WilliamG

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I wonder if it’s because OLED pixels have near instant response times. So because it’s too sharp when it scrolls? LCDs blur this more because of their slower pixel response times.

Either way, I don’t like it!
 

Nozuka

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Definitely botheres me too. Mostly visible on black text scrolling with white background. Settings app for example
 

WilliamG

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Definitely botheres me too. Mostly visible on black text scrolling with white background. Settings app for example

Yes. It's less noticeable on black sites with white text.
[doublepost=1509777371][/doublepost]Am I the only one that thinks that OLED is just a bad choice for a small mobile device? I love my OLED TV, but for a phone... jeez. The compromises are insane... If you watch movies or TV shows on your phone all day - fine - OLED wins. For web pages and email and color uniformity on white? Give me the iPhone 7 Plus LCD any day of the week..
 

ngaham

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Anyone else notice a curious byproduct of scrolling up and down text is...like an interlacing of the text?

It’s quite noticeable if you know what I’m talking about. Very strange.

Anyone else?

I came here looking for someone else experiencing this. My only complaint so far.
 
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torana355

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Yes. It's less noticeable on black sites with white text.
[doublepost=1509777371][/doublepost]Am I the only one that thinks that OLED is just a bad choice for a small mobile device? I love my OLED TV, but for a phone... jeez. The compromises are insane... If you watch movies or TV shows on your phone all day - fine - OLED wins. For web pages and email and color uniformity on white? Give me the iPhone 7 Plus LCD any day of the week..
Good point but on the latest generation Samsung AMOLED panels the issues you are pointing out don't really exist. No interlacing of text and no off axis image colour shift unless at crazy angles.
 

WilliamG

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Good point but on the latest generation Samsung AMOLED panels the issues you are pointing out don't really exist. No interlacing of text and no off axis image colour shift unless at crazy angles.

OK well the last part is simply not true. My neighbor has an S8 and the color shift is insane.
 

torana355

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OK well the last part is simply not true. My neighbor has an S8 and the color shift is insane.
He may have a bad unit, I can tell you mine does not exhibit it unless at angles at least over 35 degrees. Also read any review and they will all tell you the S8 and Note 8 have great off axis colour. The pixel 2 XL on the other hand...
 

mds1256

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Get this too, I also have noticed that if I watch a video that I recorded at 1080p60 then as I am moving on the video there is a clear judder. Doesn’t look great. Didn’t have this on my iPhone 7, it looked reallly smooth on that.
 

redno421

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same issue here. Especially noticeable when brightness is set to low at night. Definitely interlacing / jaggy scrolling effect when reading black text on white background. Turning brightness up slightly improves this. I checked the local Target and Best Buy today and noted the same issue on the demo units. This is unfortunate. Hopefully Apple can improve with software update. I am glad that it was not just me though as I was preparing to make a genius appt. thanks!
 

Felix Martinez

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I noticed it immediately as well. Would be nice to have a motion blur option for text scrolling (n/a for video or game graphics), for ex an “off-low-high” motion blur display setting.
 

Low country

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I wonder if it’s because OLED pixels have near instant response times. So because it’s too sharp when it scrolls? LCDs blur this more because of their slower pixel response times.

Either way, I don’t like it!

Doubt it....My Note 8 doesn't exhibit this and it an OLED. Not trolling, I have plenty of Apple crap, including an iPhone 8. But the X is an atrocity.
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Simple solution scroll very slowly. Problem solved. And it works cross platform.
How slow can you scroll?

"You're holding it wrong"

Thats right......lets completely change the normal usage of a smartphone because Apple screwed up......again.
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It is a function of OLED technology. Same with all flagship android phones.

Wrong.
 
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