1. angry english's Avatar
    Here are a couple of picture i had taken of my Nexus 9 before returning, this is showing the light bleed. While some of you may think its not bad and im being picky it really isnt a case of that. when watching a movie like Gravity the screen has white glow around it, anything dark and the light bleed is annoying. creating various levels of blacks on your screen. Inconsistencies do not look good on a tablet like this. Obviously each tablet will be different some will be worse and some will be better.

    Example of light bleed on the Nexus 9-img_20141105_081239.jpg
    Example of light bleed on the Nexus 9-img_20141105_081320.jpg
    Example of light bleed on the Nexus 9-img_20141105_081403.jpg

    And one more things that drove really crazy was this..... and almost impossible to fully remove!

    Example of light bleed on the Nexus 9-img_20141105_081533.jpg
    11-05-2014 07:27 AM
  2. Mooem's Avatar
    Mine is pretty bad as well. Going to go for an exchange to see if I get one that's a bit better. I can live with a little bit (as long as it's even), but the unevenness here is just no bueno.

    Example of light bleed on the Nexus 9-g3gc9tm.jpg
    11-05-2014 07:54 AM
  3. angry english's Avatar
    Mine is pretty bad as well. Going to go for an exchange to see if I get one that's a bit better. I can live with a little bit (as long as it's even), but the unevenness here is just no bueno.

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    Wow yeah at least mine was like a constant line, yours is a mess and i dont mean that to sound horrible. Maybe this is why bestbuy have open box items for sale already online
    11-05-2014 08:01 AM
  4. Mooem's Avatar
    Wow yeah at least mine was like a constant line, yours is a mess and i dont mean that to sound horrible. Maybe this is why bestbuy have open box items for sale already online
    Possibly. It's a damn shame too because everything else about it is excellent. While the light bleed isn't noticeable in most situations, I can't help but be drawn to it...especially on the navigation bar or when viewing videos. I might get used to it over time but there's no reason I shouldn't try to get another tablet for better results.

    Feels like first gen Nexus 7 screen issues all over again.
    11-05-2014 08:33 AM
  5. jerrykur's Avatar
    Every tablet, notebook, and monitor I have had has had light bleed. I see it on my iPads, Nexus 7, Asus, and even on all my monitors. It is inherit to the way the screen is lit.
    11-05-2014 10:35 AM
  6. Habiib's Avatar
    Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't light bleed ALMOST unavoidable with LCD technology based on how the screen is kit? For me it's been hit or miss with just about every LCD display panel I've had. Hopefully they are able to dial in the manufacturing process to bring this under control.

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    11-05-2014 10:51 AM
  7. littleemp's Avatar
    Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't light bleed ALMOST unavoidable with LCD technology based on how the screen is kit? For me it's been hit or miss with just about every LCD display panel I've had. Hopefully they are able to dial in the manufacturing process to bring this under control.

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    Yes, you are correct. You can't really avoid it. (Luckily it doesn't bother that much either)
    11-05-2014 12:34 PM
  8. brosko's Avatar
    this is true but the nexus 7 definitely has more light bleed than normal. (I went through 2) you don't see this nearly as much with say a Samsung device. I have 5 and not one has really any lightbleed at all.
    11-05-2014 04:32 PM
  9. Seth_Brower's Avatar
    So, so fast I have been apparently lucky that I have no noticeable light bleed even in a fully dark room.

    I do notice the heat near the camera at times, but some of that I think I will just adjust how I am holding it to reduce the annoyance factor of it.

    I am coming to this from nexus7 > nexus7 2013 > galaxy tab s 8.4. And while yes the letterboxing is a bit annoying with video, I am feeling quite good with my purchase so far.

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    11-05-2014 09:47 PM
  10. jerrykur's Avatar
    this is true but the nexus 7 definitely has more light bleed than normal. (I went through 2) you don't see this nearly as much with say a Samsung device. I have 5 and not one has really any lightbleed at all.
    The problem with Samsung devices is the color inaccuracy. They oversaturate the colors to make them "pop". But, as a photographer I cannot stand inaccurate colors.
    11-05-2014 11:32 PM
  11. brosko's Avatar
    The problem with Samsung devices is the colorimeter inaccuracy. They oversaturate the colors to make them "pop". But, as a photographer I cannot stand inaccurate colors.
    That explains why I like the nexus screen colors better. Thanks. Also are all Samsung's like that or just the amoleds?
    11-06-2014 05:34 AM
  12. jerrykur's Avatar
    That explains why I like the nexus screen colors better. Thanks. Also are all Samsung's like that or just the amoleds?
    I have heard that is Amoled, but I am only familiar we Samsung displays

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    11-06-2014 07:56 PM
  13. brosko's Avatar
    Even the regular Samsung LCDs seem over saturated. I just booted up my tab 3 8.0 and notice that when compared to my n7
    11-07-2014 05:14 AM
  14. maxburn's Avatar
    I'm happy with the screen I'm looking at, minimal light bleed and color accuracy looks good to me.

    If your light bleed situation seems bad I think there's hope in replacing it.
    11-07-2014 06:15 AM
  15. swebb's Avatar
    this is true but the nexus 7 definitely has more light bleed than normal. (I went through 2) you don't see this nearly as much with say a Samsung device. I have 5 and not one has really any lightbleed at all.
    I actually picked up a N7 2013 last night as well as the N9. N7 was unplanned but BB had a 32 GB LTE version on sale for the same price as the regular non-LTE 16GB. Couldn't pass it up. So I can compare light bleed on both and I got to say that N9 is more noticeable. Mine isn't quite as bad as the OP's picture but it is there. There is virtually no bleed in the N7.

    That said, light bleed only approaches noticeable levels if you are in a darkened area with dark images on the screen. And if you read these conversations and look for it. 99.9% of the time it will not be a problem for me. Others may not tolerate any bleed and that is certainly their prerogative, but it is OK for me.

    The buttons are the biggest annoyance for me. Too flush with the surface.
    11-07-2014 11:26 AM
  16. angry english's Avatar
    Mine is pretty bad as well. Going to go for an exchange to see if I get one that's a bit better. I can live with a little bit (as long as it's even), but the unevenness here is just no bueno.

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    I`ve just noticed something.... is your N9 a white or black unit, if its black then im noticing the aluminum band is different on your to mine, mine was black all round as your seems unfinished
    11-07-2014 11:34 AM
  17. Mooem's Avatar
    I`ve just noticed something.... is your N9 a white or black unit, if its black then im noticing the aluminum band is different on your to mine, mine was black all round as your seems unfinished
    I have the white model which has all the silver aluminum band. Looks quite nice and the white backing actually feels really solid/nice. It's one of the reasons I'm hesitant on returning it now (also I don't really notice the light bleed as much anymore).
    11-07-2014 11:45 AM
  18. angry english's Avatar
    I have the white model which has all the silver aluminum band. Looks quite nice and the white backing actually feels really solid/nice. It's one of the reasons I'm hesitant on returning it now (also I don't really notice the light bleed as much anymore).
    I think im going to try a white version
    11-07-2014 11:46 AM
  19. jerrykur's Avatar
    One think I noticed on the screen bleed is the screen on this device can get incredibly bright. If I do not enable the screen adjustment to match ambient light I turn the brightness way down to around 20%. If I turn it up to 50% it show a lot of bleed but show do my iPads at about the same screen brightness, which is near 100% on the iPad.

    Also, I noticed when the system first started and was installing the 200+ mb update the screen was near 50%, so very bright.
    11-07-2014 07:45 PM
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