iPhone X Is King of OLED Screens: Tom's Guide

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  1. Radon87000 macrumors 604

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    https://www.tomsguide.com/us/iphone-x-oled-screen-vs-pixel-2-note-8,review-4807.html

    Bottom Line
    It took Apple an awfully long time to jump on the OLED bandwagon, but as usual, the company knocked it out of the park when it finally made the move. But is it better than the competition? The answer to that question will depend on what you like to see.

    If it's realism you want, the iPhone X supremely bright screen and exquisite white balance provide a sense of color accuracy you simply don't get from other handsets. But if you want hues that truly pop, the Galaxy Note 8 is still king. Ironically, Samsung is responsible for producing the OLED panels in both phones, but differences in tuning have resulted in two of the year's very best, albeit very different, smartphone displays.


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  2. michael31986 macrumors 68040

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    i thought the iphone x oled was lower in light display
     
  3. simply_sami macrumors member

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    Wait title says it is king. But article says note 8 is still king.

    Is tom drunk?
     
  4. noobinator macrumors 603

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    Brightness you mean? The max brightness is lower than the Samsungs. This said average, whatever that means.
     
  5. ezgoezit macrumors newbie

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    I've never really been able to discern the differences in screens be it on a phone, pad or TV at a glance. Even between HD/4k and a regular TV I have a tough time telling the difference unless I really take time to focus on it.
     
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    No, it didn’t.

    The article said the iPhone had better brightness, saturation, white balance, and viewing angles while saying that the Note & Pixel have superior sharpness.

    The summation concluded that the iPhone was the most accurate but some might prefer the over-saturated and sharper Samsung.

    Did you read the article?
     
  8. scotio200 macrumors regular

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    It will be auto brightness maybe? Do android phones have that?
     
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  10. noobinator macrumors 603

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    Yes, Android phones have that.
     
  11. zhandri Suspended

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    a little bit actually considering every android fan said that apple would never get an equal good panel to the note 8 cause samsung only sells their older worse panels to other manufacturers.
     
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  13. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    That’s pretty normal. The average consumer is probably the same way. Personally, I can spot an OLED vs LCD from 50 feet away (TVs)
     
  14. geoff5093 macrumors 68020

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    What does average brightness even mean? What the auto brightness setting uses? Because the Note 8 can get much brighter than the iPhone X.
     
  15. SR71, Nov 2, 2017
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    It seems that way based on Samsung's measurements, but they measure peak brightness when only 1% APL (average picture level) of the display is lit and showing white. Since this is OLED, that means the rest of the display is off. That means more power can be sent to the pixels that are on thus making them significantly brighter. The problem is, measuring like this is completely unrealistic at best, and completely misleading at worst.

    People see "1200 nits" and assume that's at max brightness when the whole display is lit up; it's not. At 50% APL the Note 8's brightness was measured at 525 cd/m^2 (you can find all this data from Display Mate). That's more realistic.
     
  16. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    Probably a middle of the road setting or a level that “auto” would generally stay at.
     
  17. geoff5093 macrumors 68020

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    That seems like a stupid thing to measure though, it should be max brightness.
     
  18. GloriousAndrew macrumors member

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    Oh lord. The X looks like an infant little brother next to those two giants. Haha.
     
  19. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    Like SR71 above said OLED is a little different since HDR can have so many different brightness levels at the same time on different parts of the screen when paired with a emissive screen. The average is actually probably a pretty good measurement.

    On these smaller screen OLED is actually way better than a backlight.
     
  20. Bane-Thunder macrumors 6502

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    That makes me happy bigger screen smaller body it’s exactly what I want. And oled :) mine arrives tomorrow woooot
     
  21. fatalogic macrumors regular

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    Seems to be very subjective. I'm sure when full reviews come out many reviewers will be conflicted on which phones have the best screen. Michael Fisher seems to think the Samsung phones are brighter, although his test was non scientific.However he did test the max brightness vs max brightness.


    Honestly I could care less either way. I almost always run my most of my screens at min brightness but it's just interesting.
     
  22. redman042 macrumors 68030

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    Damn, the X looks amazing in that photo. Mine arrives tomorrow - I can't wait!

    I also read some reviews yesterday that said the X display is plenty bright even in bright sunlight.

    The haters and doubters are going to eat their words.
     
  23. syncopy macrumors member

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    Apple beautiful

    LG found in a blue tinted ditch
     
  24. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Which has some who are interested in iPhone X for that reason who want the larger display in a smaller footprint. That's a huge advantage for some upgrading to the iPhone X aside from Face ID and the OLED display.
     

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