iPhone X iPhone X shift to red

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by yugioh5d, Dec 21, 2017.

  1. yugioh5d macrumors member

    Mar 20, 2015

    According to Apple the color shifting is the OLED thing. Mine is shifting to light red first then blue.....I saw a few phones that are actually just shift to blue. Is your phone also shift to red first? I'm curious if this red-shift is common.
  2. Eduardboon macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2012
    Mine also shifts to red first. Don’t have any other issues with the phone.
  3. bevsb2 macrumors 65816

    Nov 23, 2012
    Mine shifts to pink first then blue. There is also a barely perceptible pink line (about 1mm) on the right side only when looking at the phone directly. Otherwise the screen is a nice even white. The phone has no functional problems and I'm happy with it.
  4. Eduardboon macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2012
    It’s only a “problem” for maybe a week or two if you start noticing it. But afterwards everyone can get used to it. I have real ocd and notice it all the time, but it’ll go away after a while too :). IPS also tends to pinks shift in my experience.

    Though for the moment it’s still a bit annoying to see yellow head on and a bit of pink at the top or bottom of the screen. Especially on low brightness and no glasses on (near-sighted) where I can see three tints at once.

    Still; no issue on non-whites or in videos and games.
  5. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

    ET iPhone Home

    Oct 5, 2011
    Orange County, California USA
  6. Eduardboon macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2012
    When I look at it dead on the screen is yellow. When I tilt the phone off axis it becomes red/pink and when I tilt it further it becomes blue.

    The pink can also be seen when looking dead on around the yellow.
  7. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

    ET iPhone Home

    Oct 5, 2011
    Orange County, California USA
    Thanks for this explanation.
  8. jlp2979 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2009
    OP, view this thread, you’re not alone.


    Not sure if you’ve seen it already, if not take a look. There’s wild variance with this display and it’s considered normal.

    Some are yellow or very warm head on and quickly shift to perfect white at a slight angle. Then shift to either pink or blue. This really annoyed me in the screens I’ve seen like this.

    Some have pink edges all around and / or shift to pink at an angle. Also hate this screen type because the edges were always pink on ones I had.

    Some are fine head on and range from slight to extreme blue shift at an angle.

    Some shift to pink first and then blue.

    Some have unevenness from top to bottom (pink shift toward top and blueish toward bottom).

    Very subjective re: how much you can tolerate. If it’s too much return it. Personally I hate pink shift and have returned and/or sold phones that suffered from it. Ideally the screen should be neutral head on with a slight blue shift at an angle, in my opinion.
  9. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Most likely the same type of shift you see when entering Night Mode, but to a lesser degree than Night Mode.
  10. Eduardboon macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2012
    My model has the first category. I've compared it to every demo model in my city and all but one of them are in the third category; shift to pink then blue. Not annoying though, since the head-on looks quite white.
    Mine is still quite annoying because it is very yellow head on (even with true tone off) and quickly shifts into pink.
  11. DNichter macrumors 604


    Apr 27, 2015
    Philadelphia, PA
    Yup, OLED's shift. Looks great when using it normally though.
  12. sean000 macrumors 65816


    Jul 16, 2015
    Bellingham, WA
    When I look at my iPhone X in a dark room, with brightness set to lowest (or close to it) I see a slight red/pink cast when looking straight at the phone with a lot of white on the display. If I tilt the phone it shifts to blue. The red/pink color cast is not visible at brighter settings under typical indoor or outdoor lighting. At low light settings it is visible with and without True Tone enabled.

    So most of the time I feel like the iPhone X displays accurate colors that are just a tad more saturated and vibrant than what my iPad Pro displays. Under low light, I’d say my iPad Pro has the better display.

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