I wouldn't dare buy an iPhone 7

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by freepomme, Sep 23, 2016.

  1. freepomme Suspended

    Oct 30, 2015
    Boston, MA
    A couple days ago they came out with the statement about how the LCD display on the 7 is so good. "Best LCD Display Ever" they said.

    But let's back up

    Now, they told us the iPhone 6s is reportedly only compatible with 720p.

    But now, they told us since these iPhones have Retina displays, the claim was that a Retina display is the maximum quality that the eye can see concerning distance.

    But now they're telling us they have these iPhone 6s Plus's with 1080p quality.

    But now they're telling us they have the iPhone 7, and this display is even better still. Even though the 6s Retina display was the maximum the eye can see.

    Now they're telling us they've got Retina HD display.

    And that's where I've got to stop.

    They can't have a Retina HD display on the iPhone 7, when the Retina display on the iPhone 6s is the maximum the eye can see. The two are diametrically opposed. It can't exist at the same time.

    I'm talking about resolution. I can give them a pass on the iPhone Plusss being 1080p if they're recalculating the viewing distance.

    But I honestly don't know what display is better. Well, I do know that Samsung phones have better displays. That's all I know.

    All this stuff that Apple is talking about is a bunch of bunk.
  2. Skika macrumors 68030

    Mar 11, 2009
  3. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    Hmm, best re-evaluate what you know! ;)

    Samsung displays might look better. But the colours are just so artificially inflated to make it all look vibrant. It's like something off a cartoon. Quite apt, seeing as they're running operating systems like "Chocolate Biscuit" and "Gumdrop Forest". Side to side, you'd be forgiven for thinking the Samsung ones stand out more, because they do. However, this isn't necessarily a good thing.

    Apple concentrate on stuff I'd say is more important. Colour balance. Accurate representation of colours. It's the same with their Macs. The balance on their displays are absolutely gorgeous. Yet somebody will point to an HP laptop with a 4K display and say "oh, that's a better display". Based on brightness, or just specs on paper with the amount of pixels.

    You get a lot of people judging from numbers alone. Mainly why a lot of Samsung fans perspire about the hardware specs, without knowing or appreciating what effect they have in real-world scenarios. More RAM. More cores. More megahertz. More PPI. More megapixels. The reality is completely different.
  4. NT1440 macrumors G5


    May 18, 2008
    .....Your entire critique of display quality comes down to pixel count?

  5. elfxmilhouse macrumors 6502a

    Oct 15, 2008
    Northeast USA
    Resolution is just one part of the equation. Things like color gamut, contrast, brightness, and color accuracy are just a few other factors that are evaluated.
  6. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040


    Jun 27, 2010
    Plano, TX
  7. noobinator macrumors 603


    Jun 19, 2009
    Pasadena, CA
    This is up there with thinking megapixels on a camera is a true test of what makes it better than the other.
  8. freepomme thread starter Suspended

    Oct 30, 2015
    Boston, MA

    And this proves exactly what I wrote in the title of this thread.

    Same resolution, same PPI, same color depth. Updated technology.

    It's no wonder when you look at them side-to-side, they look exactly the same. Because they are.

    And everything that that website critiqued the iPhone 7 on, like the fact that the iPhone 7 has a screen so reflective it could be used as a mirror, thus having to amplify brightness settings thus wasting battery... that's the same thing I've been saying for years.

    It's why everybody is still waiting for them to switch to OLED, plus update the resolution, and the reason why Retina HD and Retina are 2 terms that are diametrically opposed.

    I've said this, time, after time, after time.
  9. Lobwedgephil macrumors 601


    Apr 7, 2012
    If you can't understand the differences and how its been proven and tested by a company that specializes in testing displays, then I think the technology improvements are above your head.
  10. freepomme thread starter Suspended

    Oct 30, 2015
    Boston, MA
    They said it I didn't
  11. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    You have started so many iPhone complaint threads, you got to wonder why you are still here except just to bash Apple products. Do you have a life or what?
  12. MLVC macrumors 6502a


    Apr 30, 2015
    Maastricht, The Netherlands
    I can't take any post seriously that ends with "Samsung is/has/does better" too much of that crap going on here. Wish you started your post with that, I could have saved myself the time to read the rest of your gibberish.
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    Or it gets paid by Samsung to trash Apple. Wouldn't be the first ;)
  13. tomjleeds macrumors 6502a


    Jul 19, 2004
    Manchester, UK
    And you've ignored (a) facts and (b) what actually matters time, after time, after time.

    You've decided already, you're obviously not interested in hearing what people have to say, so why even bother starting a thread?
  14. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    If you were Samsung and had just had your flagship phone recalled, what means might you use to try to slow down your competition even a little bit?
  15. bluespark macrumors 68000

    Jul 11, 2009
  16. nickchallis92 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 4, 2012
    it does make me laugh how iphone users are how hailing this recent iphone display review by displaymate.

    When displaymate declared Samsung displays as being the most colour accurate and overall no.1 just 12 months ago, the website was "biased", "just a kid in his garage", "Samsung paid trolls".

    of course lets not forget that Displaymate still believe the Note 7 has the best smartphone display ever.
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    Last edited: Sep 23, 2016

    IFRIT macrumors 6502a

    Oct 15, 2012
    You do know you can set the display to display more natural colours right? I guess not because you're too busy looking down your nose at Samsung owners.
  18. asleep macrumors 68040


    Sep 26, 2007
    I know. It hurts. Keep singing that Samsong. :apple: :cool:
  19. NT1440 macrumors G5


    May 18, 2008
    Personally, I trust them in their testing as they really get down to the nitty-gritty.

    As for the last line, have they released a statement since the release of the iPhone 7 stating that? I honestly haven't looked so I'm curious.
  20. JulesJam Suspended


    Sep 20, 2014
    That is the way AMOLED displays look and you either like it or you don't. But if you don't like it well the iP8 will have an AMOLED display so I guess you will never upgrade your iPhone again if you don't like the way AMOLED phones look.
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    Have you seen it? It is gorgeous. I had a Note7 for 2 weeks before I had to return it. The colors are not oversaturated like on the Note5. The Note7 has the best display on a smartphone that I have ever seen. It is a phenomenal phone.
  21. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5


    Nov 20, 2008
    Ventura County
    They've always been called Retina HD since the 6/6+. Anything over 720p is technically HD. Not full HD, but HD nonetheless. Therefore the 6/6s/7/6+/6s+/7+ are all Retina HD. Notice the iPhone SE is called Retina and not Retina HD.


    Additionally, I can tell the difference immediately between a 6s+ and 7+ side by side. The color is more natural looking.
  22. JulesJam Suspended


    Sep 20, 2014
    720p is HD. 1080p is full HD. 1440p is Quad HD (QHD). And then there is 4k.
  23. NT1440 macrumors G5


    May 18, 2008
    No, that's how one manufacturer has set up their AMOLED screens. Not all AMOLED are the same, as not all LED or LCD are the same.

    My guess is Apple will make a point of tuning their OLED screens (whenever they implement them) to "accurate" colors as they have with their iMacs, iPads, and iPhones every time they change the LCD screens on them.
  24. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Just looking st the iPhone 7 review they did it make claims it is the best screen to date. As such, that leads me to conclude that either the note 7 still holds that title or something else (not iPhone) stole it (but since nothing else noteworthy has released I think it's a fair assumption note 7 still holds the title).

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