Can you see pixels? Ip5

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Preed08, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. Preed08 macrumors regular

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    I'm on my third iPhone 5. While reading on this one, I noticed that I can quite easily pixels on this one. This came as a big disappointment as I saw this neither on my previous 5 nor the 4s before it.
    I assume that there are different screen manufacturers. This one surely sucks. The effect is one of having a resolution quite a bit lower. Anybody else see this?
     
  2. F123D macrumors 68040

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    I can see pixels, if I look at my screen from an inch away.
     
  3. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    What content you see the pixels in ?

    Games, books, safari, images ? Images saved in lower resolution will not magically get better on a retina. Do you see pixels also in text rendered by Safari or the standard mail app ?
     
  4. Preed08 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I can see something similar to vertical scan lines, and it makes the ui look pixelated. Ui meaning keyboard, safari toolbar,etc. my previous phones I couldn't see anything no matter how closely I observed.
     
  5. kockgunner macrumors 68000

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    This is an issue affecting many units. I went through a 2.5 month quest to find a good phone. The issue is definitely not acceptable but Apple doesn't acknowledge it. I suggest you return the phone and try getting another one.

    Here are some threads about a possible cause of your pixelation:
    Screen interlacing serial numer starting with F2
    iPhone 5 Screen Quality
     
  6. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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  7. yinz macrumors 6502a

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    that would defeat the purpose of the retina display?
     
  8. Preed08 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Indeed it would. I think I will schedule a genius appointment for tomorrow.
     
  9. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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  10. Mrg02d macrumors 65816

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    You must be awesome, I cannot see anything but blur from an inch away.:eek:
     
  11. PNutts macrumors 601

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    big_eyes.jpg
     
  12. Mrg02d macrumors 65816

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    That's the face I picture when OCD people get their newest idevice and start looking for issues.:D
     

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