1. Chum's Avatar
    A friend just got a Nexus 4 and the front of it has a strange pattern on the LCD. It is very noticeable when the screen is off. You can still see it when the screen is on and displaying dark colors. The Nexus 4 I own does not have this. What is it?

    I attached a picture. It was somewhat hard to photograph but look at the pattern of rectangles and some other odd shape.

    New Nexus 4 with pattern on screen. What is it?-img.png
    04-03-2013 04:16 PM
  2. ConTejas's Avatar
    Time for your friend to RMA...
    04-03-2013 04:21 PM
  3. frenziedfemale's Avatar
    Your friend removed the screen cover right? If yes, I would take the already given advice and rma
    04-03-2013 04:24 PM
  4. Chum's Avatar
    The picture was taken after the screen cover was removed. Strange, I wonder what that pattern even is? The first thing I thought was that he was playing too much Galaga and it was screen burn-in. LOL
    04-03-2013 04:33 PM
  5. Rizy7's Avatar
    Woah woah woah.. No need to RMA.. Everyone has this on there phone and its called the digitizer. This is most likely seen in direct bright sunlight. The digitizer is visible as it is so close to the front of the screen. This gives us better touch responsiveness but also if your screen gets cracked then unfortunately it will be most likely unresponsive.
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    04-03-2013 04:36 PM
  6. Chum's Avatar
    I know what the digitizer normally looks like. I can see it in bright sunlight on my Nexus and is a series of dots. The display on the one in the picture was much more pronounced with that pattern and was highly visible indoors.
    04-03-2013 06:10 PM
  7. frenziedfemale's Avatar
    Yep my digitizer looks lime dots too. That looks like a strange plaid. Is it there in low light too?
    04-03-2013 06:31 PM
  8. Chum's Avatar
    I only saw it while indoors. I compared mine to his right next to each other. Mine didn't show anything, his showed that pattern really strong. The picture I posted really doesn't do much justice as it was very noticeable in-person. The phone is new so I imagine he won't have trouble replacing it.
    04-03-2013 06:40 PM
  9. return_0's Avatar
    Nope, mine has this too and works right. I know about the dots you guys are talking about; that's different. You have to look really closely under direct light to see the pattern. It's meant to be there; Rizy7 is right.
    04-03-2013 08:16 PM
  10. frenziedfemale's Avatar
    I have not seen it on mine, but... your friend could just use it as a nice patterned wallpaper!
    04-03-2013 09:06 PM
  11. return_0's Avatar
    I have not seen it on mine, but... your friend could just use it as a nice patterned wallpaper!
    lol true I guess :P
    04-03-2013 09:22 PM
  12. Rizy7's Avatar
    I just had a look at my phone and the digitizer pattern is exactly the same as in the picture you attached.
    04-04-2013 06:51 AM
  13. AZDROIDX's Avatar
    Just looked at my son's Nexus 4 I received yesterday and I see the pattern too in my cube under lights at work, probably wouldn't of noticed until this post. It also has the new little pegs on the back to lift speaker off of table. Came from Tmobile.
    04-04-2013 11:06 AM
  14. Rizy7's Avatar
    Btw you wont be able to see it directly looking at the phone in direct sunlight.. All you will see is a reflection of your face.. Have to look at it from an angle.
    04-04-2013 11:22 AM
  15. pimpdaddywelfare's Avatar
    mine has the same pattern as the OP also.
    04-04-2013 01:48 PM
  16. Tronstar's Avatar
    Mine also has it, but I have had it since Dec and NEVER noticed until this thread mentioned it. lol. Now I will NEVER stop seeing it, Thanks :P
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    04-04-2013 02:07 PM
  17. Chum's Avatar
    Sorry. Do you notice it when the screen is on?
    Mine also has it, but I have had it since Dec and NEVER noticed until this thread mentioned it. lol. Now I will NEVER stop seeing it, Thanks :P
    04-05-2013 08:16 AM
  18. Tronstar's Avatar
    Just teasing

    I check with brightness all the way up and all the way down and could NOT see the digitizer while the screen is on. Only when it is off and really looking for it.
    04-05-2013 09:52 AM
  19. b0bbert's Avatar
    Mine has it also. Its noticeable with the screen off as well as different background colors make it visible also. I'm not concerned.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
    04-05-2013 11:57 AM
  20. Citrik's Avatar
    My phone has it as well and I haven't had any discernable issues.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    04-05-2013 12:24 PM

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