I sure have this problem from the beginning. I noticed it. but for the most part it happens in dark background. So I kinda ignore it. Hopefully Samsung will come up with a fix for this.
This severe black clipping issue actually affects nearly every GNote to a certain extent -- both the n7000 and i717, and some much worse than others. The issue has resulted in literally thousands of posts in dozens upon dozens of threads on XDA, yet Samsung has never so much as acknowledged the existence of the problem! :(
The easiest way to test for the problem is to use the numbered gamma test png image found on the web (be sure to view it in a dark room). On a properly calibrated display, the numbered boxes will smoothly transition from 0 to 21, and there shouldn't be any single transition that goes from a bright grey to true black instantly.
On the official Gingerbread releases, the clipping occurred between boxes 0 and 1 (or between 0,0,0 and 1,1,1 in the color gamut). On the official ICS roms, Samsung simply shifted the clipping further into the greys to between 6 and 7. They did this by merely adjusting system-wide contrast at the kernel level by about 14. My guess is that they were just trying to hide the problem, since the display of dark scenes became slightly better -- it essentially just made everything more grey, and the clipping still occurs.
I have seen evidence of a very limited number of GNotes that are not affected, which gives credence to the possibility of this being a hardware issue, but the examples of these elusive "perfect Notes" are few and far between.
And all you denyers and naysayers out there aren't helping anyone by trying to deny the problem exists after thousands have come forward to demonstrate that it does. In fact, several owners have gone out to the stores to test entire inventories only to find that EVERY device they tested had the problem.
Thank you GSMarena for finally posting about this problem. There have been hundreds of owners like me trying to make it known since LAST YEAR!
If Samsung responds, though, I'll literally pass out in shock... :(
Rabi using Galaxy SII & recently Galaxy SIII and i am also facing some problems in disply. Suddenly it turned off & the programs are not running i.e.; unfortunately turned off. Specilally in latitude & even when i seeing the gallery. Have u any observation about it?
I had no problems until I upgraded to ICS. Now the Note is only half a note playing half a tune. What rubbish. Completely slowed down the Note by half, lags like hell, and full of bloatware. What junk. Hell even my blackberry is faster than this. Screen no problems, just the stupid Android ICS. GB was great.
Same issue with the i717R, and Samsung Canada doesn't acknowledge the issue yet.
samsung is crewing everybody. look at their phones build quality all plastic! if that is forgiveable see how lame their phone battery life is, and now this display sh!t??? wtf
their pricing doesn't match the quality
samsung just laughs on everybody going to the bank with their huge profit margins
korean quality is not too distant with china crap
I think plagued is used here to connote a defect that's affected a significant amount of the entirety. Let's say 1-2% units were affected, the actual figure 1-2% of 6-7M is HUGE a number. Dismissal of this fact is so irresponsible.
this is issue has plagued the note for a very long time and samsung havent fixed it yet not even the ICS update fixed. pentile is just not good no matter how you look at it. i hope the note 2 will have non of this pentile crap.
mex, 12 Jul 2012I'm just watching this video on Galaxy Note and no problem at all. Never had this problem. ... moreI have a White galaxy note (N7000) with 2.3.6 Android.This problem is ruining my videos with black scenes. IT IS NOT FAKE. Im not a fanboy (i dont even have anything related to Apple)
I have a note, and it has this problem, so have around 30 of the notes my friends set up for customers where he works, the issue is legitimate, some wont know how to distinguish the problem
oh, and how did the 2% defect rate become official? I don't think Samsung even officially acknowledged that Galaxy Notes could have this issue.
Gregory, 13 Jul 2012I just made some research on this since it's the first time i heard about it today. Found out ... morethe point is, even if it's just 2% of the total units sold, there are A LOT of people out there who are extremely unhappy with their notes because of this issue. 2% of 7 million is 140,000. If it's really 2% I don't think 140,000 is negligible because that's 140,000 customers who will never buy a Samsung product again, and these people will discourage their friends from getting Samsung products, and so on and so forth. Do the math.
I'm happy that GSMARENA published this story. Thank you.
I thought it is an issue on AMOLED. I know it is not until I get an galaxy SIII
I just made some research on this since it's the first time i heard about it today. Found out that it's affecting less the 2% of the 6 million Galaxy Notes that has been sold. What is wrong with these 2% Notes i have no answer to. Mine is fine. Scandinavian version, rooted and running Cyanogen9 Nightlies ROM ICS.
john, 13 Jul 2012After a closer look it appears he is running the SCREEN FILTER app which is why the note scree... moreYou are wrong. I have this problem even with 100% screen brightness. I have tried everything. If you dont have this problem, the you'r lucky and just be quite.