Is it just me or does the iPhone 6 screen have a washed out look!

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  1. rockitdog macrumors 68020

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    My wife's iPhone 5c screen has noticeably brighter & more saturated colors than my iPhone 6 does when compared side by side. Does anyone else think the iPhone 6's screen have a bit of a washed out look to its colors?
     
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  3. davedvdy macrumors regular

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    Quite the opposite...The 6 has vastly improved Contrast.
    1400:1 vs 800:1
     
  4. rockitdog thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I'm not saying her phone is brighter, I'm saying it's got a higher color saturation. Her screen's colors have a richer color than mine do.
     
  5. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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    Fantastic screen.

    Maybe the one you saw comes from a bad batch.
     
  6. terminator-jq macrumors regular

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    Perhaps something is wrong with your phone. You might want to take your phone to an Apple store and compare it side by side with one of their display units.

    The iPhone 6 screen is anything but washed out. It has full 100% (or slightly over) Rec.709 color support. In plain English this means that the iPhone 6 is perfectly calibrated to the current HDTV color standard. In fact, there are many HDTVs that can't accurately show 100% of this color gamut.

    For now, this is probably one of the best LCD displays on the market.
     
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  8. Shark5150 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. Just you. Screen is awesome. Washed out...? Sheesh
     
  9. vgamedude macrumors 6502a

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    The iphone 6 has full sRGB so it should be great, the only area where it is slightly off is it's a little blue on the color temperature side, it shouldn't look bad.
     
  10. Böhme417 macrumors 6502

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    You must have a bad 6. My 6 looks better than any previous generation. The blacks are definitely better, and the colors looks much more saturated. Without a case, the screen looks absolutely wet/gooey. I'm not saying it's the best mobile phone screen, but it's definitely the best iPhone screen.
     
  11. cababah macrumors 68000

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    I agree that something must be wrong with the 6 display you are looking at.

    Every 6 I have seen has a very bright display with excellent contrast ratio (even slightly superior to the 6+).
     
  12. kre62 macrumors 68000

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    You have one of the infamous "yellow" screens.

    Its a defect. Happens with every release. It wont get better. Get it replaced.
     
  13. rockitdog thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks, I'm going to head to Apple and get it checked out tomorrow.
     
  14. iososx macrumors 6502a

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    I agree completely.

    My iPhone 6 Plus and the iPhone 6 I bought for a family member have stunningly beautiful displays.
     
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    Go to the store and compare it side by side with all of the models on display to see if there's a noticeable difference. It might just be you but it might not be.
     
  17. techspin macrumors 6502a

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    Agree. If you compare the home screen icons with another phone it does look faded. For example, the bottom of the app store icon should be a deeper shade of blue. Also the settings icon shouldn't appear yellow. LCD screens aren't perfect though. Those who deny there is any issue are fortunate.

    Screen is awesome when it's not yellow!
     
  18. rockitdog thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks for your awesome input. You've added nothing of worth to this conversation why even bother saying anything?
     
  19. cmichaelb macrumors 68020

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    Exactly- the iPhone 6 screen is fantastic.

    Now the retina iPad mini screen is another story.
     
  20. rockitdog thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yep... I had a bad one! Didn't realize how yellow my screen was until I put it next to other iPhones!
     
  21. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    You get it exchanged without issue?
     
  22. rockitdog thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, I never have any issues with Apple's genius bar. They actually gave me a whole new device & box, etc. - not just a exchanged device.
     
  23. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Congrats. Glad it all worked out.
     

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