Resolution increase next iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Aditya_S, Nov 27, 2016.

  1. Aditya_S macrumors 6502

    Jan 25, 2016
    Do you guys expect there to be a resolution increase on the next iPhone models along with the rumored OLED screen on one of the models?
  2. Newtons Apple, Nov 27, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2016

    Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Could be. But I do not want the resolution to slow the device down. Eyes can only resolve so much and if you gave some choice, here, they would have a gazillion ppi!!!

    I am looking forward to the OLED screen on the 8, might not need a bump in resolution.
  3. Aditya_S thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 25, 2016
    Actually, there was a feature on the Note 7 which allowed you to lower the resolution to increase battery life. There was a YouTube video which speed tested the Note 7 at 1440p and 720p and there was almost no difference in speed. So most activities will be the same, however I think if Apple doesn't significantly increase GPU performance, then we will see lower performance in graphics intensive games because that is when resolution impacts performance most.
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Rumors are somewhat conflicting at this point, rather it be OLED or LCD. Latest rumors stated 4.7 iPhone may have LCD and Plus model may have OLED.
  5. fatalogic macrumors regular


    Aug 16, 2016
    I came from a note 5 and honestly I couldn't tell the difference in resolution in regular use. I did multiple side by side tests with 1440p content and on the resolution side it was no difference to me. However the difference between LCD vs AMOLED or OLED is massive. Samsung still makes the best displays hands down imo. You can also reduce the saturation if it is too vibrant for you. One area it does make a difference is with VR but Apple isn't really pushing mobile VR like on android.
  6. AintDutchNotMuch macrumors regular


    Sep 14, 2015
    The Netherlands
    I went from the Galaxy S6 to the iPhone 7 just over a week ago and on forehand I thought the difference between going from a 1440p to a 750p screen would be massive. I actually don't notice the difference in resolution at all. Maybe because it's 'just' a 4.7 inch screen. Also in my opinion the LCD on the 7 looks much better than the S6's AMOLED screen, the colors are more true to life which I greatly prefer.
  7. chabig macrumors 601

    Sep 6, 2002
    I think we are already at the limit of what the naked eye can see. The only reason to increase resolution further is if you want to put the phone at close range in front of your eyeballs for a VR experience. I doubt Apple is going down that road.
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    The OLED screen if accurately predicted would be great. Not sure if the resolution will also increase but a better display is always a plus.
    Looking forward to it.
  9. Booji macrumors 6502a


    Nov 17, 2011
    I prefer the natural colors of the iP7 as well. The Samsung screens always look to over-saturated and kind of "phony".
  10. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    I do agree Samsung's OLED can almost seem to "Crayola color" looking. But they still have an awesome display.
  11. raqball Suspended

    Sep 11, 2016
    It's a spec for spec warriors.. 1080p is fine for a phone. 750p on the 4.7" screen is fine and the 640p on the SE is fine....

    I remember someone throwing a tantrum on an Android forum because the 4.6" Sony Compact had a 720p screen.. They went off on some rant about 720p having no place on a flagship... I had the Z3 Compact and the Z5 Compact and 720p was fine on it as well...

    Spec warriors cringe at the thought of anything less than a 20k resolution on a 3.5" screen yet they watch TV on their 60" @ 1080p.. LOL
  12. Aditya_S thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 25, 2016
    I know OLED screens tend to be over saturated but I was thinking that Apple knew how to make them accurate since Tim Cook said a while ago that OLED screens weren't accurate enough to use yet. However, they now use them in the Apple Watch and the Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro so maybe they figured out a way to use software to make the displays more accurate. For resolution, I am perfectly fine with the 750p display on my 6s. The only reason I want to see a higher resolution is because I watch a lot of gaming videos and graphics comparisons and usually resolution is a factor between two systems so having a higher resolution would help me.
  13. avtella macrumors regular

    Nov 11, 2016
    One of the reasons for Samsung pushing 2K other than VR, if I am not mistaken is to compensate for the pentile arrangement of the AMOLED displays. Blue is still far from the red and green phosphors in terms of lifespan which leads to a color shift over time, and "burn in". Most users would probably not notice it but some of those who use their phones a lot and at max brightness probably would notice it within a year, especially if they didn't change their wallpaper ever.

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