a Low Temperature Poly Silicon LCD, which is usually used in smartphones with the LCD.  The Air’s display is an IGZO Metal Oxide LCD, which is considered much better than the a-Si amorphous Silicon LCDs. Amorphous Silicon LCD is currently being used by most tablet displays.

DisplayMate believes that that the technology of Nexus 10 is ageing, which was the reason the device’s display got a fairly low score. This 2012 device is already at the end of its product cycle. The testers presume that the 2013 Nexus 10 will fix that.

Source: CNET News

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