iPhone X Eye-strain while using iPhone X

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Kitkad, Nov 6, 2017.

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Are you experiencing this issue?

  1. Yes

    45.0%
  2. No

    55.0%
  1. vannix macrumors member

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    #101
    Mine is ghosting
     
  2. Jodiuh macrumors 6502

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    #102
    Absolutely caused by PWM backlights. I first experienced it on a buddy's monitor at a lan party back in 2013. Then again on several of the first gen 120hz monitors, Galaxy S6-8, LG something, Samsung u6200, most vizio tv's, and now the X has been confirmed 240hz.

    I sent X and the watch back today. In the end, it's not a big deal for me. I really wanted the X because of the claim that it fits a plus screen in a vanilla body, which it absolutely does not...

    [​IMG]
     
  3. GrumpyMom macrumors 603

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    #103
    Weird. I’m prone to migraines and optical migraines that result in seizures but I read ebooks and this forum just fine on my Samsung S8+ OLED screen. I also have spent considerable time in VR headgear on my older Samsungs. However, the Samsung IR iris scanner causes lingering aches and pain in my eyes so I had to turn it off. It would be interesting if those of you with headaches could turn off facial scanning to rule that out as a culprit. It seems one person has so far. We need a bigger sample size. My husband has been complaining of headache since getting his iPhone X but thought he was just tired. Which he very well could be.
     
  4. gold/// macrumors regular

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    #104
    Dunno about others, but the text ghosting is the main issue for me.

    I honestly don't see how anyone can use the X without eye strain. Do you guys just not look at the text while it's scrolling? Unless I'm somehow super susceptible to it or something, I'm surprised more people aren't being affected by the scroll ghosting.
     
  5. GrumpyMom macrumors 603

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    #105
    I only read text that’s still. I don’t look at text as it scrolls, I look a bit off to the side. Reading text that’s in motion would make me dizzy and ill on any screen. Like reading that scrolling preamble on Star Wars movies makes me a bit nauseous sometimes.
     
  6. gold/// macrumors regular

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    Yeah, sounds like that's the best way to deal with this. I've actually been trying to retrain my eyes to not focus on the text as it scrolls, and it's surprisingly gotten better. For anyone who's also suffering with the ghosting, it may help you too. Just try to not focus on anything if it's moving.
     
  7. mazdamiata210 macrumors 6502a

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    #107
    Those are the same people that don't see frame drops lol
     
  8. allonym macrumors regular

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    #108
    I agree completely with this. Lack of 'Display Zoom' was the main reason I returned my X. The Dynamic Type thing is great for apps that support it, but lots don't and lots of content (including web pages) is too small for my ageing eyes without the zoom mode. I might buy again if this is fixed soon, but otherwise I'll just wait for next year's phones.
     
  9. cableguy84 macrumors 6502a

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    #109
    It’s probably the face id lazers etc shooting stuff into your eye/brain
     
  10. roeiz macrumors 65816

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    #110
    the most annoying thing i see here is the squeezed narrow text :(
    i hope i could live with that once/if i get the X
     
  11. mazdamiata210 macrumors 6502a

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    #111
    Save yourself the trouble and don't get it.
     
  12. roeiz macrumors 65816

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    #112
    but it's the top of the tech :(
    besides i really want the tele OIS in the camera,
    AND the 8+ bezels do look old.
     
  13. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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    #113
    Dont listen to these paid Samsung bots and try it out for yourself. You have a period where you can turn in your phone if you dont like it.
    --- Post Merged, Nov 9, 2017 ---
    What is that blue at the top? That looks horrible.
     
  14. mazdamiata210 macrumors 6502a

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    #114
    The Note 8 does OIS on both lenses and a better camera. Also has no bezels and no notch.
     
  15. roeiz macrumors 65816

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    #115
    but it has Android. that in itself is a big bad migraine.
     
  16. mazdamiata210 macrumors 6502a

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    Before it was, now on 8.0 Oreo it performs better than iOS which is full of counter intuitive UI/UX and all the lag, stutter, and frame drops.
     
  17. Lyn2012 macrumors regular

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    This is a very interesting thread and it has confirmed my decision to stay with the 8 and a LCD screen. I’ve never liked AMOLED screens but never knew the reason why I felt this way, now I know. I am very sensitive to flickering lights and can’t be under fluorescent lights or energy saving bulbs without becoming sick and dizzy. Neither can I use most computer screens, although I have found the iMac screen is fine. So I t looks as though my 8 will have to last me a long time as I can’t see Apple returning to LCD screens and I really cannot get on with Android OS. Just think of the money I will save!
     
  18. techtechtech macrumors newbie

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    #118
    Not specifically iPhone but I have experienced this with AMOLED phone screens, just a few minutes was enough for headache/dizziness, eyes are just fine so that wasn't the problem. I know other users who had the same phones at the time and didn't experience the problem.
     
  19. oliverjwhitt macrumors newbie

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    #119
    Same here I thought I was crazy. But I have a feeling It could be because of the OLED cause when I look at my 8 plus everything is fine.
     
  20. NocturnalJazz macrumors regular

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    I'm also getting headaches... Maybe migraines too. Started the day after getting the phone. Yes I get headaches every so often, but not usually. Last headache was mid-june.
     
  21. kawa636r macrumors regular

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  22. mika74 macrumors newbie

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    #122
    I have headaches too since last friday. This scares me. Maybe the face id IR is not so harmless as Apple says.
     
  23. vannix macrumors member

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    #123
    The screen is the culprit
     
  24. mika74 macrumors newbie

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    #124
    Is there a screen setting that helps?
     
  25. Ramzi OIseau macrumors newbie

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    #125
    I am experiencing the same issue,terrible headache after first day of use of the new iPhoneX. The same thing happened with an OLED TV which I returned. Changing the settings on the TV did not help (but perhaps I am not an expert in changing the settings). My wife had the same issue. Sad to have to return the phone, but that's what I need to do.
     

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