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xxjrsmith3xx

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So i just got the nexus 5 love the phone but i compared it to the iphone 5s the and whites look white and on the nexus looks a bit yellow ish, now a while ago i read something someone also had this but downloaded a app and they fixed the problem can anyone help me out? Thank you!
 

xxjrsmith3xx

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which I can't find , would be kind enough if you can let me know where or which app.

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Tenhi

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Left - N5 16 GB white, ordered more than a month ago
Right - N5 16 GB black arrived few days ago.

Photo is taken with N7, and unfortunately the difference is not that visible as IRL, but I hope that it is still visible.

(Both phones were set to 100% brightness)

Strange part is that yellow tint is not visible when I tilt my phone away from my eyes and when watching it from CCA 45 degrees angle.

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compact70

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When i first received my nexus 5 (2 weeks ago) it didn't look all that yellow maybe a tiny bit. i compared it to my nexus 7(2012) and found it a bit too yellow for my liking.
After 2 weeks of usage the yellow looks completely gone to me. i compared again and saw that the nexus 7 was a bit reddish looking.
I saw on some forums that because the glue beneath the screen wasn't dried yet that caused it to be yellow. But now it looks great!
 

EarlZ

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I consider it a hardware defect but its also a panel lottery, how yellow your device is compared to the "warm" and "normal" colors on the N5 is anyone elses guess. Mine was pretty yellow but the phantom kernel based on franco's fixed it right up for me though its a little bit blue now but it is significantly better than a yellow tinted screen.
 

Dragn4rce

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Yeah mine was yellow compared to the my mom's and brother's moto x. But my whites are better then their whites.

This is why reviews usually suck. They test for several hours and review. No not good enough.

MKBHD did his right (sort of). He did a first impression and didn't like it 100%. Turns out, after a while he realizes it is like a shoe, gotta break her in till it's comfortable.

Patience is key.

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bagou01

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Yeah mine was yellow compared to the my mom's and brother's moto x. But my whites are better then their whites.

This is why reviews usually suck. They test for several hours and review. No not good enough.

MKBHD did his right (sort of). He did a first impression and didn't like it 100%. Turns out, after a while he realizes it is like a shoe, gotta break her in till it's comfortable.

Patience is key.

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well, sorry but after MKBHD, i didn't get what you are saying :p
 

Dragn4rce

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Ya. It was yellow at first compared to the moto X. Now mine has better whites.

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    http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!msg/nexus/XmRTZ9IyBl0/XA0awB4IHYMJ

    There are a lot of people with the same problem. My new RMA is yellowish when I compare it to my old N5 which I will ship back! Pretty annoying but not noticeable when I just use the phone.
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    color changes depending what kind of light youre in. if its yellow in one type, can bw mire white in another type of light.
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    Thanks, but im not shore if i follow you..auto brightnes is off..its new device so im hoping it will go away eventually, its about two weeks old..and n4 is over a year

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    the "yellow" screen changes color depending what type of light you are standing in. there are all different types of light around.you can be in incandescent light at home, then walk into a store that has fluorescent light, then walk outside into natural light. your screen will appear siffernt colors depending on the light type.
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    Colors appear warmer on the nexus 5. Flash the elemental x kernel & select slightly cooler colours during the installation. I'm loving my display now.