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[Q] How severe is your backlight bleed?

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By Robotized, Junior Member on 24th April 2014, 08:40 AM
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I just upgraded to a Nexus 5 and I am noticing some light bleed while in the dark when my screen is black and the brightness is greater than 40%. I've only noticed it when looking for it, but it's bothering my OCD. I also understand some degree of bleed is normal for LCD panels, but I'm unable to spot it on my friends iPhone. So how severe does your Nexus 5 bleed when displaying black backgrounds in the dark? Please don't say it doesn't bleed unless you've checked.

To check, view a black background in the dark with 100% brightness.
or install "Backlight Bleed Test" from the Play Store.

Unfortunately, I don't have a good enough camera to accurately show my bleed. It's primarily in the top left corner with a little along the top edge.
24th April 2014, 12:10 PM |#2  
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My screen has a bit of bleed in down the left side next to the volume rocker. I only really notice it when the device is booting up though.

It does bother me a little, but not enough to return the phone.
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24th April 2014, 02:12 PM |#3  
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I am also getting bleed but that isn't really a problem for me because when it's dark i lower my brightness settings and when its brighter I increase it.... Phone on the other hand works awesomelly and full brightness is great compared to Galaxy devices I've been using before...

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24th April 2014, 05:27 PM |#4  
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The bigger the screen is the more chance for light bleed to occur.

Every LCD I've owned has had it to varying degrees, the N5 least of them all.

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24th April 2014, 08:09 PM |#6  
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Thanks for the responses everyone.

Sorry to those who might consider this a duplicate thread. I did notice some others, but I decided to make a new thread since most past post regarding bleed are from November to December and quality control could have improved since then.
24th April 2014, 08:32 PM |#7  
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I never had light bleed until I managed to somehow drop a blunt heavy object on the phone. It didn't crack the screen but now when I crank up the brightness I can see light bleeds near the volume buttons in dark backgrounds only. It gets to me but after I brought down my OCD a notch it's not so bad, as long as it doesn't interfere to normal operations.

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24th April 2014, 09:36 PM |#8  
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