iPhone 5 Color Saturation

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  1. Joroz001 macrumors newbie

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    I seem to be the only person that hates the new "improved" color saturation of the screen. In my opinion, the color do not look natural, for example, the green in the messages icon is very bright. I assume this could be corrected with a software update but until then, they cheapen the look of the phone. They look like Samsung icons.

    Anyone else noticed this issue?
     
  2. nhlducks35 macrumors regular

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    It's 100% of the SRGB index, meaning it's nearly on par with most professional monitors if I'm not mistaken. The reason it looks unnatural to you is most people like seeing oversaturated colors.
     
  3. BigRingIt macrumors member

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    yes I noticed the color is so saturated. I don't like it at all. I like how the 4s looked. I wish there is a color saturation setting that allows you to adjust it

    I didn't like the Samsung because I find their color is super saturated, although the 5 isn't as bad, but it's getting close
     
  4. eelw macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I'm still too accustom to the cooler colour temperature of my iPhone 4, so still kind of thrown off with the warmer look of the iPhone 5.
     
  5. bigsexyy81 macrumors 6502a

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  6. NATO macrumors 68000

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    I love the new colour saturation, set next to my old iPhone 4 the iPhone 5 screen just looks so much nicer
     
  7. Fanboi4life macrumors regular

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  8. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    This.
     
  9. apierrec macrumors 6502

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    This.

    I find the colors in iP4 boring. This is one of the things am really excited for at iP5. Saw a display at AT&T last night. Wow.
     
  10. koolhand79 macrumors member

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    Same here
     
  11. nostylez macrumors member

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    It's heaps better IMO comparing to my Samsung s27a950d which out of the box produces fairly accurate colors but I have calibrated it as close to natural I can get and iPhone 5 is pretty darn close.
     
  12. yanliw macrumors newbie

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    Unnatural, so over-saturated!!

    So glad to see your post! I thought I am the only one who hates it! To those who like it, take a picture of any subject you find close to you with your iPhone 5 and iPhone 4s. Compare. See which one is closer to reality. I don't know why to most of ppl over-saturation is more attractive, maybe because it's more lively?? But to me, it looks cheaper and cartoonish! Especially for pictures of faces, the color looks so bad. The over-saturation amplifies everything, skin is not smooth, etc. Anyways, if it's not the voice of multitude, I doubt apple will change it for 5s. btw, Jobs never listens to the multitude anyways. I returned my 5 just for this, kept my 4s.
     
  13. aphexacid macrumors 6502a

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    Loving the screen. Everything seems right on the money. not undercooked like previous iphones, and not over cooked like the samoled on my buddies GS2.
    people look like they're sunburnt on that thing always.
     
  14. armandxp macrumors 6502

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    I personally think the screen looks amazing! Everything is brighter and looks awesome. Try watching a movie or some videos.
     
  15. JS82712 macrumors 6502a

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    if you think the color on iP5 doesn't look natural, you should go look at those samsung phones with over-saturated AMOLED on them, those are absolutely disgusting.
     
  16. dtbratt macrumors 6502

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  17. nhlducks35 macrumors regular

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    Do you guys not understand that the screen is NOT oversaturated?

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    The New iPad and iPhone 5 are 100% of the SRBG index.
     
  18. Patriot24 macrumors 68030

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    I prefer the vividness of the new display. To my eyes colors look much better without being obnoxiously saturated like other mobile displays.
     
  19. applesith macrumors 68020

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    I prefer the new display. Makes it all pop more for me.
     
  20. 15danielp macrumors regular

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    I'm not using the 4in screen to critique photo qualitly or film cinematography. I want the screen to pop and look bright. I really like the iPhone 5's display.
     
  21. ruslan120 macrumors newbie

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    All this is is software!

    Here are instructions to make your 4 / 4S JUST as great

     
  22. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

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    Bingo - ColorProfiles is one of the best tweaks

    It also fixes the so called faulty yellow screens. When in reality it is just calibrated to a warmer temperature.
     

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