View Poll Results: Does your Lumia 950 has screen rendering/calibration problems?

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  • Yes, the gradient is totally off, the clipping is massive.

    18 41.86%
  • Yes, but only slight clipping.

    7 16.28%
  • No, renders a normal gradient, just like on other screens.

    18 41.86%
08-10-2016 09:43 AM
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  1. cristixxxlog's Avatar
    @mirondanro - I really do not know how that background it is supposed to look like. However, it seems too gray and with an obvious tint.
    You can grab the test images from this thread, test them on your phone and computer and compare results. If you can, find another phone (different model, best if it is a samsung, they also have amoleds) that looks good and compare. Make some photos and send them these and see if they have the same opinion.

    You can also run some videos with dark scenes (some examples are in this thread), and if you see the things described in here, you have the same problem.

    Let's hope that MSFT handles this problem soon....
    01-26-2016 04:38 AM
  2. mirondanro's Avatar
    This is how the background should look like:
    capture_screen.jpg
    and it looks like this:
    capturephone1.jpg

    The screen should display the same gray all over the screen. Not purple gray on top and washed out gray on the bottom.
    01-26-2016 05:11 AM
  3. mariusmuntean's Avatar
    This is how the background should look like:
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    and it looks like this:
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    The screen should display the same gray all over the screen. Not purple gray on top and washed out gray on the bottom.
    It looks like a driver issue on the graphics side. wonder how this issue passed the QCheck.
    01-26-2016 05:18 AM
  4. cristixxxlog's Avatar
    I think this is the same problem we all have. Gradients. That grey should be a lot darker and more uniform...... The tint unfortunately is kind of present in all amoleds, but here is too intense....
    01-26-2016 05:27 AM
  5. Croiver_Baton's Avatar
    There is the same issue on the Lumia 930 . Sadly, deal with it.
    01-26-2016 06:19 AM
  6. cristixxxlog's Avatar
    Since I saw a XL that looked perfect in the same conditions and same source content, next to the 950 that looked like crap, I cannot deal with it.
    This issue is an exception, not a norm. So it must be fixed.
    mariusmuntean and mirondanro like this.
    01-26-2016 06:50 AM
  7. mariusmuntean's Avatar
    has MS taken this into consideration? or by their thoughts, this is not a problem?
    01-26-2016 07:03 AM
  8. Jeddic's Avatar
    It's sad that this is occurring for you all. I haven't experienced these issues myself. However, that may be a matter of use case. This is especially unfortunate given that the Lumia 950 scores extremely highly for it's display color and greyscale accuracy.
    01-26-2016 07:22 AM
  9. cristixxxlog's Avatar
    Not yet I think. The LumiaHelp finally said they will escalate the problems up. Gabe Aul didn't respond (yet).

    So for now, I don't think they acknowledged the situation. It takes some time to hear about it, than test, then acknowledge and react. So we will have to wait and see.

    However I'll try and inform as many as I can. This has to be fixed, either by software or by changing our screens/phones.
    Alex Belarus likes this.
    01-26-2016 07:27 AM
  10. Alex Belarus's Avatar
    Not yet I think. The LumiaHelp finally said they will escalate the problems up. Gabe Aul didn't respond (yet).

    So for now, I don't think they acknowledged the situation. It takes some time to hear about it, than test, then acknowledge and react. So we will have to wait and see.

    However I'll try and inform as many as I can. This has to be fixed, either by software or by changing our screens/phones.
    Thanks a lot for your activity escalating the issue! You're doing a great thing for all 950 owners (even for those who haven't noticed this yet). Hopefully it will be resolved:)
    01-26-2016 08:20 AM
  11. Croiver_Baton's Avatar
    You're right, it has to be fixed. But hey, they are working on it since 25 July 2014.

    twitter.com/LumiaHelp/status/492620321040502785
    01-26-2016 08:23 AM
  12. Alex Belarus's Avatar
    You're right, it has to be fixed. But hey, they are working on it since 25 July 2014.

    twitter.com/LumiaHelp/status/492620321040502785
    We are not talking about purple tint here (it's kind of AMOLED thing). The main topic is awful displaying of dark gray shades due to bad screen calibration (probably).
    01-26-2016 08:39 AM
  13. mariusmuntean's Avatar
    You're right, it has to be fixed. But hey, they are working on it since 25 July 2014.

    twitter.com/LumiaHelp/status/492620321040502785
    Which means they will hardly even take a look...
    01-26-2016 08:44 AM
  14. Joe Frazier's Avatar
    I do have the issue where, blocks 10 - 5 are brighter than they ought and block 3 is red.
    01-26-2016 01:01 PM
  15. smartass1379's Avatar
    There is the same issue on the Lumia 930 . Sadly, deal with it.
    Deal with it... oh please
    01-26-2016 01:02 PM
  16. mariusmuntean's Avatar
    'till Ms decides to fix their damn drivers in the OS there is little users can do about it.
    TheChazas likes this.
    01-27-2016 12:18 AM
  17. Alexander Long's Avatar
    @Alexander - you are right.
    What can be seen in this clip (check the sky, the ground, the disney logo when darkened - it is like is surrounded in black fog....) about the N8 screen it is exactly what happens to the 950:Again, go into a dark room, with whatever brightness you want, auto or not....
    And since Luma 930 also have same issue, which totally proved my theory that some of Nokia (and later Microsoft) 's AMOLED (or its supplier) may be the issue. which softwarely it could somehow "fix it"
    01-27-2016 01:30 AM
  18. cristixxxlog's Avatar
    From what I've seen, the 930 had a problem with purple tint more than messed up gradients.
    Now it is perfectly fixable software wise if all 950's have the same panel. Which I think they have.
    TheChazas likes this.
    01-27-2016 03:32 AM
  19. wiredfin's Avatar
    This is what mine looks like imgur.com/a/zuqWR

    That's what the screen goes through when set to automatic with brightness in sunlight. Looks about the same as brightness set manually 100%

    Not good :(
    01-27-2016 07:41 AM
  20. cristixxxlog's Avatar
    That looks hideous :(
    01-27-2016 10:12 AM
  21. uselessrobot's Avatar
    Is this really a problem with calibration or is it an artifact of AMOLEDs? Has anyone compared with AMOLEDs from other manufacturers?

    My understanding is that these displays have a wide gamut so they should be able to produce very smooth gradients. I think it's at the dimmest levels that there might be more of a falloff, but from what I've tested there's banding across the board.
    01-27-2016 11:09 AM
  22. cristixxxlog's Avatar
    Well I've personally checked a Galaxy S3 and a S6 edge and they are fine.
    Also, from the Note 1 that had this problem, they didn't repeat it again..
    It is not the "Mura effect" that amoleds suffer from.
    Just very bad calibration here.
    This can be fixed in the next firmware IF microsoft find out about it. I do not think they are aware yet, or if they are, they do not whisper a word about it....
    So far, except a blog post on GSMArena everybody ignored me.
    Even Windows Central.... I'll try and engage Daniel Rubino on twitter, maybe it will be successfull....
    01-27-2016 11:28 AM
  23. TheChazas's Avatar
    WC ignored my PM's too, wrote to a Dan, did not get any response.

    So far you done a great deal with your effort, really hope for response from MS and a proper fix.
    01-27-2016 12:25 PM
  24. TheChazas's Avatar
    Tried contacting MS for other things, list of current issues for 950/950XL and ideas for navigation bar, screen resolution settings on W10M, sadly did not get any response.

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/mic...-problems.html
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...omization.html
    01-27-2016 12:32 PM
  25. cristixxxlog's Avatar
    This DOES NOT sound good at all... :(
    If they really spoke with tech and did a bit o testing, their answer sounds terrible.

    Where the f****k do I find a replacement 950 that actually looks good since all that I seen (and heard of) are bad....
    01-27-2016 01:50 PM
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