Is the iPhone X screen area smaller than the iPhone Plus?

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  1. erpetao macrumors regular

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    Yes, the diagonal size seems bigger (5.8" vs 5.5"), but looking at the pictures, the iPhone Plus screen is wider. I've been trying to find the screen size (width x height) for both iPhone X and Plus but couldn't find it. Official pages only show width and height of the phone, but not the screen.

    Area = width * height

    So I'm just trying to see which phone contains more screen real state ignoring the diagonal size.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. gadget123 macrumors 68000

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    I think people going from the plus to the X will be wishing an X Plus was released this year.

    It will be like going from a plus to a 4.7.
     
  3. JerTheGeek macrumors 68000

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    Wondering the same thing. Would it be a downgrade from the Plus I wonder?
     
  4. Mike Boreham macrumors 65816

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    Yes, see this thread:

    https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/screen-size-of-x-vs-plus-misleading.2066694/#post-25011202

    For landscape viewing of photos or movies the image size of the X is between the standard and the plus, but closer to the standard.
     
  5. paulove macrumors newbie

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    I am getting a 8 Plus now and hoping for a X Plus size next year.
     
  6. Spooner83 macrumors regular

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    If you want a big screen, go with the Plus option
     
  7. erpetao thread starter macrumors regular

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    I also forgot we need to subtract the notch area from the X model:

    Area = width * height - (notch area).
     
  8. vipergts2207 macrumors 65816

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    The X is 0.111 sq. in. larger based only on diagonal and aspect ratio. But when you factor in the rounded corners and the notch it will have less. Even more so if you want to watch a video without the notch visible, as it will put large black bars around it to accommodate the notch.
     
  9. edfoo macrumors regular

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    No, in term of surface area X is bigger than Plus. X is taller and Plus is wider.
     
  10. Starfyre macrumors 68000

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    The premium comes from the X having more screen, while maintaining very close to 8 dimensions. Whether that is worth it is up to you, but it is pretty cool how you get 21 hours in a device that small (as opposed to 14 hours), and all the FaceID, etc. etc.
     
  11. compsciguy01 macrumors newbie

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    https://www.apple.com/iphone/compare/

    The X has a larger 5.8 inch display vs the 8+ only has 5.5 inch.
    The X is physically smaller 5.65 x 2.79 inch vs 6.24 x 3.07 inch.

    So, in short, the X is physically smaller than the 8+ in both width and height (and weight) yet still has a larger display. Win win win.
     
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  13. Mike Boreham macrumors 65816

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    I calculated my areas form the spec pixel dimensions to get an accurate aspect ratio, then used Pythagoras to calculate the width and height from the quoted diagonals 4.7", 5.5" and 5.8".

    Standard: 2.304 x 4.097 = 9.44 sq ins
    X: 2.432 x 5.265 = 12.80 sq ins
    Plus: 2.69 x 4.783 = 12.86 sq ins
     
  14. MuGeN PoWeR macrumors 68000

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    i am seriously thinking of getting the 8 plus and then next year get the X Plus!
     
  15. Mike Boreham macrumors 65816

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    Read the thread I linked in post#4 above to understand why when looking ay photos or movies in landscape mode the image will be smaller.
     
  16. edfoo macrumors regular

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    Haven't used my Pythagoras since high school, you could be right.
     
  17. JohnApples macrumors 65816

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    That doesn't account for the notch does it?
     
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  20. gadget123 macrumors 68000

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    The plus looks to have more sceen.

    Can see a lot going for the X plus next year.
     
  21. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    You are still getting more screen on the iphone x. Just because the base of the phone is bigger doesn't mean it's more screen as it isn't.
     
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  23. vipergts2207 macrumors 65816

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    I did the same calculations at work using out to 4 decimal places for all numbers during the calculations and the X comes out just a little over 13 sq. in. Also, the X is technically 5.85" according to Apple.
     
  24. Cutiekitty92 macrumors 65816

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    Beautiful comparison, is there one for X vs 7?
     
  25. Mike Boreham macrumors 65816

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    I used the pixel dimensions given by Apple here....so however they account for the notch.

    https://www.apple.com/iphone-x/specs/
     

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