Comparison: iPhone 4 Retina Display vs. HTC EVO 4G

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We mentioned earlier today that the secret behind the iPhone 4’s Retina Display isn’t just the quadruple pixel density over the iPhone 3Gs, but Apple’s amazing new process that completely eliminates empty space between the LCD and touchscreen, resulting in a display that looks like the pixels have been painted directly on the glass.

Want to see what we’re talking about? The above comparison shot comes from Engadget and compares the iPhone 4’s Retina Display with one of the previously cited industry bests, the HTC Evo 4G’s display.

Granted, the HTC Evo 4G is throwing 38% less pixels at the display than Apple, but even so: look at how those app icons are basically throbbing through the iPhone’s glass, while the Evo 4G’s display looks like it has been submerged in a thin layer of dirty water.

You see the same effect when you compare it to the iPhone 3GS too.

Incredible. This is the new standard for smartphone displays. Sadly, though, this means your brand new iPad is going to look this muddy once you get an iPhone 4 in your hands too.