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seb333

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Nov 4, 2017
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No I'm not in a crusade against iPhoneX ;) but I'm more and more surprised with the limitations of their so called flagship design and it's "super" retina display

Did you notice you're not even able to properly display FUllHD ?

Try

Especially look at the 1080 zone ( in horizontal mode of course )

Hold in this position, your iphoneX should have black borders, and it also has the necessary resolution to display the 1080 zone "pixel perfect".

Problem is it simply can't : you'll get a light gray/dark gray zone
( it should be 1 pixel lines, white and black )

IMG_9475.JPG

They show up perfectly on an iphone "plus" for example.

It seems that the pentile disposition of pixels + general crapiness of the screens does not only prevent you to get accurate colors ( blue shift ) but also prevents you to get decent 1 pixel lines ( it just isn't able to display 1 pixel lines at that resolution : it blurs them + moiré effect)
 

Harthag

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Jun 20, 2009
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No I'm not in a crusade against iPhoneX ;) but I'm more and more surprised with the limitations of their so called flagship design and it's "super" retina display

Did you notice you're not even able to properly display FUllHD ?

Try

Especially look at the 1080 zone ( in horizontal mode of course )

Hold in this position, your iphoneX should have black borders, and it also has the necessary resolution to display the 1080 zone "pixel perfect".

Problem is it simply can't : you'll get a light gray/dark gray zone
( it should be 1 pixel lines, white and black )

View attachment 737373

They show up perfectly on an iphone "plus" for example.

It seems that the pentile disposition of pixels + general crapiness of the screens does not only prevent you to get accurate colors ( blue shift ) but also prevents you to get decent 1 pixel lines ( it just isn't able to display 1 pixel lines at that resolution : it blurs them + moiré effect)

Not on a crusade against the iPhone X says the guy starting a Facebook petition, using a blue shift photo for your profile pic, and knocking the X in every thread...cool that you love your 8+, it's an awesome phone.

These videos look the same on my iPhone 7 as they do on my X. And on my 1080p PC monitors at my office. There are black borders on both sides of the video on my X. And on every other 1080p image and video I've viewed. There is no overscan on any video or photo I view on the iPhone X. I'm no pro, but what am I missing here (if anything)? Everything looks just fine to me on all content.
 

Lobwedgephil

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Apr 7, 2012
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So the highest rated screen in a phone is crappy? Also this is a test uploaded 7 years ago.
 

Menel

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Aug 4, 2011
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No I'm not in a crusade against iPhoneX ;) but I'm more and more surprised with the limitations of their so called flagship design and it's "super" retina display

Did you notice you're not even able to properly display FUllHD ?

Try

Especially look at the 1080 zone ( in horizontal mode of course )

Hold in this position, your iphoneX should have black borders, and it also has the necessary resolution to display the 1080 zone "pixel perfect".

Problem is it simply can't : you'll get a light gray/dark gray zone
( it should be 1 pixel lines, white and black )

View attachment 737373

They show up perfectly on an iphone "plus" for example.

It seems that the pentile disposition of pixels + general crapiness of the screens does not only prevent you to get accurate colors ( blue shift ) but also prevents you to get decent 1 pixel lines ( it just isn't able to display 1 pixel lines at that resolution : it blurs them + moiré effect)
Looks like your bandwidth sucks and youtube is auto shifting the resolution down. Doesn't look like that on mine.
 

1096bimu

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Nov 7, 2017
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Looks like you weren’t watching that on 1080p but on 720p

I tried this on my X and it doesn’t look like that at all, I can see the lines.

Also,
  • Pentile doesn’t cause Blue shift, Samsung has made RGB OLED screens, they have the same shift.
  • Pentile can display single pixel lines because it does have a green pixel for each pixel, only the red and blue are shared.
 
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Wolfpup

macrumors 68030
Sep 7, 2006
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Would be nice if they used an LCD screen-bump it up to a higher quality one or something, rather than cheaping out with OLED. Oh well... I like the FaceID and smaller size versus the 8 Plus.
 

Marshall73

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Apr 20, 2015
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No I'm not in a crusade against iPhoneX ;) but I'm more and more surprised with the limitations of their so called flagship design and it's "super" retina display

Did you notice you're not even able to properly display FUllHD ?

Try

Especially look at the 1080 zone ( in horizontal mode of course )

Hold in this position, your iphoneX should have black borders, and it also has the necessary resolution to display the 1080 zone "pixel perfect".

Problem is it simply can't : you'll get a light gray/dark gray zone
( it should be 1 pixel lines, white and black )

View attachment 737373

They show up perfectly on an iphone "plus" for example.

It seems that the pentile disposition of pixels + general crapiness of the screens does not only prevent you to get accurate colors ( blue shift ) but also prevents you to get decent 1 pixel lines ( it just isn't able to display 1 pixel lines at that resolution : it blurs them + moiré effect)

LOL. You don’t have YouTube set to 1080p. Try watching it in the app, it displays fine. If you can’t even work YouTube I don’t think you can be trusted with an opinion on anything.
 
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Gathomblipoob

macrumors 603
Mar 18, 2009
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That’s not what I mean, you weren’t streaming in 1080p.
It doesn’t work in the webpage, you have to launch the app, and manually select 1080p, and wait for it to stream in.

Well crap, I feel like an idiot now. I forgot about changing the quality. Had it at the default 720p. Thanks for the reminder.
 
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