iPhone X iPhone X Display uniformity problem

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  1. GeorgeVes macrumors member

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    Hi guys,
    Download this image on your iPhone X - Here - its a dark solid grey background
    In a dark room with brightness set to minimum, and True Tone / Night shift turned OFF ->
    theoretically you should be seeing a uniform grey colour - however many people are seeing:
    [​IMG]
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    Could you repeat this experiment, take photos and post them in this thread please ?
     
  2. diamond.g macrumors 603

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    I would be interested in seeing someone with a Note 8 do the same thing. I suspect that the results would be similar based on how OLED panels work with respect to voltage (brightness).
     
  3. Gryzor macrumors 6502a

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    Look hard enough and you'll find issues with everything. Anybody not happy with their phone and picking faults that don't manifest in daily life, sell it and move on. Otherwise just use it and enjoy it.
     
  4. jamesrick80 macrumors 68020

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    7-980x735.jpg For comparison....here is the note 8 vs the LG V30...note 8 fully uniform
     
  5. Gryzor macrumors 6502a

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    That note 8 is far from fully uniform. It's better than the LG there, but by no means uniform.
     
  6. USC_Gamecock macrumors regular

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    So how does this affect your day to day user experience? Do you stare at the gray screen all day for pleasure? Can you tell a difference when using the phone like normal people?
     
  7. Nozuka macrumors 68000

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    sadly got no other device here to take a picture, but mine is uniform.

    you had me worried there for a second.
     
  8. NewdestinyX macrumors 65816

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    Yep. Same issue on LG and Samsung. Plain to see. Nature of OLED
     
  9. jamesrick80, Nov 6, 2017
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    jamesrick80 macrumors 68020

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    Note 8 is for the most part .......uniform. The iphone X isn't so you rather say its far from uniform when most reviews out there state the note 8 is uniform. The iphone X uniformity is similar to the LG V30.

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  10. AppleMichael macrumors member

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    I noticed my screen isn't great when using the clock app and Spotify.

    IMG_0163.jpg IMG_20171106_073927.jpg IMG_20171106_073920.jpg
     
  11. Charadis macrumors 6502a

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    I tried it and definitely see what your saying. Hard to take a good picture in low light though, still kind of dark this early.

    I’m not sure if it’s permanent tho. Tried multiple times pulling up that grey pic, and I feel like it could be “white” being retained that just needs time to “readjust.” Not sure if that’s making any sense.

    Will try it again later and see if I still see the same or similar variations. I definitely see a much more uniform image on my 7 plus
     
  12. Gryzor macrumors 6502a

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    This is the thing, people don't consider real-world use when it comes to finding faults. They pick on the smallest of things that have practically no impact, but either use it as an excuse to support their buyers remorse or troll.
     
  13. NewdestinyX macrumors 65816

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    Yeah.. these are just the musings of people who are now bored after 1 day of use. It's really silly. Staring at a gray blank screen. Lol.
     
  14. GeorgeVes thread starter macrumors member

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    Well not really. It can be really annoying at night when you use apps with dark mode ( that really is some shade of grey ) -> here's how mine looks with a TV show tracking app [​IMG]
    Most noticeable right next to the notch - this whole screen is uniform when viewed at 40% + brightness
     
  15. Extoll macrumors member

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    Mine goes fully grey almost full black looking.
     
  16. luca.spiga1992 macrumors member

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    [​IMG]
    Open this pic in the gallery with low brightness and move it left and right left and right . U will laugh on how this display has gosthing problems.
     
  17. GeorgeVes thread starter macrumors member

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    At least up until the Note 7 when I switched to iPhone all OLEDs had ghosting. The grey being uneven at low brightness is not troublesome but I can't live happily with my $1000+ X knowing that something I'll never ever see in real life situations is not up to par. :D Might try an exchange
     
  18. shadow82x macrumors 6502

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    Mine looks quite uniform at all brightness levels with OP's image.
     
  19. GeorgeVes thread starter macrumors member

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    Could you guys take a picture at min brightness in a dark room with that pic I provided please ? I want to know how it should look like. For example here's what mine looks like : [​IMG]
     
  20. shadow82x, Nov 7, 2017
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    shadow82x macrumors 6502

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    Honestly, I tried to take a pic but I can't even get it to process because the background is so dark. It just looks like blackness at min brightness.

    If I look SUPER closely I can see a faint patch of darkness towards my right side vs left with the original image but its barely distinguishable.

    Here's a video trying, enjoy.



    Edit - You can see my MacBook Pro display reflect at certain points in the video, I needed some light to film.
     
  21. TheBrokenBee macrumors regular

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    Welcome to the world of AMOLED. Its really a lottery with amoled screens. You can find hundreds of threads about the same issue even with other manufacturers.
     
  22. jlp2979 macrumors 6502a

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    Took the best photo I could with my iPhone 7. For what it’s worth.

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  23. Extoll macrumors member

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    Here’s 2 pictures. One with it set as low as it will go and one with highest. With brightness all the way up it’s looks even in real life. Guess camera picking up light that makes look little uneven
     

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  24. Aydy macrumors regular

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    Its called gadget OCD and is way more common than you think. Don’t blame the OP for “finding faults” because he found one and is here to see if his is unique or others screens are the same.
    Believe me when I say he is not attacking Apple in any way, nor is he likely trolling.

    You can stand down! No need to get defensive nor protective. No ones accusing here friend, just trying to rule out potential issue.

    The guys just trying to figure if his expensive new gadget has a problem or not. Do you have the X, did you check,if your screen is the same. Can you help the OP rather than accuse them of being picky or trolling?
     
  25. torana355 macrumors 68020

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    Err my S8 is completely uniform. Its literally perfect as was my S7 and S6. Those pictures from the OP are really bad, i would take it back for a swap.
     

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