IphoneX screen size may be deal breaker

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by GetSwole37, Sep 17, 2017.

  1. GetSwole37 macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2010
    That's the big hangup. You can't go from a 7plus which has perfect aspect ratio to a smaller screen. Had they just removed the bottom where the Touch ID button is at and made the top black space 1/2 the size it would have been perfect.

    Already sounds like the batter life is one hour less too from the plus. I wish those two things would have been same. Then I could see X be more appealing.
  2. hasanahmad macrumors 65816

    May 20, 2009
    IPhone X battery is 2 hours more than iPhone 7 plus and one hour less then iPhone 8 plus

    Also iPhone plus is downsampled 1.5% which blurs the image compared to non plus by around 5-10%
  3. cableguy84 macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2015
    The X is a phone full of compromises. The surprising thing is, there will be millions of people willing to put down 1000 sheets for it
  4. TitsLegendary macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2013
    I believe the X has 2hrs better battery life than the 7. Not the 7 plus. The battery on the 8 plus is about the same as the 7 plus.

    Where do you get the info about the image being down sampled? That’s the first I’m hearing of it. Never noticed any images being blurry on my 7 plus…
  5. GetSwole37 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2010

    No. X has 2 hour better battery than the non plus models. But one hour less than the plus models.
  6. hasanahmad macrumors 65816

    May 20, 2009

    “The Curious Case of iPhone 6+ 1080p Display” @brucewangsg https://medium.com/we-are-appcepted/the-curious-case-of-iphone-6-1080p-display-b33dac5bbcb6

    Down sampling also results in a small performance hit
  7. TitsLegendary macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2013
    Read the article and it was interesting. I hadn’t heard of it before you mentioned it.
    I’ve got 2 questions/comments.
    1. Can YOU actually see the effects of the downsampling? I sure can’t.
    2. What kind of performance hit do you think the iPhone really suffers from due to the downsampling? My guess is that it’s almost imperceptible.
  8. Ralfi macrumors 68030


    Dec 22, 2016
    The X should appeal more to non-Plus owners, if anything.
  9. iSayBoourns Suspended


    Sep 15, 2017
    The only area that the Plus size iPhone screens have the “advantage” is the width. The iPhone X screen size is exactly the same height when you exclude the status bar ears and the bottom bar. Giving you the exact same 16:9 aspect ratio between those two areas.

    You’re comparing a much larger device battery to a much smaller device. The fact that the iPhone X is barely larger than a 6/7/8 but has almost the same battery life as a 7+/8+ is a huge oversight on your part.
  10. Jetcat3 macrumors 6502a

    May 3, 2015
    Thought this would be helpful.

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  11. Vermifuge macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2009
    from the other thread

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  12. Vanilla35 macrumors 68040


    Apr 11, 2013
    Washington D.C.
    Ugh this just reaffirms that the X is yet again, basically the same as the 4.7 screen, but much taller. I really dislike this tall phone trend (Samsung and LG as well). It's better for scrolling through instagram and facebook, but doesn't yield any benefit aside from that. Width is what makes the phone feel much more spacious, and adds value while web browsing, and various other apps.
  13. torana355 macrumors 68040

    Dec 8, 2009
    Sydney, Australia
    I didn't think i would like the taller form factor either but after using the S8 plus since launch i would not want to go back to a wider phone. It feels so damn nice in the hand and can be used one handed easily for most things. I also love how much content you see on scrollable apps like Twitter and Instagram. Its the perfect aspect ratio for me.
  14. vipergts2207 macrumors 68000


    Apr 7, 2009
    Columbus, OH
    Only to those who think the phone itself is too big with the plus models. Anyone who thinks the screen is too big on the plus models isn't going to be convinced by the X either.
  15. funnyboy88 macrumors regular

    Jun 18, 2009
    Keeping the X the width of the 6/7/8 allows for a better one handed experience. Not for reaching the top of the display, but for reaching across side-to-side, which is ideal for typing, swiping back within apps, etc.

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