No-bezel effect on black iPhones

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by macsoulo, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. macsoulo, Oct 3, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2013

    macsoulo macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2013
    I was trying to set the darkest wallpaper I can. I think it's a really cool effect if you can't see the bezel.

    It gives it an effect that the apps are floating in mid air. Almost like it has no bezel.

    But it seems that there isn't a wallpaper dark enough to match the darkness of the bezel,

    Is there a scientific explanation of why this is?

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  2. sviato macrumors 68020


    Oct 27, 2010
    HR 9038 A
    Maybe because there's light behind the screen?
  3. macsoulo thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2013
    Makes sense. When I turn the brightness down it almost... almost hides the bezel and it looks like the whole phone is one screen.

    It looks pretty rad specially when you do things like enter multitasking mode, search and use window view in Safari.

    Everything floats!

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  4. Bacong macrumors 68020


    Mar 7, 2009
    Westland, Michigan
    if you had an OLED display, you would be able to. The screen technology that the iPhone 5c/5s uses doesn't allow for the deepest possible blacks.
  5. macsoulo, Oct 3, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2013

    macsoulo thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2013
    I think I noticed that with the MotoX, there was no bezel, the home button is on the touchscreen.

    But yes, it would look so good with iOS 7. That's the good thing about flat design, everything looks more touchable.

    Try it using Safari. It looks so cool when switching web pages.

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  6. snowman1 macrumors regular

    Mar 17, 2010
    Yeah, I followed your suggestion, and I just put a black wallpaper on my black iPhone 5 too. It definitely looks really nice. :)
  7. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030


    Jun 23, 2010

    Yeah, it's called LCD. ;)
  8. klover macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2009
    LCD displays "create" black by attempting to block the backlighting. Regretably, the LCD panel cannot effectively block all light so you end up with that dark-grey appearance (or, in other cases, splotchy black levels around the corners - the infamous backlight bleed).

    Alternatively, AMOLED/OLED displays are more like a plasma television; each individual pixel self-illuminates (no backlighting). So, when a pixel is "off", it emits no light* and produces a deep black level.

    *There is a nominal level of luminance emitted from an OLED panel due to a low voltage state.
  9. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Looks nice, but I'd rather have a picture as my wallpaper.
  10. applesnacks, Oct 4, 2013
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    applesnacks macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2013

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