Why does my old iPhone 7 Plus seem like it has brighter/better display than my X?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Joworld0, Nov 11, 2017.

  1. Joworld0 macrumors newbie

    Nov 9, 2017
    Picked up an X the day of release. And side to side the 7 Plus seems brighter. Is my X defected? No I’m not trolling.
    I messed around with the settings on the X turning True Tone off and on and for some reason the 7 Plus still seemed brighter, what’s going on??
    Is this normal for OLED? Apple claimed the X to be brighter. Please help!!
  2. akash.nu macrumors 604


    May 26, 2016
    Post a picture side by side. Depending on the situation LCD panels can be brighter than OLED.
  3. Bballrob macrumors regular


    Jul 11, 2017
    Perhaps the brightness in your X is set to low and on your 7 Plus it's set to high.
  4. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Some prefer the OLED over LCD, some prefer the LCD. They both have their advantages.
  5. itsmemuffins macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2010
    Because you’re picking up the crack pipe way to often these days?
  6. Low country macrumors 6502

    Feb 6, 2016
    South Carolina
    My iPhone 8 looks much nicer (brighter, whiter, more colorful) than every X I just compared it to at the Apple Store this morning.
  7. Joworld0 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 9, 2017
    Exactly... I was considering trading my X in for an 8 Plus because of this. Big price difference for nothing lol
  8. Shark5150 macrumors 65816


    Sep 24, 2014
    Dallas, Texas
  9. Joworld0 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 9, 2017
    Lol how.
  10. tivoboy macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2005
    Indeed comparing several of the 8+ in the store to the X, the 8+ appears to be brighter (at full of course) and a bit more contrasty than the X. OLED is supposed to be more contrasty, but not necessarily brighter. I find reading on the 8+ more appealing and easier on the eyes. The contrast, white level (even with true tone on both) and overall sharpness to be better on the 8+.. but i will most likely keep the X for size reasons. I just couldn't imagine trying to pocket the 8+ regularly, or put it in a suit/jacket pocket.

    I was really hoping that x would be closer to say the apple watch in overall color, sharpness, contrast and bright levels - but it appears not be.

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