iPhone XR Display Comparison

Hi everyone, Aaron here for Zollotech and
this is the current offering by Apple. I wanted to compare the iPhone XR since many
of you were concerned about the quality of the display. So we have two XR's, we have the iPhone 7,
8 Plus XS and XS Max. So we've got all of the modern phones that
Apple currently offers. Now the whole idea of a high quality retina
display goes back to the iPhone 4 and 4S. This is a 4S, but the idea was for every one
pixel that we had before we are now going to split that one pixel into four. And so in this macro shot you can see that's
actually split into four different pixels in a very small area and that gives us a very
high pixel density. Now that's really what we care about s per
what our eyes can see, not really what is on a spec sheet.

Even though the higher numbers sound impressive
they take more power to actually push those amount of pixels and beyond 300 pixels per
inch most people's eyes connot resolve that, so you are not going to see those pixels. Now take a look at not only the iPhone 4S,
but lets take a look at a macro shot on the XR. And on the XR you'll see around the corner
its kind of got little pixels so that it fades into the corners and that's not an easy thing
to do, but around the notch you'll see there are very small pixels. Now if we move over to something like the
XS, the XS has very very small pixels. It's got a higher pixel density of 458 pixels
per inch. So you're not going to see those as well.

If we move back to the iPhone 8 Plus we're
at 401 pixels per inch and still you're not going to see those with your bare eye. And I wanted to show you the difference between
the displays. Now using the iPhone XR versus the XS Max
is a little bit different . The display is is slightly different due to this bezel on
the side here and the bezel is ok to me, you get used to it very quickly especially if
you're coming from something such as the 7 or 8 Plus. But if you're coming from something like the
XS or the XS Max, well…you'll see there is a slight difference. SO there is a different thickness and it's
very difficult to make and LCD curved around the edges and then also backlit at the same
time. That's why we probably don't have 3D Touch
and now we have Haptic Touch. Now the display looks great off-axis and I'm
going to show you all of these in white in just a moment, but the display looks great
off-axis, it works fine compared to a XS Max. You can see them off-axis angles.

The colors look very accurate and most people
won't notice a difference. If you take a look at some of the words here. The words are not really blurry. Some people are reporting them as blurry especially
if you're holding at a distance like this. if you hold it right up to your face you may
see a little bit of that, but honestly most people are not holding them 6-inches from
their face. So as long as that is taken into consideration. Now one of the other things I mentioned on
Twitter if you are following me there is that this iPad, the 10.5-inch iPad Pro is regarded
as one of the best displays on the market and this has a lower pixel density of 264
pixel per inch. It looks great, text looks crisp, and this
has the Pro Motion display so it's a little smoother. Otherwise it's got a lower pixel density than
the iPhone XR. So if you keep that in mind, I know some people
are a little concerned about this because it is an expensive phone, but you're going
to have to decide whether or not that price is OK based off a spec sheet.

Personally I don't think that spec sheet really
matters if you can't see the pixels. Now some people were concerned you can't play
1080P videos. Let me show you…Here's my unboxing video
of the iPhone XR and if you go here to settings, you'll see we have 1080P 60. That's an option and it goes up to 1080P and
then just scales based on what the display is showing. That's how all of these work and since YouTube
doesn't give us the option to go up to the higher resolution you can't see it on these
anyway. That's YouTube's decision and honestly it
uses more power to use all of those pixels.

So I would rather save the power and have
a decent looking display as well. Now the one thing that is interesting is if
we compare these all in white, lets go to photos here. You'll see here we can see a dramatic difference
between the colors of the display. Now True-tone is turned off and Nigh Shift
is turned off on all of these. We can change the brightness of course, but
they are currently all on auto so I wanted to show you what they do by themselves. And they all seem to be about equally bright,
maybe we could turn this one up a little and if I 3D Touch here or Haptic Touch there you'll
see we don't have True Tone on or Night Shift. Same thing here and…lets see if we can get
this one to come up here.

Well you're not really going to see it on
this one. This one doesn't have True Tone. You get the idea, it's off on all of them,
you get the idea there. Of course on the OLED displays it's going
to look a little bit different; the pixels are much tighter packed and you've got a lot
nicer, deeper blacks. So let me show you a black background. I'll switch all of these to a black background
so you can see the difference. Now all of the backgrounds are set to black
and the difference between the OLED displays and the LCD's is the OLED's actually turn
off pixels where it's black, versus the LCD where it actually has to backlight them and
show you the color. So I don't know if you can see that, but there
is a deeped black on the OLED display. Overall though I think they are very evenly
colored. things look pretty good and I don't think
anyone will be really disappointed with the iPhone XR especially since the XR will give
you better battery life because of the lower resolution display.

The processor doesn't have to work as hard
to push all those pixels and in turn you've got better battery life for a little bit lower
resolution that honestly even though some phones go up to 4K you can't see 4K on these
displays. So you can see a sight difference sometimes
between the XS, the XS Max and these phones, but for the most part anyone coming from an
iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus even though it's a 1080P display I don't think you're going
to notice a difference. As you can see size wise between the 8 Plus
a lot of people were asking about that. There's the size, it's very close, it is a
little bit, a little bit narrower, not much.

But very very close so I think most people
would be very happy with any one of these phones, but the XS, the XS Max and the XR
is fine. Whether or not the XR is worth or not to you,
that's really your determination. But It's a decent value, it's that screen
proposition whether or not an OLED is worth $250 versus this phone. Either way I think they are all good.

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