iPhone X iPhone X Display uniformity problem

GeorgeVes

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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:




Could you repeat this experiment, take photos and post them in this thread please ?
 

diamond.g

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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).
 

USC_Gamecock

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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:




Could you repeat this experiment, take photos and post them in this thread please ?
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?
 

Nozuka

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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.
 

jamesrick80

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

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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
 

Gryzor

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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?
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.
 

NewdestinyX

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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.
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.
 

GeorgeVes

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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

Most noticeable right next to the notch - this whole screen is uniform when viewed at 40% + brightness
 

luca.spiga1992

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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.
 

GeorgeVes

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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
 
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shadow82x

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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.
 
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Aydy

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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.
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?