The new iPhone XR features Apple’s first Liquid Retina display. Let’s learn about it.
Liquid Retina Display is a type of LCD display currently only found on the iPhone XR. Liquid Retina displays use a higher number of pixels per inch to create a paper-like screen effect where pixels are invisible to the naked eye, just like regular Retina displays found on other iPhones.
But unlike the Super HD Retina Display on the iPhone X, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max, the Liquid Retina display on the iPhone XR is a small LCD display panel rather than an OLED.
Resolution of Liquid Retina Display
The iPhone XR’s Liquid Retina display boasts a 1792×828 resolution and 328ppi pixel density.
Devices with Liquid Retina Displays
The iPhone XR is the only device currently using Liquid Retina displays.
Apple has been branding Retina since 2012, so don’t expect other smartphone brands to introduce Retina displays.
Is Liquid Retina Display Better Than Regular Retina Display?
No, While the iPhone XR’s Liquid Retina display pixel density is comparable to the older iPads and MacBooks, almost all HD and Super HD Retina display used over the past generations of the iPhone are as capable as the XR’s Liquid Retina display.
In addition, the OLED-based Retina displays used in the iPhone X and iPhone XS Max boast significantly higher pixel counts, pixel densities, and contrast ratios.