Very subtle, almost invisible lines/waves in display

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  1. ckkbleev

    ckkbleev New Member

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    I just picked up my Razr exactly 8 days ago today. I love almost everything about this phone but one thing that bothers me is the corning gorilla glass display. I'm not sure if it's the glass display itself or if it's the AMOLED screen behind it, but while scrolling in webpages with a lot of text, just above the middle and on the lower quarter of the screen, I can see a slight wave or almost like an invisible line. I could notice it more in low light conditions when the display brightness is 40% or lower. I have a feeling it's the way the corning gorilla glass displays are manufactured but I wanted to ask around about it before I go off the deep end. I've also spent the last 2 hours searching for anything remotely close to my account but I've found nothing. So any input is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
     
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    Sounds like a defective screen or Gorilla Glass overlay aberration. I would take it to a phone center store and compare it with a demo model. If you can see it, perhaps the rep can as well. I'd get it exchanged.
     
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    I just go back from Verizon and not surprisingly, 2 of the reps that I spoke to couldn't see any imperfections in the screen. I had one of the reps install a program called, "Screen Test" on one of the display units and I saw the very faint lines in the middle and toward the bottom quarter of the screen. Everybody looked at me like I was weird but it's something that I definitely noticed, especially in a dark room.
     
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    Sounds like mine...

    I see something similar on my display. I got my Razr a few days ago. In bright conditions, I can't even see the black line running through the screen. With a dimmer display, I can see that it isn't uniform and reaches off to some other pixels as well, making me think it's a defect. I see another black line near one of the corners as well. I'm going to stop by the store and see if I can swap it out. Who knows if we're seeing the same thing but I'll let you know the outcome.
     
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    I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one. I picked up the RAZR, maybe five days ago. I love it: it's ridiculously fast and the display is beautiful. I also got the HD Dock, which automatically dims the display in dim light, which is very common for the room it's in. I notice a small dark smudge, in the right, top third of the display, another just above it, one on the right side, mid-way through, and, in a line near the bottom... dark smudges, almost like a faint version of a bleeding LCD. These do not appear under brighter lighting conditions; only while in "night mode" while connected to the dock. During normal use, in most other environments, the display is spectacular, with no variation at all.

    I was at the Verizon store earlier today for another issue, and I asked the sales rep. about it. I asked if this is simply a normal inconsistency with the OLED display, or if it is a precursor for a larger issue. He said that they had exchanged one before, which had a line through the bottom, but described it as being more like a line of dead pixels. Needless to say, he wasn't able to see what I was describing, as the stores are very brightly lit.

    If anyone has any more input, I'm all ears.
     
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    Like this?

    Sent from my Motorola (Droid) Razr Maxx.. out in the boonies of TN while picking on a guitar!
     
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    Nowhere near as severe as yours, but yes. I assume it looks fine under brighter light, yes?
     
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    This is a known byproduct of the sAMOLED HD production process. It's very subtle and only visible with a black background at the lowest brightness setting with not much (if anything) on the screen in a completely dark (or near enough) room. Also, anecdotally, the effect fades over time. There have been several threads about this. Bottom line: exchange it if it's excessive, but for the most part it's something that doesn't come up in 99+% of real usage. I watch Netflix and use Kindle (in dark mode) in a completely dark room and I don't notice it at all; if there's anything at all on my screen other than a completely black picture, it's a non-issue.
     
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    Thank you for your reply. I considered this as a possibility. How did you come by this information? I love the idea behind the OLED platform and I'd like to know more about it.
     
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