Photographer - Upgraded to 256 GB iPhone 7 from 6S Plus & Unhappy!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by talkingtree, Dec 21, 2016.

  1. talkingtree macrumors newbie

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    Dear iPhone Users,

    I'm feeling like Apple sold me a little short on their smaller iPhone 7... I wanted to upgrade to this phone because I was initially excited that the smaller 7 now incorporated a better camera and and also incorporated Optical Image Stabilization that wasn't available in the regular iPhone 6S last year which is the reason I had to opt out for the plus. Then I found out that they had changed that in the latest 7 and I wanted to get back to a smaller and more portable phone.

    Immediately I noticed that my images looked degraded on the new iPhone 7 and upon doing some serious research, I found out that the iPhone 7's LCD screen is only 326 PPI while the 7 Plus model has a screen density of 401 PPI which is quite a few more pixels per square inch! So not only is the iPhone 7 Plus's screen much bigger, it's also more dense and far more sharper!!! I guess the iPhone 6S Plus spoiled me not only with a larger screen but also with more pixels per square inch...!? Which leads to another question: Why in the hell did Apple not integrate a slightly higher quality screen @401 PPI on the smaller iPhone 7 to maximize the screen quality of the smaller space?

    Can anyone tell me why Apple is not more up front about this... I feel like the iPhone 7 doesn't have a screen truly worth being called a retina and now I'm suffering buyer's remorse for failing to not stick with the Plus model of the newest iPhone...

    What's your thoughts?

    Nate
     
  2. posguy99 macrumors 6502a

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    TL;DR ... "I didn't do any research and I'm unhappy and it's all Apple's fault."
     
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    I would have to say you failed to do any homework and screwed up.

    Hard to see how you could blame Apple.
     
  4. talkingtree thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I guess I had to much faith in Apple that they were on top of their game!? lol
     
  5. StayPuft Suspended

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    Or you didn't research.
     
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    Do not want to hurt your feelings but this DPI difference between the 7 and 7+ is pretty well known.

    It is not Apple that is not on their game . . . . .

    If you just bought it, return it and get the 7+.
     
  7. talkingtree thread starter macrumors newbie

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    or the fact that Apple simply calls both screens sizes "HD Retinas"?
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    I can't because I'm not going to pay a $35 restocking fee that Sprint requires for a simple exchange... :/
     
  8. AppleB macrumors 6502

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    OP why did you research the screen specs after purchasing the 7 if that's a important factor to you?
    I can understand not being satisfied with a particular screen resolution but it's right there in the tech specs on the iPhone 7 Apple Store page.
     
  9. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    So for $35 you are going to keep a phone that makes you unhappy. Maybe you need to think about this for a while. $35 is not bad to learn a valuable lesson. The 7+ camera is pretty darn nice, I love mine.
     
  10. Stevessvt macrumors 6502

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    If you even looked in the Apple Store app it says right there what the dpi of each is.
     

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  11. talkingtree thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm just simply pondering all of this and I think Apple seriously sold the iPhone 7 short when they could have implemented a better screen at 401 PPI in a smaller space. It would have been perfect then...
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    Yup that's where I received the revelation after the fact... lol
     
  12. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    I think I would still pay the $35 but that is up to you. Looking at your avatar, you do not look like you are from around here.
     
  13. talkingtree thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You are correct. I'm an alien hybrid human from Serpo in Zeta Reticuli currently hanging out in Southern Utah!
     
  14. skyperbon macrumors regular

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    Umm... It's clearly mentioned in the Tech Spec Page of the iPhone 7.

    Should have done a bit more research before before you bought a new one.
     

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  15. Phil A. Moderator

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    Apple call any phone screen over 300ppi "retina" (it's purely a marketing term) - the resolution of these screens has been the same since these size phones were introduced
     
  16. rugmankc Contributor

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    At 65 I lost a lot more than that learning "life" lessons--Feel for the OP: but if those factors were so important, should have researched and played with one.
     
  17. talkingtree thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for letting me know... lol
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    You wouldn't believe me if I told you I'm over a century old but relatively new to Earth and it's many cultures! ;)
     
  18. StayPuft Suspended

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    The resolution has been different on both phones for several years now. And "Retina" is a term that's been used since the 4S.
     
  19. rugmankc Contributor

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    Sorry for your predicament OP. I would bite the 35.00 and get what you want.

    Oh, and welcome to the Forum. It is not the "kinder, gentler" board of bygone days--;):):):)
     
  20. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    Then Merry Christmas!
     
  21. BigMcGuire Contributor

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    I went to a Pixel from my 6s+ and I had a similar experience. Smaller phones have less PPI and I can't stand them (seriously affects readability) - that and their battery life difference is very noticeable. My wife is the same (even though she's half my size) - she can never go back :).
     
  22. Stevessvt macrumors 6502

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    Actually that's incorrect. The Google Pixel is the same resolution as the 6S+ in a smaller package. Therefore has a higher pixel density of 441 compared to 401. It's all about the resolution on a given screen size.
     
  23. BigMcGuire Contributor

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    What I meant to say is the Pixel vs the Pixel XL. Comparing the Pixel to the Pixel XL. The pixel density difference is enough to bother me. So I couldn't ever go back to a smaller model.
     
  24. noobinator macrumors 601

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    You don't want to spend $35 to avoid 1 or 2 years of using a product you consider inferior?
     
  25. Stevessvt macrumors 6502

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    Ooohhh,....yeah that makes more sense.
     

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