Is 6s screen quality better than 6 ?

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  1. vivek28 macrumors member

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    I was checking iphone 6s and 6 at apple store and couldnt help but notice that iphone 6s screen is better quality than iphone 6. 6s has higher brightness and contrast compared to 6.

    Did anyone notice it ?
     
  2. Sunny1990, Jun 11, 2016
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    iPhone 6s display offers deeper blacks than the iPhone 6, it's not as bright at its maximum setting . so the new generation of iPhone managed to output an overall better contrast ratio of 1481:1.it's still the same display in terms of size and resolution
     
  3. cynics macrumors G3

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    Where did you get that info? Apples website says they are both (6 and 6S) are 1400:1.
     
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    The 6s is an HD display, in my opinion it's the best iPhone display Apple has at the moment.
     
  6. cynics macrumors G3

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    What about the 6S+ with its higher PPI?
     
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    that's the reason i bought iPhone 6s plus over iPhone 6s
     
  10. MrGuder macrumors 68020

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    I think if your looking for the best displays in an iPhone ever made then it's the 6s and 6s plus. I personally can't comment much on the 6s plus as I would never own one due to its size but I have used one and like I said there the best displays iPhone has ever created this far.

    I believe at least for the 6s that it's the contrast in the display that makes it pop out and makes it look so good something the SE is lacking of which I also own.

    My sister owns a iPhone 6 she got at launch, when I got my 6s a yr later and I showed her my new 6s she immediately said as soon as she looked at it "why does your screen look better than mine" I told her it has a better contrast ratio and an HD display. We started comparing our phones and she liked my display better than hers and she's not even a techie person. It didn't make her rush out and buy a 6s but my point is it's noticeable.
     
  11. Flow39, Jun 11, 2016
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    Both the 6 and 6s have the same display resolution (1334x750), so really the resolution isn't different at all. Contrast ratio is the only difference between the panels as far as I know.

    The 6s+ has a 1080p display though, so that looks much better and is probably the best display Apple's put on a phone to date.
     
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    Any thoughts on whether you guys think they'll up the 7 (-) or 7+ display this year? sub 720p is getting pretty old on the standard model - but if they up the standard that means they'll have to push for 2k on the + which I don't think they'll do so soon. Maybe same resolution for this upcoming year, but for the iPhone 8 they'll bump both.
     
  13. cynics macrumors G3

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    It's 750p actually. I don't think we'll see much of an increase until they use new screen tech even then I think it will be a modest increase, maybe they'll scale but not too sure. If it comes at any other expense (battery, color accuracy, sizable display cost, etc) they may not change it much at all.

    Like other manufacturers have noticed increase pixel density was more of gimmick marketed spec on such a small screen size. I can see a difference on some of the competing devices but a lot of time the colors are over saturated, phone gets hot, battery life is poor or a combination of some or all of those.

    I expect to see Apple stick to their guns and lean more towards tech like True Tone and such. And I'd much prefer the screen to be an accurate representation of reality and not have pics look totally different on my computer or TV.

    Don't get me wrong I'm not saying they won't increase resolution, just that it doesn't seem to be their focal point.
     
  14. VanillaCracker macrumors 68030

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    Yeah it hasn't been their focal point ever, that much is known. I agree they should focus on contrast, saturation, and other display tech features like true tone (which I think is awesome - I've been using flux for years for that reason, but true tone makes it real life compatible); I've just always been kinda irked by the current res. 1080p would be great, but nothing more. I personally think whenever they scale to 2k on the +/pro model, it will kill performance. They'll likely introduce the pro with a clocked down iPad processor or super overclocked iPhone one, but the phone is gonna be hot hot hot if they make it 2k. Maybe they'll make true tone pro model exclusive? Otherwise they'll have to do something to differentiate the two display-wise, and I guess the only alternative is to keep the current res.

    Edit: Thanks for the correction on the current resolution
     
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    Both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s have same exact screen
     
  16. nordique macrumors 6502a

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    I couldn't really tell the difference. Screen quality looks to be same. Different glass process is used and 6s has 3D touch (more weight in screen) but otherwise couldn't tell the difference. They are more or less the same I would say, with respect to quality of display

    6s is a much better phone though. One of the better generational leaps from year to year
     
  17. VanillaCracker macrumors 68030

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    Yeah contrast ratio is actually the same between 6 and 6s. Just like the iPhone 5 and 5s they are the exact same screen. Interesting enough the contrast ratio is slightly lower for the 6+ and 6s+ compared to the 6 and 6s; 1300:1 compared to 1400:1, respectively.
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    I disagree. I still don't use 3D touch, and the extra weight from the 6 to 6s was a huge turn off to me.

    If we're talking about just speed increases, then I would argue it is the exact same as the difference between 5 and 5s.
     
  18. Phonefanman Suspended

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    My buddy has a 6s didn't see much Difference from the 6 to 6s. Screen on my 6 was more white his more yellow. I like the screen color on mine better. Compared cameras and almost identical, this is playing back on the iPhone...I know 6s has better camera if played back on a more capable screen..
     
  19. nordique macrumors 6502a

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    That's great you feel that way. I'm sure many other people would disagree with my opinion, just as many other people would disagree with your opinion.

    I don't think theres a single thing about the iPhone 6 that warranted it's purchase price, and thats just me. I thought it was the most disappointing generational upgrade since the iPhone 3G. Ironically, the iPhone 6 was one of the most successful smartphones ever put on the market so clearly what I value is not what the mass market values. I did not value that the phone was essentially, more or less, a repackaged iPhone 5s right down to the CPU cores.

    I didn't place much if any value on the 14g of weight the 6s had over the 6, as much as I did every other feature that phone brought. I was a large 3d touch user and it's a shame I no longer have a 6s as iOS 10 seems even more refined for 3d touch devices. For me though the biggest difference was how much better it was at multitasking.

    It was that first iPhone that could genuinely multitask to my needs without apps refreshing or safari tabs reloading form data. I could actually do my work load on the go.

    That played a large role in shaping my very high opinion of the iPhone 6s. I can do the same with my SE thanks to the ram.

    I could not do the same with my old iPhone 6.

    So every one will have their own opinion on the device and mine was the 6s is a much better phone.

    For you the 14 more grams was a turn off. For me almost everything about the iPhone 6 on a functional level was a turn off.
     
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    The screen size difference in my opinion was the big upgrade, I got tired of the tiny screens. The iPhone 6 was a big improvement on that front and of course it's faster and better than the iPhone 5s. The 6S is an improvement over the 6 as well, but with features I don't really care about. Didn't see the point in upgrading.
     
  21. nordique macrumors 6502a

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    My point is that it is subjective. As you said, the 6s has many updates but they were of little value to you. Whereas to me, they werent...the ram alone made the experience for my uses completely different. There are numerous people who went from larger screen devices to the iPhone SE. To them I would suggest the bigger screen isn't a selling point. To you it was a big selling point, and that has value to you. It was initially to me as well, which was why i purchased an iPhone 6, but once I started getting into the system, I was incredibly disappointed by the lack of internal upgrades from the iPhone 5s. I had higher expectations given Apples track record (in the context of 2009 to 2014 mobile chips), but I understood the "refinement" direction they took with the A8. When I purchased the iPhone 6, I spent over a thousand dollars on it so I expected more from it internally especially based on Apple's last few chip set updates prior to the A8.

    As far as processing power goes, the iPhone 6 is barely more powerful than the 5s. The CPU is almost identical though apple did make some minor enhancements to the design. The GPU was nicely updated but in 2014 very few apps even got close to pushing the A7's GPU to begin with.

    Again....what you or other posters will value, will differ to what myself or other posters will value. I still think the 6s is an incredible phone, and the 6 was very disappointing, despite them looking the same, based on what I place primary value on.
     

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