apple oled vs samsung oled

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  1. auzzuro macrumors regular

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    guys which display is way much better ? samsung or apple ?
     
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  3. auzzuro thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. Ntombi macrumors 68040

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    It’s a matter of taste. Samsung is brighter, almost surreal (though it can be adjusted), and Apple is more naturalistic. There are people on both sides.

    But both screens do what the company wants, it’s jist that they come at it from different perspectives.
     
  5. torana355 macrumors 68040

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    Both great screens and are a step up from LG's offerings. Lets leave it there.
     
  6. fred98tj macrumors 6502a

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    Samsung makes the OLED screens for the iPhone x ( to apple’s specs). :p
     
  7. Milese3 macrumors 6502

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    Interesting article which makes many good points backed up with a lot of evidence. Interestingly, the iPhone X is brighter overall than the Note 8- despite the maximum brightness differing. Apparently this is due to the maximum nits of the Note 8 only affecting a small portion of the display.

    After using the device for two days now, my first impressions are that it is impressive how Apple maintained the quality of their trusted LCD displays when adopting OLED. This screen is fantastic.

    Link: https://www.tomsguide.com/us/iphone-x-oled-screen-vs-pixel-2-note-8,review-4807.html
     
  8. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    That's what I like about Apples displays. They are Samsung OLED panels, but Apple tunes them specifically to their preferences for brightness and coloration.
     
  9. Faelan macrumors regular

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    Judging from the number of complaints here, it doesn’t feel like they’re doing a good job at that. One thing I’ve noticed is that reviews rarely talk about uniformity. They always go on and on about resolution, color gamut, accuracy, balance, contrast etc which is nice, but doesn’t help me a whole lot. If I fire up a new product and one part of the screen is ever so slightly warmer than the rest or has a different tint, I just can’t unsee it. Doesn’t matter if the screen is the latest whatever SUPERDUPEROMGLED technology with bestest of best uber specs. It’s still going to be a bad experience for me and most likely a return. Wish I was one of those who don’t see that.
     
  10. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I know some early on devices will receive Not the most uniform display or yellowing as well. I have never had issues with Apples displays on any of my devices, so I can't speak for everyone. Based off my readings, it seems the early on iPhones tend to have the most issues with their displays, which some tend to opt later to upgrade to a device once production has a chance to slow down, etc.
     
  11. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Apple does use Samsung OLED panels, but Apple will tune and intensify the display settings based on their calibrations.
     
  12. fotuwe macrumors member

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    As far as I know Apple made all the development of the screen and Samsung is just the manufacturer.
    So these displays are completely different
     
  13. mjschabow macrumors 68020

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    The screen is fantastic, but the Note 8 is still the best screen. Any other claim is completely bias towards Apple
     
  14. stulaw11 Suspended

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    You seem to be confusing "brightness" (nits) with color saturation/pop of the screen.

    The X is MUCH brighter in nits than traditional OLED panels on current devices. iPhone X gets to 574 nits, Pixel 2 XL 438 nits, and Note 8 408 nits.

    Apple's is not over saturated in colors like Samsung or LG (in the Pixel) screens. Sure it looks pretty but is not color accurate, so beyond the "pop" actually takes away from the experience as colors are not true to life.

    In fact the article cited in post 4 here basically says Apple's OLED config is the best of the 3 phones for brightness, color accuracy, and viewing angle
     
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    “Cry Havoc!!! And let loose the blogs of war”
     
  17. Faelan macrumors regular

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    That’s my personal experience as well. The Apple products I purchase at launch tend to be more dodgy. Some have been great and some have been an instant return. Never had an issue with an Apple product I purchased some time after release. That’s not terribly helpful where the X is concerned though. Let’s say I do want an X. It was released late in the cycle and I would probably have to wait until early next year in order to stack the screen lottery odds in my favor. Well, by then we’re already halfway towards the next release and the phone that could win me over is not actually the X, it’s the rumored X+. What can I say? I like my phones girthy. Thankfully I won the lottery with my 8+. Took one return, but was worth it. Screen is amazing. Better than OLED? Most likely not in general when compared to an X with an equally good display, but it looks better than some of the supposedly amazing Samsung OLED displays I’ve seen, so I’m not complaining.
     
  18. torana355 macrumors 68040

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    That article was full of inaccuracies, the key indicator was where they said the Pixel 2 XL was brighter then the Note 8 which is flat out wrong. There are multiple people who own both the Note 8 and iPhone X that have confirmed the Note 8 is brighter. I also compared the iPhone X at the Apple store to my S8+ and my S8 was also brighter, not to mention the off axis blue shift on the X compared to my S8. Both are very good displays and the differences are minimal so just enjoy the device you own.
     
  19. Suspenders macrumors regular

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    I prefer apples oled.

    Had an S7 Edge for 7 months before this and found the colours over saturated on it.

    Thought the 8 plus display was nicer.

    Love the display on the X!
     
  20. stulaw11 Suspended

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    Ok Displaymate says 610 nits for the S8 using the manual slider all the way up.

    So it's fairly close 574 to 610.
     
  21. Diorama macrumors 6502a

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    What did you think of this image from Tom’s? I have a friend with a Note 8 but haven’t been able to do a side by side yet.

    1839074B-BAA1-4621-8FBE-7FB46692AAC6.jpeg
     
  22. nia820 macrumors 68020

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    Having just come from a galaxy s8, I'm calling BS. The galaxy s8 in my opinion has the bet display on the market. The clarity of text and images is off the charts.

    I was always in owe just how good the screen was.
     
  23. torana355 macrumors 68040

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    Look i'm not going to get into figures but yes they are close and both fantastic displays.
     
  24. Nozuka macrumors 68020

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    you can't compare the numbers from different sources. displaymate almost always gets higher numbers.
     

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