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Support Screen optics issue - anybody else?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by daggerNC, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. daggerNC

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    Want to confirm this is an anomaly on my phone, and not prevalent on the Droid X's. If I view my blank or black screen at a 45* or so angle and not under direct lighting (say the room light is behind you and your body is blocking direct light hitting the screen), I see "waves" of distortions that change/move as I angle the phone in my hand. I do have a screen saver which can create similar optical distortions, but this was there Day 1 with no protector on. My best guess is that the Droid X screen is constructed of multiple layers, and between one of the layers they left some sort of film/liquid. It looks very similar to taking two pieces of glass and putting a drop or two of some type of clear liquid (water, light oil), and when you put them together it spreads out and creates these optical puddles distortions.

    Now this part makes me part anal, but under full lighting and/or screen is lit up and displaying anything but a black background, then the distortions are not visible..... I checked another Droid X phone today and his did not exhibit this artifact.

    Anybody else have this? I only have a couple of days to exchange. Thanks.
     

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    My friend has an envy touch and the screen does the same thing. I checked my phone and saw nothing but know exactly what you are taking about. It looks like the film on top of a puddle on a street right?
     
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    Yup, mine has this artifact. I only notice it when the screen is off and it is reflecting the light just right. Doesn't bother me.
     
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    apavolka - yes, that's another way to describe it.

    dyno - with your positive ID on your phone then I suspect the %'s is more than just a rare occurrence. Maybe I shouldn't have mentioned this, now more people will check and then see it on their phone and then they will all hate me for pointing it out :)
     
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    Get it replaced right now if it bothers you that much. Don't forget to pull your pics off the sd card first.
     
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    Replaced it last night. New phone is much better, though not perfect in the right light/angle of view. Guess this is an artifact of Moto's build process. Opportunity for improvement! Thanks all.
     

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