Are pixels more visible on Iphone5?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by speekez, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. speekez macrumors 6502

    Nov 19, 2003
    Hi there,

    Just picked up 2 Iphone5's white. Love the phone. The colors are richer and there's more contrast on the 5.... nice. I have an honest question though -- not pixel-peeping here, but when and I view the phone from a normal distance, my eyes faintly and almost intermittently register the pixels on the 5. This wasn't the case with my Iphone4. In fact, I have them side by side and can see this. I do photo retouch for a living, so not sure if I'm just more keyed in on very fine detail, but has anyone else mentioned this? Would the taller screen somehow be contributing to this? If I never had a iphone4, I probably wouldn't have noticed.

    Again, love the phone, just curious if others ever saw this.
  2. lunaoso macrumors 65816


    Sep 22, 2012
    Boston, MA
    You shouldn't because the ppi is the same between the 4/4S and the 5. The only difference between the displays is the in-cell technology, which gives better contrasts. And then the longer screen of course, but that wouldn't affect anything because the resolution went up at the same rate, which is why the ppi is the same.
  3. w00t951 macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2009
    Pittsburgh, PA
    It's possible, even though the displays are technically identical in terms of PPI. The display of the iPhone 5 is much closer to the display glass than in previous iterations of the iPhone, resulting in a more clear view of the display from extreme angles. Angles that blurred pixels on the iPhone 4/4S could result in clear pixels on the iPhone 5.

    Whoops. I misread the original post. I think. It's late.
  4. Beeplance macrumors 68000


    Jul 29, 2012
    I wouldn't have thought that that is actually possible. Don't think Apple would make the screen of the 5 to be inferior to its predecessors.

    Maybe this kind of thing differs for everyone, I guess?
  5. speekez thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 19, 2003
  6. speekez thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 19, 2003
    I went to a different store, had both phones swap, and new phones do not exhibit the problem.
  7. kannesss macrumors 6502a

    Feb 18, 2008
  8. katmeef macrumors 6502

    Jul 20, 2010
    I have given up on swapping phones to get one that doesn't have the interlacing issue. I am wondering if they use a sub par screen manufacturer for the batch of white box replacement phones available near the launch date. If only I kept the phone that came dented out of the box, it had a perfect screen.

    This may be the last iPhone I buy for this reason.
  9. boobie12 macrumors 6502

    Sep 20, 2012
    i was wondering why my screen looked ugly compared to my fathers iphone. guess i have to switch it out.

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