iPhone 8(+) IPhone 8 Plus display quality

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  1. adamexdelux macrumors newbie

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    Hi Apple fans. I would ask to you about display of IPhone 8 Plus. Is it quality? (Color, sharpness)? Is it a big difference in quality between IPhone X?
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  2. Eternal 28 macrumors 6502

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    The iPhone 8 Plus has the best LCD panel on the market. The colors, clarity and sharpness are top notch. In Fact I really wished apple stuck with a 5.8” LCD for the iPhone X. It’s just easier on the eyes and you don’t get those weird pink and blue color shifts when tilting the phone.
     
  3. Volusia macrumors 6502

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    While I do not have access to an iPhone X for comparison, I am extremely satisfied with the display on the 8+
     
  4. Cayden macrumors 6502a

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    I went to the Apple store yesterday and compared the screen on my 8+ to the X and I honestly liked the 8+ more. I know there’s a lot of hype around the dark blacks of the OLED but I honestly didn’t think it looked that good compared to the 8+
     
  5. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

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    The iPhone 8 has the same screen as the iphone 7, and are the highest rated LCD panels on the market.

    If you get an iPhone 8 or X, both are great displays.
     
  6. newellj macrumors 603

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    I had a 7, an 8 and the X for a while. Side by side, the X had noticeably better contrast. The blacks were really black and I would say the screen looked a little sharper. However, other than side by side, I would never complain about the LCD displays in the 7 or 8.

    Comparing the 8 to the 7, I thought there were many cases where turning the TrueTone display setting on improved the subjective viewing experience, even though the colors become technically less accurately rendered. Not everyone is going to agree on that, but you can turn TrueTone off if you don't like it.

    The aspect ratio difference (the X is nearly 2:1 compared to 16:9 for the Plus) can make a difference, as can the "notch," depending on what app you are using.
     
  7. tonybarnaby macrumors 6502a

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    The X is a better screen, period. There's no getting around it. Still, I went with the 8 plus and I am happy as hell. I don't need an amoled phone anymore. I've had half a dozen AMOLED Samsung phones, so it's not as exciting anymore. Someone who has never used one would be blown away.

    The screen clarity and contrast is better on the X, that's just a fact. If all you want is to have the colors POP, get the X. For me, I have a big tv and computer monitor to watch video content on, so AMOLED isn't necessary. I'm more than happy with the 8 plus, but anyone who says it's as good or better than the X is misinformed or an 8+ owner in denial. Look at the ppi and the color spectrum on the X compared to the X. It's like comparing an AMG Mercedes to a C Clsss. Both are great, but one is clearly the flagship.
     
  8. adamexdelux thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for yours answers. :) So it's not such a striking difference?
     
  9. adamexdelux thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Please, I still would like to know, how the Iphone 8 Plus is in the sunlight legibility. Is the display readable enough?
     
  10. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

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    The X has colour shifts when you tilt it? I need to finally go and check out this phone.
     
  11. DevinNj macrumors 6502

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    My take is that if you were to watch a 4k ultra hd video on each phone separately you'd be amazed by both screens. They're both outstanding. The 8+ really is no slouch in the quality department. Putting the two next to each other sure you may notice a difference as most people do, but it's not so much that you couldn't live with. Also comes down to what else you need in a phone as well.
     
  12. Dario69 macrumors member

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    Exactly. Both screens are excellent in their own way so it really boils down to what each phone provides and their ultimate return on investment. The ROI is what stops me from taking the plunge. I learned this lesson from the 6 Plus. Major shifts in design often means the sophomore product gets benefits that justify waiting. This includes 3rd party apps for true full screen support. It was rocky back in the day with the 6 Plus. You are paying a premium to be a pioneer. Some don’t mind and you know what, I salute them.
     
  13. sean000 macrumors 65816

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    Came here to say pretty much the same. I have an iPhone X and an iPad Pro. I go back and forth all day. They are both excellent displays. The OLED is perhaps more dazzling for some photos and videos because the super deep blacks can make some scenes pop, but it’s not necessarily better. Kind of subjective. I think of the LCD as the more natural looking of the two. I’ve compared many of my photos side by side on the devices. While the colors are calibrated to be remarkably close, sometimes you can spot a subtle difference in how each display renders a particular color. Some photos look slightly better on the iPhone X to me, while some others look slightly better on my iPad. Most of the time I wouldn’t be able to pick a favorite. The only thing I dislike about the OLED is the pink/blue shift you mention, but I only see it in dark rooms with brightness set to low. The LCD displays are more consistent regardless of brightness.

    I can’t imagine anyone being disappointed with the displays of the iPhone 8 or 8+.
     
  14. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Same quality, just different resolutions.
     
  15. MarcBook macrumors 6502a

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    While I agree that the contrast is (obviously) superior, I’ve owned both phones and compared them and the 8 Plus display is much sharper. That’s despite the X’s higher PPI on paper because the PenTile layout of the X reduces detail significantly. It still looks great and is about on par with the 4.7-inch models, but the Plus definitely looks sharper.

    I also find the 8 Plus display to be much easier on the eyes. No PWM flicker (especially noticeable in low light), no colour shift, more pleasant True Tone (the X looks too yellow).

    There are pros and cons to both. You’re comparing the best LCD to the best OLED, so they bear the advantages and disadvantages inherent to each technology.
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    The X has better visibility in sunlight, but the 8 Plus is still pretty good in that regard.
     
  16. DevinNj macrumors 6502

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    Yup, I've always been the "S" model year guy myself. I kinda look at my 8+ as being a further refined "S" model. I don't mind that at all. Combine that with the fact that I got a great deal on my 8+ and I'll wait until the 2018 X arrives and possibly the X+ if that catches my eye. But as far as the screen quality on my 8+, it's really great, no complaints whatsoever.
     
  17. naturalstar macrumors 6502a

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    My own personal opinion, I feel LCD is better for reading or web browsing.

    My short time with the X, I thought the OLED screen was surreal looking, very deep blacks to where it looked like they floated from the rest of the screen content. Really odd to me. It made me wonder how I would do with that screen long term.

    On my 8+, I feel that it’s perfect for me. I love the LCD. It’s shows well regardless of time of day or lighting. The colors and clarity are great, better than on my previous iPhone. I have no complaints.

    Both are good screens. It just depends on what works for you and your eyes. I like both screens, but on my iPhone, I prefer LCD.
     
  18. adamexdelux thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Today I saw freind’s screen of IPhone 8 Plus on sunlight and seems to me little bit unreadable.
     
  19. noobinator macrumors 603

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    Reading in direct sunlight isn't going to be easy on either.
     
  20. tonybarnaby macrumors 6502a

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    It's perfectly fine to me. My s8+ was better looking, but I don't feel like the 8+ is that much of a downgrade. This is my first LCD phone, but it works for me.
     
  21. adamexdelux thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So IPhone 8 Plus is enough readable in sunlight? X will be better, isn’t it?
     
  22. naturalstar macrumors 6502a

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    I’m out in direct sunlight plus reflections from the snow. I’m reading and seeing just fine on the 8+ screen.
     
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  24. Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    Clearly there are varying answers. Both iPhones are not going to have the most stellar results in direct sunlight. It also depends on the angle and How direct you are using the iPhone in sunlight. It Wouldn’t be easy reading either display in direct sunlight regardless.
     
  25. adamexdelux thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Can you please explain to me, what it means contrast ratio (1:1000000) vs (1:1300) ?
     

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