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    iPhone 4 Retina Display Question

    I'd like to hear from others who are using the iPhone 4, and that are, shall we say... getting along in age, or have imperfect eyesight. Do you find it easier to read the iPhone's very high res display (better than virtually all the competition) or, is the larger text with less resolution easier to read (like on competing products with 4.3" displays)?

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    I imagine a larger display with larger letter would be easier to read for someone with ageing eyes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrRomeo View Post
    I imagine a larger display with larger letter would be easier to read for someone with ageing eyes.
    Well, I'm in the "aging eye" category and on computer monitors I often find it easier to read very high res screens than low res screens, even with somewhat larger text. Hence, the question about the iPhone specifically. This is one thing that still has me a little "on the fence".

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    Might be different on the computer, but you are talking about a very small screen. Best thing to do is visit a Apple store and give it a go there before you buy.

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    The iPhone has global font size settings that you set font sizes of Base,20,24,32,40,48,56pt which is huge, this is coming from a 44yo that wears reading glasses when needed.

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    As someone with 54 year old eyes I find it easier to view ip4 than my old 3GS

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    This is subjective. Take a look at both befofe you buy and go from there.

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    I'm well into my senior years with corrected vision.

    I just compared my iPhone4 and my wife's iPhone3G. To me, based on a sample size of 1, the iPhone4 is easier to read with smaller text than the iPhone3G. Not sure why; however, the 3G background seemed to be comparatively washed out which was distracting, and the text seemed a bit blurry even though the text was slightly larger.

    So, I would say larger text with less resolution is less easy to read.

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    My eyes are not aging (yet) lol. But I still find it way easier to read the iPhone 4 then the 3GS or even the Xperia that I had.

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    iPhone 4 is definitely a lot easier to read than the previous iPhones, simply due to the enhanced contrast and resolution of the Retina Display.

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    As a 42-year-old who already has to wear bifocals (hey kids....DON'T GET OLD!), the iPhone 4 is far easier to read than the 3GS I just upgraded from. I have to have my magnifying part of my lens made stronger so I could keep my glasses on while reading the 3GS. No such problems on the 4. I'd actually purchased an iPad a few months ago because of the larger screen.

    Higher res FTW.

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    My parents have both used my iPhone 4 and they have aging eyes. They both have mentioned its clarity and that its easy to read.
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