iPhone X motion blur?

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  1. mlopes010 macrumors newbie

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    Love the phone. However, getting used to the screen. Anyone notice a 2-3 pixel lag/blur when scrolling? Maybe an OLED refresh issue? Here is a clear test. Go to "Settings", focus on the word "General" and scroll up and down. The word "General" becomes quite blurry. I confirmed this on another iPhone X. Now I cannot stop seeing this happening everywhere, Safari, Mail, Etc.

    Is this what to expect from this screen? I may need to return as it makes me crazy.
     
  2. fyun89 macrumors 6502

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    I’m definitely noticing this too.

    I was watching something using my old iPhone 6 plus and iPhone X together for conparison purposes and he 6 plus was noticably smoother...

    I cant believe +1000 phone have such a noticable motion blur than a 4 years old phone
     
  3. Septembersrain Contributor

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    This is a normal thing for OLED. My V30 does it, albeit only noticeable when brightness is below 15%. Even more so if I'm using a night mode.

    Have you checked it using TT on and off? TT makes the screen more yellow like my night mode for my V30. This makes it more pronounced.
     
  4. ZEEN0j macrumors 65816

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    Oled displays should have almost no motion blur compared to led. I know night shift can cause motion blur. Maybe True Tone can as well.
     
  5. diamond.g macrumors 603

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    I agree with @Septembersrain. It is way more noticeable in my Nexus 6 and my X when the brightness is really low. Kick up the brightness a bit and it goes away.
     
  6. tromboneaholic Suspended

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    Motion blur makes action look smoother, but you said the 6 plus was smoother. I don’t think that word means what you think it means.
     
  7. Faelan macrumors regular

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    Looks like the X OLED panel uses pulse width modulation (PWM). From what I can gather, all phone OLED panels use PWM currently. Apple LCD panels do not use this anymore. It’s most likely the reason for the artifacts you are seeing. PWM is a big no-no to some people who are sensitive to this. It can cause eye strain or even headaches. To most people, its a non-issue, so no need to panic yet. It’s not an OMG-gate thing. Just something to keep in mind.
     
  8. iMarietto macrumors newbie

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    thanks, really precious info! I'm back to 8 plus also because of this "flickering", usually I'm with very low brightness level, and it was a messy on iPhone X :(
    Hope to see in the future an OLED display without PWM issue, or I will stay forever with last apple LCD phone :D
     
  9. serialiphoneuser macrumors regular

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    2018 LCD + ProMotion display is going to be incredible.
     
  10. iMarietto macrumors newbie

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    top class iPhone will never be LCD I'm afraid... :(
    hope to see soon microled technology
     
  11. fyun89 macrumors 6502

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    I dont think you understand what motion blur is.

    You know the “soap opera” effect in more expensive TV’s? That has less motion blur compared to other TVs with less refresh rate because of their high refresh rate.

    What I am seeing is not smooth or not but ghosting effect behind motion being displayed.
     
  12. iMarietto macrumors newbie

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    it's flickering, not motion blur...and it's something that OLED with PWM shows to sensitive eyes at low brightness
     
  13. tromboneaholic Suspended

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    I know exactly what motion blur is. It is when you view a single frame of video and see the blur of an object in motion. You are posting about framerates now, which is not directly related to motion blur. None of your posts make much sense.
     

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