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Samsung Galaxy Note plagued by display issues

12 July, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Samsung Galaxy Note plagued by display issues - read the full textThe Samsung Galaxy Note has been enjoying pretty smooth sailing ever since its launch at the end of last year, but it turns out the device isn't perfectly problem-free. It turns out that the 5.3" phoneblet is plagued by a display issue, which was recently discovered by the XDA community. The...


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if this problem is so wide spread y don the ppl reviewing the phone provide details.? r the reviewres partial to big brands or they are paid to give good amount of publicity.!

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  • 2012-07-23 23:57
  • utXy

I paid full price for the phone and have the problem. Hope samsung fixes it because its pretty distracting coming from.....well any phone the display's dark colors well. i wash out all of my wallpapers using launcher settings so i really only see it in media.

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  • 2012-07-23 22:54
  • BrRY

same prob. wid me....
help me guys..

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  • 2012-07-21 21:12
  • 7jVd

Same issue with my Galaxy nexus. I saw another phone with same software as mine and the screen was perfect. Maybe they are producing panels with various colour depth.

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  • 2012-07-18 21:42
  • m{07

Hey. Those who are not having the issues be satisfied with what you have and let us, who are having problems, get attention from samsung. xda community has got a very good amount of posts related to this issue. It not that all are getting this issue. These devices are manufactured and assembled in different countries. Therefore there may be quality issues which sammsung is not really interested in looking up. Its like buying a Full HD 64 inch Flat panel plasma TV and watching SD quality movie in that.


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  • 2012-07-18 11:57
  • ttdy

I am also facing this issue with black clipping. Images and videos with dark shades are not view-able. Its so bad. Don't know if its the hardware or software problem. Samsung had released update ICS 4.0.3 and thereafter a small update which is also 4.0.3 with small performance related fixes, and now going to release ICS 4.0.4. Its too bad Samsung, to ignore such major defects and put customers in a desperate situation. Lot of people are getting annoyed just because of black clipping. We expect to get good quality (atleast viewable) display when we pay such amount to get one. Now i think it was a wrong decision i took to buy Samsung Galaxy Note. very painful. I very much hope to find the fix in update 4.0.4.

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  • 2012-07-18 11:33
  • ttdy

I too am facing this problem. It is really a shame on Samsung not to have noticed this and rectified the issue.

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  • 2012-07-17 19:16
  • uwZg

I had this problem with my samsung galaxy was kernel issue the service centre.shame to hear about this issue on the galaxy note!!

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  • 2012-07-17 00:03
  • 2@tx

This issue has been known since its release last year, Samsung hasn't even acknowledged the issue as of now. Every complaint of "black clipping" made is a new complaint, according to the Samsung service centers, and it irritates the hell out of me:/

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  • 2012-07-16 11:02
  • 2@Ux

My new galaxy note has the same issue too! Samsung better develop a fix soon! >

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  • 2012-07-16 06:36
  • iidu

This problem is only for Note or affects the whole amoled display phones? I have a Nokia E7, my brother has a SGS II, what tests can we do to be sure?

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  • 2012-07-16 01:38
  • LaDe

For those who have this issue, atleast try to either upgrade or downgrade your firmwares or if possible try a custom rom. I watched Megamind in mkv format and there was no issue in ICS but saw gray blocks in older gingerbread rom.

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  • 2012-07-15 21:29
  • u1A6

my galaxy nexus also has this problem when im taking video and photos in low light conditions, watching videos on youtube. is this problem normal??

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  • 2012-07-15 21:27
  • 8$MG

> In reply to doug @ 2012-07-14 20:23 from nGkZ - click to readIt certainly raises eyebrows and does more harm than good.

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  • 2012-07-15 18:44
  • 2CFr

> In reply to amulbhatia @ 2012-07-14 21:00 from u1AY - click to readNope, I have the uk version

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  • 2012-07-15 04:57
  • nGkZ

Typical of samsung. Still ignoring this issue even with the media acknowledging it. Nokia gave compensation to the lumia 900 issue on AT&T. Apple gives you a new device if you encounter a defect within the warranty period. And samsung? Well samsung ignores faults and move on to other devices. FU samsung!

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  • 2012-07-15 04:01
  • thdR

My phone also has this problem.

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  • 2012-07-15 01:57
  • j@u2

a bunch of guys at work also have this problem, and we all got our units in the philippines. the local samsung service centers are denying having ever encountered this issue lol what a bunch of liars. they have replaced numerous units but all replacements exhibites the same problem.

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  • 2012-07-15 01:12
  • t7Xk

> In reply to amulbhatia @ 2012-07-14 21:00 from u1AY - click to readdude it's not just US Notes, I got mine in the Philippines and its got the same problem. It's a global issue that samsung is ignoring

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  • 2012-07-15 01:07
  • t7Xk

> In reply to amulbhatia @ 2012-07-14 21:00 from u1AY - click to readPlease prove your statement by showing us a photo of your screen with the gamma test PNG. Also show us the same on the particular Gingerbread ROM which you mentioned. This issue has been going on since release and there are lots of threads with thousands of posts describing this issue at XDA without any solutions so far. We didnt get our devices for "free" to just let this pass. We have this issue and have been going through it without a solution. I myself havent seen a single device which does not exhibit this issue. I sometimes do software service for phones as a hobby and a lot of people who are unaware of the technical aspects of a device come to me to get their software updated,etc and so I've come across my share of notes and every device I've seen has exhibited this issue. So kindly prove yourself by uploading a photo of your Note running the test.

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  • 2012-07-14 21:59
  • uvXA

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