Are you floored by X OLED screen?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by thadoggfather, Nov 5, 2017.



  1. Yes CLEAR difference

    143 vote(s)
  2. No, it’s worse to my eyes/preferences

    22 vote(s)
  3. Can’t really tell any difference

    78 vote(s)
  1. AbSoluTc macrumors 601


    Sep 21, 2008
    Can’t really tell a difference. Between True Tone (which I keep trying on/off) and the off axis color change, seems like a downgrade honestly. I like the phone but don’t ♥️ It. Face id is awesome.
  2. spooky23 macrumors 6502


    Jan 11, 2013
    Do the colours pop? I keep hearing this on reviews.
  3. Starfyre macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2010
    Yes, there is a noticeable difference. Viewing angles are SO GOOD.
    Put your iPhone X and your other iPhone on the table. Stare at your phone and move your head like how the Sun and Moon rises and sets, you'll notice the iPhone X looks better screenwise. Watching movies looks a lot better.
  4. DMVillain macrumors 6502a

    Jul 20, 2011
  5. Technarchy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2012
    The benefits of OLED are there but Apple definitely went a different route than I expected.

    I was expecting, and to some extent hoping for a Samsung like eye melting experience with blissful colors, and cool calibration. Apple instead has opted for more “natural and accurate” white levels and colors, which is way more subtle and is harder to appreciate when you first turn it on.

    However, don’t use your LCD iPhone for 48hrs, just use the X. Once you go back to your LCD model you’ll notice it’s a bit fuzzier and hazier, with video definitely looking softer.
  6. Radon87000 macrumors 604

    Nov 29, 2013
    How was the brightness outside in the sun? Was it brighter than the 7/8?
  7. Jmgilliam18 macrumors member


    Apr 24, 2017
    Not really. Came from Samsung. Have had it for couple years.
  8. geemiller05 macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2011
    New York
    I don’t understand why people say this. The oled has worse viewing angles. When you turn it the slightest bit up, down, left or right, you immediately see a tint of blue. It’s expected and it doesn’t bother me. It just raises an eyebrow everytime someone says it has better viewing angles. It doesn’t.
  9. AbSoluTc macrumors 601


    Sep 21, 2008
    It’s been dreary here the past few days but outside it’s fine. No better or worse that my 7 Plus.

    Also keep in mind I’m not one of those people that compare or do side by sides with their old vs new phone. Once I backup and restore, old phone gets wiped and turned off.
  10. Avenger macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2007
    For me it doesn't look so much different from LCD's. The thing that makes the S8 and LG OLED TV's stand out is that the colors are over saturated. Since that is not the case here, unless you look carefully it is hard to tell the difference.
  11. rugmankc Contributor


    Sep 24, 2014

    I looked at one last night at BB. Wasn't even anyone around it. I think the X will be great for many. But, older folks who bought Pluses for text size may be disappointed. I need to go to Apple store and play with one. I don't think they have them tethered anymore. Would like to run up one of my movies on both and see what I lose vertically. Only thing I can think of is run one of the movies on the X in the store and then use my iPhone to go to iTunes and play the same movie's trailer. I don't have the movies on my iPhone that they have on the X by default.

    I could be moved to the 8 Plus if these two issues remain for me. Did want Face ID and Animoji's. Yes, even in our late 60's my wife and I find them "fun". :)
  12. Mabus51 macrumors 65816

    Aug 16, 2007
    If you really like the + model I would wait for the + version to be released. This version is more of a replacement to the regular sized iPhone. Really reminds me of the 5 tall & skinny. Personally I love it. After a year with the 7+ I couldn’t get rid of it fast enough. The thing was just to bulky to carry around for me.
  13. jettie1767 macrumors 6502

    Oct 29, 2003
    New Jersey, USA
    Seems similar to my 8 Plus. I don't watch videos/movies. For daily use, I don't see any real difference with the 8 Plus.
  14. Cashmonee macrumors 65816


    May 27, 2006
    It's not like my Samsung LCD TV to my LG OLED different. Both of those are 4K and the Samsung even has quasi-HDR, but the LG OLED just absolutely crushes it. With the iPhone, the X has a better screen than my 7 Plus, but the difference is not as dramatic. The one major difference is that blacks are black, but I think TrueTone is holding back the whites. Which it should. Samsung's OLED colors are not very realistic.
  15. Appl3FTW macrumors 603


    Nov 15, 2012
    My iPhone 8 Plus colors are crisper in some cases. The only thing that OLED shines on is for the black. The blacks on the X will annihalate the previous iPhone.
  16. andyx3x macrumors 65816

    Mar 1, 2011
    That's the first thing I noticed when I turned on my X. I was expecting to be wowed by the screen but just wasn't. I mean it's nice but it's not that great of an upgrade over the screen on the 8 Plus. If you're upgrading just for that I would say don't.

    I've also heard in the last day or so that Apple used a pentile display which I believe from hearing in the past is not a great thing.
  17. terminator-jq macrumors 6502

    Nov 25, 2012
    When it comes to brightness and color, you will probably not see much difference between the iPhone X and the iPhone 8. Both have the same max brightness, P3 color and true tone.

    The real difference is in the contrast, especially when using the phone in a dark setting. The dark blacks makes everything that’s not black leap off the screen in a way that is not possible with LCD.

    The wider aspect ratio also makes using the iPhone X a lot more immersive, especially with games and movies. At first I was a little hesitant about changing from a 16:9 screen but now I’m fully on board.
  18. Technarchy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2012
    No it doesn’t. Played natively everything is definitely less immersive. Zoom to full screen and the cropping and loss of content is definitely noticeable.

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  19. AdonisSMU macrumors 604

    Oct 23, 2010
    No impressed. Its more less what I expected given my roommate has an S8+ already.
  20. recklesslife85 macrumors 6502


    Sep 17, 2012
    Wales, UK
    No, been using a Note 8 so I couldn’t be impressed. It’s good don’t get me wrong but Samsung has the better panel.

    I will still use my X over my Note 8 regardless.
  21. Sean76 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 10, 2013
    Nothing like my S8, not as vivid and saturated. Which is a good thing. I’d say it’s a really good iphone screen and I guess you could say their best yet. Deep blacks without all that other color pop. And whites look fairly white without that real cool blue.
  22. myscrnnm macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2014
    Seattle, WA
    I actually don’t see much of a difference, granted I haven’t watched many videos on the iPhone X. But I would actually say that’s a good thing, because OLED tends to look over saturated in many applications (looking at you, Samsung). I like that Apple has calibrated the display so that colors remain realistic.
  23. MH01 Suspended


    Feb 11, 2008
    When I do that I see a major disadvantage to the iPhone X with blue colour shift. iPhone 7 wins
  24. TrueBlou macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2014
    There’s definitely a noticeable difference, depending on what you’re viewing of course.

    It does look a little sharper to me but it’s negligible.

    The big difference and it’s the same story you’d get if it was a monitor or a TV. Is the beautiful inky blacks OLED can produce, the HDR capability really pops with OLED. The eagle eyed among us will also notice the faster and smoother response rate.

    Is it worth the cost of entry just for the screen? Surprisingly to some I’d probably say no. Apple makes the best LCD mobile screens on the planet, they really are great.

    If there’s other reasons you want the X beyond just the screen, then jump right in, it really is a great device. Just not one worth buying for the display alone.

    Of course that’s just my opinion, what do I know.

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