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Question Bottom half of alarm app screen not pure black?

In all other cases where pure black is present, the color really is black thanks to the amoled screen. However, I noticed that in the stock alarm app, if you look at the bottom half below the list of alarms, the black that's there is like a hazy LCD-like black. I noticed this when I was half asleep at night setting my alarm in a dark room. Most noticeable when you look at the screen with the lights shut off in the room. Contrast that to the deep blacks found when pulling down the notification shade. Can anyone else confirm? Thanks.
 
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In all other cases where pure black is present, the color really is black thanks to the amoled screen. However, I noticed that in the stock alarm app, if you look at the bottom half below the list of alarms, the black that's there is like a hazy LCD-like black. I noticed this when I was half asleep at night setting my alarm in a dark room. Most noticeable when you look at the screen with the lights shut off in the room. Contrast that to the deep blacks found when pulling down the notification shade. Can anyone else confirm? Thanks.
I was thinking that maybe since it's totally dark in your room, you're seeing glare/reflection from the menu and back button LED's... but then I guess they wouldn't be lit unless you have them set to always on. I just watched Insidious 2 so I am not going to try the dark room test :3 maybe someone else will lol
 
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I was thinking that maybe since it's totally dark in your room, you're seeing glare/reflection from the menu and back button LED's... but then I guess they wouldn't be lit unless you have them set to always on. I just watched Insidious 2 so I am not going to try the dark room test :3 maybe someone else will lol
Yea it's pretty obvious once you look at it. If you compare something you know is real black (like the bottom half of the notification shade, assuming you don't have much notifications at the time) to the empty bottom part of the alarm app (LCD-like hazy "black"). I'm pretty sure it's just the alarm app doing something funky by design, but just want to make sure heh. Pretty sure I have an authentic amoled panel anyway as I do see deep blacks in other situations.
 
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Yea it's pretty obvious once you look at it. If you compare something you know is real black (like the bottom half of the notification shade, assuming you don't have much notifications at the time) to the empty bottom part of the alarm app (LCD-like hazy "black"). I'm pretty sure it's just the alarm app doing something funky by design, but just want to make sure heh. Pretty sure I have an authentic amoled panel anyway as I do see deep blacks in other situations.
I couldn't resist giving you some peace of mind so I just tried it out in the bathroom. The alarm screen does have a weird black'blue hue thing going on. Especially when you compare it to the notification pull down.
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I couldn't resist giving you some peace of mind so I just tried it out in the bathroom. The alarm screen does have a weird black'blue hue thing going on. Especially when you compare it to the notification pull down.
Lol thanks... yea looks like uneven LCD-ish off-black.
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