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Ideas for reducing grain and banding on screen, please.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ergalthema, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. ergalthema

    ergalthema Well-Known Member
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    There are many posts about the grain and vertical banding that apparently is visible on GH's pentile screen. Some people say turning up the brightness past 50% helps. I'm wondering if there are any apps that might do auto-brightness at higher levels, or if there are any other suggestions for reducing the pentile texture.

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  2. jbdan

    jbdan Extreme Android User

    I only see the grain when below ~30% and am on a white screen (the web or sms). Banding is different and has more to do with the source aka color bit depth of the wallpaper/video/picture. You'll see through experimentation which wallpapers have a higher bit depth. I can make any phone/screen tech color band including my H-IPS PC monitor.

    So, use a super inky black wallpaper, or use a higher brightness setting for the grain. For the banding, find which papers work best for you. I'm finding almost all the ones on interfacelift.com and deviant art to be superb with no banding.

    gl! :)
  3. ZachMob

    ZachMob Well-Known Member

    I just stop thinking about it and use my phone, and the screen issues stopped bothering me. Pretend that white is papyrus and gray is a cool gun metal texture.

    Brightness helps, but then you sacrifice battery life especially on white colors. Auto brightness for me makes the defects more noticeable because your eyes don't get adjusted to the lower brightness settings. YMMV

    There isn't going to be a magic cure for fixing the pentile screen. Just learn to live with it or get a Rezound if it is too bothersome.
  4. ergalthema

    ergalthema Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Now that I manually pushed the brightness up past 50%, I think the screen is beautiful. On auto, the grain was significant and disappointing.

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