XPERIA X1 vs. Touch Pro: Comparing Screens

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We’re going to be doing a series that will compare various aspects of the X1 with the Touch Pro, culminating in a comparison video that will declare a winner.

Let’s start with screen. The Touch Pro has a 2.8″ screen that is VGA (480×640) resolution, which makes for a pixel density (often a determiner of screen clarity – higher is better) of 285ppi. The XPERIA X1 has a 3.0″ screen that is WVGA (480×800) resolution, which makes for a pixel density of 311ppi. If you look at both screens close up, the X1 looks slightly crisper because it has smaller pixels.

How about screen brightness? Seen below is a shot of both devices on max brightness. Before I comment on that, notice how the longer screen on the X1 (left) allows for more icons to fit in one frame. In regards to brightness, the Touch Pro is the winner by a small margin. Quite simply, the whites are whiter, and the colors look just a tad richer.

Which has better screen sensitivity? The Touch Pro has a flush screen, and the X1 has a recessed screen. As I mention several times in the XPERIA X1 review, the sensitivity of the X1’s screen terrific, and significantly higher than the Touch Pro, especially noticeable if you’re using a stylus.

So, the X1 has the crisper screen with higher sensitivity, and the Touch Pro has a slightly brighter screen. That’s 2 points for the X1, and 1 point for the Touch Pro. The X1 wins this round!

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Brandon Miniman
Brandon is a graduate from the Villanova School of Business, located near Philadelphia, PA. He's been a technology writer since 2002, and, in 2005, became Editor-in-Chief of Pocketnow, a then Windows Mobile-focused website. He has since helped to transition Pocketnow into a top-tier smartphone and tablet publication. He's so obsessed with technology that he once entered a candle store and asked if they had a "new electronics" scent. They didn't.