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Here is why some Nexus 4 models have slightly different screens

0. phoneArena 27 Jun 2013, 07:27 posted on

We recently noticed an issue with two Nexus 4 units that we happen to have in the office - one of them had a screen with noticeably warmer color temperature. So, we decided to get scientific and run some tests, and indeed, it turned out that our mind wasn't playing tricks on us - we measured an average color temperature of 7100K for Nexus 4 #1, and 7900K for Nexus 4 #2...

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posted on 27 Jun 2013, 07:36 5

1. baza58 (Posts: 19; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)


"Today’s smartphones are configured a specific way to give average consumers a specific user experience and the way the phone’s display looks is certainly part of that." That's a good one LG. So why is N4's screen calibration fu*ked up?

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 07:44 6

2. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 874; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


To their defense the Optimus G seems to have a good calibration. I reckon its Google's fault because the Nexus 7 also seems to have a bad screen calibration.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 07:46 7

3. sats.mine2k4 (banned) (Posts: 208; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


I got my Nexus 4... 6months ago and am very happy with the display... It has the great viewing angles and sunlight visibility...

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 09:24 5

5. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


I was concerned about the screen before I bought it, having come from SAMOLED screens previously. After first glance, I was hooked, the screen on the N4 is beautiful.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 07:48 1

4. eisenbricher (Posts: 971; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


Not so good defense by LG.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 09:31 2

6. msilv88 (Posts: 3; Member since: 15 Jun 2013)


I recently switched my Sprint GSIII for an AT&T GSIII and ported my number. I was surprised holding the two phones side by side with the same wallpaper, websites, and ads on...the AT&T model had a much duller less vibrant screen

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 09:32 1

7. ChrisG (Posts: 36; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


CyanogenMod 10.1 features three different screens of color calibration adjustment. It'd be pretty simple for Google to do the same, under an "advanced" menu or something like that. Screenshots here:
flickr.com/photos/cgramer2/sets/72157634359942788/

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 10:38 3

8. Qbancelli (Posts: 63; Member since: 11 Mar 2010)


I have one of the early ones with the horrible yellow tint.

Nexus 4 Display Control app from Google Play, problem solved.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 18:28 1

9. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


It's not just nexus 4 but most phones are like this.. Some iPhone 5 screens are warmer than others, same for galaxy s3 or s4...

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 04:43

10. Trex95 (Posts: 565; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


No screen issue on my Nexus 4. One of the best screen under sunlight visibility

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