Smartphones with super screens (roundup)

These smartphones wowed us with their bright, clear, and luminescent displays.

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Editors' note: This article was updated September 13, 2011.

A while ago, I explored what it takes to build a killer smartphone screen--for starters, a highly technical blend of factors like brightness, screen resolution, and color reproduction.

While you probably shouldn't choose your next phone for the screen specs alone, the difference between a good display and a great one might help narrow down your choice between two otherwise excellent handsets.

We've rounded up six of our current eye-popping favorites here.