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By dgreenfi, Junior Member on 24th July 2014, 12:23 AM
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I purchased a Nexus 5 within the past month. I love the ease of use and general setup, and although I selected red online, the phone itself is caution orange - but I quite like it as it's easy to find.

However, the screen makes me incredibly nauseous within minutes of use. I have tried dimming the lights and increasing the font size, but it does not make a difference. The screen itself makes me incredibly sick. After searching online, I learned that others have experienced the same symptoms after using certain Android phones. Why is this happening? I presume it is related to the LCD screen. Thanks...this phone was expensive.
 
 
24th July 2014, 12:29 AM |#2  
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I had the same problem but for me it was mostly after some intense gaming. I guess I just got used to it after a while cause it does not happen anymore. Some times it was so bad I thought I was gonna throw up.
24th July 2014, 12:42 AM |#3  
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Just wear sun glasses when Flashing and you will be cured!
24th July 2014, 12:53 AM |#4  
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Hard to say what's going on. My first guess is that it's the refresh rate on the screen.
24th July 2014, 03:33 AM |#5  
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Screen makes u nauseatic?
Flash makes u celebrity
24th July 2014, 06:50 AM |#6  
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Maybe its the animal porn you're watching? 😛


But seriously, maybe flash a kernel with colour control and change the gamma values?
24th July 2014, 07:56 AM |#7  
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I purchased a Nexus 5 within the past month. I love the ease of use and general setup, and although I selected red online, the phone itself is caution orange - but I quite like it as it's easy to find.

However, the screen makes me incredibly nauseous within minutes of use. I have tried dimming the lights and increasing the font size, but it does not make a difference. The screen itself makes me incredibly sick. After searching online, I learned that others have experienced the same symptoms after using certain Android phones. Why is this happening? I presume it is related to the LCD screen. Thanks...this phone was expensive.

Are you using any screen protectors?

I have got this before, but that was switching from LCD to Amoled phones. Nexus 5 is LCD so there shouldn't be a problem.

If I use the matte type of screen protectors where colors are distorted, then the screen will actually make me dizzy.
25th July 2014, 12:32 AM |#8  
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I think it could happen with any phone, though bigger screens probably don't help. From what I can tell its usually caused by the difference between your eyes looking at the screen and your peripheral vision seeing everything around and behind your phone. I know some people who feel nauseous when using any 3"+ screen mobile and moving, so walking or in a vehicle even.

If that's the case you might be able to mitigate the issue by holding the screen closer to your face, but I don't think it's anything Android specific. Certainly not Nexus 5 specific.
25th July 2014, 02:24 AM |#9  
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It was big news when iOS7 launched. The culprit were the animations. Maybe reducing animations scale to .5x or .25x would help.
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