Do you prefer a cool or warm display tint?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sunking101, Oct 13, 2015.

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Which colour screen tint do you prefer?

  1. Cool blue

    55 vote(s)
    67.1%
  2. Warm creamy yellow

    25 vote(s)
    30.5%
  3. Deep urine-soaked yellow

    2 vote(s)
    2.4%
  1. sunking101 macrumors 603

    sunking101

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    With the lottery of display issues on new iPhones, providing you have a screen with no intolerable defects as such do you prefer a warm or a cool display?
     
  2. George Knighton macrumors 6502a

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    Very surprised the votes are tending toward cool/blue.

    After all of the iOS modifications over the years, one thing that I'd still like to see is an f.Lux kind of application that would allow me to warm up the screen.
     
  3. Broadus macrumors 6502a

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    The warmer screen is better on my eyes. The cooler/bluer one look more appealing at first, but they cause more eyestrain for me.

    My 6s and my 2012 rMBP are both on the warmer side.
     
  4. 1080p macrumors 68020

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    I like.......

    ... to just use my iPhone. That is all.
     
  5. sunking101 thread starter macrumors 603

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    My iPhone 4 screen was cool blue but since then I've had warmer yellow displays on my i5 and 6+. The 6S+ I have now is cool blue, and I've always thought that I preferred the blue as I remember being disappointed with the yellow i5 screen when I got it, but now I'm a smidgeon concerned that the warmer screens are less fatiguing. Having owned two iPhones in succession with warm screens I'm unsure now as to which I prefer. It's strange that there is such a variance, I thought that iOS firmware controlled the warmth of the screen and not the display itself?
     
  6. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    I absolutely hate cool displays. Warm all the way.
     
  7. sunking101 thread starter macrumors 603

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    What's your reasoning, purely aesthetic or something else?
     
  8. Eileen89 macrumors 65816

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    I prefer a device with a cool display. Last year my now sold iPhone 6 had a slightly warm tone to it while my iPhone 6+ has a cool tone which is just the way I like it.
    I don't know how true this is but I read that the regular 6 models do tend to be warmer than the Plus models.
     
  9. Shadowbech, Oct 13, 2015
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    Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    I guess it really depends, but I actually do prefer a warmer screen then a cooler screen. Cooler screen tends to hurt my eyes and my sleep rhythm messed up because of it.

    Edit: Here is the caveat tho, as long as the screen is in uniform then I'm fine. If it has a gradient affect to it then it's goes back.
     
  10. bhayes444 macrumors 6502a

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    Warm displays are easier on my eyes, but I much prefer cool displays because I notice the yellows/orange tones much easier than the blues. I think my 6s display is on the cool side, but I really can't tell unless comparing side by side with another phone; so I'm happy. My wife's 5s on the other hand is quite warm, but she does not care in the slightest.
     
  11. Silver Idaten macrumors 6502

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    Cool displays give me a headache, I prefer it on the warmer side. I believe the colors are more accurate, too. If it's not super-yellow, I think it looks great.
     
  12. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    Purely aesthetic. To my eye even a slightly cool display looks too blue. IMO a warm display is much, much more lifelike, realistic, cinematic, and striking.
     
  13. realeric, Oct 13, 2015
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    realeric macrumors 6502a

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    Blue light can harm retinal photoreceptors in your eye.
     
  14. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    I prefer cool tinted displays. But what is frustrating is when once device has a blue tint and the other has a yellow. My iPad Air 2 is blue, iPhone 6s is yellow. So it's not pleasing going back and forth between the two devices. But when I'm only using one, I don't really notice it, until again they are side by side.
     
  15. sunking101 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Surprising results here. So the overwhelming majority prefer blue whites to yellow whites.
    I would prefer neutral myself, or ever so slightly warm and creamy.
     
  16. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    If Apple just let you calibrate the screen yourself, this issue would go away forever.
     
  17. thadoggfather, Oct 18, 2015
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    thadoggfather macrumors G3

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    Cool profile but don't mind warm provided I can adjust the white level. I think cooler displays technically May and may being operative word inferior to warm since the color loss and paleness can't be brought back with warming the display whereas warm and cooled off a bit can still look stunning.

    Pretty much Non issue since my air2 and 6s+ are jail broken with color profiles

    But shameful stock iOS doesn't have this option. OS X always has

    You'd think they would to avoid the onslaught of returns for this.
     
  18. cababah macrumors 68000

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    I prefer what Apple prefers and chooses to use as their display models in the stores - cool blue to neutral tint. Can't stand yellow tinted displays. White backgrounds should be white, not yellow.
     
  19. sunking101 thread starter macrumors 603

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    White backgrounds shouldn't be light blue either, but we typically get one or the other.
     
  20. M5RahuL macrumors 68020

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    Either is fine, as long as it's even throughout the entire screen!
     
  21. George Knighton macrumors 6502a

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    For whatever it is worth, it seems to me that our preference is to read text on a background that is a sort of light maize color.

    It is simply less fatiguing.

    I can only think that our preference for whiter, bluer screens is influenced by the fact that we do not read as much anymore.
     
  22. phillytim macrumors 6502a

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    I recall my 3GS being a cool blue display, forget what my 4S was, the 5S was a bit more warm, and now I'm back with a cool blue screened 6s+.

    I voted cool blue, because it feels to be a more overall faithful color representation; however I loved the slightly warmer 5S also.

    My only strong opinion is to not have a more yellow-ish/urine-ish tint. Blech.
     
  23. Qbnkelt macrumors 65816

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    It seems to me, and this is purely subjective, that the dark colours and the blacks are deeper and the blacks blacker (I just made up a word!!!) with a cool display.
    So I prefer it.
     
  24. GrumpyMom macrumors 603

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    I voted for warm creamy yellow because that's the one I'd walk away with if given a choice. For the sake of lessening eye strain. But I prefer the look of cool blue. In the store, when I compare my iPhone 6 Plus screen to other 6 and 6 Plus screens, the demo models' cool blue tends to give a more pure white that is much more attractive. But it is harsh to look at for very long.

    I haven't gotten to see that many 6S and 6S Plus screens yet. My own 6s plus screen has the most neutral whites I've ever seen on my own iPhones and iPads. But it's still on the warm side, thankfully. It's not that cold bright color on demo models I saw late last year.

    Early last year the demo models of the 6's had the most awful screens with uneven gradients and strong pink or yellow tints. Then mid-year the models got changed out with cold, even, bright white displays.
     
  25. GrumpyMom macrumors 603

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    All right, who are the two smarty pants who voted for the deep urine soaked yellow screens? o_O Really?:confused:
     

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