5 & 5s screen different

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  1. truelies macrumors regular

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    I heard 5 uses in-cell tech, 5s used ogs screen because in-cell on difficult to make. 5 sceetn is better than 5s
     
  2. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030

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    Is this a question or a statement? Sounds more like a statement to me.

    Since you are talking about the digitizer and the which one Apple is using, no. The iPhone 5s uses the same In-Cell Touch Screen as the 5. I have used both phones personally, and I actually feel the touch screen on my 5s is better then on my old 5.
     
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    I am betting you have a 5. :apple:
     
  4. HRPufnstuf macrumors member

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    As far as I know from using both
    iPhone 5S screen is superior on all counts.
     
  5. Merkie macrumors 68020

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    There is no difference.
     
  6. HRPufnstuf macrumors member

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    Yeah ok thanks.
     
  7. ValerieDurden macrumors 6502a

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  8. iolinux333 macrumors 68000

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    Incorrect. 5s is 10% brighter at all slider levels. I HATE HATE HATE the brighter screen because a lot of my phone use is on the car dash at night. I use my 5 at night and my 5s stays home.
     
  9. 11bE5 macrumors 6502

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    5 & 5s screen different

    Anandtech verified it uses the same screen just different connectors
     
  10. Merkie macrumors 68020

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    No. YOUR 5S screen might be brighter, but not every 5/5S screen is the same. There is a lot of variation beween screens. The next 5S might be a bit dimmer than your 5.
     
  11. ValerieDurden macrumors 6502a

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    All screens vary in brightness, still comes down the the same screens are used on all of the "5" models.
     
  12. iolinux333 macrumors 68000

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    Incorrect. Apple specifically touted that the iPhone 5s screen was 10% brighter. I have both phones and many of my friends have one or the other. Put any 5s against any 5 or 5c and the 5s is always brighter and the difference is plainly obvious.
     
  13. Merkie macrumors 68020

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    That is not true. Please provide a source for this.
     
  14. pmau macrumors 65816

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    The screen is always identical, but the backlight causes very noticeable differences in appearance.

    It is really hard to select LED backlights that provide the exact colour temperature and intensity. You also have to keep in mind that LED's cannot really be dimmed properly. They are pulsed to always use the same current.

    (Yes, you can control the brightness of LED's by changing the voltage, but this is not happening in small devices. Pulsating LED's is easier, you only need constant voltage).
     
  15. iolinux333 macrumors 68000

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    Ok I guess you're right and I'm wrong, sorry. I was quite sure I read that shortly after the 5s was released but I can't find anything corroborating that. In fact I've seen now several comparisons showing the opposite, where the 5s is dimmer than the 5. I guess my 5s and my friends' 5s are exceptionally bright- we all got them around the same time maybe Apple had a batch of very bright LEDs in the parts bin then.
     
  16. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Since 7.1 the screen on my i5 has been MUCH brighter. The auto brightness has different algorithms now and it took me a while to adjust. I still prefer my screen how it used to be as opposed to how it is now.
     
  17. Cole Slaw macrumors 6502a

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    I've owned a 5 and now a 5S, and the wife has a 5C.
    I don't see any difference in the 5 series displays.
     
  18. skyline2014 macrumors newbie

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    They all use the same size screen, but have different plugs. The 5s screen does have a better display than the 5 and 5c.
     
  19. ValerieDurden macrumors 6502a

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    5 & 5s screen different


    Different plugs but the same display.
     
  20. skyline2014 macrumors newbie

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    The plugs that connect to the logic board are different.
     
  21. IpadSC400 macrumors 6502a

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    I repair iPhone 5's and 5S's and I know for sure that they 5S is not the same as the 5.

    They both are retina, so the only thing that is generally the same is the LCD.

    The ribbon cable layout, the fingerprint sensor hookup, ect.

    Speaking from experience here...
     
  22. skyline2014 macrumors newbie

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    Here is a pic of said plugs. 5s left, 5c middle, and 5 on right.
     

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