1. n00basaurus's Avatar
    One of the main reasons I'm thinking of switching to an iPhone is the screen, but after reading the review from The Verge I'm not so sure.

    "One thing I did note, however, was how much less contrast-heavy the screen looks in comparison to the previous model. The iPhone 4S has a noticeably different color tone, and blacks seem far less dark. This isnt necessarily a bad thing; when comparing Dead Space (a pretty dark game) side-by-side, I found the iPhone 4S display more eye-pleasing. Still, the newer screen definitely has a slightly more green-tinted, washed-out look compared with the older device."

    Is anyone else worried about this?
    10-13-2011 04:24 PM
  2. SMELTN's Avatar
    I seen the same article and that same statement worried me as well. I mean it REALLY looked washed out when seeing the side by side pictures....

    I wonder if it was a bad phone or something?
    10-13-2011 04:27 PM
  3. dcgore's Avatar
    I seen the same article and that same statement worried me as well. I mean it REALLY looked washed out when seeing the side by side pictures....

    I wonder if it was a bad phone or something?
    Probably not. I remember when i made the switch to VZ from ATT, my VZ iphone4 had a brighter, clearer screen than my att iphone 4. The GSM one has a yellowish tint to it and whites look much better on the VZ iphone.

    I am thinking, this is the way the new screens are and we'll have to deal with a greenish tint.
    10-13-2011 04:35 PM
  4. trandz's Avatar
    the screens shouldnt be any different. I'll wait for engadget tipb or phonedog review
    10-13-2011 04:36 PM
  5. Jellotime91's Avatar
    It's impossible to manufacture 2 screens of any type without some slight deviation. They can never be exactly the same.

    One display next to another always makes the other look different, as well.
    10-13-2011 04:37 PM
  6. SMELTN's Avatar
    if I remember correctly didnt we have this same thing happen when the 3g came out or something? I could swear this feels like deja vu all over again
    10-13-2011 04:56 PM
  7. TheCIArr's Avatar
    I'm video and audio snob but it's too hard to tell since that was only one review. I wonder maybe if the minimum brightness has been changed?
    10-13-2011 05:19 PM
  8. Premium1's Avatar
    Maybe they got a bad unit? I mean that was the only review that said anything about the screen.
    10-13-2011 05:34 PM
  9. SMELTN's Avatar
    Maybe they got a bad unit? I mean that was the only review that said anything about the screen.
    thats what I was wondering. I haven't seen any other person who are comparing the 2 devices say anything about that..
    10-13-2011 06:01 PM
  10. sting7k's Avatar
    This has come up even among the iPhone 4, 3GS, and 3G that someone gets a screen that was yellow tinted or not as good looking as what they had before. It's fine.

    From the OP's quote - "I found the iPhone 4S display more eye-pleasing"

    Is that a typo or why is the reviewer contradicting him/herself?
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    10-13-2011 06:06 PM
  11. Premium1's Avatar
    This has come up even among the iPhone 4, 3GS, and 3G that someone gets a screen that was yellow tinted or not as good looking as what they had before. It's fine.

    From the OP's quote - "I found the iPhone 4S display more eye-pleasing"

    Is that a typo or why is the reviewer contradicting him/herself?
    He also said that blacks don't look as black which actually may be better atleast in the game demo he shows it makes it easier to see. Atleast for me that is a good thing.
    10-13-2011 06:11 PM
  12. n00basaurus's Avatar
    Maybe they got a bad unit? I mean that was the only review that said anything about the screen.
    I hope so.
    10-13-2011 11:57 PM
  13. ebedoun's Avatar
    Has anyone else noticed a lighter contrast display on their 4S as compared to a iPhone4?

    I notice when I take a photo and then upload it or send it to my wife's iPhone 4...it looks darker and more crisp than it does on the screen of my 4S.

    I was also looking at this same review:
    iPhone 4S review | This is my next...
    10-16-2011 05:24 PM
  14. SMELTN's Avatar
    Has anyone else noticed a lighter contrast display on their 4S as compared to a iPhone4?

    I notice when I take a photo and then upload it or send it to my wife's iPhone 4...it looks darker and more crisp than it does on the screen of my 4S.

    I was also looking at this same review:
    iPhone 4S review | This is my next...
    yeap everyone is talking about that.
    10-16-2011 05:36 PM
  15. ame's Avatar
    I dunno, my screen on this 4s is actually nicer than the one on both of my iphone4.
    10-16-2011 05:50 PM
  16. ebedoun's Avatar
    yeap everyone is talking about that.
    I've seen some talk about it, but not tooo much.

    I'll have to compare it to the screen on my Boss's 4S in the morning. He is new the iPhone and is amazed by the screen.

    While the screen is still amazing looking on my 4S, The only thing that bugs me is that a photo I take looks brighter and a tad washed out compared to any other display I look at that same photo on.
    10-16-2011 05:54 PM
  17. Rocktapus's Avatar
    I dunno, my screen on this 4s is actually nicer than the one on both of my iphone4.
    i feel the same way. the retina display on my ipod touch rarely ever "wow"ed me. but using the 4S...its crispness was very apparent, especially when using the camera app.
    10-16-2011 08:54 PM
  18. Premium1's Avatar
    I've seen some talk about it, but not tooo much.

    I'll have to compare it to the screen on my Boss's 4S in the morning. He is new the iPhone and is amazed by the screen.

    While the screen is still amazing looking on my 4S, The only thing that bugs me is that a photo I take looks brighter and a tad washed out compared to any other display I look at that same photo on.
    That is going to happen when you switch between displays of different quality the picture will look different on each
    10-16-2011 09:03 PM
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