iPhone X display darker/warmer than iPhone 7 Plus?

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  1. Miltz macrumors 6502a

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    The iPhone X display has gotten rave reviews, which is great but I'm a bit confused with the color temperature. My display is A LOT warmer than my 7 Plus. It's also warmer than my MacBook Pro 2016 15" display. I use my phone and MAC for work so I need things to be accurate. Additionally with both phones set to the halfway mark on the brightness, the 7 Plus is A LOT brighter than the X. Has anyone else had this experience? Thanks.
     
  2. lookatchu macrumors regular

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    That's because True Tone is enabled by default, a feature not available on the 7+ (which I had as well). Settings > Display & Brightness > True Tone. If you disable it, it will probably be closer to your 7+, which is bluer and brighter.

    I got used to it and much prefer the warmer tone of the X, so I leave True Tone enabled. It's easier on the eyes, IMO.
     
  3. Sean76 macrumors 6502a

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    There are a few threads about this already...

    Give a look.

    But quick answer...it's a crap shoot!
    Most are saying their X OLED screens are warmer than the 6,7, & 8 series of iPhones...while some are saying it's the brightest whitest nicest screen they have ever seen.

    I've seen both, and the Space Gray I have now is noticeably whiter and crisper than the silver X I just returned. However brightness on both was pretty much the same and alot brighter than my 7 plus was.
     
  4. evorc macrumors 6502a

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    Same for me. But you need to turn off True Tone before saying the screen is warm.
     
  5. Miltz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I turned off True Tone. It's not that. But thanks for responding. :)
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    I think I'll take a trip to the Apple store to compare mine to their display models. Sounds like different screen manufacturers. Why did you return the Silver X?
     
  6. thadoggfather macrumors G4

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    Samsung is only manufacturer

    It’s just a lottery
     
  7. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    No, Samsung is the only OLED supplier for Apple. So no matter which iPhone you check, The displays should be equally uniform, assuming there's no issues with the iPhone dislay.
     
  8. Miltz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    interesting... if Sean76 had two different iPhone X models with screens made by the Samsung and both looked different enough to tell them apart that isn't good. Definitely going to the Apple store this weekend. Apple is supposedly calibrating each display so they should all be very close.
     
  9. Sean76 macrumors 6502a

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    Lol I've had every iPhone, galaxy, & nexus ever released...I know what a warm screen is! This has zero to do with True Tone, which works fairly well on the iPad...it's horrendous on the iPhone X, and when turned off, along auto brightness, some people (a lot) are experiencing a warm looking sceen, some even pale to dark yellow...not cool! So IMO, this is a crap shoot, because my dads is perfect, my first silver had a slight yellowing effect with color shifting, and my new one is better than my first but still not as white as my dads...not to mention there are people who are saying this is the best screen ever, so there are good one out there!

    Either way...is what it is!
     
  10. thadoggfather macrumors G4

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    I’ve personallt had the same

    Two units look completely different

    And a third that looked more of one than the other
    But it’s own unique qualities

    Matter of tolerance luck and a lotto

    Good luck!
     
  11. balaplus macrumors 6502

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    Please..please enjoy the phone...these apparent 'flaws' will disappear in no time!
     
  12. jimmy_uk macrumors 6502a

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    Mines the same with true tone off. With it on its looks like night shift. Too warm, too yellow, dull.
     
  13. Miltz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the feedback
     
  14. Miltz, Nov 11, 2017
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    Miltz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So I have some bad news. I went to the Apple store and compared 5 iPhone X models side by side, all max brightness, all True Tone off.... and all look different. I put the same P3 images on all the displays, a portrait. I realized my display wasn’t the worst one, but also not the best. Only 1 of the 5 was accurate. Some were warmer than mine and some were cooler. 1 of them was terribly cool. Some were brighter, some were darker. One had a green cast, and one Magenta. After seeing this, I see no reason to return my phone since the odds of getting a screen that is perfect is rare. It makes me sad since I use my phone for work and I reply on accurate colors. This reminds of when the iPhone 4 came out, the screens were all over the place. But what I don’t understand is if Apple is calibrating the displays, how can all 5 look different. Surely all of the displays can’t be P3 calibrated if they show different colors. I’m very surprised by all this.
     

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