iPhone X is the most efficient screen design Apple has ever made

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by hasanahmad, Sep 22, 2017.

  1. hasanahmad macrumors 65816

    May 20, 2009

    iPhone X is as tall as iPhone+ (if you ignore the ears and bottom home bar, with them included its taller)

    iPhone X is as wide is iPhone

    The Screen area is 30% larger than iPhone and 10% smaller than iPhone +

    If you let the phone go full screen with photos and videos, the screen content area is larger than both iPhone and iPhone + in landscape mode.

    In terms of efficient design, the iPhone X is the most space-efficient phone Apple has ever made with the perfect sweet spot of the size of iPhone and the screen almost as much as iPhone +

    Also to be noted that even though the bottom bar area is assigned for home bar use. it can be used by Apps if they need it to override the homebar. This is especially the case in apps which are media centric.
  2. lazard macrumors 68000

    Jul 23, 2012
    Not really saying much considering the huge bezels from the previous models.
  3. KrisLord macrumors 68000

    Sep 12, 2008
    Northumberland, UK
    I’m planning on buying an X, but the screen size comparisons need to relate to your usage.

    The extra height is useful in thing like safari where there it can be well used and minimise the need to scroll.

    In video apps where aspect ratio is more important, there’s less scope to use the additional space and so it could be wasted.
  4. nickchallis92 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 4, 2012
    Bit like designing a boat that doesn't sink when hitting icebergs, then claiming credit for it.

    The screen to body ratio of the last gen was the worst in the industry.
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I will reserve judgement until it is released and all works well, not until.
  6. Starfyre macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2010
    Sounds like something Apple marketing would say.
  7. Infiniverse48 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 28, 2017
    From worst to best. Among mass market phones that is.
  8. rGiskard macrumors 68000


    Aug 9, 2012
    Isn't the X display a little narrower than the Plus's?
  9. Danzobee macrumors newbie

    Nov 6, 2017
    Except when you go full screen on the X, the notch covers up some of the picture. For some that’s satisfactory. Not for me.
  10. Jimmy James macrumors 601

    Jimmy James

    Oct 26, 2008
    Too tall for my pocket.
    Less efficient for 16x9 video viewing, which is a big consideration for me.
  11. chfilm, Nov 6, 2017
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2017

    chfilm macrumors 68000


    Nov 15, 2012
    Well yes! the screen is really awesome.

    BUT - actually images are displayed significantly smaller than on the Plus, because of the relatively smaller width. Therefore, in order to fit them in there, the hight is also reduced. For a usual portrait image that makes for a difference of about 6mm in each direction, wich is more than I hoped for actually.
    Images do appear very obviously smaller!

    Still, It's a keeper for me, just like the 10.5" ipad pro over the 12.9". I sometimes miss the nice bis screen, but then I'm always happy about the mobility that I won, and I feel the same goes with the X..

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    I also pretty sure think that I'll opt for an XL next year.

    While it absolutely doesnt bother me for typing, as some had feared, the size of images is really a bit annoying.

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