Iphone under sunshine is a serious issue

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  1. j2ee Suspended

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    Just went to vacation with wife, everyday is outdoor and sunshine, basically cannot see what is on 6s plus screen at all under sunshine, then can only use my v10 to take photos.
     
  2. arkitect macrumors 601

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    While I agree that it is a problem, this issue has been around since Day One.
    These displays just aren't very good in sunshine.
    Oh and if you wear Polarized sunglasses… even worse. :(
     
  3. j2ee thread starter Suspended

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    I guess this can cut down the cost and increase profit a lot
     
  4. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    ....What are you talking about?
     
  5. j2ee thread starter Suspended

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    Cheap screen, more profit
     
  6. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Cheap screen? Do you have any idea what you're talking about? iPhone screens are always at the top of DisplayMate scores for color accuracy, brightness, etc.
     
  7. j2ee thread starter Suspended

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    Tested Indoor right? Outdoor zero score for sure.
     
  8. daflake macrumors 6502a

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    Clearly you haven't used any other phones outside. I find the iPhone to have the best screen so far.
     
  9. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    ?????

    Turn up the screen brightness!

    I live in Phoenix, Arizona where there's heat and light for ten months a year. Never had a problem with direct sunlight on the screen.
     
  10. cynics macrumors G4

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    iPhone screen is far from cheap, especially with its force touch integrations. The V10 does have better max and minimum brightness however it has a weaker color accuracy in comparison to the iPhone, its pretty bad by todays standards with Apple and Samsung just about nailing it.
     
  11. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    ....You....you don't know much about display technology do you?
     
  12. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    Someday, if smartphones still exist, there will probably be an automatic sunlight screen that works something like a Kindle.

    I'm surprised it took a sun holiday to discover this. Must live in Cloudyland.
     
  13. jclardy macrumors 68040

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    Buy an iPhone 7, it is 25% brighter than the 6s.
     
  14. bufffilm Suspended

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    if you are truly an iPhone owner for many years now, you would know that visibility of the LCD screen in bright sunlight is a big weakness. You basically have to turn up the brightness big time.

    Apparently, you missed the memo and discovered this while on vacay. :D

    Though that has nothing to do with using the iPhone camera under sunshine. You are confused.
     
  15. BigMcGuire Contributor

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    I found my Note 3's S-AMOLED screen to be far less useable outdoors than my iPhone 5. I found the Nexus 6 screen to be useless outdoors compared to my iPhone 6+ screen. I find my coworker's S7 screens to be less readable than my iPhone 6s+ screen outdoors. No one I know has an S8 - will test when someone I know gets one.

    I used to be a serious Ingress player - iPhone's superiority outdoors (and GPS accuracy) is kinda big.
     
  16. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

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    No monitor or screen works well in direct sunlight,try use it in shadows,would work better.
    Another tip is to hold a ball cap over the phone,shadowing the screen.
     
  17. Shark5150 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. Same with me in Florida. Never ever an issue. Cheap screen? OP is clueless.
     
  18. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Long known problem with iPhones and other phones as well. As noted, turn up your phone's brightness.
     
  19. j2ee thread starter Suspended

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    My v10 is much better than 6s plus under sunshine, i can clearly see the screen and take photo with it. 6s plus i cannot see anything at all.
     
  20. BigMcGuire Contributor

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    How interesting - I had a coworker with an LG V6? (old I know) - but it was unusable outside. Nice to see some advancements being made.

    Is the 6s+ a naked screen? (Meaning, does it have a screen protector on it)? Most people's phones have a layer of grease that also reflects sunlight - is the screen clean? Just a few questions as I'm genuinely curious. I'd love to test a V10 and 6s+ side by side in person.
     
  21. bufffilm Suspended

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    Again, bright sunlight and LCD screen is an old problem.

    Use the v10 then for those occasions. Or buy an Oled screen phone or wait for the coming Oled iPhone.

    This doesn't need a thread.
     
  22. j2ee thread starter Suspended

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    It is not an "old" problem, it is a problem for any iphone in market.
     
  23. bufffilm Suspended

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    Are you being obtuse?

    This IS an old problem and will continue to plague any phone that uses LCD displays in bright light. Doesn't matter if you have a ip7, ip6s or a ip4...they all have difficulty in various degrees.

    Either turn up the brightness and try to use the iPhone camera or use another phone/camera for your photos when shooting in bright light.

    What more needs to be said? What do you want to hear? What can Apple do?
     
  24. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    He wants Apple, who isn't a display manufacturer, to bend the laws on physics to invent a new type of surface that the industry hasn't been able to crack in 50+ years of screens.
     
  25. bufffilm, May 12, 2017
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    Agreed.

    Apparently, the OP thinks this is a recent problem...and it isn't.

    Oled displays have problems in bright light too (so I'm told), but cope with it better.
     

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