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Visible horizontal lines on the screen, defect?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by EarlZ, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. EarlZ

    EarlZ Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Anyone getting this issue on their note or is this a side effect of the pentile matrix?
    Very visbile with certain shades of colors especially greys and low brightness levels. Also faintly visible on whites like viewing websites and movies.

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  2. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Extreme Android User

    Sadly a number of Samsung Super Amoled devices are reporting horizontal and vertical lines though I have not seen anything like these yet.
  3. boharris

    boharris Newbie

    There are quite a few reports of this on gsmarena. Another common issue that's being reported is the back and home buttons stop working and a reboot is required to get them working again.
  4. John566

    John566 Newbie

    I have not had any screen issues but I have had the buttons stop once or twice. I also have had about 3 random reboots in the 3 weeks I've had it. Overall it has been pretty solid.
  5. rodrigorajao

    rodrigorajao Newbie

    Sony Trinitron FTW!! :) If you ever owned one, you know what I mean..
  6. John566

    John566 Newbie

    I take it back. I do have a nasty horizontal line (in landscape). It goes all the way across and is fairly thick. I just noticed it - I'm thinking it may have just appeared. It is most noticable on white or blue screens. :(
  7. someguy43210

    someguy43210 Well-Known Member

    You should return it because I don't have that issue which I did with my previous SII. Also if you keep buying from the same stock you might get same issue. I bought mine from The OEM Shop which alse has the best price, but I think you need to buy third party warrenty.

    reposting of my post from xda:
    The grey shades is not completely consistent for the phone, but its still much better than the problem I had with the Galaxy SII T-Mobile. What is shown from the screenshot taken matches exactly with what I see in real life, so my only conclusion is this is a software issue that hopefully can be fixed.
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    I also tried the blue, red, green shade and they look pretty good.
  8. Bmxant

    Bmxant Well-Known Member

    Hey EarlZ, that looks pretty good for a SAmoled screen to be honest. You have a way way higher chance of getting one that's worse. (Deep dark lines, blotches)

    If you did end up returning it for a new one, I hope you lucked out :cool:

    Edit: What's the brightness set to in the pic? From what I've been reading on XDA, no one uses below 60% because of this issue.
  9. kk12002

    kk12002 Lurker

    hi..I have this same issue..can be seen only in a dark room..can't reproduce the results in daylight. .or with a black background. .only in gray...light shades. ..even display test shows In dark rooms..it's find in well lit room. .how should I approach this issue? Will samsung consider this issue?

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