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27th April 2013, 12:28 AM   |  #1  
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Ok I picked up my new galaxy s4 today, I've owned all the galaxy s handsets and been pleased with them.

However I noticed some weird screen issue earlier, basically while scrolling dark greys on blacks smudge/smear purple.

A test for this is in settings, on anything grey if you slowly scroll up and down the grey bits go purple.

Does anyone's else phone suffer from this? I've never noticed this on previous phones, but not sure if my handset is faulty or whether it's just how the galaxy s4s are.

I know it sounds odd but I'd really appreciate if someone could test it for me, go to settings where the background is black and there are greyish bars, scroll up and down slowly and tell me if the grey bits have purple smearing/smudging.

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edit: I've added a picture and drew some arrows to point out what parts go purple/smudge when I scroll, this is just so you know what to look for. It isn't an image that shows my problem, it simply to point out what parts show the issue when I scroll

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Please report your HW Rev number at this thread and state if you do have teh smearing issue. You can do that by dialing *#12580*369# on your dialpad.
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27th April 2013, 06:39 AM   |  #2  
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Yes!!! Happens on mine too!!!

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Yes!!! Happens on mine too!!!

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Same thing here.
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27th April 2013, 08:33 AM   |  #4  
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So it's the issue with software right? I hope it's not intentional - given how retarded touchwiz design is, I wouldn't be shocked if it is.

Does it affect it somewhere else? Like videos or something? Or have you tried it in non stock apps? Say download poweramp, put a grey skin and try scrolling?
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27th April 2013, 10:05 AM   |  #5  
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Thanks a lot for testing it.

Well it must just be the way it is.

I'm certain it didn't do it on the galaxy s3. I wonder if they're using a cheaper screen or something.

I was hoping it might be software related but I watched a youtube video with dark scenes and I could even see the smearing there

The more I think about it the more I'm convinced it's not a software thing, it just doesn't look right, and if you turn the brightness right down it looks even worse. And I mean really bad, honestly try turn the brightness right down and then do it.

I know some people might say "it's not a big deal" as I'm not going to spend all my time scrolling up and down in the settings menu lol, but that's just an easy test to show it. I can see smudging on dark colours in general, I'm really disappointed.
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27th April 2013, 10:25 AM   |  #6  
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can you make a video?
this is weird
27th April 2013, 11:13 AM   |  #7  
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can you make a video?
this is weird

I can't unfortunately as I don't have another phone or camera to video it with.
27th April 2013, 11:44 AM   |  #8  
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Mine does this too. It's like the ghosting effects you get on cheap televisions with low refresh rates. Hope it's not a faulty screen, I'd imagine the wait for a replacement will be quite lengthy...
27th April 2013, 02:18 PM   |  #9  
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Mine does this too. It's like the ghosting effects you get on cheap televisions with low refresh rates. Hope it's not a faulty screen, I'd imagine the wait for a replacement will be quite lengthy...

I went to a few stores to test demo units and they all do the same thing.

The s3 doesn't.

I wonder if they're just using a cheaper screen.
27th April 2013, 02:38 PM   |  #10  
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It may be the new pixel arrangement in the device. It makes whites look different colours if you look at the phone from an angle.

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