Oh my goodness, the screen is so crisp and clear. It shows letters and words along with photos in great detail and contrast, it is very easy to read books on this iPad. I do not like that it is a little thicker than the iPad 2 but packs a better camera, graphics and battery that make up for it. I haven't used the cellar data on it yet, but when I get around to that, I hope it works as well as on wifi. It was simple to restore my backup from my iPad 2 on this and continue working without being slowed down. I do wish Apple will get around to having stereo sound instead of mono and possibly make the iPad with a few ports built in instead of having to buy all the different cables and connectors.