How many of you guys remember the days when touchscreen phones used resistive displays as opposed to capacitive? That meant that gestures were basically out of the question and that you’d have to press down, sometimes really hard, on the screen in order to get it to register. Nowadays with capacitive displays, a light touch is all it takes to register.
For the most part we’re sure many of you guys can’t really tell how fast your phone registers your touch input, right? However for those who are interested and would like to have the best of the best, it seems that the recently released HTC One M8 has the lowest touchscreen latency amongst all the smartphones to date.
This is according to French blog Lesnumeriques who recently did a review on the handset and found it to have a screen latency of 46ms. This is apparently the best of the best at the moment and the second closest phone is the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 which clocks in at 67ms. This was later followed up by Apple’s series of iOS products.
It should be noted that the tests omitted recent handsets like the Sony Xperia Z2 and the Samsung Galaxy S5, so for all we know, either of those devices could have the HTC One M8 beat in terms of screen latency. In any case like we said, unless the differences are measured in seconds, we doubt many will be able to tell the difference between the times, but if you wanted a smartphone that’s extremely responsive, perhaps the HTC One M8 could be worth your consideration.