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Does anybody *not* have screen banding?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by X24, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. X24

    X24 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I was wondering if any of you guys do *not* have the issue with screen banding on grey colors. I've experienced them since day 1, and simply ignored it, but it's becoming a slight annoyance.

    If it's a problem with only the initial batch of Gnex's or something, I'll gladly un-root, re-lock the boot loader and exchange. However, if it seems to be a problem through and through, I won't go through all the trouble.

    There are a few other issues, and from time to time I consider switching for a Rezound, but I LOVE my Gnex. Not to mention I have screen protectors, a case and an extended battery ordered.
     



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  2. Dubbin1

    Dubbin1 Android Expert

    Nothing that I have noticed but I also have no need to look at a solid grey screen.
     
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  3. X24

    X24 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Perhaps I'm just too anal, but I notice it on things such as my music and utility control widgets...
     
  4. Mahalo

    Mahalo Android Enthusiast

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  5. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?

    ^ That's a good test.

    If you see banding on that grey, that would be a good indicator that something is wrong.

    If you see banding on very slight gradients however, this is actually normal. There is a limit to what colors any display can reproduce. Basically if something goes from navy blue, to a ever so slightly darker navy blue, you could easily see some banding in the gradient. You would see this even in Photoshop on a wide-gamut monitor.

    People may very well be seeing real problems though, I'm just trying to explain a possible "false-positive" so to speak.
     
  6. Mikey P

    Mikey P Well-Known Member

    I see it when in the market. When I am choosing to go to "my Apps" it takes a second to pull them up and during the wait there is a gray page and I def. see the banding. Tried it with brightness up/down and always see it.
     
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  7. Flyguy94

    Flyguy94 Well-Known Member

    No banding here. I've been following the issue and have done all the tests.
     
  8. Asterdroid

    Asterdroid Android Expert

    No banding here.
     
  9. bhill

    bhill Member

    No banding with that gray page above, nor any other that I recall.
     
  10. X24

    X24 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    What brightness are you guys using? On minimum brightness its extremely aparant. On high brightness, its difficult to see.

    Thanks for your help :)
     
  11. clb2196

    clb2196 Android Enthusiast

    I tried at a few different brightness. Either it's not there, or I just can't see it, I guess.
     
  12. X24

    X24 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Alright, Unrooting, relocking and going to see if they will exchange one (and i'll test the new one to make sure!) :/
     
  13. ez12a

    ez12a Member

    minor vertical banding seems to be the norm at low brightness on these screens. I had to turn the brightness on the demo nexus to compare it to my own. Yep, same, slight banding.
     
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  14. s1ck s0n

    s1ck s0n Member

    I have some pretty bad banding. Might look into exchanging mine too.
     
  15. X24

    X24 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    hmmm. well my devices is back to stock, so I might as well swing by verizon to see for myself. Maybe i'll play with a few other phones to see if I'm missing out...

    You guys have been great help!

    One last question, all of you guys with *NO* banding, are you guys on day 1 devices?
     
  16. clb2196

    clb2196 Android Enthusiast

    Yup. It's possible I'm just not sensitive enough to it to tell that it's there.
     
  17. Dubbin1

    Dubbin1 Android Expert

    2nd one out of the store :)
     
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  18. X24

    X24 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    While I do admit I have young eyes, looking at my screen it's unmistakable. Makes me think mine is on the severe side, although it's not unbearable.

    Mine too :cool: I guess we shall see if the phones in store experience similar problems to mine.
     
  19. budwizer

    budwizer Well-Known Member

    No banding for me on the gray page that was linked. Tried it on various brightness levels and all looks good to me.
     
  20. truelove79

    truelove79 Android Enthusiast

    I get just a slight, and i mean SLIGHT to the point of only someone as anal as me would ever notice it, amount of vertical banding on the lowest brightness on that linked page. On medium and full brightness I get nothing. That being said, I am on my second Verizon Nexus already. My first one had a purple tint issue on dark grey colors and it did have pretty bad banding and noise at lower brightness, but after showing those issues to Verizon, they swapped me a new one and it is great.
     
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  21. sequre

    sequre Well-Known Member

    I remember seeing the banding on the first day and I could have been on 4.0.1 at that time. I was currently unable to duplicate it today with the link above or launching the market.

    Just to be clear, the banding looked like gray rectangles, right?
     
  22. jkc120

    jkc120 Android Expert

    VERY subtle minor banding (both vert and horiz) with brightness at lowest setting. Can't see it at all above lowest brightness and I never use the phone that low anyway.

    My screen does have a minor purplish tint on some darker grays like yours truelove79, but it's pretty minor and from what I hear of SAMOLED, the blues are stronger initially since they degrade faster. So over time it should get better. That might explain why the blue artifacts in my test video are blue and not gray, actually. Bad compression artifacts + overcompensating blue sub-pixel in pentile/samoled might explain it. I'm going to just deal with that stuff, as every time I hold/try the rezound and razr, it makes me want my nexus even more. :p
     
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  23. zerocool79346

    zerocool79346 Android Expert

    No banding here ( that could be chaljed up to my ridiculously bad eyesight though) on lowest brightness the auto setting can do. 2nd phone out the door here too.
     
  24. X24

    X24 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Welp, went into Verizon and the guy just told me it was completely normal. Showed me a couple gnex's all with the same banding. I'm starting to just think I'm too anal :S.

    Picked up extended battery so it wasn't a complete waste I suppose.

    Thanks for your guys's help, I sincerely appreciate it.
     
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