December 4, 2023 7:38 PM

Google Pixel 8 Pro Rated As Having Best Smartphone Display By DxO Mark: Here’s Why

Google Pixel 8 Pro and Pixel 8 are reported to have some of the best displays.

Google Pixel 8 Pro and Pixel 8 are reported to have some of the best displays.

Google’s Pixel 8 Pro and the Pixel 8 have been rated as the best smartphone displays by DxO Mark, putting them ahead of phones like the iPhone 15 Pro.

It has been around two weeks since the Google Pixel 8 series launched in India, and since then, multiple tests and reviews have come out detailing how the Pixel 8 and the Pixel 8 Pro perform in the real world, and if they are a big upgrade over the Pixel 7 series. Now, DxO Mark—which is typically known for its in-depth smartphone camera testing, has rated the Pixel 8 Pro and the Pixel 8 displays as the best in its smartphone display rankings.

With Pixel 8 models scoring 154 points, it puts them ahead of phones like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5, the Pixel Fold, and even the latest iPhone 15 Pro series. DxOMark calls the Pixel 8 Pro “the most readable product” in their database to date, even in broad sunlight.

Notably, Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro come with new displays—Google is now calling them Actua and Super Actua, respectively. The Pixel 8 comes with a 6.2” Actua OLED panel with support for a 120Hz refresh rate, while the Pixel 8 Pro comes with a 6.7” Super Actua OLED panel with the same 120Hz refresh rate, but it also gets LTPO technology, which allows it to shift between 1-120Hz. Only the Pixel 8 Pro gets a QHD+ display of the two, and the Pixel 8 sticks to an FHD+ panel. Both of these panels also come with high peak brightness—Pixel 8 supports 2000 nits, and the Pixel 8 Pro gets 2400 nits.

Notably, the Pixel 8 Pro is brighter than the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra (1750 nits) and the new iPhone 15 Pro (2000 nits). For contrast, the last-generation Pixel 7 Pro has a display with a peak brightness of 1500 nits.

DxO Mark notes that it was able to measure the Pixel 8 Pro’s peak brightness at 2100 nits under sunlight when displaying a photo. The publication further notes that comparing it to the iPhone 15 Pro yielded interesting results. It found that the iPhone 15 Pro Max can achieve “comparable brightness” to the Pixel 8 Pro while viewing dark content, but the iPhone notably “loses almost 50% of its brightness when displaying a web page, versus a loss of only 20% for the Google device.”

DxO Mark also praised the Pixel 8 Pro for its accurate color reproduction, and it notes that “despite a slight yellow-green cast outdoors, the Pixel’s color rendering was better than both of its competitors.”

The Google Pixel 8 series is now available in India, starting at Rs 76,999 for the Pixel 8 and Rs 1,06,999 for the Pixel 8 Pro.

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