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

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  1. Joworld0 macrumors newbie

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    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

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

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    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

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    Some prefer the OLED over LCD, some prefer the LCD. They both have their advantages.
     
  5. itsmemuffins macrumors 68040

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

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    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

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    Exactly... I was considering trading my X in for an 8 Plus because of this. Big price difference for nothing lol
     
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  9. Joworld0 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Lol how.
     
  10. tivoboy macrumors 68040

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    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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