1. edulumia920's Avatar
    Ive noticed that the glass on the 1020 suffers from warping /distortion issues. It can only be noticed when the screen is off. Any reflection of objects turn a diatorted, ripple effect image. Hold your phones at an angle and try to reflect an object on it. It does not happen with any other phone i have. I was wondering if this has to do with the fragile nature of the screen, which has prooven to shatter very easily. Has anyone noticed it?. I took pictures of this, how can i post them?
    11-25-2014 10:12 AM
  2. spaulagain's Avatar
    The 1020 has a curved screen towards the edges. That's why it distorts. Also the AMOLED screen with the Clear Black polarizer probably distorts reflections as well.
    11-25-2014 10:22 AM
  3. T Moore's Avatar
    Be specific, on the screen edges or in other areas of the screen.
    The 920 also has curved screen edges.
    11-25-2014 10:39 AM
  4. edulumia920's Avatar
    11-25-2014 10:40 AM
  5. edulumia920's Avatar
    Please note none of the phones have screen protectors on. You can clearly see that the reflection of the lamp on the iphone is perfect, whereas on the 1020 is distorted. When the screen is on all is fine, but was wondering if the is a manufacturing problem that makes the glass prone to shattering. I have dropped a 920 several times on concrete and it survived all drops. Ive heard ppl dropping the 1020 on the carpet at very low heights resulting in a completely shattered glass. Comments? thanks.
    11-25-2014 10:48 AM
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    Yes, I see the same thing. But keep in mind two things. The iPhone is IPS and the 1020 is AMOLED. Also, I imagine the Clear Black polarizer layer that Nokia/Microsoft uses to provide a truly rich black probably has an impact as well. And I don't think the iPhone uses the same technology.
    11-25-2014 05:56 PM
  7. spaulagain's Avatar
    So this is weird, I saw this wavy reflection on my 1020 earlier today. But now when I look and compare to my 920, 8X, and iPhone, it looks fine. I'm wondering if it depends on lighting or something.

    Either way the consistency of the wave leads me to believe it's not an imperfection or warp in the screen, but something to do with how the screen is constructed or the materials used.

    Carefully looking at the screen I see no waves in the screen. The only noticeable curve is towards the edges. And even running a straight edge along the the screens surface reveals no gaps.

    I bet its part of the underlining construction within/under the gorilla glass. Doesn't the 1020 have another coating to help reduce finger prints? I'm pretty I remember that being a new feature over the 1020.
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    11-25-2014 06:04 PM
  8. edulumia920's Avatar
    thank you for taking the time to check. Maybe it is the new treatment used to make it more scratch resistant, gorilla 3, or the oleophobic coating. I just hope it isnt any problem in the manufacturing process, the layering of the glass, idk. Ive had other amoled phones and never noticed this.
    11-25-2014 07:10 PM
  9. Steve Adams's Avatar
    I have dropped my phone on ceramic tile, hardwood, carpet etc. The only time it shattered was when it fell out of my pocket on the street and got the corner with a tiny pebble. bango. Done. New screen in now however and all is right again.
    11-26-2014 04:38 AM

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