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By queso_burrito, Junior Member on 5th April 2016, 01:52 AM
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A number of reviewers have noted serious issues with the ips lcd panel on the lg g5, specifically backlight bleeding and "blooming" (when pressure from touching the screen causes distortion). Has anyone else out there with the g5 experienced these issues? If so, will you try to return and get a replacement?
 
 
5th April 2016, 01:57 AM |#2  
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Have noticed neither of these problems. I don't ever run 100% brightness on the screen, then switch to a black background and go into a bathroom and view the screen. And, I don't press the screen hard enough to cause distortion. If you don't do these things, you will never notice an issue.
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Have noticed neither of these problems. I don't ever run 100% brightness on the screen, then switch to a black background and go into a bathroom and view the screen. And, I don't press the screen hard enough to cause distortion. If you don't do these things, you will never notice an issue.

There is clearly a problem more or less with some units ( bleeding light).
And you don't need to push hard to cause distortion.
5th April 2016, 10:14 PM |#4  
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I have a very strangle faint vertical line on the right side. Not visible with a black background but looks almost blue-ish on a white background. Like a line of a very light shadow.
5th April 2016, 11:36 PM |#5  
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I've seen this issue too, but not enough to bother me. I didn't notice it with my phone until i read this post.

I think it's due to the design and battery placement. I think there's a very small gap between the battery and the screen, where the LCD is practically floating and when you put pressure on the phone, the screen deflects a bit until it makes contact with the battery. Otherwise, the battery would get scratched up if that gap wasn't there.
6th April 2016, 12:14 AM |#6  
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Yes, I have a 2nd G5 and it has the same vertical shadow, except much fainter. I wouldn't of noticed this new one if it wasn't for my first phone being so prominent.
6th April 2016, 12:40 AM |#7  
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Haven't checked for light bleed, but no bloom issues with finger presses whatsoever. I pushed as hard as I was comfortable on several locations and nothing. Also no shadow that I can make out and I am very sensitive to that kind of thing, especially if I'm looking for it.

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6th April 2016, 01:35 AM |#8  
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I tried swapping out the battery & bottom-chin-thing between my two phones and now my original first phone that had the worse 'shadow line' has improved a little bit. So there's definitely a fault between the contacts that's causing this effect.
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It just seems like such a mixed bag in terms of quality control Kills me too, since I've been super stoked for this device since MWC
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I tried swapping out the battery & bottom-chin-thing between my two phones and now my original first phone that had the worse 'shadow line' has improved a little bit. So there's definitely a fault between the contacts that's causing this effect.

I'm not completely sure what you mean by fault between the contacts, but i think the issue is due to very small and minute variance in battery shape or size. This variance is probably causing different pressure points on the bottom of the LCD screen causing the shadow.

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It just seems like such a mixed bag in terms of quality control Kills me too, since I've been super stoked for this device since MWC

Personally, I wouldn't call it bad quality control, but rather mechanical and structural design limitations with the materials currently available for use. The thickness of the G5 is only 7.7mm (0.303 inches), that's pretty incredible with a phone that has a removable battery. By comparison the Galaxy s7, is 7.9mm (0.311 inches).

I maybe speaking out of line here, but from an engineering point of view, I am impressed with the design. I am a little worried about the battery swelling up crowning the screen, but i guess i can change the battery if that happens. I've had some battery well up a little in the past...

I've had the phone for 5 days and the more i use it, the more i like it. Believe me, i'm looking for every reason to hate the phone while i still have 8 days to return it if i wanted to. After that, i'm stuck with it for two years.
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I don't have any technical knowledge with this stuff but just thought perhaps there's some kind of interference or feedback happening near those plugs next to the battery inside that's causing it like when you hold a magnet up to an old tv.

The battery of my last two phones (Droid Maxx & Galaxy S5) both swelled up which is why I went with the only phone that offers a replaceable battery
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