It’s even worse if you’re in a dark environment because these bursts don’t take into account the brightness settings and are pretty annoying for your eyes, too.
This is because whether you realize it or not, HDR (high dynamic range) videos are being shared more and more on social platforms, and when your phone plays them, the display becomes what Apple calls “true color and contrast” with HDR. What you’ll notice more than anything is that your screen gets too bright whether you want it or not.
Instagram Reels videos break the balance of the iPhone!
Premium smartphones have been able to record HDR video for several years. Apple prefers Dolby Vision while Samsung prefers HDR10 Plus. But these companies obviously don’t teach customers well where and when the feature is really useful and when it’s better to leave it.
Many people leave the camera app at default settings, and in this scenario, your iPhone will happily capture concert recordings or vacation memories in HDR. HDR actually delivers pretty good results, and when used for the right scenes, the resulting videos are stunning. But when you upload these videos to apps like Instagram, you might not expect the screen brightness to be as bright as the sun for anyone watching with an HDR-capable iPhone.