Mine's affected. It doesn't display the full range of grays, instead of gradual degradation of tones, it cuts off at some point and just renders black for colors that are supposed to be dark gray. The effect is just horrifying.
The problem is that Samsung has refused to acknowledge this issue and has not committed to any kind of fix. Even replacement units exhibit the same issue.
This is a global issue, i got mine in the Philippines and other owners from this country also have this issue. I know not all units are affected but Samsung has sold over 7 million of these things and 1% of that is 70,000 - let's say the defect rate is just 1% - that's still a lot.
Samsung NEEDS to step up, acknowledge the issue, own it, and FIX IT.
This is exactly why I sold my Note. I could not stand the banding and black crush problem.
same thing happen to mine! Not sure if it's because I've rooted the phone to ICS and it cause that or not! my videos have the same issues!
Due to this problem I have sold my NOTE. This is the main problem. I have faced when watching HD/FullHD videos.
Gregory, 12 Jul 2012Strange, i never had any problems like this with my European Galaxy Note. The problem might be... moreMine is a International Version from Germany & I am facing this problem after upgrading my Note from GB to UCS 4.0.3
om, 12 Jul 2012me to facing the display problem , after clicking on gallery icon the screen blackouts and onl... morehey...same problem i m also facing after upgrading from GingerBread to ICS 4.0.3 :(
I neva noticed it until i read this post.
I dont think its a big problem
I have Galaxy Note and mine is perfect,there is no such thing in my phone display
me to facing the display problem , after clicking on gallery icon the screen blackouts and only comes back aftr pressing the home screen
Strange, i never had any problems like this with my European Galaxy Note. The problem might be affecting US Notes only? As they are physically different from European ones.
Anonymous, 12 Jul 2012oh no.. i was planning to buy this phone right this weekend, and there goes all this news.. bl... moreI really don't understand why you should not buy a Galaxy Note. Gradation of colors might be an issue but it is a very minor problem which can be fixed using a custom kernel or a future software update.
Coming to Galaxy S3, I can confirm that this is non-existent on S3's display. :)
I don't have such an issue with my note... never did!
It came with 2.3.6 GB ... I recently upgraded it to ICS 4.0.3
no issues at all... I'll be downloading the 4.0.4 later this week
I always had this issue on my Nokia C7. This is a consistent problem in Nokia AMOLED screens. However, this wasn't there in my Galaxy S, Galaxy S II or my current Galaxy S III. According to what I've seen, I've not noticed this in HTC One S or HTC Desire. Don't know why Galaxy Note has this issue. According to me, this really is a software issue and not really a display issue. However, why such things never happen on a non-AMOLED displays. :/
i can't enjoy my videos with that! hey fanboys you really want to spend big bucks on that sh!t?
well, sold my note for s3, so far s3 better resolution display for the screen no dark shadow as in note. i had my note the same issue as well. at least now they refer to it and new note sure will be updated with better display
Are you kidding me??? This should've been solved months and months ago and you are posting this NOW? Samsung should do something about this immediately!!!
Well i tried what was instructed in the xda forum. But isnt it true for all amoled screens? I looked at a friend's galaxy nexus, gradation of colora not really smooth. But it is not a major issue for me.