iPhone XS Max Any way to win the OLED lottery?

stafil

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I need to buy an XS Max for a family member.

Is there anything I can do to increase my chances of getting a good display with no off axis color shift?

Maybe specific color/model/store?

I got a space grey 64GB but the shift is so bad that when I hold it in my hand and open a white page the top is blueish and the bottom yellowish.
 
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now i see it

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They all do it.
Look at all the demos in the store.
There's a 100% chance of getting some degree of off axis color shift on any Apple OLED screen.
You could purchase a phone in the store, then turn it on right there to verify.
 
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stafil

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They all do it.
Look at all the demos in the store.
There's a 100% chance of getting some degree of off axis color shift on any Apple OLED screen.
You could purchase a phone in the store, then turn it on right there to verify.
They all do, but only up to a degree. The one I bought for me, when it initially came out has the off-axis shift as well, but it is nowhere as close as the one I got yesterday for my dad.

So I was wondering if someone has managed to track it down to specific models/factories/colors or whatever.
 

1rottenapple

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I need to buy an XS Max for a family member.

Is there anything I can do to increase my chances of getting a good display with no off axis color shift?

Maybe specific color/model/store?

I got a space grey 64GB but the shift is so bad that when I hold it in my hand and open a white page the top is blueish and the bottom yellowish.
Dude ask yourself if the family will even notice it.
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Question...Does the person you’re getting the phone for know what “off axis colour shift” is?
Exactly!!!!!

I was showing my gf tru tone display and how brilliant I think the concept is and she was like, I don’t get it. Ughhhhhhhh

My sister and best friend have iPhones and they don’t know what the heck I’m talking about.
 

Relentless Power

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Realistically, the only way of actually knowing it’s purchasing a phone and testing it. Even if it’s noticed with the axis shift, I don’t necessarily think it’s grounds just to return it, depending on the severity.
 

stafil

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I didn’t mean to start another thread about OLED screen color debate. We already have one. I was genuinely only interested to know if there was some way to get a “good” one.
 

stafil

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Dude ask yourself if the family will even notice it.
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Exactly!!!!!

I was showing my gf tru tone display and how brilliant I think the concept is and she was like, I don’t get it. Ughhhhhhhh

My sister and best friend have iPhones and they don’t know what the heck I’m talking about.
Doesn’t matter if they notice or not.

Let me reverse the question, would any employee in Apple ever have dared to give Jobs an iPhone that was even slightly flawed?

Apple was build on the premise of perfection and that’s what I learned to expect from every one of their products.
 

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Doesn’t matter if they notice or not.

Let me reverse the question, would any employee in Apple ever have dared to give Jobs an iPhone that was even slightly flawed?

Apple was build on the premise of perfection and that’s what I learned to expect from every one of their products.
I’m sorry but Steve Jobs is freakn dead who gives two xjstd what he would think.. Love how people keep digging him up. How about saying would an Apple employee dare to give Santa a iPhone that is even slightly flawed..
 

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Doesn’t matter if they notice or not.

Let me reverse the question, would any employee in Apple ever have dared to give Jobs an iPhone that was even slightly flawed?

Apple was build on the premise of perfection and that’s what I learned to expect from every one of their products.
It sort of does matter. Does it count as a flaw if the user isn't even aware of it? You're just causing yourself stress over nothing.
 

stafil

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I’m sorry but Steve Jobs is freakn dead who gives two xjstd what he would think.. Love how people keep digging him up. How about saying would an Apple employee dare to give Santa a iPhone that is even slightly flawed..
Sorry to be the one to break it to you, but Santa isn’t just dead, Santa never existed, it’s all fictional. You’ve been living a lie. I thought that if you are old enough to be using the internet you must be old enough to know about Santa.
 

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There is an OLED lottery?
Oh sure! Just need to be an elite Apple customer.

But the really special customers have access to the secret Apple Stores, where all the flawless products are obtainable. These shops are where Elvis and Steve Jobs get their phones.

:p
 

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Sorry to be the one to break it to you, but Santa isn’t just dead, Santa never existed, it’s all fictional. You’ve been living a lie. I thought that if you are old enough to be using the internet you must be old enough to know about Santa.
Santa:(! Damn, so the Easter Bunny is still coming right. :cool:
 

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OP but i thought OLED is trash...why would you help a family member get a OLED phone?
 

stafil

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OP but i thought OLED is trash...why would you help a family member get a OLED phone?
It’s trash for my eyes. They are not so sensitive and don’t use the phone 10hours a day like I do.

One guy’s trash is another guy’s treasure.
 

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It’s trash for my eyes. They are not so sensitive and don’t use the phone 10hours a day like I do.

One guy’s trash is another guy’s treasure.
You use your phone for 10 hours a day? Naturally your eyes are going to be fatigued staring at display for that amount of time, assuming it’s not obviously on a consistent basis. Perhaps consider the XR with the LCD Retina display.
 
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