Fendrix69

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I was noticing a slight unevenness in tint and brightness on my new Iphone XS. It was distracting and I decided to do a little research and see if If it was just mine.

Eventually I found an old thread on this forum and decided to test my display with the 5% black image and I’m freaking out with the results.

what do you guys think? I have already returned another iphone that had a huge gap around the frame where I could insert a two sheets of paper.

this ridiculous degree of unevenness only show with this image though not with 100% black,the clock app, Spotify or any other grey background.

I have been purchasing apple products for more than 23 years and IMO the quality control is so random these days that I hate the idea of playing the panel lottery but if everyone’s iPhone XS is better than mine I guess my chances of getting a better build are really high.

please let me know what you think, thanks
 

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fitgirl

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I was noticing a slight unevenness in tint and brightness on my new Iphone XS. It was distracting and I decided to do a little research and see if If it was just mine.

Eventually I found an old thread on this forum and decided to test my display with the 5% black image and I’m freaking out with the results.

what do you guys think? I have already returned another iphone that had a huge gap around the frame where I could insert a two sheets of paper.

this ridiculous degree of unevenness only show with this image though not with 100% black,the clock app, Spotify or any other grey background.

I have been purchasing apple products for more than 23 years and IMO the quality control is so random these days that I hate the idea of playing the panel lottery but if everyone’s iPhone XS is better than mine I guess my chances of getting a better build are really high.

please let me know what you think, thanks
Looks fine to me I’ve seen much worse
 
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Fendrix69

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thanks a lot, only minor imperfections are noticeable during normal use and I have the feeling it’s somehow improved a bit specially tint shift. It’s mainly that 5% black image that looks worse than anyone who has posted here.

I guess I will just keep it. Thanks again ?‍♂️
 
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Lekro

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These kind of things usually not worth the hassle. I had my story with a similar issue and it was painful to say the least. You can look it up it’s under the threads I created…. not a happy place.
 
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Fendrix69

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Update:

now if I record or try to take a pictures of the iPhone XS display with my camera (iphone8) I’m getting banding / flickering I wasn’t getting before.. very weird

 
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now i see it

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Apple is still trying to figure out how to implement OLED screens in iPhones and the Xs is only the second generation. Hopefully over time (2022?) they'll have gotten their game together enough to provide a screen comparable to android phones.

Off axis tint shift happens to all OLED screens, even Samsung Galaxy and Google Pixels.

You can't really decide anything about banding & flickering by taking a video of an OLED screen. The camera taking the video is capturing a frame every 1/30th of a second and can easily sync to the refresh rate of the other phone making it look all screwed up. Like a strobe light shining on a spinning wheel.
 
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Apple is still trying to figure out how to implement OLED screens in iPhones and the Xs is only the second generation. Hopefully over time (2022?) they'll have gotten their game together enough to provide a screen comparable to android phones.

Off axis tint shift happens to all OLED screens, even Samsung Galaxy and Google Pixels.

You can't really decide anything about banding & flickering by taking a video of an OLED screen. The camera taking the video is capturing a frame every 1/30th of a second and can easily sync to the refresh rate of the other phone making it look all screwed up. Like a strobe light shining on a spinning wheel.
thanks yea I think you are right, but it is strange that it did not show yesterday under the same lighting conditions.

what concerns me the most is the unevenness in the black levels at 5% black. IMO It looks so much worse than anyone else who has posted here in other threads. This has a subtle and barely noticeable impact on normal use but it is definitely present.

When using The iPhone it feels like there is something wrong that you cannot put the finger on.
 
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FlyingDutch

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I was noticing a slight unevenness in tint and brightness on my new Iphone XS. It was distracting and I decided to do a little research and see if If it was just mine.

Eventually I found an old thread on this forum and decided to test my display with the 5% black image and I’m freaking out with the results.

what do you guys think? I have already returned another iphone that had a huge gap around the frame where I could insert a two sheets of paper.

this ridiculous degree of unevenness only show with this image though not with 100% black,the clock app, Spotify or any other grey background.

I have been purchasing apple products for more than 23 years and IMO the quality control is so random these days that I hate the idea of playing the panel lottery but if everyone’s iPhone XS is better than mine I guess my chances of getting a better build are really high.

please let me know what you think, thanks
For me it is a perfectly working iPhone.
But I’m sure you are going to return the phone anyway.


ps: after seeing the video I don’t know if it is working or not. Never seen something like that.

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Apple is still trying to figure out how to implement OLED screens in iPhones and the Xs is only the second generation. Hopefully over time (2022?) they'll have gotten their game together enough to provide a screen comparable to android phones.

Off axis tint shift happens to all OLED screens, even Samsung Galaxy and Google Pixels.

You can't really decide anything about banding & flickering by taking a video of an OLED screen. The camera taking the video is capturing a frame every 1/30th of a second and can easily sync to the refresh rate of the other phone making it look all screwed up. Like a strobe light shining on a spinning wheel.
A screen comparable to Android phones ? Lol... iPhone display is the best on the market, and only Note 10 and Pixel 4 are on the same level.
 
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