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iPhone Display Color Temperature Comparison


hi everyone Aaron here for ZolloTech and
recently I’ve been getting a lot of messages saying that the color
temperature on the newest iPhones might be a little bit yellowish and maybe some
of the colors aren’t accurate or people are concerned about buying them and
they’ve been pointing me to either different forums or they’ve just been
commenting or emailing me directly so I thought we’d take a look at Apple’s
current lineup and see how they compare with different whites on the display
maybe a couple other colors and also compare them with some Android phones as
well so what we have here is the iPhone 8 the iPhone 8 plus the iPhone XR
the iPhone 11 the iPhone 11 Pro in the iPhone 11 Pro max and this is the
current offering from Apple if you were to go to their store or go to their
website and buy something new the XS the XS Max those phones are no longer
sold new same with the iPhone X you might be able to get them refurbished or
left over at different stores but this is Apple’s current lineup and so if
you’re familiar with Apple you’ll know that they’re oled displays are
manufactured by Samsung to their specifications so Apple says I want this
spec of display and they make that display the same is true of their LCDs
but often times LG was one of their LCD manufacturers and possibly some other
companies as well now before we take a look at white on all of these in black
and and I also have red blue and gray let’s take a look at the settings I’ll
show you that they’re all the same we have the brightness set to the same so
brightness is basically at the top of this screen mirroring line here they’re
all the same and then I also have all of the settings the same so true tone is
currently turned off on all of them you can see across all the different devices
true tone is off night shift is off and so this should give us a pretty even
playing field and Apple is really known for their color balance displays they’re
usually pretty accurate but let’s take a look at a white background on here so
I’ll go into photos and put a white background it’s the same exact white
background on every single one all of the same wallpapers that I’m using were
airdrop to one another so that they’re all identical so here is the same
wallpaper set on every single device it’s the exact same one
so you can see there is a color temperature difference I would say that
the 11pro in the 11pro max have a little bit of a bluish tint to them the eleven
is a little more neutral or natural and then the ten are and the eight plus may
be a little bit bluish and again the eight is a little different as well now
if I bring in an Android phone such as the pixel this is the pixel for Excel so
let’s expand this same wallpaper out that’s the color temperature of the
pixel for Excel so this holds true across different displays as well
and here’s Samsung’s own s10 so this is considered one of the best displays as
well this is an s10 plus and you can see the display here let’s bring that
wallpaper back out so this gives you an idea that let’s move these phones over
just for a moment because here are the OLED panels from all of these
manufacturers and you’ll see the color temperatures are very different on all
of them so the Samsung may look a little blue yellow to me I’m not sure it’s hard
to say some of the lighting and here may be a little bit difficult to see that as
well they’re all set to about the same brightness as well so the iPhones
definitely have a different color look to them and then if you were to turn on
true tone it would change even more so this gives you an idea that not all
displays are created equally and none of the Android phones have any of the
display modifications turned on and they’re all set to stock so nothing’s
changed of the blue light filters are on or anything else so let’s set the
Android phones up here and slide in the iPhones and show you a couple other
things so if we bring in the next photo here this is gray and let’s do the same
so now you can see the color gray is set on all of these and I would say that to
me the most accurate between different displays I’ve looked at are the 11 Pro
and Pro max the 11 is the least accurate in my opinion and then the three on the
left are a little bit better at least to my eyes in this light now you can see
red set on all the displays now red is going to look a little bit different
based on the camera you’re using currently I’m using a panasonic gh1 the
iPhone 11 Pro Max and the 11pro the colors are very very similar to the
others maybe a little bit darker but not too much different in the camera this
may look a little bit more orange but they look very similar in person now I
have one final color and as you can see blue is set on all the displays and
again this is all very similar so the one that looks the most different to me
anyway is white so everything’s set to white again and I would say that the
11pro and Promax look excellent and in most tests have been found to be very
accurate now if you have incredible color sensitivity then maybe you’ll see
these color shifts but in person you’re not going to see much and again if I go
back home that’s really where unless you have incredible vision you’re not going
to see much of a difference so some people may see it that are more
sensitive to color but others won’t now unfortunately there’s no way to easily
calibrate the colors on an iPhone that’s where something like the Galaxy S ten
that allows you to customize the color temperatures is really handy Apple
allows you to do this on their Macs they could easily bring that into the iPhone
but currently under the settings there’s really not a way to do that they try and
calibrate it for you as far as white and trying to make white paper white and
you’ll see now if I go into white it’s very different it’s going to change it a
little bit more so it just tries to make it more paper white depending on what
you’re doing and for the most part I don’t think it’s a big deal but for
others it’s going to be a huge deal but there’s always color temperature
differences between phones and that could be an iPhone 11 Pro Max and
another iPhone 11 Pro max you may see a difference there so just keep that in
mind I don’t think it’s that big of a deal but wanted to do a quick comparison
and show that to you let me know what you think about the different colors of
the screens in the comments below and if you’d like to get your hands on this
wallpaper of course I’ll link that for you as well if you haven’t subscribed
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as always thanks for watching this is Aaron I’ll see you next time

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