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  1. Ichigo91's Avatar
    So I see that many get white as yellow, kinda concerning...
    09-23-2015 11:28 AM
  2. rocchioo's Avatar
    My screen is also yellowish. I have gotten used to it though. It is easier on the eyes. But, I would prefer a screen that displays whites more accurately. I probably won't return my phone because I doubt the replacement will be better.

    My Moto X Pure Edition screen has a yellow tint to it-img_0033.jpg
    09-23-2015 09:27 PM
  3. dcemureviews's Avatar
    My screen is also yellowish. I have gotten used to it though. It is easier on the eyes. But, I would prefer a screen that displays whites more accurately. I probably won't return my phone because I doubt the replacement will be better.

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    I think the replacement will be better. If its not, its going back for another RMA. I'm using my hard earned money, and I want something that is not defective. I should have my replacement next week.
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    09-23-2015 10:09 PM
  4. kj11's Avatar
    My screen is also yellowish. I have gotten used to it though. It is easier on the eyes. But, I would prefer a screen that displays whites more accurately. I probably won't return my phone because I doubt the replacement will be better.

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    I personally would not be OK with that, the screen is clearly inferior to the one it's sitting next to. Makes we wonder if it's inferior in other ways that have yet to manifest themselves.
    09-24-2015 04:25 AM
  5. andy a's Avatar
    I personally would not be OK with that, the screen is clearly inferior to the one it's sitting next to. Makes we wonder if it's inferior in other ways that have yet to manifest themselves.
    You see that is what is stopping me order one as that screen colour to me just isn't good enough!
    09-24-2015 04:31 AM
  6. kj11's Avatar
    You see that is what is stopping me order one as that screen colour to me just isn't good enough!
    I agree with you 100%. Screen, camera and battery life are 3 things that are fairly important to me, seems like those are areas where the MXPE is the most inconsistent.
    09-24-2015 04:36 AM
  7. GooGler8's Avatar
    My Moto X Pure Edition also has this yellow tint. In fact, I believe they all do. I've been to different best buy stores, and they all look quite similar. For those claiming their screens are definitely "white," please put your phone side by side with an iPhone 6 Plus at some point and upload a picture. However, the yellow tint on the Moto X Pure Edition is still better than on my Note 4. No matter the settings on the Note 4, the screen is always yellower and darker than on the Moto X Pure Edition.

    So here are my questions: Everyone claims the Note 4 has the second best screen on the market (after the Note 5), why are white colors yellowish? Is this how white is meant to be reproduced, and is the iPhone's white color reproduction done incorrectly? I definitely prefer that bright white color reproduction without any tint, over yellow white. I bought into the Moto X in large part due to the LCD (and vanilla android). I believed the AMOLED on my Note 4 was responsible for yellowish whites. I thought this Moto X would have "real" whites, hence why I found this thread. I'm 80% on returning it to Moto now.

    Moreover: If this is due to a choice by Moto, can we change it with root? Is this a calibration choice? If not, what is a current Android phone with white colors on par with iPhone?
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    09-26-2015 03:10 PM
  8. GooGler8's Avatar
    My Moto X Pure Edition screen has a yellow tint to it-p9260129.jpg

    Here's a side by side comparison of the Note 4 vs the Moto X Pure. It may not appear readily visible through the picture, but the Moto is a little brighter, and the whites are whiter, but still yellowish when compared to the iPhone.
    09-26-2015 04:05 PM
  9. kj11's Avatar
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    Here's a side by side comparison of the Note 4 vs the Moto X Pure. It may not appear readily visible through the picture, but the Moto is a little brighter, and the whites are whiter, but still yellowish when compared to the iPhone.
    So real life viewing must be 100% different from the picture, because what you're saying isn't copacetic with the photo...
    09-26-2015 07:29 PM
  10. recDNA's Avatar
    There is no such thing as pure white. 5500k is sunlight at noon. iPhone might be 6000k which has more blue in it. Note 4 might be 4800k. Yellowish might be 4000k. Warm white is even lower. Many people like warmer white because it is easier on the eyes. I like white at 5500k but 6500k is really blueish. You may prefer blueish. Brightness has nothing to do with color temp. It is measured in lumens. I don't know if you are going by automatic brightness which is software controlled or max brightness. In the Samsung max brightness can only be achieved in auto brightness out in bright daylight. In other words if you manually set it to highest setting that really isn't as high as it can get.

    Bottom line is there is no better or worse. It is a matter of personal preference like incandescent indoor lighting vs cool white indoor lighting.
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    09-27-2015 06:02 PM
  11. Ichigo91's Avatar
    I don't think all of the moto x styles have this yellow tint, because many report theirs is very white... I also don't think it's a matter to compare 2 phones side by side, you either see your screen as yellowish or you don't... from what I see there are levels of yellowish as well, but some are just pure white.
    09-28-2015 02:29 AM
  12. recDNA's Avatar
    There is no such thing as pure white as I have explained in an earlier post and any painter or photographer could tell you.

    You may see a phone as yellow that others would see as pure white. Every moto I see in VZW and Tmobile look the same. There may be defective phones out there but the whitest Moto is still less blue than edge 6 plus.
    09-28-2015 04:53 PM
  13. gtg465x's Avatar
    My Moto X Pure Edition also has this yellow tint. In fact, I believe they all do. I've been to different best buy stores, and they all look quite similar. For those claiming their screens are definitely "white," please put your phone side by side with an iPhone 6 Plus at some point and upload a picture. However, the yellow tint on the Moto X Pure Edition is still better than on my Note 4. No matter the settings on the Note 4, the screen is always yellower and darker than on the Moto X Pure Edition.

    So here are my questions: Everyone claims the Note 4 has the second best screen on the market (after the Note 5), why are white colors yellowish? Is this how white is meant to be reproduced, and is the iPhone's white color reproduction done incorrectly? I definitely prefer that bright white color reproduction without any tint, over yellow white. I bought into the Moto X in large part due to the LCD (and vanilla android). I believed the AMOLED on my Note 4 was responsible for yellowish whites. I thought this Moto X would have "real" whites, hence why I found this thread. I'm 80% on returning it to Moto now.

    Moreover: If this is due to a choice by Moto, can we change it with root? Is this a calibration choice? If not, what is a current Android phone with white colors on par with iPhone?
    To answer your question, yes, iPhones do not display whites "correctly", at least according to the sRGB standard. Color temperature is a calibration choice and has no correlation with the quality of a screen. Motorola have chosen a color temperature that closely matches the sRGB standard used by most professional designers, photographers, and content producers. The sRGB standard attempts to reproduce the look of white paper lit by sunlight. Sunlight produces a warm light, so that's why screens that are strictly calibrated to this standard will appear somewhat warm. Apple calibrates their screens to tint everything slightly blue (a cool color temperature), which in turn makes whites look whiter. To the human brain, adding a blue tint to white makes it look even whiter, even though it's technically less white. In the end, it comes down to preference. Some people prefer screens with a warm color calibration and others prefer a cool color calibration.

    If you want a screen with cool whites that are similar to the iPhone, you should look into the Nexus 5, OnePlus 2, Xperia Z line, and HTC One line.
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    09-28-2015 10:44 PM
  14. recDNA's Avatar
    It's just a shame we can't re-calibrate them to our own taste as you can with many tv's.

    My favorite white at the moment is the s6 edge plus. iPhone is too cool. Moto is too warm (even my old ones) S6e+ just right. The Note 5 looks a little warmer to me than the s6e+ but maybe that varies with unit. My Note 3 is a little to warm for me but not enough to shell out a grand for the s6e+!
    09-29-2015 12:02 PM
  15. dcemureviews's Avatar
    Received my replacement phone and the white is white and not yellow
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    09-29-2015 12:08 PM
  16. captainhurt's Avatar
    great scott
    11-02-2015 09:40 AM
  17. ROE_HUNTER's Avatar
    My Moto X Pure Edition screen has a yellow tint to it-moto.jpgI'm going to resurrect this post to add my 2 cents and maybe get advice.

    I received my Moto X Pure today. First thing I did was charge it up, screen looked fine, then I updated to Marshmallow, screen looked fine, installed my ATT SIM, screen looked fine, installed an Otterbox Defender case and noticed the screen had changed. It looked like the left phone in the pic above. In the pic above the yellow is more on the left. Mine was the exact same way but more pronounced.

    I immediately thought maybe the Otterbox screen shield was discolored, uninstalled it and the yellow was still there. I decided to turn off the phone and restart it, was back to whitey white! And has been fine the rest of the day. Any input would greatly be appreciated. Not sure if I should try it for few days and see what happens or go ahead and try to get a replacement?
    01-13-2016 06:21 PM
  18. MarkSBaines's Avatar
    My first Moto X Style was yellow out of the box, just like the photo on the left above. I hated it and couldn't live with it. Moto Customer Service in UK was very good and patient. The best solution was to ask for a refund and order a new one straight away. This was far quicker as a replacement could take some time. Also it was explained to me that if I took a replacement and the screen was yellow again, then I couldn't refund a replacement phone.
    Second phone is perfect and looks like the one on the right above. Side by side, it was like night and day. I'm so glad I took this route.
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    01-14-2016 02:23 PM
  19. ROE_HUNTER's Avatar
    So far so good, after I restarted it that day I got it, it went back to white and has stayed that way. Really weird. I am going to send Motorola an email concerning the issue and see if I get a response.
    01-14-2016 03:50 PM
  20. LinkEngelberg's Avatar
    I've had my Moto Pure for about 7 months now and my screen has typically been fine with bright whites and fairly vivid colors. Today I noticed it was very yellow on the left edge an slowly faded to an off white on the right edge. I looked this issue up and was reading earlier posts. Because restarting the phone has fixed some other quirks, I powered it down and then back up. The screen seem to be back to normal with the bright whites I like and all colors as I remember them. Rebooting seems to correct the issue but I'm not a tech guy.
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    03-04-2016 01:06 PM
  21. ROE_HUNTER's Avatar
    So far so good, after I restarted it that day I got it, it went back to white and has stayed that way. Really weird. I am going to send Motorola an email concerning the issue and see if I get a response.
    Mine is still doing good as of today! Hopefully it was just a glitch.
    03-08-2016 08:34 PM
  22. Jack_B99's Avatar
    My Moto X (pure edition) screen is very nice running Android 6.0. There are 3 settings which control the display, all can be found grouped together on the settings menu under Device/Display. They are: Brightness level, Adaptive brightness and Color mode. Try playing with these settings to get the color warmth you want.
    03-12-2016 04:00 PM
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