Users complain that under certain conditions, the screen on the OnePlus 6 flickers

Users complain that under certain conditions, the screen on the OnePlus 6 flickers
A number of OnePlus 6 users have taken to Reddit, the OnePlus 6 support forum and other sites to complain about an issue with the phone's display. Apparently, with adaptive brightness enabled, the screen flickers under very bright sunlight. Very slight movements by the person holding the device seem to kick off the flickering as it appears to be shifting back and forth between two different brightness levels. Those who have experienced the bug say that it is more noticeable with content that is mostly white, and those featuring vivid colors.

The issue first appeared last month after OnePlus pushed out the update to OxygenOS 5.1.8. The more recent update to version 5.1.9 did not fix the problem. One OnePlus 6 user cleared the cache on his unit and said that it fixed the problem, at least for the time being.

OnePlus has reached out to at least one of the Reddit posters and requested a log with a recording of the screen. The fact that the manufacturer knows about the problem is the first step to having a patch released to fix it. In the meantime, we should remind you that not every OnePlus 6 is experiencing this problem, and you can always disable the adaptive brightness feature until the issue is resolved.

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  • Display 6.3" 1080 x 2280 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 3300 mAh



1. JimmieCrakCorn

Posts: 143; Member since: Nov 20, 2017

The flicker is a serious defect caused by the notch. Kill it with fire NOW!

2. yalokiy

Posts: 1049; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Drive your car over it!

3. asirfaysal

Posts: 98; Member since: Jul 19, 2016

It's just a software issue. Turning off the auto brightness fix this issue temporarily until the next update.

4. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

It’s not only software issue it’s amoled issue and Chinese quality.

8. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

This is so wrong. It's just ignorant.

9. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

It is a software issue caused by latest updates nothing more. It wasn't noticed until last two updates rolled out.

12. Seany

Posts: 94; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

Why do so many idiots think Chinese is always bad quality?? It's simply not true. Majority of products these are are Made in China and I've never had any major issues with brands like Huawei or Honor. That's just your stupid assumption.

16. cheetah2k

Posts: 2271; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

So you imply that every phone in existence has this issue? - you realise the majority of the phone market is "made in China" - even Samsung (and of course Apple). "China Qualty" my a555. ignorance and racism at its best. OnePlus quality is amazing. Much better than most of the top tier manufacturers.

5. imlegitcusimthasht

Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

you get what you pay for

18. cheetah2k

Posts: 2271; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Indeed, a fantastic phone that rivals any Samsung equivalent at 2/3 the price! Don't knock it till you try it. One of the best phones on the market right now

6. Cat97

Posts: 1924; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

I noticed the issue but after the 5.1.9 update it doesn't seem to be happening anymore. However, I did clear the cache immediately after the last update.

7. ozabb

Posts: 50; Member since: Dec 21, 2013

those are not flickers the phone is taking screenshots and sending them to chinese servers

10. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016


13. JimmieCrakCorn

Posts: 143; Member since: Nov 20, 2017

@ozabb. Hahahaha, right on! Chinese are lowlife sleazy con artists who only knows how to steal intellectual property, inventions, and innovations from others. On top of that, they also gave us that fake martial artist Bruce Lee, a weak scrawny little 120 lb actor that pretends he has effective fighting skills and can hurt someone with his ridiculous 1-inch punch. In real life he would fall over if there's a slight breeze or if someone breathes on him.

14. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Hard one XD.

15. p51d007

Posts: 705; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

You are holding it wrong, it's a design "feature", this will be fixed in a software update. And once someone OUTSIDE of Oppo/OnePlus track down the problem, it will end up being a hardware problem with the OLED panel, or the light sensor. Oppo will release a software update that disables this "feature". That is what you put up with from the viral marketing boys of Oppo's OnePlus line.

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