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Default Galaxy Nexus Screen - What's Normal, What's Not. (Photos!)

Got the Nexus today and having no experience with the AMOLED screens (iPhones and EVO before) I'm not sure what is considered normal and what is defective. I know there are plenty of threads about this, but very few examples.


Whites (Brightness 0-100%)



Greys (Brightness 0-100%)



More Texture (bad) left, Less Texture (good) right.



Viewing Angle - UPDATE: My new Nexus has much less tint when viewed at an angle. *Colors adjusted to match as close as possible in Adobe Lightroom - and they are very close.



Viewing Angle - At extreme angles the screen with produce an iridescent effect.




Courtesy of TAMIM2007 - Left Galaxy nexus / right Galaxy 1




Courtesy of iansmith

Galaxy Nexus OLED's with a black screen showing red and green pixels are indeed slightly lit even though it should be "black" (15 second exposure).



Galaxy Nexus "black" vs LCD "black" (15 second exposure).







THESE ARE DEFECTS Exchange these phones... You shouldn't have to live like this!

Courtesy of asb123 - Tint Fade at 0% brightness.



Courtesy of staticx57 - Black spots on a dark screen. Very common issue, odds are your replacement screen will have these, too.



Courtesy of blackhand1001 - Image Retention issues.



Courtesy of tonnytech - Banding and Transparent Lines





If other people want to add their own pictures for analysis I'll try and add them to the first post so people new to the AMOLED world can feel better about theirs/exchange for a new one.
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I'm seeing the same thing with the whites. They almost feel like they have a yellow hue to them.

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normal with a pentile display same thing happened with the nexus s the rgb settings arent exactly correct
 
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Aye completely normal. It's what a high-definition Pentile screen looks like.
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Well, that answers that then.

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Is this really supposed to be normal? I'm not convinced yet.
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I came from a SGS2 and I can say the banding/lines/grey dots are much worse. The S2 seemed more glossy and colours seemed richer than the matt styled newspaper type of screen that the nexus has. I am quite annoyed as this was not mentioned in any of then reviews.

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very useful post, thanks OP. i just picked up the gn two days ago, and the screen is bothering me as well. i havent done as rigorous testing as the OP, but i definitely notice similar banding at lower brightnesses. from what it sounds like, it is normal.

i came from a nexus s 4g and gs2, i've never noticed this problem with AMOLEDs in the past. very disappointing so far.
 
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I came from a SGS2 and I can say the banding/lines/grey dots are much worse. The S2 seemed more glossy and colours seemed richer than the matt styled newspaper type of screen that the nexus has. I am quite annoyed as this was not mentioned in any of then reviews.

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that's because the sgs2 does not use pentile, it uses full rgb, at the cost of a considerably lower resolution.
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Updated post to include an up close look at the PenTile display pixels. Appears the same as all the others FWIW.

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