iPad mini Slightly Disappointed with the ipad Mini Screen

Discussion in 'iPad' started by FrozenDarkness, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. FrozenDarkness macrumors 65816

    Mar 21, 2009
    Got the mini tonight, turned it on and was kind of disappointed at the contrast ratio of the screen. It's basically the old screen, with 4x more pixels, but apple left the contrast in the kitchen. Anybody feeling the same?
  2. painejake macrumors newbie


    Aug 11, 2010
    Birmingham, UK
    I'm quite happy with it.

    I did put a matt screen protector on it right out of the box though (helps prevent screen glare)

    The icons do look a little fuzzy but I was just assuming it was the screen protector I put on.
  3. syd430 Guest

    Nope. As far as I know, no one else has mentioned this issue here yet. :rolleyes:
  4. raccoonboy macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2012
    Whats the point of a retina or any high resolution screen if you were to put a matt protector on???

    A good cover case would erase the finger print once you fold it. Unless u afraid your fingernail could dent the thing.
  5. comatose81 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 17, 2009
    Thanks for creating a new thread. Very necessary.
  6. painejake macrumors newbie


    Aug 11, 2010
    Birmingham, UK
    If you read my post before jump to the usual 'screen protector bashing' for me it helps prevent screen glare when using it on the train on bus.

    How dare I do what I like with my iPad :rolleyes:
  7. Investor27 macrumors regular

    Mar 8, 2012
    Idiot noob. How dare you?

  8. FrozenDarkness thread starter macrumors 65816

    Mar 21, 2009
    ya if only this wasn't an internet message board
  9. ZipZap macrumors 603

    Dec 14, 2007
    Cause it significantly cuts visibility and generally washes out the display. Having retina screen then putting on an antifingerprint protector is silly.
  10. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040


    Jun 27, 2010
    Plano, TX
    Seems like he has a reason for it. I'm also willing to bet he bought it with his own money AND that it doesn't affect anyone else's experience of their iPad.
  11. Charliebird macrumors 6502a

    Mar 10, 2010
    I actually prefer it over the iPad Air screen. It doesn't pop like the Air's screen but for long duration's is easier on the eyes.
  12. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

    Oct 23, 2010
    It is a significant disappointment. Ive decided to get the lte model. I will keep both for a year then decide which form factor i like more.
  13. Ian0nline macrumors newbie

    Sep 15, 2013
    I Agree
    The bland color/contrast is as noticeable as it was on the first model.
    It seems only slightly improved. Sharpness of the display is nice however.
    Who knows why...gamut, production issues, or hardware limitations.
    Disappointing though yep

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