Any changes to screen resolution on iPhone 6S?

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  1. Ddrumbum

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    Apple must have done something with the screen resolution on the 6S plus. I have the 6 plus and I am comparing both phones, watching the same movie on netflix(Exeter)and the resolution on the 6S plus is so much better. Deeper blacks, more vibrant colors, more depth and just sharper detail. Or am I just loosing my mind?
     
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    What you comparing it to?
     
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  3. Ddrumbum

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    The 6 plus
     
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    Sorry I have both the 6 plus and 6S plus
     
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    I had them both, didn't really look at the screen side by side but I love my iPhone 6s Plus it's fast that finger print reader is crazy fast...
     
  6. Ddrumbum

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    It is! I can't put the damn thing down since I got it.
     
  7. Rafagon

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    The resolution on the 6 Plus and the 6s Plus is the same: 1920 x 1080.

    So is everything else about the displays, on the surface, at least according to what Apple is telling us:

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    I still don't understand why the contrast ratio has to be slightly better on the smaller-screen (non-Plus) version of both the 6 and 6s. But it's a tiny difference, perhaps undiscernible.
     
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    Either due to the higher resolution screen blocking out more of the light than the lower resolution screen, or due to a higher black level. The more pixels you cram in there, the more light you have to shove through to get the same brightness, so either they've stopped just short of the same brightness level to save battery, or the brighter backlight is raising the black level.
     
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    What color is your iPhone 6 Plus and what color is the 6S Plus? I had the silver 6 Plus and went to the 6S Plus in Space grey and it seems to me that the colors are better but I figured it was due to the black front on the new phone.
     
  10. Ddrumbum

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    I have a gold 6 plus and silver 6S plus
     
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    I'm not sure if it's the camera or the display but the colors are way off. Apple is known to be pretty accurate when it comes to its displays so this concerns me. Anybody else notice?

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    What was that on your iPhone's screen at the moment you took the photo… the view through the viewfinder, or the final, captured photo? Ignore that, it's obviously the viewfinder since all the options are listed (Slow-Mo, Video, Photo, etc.). I was experiencing a brainfart. So, if you tap and take the photo, does it get better? Maybe what the viewfinder shows is only meant to be a preview, and not representative of the final results after the photo is snapped.

    I also noticed you had HDR off… what if you allow HDR to do a bit of fixing-upping? :) Does it get any better?
     
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    That's what I'm trying to figure out if it's the display or camera. HDR isn't live because it has to capture multiple exposures to produce an HDR image. The live image on the display just seems muted compared to real life. If the live image is not representative of true life colors, it will be difficult to perform color correction to get optimum results for the final image. A good example is Samsung OLED displays which are over saturated so what may seem like a colorful photo may not be true if viewed on a color corrected display.
     
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    Upload the pic to your computer and view it.
     
  15. ZR_Yancy

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    I can try that when I get home.
     
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    The other possibility is you're getting higher bitrate video from netflix on the 6S+ as opposed to the 6+.
     
  17. Ddrumbum

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    I was thinking maybe that was the case. Watching anything on my new 6S plus looks better than my iPad Air 2 as well!
     

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