Screen Resolution

marty1980

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Apr 22, 2011
513
326
The 4.7" (standard) iPhones have a screen resolution of 1334x750. The Plus models have a 1920x1080 screen resolution.

The Plus models don't need any boost in pixels, but DPI could be improved.

The standard models need a boost and this is the time to do it. At the very least I'd like to see the 2017 standard iPhone push 1080p like the Plus models before it. The current resolution is embarrassing compared to the rest of the flagship phone market and it's noticeably low quality next to Plus counterparts and the competition.

The Apple AX SoC has been pushing iPad resolutions of 2732 x 2048. There's no reason resolutions can't be improved for the standard iPhone this time around.

Hoping to hear some news about this at WWDC.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Jetcat3

willmtaylor

macrumors G4
Oct 31, 2009
10,300
8,167
Here(-ish)
Screen quality isn't solely comprised of pixels. That's only part of it. More pixels also generally leads to greater battery consumption.

While many compare every latest and greatest smartphone, the average consumer doesn't care and ismpky wants a device they're happy with.
 

joeblow7777

macrumors 603
Sep 7, 2010
6,197
7,249
The 4.7" (standard) iPhones have a screen resolution of 1334x750. The Plus models have a 1920x1080 screen resolution.

The Plus models don't need any boost in pixels, but DPI could be improved.
.
That statement is a contradiction. DPI measures pixel density. The only way to increase it is to boost pixels, or make the display smaller.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Vanilla35

maxjohnson2

macrumors 6502
Mar 24, 2017
335
211
Apple resolution are behind Android now, some iPhones are still 750p, a midrange budget Android phones are 1080p or 1440p (Axon 7).

This will end starting with the iPhone 8. It's supposed to have a 2436×1125 @ 521 PPI resolution.

Anything over 500 ppi and you shouldn't have to worry about pixel sharpness/smoothness anymore. If someone claim they can see individual pixels on a 500+ ppi screen I don't believe them. (I guess a 4K display [Sony] would benefit VR.)
 
Last edited:

Applejuiced

macrumors Westmere
Apr 16, 2008
40,672
6,532
At the iPhone hacks section.
Perhaps at a certain distance but I remember even with the Nexus 5x resolution I could still make out the individual pixels.
Did you stick your eye up against the glass? :D
[doublepost=1495642137][/doublepost]
True, but the iPhone displays aren't at that level yet. Hence why they should be raised. Especially if they ever want to get into the VR game using your phone.
According to Apple they have "Retina" displays that at a normal distance when the user holds and uses it you should not be able to distinguish any pixels.

https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-retina-display-2000362
 
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: Newtons Apple

C DM

macrumors Sandy Bridge
Oct 17, 2011
48,920
17,559
Did you stick your eye up against the glass? :D
[doublepost=1495642137][/doublepost]

According to Apple they have "Retina" displays that at a normal distance when the user holds and uses it you should not be able to distinguish any pixels.

https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-retina-display-2000362
To be fair, as I recall, most of these types of things are as applied to the "average" person using things in at least somewhat particularly specified manner, and while that might certainly apply to many, many others are outside that category as well to one degree or another.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Applejuiced

Jetcat3

macrumors 6502a
May 3, 2015
619
352
I prefer "Retina" at 6 inches from my face. In order for this to be accomplished, you need at least 500+ Pixels Per Square Inch. 400 PPI on the Plus is pretty much good enough at 8.6" from a user's face.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Peter K.

Gathomblipoob

macrumors 601
Mar 18, 2009
4,802
3,679
That's what my mom always used to tell me when I watched tv up close.
Why would she lie to me?:D mommy...
I know. That was a myth as well back when I was a kid in the 60s.

My British mother used to tell me that she pulled the tail on the MGM lion to get it to roar before every MGM movie. I believed that for quite a few years. Much later my father told me that she did work for MGM in London for a time, but as a receptionist.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Applejuiced
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.