iPhone 6 vs 5S Screen Resolution?

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  1. ghsNick macrumors 68020

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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?)
     
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  3. Gix1k macrumors 68030

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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.
     
  4. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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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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    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
     
  5. Imory macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  6. ghsNick thread starter macrumors 68020

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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?
     
  7. twintin macrumors 6502

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    To be picky, the resolution is different, but the pixel density is same.
     
  8. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    It's all Apple's marketing jargon. Simply put, they can call it whatever the eff they want lol.
     
  9. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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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.
     
  10. ronm99 macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  11. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    It's basically Retina and HD (officially).
     
  12. ronm99 macrumors 6502

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    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).
     
  13. ghsNick thread starter macrumors 68020

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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).
     
  14. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Something like that.
     
  15. Zerilos macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
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  17. Gix1k macrumors 68030

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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.
     
  18. Tubamajuba macrumors 68000

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    Yes.
     
  19. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Except the 6 plus vs 6 difference is on much smaller level than the 5s vs 5c difference.
     
  20. Zetaprime macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  21. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    185% more pixels.
     
  22. Zetaprime macrumors 65816

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    Nearly 200% more is nearly triple.
     
  23. Mac Wolf macrumors member

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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.
     
  24. WilliamG macrumors G3

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    What? The 6 vs 6 Plus difference is pretty significant. The 5S and 5C are the same screen resolution/ppi.
     
  25. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    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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    Right, I just posted the exact number as I recalled it from the keynote.
     

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