1. iyae's Avatar
    So I just upgraded from my 920 to a 1020.

    Is it just me or are the glance backgrounds on the 1020 just ***-looking in comparison to on the 920? glance backgrounds on my 920 had barely noticeable pixelation and no scanlines. the 1020 is opposite; very ugly looking glance backgrounds.

    Is this a limitation of the AMOLD display on the 1020? Or am I just the only one who has noticed this?
    10-16-2013 08:16 AM
  2. Jazmac's Avatar
    I don't own a 1020 but my son does. His looks great and no artifacts or jaggies that I could notice.
    10-16-2013 08:32 AM
  3. flawless73's Avatar
    Yes I've also notice this.
    10-16-2013 08:40 AM
  4. omgitsnick's Avatar
    Because OLED displays have individual pixels light up on their own, so edges would be noticeable.
    10-16-2013 08:56 AM
  5. Blacklac's Avatar
    Because OLED displays have individual pixels light up on their own, so edges would be noticeable.
    No, its way worse. Normal pictures on a 1020 are crisp and clear. Glance background pictures are extremely pixelated. Its something with the App and the 1020.
    10-16-2013 09:36 AM
  6. uselessrobot's Avatar
    What I'm getting on my 920 sounds like what you're describing with the 1020. Settings seem largely irrelevant because backgrounds end up dithered regardless and scanlines are added. One or the other would be fine, but the combination of the two ruins most images.

    I understand why Nokia has done this, but it would be nice to have some options. I think I could tolerate the scanline effect if it images weren't also dithered.
    10-16-2013 09:43 AM
  7. omgitsnick's Avatar
    No, its way worse. Normal pictures on a 1020 are crisp and clear. Glance background pictures are extremely pixelated. Its something with the App and the 1020.
    Yes, normal pictures would look good. But with glance it isn't because the rest of the display is off, and only certain pixels are lit up, that's why there's a noticeable "sharpness".
    10-16-2013 10:02 AM
  8. berty6294's Avatar
    Did you slide the effect bar while making your glance background? Lol
    10-16-2013 10:12 AM
  9. Blacklac's Avatar
    Yes, normal pictures would look good. But with glance it isn't because the rest of the display is off, and only certain pixels are lit up, that's why there's a noticeable "sharpness".
    if I have a solid blue image, why would pixels inside the image turn off? I'm not sure you really understand what's going on here. No offense. Glance does nothing special to the way an OLED works. It works the same if Glance is running or the home screen is on. Glance = pixelated. Everything else = beautiful.
    10-16-2013 11:43 AM
  10. Blacklac's Avatar
    From Nokia:

    "For example every second vertical pixel is removed on LCD screens, to cut down on the power used. On AMOLED screens, horizontal pixels were also removed to further aid with power consumption. Second, there was a risk of screen burn – the background image creating a permanent ‘after-image’ on the display. To resolve this, the displayed pixels are alternated every hour to the ones that are otherwise turned off, so that pixel burn won’t happen. This has quite a happy consequence. The image used for the background almost looks as though it’s on another, lower level than the clock figures. Less pixels = less light = it looks further away."

    So its by design. Kinda what I thought. :(
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    10-16-2013 12:48 PM
  11. berty6294's Avatar
    From Nokia:

    "For example every second vertical pixel is removed on LCD screens, to cut down on the power used. On AMOLED screens, horizontal pixels were also removed to further aid with power consumption. Second, there was a risk of screen burn – the background image creating a permanent ‘after-image’ on the display. To resolve this, the displayed pixels are alternated every hour to the ones that are otherwise turned off, so that pixel burn won’t happen. This has quite a happy consequence. The image used for the background almost looks as though it’s on another, lower level than the clock figures. Less pixels = less light = it looks further away."

    So its by design. Kinda what I thought. :(
    well that answered my question about burn in.
    10-16-2013 01:22 PM
  12. DalekSnare's Avatar
    How many horizontal pixels does the AMOLED version turn off? PenTile pixels don't really stand on their own; they need their neighbors to pretend they are displaying the correct color, so it can't be every other one, right?
    10-16-2013 06:05 PM
  13. iyae's Avatar
    Damn. Well that explains it :( glance backgrounds looked so much better on the 920...love my 1020 still!
    10-16-2013 08:13 PM
  14. Ashish Saraf1's Avatar
    i have noticed the same pixelation on my L820 and i can,confirm it occurs on all AMOLED screen
    10-30-2013 12:28 PM

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