iPhone 6 vs 5S Screen Resolution?

ghsNick

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How is the iPhone 6 labeled Retina HD and the 5S Retina?

They both have 326 PPI? Am I missing something or is this a gimmick?

(I know the 6+ has better resolution, but why is 6 Retina HD?)
 

Gix1k

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It's the same screen....lol. 750p going into 2015..:D The 6+ has the upgrade. Essentially the ip6 is the new 5c.
 

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Technically HD is 1280x720 or more so both the new iPhones have greater than HD resolution which the previous iPhones did not.

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It's the same screen....lol. 750p going into 2015..:D The 6+ has the upgrade. Essentially the ip6 is the new 5c.
What would have been really nice is the 1704x ... or 1080p on the 6 and qHD on the 6 Plus if they really wanted to stay competitive on the screen specs. However, the thickness of the phones would have meant way worse battery life rendering it not worth it. I might switch to iPhone 6 if they had those screens and better batteries... but it's ok they have Android for that! :D
 

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It's the same screen....lol. 750p going into 2015..:D The 6+ has the upgrade. Essentially the ip6 is the new 5c.
Essentially, you're wrong. It's nothing like the 5C, at all.

Their marketing term "Retina HD" simply highlights the fact that they've gone beyond 720p in terms of resolution. It' doesn't really mean much, other than the fact that it will still have the same pixel density as the 5/5C/5S.

The differences between the 6 and 6+ are screen size, resolution and DIS vs OIS. It'll be interesting to see the difference between DIS and OIS, but I don't expect it to be a significant difference, given that the previous models had a good DIS.
 

ghsNick

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So it's safe to say the 4/4S/5/5s and 6 will have the same resolution?

While the 6+ has the best?
 

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How is the iPhone 6 labeled Retina HD and the 5S Retina?

They both have 326 PPI? Am I missing something or is this a gimmick?

(I know the 6+ has better resolution, but why is 6 Retina HD?)
326 PPI at 3.99" is not the same resolution as 326 PPI at 4.7". To maintain the same PPI on a larger screen requires doubling or tripling the current resolution, which is what Apple did.
 

ronm99

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So it's safe to say the 4/4S/5/5s and 6 will have the same resolution?

While the 6+ has the best?
If you are only talking about pixel density, then what you say is true.

However, in the keynote today, they said that the new screens use new technology even though it is the same DPI.

Check the compare site on Apple: http://www.apple.com/iphone/compare/

The iPhone 6 has contrast ratio 1400:1 vs 800:1 on the iPhone 5S, and the iPhone 6 has "Dual-domain pixels for wider viewing angles". The higher contrast ratio should make the screen more vibrant ... I'm not sure about the dual domain pixels.
 

C DM

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Essentially, you're wrong. It's nothing like the 5C, at all.

Their marketing term "Retina HD" simply highlights the fact that they've gone beyond 720p in terms of resolution. It' doesn't really mean much, other than the fact that it will still have the same pixel density as the 5/5C/5S.

The differences between the 6 and 6+ are screen size, resolution and DIS vs OIS. It'll be interesting to see the difference between DIS and OIS, but I don't expect it to be a significant difference, given that the previous models had a good DIS.
It's basically Retina and HD (officially).
 

ronm99

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326 PPI at 3.99" is not the same resolution as 326 PPI at 4.7". To maintain the same PPI on a larger screen requires doubling or tripling the current resolution, which is what Apple did.
No ... at 326 PPI, the pixels will be exactly the same size on both screens. On the larger screens, there will just be more of them (1136-by-640 on the 5 or 5S, and 1334-by-750 on the 6).
 

ghsNick

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It's basically Retina and HD (officially).
For example - when I put my phone 5c really close to my face and read some text I can see more pixels and it's a little blurry (it isn't as "clear" as when I hold it farther away.)

I'm assuming the 6 will do the same thing, but the 6+ may look clearer (even when I hold it closer and read text).
 

C DM

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For example - when I put my phone 5c really close to my face and read some text I can see more pixels and it's a little blurry (it isn't as "clear" as when I hold it farther away.)

I'm assuming the 6 will do the same thing, but the 6+ may look clearer (even when I hold it closer and read text).
Something like that.
 

Zerilos

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How is the iPhone 6 labeled Retina HD and the 5S Retina?

They both have 326 PPI? Am I missing something or is this a gimmick?

(I know the 6+ has better resolution, but why is 6 Retina HD?)
Resolution and pixel density are not the same thing. Resolution is a more accurate indication of screen sharpness in most instances. Because you hold a phone about 1-2 feet from your face, pixel density has a bit more value that it would have on a tablet or TV.
 

Gix1k

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Essentially, you're wrong. It's nothing like the 5C, at all.

Their marketing term "Retina HD" simply highlights the fact that they've gone beyond 720p in terms of resolution. It' doesn't really mean much, other than the fact that it will still have the same pixel density as the 5/5C/5S.

The differences between the 6 and 6+ are screen size, resolution and DIS vs OIS. It'll be interesting to see the difference between DIS and OIS, but I don't expect it to be a significant difference, given that the previous models had a good DIS.
How can I be wrong.? One model is better than the other. Same scenario as the 5s/5c. Regardless if you think the difference is minor, the other is better.
 

C DM

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How can I be wrong.? One model is better than the other. Same scenario as the 5s/5c. Regardless if you think the difference is minor, the other is better.
Except the 6 plus vs 6 difference is on much smaller level than the 5s vs 5c difference.
 

Zetaprime

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Pretty sure I read that the 6 Plus has triple the pixel count of the 5S and is full 1080p. That's gotta be pretty damn good.
 

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Forget the specs. Read hands on reviews. All of them say you notice the sharpness and vibrant colors right away. Two separate sites claimed they thought the screens were dummy models because the colors were so rich it looked like a fake display. I believe one site also said the difference between the 6 and 6+ sharpness is negligible to the naked eye. But you can bet they are both markedly better than the 5S.
 

C DM

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What? The 6 vs 6 Plus difference is pretty significant. The 5S and 5C are the same screen resolution/ppi.
The screen difference, sure, but 5s had far more hardware improvements over the 5c than what 6 plus has over 6.

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Nearly 200% more is nearly triple.
Right, I just posted the exact number as I recalled it from the keynote.