iPhone X screen quality?

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  1. Simacca macrumors 65816

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    Just wondering if the screen is pentile, and if so, will you be able to see the individual pixels? The Quad HD oled screens are usually pentile, but you can’t really see the pixels because it’s such a hi res. I would be disappointed if the screen wasn’t as sharp as the plus models, even if the colours/contrast is better.

    Not long to find out I suppose.
     
  2. jamesrick80, Oct 30, 2017
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    Huawei mate 10 has a LCD IPS display that uses pentile and subpixel technology as well and you can't see any pixels at all. Subpixel arrangements on OLED has completely changed what pentile displays use to be in the past especially with higher ppi's (Thank Samsung and their reseach/development team). If even IPS LCD displays are now using pentile with subpixel arrangements, it's clearly nothing to worry about in this present day.

    Most mobile displays will all be using some form of pentile and subpixel technology soon since its able to replicate higher resolutions without even being truly at that resolution.

    https://www.gsmarena.com/huawei_mate_10-review-1675p3.php
     
  3. cannono macrumors 6502

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    Allegedly, iPhone X is not quite as sharp as Plus screens due to the subpixel res being technically lower, but has much better brightness and color
     
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    IPhone X has a lower than 500 ppi and may not be using Samsungs best display technology based on the perceived brightness and resolution from the looks of it but no one can doubt that the iphone display isnt beautiful because even I admit its a nice display just not the greatest.
     
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    Should be the same/similar screen tech as the S8, and I can't see any subpixels on that.
     
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    People haven't been able to see pixels on a flagship samsung display since the galaxy S4.
     
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    It’s the best of the best. A number 1. Numero uno.
     
  8. Simacca thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I could see them on my galaxy s5 when I had one.
     
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    Thanks for the replies guys. Will be interesting to see on Friday.
     
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    At my normal viewing distance I could. Nowadays I most probably couldn’t with my ageing eyes.
     
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    At that time period, alot of web page pictures were pixelated so that could have been one factor but internet pictures have got so much better since then. Also, if the wallpaper resolution wasnt at the highest screen resolution, there was a chance for seeing pixelation as well. This occurred on IPS LCD displays too at that time.
     
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    I recall being able to see pixels (only just), when doing some display calibration apps on those phones back in the day. In the same regard, I can’t see anything like that on my Pixel 2 (non XL). This generation of AMOLED incorporates a more mature product from samsung’s display division. I would imagine that the X, which has a higher PPI will be even better.

    Looking forward to comparing the two.
     
  14. lazard macrumors 68000

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    It'll probably be slightly worse than the S8 since Samsung Display doesn't sell their best OLED screens to anyone other than Samsung Mobile.
     
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    Do you have a source for this? I bet Apple pays them more than Samsung Mobile does, and specified a lot of aspects of this display.
     
  16. Simacca thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah I heard that too. I’ll be comparing it with my 8 plus on Friday. I expect it to be a more vibrant display, but don’t think it will be sharper.
     
  17. Renho macrumors 68000

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    What!? Samsung doesn’t sell their best displays to Apple!? How dare they. Lol

    Actually tho if you think about it, they should show off there best in any phone even if not there’s.
     
  18. ZEEN0j macrumors 65816

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    iPhone x has the same brightness as previous iPhones (625 cd/m2).
     
  19. ichii macrumors 6502a

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    The display is also half as bright as the S8. I’ll compare the two as long as no one buys my S8 first.
     
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    Their track record?
     
  21. rafark macrumors 65816

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    I expected the screen to be more vibrant as its an oled. In the images it looks washed out.
     
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    Only real way to compare is to look at specifications posted by the manufacturers. The resolution and PPI of the X is lower than that of the S8. While people won’t likely be able to see pixels on either model, the different resolution may impact some applications and such. Also, as some have reported, the Galaxy screens are listed as being brighter.

    I think there is more into the image quality than just PPI though. I would argue their patented pixel layout has more to do with image quality, than the additional 112PPI in the S8. Honestly I prefer the Note 8 display to that of the S8, despite the bigger pixels (59 PPI less than the S8) I think the Note 8 produces a better image (IMO).

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    Yeah but what cameras were used, and what color profiles are on those cameras? I think we should wait until some of the professional reviews are out, or, look at in person before we decide.
     
  23. Menel macrumors 603

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    Apple will have the display calibrated without Samsung's oversaturation.
     
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    I haven't been able to see pixels on my screen since iPhone 4, it will be fine. Let's just get our phones and enjoy them. The nitpicking here is getting wild.
     
  25. AdonisSMU macrumors 604

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    The display quality isn’t as good as it should’ve been tbqh. We all know this. Apple wanted to play it safe.
     

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