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Is your Samsung Galaxy S4 screen giving you the scrolling blur and purple/pink inversion treatment? You are not alone

0. phoneArena 02 May 2013, 08:24 posted on

We are experiencing some of those with our own Galaxy S4, and dismissed screen issues with the phone as isolated incident, but we got sent link to a whole XDA thread, then we saw another one, which are now dedicated to various blips with the touted 5" Full HD AMOLED display from Samsung...

This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here

posted on 02 May 2013, 08:27 65

1. babyk (Posts: 323; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)

And then they all talk about HTC

posted on 02 May 2013, 08:46 48

10. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

Build quality issues plagued the GS3. You'd think with the billions Sammy made they'd have better quality control.

I like how PA was trying to play it off as an isolated incident until a nice thread on XDA proves that wrong.

posted on 02 May 2013, 08:51 22

11. gustavoace (Posts: 186; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)

Unless they flash a AOSP rom and show that this is still happening, this could be a problem with the custom UI/custom ROM and not about the screen.

posted on 02 May 2013, 08:53 11

13. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

Ok you are definitely taking this to an extreme. The GS3 being "plagued" is an exaggeration at its best.

When you mass produce ANYTHING in high quantities some hic-ups happen it's the nature of the whole process.

The same can be said of the Samsung Galaxy S IV. You need to just chill with that & take it one step back.

If Samsung was crap as you are alluding to then why is it consistently one of the best phones in the world, also why does it sell so well to the mass public?

posted on 02 May 2013, 08:58 19

15. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)

Well, Nokia's "PureMotion" tech would have meant none of this kind of stuff happening. No motion blurs.

Samsung's screens may be awesome but having all kinds of issues like this one isnt new. Screen-related issues also happened on the S3 and S2.

posted on 02 May 2013, 09:38 6

20. mishpillado (Posts: 6; Member since: 01 Apr 2013)

You are right, actually de iPhone it’s a great example, recently there was a report for over 8 million defective iPhones that had to be sent back.

posted on 02 May 2013, 09:49 16

26. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

I don't buy that.

posted on 02 May 2013, 09:51 9

27. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

I'm not taking anything to the extreme. It is what it is and you know it.

The GS3 was plagued with issues when it was released. There several PA articles about them.

posted on 02 May 2013, 09:56 13

28. tedkord (Posts: 13234; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

So obviously you'll admit the iPhone 4 was plagued with antenna issues. Right?

posted on 02 May 2013, 10:02 10

31. Emily1985 (Posts: 127; Member since: 08 Nov 2012)

Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC One have the best screen on the market.

posted on 02 May 2013, 10:02 1

32. tedkord (Posts: 13234; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

And what exactly were these build quality issues that plagued the S3? I mean out here in the real world, not inside your little RDF encompassed universe.

posted on 02 May 2013, 10:08 1

33. jacko1977 (Posts: 428; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)

+ phil said its normal cant forget that

posted on 02 May 2013, 10:22 6

36. Ninetysix (Posts: 2569; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)

Here's one of the major ones. It's only 500+ pages and the S3 dying with no reason whatsoever is not a big deal right?


posted on 02 May 2013, 10:26 10

39. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

Obviously that has nothing to do with this discussion.

posted on 02 May 2013, 10:26 5

40. teerex42 (Posts: 213; Member since: 14 Jun 2012)

ur an idiot there was no build quality issues you moron. I've had my S3 for a year and have had no issues EVER!!! The hundreds of people I know who have the phone did not have any issues either. Get a clue htc fanboy

posted on 02 May 2013, 10:29 18

42. sharks (Posts: 236; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)

LOL! Open your eyes! PhoneArena has S4 ads plastered all over it... See the article how short it is! They didn't really want to post it, but had to do it for the sake of reporting all tech news. For a site such as a PhoneArena which favors Samsung so much, it must be believed with all heart when they post something negative about Samsung's latest flagship phone. On top of that, they did say that they have tested on their own devices and were able to confirm the reported flaws.

posted on 02 May 2013, 10:31 9

43. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)

You must be new here. Mxy is an iPhone fanboy, not HTC lol.

posted on 02 May 2013, 10:33 9

44. joey_sfb (Posts: 6453; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

So.. what you are saying is Samsung is more generous and willing to spend on Advertising. Good!!!

Unlike the cheapo fruit that too cheap to spend on anything, keep trying to get free product placement.

Life is too short to be cheap!!!

posted on 02 May 2013, 10:42 10

46. joey_sfb (Posts: 6453; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

Everything you have ever said is about Apple vs Samsung!

You are like the virgin mxyzptik (read no social life!) in the Apple Cult. Every time you open your gap is how Samsung has taken the form of prime evil. How Apple has made you whole. Please bow to your Apple shrine.

posted on 02 May 2013, 10:48 15

49. sharks (Posts: 236; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)

What i'm saying is that the editors of this site are obviously Samsung fanboys and/or getting money to promote Samsung in the reviews/exposure/etc, so anything negative about Samsung's products must ultimately be true! And any reviews about non-Samsung devices, such as the lower score given to the clearly superior HTC One, should always be taken with a grain of salt. There is absolutely nothing about the top contender HTC One at the top of the main page for this website and likewise for their youtube channel main page.

posted on 02 May 2013, 10:50 5

50. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)

I hope this screen problems will go away in the next batch of production. My Galaxy S4 is fine no problem like that.

posted on 02 May 2013, 14:11 5

113. Aeires (unregistered)

So. People can believe whatever they want, doesn't make it true, and sometimes not even bad.

posted on 02 May 2013, 11:18 10

51. chocolaking (Posts: 494; Member since: 22 May 2012)

You don't have a S4, it's an Sfall.

posted on 02 May 2013, 11:23 12

53. chocolaking (Posts: 494; Member since: 22 May 2012)

Samsung fan boys believe the superamoled and S4 screen are the best ever made in smartphone history. LOl..

posted on 02 May 2013, 11:28 6

54. Xtasy (Posts: 284; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)

Samsung sucks and so does Android period...Blackberry Z10 #1

posted on 02 May 2013, 11:37 3

56. cripton805 (Posts: 1472; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)

Those were specifically the European versions of the GS3 and the Note 2. Also, Samsung fixed it via software update. NOT BUILD. They ALSO replaced any phone that bricked for free even if it was rooted!

Id give up before spewing anything else you dont know anything about. Everything was covered HERE by Phonearena on how well Samsung took care of its customers when the time came.

posted on 02 May 2013, 11:38 2

57. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

Someone forgot their morning prune juice.

posted on 02 May 2013, 11:41 3

59. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

Nah you are just taking this to the utter most extreme. Name me anything that is mass produced that is 100% perfect without any defects what so ever.

Let me answer for you.... there are none. Why? Because there is always some faulty units that get out because of the mass production process.

Again just take it easy with your crazy talk there.

posted on 02 May 2013, 11:43 7

61. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

Why avoid the question? By your logic if it's good for Samsung THEN it must be good for Apple right?

Or are we biased here? lol

posted on 02 May 2013, 11:56 5

64. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)

I dont know how to react coz im a fan of samsung but im not into the thought of Samoled being d best screen ever made, dont know abt others, ijust love Samoled for its vibrancy and punchy colors but not telling that sAmoled is perfct, evrything can have problems, but this issue wudnt take away from me the deep interest and bliss whenever im looking at Samoled..

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