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    Default What is actually missed with not having a 2k screen on an iPhone 7 plus?

    Hey all,

    I'm a fan of Super AMOLED displays, and am used to 2560x1440 displays on my android devices.

    However, the iPhone 7 plus display, even though it's only 1080x1920, still looks absolutely beautiful to me.

    Without having both devices side-by-side and nitpicking, what would really be missed?

    Also, not too worried about actual ppi, since won't be using the phone for any VR applications...

    Thanks!

    P. S. If you can't tell, this is a cry for help from an Android fanboy.... I've been on Android since its inception, and am looking for an excuse to get a new iPhone 7 plus!
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    Default Re: What is actually missed with not having a 2k screen on an iPhone 7 plus?

    You'll lose the ability to say you have a 2K screen.

    Then you'll go back to enjoying your iPhone 7 Plus.

    No excuses need. Just try one. If you enjoy it great. If you don't, then at least you tried. The screen on the 7 Plus is awesome on it's own, IMO. I encourage you to make the leap. And we will be here to answer any questions you have while doing so.
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    Default Re: What is actually missed with not having a 2k screen on an iPhone 7 plus?

    I came from android as well and going from 6p to 7+. I've had a few of the phones with 2k screens as well before the 6p. Really you don't notice much going from 2k to 1080p. Besides the fact that you can't watch youtube in 4k or whatever.
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    Default Re: What is actually missed with not having a 2k screen on an iPhone 7 plus?

    Quote Originally Posted by jjayr41 View Post
    I came from android as well and going from 6p to 7+. I've had a few of the phones with 2k screens as well before the 6p. Really you don't notice much going from 2k to 1080p. Besides the fact that you can't watch youtube in 4k or whatever.
    Yep, I'm using a Nexus 6p at the moment as well - best phone I've ever used, thus far.
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    Default Re: What is actually missed with not having a 2k screen on an iPhone 7 plus?

    Quote Originally Posted by Quis89 View Post
    You'll lose the ability to say you have a 2K screen.

    Then you'll go back to enjoying your iPhone 7 Plus.

    No excuses need. Just try one. If you enjoy it great. If you don't, then at least you tried. The screen on the 7 Plus is awesome on it's own, IMO. I encourage you to make the leap. And we will be here to answer any questions you have while doing so.
    Thanks!! Here's to hoping!
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    Default Re: What is actually missed with not having a 2k screen on an iPhone 7 plus?

    Well I've had the galaxy s7 edge and now the 7 plus. To me the screen is as beautiful on this one as it was on the Samsung. Could even say that wider colour range or whatever the name was pushes this screen past the s7e.
    Android phone makers has to compete with numbers because they wouldn't sell as easily otherwise.
    Go for it, you won't regret I think
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    Default Re: What is actually missed with not having a 2k screen on an iPhone 7 plus?

    I miss the blacks on AMOLED+ displays. To get the crispness right on a 5.5" + SuperAMOLED panel needs 2560x1440. I can't wait until they are 4096x2160. I have 20/15 vision and code on a 15" 3840x2160 laptop at 100% as well. Sitting at someone's desk with a 27" 1920x1080 display makes my eyes hurt instantly.
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    Default Re: What is actually missed with not having a 2k screen on an iPhone 7 plus?

    As someone mentioned, you'll lose the "true black" of the AMOLED display. The loss of the resolution is not that big, considering that you have a PenTile matrix display on the AMOLED displays, which means each pixel only has two sub-pixels (either a green and then either a red or blue) compared to having all three sub-pixels on an LCD display.
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    Default Re: What is actually missed with not having a 2k screen on an iPhone 7 plus?

    I didn't notice much of a difference coming from the Nexus 6p. The blacks were better but the 7+ screen is good and gets much brighter than the 6p.

    If were comparing to an S7 edge or the Note 7 though, the 7+ screen isn't as bright or vibrant but it is still very good and I didn't have an issue with it.
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    Default Re: What is actually missed with not having a 2k screen on an iPhone 7 plus?

    I didn't come from android so probably no help here, but I will say that I noticed a huge difference in the screen quality almost right away. It's more noticeable with pictures full of bright colors.
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    Default Re: What is actually missed with not having a 2k screen on an iPhone 7 plus?

    As already said...you might miss the blacks and vividness but it'll go away as you use it over few days. With increased colour gamut, you'll enjoy iPhone 7 screen as much as any high end Android phone.
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    Default Re: What is actually missed with not having a 2k screen on an iPhone 7 plus?

    Well, I did it.... I went to Best Buy, and they had ONE silver 256GB iPhone 7 Plus in stock. It's now mine!

    I look forward to this adventure!

    I love this community already!
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    Default Re: What is actually missed with not having a 2k screen on an iPhone 7 plus?

    Nice to hear. Please share later your first impressions with us
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    Default Re: What is actually missed with not having a 2k screen on an iPhone 7 plus?

    Just to add I went and exchanged my 2nd perfectly running and awesome Note 7 at the Sprint store on tuesday morning and picked up the Iphone 7 plus 256gig in jet black. Overall I'm getting used to it and some things I miss from android/samsung but this is a great device as well in it's own way. I've been with android since the G1 back when I was with Tmobile so this is a pretty big change but my kids have Iphones and like all kids love apple/ios ecosystem so it's not completely foreign to me. I do miss the vibrancy of the super amoled display on samesung devices but this is a great display in it's own right as well. I do not miss the resolution difference at all since this is super sharp and crisp as well.

    I can't help but still feel bad about having to give back that awesome device though. I really did not want to give it up since I loved it. That said I really like this IP7plus and it's growing on me little by little. To be honest if samsung would have offered us Note 7 owners say 300.00 or so off the new Note 8 next year I would have probably just gotten an S7edge for now but I really didn't like that phone and it wasn't a real N7 replacement so I decided to go a completely different route and give apple a shot and overall I'm glad I did.

    Now next year when apple releases their new beast 10th anniversary amoled, higher resolution new phones I'm gonna have a hard time deciding between that or a note 8. Ehh I'll figure it out next fall. For now this IP7 is a very nice device and I love the beastly soc the fusion A10 is.

    Forgot to mention the battery on this device is fan-freaking-tastic. I mean seriously this phone sips power whether using it hard or just browsing websites/forums or idle. I'm very happy with the battery life and when needed the SOC kicks in hard core and really is a beast.
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    Default Re: What is actually missed with not having a 2k screen on an iPhone 7 plus?

    Given that I have owned many Android phone and iPhones I can tell the difference between the "retina" 1080p and a 2k OLED Display. That said is it worth the processing power to push those extra pixels around, not really, and it also uses more power to run that display regardless of OLED or not.

    However Apple's biggest failure every year is their quest to make the iPhone thinner (no one is asking for hit) instead of reusing space to add battery capacity. I would like a 2500+mAh battery instead of a 1950mAh battery.

    iPhones do explode as well, but the issues I feel could be directed more at the rapid charging that so many users want given almost every phone now is a sealed battery. I don't find myself wall hugging for a battery, at work I plug in, in the car I'm plugged in, if I am at home I can plug in. I have the USB-C charger kit from Apple and that does the trick.
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    Default Re: What is actually missed with not having a 2k screen on an iPhone 7 plus?

    There isn't that much of a difference in such a small screen. I have the plus and s7 edge so personally not a big difference.
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    Default Re: What is actually missed with not having a 2k screen on an iPhone 7 plus?

    I went from a Nexus 6P to the 7Plus and I cannot notice a difference. I have been saying for a long time, 1080P is plenty for what you can see. You can't tell a difference between 1080 and 2k from normal viewing distance.
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    Default Re: What is actually missed with not having a 2k screen on an iPhone 7 plus?

    Those who pay for the 2k display usually are the ones who claims it is so much better
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    Default Re: What is actually missed with not having a 2k screen on an iPhone 7 plus?

    Quote Originally Posted by Truman82 View Post
    Those who pay for the 2k display usually are the ones who claims it is so much better
    That's also true. I only went with 2k because that is what was offered for the Nexus 6P.

    I have said it before I would like to see a 1080 screen back to Android but that won't happen. It will cut down heat from processing power and better battery life. But on a premium device.
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    Default Re: What is actually missed with not having a 2k screen on an iPhone 7 plus?

    no you don't have a iPhone 7 plus and a galaxy s7 edge. i had the S7 edge before and i had to give it to my wife and bought a iPhone for work.

    galaxy S7 edge screen looks so much better. in everything it looks so much better. i also found the battery life on the edge way better maybe gives me one more hour.
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    Default What is actually missed with not having a 2k screen on an iPhone 7 plus?

    My note 5 screen looks eons better than my 7plus screen to me much crisper and brighter. /shrug

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