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Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Appl3FTW, Nov 5, 2017.


Is your truetone enabled? Are you happy?

  1. Yes, yes

    58 vote(s)
  2. Yes, no

    4 vote(s)
  3. No, yes

    23 vote(s)
  4. No, no

    10 vote(s)
  5. Could care less

    4 vote(s)
  1. Appl3FTW macrumors 603


    Nov 15, 2012
    am I the only not thoroughly impressed by the OLED? Maybe I was expecting some blow out of the water quality and it’s just “okay”. Maybe cuz the 8 Plus LCD screen is just that good? Or maybe it’s the TrueTone that’s causing the yellow tint. I gotta say tho, the X screen shines in black. The blacks are deep and rich compared to LCD.

    Do you have truetone enabled?
    Are you satisfied with the screen?
  2. taylor354 macrumors newbie


    Nov 4, 2017
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    No issues with true tone here, but then I’m used to it and like it on the iPad Pro as well. What I have done though is switch night shift off. Wasn’t liking that at all on the X
  3. KONVICTED Suspended


    Oct 16, 2017
    Yes true tone is very convenient, I have my enabled all the time. it adjusts white points to right percentage and intensity.
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    I prefer Tru-Tone overnight shift. Night Shift tends to just yellow the dislay a lot more.
  5. rawCpoppa macrumors 6502

    Feb 23, 2010
    That’s a nice iPhone X you got there...

    Would be a shame if...SOMETHING WAS TO HAPPEN TO IT!!!1!ii!i
  6. geoff5093 macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2014
    Dover, NH
    It's not really about OLED being that much better than LCD, since the iPhone always had one of the best displays. It's about having that near edge-to-edge display with minimal bezels that's amazing.

    I have true tone off. All it did was yellow the screen for me. I'll enable it sometimes at night, but other than that I want actual whites to be white and not yellow.
  7. reyalP, Nov 5, 2017
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2017

    reyalP macrumors 6502


    Oct 10, 2012
    I turned off True Tone because it felt too aggressive on my X making whites too yellow. With it off whites look so much better. On my iPad Pro 10.5 True Tone works great though.


    I just did a side by side comparison with my X and my iPad pro 10.5. With True Tone Enabled/disabled and both screens were fairly similar in how aggressive the True Tone was. Obviously they will not look exactly the same because the iPad is a larger LCD and the X is a smaller OLED screen. Even though they were similar (for the most part) in how True Tone was implemented I still find it better to have True Tone off on X and on on the iPad (at least to my eyes). It would seem that a smaller screen is more noticeable to my eyes than on a larger screen. Either way both screens look great.

    When I compared the X to my 7Plus I found that with true tone off on the X it was brighter and had slightly better whites than my 7 Plus.
  8. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
  9. Mr.C macrumors 601

    Apr 3, 2011
    London, UK.
    I turned True Tone off too as it just made my display have a yellow tinge. I like my whites to be as white as possible.
  10. Faelan macrumors regular


    Sep 12, 2014
    I don’t have an X to compare with, but I can confirm that the 8+ LCD is really really good. I wish my 165Hz 1440p IPS G-sync gaming monitor would look half as good. It took me one return to win the lottery and the hassle was worth it. First one was pretty good though, but it did have slight uniformity issues at the bottom in certain conditions, a dead pixel and a tiny amount of backlight bleed at max. brightness in a dark room (a non-issue IMHO). The dead pixel was the deal breaker.
  11. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    With TrueTone turned off my screen is cold and blue. I prefer it to be warmer. With it on the screen is not too warm to me.
  12. Nozuka macrumors 68020

    Jul 3, 2012
    it doesn't feel that much different, because apple is tuning it naturally.

    the first time you use a samsung device it will be set to the "oversaturated color mode" and this makes you feel like you have never seen such strong colors. obviously this effect doesn't happen, when you turn that mode off. but by then, you were already impressed.
  13. IconIc215 macrumors 6502

    Oct 11, 2013
    I had a similar feeling to the OP for my first impression...I guess I was so excited Apple finally adopted OLED and was expecting such a monumental leap in screen quality that I was a little let down. Don't get me wrong, the display looks good but the differences are subtle compared to my plus during everyday use. I wouldn't call it a deal breaker but definitely expected a little more wow factor when turning it on for the first time.
  14. DNichter macrumors G3


    Apr 27, 2015
    Philadelphia, PA
    Love the screen, prefer the warmness of truetone.
  15. Knowimagination macrumors 68000


    Apr 6, 2010
    I'm incredibly impressed by the screen and I still haven't decided what I think about TrueTone. Right now I am using it about 50/50 split but in the next couple days I will probably decide.
  16. cardfan macrumors 68000

    Mar 23, 2012
    Comparing the X with iphone 7+ I'm not noticing a lot of differences screen wise. The X screen wins of course as the full screen effect and more of a painted on look makes it stand out more. Definitely a warmer screen for X vs the more whites of the iphone 7 plus. However, there's simply not enough difference there to warrant spending more on OLED. I do think an X Plus would have changed this thinking big time and will next year.

    It's making more and more sense to simply return X and go on with life with 7 plus or find a great deal for 8 plus.
  17. jamin00 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 14, 2012
    Essex, UK.
    Yes I am now I played with some colour changes in the accessibility settings

    Not sure how to quote the post here but another user posted this and it’s brill

    “Thought my screen tone is just way too warm when I started using the phone, so did some adjustment to make it more natural.

    Go to Settings->General-> Accessibility ->Display Accommodation->Color Filter-> Switch to ON->Check Color Tint-> Scroll Intensity & Hue all the way to the right ->Adjust Hue to the left so that the screen color from Red to Purple-ish (Towards Blue). Once you determine the sweet point, scroll intensity all the way to the left. Now you should have a much better display tone.“
  18. sirenized macrumors 6502

    Oct 15, 2008
    I didn’t like the yellow tinge I was getting with the factory settings. I made it a touch warmer and my whites are now actually white. I’m happy with the True Tone
  19. simonmet, Nov 5, 2017
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2017

    simonmet macrumors 68020


    Sep 9, 2012
    I wonder how many people here are just used to the overly blue default colour temperature Apple (and the others) have typically used for mobile displays, and so a more neutral white looks yellow (at first) by comparison?

    I have a 7 Plus without True Tone unfortunately but I use Night Shift at various levels 24/7 to achieve a similar effect. Even in sunny, midday, outdoor lighting I don’t reduce night shift below 20-25% typically, while at night with warm indoor lighting I push it as high as 75-80%, maybe even 85%.

    I have no idea which temperatures in Kelvin correspond to these values because Apple doesn’t tell us but let me say this: the default temperature with Night Shift off is extremely and far too high (meaning blue) and at night ridiculously so. Ever taken a photo of someone using their phone in the dark and noticed the blue glow? Try looking at the reflected glow from your phone in a mirror and then say if it looks blue, white or yellow.

    Your eyes adjust to colour temperature which is why after years of training the blue screens of phones can look white but they will also adjust to a more neutral or warm tone of white if you let them.

    Once I found f.Lux software I couldn’t use my Mac without it. It’s only a matter of time before True Tone makes its way to Apple’s laptop and desktop screens.
  20. MH01 Suspended


    Feb 11, 2008
    Have to admit I was not blown away by the screen, kinda silly to have to turn off true tone to fix it.

    I'm more impressed with the iPad Pro new screen .... is say that is the best screen in an idevice
  21. jamin00 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 14, 2012
    Essex, UK.
    I don’t have any issues with the iPad Pro screen on my new 10.5 device at all. It’s beautiful for a screen this size
  22. Seth Matthews macrumors 6502

    Seth Matthews

    Jun 1, 2015
    The Ether
    TrueTone is too yellow for me. I disabled it.
  23. Faelan macrumors regular


    Sep 12, 2014
    I’m not that surprised really. Apple has been perfecting the LCD technology for years and this is their first foray into OLED territory. 2-3 years down the line when they’ve had a chance to perfect things, those OLED displays in future generation iDevices are going to be breathtaking to behold.
  24. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 603


    Nov 15, 2012
    I was thinking the same thing. Still testing it out for now
  25. Technarchy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2012
    True Tone tries to maintain a consistent white level based upon ambient light. Depending on the light source, that highly impacts True Tone. Just so happens most artificial light is terrible.

    Using True Tone in direct sunlight makes the display look bluer. Using artificial florescent cubical bulbs makes it looks warmer.

    Or just turn it off :)

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