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  1. El Presidente

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    If found this app whilst trawling through some threads on XDA regarding the screen issues: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kovit.p.filteryourscreen

    It works to a degree, if I play about with the settings, whites certainly look better than they do stock, but I'm concerned about long term damage to my screen? Would it be an issue?

    Whilst I do have a yellowish tint that's totally noticeable on white backgrounds, I don't find it that big an issue (certainly not a deal breaker), so if there's any danger of long term screen damage, I'll stop using the app.
     

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    Doesn't the Z1's 4.2.2 firmware have WB adjustment in Settings/Display? :thinking:
     
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    Nope. :(

    The only config options I have are X-Reality, Brightness & Optimized Backlight.

    I've only played with the original Z briefly, but you guys have much more options don't you?
     
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    Hmm, that's a surprising omission. :thinking:

    Yup, but the Z doesn't have the new X-Reality/Triluminous display. Perhaps WB adjustment is done automatically, kind of like how the Bravia Engine (supposedly) optimises contrast and colour?
     
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    Maybe, it's not doing a particularly good job though.

    As above, it's not a deal breaker, but compare the whites to my old Nexus 4 (or even my One X) and the difference is like night and day.

    My serial number is BH904*** so according to this thread, it's (apparently) the type of screen used: [Q] Display verified by serial / build number - xda-developers

    There's another firmware update in the pipeline, maybe that will offer some additional WB options.

    Reckon there's any long term "danger" to using the filter app in the OP?
     
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    Hmm, it does suggest that there's a calibration issue with many of the panels.

    I'd be wary of causing 'burn-in' by using a blue filter to counter the yellow tint myself.
     
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    I thought that would be the answer.

    A yellow hue is definitely preferential to a damaged screen. :)
     
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    Was this a software or a hardware issue? I just bought myself a Z1 and will be delivered on Monday, should I expect any issues with the yellow tint?
     
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    I'm guessing hardware, I've had 3 handsets all with differing degrees of yellow tint.

    My 3rd is pretty much perfect though. :)
     
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    I didn't have any yellow tint issues. I bought mine from amazon in October.
     
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    Well, I hope they have sorted the problem by now. As mine comes with the 4.3 update from the box, it makes me think it is a latest built and hopefully will not have the issues..
     

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