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How often is the "dead pixels" problem?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by MiRaGe, Dec 9, 2009.


Do you have dead pixels on ypur Hero while booting?

Poll closed Jan 8, 2010.
  1. Yes, I have some

  2. No, I dont have any

  3. I haven't mentioned till now

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  1. MiRaGe

    MiRaGe Member
    Thread Starter

    Hi guys!
    I'd like ask all of you how often is this problem in Hero series?
    I bought one a month ago and it has some stucked pixels, but I heard that the chance of getting even worse phone is bigger, so I decided to keep this one, because these dots are practically invisible during the common work with the phone.
    I can see one or two if I set the brightness level to full, but thats my second question- how many of you use brightness on full or you do prefere to keep it on automatic? I discovered that on manual setting the phone loses light sensor function, am I right?

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  2. gnarlyDUCK

    gnarlyDUCK Well-Known Member

    This is the first time ive heard about it, had the phone since its been out in the US.
  3. rustynuts

    rustynuts Well-Known Member

    When I start up my phone I have 2 visable dead pixels but like you say once using the phone in full flow they can't be seen, not a problem to me unless it gets worse.
  4. G8D

    G8D Android Enthusiast

    I don't have any..
  5. lekky

    lekky Lover

    I don't think its very common on the hero to be honest
  6. andy d

    andy d Android Enthusiast

    Is this a Sprint hero
  7. MiRaGe

    MiRaGe Member
    Thread Starter

    Nope, it's pure Hero
  8. rizzla

    rizzla Well-Known Member

    yeah i have one, you don't notice it after it boots up, never knew what that was :)
  9. chaz_uk

    chaz_uk Android Enthusiast

    I have none thankfully!
  10. daveybaby

    daveybaby Android Expert

    I've got 4.

    Theyre only visible during boot (probably cos the backlight gets ramped up to max on a black background) so it's really not a problem for me.
  11. MiRaGe

    MiRaGe Member
    Thread Starter

    So... let see.. from all opinions in three forums I've got:

    - 38 people don't have any dead pixels

    - 34 do have this issue....that's sad result for such a great device like Hero. HTC should be more careful about us- the clients...
  12. PaulC

    PaulC Newbie

    Both of mine have 2 on each (towards the top edge), can only see them during boot when the screen is at full brightness, when it dims to my usual level and the phone is in use, they're impossible to see.
  13. daveybaby

    daveybaby Android Expert

    HTC dont make the screens, they buy them in, same as most manufacturers do (except probably samsung?). LCD screens suffer from dead pixels, it's just a fact of life with the technology at the pixel densities theyre trying to achieve.

    ALL manufacturers phones have them. Even the saintly and perfect iphone.

    The only way to reduce dead pixels is to test all of the screens you buy and throw away the ones that have them. And guess what, that means your phone will cost another 50 - 100 quid.

    All that extra cash for you to spend and all those lost sales for HTC (because lots of people will refuse to buy at the more expensive price) in order to have a screen that provides NO VISIBLE DIFFERENCE DURING NORMAL USE.
  14. vido.ardes

    vido.ardes Android Expert

    I have one, but like most people here, it is down in the bottom right and I can only see it during boot up.

    I had 5 on my first PSP, all in a cluster right in the middle of the screen. That went back straight away... Unfortunatly stuck / dead pixels are just a problem that comes with LCD's, it is no more a problem on the Hero than it is on any other device with an LCD
  15. MattW

    MattW Member

    I've no idea if I've got dead pixels.

    That is to say - I see no dead pixels in normal use of any phone function. As I've not rebooted my phone in two weeks I don't know if there will be any at boot up but if there are I'm not going to worry about it. As others have said no lcd panel is perfect, it just depends on whether any defect affects normal operation.
  16. MartinS

    MartinS Android Expert

    Bottom middle but can only see on black sceen/boot up. Once up and running not often noticed.

    It is annoying to know it is there though...
  17. G8D

    G8D Android Enthusiast

    Funnily enough, the only device I have ever had dead pixels on is my iPod touch :p
  18. fantasytozi

    fantasytozi Newbie

    Dead pixels really truly don't matter, no great impact, just enjoy ur phone
  19. MiRaGe

    MiRaGe Member
    Thread Starter

    yeah, maybe you're right..
  20. jsp_1983

    jsp_1983 Well-Known Member

    I have one dead pixel, top centre, during boot-up, which I noticed it on switching it on for the first time (cue feeling of dread at the prospect of having to arrange a courier to collect it, return it to 3, wait for them to exchange it and then post a replacement out to me).

    It's the first phone I've had that's come with a dead pixel and I was surprised to learn that it's a common occurrence with the Hero.

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The HTC Hero release date was July 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 5MP camera, 288GB RAM, MSM7200A processor, and 1350mAh battery.

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