iPhone X iPhone X vs Note 8

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  1. GadgetGeek407 macrumors 6502a

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    Spent the day with a buddy of mine today at top golf. Wrote the colors are so vivid and rich on his phone and my X was so dull in comparison it was a day and night difference.


    Anyone else notice this? Why is this? Will Apple move to the better screens this year?
     
  2. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    I'm sorry but there is nothing dull about the iphone x's screen. You can't get a better screen than what apple has. LG might be making the X plus screens but thats about it.
     
  3. GadgetGeek407 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm strictly saying in comparison to the note 8 there is a huge difference. Colors aren't anywhere as bright or accurate and this was in the daytime
     
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    There’s nothing wrong with iPhone X screen what are you on about lol. It’s been tested even beating Samsung at its own game with its own screen
     
  5. TechNismo macrumors 6502

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    Were you using nightshift or true tone display turned on? Both give the screen more of a yellow-tint look.
     
  6. GadgetGeek407 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No of course not.
     
  7. cruisin macrumors 6502a

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    In general Apple goes for accurate colours while Samsung likes vivid colours. So Samsung will look "better" and less washed out, but it is really a contrast boost. Your TV likely has a setting to boost colours as well. Since Apple currently buys OLED screens from Samsung they could also have the vivid colours if they wanted, there is no "better" screen to move to.
     
  8. parajba macrumors 6502

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    I find Samsung’s screen to be way over saturated, I am glad Apple adopted a more natural approach. I personally find the screen of the Note to look very artificial while the X’s look like printed paper / a magazine. Pure gorgeousness.
     
  9. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    Under what circumstances? What were you viewing? Are you talking about the cameras and how the images are displayed on the screen?
     
  10. Shanghaichica macrumors G4

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    I think it depends on the individual. The X is technically the better display but I can understand why some may prefer Samsung’s displays as they can be set to be very vibrant.
     
  11. Precursor macrumors 6502a

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    You can easily play around with color settings (under Settings>General>Accessibility>Display Accommodations>Color Filters) and increase contrast and brightness to 100% and it will look almost exactly as that Samsung's display. However, colors won't be accurate/natural, and the battery will run out much faster.
     
  12. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    Not just the note 8, Samsung defaults all their screens’ tone to a very saturated setting. Users can set it back to a standard setting, which I do all the time.

    Apple doesn’t offer the option.
     
  13. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Let's remember, "Better" is always subjective based on what you see and what someone else sees. Apples calibration is different from Samsungs. However, I don't Forsee any major display changes for the 2018 iPhone X, which uses Samsungs OLED panels. Although, it's been rumored that LG will supply the 6.5 iPhone display.
     
  14. apolloa macrumors G4

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    That is Apples idea of a good screen I’m afraid, remember Samsung makes the X screen but it’s to Apples specifications and calibration, so no it will not change this year unless Apple change their calibration settings.

    Personally I think the Note 8 is great but also hugely over saturated by default. Apples is also great and a lot more natural looking which I prefer.
     
  15. Jetcat3 macrumors 6502a

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    All of the Galaxy smartphones AMOLED panels are set to adaptive with extreme over saturation and inaccurate colors. While eye catching and vibrant at first glance, if he would have set his display on the Note 8 to basic it would have looked similar to the iPhone X’s display, just without the class leading color accuracy.
     
  16. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    As was mentioned above, I believe that Samsung tends to go for more bright vivid colours while Apple favours more “accurate” colours. Which is better is a matter of personal preference.
     
  17. macfacts macrumors 68040

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    Accurate colours matter except when playing with portrait mode or if it is a commercial
     
  18. TopShelf macrumors member

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    I completely disagree.

    I own the Samsung s8 plus and the note 8 and the iphone X, the note 8 and s8 are much better screens, and that's not my personal preference, because I like my iphone x the most of the three.

    photo quality on screen? Iphone x
    Watching movies, samsung hands down
    watching netflix, samsung.

    I know those are just a few examples, but I'd be wrong to say the iphone x has a better screen than the samsung.

    We can debate what phone is "better" but Id have a hard time trying to debate why I think a screen (iphone) with so much lag can be the best phone
     
  19. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    as mentioned above they are the same screens samsung just choose to allow different colours on their displays to bring out the brightness more and make the colours look like that. Screen quailty wise there is't a difference it's the colours contrast that the two companies allow is what makes it look different

    lag? I've never had a iphone that has lagged. Samsung on the other hand are known for it due to TW
     
  20. macfacts macrumors 68040

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    Try browsing the ios11 section of the forums. You are in denial if you want to say iPhone has no lag.
     
  21. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    Generally iphones don't lag. Issues with any lag would be beta or IOS 11 related sure but generally iphones do not lag over time like samsung devices do. Samsung devices tend to lag after 3-4 months of use. Luckily that seems to be not as much the case anymore but history has shown they have lagged badly over the years.

    I can't be in denial about something that doesn't happen and my iphones have never had lag.

    although note 8 seems to be lag free and performance wise this is the best samsung phone ever.
     
  22. TopShelf macrumors member

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    Owning both phones, I can say that the iphone lags and when compared to the note 8, I notice it more.
    Yes, if I just had the iphone, I may not notice it.

    As I said, I enjoy my iphone x but anytime I pickup a note 8, I can't tell myself the iphone x screen is better, or even equal.


    Same screen or not, different colors, whatever it is or isn't, the note 8 and S8 and S8 plus have better screens. Its just how it is.

    A simple test is to use stock settings on a samsung phone and stock settings on an iphone and turn on netflix or even youtube. I can't see why someone would prefer to watch something on the iphone, just based on the video comparisons.
    I feel thats a very fair test, because most phone owners just text, web scroll or watch videos.
     
  23. Jetcat3 macrumors 6502a

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    That simple test won’t suffice. The X has the better AMOLED panel, but not by much. http://displaymate.com/iPhoneX_ShootOut_1a.htm
     
  24. TopShelf macrumors member

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    Of course it will suffice, I just took one thought and used it as an example.

    Majority of people know the Samsung screens are better and I was just using an example that anyone could just pop in and try.

    Maybe if I never saw a note 8 before I would check out that link to try and persuade me that the iphone has the best screen on the market, but Ive seen it with my own eyes
     
  25. aevan macrumors 68030

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    This was discussed here ad nauseam, in short what you consider better is highly subjective and I, personally, consider garish and oversaturated. I prefer the X and iPhone LCD look to Samsung OLEDs that are kitsch in my opinion. So, no, I don’t think it is better and Apple will not move to more saturated screens this year.
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    If you prefer this type of look. For me and my taste, iPhone X, and even iPhone 8, have better screens. It’s just how it is.

    Also, they have objectively higher sustained brightness, better pentile arrangements, more natural colors and are more resistant to burn in. Maybe Samsung catches up with S9?
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    No, completely different design and specs. Samsung just produced it in their factories, just like they produced certain A9 chips. It’s Apple’s design.
     

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