iPhone 11 Pro iPhone Pro Max display vs Note 10 plus

HALE101

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So it's been 4 days since I purchased the iPhone PM and coming from the note 10 plus I thought the screen would be a a downgrade. But after turning off true tone I think the iPhone may have a better and more brighter screen even though the PPI and resolution is higher on the note .

Does screen resolution really matter or does the calibration of iPhones imo make the screen superior to the note .
 

Brockyneo

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I have the note 10 plus and the missues has the 11 pro max and I also had the 11 pro max briefly but couldn't get on with ios lol

I am a big display and sound person when it comes to phone and yes the display in the 11 pro max is amazing it gets brighter during hdr playback then the note and has better color calibration in my opinion also

The note does get as bright but only in direct sunlight on a normal screen (non hdr ect)

When playing the same hdr video on youtube side by side the iphone definitely is brighter but I feel the note is sharper and keeps the highlights in both dark and light scenes better then the iPhone as the iPhone seems to crush them a bit, maybe something to do with the codec war between apple and Google

I played around with both for about a week and couldn't honestly decide one over the other when it come to displays

Sound on the other hand I felt went to the iphone the speakers are amazing where the note ones seem to get a little louder but just no depth to them
 

HALE101

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I have the note 10 plus and the missues has the 11 pro max and I also had the 11 pro max briefly but couldn't get on with ios lol

I am a big display and sound person when it comes to phone and yes the display in the 11 pro max is amazing it gets brighter during hdr playback then the note and has better color calibration in my opinion also

The note does get as bright but only in direct sunlight on a normal screen (non hdr ect)

When playing the same hdr video on youtube side by side the iphone definitely is brighter but I feel the note is sharper and keeps the highlights in both dark and light scenes better then the iPhone as the iPhone seems to crush them a bit, maybe something to do with the codec war between apple and Google

I played around with both for about a week and couldn't honestly decide one over the other when it come to displays

Sound on the other hand I felt went to the iphone the speakers are amazing where the note ones seem to get a little louder but just no depth to them
What I found when watching Apple TV plus with Dolby vision and Dolby atoms at full brightness and True Tone off the iPhone imo seemed more sharper
 
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Brockyneo

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What I found when watching Apple TV plus with Dolby vision and Dolby atoms at full brightness and True Tone off the iPhone imo seemed more sharper
I didn't try apple tv but maybe it is on there 😁

I tried Netflix and both seemed equally as sharp really pixel peeping maybe the note edged it proberly due to the higher resolution

Dolby vision is miles better then just standard hdr the note produces tho honestly I couldn't decide myself so I had to decide on other things like the os ect

I could have gone either way with the displays one thing I do prifair on the note tho is it feels more immersive then the iPhone did

Dolby atoms on a phone to me is a bit gimmicky it matters more on the quality of the speakers where the iphone wins hands down lol
 
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UBS28

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Has this nothing to do with settings? I would be quite suprised if on the Note 10 you can increase the brightness manually.

The Samsung Galaxy S20 is just around the corner. That display is rumoured to feature 120hz support so that could be interesting.
 

nill1234

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Nah resolution doesn’t matter that much after a certain ppi. This can be seen on the iP 11 where most people can’t tell the difference. What i found noticeable is the refresh rate compred to my Oneplus 7 Pro.
 

Shanghaichica

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Nah resolution doesn’t matter that much after a certain ppi. This can be seen on the iP 11 where most people can’t tell the difference. What i found noticeable is the refresh rate compred to my Oneplus 7 Pro.
I can tell the difference between 1440p and 1080p on YouTube on 6 inch+ phone displays.
 

mjschabow

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The Samsung displays pop a little more but since iPhones went to amoled displays, the difference is really small.
 
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Jetcat3

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Change the color profile to natural mode on the Note 10 and it’ll look similar to the 11 Pro Max. But the reason the iPhone looks so much brighter and higher contrast is because it is! Samsung loves to tout their insane brightness levels but software limits it to HDR videos or direct sunlight on your ambient light sensor. That’s dumb! It’s a drastic difference as you can see. When the Note has either of the conditions listed above then they are both about the same brightness.
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I can tell the difference between 1440p and 1080p on YouTube on 6 inch+ phone displays.
Same. I wish the iPhone had a 2K AMOLED and could support 1440P playback.
 

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Brockyneo

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I've just tested a hdr video on YouTube and on the youtube app the iphone gets brighter that's with all the tweaks ect to make both displays the brightest they will go

But the same video I downloaded on the note and played it with samsung video player and its brighter the the iphone so I'm thinking the brightness on the youtube app maybe capped for the note or at least the note is not displaying its max brightness unless in direct sunlight and not even for hdr videos
 

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I've just tested a hdr video on YouTube and on the youtube app the iphone gets brighter that's with all the tweaks ect to make both displays the brightest they will go

But the same video I downloaded on the note and played it with samsung video player and its brighter the the iphone so I'm thinking the brightness on the youtube app maybe capped for the note or at least the note is not displaying its max brightness unless in direct sunlight and not even for hdr videos
Make sure the Note has auto brightness enabled, then manually turn the slider all the way up to max brightness. When you initially start playing this video you’ll notice the brightness level take a dramatic boost which shows you you’re getting the maximum brightness level. Then watch a non HDR video and you’ll see the brightness level decrease back to normal.
 
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