1. cdahncke's Avatar
    What causes the screen to disappear in landscape mode when wearing polarized glasses? My previous Nexus didn't have that challenge.
    09-11-2016 11:55 AM
  2. pgoelz's Avatar
    LCD screens like the one in the 5X include a polarized layer. I believe the individual pixels turn on and off by electrically changing their polarization. The side effect is that if you wear polarized glasses, the screen will go blank in one orientation as you describe. Makes it hard to take pictures in landscape with sunglasses on, eh?

    OLED screens do not use a polarizer (each pixel is a tiny LED) so they should work with polarized glasses in all orientations.

    09-11-2016 08:10 PM
  3. Grabber5.0's Avatar
    At least it's landscape. With some phones it's portrait you can't see, which is far more inconvenient. Taking pics with sunglasses on is a bit of a pain though, as was already stated.
    09-17-2016 08:15 AM
  4. benhaube's Avatar
    Yeah, every LCD screen uses a polarization filter. When the screen is turned the screen goes black because its light is polarized and your glasses are filtering out its particular pole of light.
    09-18-2016 10:41 PM

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