Apple steps forward: what you should know about the iPhone X screen and what can happen to it

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Apple trains and warns users of the OLED screen present on the new iPhone X. What do you need to know?

IPhone X is the future of the smartphone. Apple has been making this statement since the time it announced this edition of the iPhone during the Keynote in September. A few weeks later, the iPhone X is already in stores around the world and since last Friday, November 3 also in the hands of thousands of buyers who have not hesitated to pay the 1,159 that it costs in Spain.

It’s the biggest iPhone revolution since its inception and of course its screen is the protagonist Unquestionable of the new Apple smartphone (well, with the permission of the Animojis, who are having a brutal success on social networks).

Apple leaves the start button behind on the front and is now dominated by a 5.8-inch OLED panel that offers very high brightness, very striking colors and almost infinite contrast. However, OLED panels also have peculiarities and with them some medium and long-term drawbacks. Those from Cupertino have decided to get ahead of the dramas by publishing clarifications on how OLED technology works, the visual changes that can appear and what can happen under some conditions, such as maintaining a static image for long periods of time.

What the OLED screen of iPhone X offers

Apple calls its screen on the iPhone X Super Retina and, to remember, it is a 5.8-inch diagonal panel with a resolution of 2,4361,125 pixels, capable of reproducing content in high dynamic range (HDR) and with True technology. Tone.

Apple has entrusted the work of manufacturing this screen to Samsung, Since the South Korean giant has extensive experience with OLED technology, which it has been perfecting on its own smartphones for years. In recent weeks ink rivers have run due to the problems of the OLED screens of the Google Pixel 2 XL (P-OLED, in particular). These panels, manufactured by LG, are the reason why the terminal is not practically perfect, as we discussed in our in-depth analysis.

Blue tones when looking at the screen with a slight angle, muted colors, strange textures, element retention problems after a few days of use Happen or the same thing happen on iPhone X?

At the moment the answer to this question is NO. The iPhone X does not suffer from these problems, as does the Pixel 2 (smaller, with a screen made by Samsung). However, we already know that any failure that is related to Apple devices is magnified and that is why the company has decided to go ahead.

On its support page it explains how OLED panels are characterized by having infinite contrast thanks to the fact that each pixel is individually illuminated, thus achieving truly pure blacks. However, OLED technology can also cause, when looking at the screen at an angle, small changes in color and tone. Apple warns users by confirming that this is normal behavior for this technology and not a defect in their iPhone X.

Will the iPhone X screen burn?

Another consequence of OLED screens (and which is also present in panels with other technologies) is the burned image (a perpetual effect) or retention of items (which is temporary).

In other words, remnants of an image that had been shown previously appear on the screen and that is caused mainly when something is fixed for a long period of time (for example, in the Pixel 2 XL it happens with the navigation buttons, which they are always in the same place).

According to Apple, this can happen on the iPhone X, but with prolonged use of the smartphone, that is, perhaps within a few years. Even so, from Cupertino they assure that the screen has been designed with the highest demands to maintain quality and have taken measures in iOS 11 to avoid these effects.

Apple tips for maintaining the Super Retina display

These are Apple’s recommendations to avoid burning or possible retention on the iPhone X screen:

  • Always keep the software updated. This is obvious, always install the latest version of iOS 11, since measurements can be taken at the system level, for example, imperceptibly moving the fixed elements to use different pixels.
  • Use automatic brightness. Apple recommends activating this option so that it is the iPhone itself that determines the brightness level of the screen at all times, depending on the ambient light. This setting can be found in Settings> General> Accessibility> Display settings.
  • Establishshorter waiting periods. That is, if you don’t need to keep the iPhone X screen on, set it to turn off automatically after a few seconds. You have it in Settings> Display and brightness> Automatic lock.
  • Finally, avoid having static images at full screen brightness for long periods.

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