General The Display issue Thread....(color fade, flickering, tints)

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Burt Squirtz

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Yikes. I have a pixel 6 Pro and I don't have these color shifting, tint, crush, flickering, or rainbow effect issues.

What I DO have though -- out of the box - the screen looked like a disgusting piss yellow with faded colors. And that's on Adaptive Color settings. Of course, I tried Vivid and Boosted modes..... and it looks, even more sickly, faded, and 'pissy' yellow. With a few third-party apps. I fixed all this and the screen looks perfect now. Now I have perfect white point, and vibrant colors .

But I was very disappointed initially.
 
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Yikes. I have a pixel 6 Pro and I don't have these color shifting tint, crush, or rainbow effect issues.

What I DO have though -- out of the box - the screen looked like a disgusting piss yellow with faded colors. And that's on Adaptive Color settings. Of course, I tried Vivid and Boosted modes..... and it looks, even more sickly, faded, and 'pissy' yellow. With a few third-party apps. I fixed all this and the screen looks perfect now. Now I have perfect white point, and vibrant colors .

But I was very disappointed initially.

Androids use multiple ICC profiles depending of the image being view. The screen must be calibrated at multiple points as well. It's impossible to do accurately by eye.
The color rendering changes by display brightness and likely display frequency, these variables must by compensated for as well.

Even Samsung is having color rendering issues since the N20U. For the lay person it's impossible to fully calibrate these displays even with the most sophisticated Android app.
This is a major defect... unacceptable.
 

opz187

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Yikes. I have a pixel 6 Pro and I don't have these color shifting, tint, crush, flickering, or rainbow effect issues.

What I DO have though -- out of the box - the screen looked like a disgusting piss yellow with faded colors. And that's on Adaptive Color settings. Of course, I tried Vivid and Boosted modes..... and it looks, even more sickly, faded, and 'pissy' yellow. With a few third-party apps. I fixed all this and the screen looks perfect now. Now I have perfect white point, and vibrant colors .

But I was very disappointed initially.
Turn on dark mode, go into display settings and switch smooth display on and off. You don't see the color shift? It's very subtle. But once you see it you can't unsee it. Mine is more noticable on the right edge of the screen.
 
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adiboy01

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Yikes. I have a pixel 6 Pro and I don't have these color shifting, tint, crush, flickering, or rainbow effect issues.

What I DO have though -- out of the box - the screen looked like a disgusting piss yellow with faded colors. And that's on Adaptive Color settings. Of course, I tried Vivid and Boosted modes..... and it looks, even more sickly, faded, and 'pissy' yellow. With a few third-party apps. I fixed all this and the screen looks perfect now. Now I have perfect white point, and vibrant colors .

But I was very disappointed initially.
What did you do to make the colors accurate? What app did you use?
 

harvin_

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My provider said they will receive a new batch around 5th of november. I ordered another one and hope it will arrive next week. I can update if the issue is still there with the new batch of phones or if it was just with the initial ones.
So I got my new Pixel 6 today and the issue is still there but 90 % less noticable than the provided imgur link. So I have to look very closely to notice it. Which tells me that this seems to be a display problem. I will keep the phone, other than that I really like it. Thats my final update. Good luck to all.
 

Polyterative

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I'm having this issue as well
Purple tinting, especially notiecable at 90hz

I ordered from Germany but I'm in Italy now, do you think asking for a replacement would help?
It would be a bit of a hassle for me. Also: where do I ask for a RMA???

EDIT:
Reached to them through the chat, said they're gonna send me a new one even if I'm in italy but the snipment label is wrong and rma link is broken :(
Will update this

 
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bs3pro

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Yikes. I have a pixel 6 Pro and I don't have these color shifting, tint, crush, flickering, or rainbow effect issues.

What I DO have though -- out of the box - the screen looked like a disgusting piss yellow with faded colors. And that's on Adaptive Color settings. Of course, I tried Vivid and Boosted modes..... and it looks, even more sickly, faded, and 'pissy' yellow. With a few third-party apps. I fixed all this and the screen looks perfect now. Now I have perfect white point, and vibrant colors .

But I was very disappointed initially.
I call bllsht. What apps? Nothing I try does anything. My display is piss yellow, probably going to return it.
 

Solitario88

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anche io ho questo problema
Colorazione viola, particolarmente evidente a 90hz

Ho ordinato dalla Germania ma ora sono in Italia, pensi che chiedere una sostituzione sarebbe d'aiuto?
Sarebbe un po' una seccatura per me. Inoltre: dove posso chiedere un RMA???

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Li ho raggiunti tramite la chat, mi hanno detto che me ne invieranno uno nuovo anche se sono in italia ma l'etichetta dello snipment è sbagliata e il collegamento rma è interrotto :(
Aggiornerò questo

Same here.... me P6 purchased in Germany but now I'm in Italy. Google support told me that he would send me a new terminal but after two days not received any confirmation email.
 
simple solution then. don't turn the blue light filter on
Right. I just meant that it is especially visible with those three things on. But yeah, my screen is looking way better than the ones in some of the pictures here, so I'm a bit reluctant to RMA and end getting multiple other (more) defective units.

Edit: RIP, my screen is flashing
 
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lilrob1213

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Right. I just meant that it is especially visible with those three things on. But yeah, my screen is looking way better than the ones in some of the pictures here, so I'm a bit reluctant to RMA and end getting multiple other (more) defective units.

Edit: RIP, my screen is flashing
Was this the end of your pixel? Did you return it or talk to Google support? Do you think it was inevitable? I thought I had a fine screen, better than most, but now I'm worried.
 
Was this the end of your pixel? Did you return it or talk to Google support? Do you think it was inevitable? I thought I had a fine screen, better than most, but now I'm worried.
Haha, Sorry, didn't mean to scare you or anything. That edit was a bit exaggerated 😅.
I don't remember actually saving the edit.

Anyway, what I wanted to say is that the screen flickers a bit (the tint of the screen changes in the affected corners) when it switches from 90Hz to 60Hz mode. So when something updates I can see the tint change. Also happens when the screen is static and I touch it.

Again, it's nothing like most other affected people here, nor does it get worse.

I'll just keep mine for now, because a) I can live with it, b) I can return it anytime, c) I'd like to wait for most of the defective units to no longer be in circulation
 
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lilrob1213

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Haha, Sorry, didn't mean to scare you or anything. That edit was a bit exaggerated 😅.
I don't remember actually saving the edit.

Anyway, what I wanted to say is that the screen flickers a bit (the tint of the screen changes in the affected corners) when it switches from 90Hz to 60Hz mode. So when something updates I can see the tint change. Also happens when the screen is static and I touch it.

Again, it's nothing like most other affected people here, nor does it get worse.

I'll just keep mine for now, because a) I can live with it, b) I can return it anytime, c) I'd like to wait for most of the defective units to no longer be in circulation
Whew! What a relief! Lol 😅
 

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    Had a conversation with Google Support, they are telling me it's normal OLED Color change out of different angles but where the **** is this rainbow thing a normal color change LOL
    Clearly they cut corners with the display. It's the same quality they used for the 5a ($449), it behaves exactly the same with the rainbow effect. For the P6 and 5a I have it's barely noticeable, not bad enough that I would go exchange them. I am paranoid when it comes to screens. When I asked my wife (who has the 5a now) to look at this on both phones, she asked me what I'm talking about and told me that I should get a life ( lol ).

    After all, I paid the same price for two phones that I paid for the S21 Ultra, which definitely has not such issues (or any of the OnePlus phones I owned). Well, the S21 Ultra had other issues that I won't dive into.

    If it's true that the P6 Pro does not have the issue I might look into exchanging the P6 for a P6 Pro.
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    if you get a chance and have a BB or Target close by, do yourself a favor and check out the demo units to see if they have the same tint. I did and it's not a solution but comforting to see that they all have this to some degree. It's just not a Samsung or OnePlus display on these. I only paid $599 for mine so I ignore it - until I come across this thread again - ;)
    Yeah when I tested these in the store the regular pixel 6 had a yellowish white screen like mine (very different from the OnePlus 6t I came from which was way more blue-white). But it was way bright in the store so I didn't know if I could test the low brightness grey/green tint. I'll try tho! Worth a shot!
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    Finally came across several users saying they don't have the rainbow/colour shifting issue so there is hope that a replacement would be better!

    https://www.reddit.com/r/GooglePixel/comments/qiyoz5
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    Yeah when I tested these in the store the regular pixel 6 had a yellowish white screen like mine (very different from the OnePlus 6t I came from which was way more blue-white). But it was way bright in the store so I didn't know if I could test the low brightness grey/green tint. I'll try tho! Worth a shot!
    put your long coat on, go to the store and lean over the device to get it dark enough. then run when they call the police - lol
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    I just returned my pixel 6 to cpw store and got a exchange this one so far doesn't seem to have the green hue down left side