Iphone 8 display worse than 7?

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  1. Pelea macrumors 6502

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    i'm currently comparing my iphone 7 to my new iphone 8 and i've noticed that the iphone 8 is significantly darker than the iphone 7 on full brightness.

    i've checked the following

    - night shift
    - auto brightness
    - true tone
    - reduce white point

    and all settings are off on both phones.

    Does the iphone 8 have a dimmer display than the 7..?
     
  2. janeauburn macrumors 6502a

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    Hope not. I thought the 7 screen, despite marketing hype, was not as bright as the previous generation.
     
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  4. Pelea thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i told you i turned off auto-brightness
     
  5. alejovh101 macrumors newbie

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  6. FoxD macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed, it's not as bright. I compared multiple ones at the store. Even changing true tone, auto bright, etc...it did not look as bright as the 7. And yes, the 6 was the brightest out of all of them.
     
  7. pullfocus macrumors 65816

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    There is auto brightness.

    General > Accessibility > Display
    Accommodations
     
  8. alejovh101 macrumors newbie

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    Got it. Thanks.
     
  9. puma1552 Suspended

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    Under the same criteria as the OP, mine is about the same brightness as my SE, maybe just a tad more. I want to say my SE wasn't as bright as my 6 before that, but I don't recall.
     
  10. MadeByApple macrumors regular

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    I had the same problem when I updated to iOS 11. Make sure you have “reduce white point” turned off

    To check do this

    Settings —> General —> accessibility —> display accommodations —> make sure reduce white point is toggled off.

    It was automatically turned on my phone.
     
  11. Septembersrain Contributor

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    What? So the 8 is even more dim? The 7 was worse than the 6/6s. This is crazy.
     
  12. FoxD macrumors 6502a

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    Yes it is...at least on the 4 I checked out at the store. Hoping it was going to be as bright as the 6/Plus.
     
  13. hasanahmad macrumors 65816

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    this is actually great news. if my wife gets the 8. her phone wont keep me up all night as she likes the brightness at 100 and screen up
     
  14. 576316 macrumors 601

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    If your wife deliberately uses her phone at 100% brightness in a dark room, whilst you're trying to sleep, you may have a conversation to have.

    Unless you're joking and it went over my head. :D
     
  15. Newtons Apple, Sep 22, 2017
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    My 7+ and 8+ screens look very much the same a bit better as far as color but that is is personal preference.
     
  16. Pelea, Sep 22, 2017
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    Pelea thread starter macrumors 6502

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    so you're saying iphone 8s have a darker display than 8+s? (i'm talking about 100% brightness, not 50% or 0%)
     
  17. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    I am saying my 7+ and 8+ screens with all defaults adjustments off and both at 70% screen brightness, look very close to the same. I prefer the color on the 8+ a but more but that is just my preference.
     
  18. Pelea, Sep 22, 2017
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    Pelea thread starter macrumors 6502

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    for the 3rd time, i'm talking about 100% brightness
     
  19. Newtons Apple, Sep 22, 2017
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    I do not run my iPhone at 100% so there is no need for me to test it that way.
     
  20. ABC5S Suspended

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    I just slid the brightness level from all the way from the left (dark) to all the way to the right (on high) and it’s very bright. Absolutely no issues. I have to tone it down quite a bit
     
  21. Pelea, Sep 22, 2017
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    solid reasoning "i don't use 100% brightness, therefore both phones have the same brightness"
     
  22. Kavik macrumors member

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    This is the primary reason why I never upgraded my 6 to the 6s or 7, despite my desire for 3D touch and the camera upgrades. My iPhone 6 has such an incredible and bright display, it's hands down the best display I've ever had on a portable device. Every time I've compared it to a next gen iPhone I've been extremely disappointed with the dimmer displays and washed out color.

    Sad to hear that the 8 is even worse than the 7.
     
  23. puma1552 Suspended

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    I too had a 6 with just an amazing display. Super bright, colors really popped. My 8 panel is nice, and is nicer than my SE, but it's not as much of an improvement over the SE as the SE was a downgrade from the 6, so I guess the 8 is not as nice as the 6.
     
  24. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Sounds like you are really used to what you had before, and having a harder time adjusting to the calibration of the new phone.
     
  25. puma1552 Suspended

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    I'm still pretty happy with the 8, has the most even back lighting of any phone I've had and no nasty tint gradients and is definitely better than my SE in terms of color saturation, black levels, as well as being a tiny bit brighter. But I do admit that the SE screen was so bad compared to the 6 in terms of colors and brightness that I expected the screen on the 8 to blow it away like the 6, but that isn't the case. Oh well, my 8 is still a keeper for sure - got a good one in the Apple quality control lottery.
     

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