Other iPhone XR Resolution

ILowry82

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I think people are over thinking this. I currently have an iPhone X. I played a movie and compared it to an old iPhone 7 side by side. Obviously the X looked better but the 7 still looked great. When I watched the movie on just the 7 and didn’t have it side by side with the X, I didn’t really notice a difference. People who are worried about the resolution shouldn’t be. Apple makes amazing LCD screens
 

ILowry82

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I think it’s the fact you are being charged a premium for old tech
Apple will always charge a premium because they can get away with it. People will continue to upgrade anyway. If you don’t like it then buy a Samsung and have it start lagging after a month
 
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iScone

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There's no doubt the XR will have a great screen, and coming from anything other than an X, nobody would be the wiser.

But, it won't be the best you can get. It's tech that will be phased out in the coming years and the user experience will be inferior to the XS range. For lots of people that won't be an issue. Others will want to get the latest and greatest.
 

JPack

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You've got people who are numbers people. They look at the specs and think it tells them everything.

The 16MP camera on the Galaxy has got to be better than iPhone, right? That deca-core MediaTek SoC has to be better than the Snapdragon, right?

Most iPhone buyers are looking for a well rounded package. Once you reach above 300 PPI, most users don't notice a difference.
 
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Icaras

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I think it’s the fact you are being charged a premium for old tech
Yea, you’re probably right. I think if the price hit under $700, we might not be having this discussion right now.

But then I suppose the counterpoint to this might be that no one else has really been able to do an edge to edge screen in LCD like Apple did with the XR.
 

Hal~9000

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Before I bought a MBA I remember looking at the Dell XPS 13. There were 2 screen resolutions you could order, either 1080p or a “4K” version. Of those two I actually wanted to get the lower resolution model.

Some people who are really into specs think you are crazy. “What? Get the 4K version man... MOAR ppi yo!” Yet these same people miss the mark when it comes to an important aspect of electronics: battery life.

Everyone just gets so hung up by the PPI number, like somehow 1080p is a must. I certain don’t feel that it is. I would happily downgrade my 8+’s 1080p resolution to 720p for an extra 1.5 hours of battery life that the XR has. The iPhone XR has the same PPI (326) as the iPhone 8... which I don’t see anyone complaining about.

The iPhone XR will have a great screen and all the bells and whistles of the new XS devices. Outside of spec geeks who want to nitpick, everyone else will fall in love with the XR and it’s insane speed / camera / battery life / high quality screen / great design.
 

Puonti

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I think if the price hit under $700, we might not be having this discussion right now.
Unfortunately I suspect if it cost $699 the commentary here would simply go "If only it was under $600..."

Some things are easy to forecast.
 

fryfrkhlly

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Before I bought a MBA I remember looking at the Dell XPS 13. There were 2 screen resolutions you could order, either 1080p or a “4K” version. Of those two I actually wanted to get the lower resolution model.

Some people who are really into specs think you are crazy. “What? Get the 4K version man... MOAR ppi yo!” Yet these same people miss the mark when it comes to an important aspect of electronics: battery life.

Everyone just gets so hung up by the PPI number, like somehow 1080p is a must. I certain don’t feel that it is. I would happily downgrade my 8+’s 1080p resolution to 720p for an extra 1.5 hours of battery life that the XR has. The iPhone XR has the same PPI (326) as the iPhone 8... which I don’t see anyone complaining about.

The iPhone XR will have a great screen and all the bells and whistles of the new XS devices. Outside of spec geeks who want to nitpick, everyone else will fall in love with the XR and it’s insane speed / camera / battery life / high quality screen / great design.
This so much this!!
 

Tommy c

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Before I bought a MBA I remember looking at the Dell XPS 13. There were 2 screen resolutions you could order, either 1080p or a “4K” version. Of those two I actually wanted to get the lower resolution model.

Some people who are really into specs think you are crazy. “What? Get the 4K version man... MOAR ppi yo!” Yet these same people miss the mark when it comes to an important aspect of electronics: battery life.

Everyone just gets so hung up by the PPI number, like somehow 1080p is a must. I certain don’t feel that it is. I would happily downgrade my 8+’s 1080p resolution to 720p for an extra 1.5 hours of battery life that the XR has. The iPhone XR has the same PPI (326) as the iPhone 8... which I don’t see anyone complaining about.

The iPhone XR will have a great screen and all the bells and whistles of the new XS devices. Outside of spec geeks who want to nitpick, everyone else will fall in love with the XR and it’s insane speed / camera / battery life / high quality screen / great design.
I agree with everything but one thing. The MBA should have had a IPS screen to view it from all angles. The resolution is just fine and it can play 4K video.
 

EugW

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I think people are over thinking this. I currently have an iPhone X. I played a movie and compared it to an old iPhone 7 side by side. Obviously the X looked better but the 7 still looked great. When I watched the movie on just the 7 and didn’t have it side by side with the X, I didn’t really notice a difference. People who are worried about the resolution shouldn’t be. Apple makes amazing LCD screens
I betcha the improvements you were seeing for video playback had nothing to do with pixel density and has more to do with colour and blacks.
 
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