12-03-2013 06:10 PM
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  1. Zendroid1's Avatar
    I don't see it talked about as often here as other places but some people are saying this smearing is a deal breaker whatever it is. Can anyone elaborate?
    05-21-2013 11:19 AM
  2. thehatguy's Avatar
    Finger prints from... touching the screen.

    Mine gets smears, using a Spigen Glas.t screen protector. I just wipe it off
    and get on with it.

    John
    05-21-2013 11:40 AM
  3. Zendroid1's Avatar
    Finger prints from... touching the screen.

    Mine gets smears, using a Spigen Glas.t screen protector. I just wipe it off
    and get on with it.

    John
    are you serious?? i thought they were referring to some sort of color rendering issue or something haha
    JenTDOT likes this.
    05-21-2013 01:53 PM
  4. pirarre's Avatar
    Sometimes people complain... Just to feel important...lol

    I'm with the other poster... Whip the screen off then on with it.. Lol

    This Messages Was Shot From A Galaxy S4!
    crester and orion575 like this.
    05-21-2013 02:05 PM
  5. infinity12402's Avatar
    correct me if im wrong, but doesnt every phone get finger prints on it.... and since when has that become a huge problem
    05-21-2013 02:13 PM
  6. Rick Bray's Avatar
    actually, what they are talking on other forums about that "smearing", is that when you slowly scroll on black backgrounds, with gray options (such as in the settings menu, where background's gray, and the buttons and some other things are gray), while slowly scrolling, the gray will kind of turn a lil' bit purple or something like that...

    personally i haven't seen anything like it, as my device does not have that problem apparently.... but you have to look with a lot of attention to notice as far as i've read

    *edited to correct grammar typo
    ztyankov, j510, orion575 and 2 others like this.
    05-21-2013 04:14 PM
  7. tcdude's Avatar
    I noticed it on mine, slight smearing when scrolling. Does anyone know if there will be a fix or is there something I can do to correct this?

    Thanks
    j510 and TomsAndroid like this.
    05-21-2013 07:08 PM
  8. voot's Avatar
    You can really see it when the brightness is set really high in a dark room. I noticed this mostly in the settings menu where the background is black and the font is white. Not a big deal though.
    05-21-2013 07:11 PM
  9. kirkhere's Avatar
    Finger prints from... touching the screen.
    Uh, that's a joke, right?

    The so called "smearing" issue is easy to demonstrate on my shiny new 32 GB S4:
    - Go into Settings
    - Select the My Device tab
    - Scroll up and down

    Notice that the thin grey lines fade to purple as you scroll, and then return to grey when you stop. Notice that the larger grey bars like "Input and Control" turn purple on the edges while scrolling.

    I haven't looked for the issue on multiple GS4's, but I suspect that it is just an attribute of the AMOLED display rather than an flaw or quality control problem that only affects certain phones. My PVA computer monitor does it some also, and it's related to the response time of the panel.

    If it bothers you, then seek a phone with an LCD display like the HTC One or Optimus G Pro.
    j510, TomsAndroid and orion575 like this.
    05-22-2013 12:06 AM
  10. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    Just get a freakin screen protector...I have this anti-glare screen protector and leaves ZERO smear marks...phone looks fresh all the time
    05-22-2013 02:07 AM
  11. tcdude's Avatar
    Has samsung said anything about this are they going good to try to fix this? it's not a big deal but I do think they should address it

    Posted via Android Central App
    j510 likes this.
    05-22-2013 09:21 PM
  12. Distrack's Avatar
    Has samsung said anything about this are they going good to try to fix this? it's not a big deal but I do think they should address it

    Posted via Android Central App
    This screen shows less finger prints than any previous phone I had. I ordered a screen protector but I probably wont use it. The feeling of the Gorilla Glass 3 is simply amazing.
    05-22-2013 09:56 PM
  13. Aquila's Avatar
    We can probably tell if it's device or software by having someone do the same test with AOSP on their device...
    05-22-2013 10:01 PM
  14. maryjane2300's Avatar
    Wow, people really do find anything to complain about.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk 2
    05-22-2013 10:06 PM
  15. tcdude's Avatar
    I agree the gorilla glass 3 feels awesome and it's not that I'm trying to complain it's just I would have thought a device like this wouldn't have this, and it's not fingerprints I'm referring to its the actual words on the screen smearing while it's scrolling

    Posted via Android Central App
    05-22-2013 10:10 PM
  16. TomsAndroid's Avatar
    Are people serious about the fingerprints? As said, it's screen smearing, not fingerprint smearing.

    Tom
    05-23-2013 03:15 AM
  17. j510's Avatar
    Can't be serious.. Smearing as in "Scrolling" in settings menu. Not fingerprints
    05-23-2013 03:57 AM
  18. Aquila's Avatar
    back in the days of mushrooms, we called those trails...
    TeritorialDemon likes this.
    05-23-2013 03:59 AM
  19. snookasnoo's Avatar
    Just get a freakin screen protector...I have this anti-glare screen protector and leaves ZERO smear marks...phone looks fresh all the time
    Buy a screen protector to make up for smearing...which of course won't work.
    Buy a case to make up for the cheap build quality and feel.
    Buy an SD card which are slow and unreliable to make up for having only 9 GB of space.
    Turn off as much as possible to make the phone somewhat lag free.
    Anything else we can do for Samsung?
    TeritorialDemon and Aquila like this.
    05-23-2013 09:20 AM
  20. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    Buy a screen protector to make up for smearing...which of course won't work.
    Buy a case to make up for the cheap build quality and feel.
    Buy an SD card which are slow and unreliable to make up for having only 9 GB of space.
    Turn off as much as possible to make the phone somewhat lag free.
    Anything else we can do for Samsung?
    1. Actually it does work, my screen never smears
    2. Subjective opinion
    3. Better than no SD Card
    4. The features don't make the phone lag, most of the lag has been fixed by updates
    ...Nope, Samsung is doing a great job
    orion575, j510 and thehatguy like this.
    05-23-2013 09:51 AM
  21. tcdude's Avatar
    They're not talking about fingerprints on the screen they are talking about the words on a page smearing as its scrolling, does anyone know if samsung will be addressing this?

    Posted via Android Central App
    05-23-2013 08:43 PM
  22. vasekvi's Avatar
    I took a video of a coworkers s4 doing this. Mine doesn't. His is on Sprint. He got a utility from XDA that fixes this and not only that, even makes scrolling smoother than on my phone. I'll update this post once the video uploads.

    Here:



    Sent from my AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 using Tapatalk II
    Aquila likes this.
    05-24-2013 12:42 AM
  23. tcdude's Avatar
    Hi vasekvi, where does one download this utility? Is it from the play store?

    Posted via Android Central App
    05-24-2013 05:11 PM
  24. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    actually, what they are talking on other forums about that "smearing", is that when you slowly scroll on black backgrounds, with gray options (such as in the settings menu, where background's gray, and the buttons and some other things are gray), while slowly scrolling, the gray will kind of turn a lil' bit purple or something like that...

    personally i haven't seen anything like it, as my device does not have that problem apparently.... but you have to look with a lot of attention to notice as far as i've read

    *edited to correct grammar typo
    Uh, that's a joke, right?

    The so called "smearing" issue is easy to demonstrate on my shiny new 32 GB S4:
    - Go into Settings
    - Select the My Device tab
    - Scroll up and down

    Notice that the thin grey lines fade to purple as you scroll, and then return to grey when you stop. Notice that the larger grey bars like "Input and Control" turn purple on the edges while scrolling.

    I haven't looked for the issue on multiple GS4's, but I suspect that it is just an attribute of the AMOLED display rather than an flaw or quality control problem that only affects certain phones. My PVA computer monitor does it some also, and it's related to the response time of the panel.

    If it bothers you, then seek a phone with an LCD display like the HTC One or Optimus G Pro.
    Dammit. I never would have noticed this, but now I can't unsee it.
    Thanks, Obama.
    Aquila likes this.
    05-24-2013 05:46 PM
  25. snookasnoo's Avatar
    Hah! Despite my issues with the S 4 I'll probably still get one but I'm waiting just a little longer to see if a 32 GB model comes out.

    Dammit. I never would have noticed this, but now I can't unsee it.
    Thanks, Obama.
    05-24-2013 06:42 PM
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