Varying display brightness
I've been spending a while trying to find previous posts about this issue, but couldn't find any. Hopefully someone here will have some insight into this problem that at the moment is baffling my friend and I.
I bought an M1000 about two weeks ago. I'm very pleased with it, and haven't had any problems at all - it's great. My friend had a mess about on it and was so impressed decided to get one as well.
His M1000 arrived a few days ago. When comparing the two units however, the screen on my friend's phone was markedly dimmer than mine, and almost seems tinted. After making sure we had the exact same brightness settings and upgrading his rom to the latest available on Orange (mine shipped with the latest version, his was ROM was dated 2003 - I can't remember the version) there was no change - his screen was dimmer, and certain apps were practically unusable (Fade for example).
He took the phone back to our local orange shop and they arranged a replacement. The replacement turned out to have an even dimmer screen than his original (the staff at the store agreed as well) and another replacement was arranged to be delivered.
He got his second replacement today, and that is just the same as the first.
We also noticed that the angle of brightness was different - mine fades when you move the screen horizontally, his when moved vertically. Using the same SPB Plus theme it also appears as if his display has less colours as some areas of the wallpaper appear pixelised whereas on mine there is nice diffusion between shades of colour.
So I guess the question is: have there been different revisions of display on the himalaya series? We checked every piece of hardware and rom info we could and they all matched. Or has my friend been very unfortunate to receive three phones with the same problem?
I can't think of any software I might have installed that enhanced my display and any that we though might have changed a setting (such as nydot) we installed on his unit, again to no avail.
Any insight would be really appreciated. He's really pleased with the M1000, but the seemingly lower quality display is souring the milk somewhat so to speak.