9.7-inch iPad Pro's display gets put to the test

The display for the new, 9.7-inch iPad Pro has received a detailed breakdown from DisplayMate, detailing the its colors, brightness, the True Tone and Night Shift features, and more. Comparing it to the screen on the iPad Air 2, DisplayMate called the iPad Pro a "major upgrade" in display quality.

One of the major upgrades with the iPad Pro's display over the Air 2 has to do with color, with the Pro featuring two color gamuts, according to DisplayMate:

The iPad Pro 9.7 has two standard Color Gamuts, the new DCI-P3 Wide Color Gamut that is used in 4K UHD TVs and Digital Cinema, and also the traditional smaller sRGB / Rec.709 Color Gamut that is used for producing virtually all current consumer content for digital cameras, TVs, the internet, and computers, including photos, videos, and movies. What's more, on the iPad Pro 9.7 both Gamuts have been implemented with color accuracy that is visually indistinguishable from perfect. That's impressive.

Because of the DCI-P3 gamut, the iPad Pro features sharper primary colors than the Air 2. The Pro's color management of both of its gamuts also leads to greater color accuracy.

DisplayMate was somewhat dissatisfied with the True Tone mode of the display, saying it doesn't come close to mimicking the reflection of light off of paper. They also suggested an adjustment slider for the mode to control the intensity of the effect.

In addition to better colors, DisplayMate notes that the Pro also sports the brightest full-size consumer tablet display they've seen, being 20% brighter than other current iPads.

You can read the rest of the detailed breakdown and display shootout with the iPad Air 2 over at DisplayMate.

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