If you want to know what OLED’s superpower is...

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  1. mcdj macrumors G3

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    Save this Wikipedia image of solid black to your camera roll.

    [​IMG]

    Now crank up your screen brightness up all the way. Double tap the image in your camera roll to see it full screen.

    Ok so what? Black screen. Big deal.

    You still have your old iPhone right? And you have iCloud photos turned on, yes?

    Now crank up the brightness on your old iPhone, and double tap the same image in your camera roll. If you don’t have iCloud photos turned on then you’ll have to download it separately on your old phone.

    Now hold the two phones next to each other.

    No, your iPhone X didn’t turn off or go to sleep. This is how it displays black.

    BLACK. B L A C K. BBLLAACCKK.

    Oh, and before all you know it alls chime in with “yeah I knew that so what?”, this post wasn’t for you. So go back to your Big Bang Theory reruns.
     
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  3. mcdj thread starter macrumors G3

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    Subtle? You might want to make sure auto brightness is off on both phones and brightness is maxed.

    The difference is pretty dramatic.
     
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  5. torana355 macrumors 68040

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    I was referring to this "BLACK. B L A C K. BBLLAACCKK." lol
     
  6. cbautis2 macrumors 6502a

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    Android have been enjoying this for years... But their color saturation is always too cool and unusable for photo editing unlike iPhone X
     
  7. fred98tj macrumors 6502a

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    Now do that with a pure white image. Hehe.
    Also now view your old and new iPhone slightly off axis. :p

    Not dissing OLED. Just showing both have their “advantages” and “disadvantages “.
     
  8. PieTunes Contributor

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    I see an iPhone screen and want it painted black.
     
  9. mcdj thread starter macrumors G3

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    Fair play for sure. And of course Apple didn’t mention off angle viewing in the slightest until AFTER they had shipped everyone’s preorder.
     
  10. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    I fail to see how this is a “superpower”. It’s just different display technology.
     
  11. Dormammu macrumors 65816

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    Ok so?
    This is what we were expecting right? Or am I missing something
     
  12. mcdj thread starter macrumors G3

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    You could not have missed the last paragraph in my OP any more completely.
     
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    I see a notch up top and want it painted black.

    (I actually do like the notch in portrait. It’s way nicer than expected)
     
  14. Ipadfever macrumors 6502a

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    Right and it would be perfect to watch movies on with the perfect blacks..... oh wait a minute the notch gets in the way.
     
  15. heov macrumors regular

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    I don't think this is news to anyone... this is what OLED is known for. Maybe my grandma doesn't know, but anyone on MacRumors sure does.

    Now Apple just needs to make the status and home bar black, and have a black theme like most Android phones. Finally, they can implement always on display. But they'll save those features for the iPhone 11 and 12.

    Don't leave it on high brightness for too long, you might burn in the screen.
     
  16. boltjames macrumors 601

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    ....except no one stares at a black screen except you.

    This is like people obsessed with black screen light bleed on their flatscreen HDTV‘s. Something that cannot be noticed and does not matter when you’re actually watching, you know, television.
     
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    you never go back or your credit is screwed lol
     
  18. jamesrick80 macrumors 68020

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    Well must not be quite a superpower. My new google pixelbook has a IPS LCD LED backlight screen made by Samsung that shows that image flawlessly black just like my note 8. So no superpowers......:rolleyes: Samsung just makes great displays and your iPhone X has one of them.
     
  19. PieTunes Contributor

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    Wow. Alrighty then.
     
  20. Dormammu macrumors 65816

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    Nah I didn’t. Watching big bang re runs right now. How’d you know?
     
  21. MrGimper macrumors 603

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    Cool ... useful on a phone running a predominantly white OS....
     
  22. JPIndustrie macrumors 6502a

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    All the naysayers... as they say haterade is strong

    X’s OLED display’s clear excellence and brilliance is apparent, even initially on the boring Apple iOS setup screens. It is truly the KING of displays.
     
  23. redman042 macrumors 68030

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    Yes, the blacks are amazing. But if you really want to see the display’s “superpower”, play an HDR Dolby Vision movie from iTunes. Something with bright lights and explosions against a dark background. Amazing
     
  24. 840quadra Moderator

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    Actually it is quite nice for watching videos or playing games that have lots of dark / black in them.

    Same reason many people prefer Plasma TV sets over that of LCD. Thankfully OLED TV sets are starting to become more available and at better prices.

    I enjoy this too. Wish there was more content, and that Android (even on my Pixel 2) honored DCI P3 or HDR better than it Does.

    Even in 8.1 wide gamut photos / videos just don't "Pop" as much on that device. Judging by discussions in another thread, Samsung mobile displays also don't show this gamut of color with current OS versions.

    Be curious to test this on the S8 our department has at work next week.
     
  25. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    want to know the power of OLED, watch a movie with letterbox in a pitch black room. You want even know it is letterbox.
     

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