White iPhone 6s looks bigger than Black Model?

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  1. AmazingTechGeek macrumors 6502

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    My friends and I were comparing iPhones and we found that the white iPhone 6s models appear bigger to the eye compared to the black one, even though they are the same size. Anyone else feel the same?
     
  2. ultravisitor macrumors 6502a

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    Nothing surprising. It's just the effect of the color white.
     
  3. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    They look the same size to me when I was at the Apple Store comparing them side by side *shrug*
     
  4. iDuel macrumors 6502a

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    I noticed that too when comparing my black iPhone 6S+ to a silver or gold one. Visual trickery at its finest.
     
  5. HEK Suspended

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    That is the illusionary effect on the brain that white has. Is why rooms are typically painted white, to provide illusion of larger than actual. Has nothing to do with the phone.
     
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    I have always saw it that way too. The white faced Plus looks like a monster. The black faced Plus looks big too, but it doesn't slap me in the face the way the white one does.
     
  8. Elisha macrumors 6502a

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    My co-worker has the Space Grey 6+ and I have the Silver 6s+ and the first time he saw my phone he said it's huge. He didn't realize that it was pretty much the same size screen as his.
     
  9. ultravisitor macrumors 6502a

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    Not even "pretty much"--it is EXACTLY the same size screen.
     
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    Well to be completely factual, it's almost a manufacturing impossibility that the two phones are "exactly" the same size. That would be a miracle if Apple could pull that one off.
     
  11. kamalds macrumors regular

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    Black model has black bezels that gel with the display and make it looks smaller. In white bezels are more noticeable and it looks larger
     
  12. Elisha macrumors 6502a

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    AMOLED screens blend with black way better. The inky blacks when watching a video or when an alert pops up while the screen is off is less distracting as opposed to LCD when you can see the dark grey cause the whole screen lights up even though the notification is only in the centre of the screen.
    On the white bezel, it's not as annoying since the dark grey is not as pronounced.
     
  13. capathy21 macrumors 65816

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    Its the same reason I look fatter in a white shirt.Black gives the appearance of smaller and slimmer.
     
  14. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    To be pedantic, yes. However, from a practical standpoint they are the same size. The white device is not larger and this isn't anything unique to the iPhone as stated above. It's all in how our vision interprets black versus white.
     
  15. iDanny26 macrumors regular

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    Even though I understand the effect white has, when I compared white vs black in the store a while ago, they looked exactly the same size.
     
  16. HEK Suspended

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    Isn't that what I said to begin with? It's all about how our brains interpret black and white. And yes, within manufacturing tolerances they are identical.
     
  17. Internaut macrumors 6502a

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    My iPhone 6 is white. It looks bigger than my bigger Nexus 5. It never occurred to me that the colour might be the cause of the effect....
     
  18. convergent macrumors 68030

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    That's racist! :eek::cool:

    (I had to get that in before anyone else did)

    Mine is black so I think I'm going to go to the Genius Bar to get it replaced for color-gate. Which white model is the biggest?
     
  19. AmazingTechGeek thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well that's just...unnecessary...and rude :/
     
  20. convergent macrumors 68030

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    Have a sense of humor... ;)
     
  21. AmazingTechGeek thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I do...I just forgot what a sense of humor was when I read your post. Hahahaha.

    Anyways, let's focus on the topic please.
     
  22. convergent macrumors 68030

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    Well played! :(

    Seriously, I think this is the same situation as why realtors want you to paint your house in light colors when selling it. It makes the rooms look bigger to have bright colors vs. dark colors. Obviously they are all the same size.
     
  23. knownikko macrumors 6502

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    That's why I got a white 6S plus. That way it looks as big as possible.
     

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