The Truth About the iPhone X's Screen Size

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  1. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    There's been a lot of discussion about if the screen really is bigger than a Plus screen or not. This video sums it up pretty well.

     
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  3. roeiz macrumors 6502a

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    Yup.
    Wanted to share this for all claimers of X’s bigger screen. Don’t always trust the numbers .
     
  4. Vermifuge macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think there was any confusion. the X has always fallen in the middle with an equivalent 5" 16:9 screen (1920x1080)

    iPhone (6,7,8) 4.7"
    iPhone X 5.0" screen
    iPhone (6,7,8) Plus 5.5" screen

    it's not a larger phone we have known that

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  5. jabingla2810, Oct 1, 2017
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    Why are people confused??

    It's true, 16:9 video will look bigger on the 8+.

    But anything in Portrait orientation, most of the things people do on a phone, there is more real estate for scrolling lists on the X. (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, News, Reddit, websites, banking apps, App Store etc etc)
     
  6. Goldfrapp, Oct 1, 2017
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    Why are people whining??

    5.8 is equivalent to iPhone 8, 7, 6, and it's called iPhone X
    6.4 is equivalent to iPhone 8+, 7+, 6+, and it's called we'll find out next year

    Why is it so hard to comprehend??

    Apple had plans to release iPhone X Plus along iPhone X this year, but due to display constraints, they scrapped it and saved it for next year
     
  7. roeiz macrumors 6502a

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    It’s confusing when Apple deliberately claim 5.8 screen, which is bigger than 5.5,
    But actually it’s smaller. Many people simply understand it’s bigger. Which it isn’t.
    So there.
     
  8. Goldfrapp macrumors 601

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    It's not bigger, it's taller

    People don't get it
     
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  10. Goldfrapp macrumors 601

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    STOP COMPARING IPHONE X TO IPHONE 8 PLUS

    IPHONE X BELONGS TO THE NON-PLUS FAMILY

    NEXT YEAR WE'LL SEE IPHONE SIMILAR TO X BUT FROM THE PLUS FAMILY, WHICH WILL HAVE A 6.4" DISPLAY
     
  11. Vermifuge macrumors 6502a

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    "So there" are you 5? Apple has made plenty of documents available yo figure this out
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    The iPhone Plus series may have more area but it doesn't have more usable space. that's a logical fallacy.
     
  12. cy88 macrumors member

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    Why are people confused, just walk into a store and check out a galaxy s8.
     
  13. Vermifuge macrumors 6502a

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    That will clear everything up. Thanks!
     
  14. roeiz macrumors 6502a

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    Yea peope can’t get everything, especially when it says the screen is bigger.
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    The notch makes it even smaller.
     
  15. pat500000 macrumors 604

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    She's one of my favorite tech person in my book!
     
  16. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

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    The screen is bigger, taller and has more usable space for portrait Apps.

    16:9 video will appear smaller, and everyone seems to focus on that.
     
  17. Vermifuge macrumors 6502a

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    nope. theres a full 1080p screen inside and it doesn't even come near the notch. 5" on the diagonal
     
  18. roeiz macrumors 6502a

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    as i said, smaller than 5.5. that was my point. more close to regular iphone size. thanks.
     
  19. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

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    Why are chosing to ignore everybody who is disagreeing with you with logic?

    The screen on the X IS Bigger, it IS Taller, it IS a higher resolution, it DOES allow longer scrollable lists, it WILL allow more usuable space on apps like Facebook, Twitter, News, Instagram, Safari (in Portrait), Reddit, (and many more pretty popular apps) etc etc

    Sure 16:9 video will look smaller, buts thats 1 application.

    Movies in 2.39:1 will looks bigger by the way. Just another application.
     
  20. roeiz macrumors 6502a

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    none of this has anything to do with the fact it's 5.0" usable area VS. the 5.5 on the +
    all i said it isn't an actual 5.8" usable screen and false claiming bigger size (not including the notch). so what if it's "taller"? still smaller.
    i don't argue which has more "Scrollable abilities", lol.
     
  21. Vermifuge macrumors 6502a

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    When viewing 16:9 video it is an equivalent 5" on the iPhone X. However, for any game, app, web page, etc you can use the whole screen. As previously stated, thats only for videos that are 16:9 anything with a wider aspect ratio will use more of the screen even surpassing what the Plus can display.

    You might have a point if the ONLY thing you did was watch 16:9 videos. For messaging, browsing, gaming and anything else you can think of the X is going to have more pixels and more usable space.
     
  22. roeiz macrumors 6502a

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    whatever man. for you portrait people who include the ears and the notch.. well. to each his own manageable size i guess. many apps seems to have white bars on landscape.
    btw have you calculated the usable area without the notch space?
     
  23. Bane-Thunder macrumors 6502

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    Who cares.

    The iPhone X makes the iPhone 8 Plus look like an ancient obese old fart.
     
  24. Vermifuge, Oct 2, 2017
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    Vermifuge macrumors 6502a

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    Lets see. The iPhone X has 2,740,500 pixels. All Plus screens have 2,073,600 pixels.

    The areas of the left and right of the notch are 22,410 pixels each. So 2,740,500 - 44,820

    So ignoring the notch the iPhone X has 2,695,680 ixels. Thats 622,080 more pixels than any Plus sized iPhone.

    If you want the screen size on the diagonal. It is probably around 5.65-5.7" ignoring the notch
     
  25. Technarchy macrumors 604

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    Easy enough to do, but not many want to take that challenge up.

    It’s not exact but it will give you a good idea of what to expect.
     

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