- 04-09-2012, 10:36 AM #1
I am new to the WP7 game and just picked up a Lumia 900 the other day. One thing that is driving me crazy is how IE is rendering colors while browsing... I will try to explain it the best way I can.
For example, when I load up WPCentral while its loading it looks bright, vibrant and simply amazing on the screen. The blues are blue, the greens are green and the whites especially in the logo are white... then just as the page finishes loading its almost like a grey overlay happens and everything dulls out. I can't explain it, its almost as if when the page is finished loading a secondary brightness kicks in and overlays the entire site. I see this with every page and site I load. I even created a fake page with some specific colors on it and took a picture while the page was loading and then another when the page was done loading and all the colors were completely different from loading to being fully loaded.
Whats even stranger is when I bring up WPCentral, while loading it looks awesome, fully loaded it gets a grey overlay (I know this is not happening, just visually what happens)... but then when I click settings down at the bottom, the website goes back to vibrant, then I close settings and it goes back to dull... wtf?
Is this a setting in the phone? I have it to auto brightness to OFF and brightness control to high.
I recently test drove a Samsung Note and it did something very similar but it had two different brightness settings, one for the phone and one for the browser.
I enjoy this phone a lot, but this "glitch" is really annoying, this can't be how the browser works is it? It really is just that annoying that I would be tempted to take it back and go to my old phone again... I hope someone can shine some light on this issue. Thanks in advance!
- 04-09-2012, 10:52 AM #3
Try this, go to a site with some color and whites, then let the page fully load. Once loaded click settings at the bottom, watch the site get bright and vibrant, then close settings and watch it dull out slightly, then open settings again, it turns bright... you will notice it dulls out for some reason on every site once the page is fully loaded. I understand you can't see the whole site when settings is opened, but it does leave a portion at the top visible.
If this is honestly how the browser renders pages how are more people not saying something about this? This is annoying as ****.
Last edited by g2_designgroup; 04-09-2012 at 10:58 AM.
- 04-09-2012, 11:26 AM #5
I have done this, not worried about battery life right now. If you read my post I state that I have done this and you would read that its happening after the page loads. My brightness is auto-brightness = OFF and brightness is manually set to HIGH. I don't have an issue with any apps, os or anything like that... its simply when I am using the web that I notice this issue. Can anyone just open WPCentral full site, notice colors (look strictly at the logo) while its loading, then after it loads you will notice it dulls out slightly... then while looking at that logo still, click settings... notice a difference? Then close settings, then open it again... see the issue?
- 04-09-2012, 11:41 AM #6
I don't see anything like that on my HD7, only time I see something like that is when an Ajax ad or pop over appears,once I find it and close it everything is back to normal.
- 04-09-2012, 11:46 AM #7
I am obviously not explaining it very well, just went into ATT store and see it on 2 other devices running WP7... even showed ATT rep and he was like "Hmm... never noticed that before." so I know I am not crazy.
I will try to take a good picture of page loading and not loading... because the responses keep stating it has something to do with hovers and ajax, did you read the part where I explain how to make this happen? Did you even try it? Did you read the part where I created a basic HTML page of colors and was able to recreate the same issue? Obviously the page "dulling" out after page load doesn't bother anyone else except me :)
- 04-09-2012, 12:26 PM #12
Actually...I missed the part where you said to open up settings (the ... at the bottom of the screen) and I see it now. It is like the screen is dimming when you close settings. Mine doesn't show up during page load, only when settings or the keyboard is opened up and closed.
- 04-09-2012, 12:30 PM #13
Thank you! Yes, its crazy huh? I bet you will notice it now every time (sorry for that if you didn't notice it before :) ).
Page loading = Page is awesome looking
page fully loaded = slightly dims (its not an ad, it happens everywhere on every site)
Not sure if it happens on every device, but my lumia 900 is definitely doing it and so where the demo models in the store and a couple other devices they had there.
Its driving me crazy!
- 04-09-2012, 12:32 PM #14
- 04-09-2012, 12:43 PM #15
First, thanks to the OP for giving specific examples that others can try/test and make responses meaningful. I don't see these effects on my Super AMOLED Focus. It's not an OS or browser issue as such, although it can be how either, or related software or hardware, is working on the Lumia. This thread/question may prove more productive on the Lumia forum which is pretty active. Best of luck getting past this.
- 04-09-2012, 01:07 PM #17
- 04-09-2012, 01:12 PM #18
I understand it may be trying to save battery and so on, but just seems odd that there is no override, I am just stuck with a device that renders colors slightly dim while browsing :)
- 04-09-2012, 01:14 PM #19
Have you tried a different browser? I use SurfCube and I see no dimness. The only time I've detected any dimming is when I'm in the phone's Settings menus. After I make a change, I'll sometimes notice an almost imperseptible change in the screen's brightness. It's almost as if there's a slight voltage drop.
Haven't noticed it while browsing, though honestly I rarely use the browser to access content. I prefer to use apps whenever I can.
- 04-09-2012, 01:14 PM #20
"it is dim and only gets bright when I open settings or keyboard."
That right there would bother the heck out of me, so you really only fully experience the vibrance of a website when the keyboard or settings are open. Seems like a glitch to me :)
thanks again for your replies :)
- 04-09-2012, 01:14 PM #21
Yea, I agree. I never noticed it on my Trophy, so I'm thinking it is a 900 thing. It isn't really a big deal for me, but I would prefer that the phone stayed the same brightness all the time. Either stay bright or stay dim, that bothers me more than the pages being dim. :-)
- 04-09-2012, 01:29 PM #23
Last edited by Rodolfo; 04-09-2012 at 01:57 PM.
- 04-11-2012, 09:52 PM #24
I just noticed this on my brand new Lumia 900 and it's bugging me. The rest of the phone seems awesome, but when I open up the browser, or even change the dark black to white on my tile background, the white looks extremely dimmed out, and the browser goes from bright (when you press the menu) to much lower... what the heck is going on? should i have my phone replaced?