iPhone 6 720p screen

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  1. dxluu macrumors newbie

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    Regarding the 720p screen on the iPhone 6, will this be very noticeable versus the 1080p screen of the 6+?

    I know it's naturally higher in resolution but since the screen is smaller, I'm not sure if it would be very obvious...

    Are there any particular functions where it would be more noticeable? I presume things like watching videos will see a difference but not so much when doing something like web browsing on safari?
     
  2. danilko1 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think you will notice anything.

    The DPI is above 300, so it should be good no matter what.

    BTW: Contrast Ratio 1400:1... It's about as good as it gets.
     
  3. mikethebigo macrumors 68000

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    It will look nearly as good as the 6+. Maybe just as good.

    And technically it's a 750p screen.
     
  4. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    Held side by side, I can see the difference between my Moto X with it's 4.7" 720p screen and my Nexus 5 with its 1080p screen. Text is just sharper, crisper and it is easier on my eyes. But you need to be holding the 2 phones side by side to notice. I think we'll be fine with the iPhone 6's 750p screen. (I just wish it had been 1080p, but maybe there were battery concerns?)
     
  5. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    the dpi is the same as the iphone 4/4s/5/5s. so if you know how things look on any of the phones i just mentioned, they'll look the same on an iphone 6; you'll just have more area and more things in general to look at.
     
  6. robostig, Sep 14, 2014
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    I think the small size of the 6 will make it so that you wasn't notice that much of a difference.
     
  7. dxluu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It would seem like there wouldn't be much difference I suppose.

    I have reserved the 6 for a launch day collect but this is the only thing that makes me think twice about the 6+.

    I've never really wanted a phablet and the OiS and extra battery life are not really factors for me personally. It's just this 1080p which annoys me the most, they should of at least added this spec in the 6!
     
  8. Hexiii macrumors 65816

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    You most probably won't notice the difference, but it's unrelated to the screen size... It doesn't matter whether you're looking on an inch of a 5.5" screen or an inch of a 4.7" screen.

    What's so important about 1080p when it's on the same screen size anyway?
     
  9. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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    That's because the moto x is a pentile screen. So it's even less then the 750P of the 6 and even less then 720P.
     
  10. robostig macrumors member

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    What? It's totally related to screen size, LOL.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztzIhd5AbIk
     
  11. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    moto x's screen is rgb, not pentile.
     
  12. Hexiii macrumors 65816

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    You didn't get my comment, you said that the smaller the screen is, the less difference you'll see. I am saying that the if you look on a inch of 5.5" screen with 300ppi and a 1" screen with 300ppi, you'll see the same thing.

    And the video is completely unrelated to this thread too... are you looking at your phone with microscope on daily basis?
     
  13. Dreamliner330 macrumors 6502a

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    Still AMOLED. Uniform sub-pixels > *.

    Moto X was still one of the better AMOLEDs.

    I'd take the iP5/6 screen over a Galaxy S5 any day. Yuk!
     
  14. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    It's the same pixel density as the iPhone 4-5s and more dense than the iPad Air. The pixel density race seems kind of laughable if Apple's claims of "unable to see pixels" is true for all the retina displays. The other manufacturers bragging about how many more pixels they have on displays is basically the same deal as throwing the camera megapixel count up there. More MP is great for some situations, especially if you need to blow up an image. But more doesn't mean better for most situations, and it's plainly obvious if you've used the various 8MP iPhone cameras.

    When people start throwing 4K displays on portable devices, they should really be smacked for wasting energy.
     
  15. GummiBjorn macrumors member

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    720p on my old Note 2 was more than enough HD for me on a 5.5" device. But as always Android companies feel the need to make unnecessary spec upgrades to look better on paper and now suddenly everyone wants 1080p on our small smartphone screens. Unless you're holding the phone 10 cm from your face don't worry about it. The screen resolution on both the new iPhone models are overkill.
     
  16. Rocketpaul macrumors regular

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    I personally thought the note 2 resolution was subpar; pixels were quite visible when held closer than a forearms distance away. I guess it depends on your level of visual acuity as to what is an acceptable resolution.
     
  17. Applefan4 macrumors 6502

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    I disagree, Note 3's full HD screen looks sharper and crisper than Note 2's mere 720p display.
     
  18. Ayr macrumors 6502

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    No matter what, you get used to it. Just don't compare your phone with other people's when you get it IRL.

    I was fine with my iPhone 4 until I tried playing a game on my mate's Samsung. Gutted. Couldn't believe the difference.

    Just pick the best size for you and don't look at anything else :D
     
  19. GummiBjorn macrumors member

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    I have no eye problems in fact I have better eyesight than most people I know. I'm one of those who sees the difference between 1080p and 4K while others moan: "4K is unnecessary, you can't see the difference".

    While 1080p will give a slightly better image, it's not noticeable unless you hold both a 720p and 1080p screen of 5.5" close to your eyes. I hold my phones at least half a meter away from my eyes, no point in having it closer unless you have eye problems.. or a small screen of 4"... However, the point I was making is that 720p on a 4.7" screen will be more than enough when it was good enough on a 5.5" screen.
     

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