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Old June 20th, 2010, 05:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay so most of us are aware of our pink screen problem. Now here is what I have gathered over the past few days of research :

1. EVERYONE has it. If you don't PLEASE oblige us with a picture of your phone with htc.com open in the default browser. Otherwise keep your comments to yourself unless you have something productive to contribute.

The ways to test your phone are :

1. Goto HTC.com and look at the HTC banner.
2. The HTC clock on the main screen. Look at it carefully.

2. Now one of the possible reasons is because of the battery saving features and because it has a high contrast and saturates colors. SOmeone has even claimed that once they charged their phone fully - it seemed to go away.

3. I personally think its a flash redering problem for HTC.com because when I look at http://www.stevelarkins.freeuk.com/images/grey_scale.gif I don't see anything differet from what I see on my computer.

4. Having said that I do agree there are phones out there that are completely pink no matter what. Try charging your phones to 100% and looking at them at about 75% brightness with the above image.


I will add more info as I find it.

PS: Also the phonedog review herer HTC Droid Incredible (VZW) vs Evo 4G (Sprint) - Dogfight Pt 1 notice that Evo shows pink hue when he is comparing pictures.

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Old June 20th, 2010, 06:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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2 things.

1. Pink on htc.com is a browser thing. Doesn't relate to the screen.
2. Some screens are entirely pink/red tinged at low brightness. Not all.
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^ Agreed. Should've have said just that...
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Is this pinkness not related to the pentile configuration? The green leds are pretty tiny compared to the blue and red ones.
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Well some screens ARE more pink than others for some reason. As I said charge your incredibly to 100% then test it again.
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my incredible makes my laptop screen look pink :/
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My inc def had the pink purple overall look at low brightness.
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If I need to set my phone at a certain screen and a certain brightness to view this "pink", then it certainly will not be a bother to me.

* I've read there is a 3 way split, blue 25%/pink 25%
/normal(white) 50%

mine seems to be in the 50% white
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Something I've yet to see mentioned in this pink screen hoopla, is that perhaps it is actually MORE accurate to real life color representation. I have a Macbook Pro, which as any MBP owner knows, has a poorly color calibrated screen from the factory. You can color calibrate it by eye, which isn't optimal but it does improve things considerably.

So I had been running with what I *thought* to be a somewhat accurately calibrated Macbook, when my friend got a PANTONE Huey color calibrator. So we hooked it up to my laptop, let it do its thing, and it made a noticeable difference. Namely, whites and light grays looked pinker. Well pink isn't really the word for it. But things just looked WARMER.

So if you were to sit my laptop next to someone else's laptop, my screen would look warmer than theirs. This at first bothered me until A) I got used to it, and most importantly B) it was explained to me why this was the case.

When we look at a "white" on an LCD screen and a white piece of paper side by side, the piece of paper will look CONSIDERABLY warmer, or pinker. Unless properly calibrated, LCDs typically display MUCH cooler whites and grays. Unrealistically cool.


Now, I'm not saying that's what Samsung/HTC have intentionally done here. Haha, its more likely that they just got lucky. The warmer hues are probably unintentional, but it just so happens that it's actually a good thing, contrary to what everybody is thinking here.

(Unless you have the drastically pink issue. That's just not right.)
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If I need to set my phone at a certain screen and a certain brightness to view this "pink", then it certainly will not be a bother to me.

* I've read there is a 3 way split, blue 25%/pink 25%
/normal(white) 50%

mine seems to be in the 50% white
I stated it earlier : Just goto HTC.com
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When we look at a "white" on an LCD screen and a white piece of paper side by side, the piece of paper will look CONSIDERABLY warmer, or pinker. Unless properly calibrated, LCDs typically display MUCH cooler whites and grays. Unrealistically cool.
You're right about most LCDs being biased to cooler color temperatures out of the factory. It's quite a shame really, as it isn't too hard for manufacturers to get close to 6500K with the right factory settings if they wanted. Warmer doesn't mean pink, though. If your screen is properly calibrated, grey should have no obvious color casts at all. Most people just aren't used to seeing LCDs with proper white balance so the first thing they remark is how "warm" it looks.

On my Inc with the pink screen the color temperature is pretty off even if it is warmer than some of the other ones I've seen. But, there are advantages to the pink screens I've found. Compared to my sisters with the 'normal' screen (it's actually a bit green if you ask me), my screen is brighter at the same brightness setting than hers and colors look more vibrant (reds especially, perhaps a bit too much) so I prefer it in some ways. A really easy test is to open Google Maps and compare the screens. The differences are very obvious.
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Have people complained about white colors tending to look a tiny bit bluish? The more I look at my screen's white color it seems like its blueish..
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I honestly don't have the pink issue & pink is my favorite color.........
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i see what you guys are complaining about.

I have no problem with this at all, its not a big deal to me at all, I barely notice it unless I have my face 1/2 inch away from my phone
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Something I've yet to see mentioned in this pink screen hoopla, is that perhaps it is actually MORE accurate to real life color representation. I have a Macbook Pro, which as any MBP owner knows, has a poorly color calibrated screen from the factory. You can color calibrate it by eye, which isn't optimal but it does improve things considerably.

So I had been running with what I *thought* to be a somewhat accurately calibrated Macbook, when my friend got a PANTONE Huey color calibrator. So we hooked it up to my laptop, let it do its thing, and it made a noticeable difference. Namely, whites and light grays looked pinker. Well pink isn't really the word for it. But things just looked WARMER.

So if you were to sit my laptop next to someone else's laptop, my screen would look warmer than theirs. This at first bothered me until A) I got used to it, and most importantly B) it was explained to me why this was the case.

When we look at a "white" on an LCD screen and a white piece of paper side by side, the piece of paper will look CONSIDERABLY warmer, or pinker. Unless properly calibrated, LCDs typically display MUCH cooler whites and grays. Unrealistically cool.


Now, I'm not saying that's what Samsung/HTC have intentionally done here. Haha, its more likely that they just got lucky. The warmer hues are probably unintentional, but it just so happens that it's actually a good thing, contrary to what everybody is thinking here.

(Unless you have the drastically pink issue. That's just not right.)

Nice theory, but keep in mind we have LED screens, not LCD. Completely different technology.

I'll just put it out there that my incredible is as white as my $3000 LED TV showing the same image. No issues, nor do I feel the need to go through busting out the camera to justify it. It is a very isolated issue where the screen is tinged. Stop scrutinizing your phone with a magnifying glass and go about your day enjoying your phone. If you really want to know, get a color calibrator and see if it's off.
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Nice theory, but keep in mind we have LED screens, not LCD. Completely different technology.
No, we have LCD screens. "LED screens" are really LED LCDs, but that's a mouthful and a confusion for consumers. It's still a liquid crystal display, it's just backlit with light emitting diodes (LEDs) instead of fluorescently.

My statement meant that all LCDs (both the LED kind and the old-fashioned kind) are typically calibrated too cool.
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Unless the marketing was wrong, we use an AMOLED which is not an LED/LCD. There is no backlight in an AMOLED. Each pixel is comprised of red, green, and blue LEDs that through varying brightness produce a color.

Active-matrix OLED - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
HowStuffWorks "OLED Advantages and Disadvantages"
Introduction to OLED displays and TVs

Not to be confused with LED backlit LCDs of which you are referring.

LED-backlit LCD television - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

It's important to know the difference since the latter (led backlit lcd) is a last breath of a dying technology while the former (AMOLED and soon Super AMOLED) is the single greatest advance in display technology in decades.
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Oh, actually, that's true. My mistake! Yeah AMOLED is ever so nice.
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