1. Cory S's Avatar
    I bought my Gnex on launch day, and loved the screen when I got it. Color uniformity was very even across the display.

    Now though, the bottom half of the display has faded to a purple hue, while the top half is still balanced. If you are in a full screen app that hides the nav bar, and notification bar there is a light blue bar going across the screen where they should be. This shows up best on a grey, or white background and is rather distracting.

    I bought it from Letstalk, so for warranty repairs I'd need to ship it off to Samsung and be without a phone for a week or two....but I'm not going to bother if this is a fairly common issue and it will just happen again in a few months.
    05-04-2012 08:51 AM
  2. 2defmouze's Avatar
    Mine still looks great. Can I ask how you set your brightness? I've heard horror stories of samoled screens suffering burn-in over time but it's usually from people who keeps the brightness maxed out. By contrast I set mine around 50% max and fiddle with it all the time, always setting it lower if I don't need it bright (helps a ton on battery life too).

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    05-04-2012 09:01 AM
  3. Cory S's Avatar
    I usually keep it on auto, although the first few months enjoying the screen I did keep it on max a lot.

    The issue is compounded when viewing the screen at a lower brightness in a dim room, full brightness floods the screen with enough light to make it less noticeable, but it's still there

    I wish I could show a decent picture of it. I'm not one of those OCD people who take a microscope to each sub pixel on the screen, it really is pretty bad .
    05-04-2012 09:04 AM
  4. 2defmouze's Avatar
    I usually keep it on auto, although the first few months enjoying the screen I did keep it on max a lot.

    The issue is compounded when viewing the screen at a lower brightness in a dim room, full brightness floods the screen with enough light to make it less noticeable, but it's still there

    I wish I could show a decent picture of it. I'm not one of those OCD people who take a microscope to each sub pixel on the screen, it really is pretty bad .
    Lol.. K I believe you

    But yeah like I said my screen still looks as good as the day I got it, which was launch weekend, so if you're worried about that being a normal thing I cast my vote for nope.

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    05-04-2012 09:22 AM
  5. SOTK's Avatar
    I bought my Gnex on launch day, and loved the screen when I got it. Color uniformity was very even across the display.

    Now though, the bottom half of the display has faded to a purple hue, while the top half is still balanced. If you are in a full screen app that hides the nav bar, and notification bar there is a light blue bar going across the screen where they should be. This shows up best on a grey, or white background and is rather distracting.

    I bought it from Letstalk, so for warranty repairs I'd need to ship it off to Samsung and be without a phone for a week or two....but I'm not going to bother if this is a fairly common issue and it will just happen again in a few months.
    From what you're describing, I'd say, no, its not normal. The screen is fantastic on my phone. For one, I don't use auto-brightness (have been told too many times by devs in the past that it hurts battery life more than it helps). I keep mine set at about 50% and adjust manually as needed but mostly it just stays at 50%.

    I would do a warranty replacement.

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    05-04-2012 10:42 AM
  6. davidnc's Avatar
    My screen looks just as great as it did when I purchased it on launch day.
    I have always keep brightness down on any phone I had .
    I usually have it set where the scroll bar stops right under the letter "u" of the word automatic


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    05-04-2012 10:52 AM
  7. Mr.Gadget's Avatar
    I bought my Gnex on launch day, and loved the screen when I got it. Color uniformity was very even across the display.

    Now though, the bottom half of the display has faded to a purple hue, while the top half is still balanced. If you are in a full screen app that hides the nav bar, and notification bar there is a light blue bar going across the screen where they should be. This shows up best on a grey, or white background and is rather distracting.

    I bought it from Letstalk, so for warranty repairs I'd need to ship it off to Samsung and be without a phone for a week or two....but I'm not going to bother if this is a fairly common issue and it will just happen again in a few months.
    One of my replacement GNEX's was just like this, but all over the screen. It was like a faded picture from the 60's. Weird. So far, my current device is looking great.
    05-04-2012 11:50 AM
  8. Kegman's Avatar
    i noticed this screen seems softer than the droidx and x2. I scratched my nexus twice where I had a prestine screen with the x's. pissed me off
    05-04-2012 12:13 PM
  9. dmmarck's Avatar
    I bought my Gnex on launch day, and loved the screen when I got it. Color uniformity was very even across the display.

    Now though, the bottom half of the display has faded to a purple hue, while the top half is still balanced. If you are in a full screen app that hides the nav bar, and notification bar there is a light blue bar going across the screen where they should be. This shows up best on a grey, or white background and is rather distracting.

    I bought it from Letstalk, so for warranty repairs I'd need to ship it off to Samsung and be without a phone for a week or two....but I'm not going to bother if this is a fairly common issue and it will just happen again in a few months.
    I've had that blue burn in on the notification bar. On my 4th device, it's not that apparent but still there to the OCD-eye.

    My first device, however, had it in spades (unfortunately).
    05-04-2012 12:32 PM
  10. zedorda's Avatar
    I bought my Gnex on launch day, and loved the screen when I got it. Color uniformity was very even across the display.

    Now though, the bottom half of the display has faded to a purple hue, while the top half is still balanced. If you are in a full screen app that hides the nav bar, and notification bar there is a light blue bar going across the screen where they should be. This shows up best on a grey, or white background and is rather distracting.

    I bought it from Letstalk, so for warranty repairs I'd need to ship it off to Samsung and be without a phone for a week or two....but I'm not going to bother if this is a fairly common issue and it will just happen again in a few months.
    Do you or have you ever left the phone face up in direct sunlight even through a window for 10-15 mins repeatedly or 30-40 mins rarely? Super Amoled can pickup a small charge from direct sunlight effecting the color bias. Some newer screen protectors actually are addressing this with UV protection like sunglasses.
    05-04-2012 01:19 PM
  11. Cory S's Avatar
    Do you or have you ever left the phone face up in direct sunlight even through a window for 10-15 mins repeatedly or 30-40 mins rarely? Super Amoled can pickup a small charge from direct sunlight effecting the color bias. Some newer screen protector actually are addressing this with UV protection like sunglasses.
    Hmm, interesting thought, but I don't think so. To be honest I don't sit in direct sunlight myself that often :/
    05-04-2012 01:21 PM
  12. kashabrown's Avatar
    My screen is on max brightness from the day I got it (launch day) - looks as good as day 1.
    05-04-2012 01:43 PM
  13. Cory S's Avatar
    Well, good to hear guys. Guess I'm goin have to deal with Samsung and their RMA process. At least I use google voice and can just forward my calls to my work blackberry.
    05-04-2012 03:55 PM
  14. oxymoron's Avatar
    You guys are probably already aware of this, but there is a gradient in some of the system menus, like settings. It's light at the bottom, and fades darker toward the top. Same if you flip the device 180°.

    Of course, that has nothing to do with the hue.

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    05-04-2012 05:06 PM
  15. masterxchief's Avatar
    I have the blue notification bar burn in as well. Samsungs repair process is terrible. Be ready for 3 weeks with no phone and no status updates.

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    05-06-2012 08:46 PM
  16. Laineyc's Avatar
    I've had no problem with that at all.

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    05-06-2012 10:02 PM
  17. SSHGuru's Avatar
    When the screen goes grey I can see horizontal lines but in any other color it's perfect.

    I have the brightness set to 40% and it seems very bright. I also use an app called Screen Filter when I go to bed. It cuts the brightness down by turning off half the pixels I believe. I always leave mine on in clock mode and charging when I go to bed.
    05-06-2012 11:33 PM
  18. kca2000's Avatar
    When the screen goes grey I can see horizontal lines but in any other color it's perfect.

    I have the brightness set to 40% and it seems very bright. I also use an app called Screen Filter when I go to bed. It cuts the brightness down by turning off half the pixels I believe. I always leave mine on in clock mode and charging when I go to bed.

    I had the same exact issues with grey screens for the first 4 months. But with use the issue has seemed to improve. Greys look much more even now. Its the only issue i've ever had with this screen.
    05-07-2012 12:14 AM
  19. trigun123478's Avatar
    I bought my Gnex on launch day, and loved the screen when I got it. Color uniformity was very even across the display.

    Now though, the bottom half of the display has faded to a purple hue, while the top half is still balanced. If you are in a full screen app that hides the nav bar, and notification bar there is a light blue bar going across the screen where they should be. This shows up best on a grey, or white background and is rather distracting.

    I bought it from Letstalk, so for warranty repairs I'd need to ship it off to Samsung and be without a phone for a week or two....but I'm not going to bother if this is a fairly common issue and it will just happen again in a few months.
    here are some pics, probably have to blow them up to really see it. I have the same problem you are talking about. The thing is I just know that if I get it replaced it's going to happen again after a very small amount of time. I have had mine since launch and use auto brightness. I have had three of these and the screens were different each time. The first two had really bad memory retention so I would see icons on like a black screen and they would slowly fade away. This one doesn't have the icon fading thing but the blue hue when I watch videos. If my brightness is all the way up I don't see it as bad, but if its a dark video I can still see it. The first nexus I had also had a brighter screen, the 2nd one looked dull and the colors looked faded, the third one wasn't as bright as the first but looked better than the 2nd, so I just kept it.Idk but I had trouble with the Samsung fascinate screen wise as well and seeing how they are the only phones I have had that are pentile that's what I'm going to blame.


    here is one with brightness up
    05-07-2012 05:33 AM
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