Q. Re: iPhone 4 brightness

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mc2thearson, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. mc2thearson macrumors member

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    K. So I have a 32g iPhone 4 bought on the Canadian release day last year.

    My girlfriend just bought a 16g iPhone 4 a couple days ago...

    So here's the question. Why is her screen (slightly) brighter than mine?

    Side by side, brightness settings maxed on both phones and there is a noticeable difference between the two.

    Are my pixels fading? What gives.

    Thoughts? Theories?
     
  2. sentinelsx macrumors 68010

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    Do you have a shield/protector on your screen?
     
  3. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    I assume one of the phones (probably yours) has a defective backlight. If possible, try compare your phones with a third one. The backlight should be fairly cheap to replace/repair, so look around for someone who fixes iPhones in your area, or even try do it yourself.
     
  4. mc2thearson thread starter macrumors member

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    Good suggestion, I will try that. If I do have a defective backlight that would obviously be covered by AppleCare (which I have) right?

    Also to answer the other question from above. No screen protector on either phone, no.
     
  5. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    Yeah it would be covered by Apple Care assuming it's not the result of water damage.
     
  6. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    i don't think it's a defective backlight. i think it's to be expected that some iphone screens will be brighter than others.
     
  7. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    That's why I suggested comparing it with a third phone. Either way, Apple should be able to tell him if there is a problem or not.
     
  8. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    Why not go into your local cellfone outlet that has working demo models on display and compare yours to theirs.

    I find that in the uk all the demo models brightness levels have been cranked upto 100% probably in order to catch consumers attention.

    I looked at my local display ones when I noticed my screen tint was warmer than the blue hue ones on display. {The yellow tint some iphone 4's have }

    I noticed that my screen brightness does not have to be up as high as the blue hue ones !

    If your screen is failing in anyway then make an appointment with your apple genius bar and they will swap the unit probably for a refurb one as your over the 30 days cut off point. The refurb ones are reported to be in mint working condition so dont be worried about that !

    If they do swap it then check to see if you are getting a yellow tint iphone 4 as some do not like them after using the blue hue version !
     

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