Oled vs LCD

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by chilman, May 30, 2017.

  1. chilman macrumors regular

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    iphone8 is the first apple's iphone that used Oled screen. Most of us have seen an Oled screen from samsung premium products and some other brands. Oled is said to be sharper n better than Lcd but consume more power? I want to ask Iphone owners, is Oled screen really that important? Is the current and past iphone's Lcd screen far behind or failed to Oled? From my observation oled colors are brighter than lcd, which makes it look unnatural. Is it a must for apple to start using oled for the upcoming 8?
     
  2. I7guy macrumors G5

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    Oled is not a reason I would buy a new phone. After playing around with the s8, it did not live up to hype, imo.
     
  3. SoN1NjA macrumors 65816

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    To start, OLED uses less power
    And color accuracy is done by manufacturer, Samsung is the one making them look super vibrant and not like they should be

    I like OLED for the deep blacks, would make a Jet Black iPhone experience complete, everything would blend so smoothly

    You ever used an Apple Watch?
     
  4. Menel macrumors 603

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    OLED only uses less power when the screen is mostly black...

    Which means UI paradigm shift. Watch for that at next week's Keynote. They'll not only need a different black based iOS core Ui design.
    But new UI guidelines for App developers.
     
  5. chilman thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have seen apple watch at apple stores, but I don't own one yet. I paid no special attention to apple watch screen resolution n quality. Is the AW use oled?
     
  6. SoN1NjA macrumors 65816

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    Yep, I imagine iOS will take on some sort of Apple Watch design

    Not necessarily the bubble app view or the App Dock
    But watchOS is clearly designed around the Apple Watch's OLED display
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    Yes the Apple Watch does use OLED
    And the Apple Watch has a huge bezel, however the way the interface is designed you wouldn't notice, power of OLED
     
  7. dominiongamma macrumors 6502a

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    OLED is way superior it was hard to look at an LCD iPhone screen after looking at Samsung screens.
     
  8. applelover1016 macrumors regular

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    Having used an S8 for a few weeks. It's definitely noticeable when I went back to my 7 plus. I'm just hoping apple bumps up resolution as well and not just change the display type.
     
  9. bufffilm Suspended

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    Oled has its own problems...but I've been waiting and wanting to try it on the iPhone.
     
  10. I7guy macrumors G5

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    It's not way superior, and to me it's the difference between vanilla and chocolate. YMMV, I was stating my opinion.
     
  11. Winterfibre macrumors member

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    Be interesting to see what apple does about the the oled burn in.
     
  12. Tinmania macrumors 68040

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    Exactly! I said the same thing about cars a century ago.



    Mike
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    Probably the same thing Samsung did a half decade ago. You know, since Samsung will be making the display. I have a nearly five-year-old Note 2 that still functions daily as a remote for lighting, Netflix, and whatnot. No burn in. I wonder if they have gotten better at it since then??



    Mike
     
  13. Gathomblipoob macrumors 68040

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    I happen to know you're not that old. :D
     
  14. motulist macrumors 601

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    Modern LCDs are fantastic, and OLED are better but also fantastic. It reminds me of when the video game console graphics war got to the point where people were saying things like "on the other guy's console you can see beads of sweat on the character's forehead, but on my console you can see the character's beads of sweat even join together!!!". In other words, if you put them side by side you can notice that one looks better than the other, but we're at the point where every display already looks really great so it doesn't matter if one is comparitively better than the other.
     
  15. Zaft macrumors 68040

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    Having had an apple watch the colors pop more on OLED.
    OLED is the future as it has battery savings and the ability to have an always on display.

    That being said, the screen on the 7 Plus is the best your going to get on LCD. Its the most satured LCD i have ever used.
     
  16. ftaok macrumors 601

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    At least for me, one of the big advantages that OLED has over LCD is the ability to read the screen with my sunglasses on. I think it's the polarization on my lenses that make it difficult to see my iphone's screen. My Apple watch is easily seen even when wearing my sunglasses.

    As for power consumption, I hope Apple doesn't go with a black/dark UI. That would suck for nighttime iPhone usage.
     
  17. VanillaCracker macrumors 68030

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    What apple watch version do you have? The version 2 has a 1000 nit display, which is insanely bright. Most likely your experience is due to that, I would think, rather than LCD vs OLED. I could be wrong though.

    Second, wouldn't one expect black/dark UI to help you from having eye fatigue while using in dark environments? I think the difference between a black theme, and dark grey theme is vast. Grey would maintain the same ease of use as the white, just a different color. Black could introduce harder to spot buttons and interface elements.

    I know not everyone appreciates having a dark theme, but for me the white makes me cringe at night. I turn down the brightness below the minimum allowances (at night), but I can only do that because I jailbreak.
     
  18. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    Oled renders truer and brighter color tones. Oled displays true black.
     
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    I work with mobile phones on a daily basis, Samsung OLED screens have bad burn in. The Note 4 sticks out like a sore thumb as does the S7, I would go as far to say 85% of Samsung phones with OLED have burn in. With the latest Android update showing more white screen, you notice it more. IMO I prefer the LG IPS LCD screens. Not seen a G6 yet, but the G5 display is stunning. But I'm excited to see what Apple do with OLED.
     
  20. ftaok macrumors 601

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    series 2. I suppose the brightness could be the reason.

    I'm thinking more of white text on a black background. Like reading an article at arstechna. The white text just burned into my retina on that website.
     
  21. VanillaCracker macrumors 68030

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    Yeah there is a difference between making a dark theme, and simple inverting the current theme. That would certainly be an alternative hell.
     
  22. Tinmania macrumors 68040

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    Meanwhile it is SAMSUNG who will likely be making the OLED displays for Apple. So there is that. :rolleyes:



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    If you not on OLED train in 2017 you are getting left behind. No ifs ands or buts
     
  24. VanillaCracker macrumors 68030

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    I'm on the Micro LED train. Be waiting for departure for a couple more years though.

    OLED was great half a decade ago. It felt much more like the future than LCD. Now I feel it's aging a bit. I'm on to the next thing already, and I personally like what Micro LED is trying to achieve.
     
  25. chilman thread starter macrumors regular

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    Is it true that outdoor on a clear sky Oled is still readable? It is very hard to read on lcd. Maybe like what you said, led is the next smart phone screen generations?
     

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