YouTube now supports HDR video on the Apple iPhone X

Apple iPhone X users should be seeing an improvement in the quality of certain YouTube videos that they view on their phone. That's because YouTube has just added HDR video support for Apple's tenth anniversary model. With HDR, YouTube videos have greater contrast and offer more colors than standard digital video. Besides seeing a large improvement in how a video appears on the phone's screen, YouTube will also display the letters 'HDR' in the quality of the video (for example, '1080p60 HDR'). You can find that information by tapping on a video, tapping the three dots in the right hand corner, and clicking on Quality.

HDR video already came to the Apple iPhone X last year via Netflix. At the same time, Netflix added such support for the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPad Pro models. However, when it comes to Apple's iOS powered handsets, only the Super Retina OLED display on the iPhone X supports HDR. Despite what Apple posts on its website, the Apple iPhone 8 and Apple iPhone 8 displays are not enabled for HDR. Users of the latter two models will see improvements in video quality when watching HDR video, but not to the extent as those using an iPhone X will see. As for the iPad Pro, all models will support HDR video. However, it appears that YouTube has yet to add support for Apple's high-end tablets.

Finding HDR video on YouTube isn't so difficult; the video streamer does offer many such videos, and there are a few dedicated channels with plenty of HDR enabled clips to choose from.

source: MacRumors, iDB

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iPhone X

PhoneArena Score:

9.0

User Score:

8.7
  • Display 5.8 inches 2436 x 1125 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera) 7 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A11 Bionic 3GB RAM
  • Storage 256GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2716 mAh
  • OS iOS 14.x

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