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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 posted on 02 May 2013, 08:24

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...

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posted on 02 May 2013, 10:02 1

32. tedkord (Posts: 14114; 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, 10:22 6

36. Ninetysix (Posts: 2671; 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, 11:37 3

56. cripton805 (Posts: 1485; 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, 12:54 4

84. tedkord (Posts: 14114; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

That's one, it only affected one variant of the S3, was a software issue (not build quality). Doesn't sound like plagues.

posted on 02 May 2013, 16:41 1

124. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


posted on 02 May 2013, 10:26 5

40. teerex42 (Posts: 215; 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, 10:31 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, 11:38 2

57. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

Someone forgot their morning prune juice.

posted on 02 May 2013, 12:52 4

81. tedkord (Posts: 14114; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

Someone also forgot to list these supposed build quality issues that plagued the S3.

posted on 02 May 2013, 13:34

100. ecmedic4 (Posts: 420; Member since: 02 May 2013)

the S3 did suffer from some build issues, one being the cracking of the back cover around the camera, and if i remember correctly there was an issue with high yields of the blue color or something like that. No phone is perfect though and build issues are just a fact of manufacture, its gonna happen. Its happened with Apple, Samsung, HTC, LG, etc.

posted on 02 May 2013, 13:38

102. tedkord (Posts: 14114; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

That doesn't equate to being "plagued with build quality issues." Yields on the blue back doesn't even count as a build quality issue, so all we have is some cracks in the $5 battery cover.

posted on 02 May 2013, 16:17

120. ecmedic4 (Posts: 420; Member since: 02 May 2013)

Well no i wouldnt consider it "plagued" with issues, but there were some widespread issues, or at least from all the articles , it did seem that way. Every manufacturer has had some quality control issues though, its just a fact of manufacturing, i dont consider any issue too big a deal long as the company stands up and admits to it and fixes it promptly enough.

posted on 02 May 2013, 16:23 2

121. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1122; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

Are you forgetting the cracks on the faux metal border? I saw 3 S3s with this issue and phones that couldn't even be droped to the ground because they were attached to an anti-theft system. I found it rather ironic because Samsung fanboys were dissing the One X for production issues and never really look at the phone they had. Every phone has build quality issues be it HTC, Samsung, LG, Sony, Apple and Motorola.

posted on 02 May 2013, 15:09 5

117. Commentator (Posts: 3722; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

Harsh words from someone who's only owned one of the millions of SGSIII's sold. When you've had hundreds of thousands of SGSIII's, then you can make the claim that "there was (sic) no build quality issues." Until then, you have to realize that your single SGSIII doesn't necessarily represent the majority (or even the very small minority of units that do have problems) of SGSIII's out there.

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, 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, 11:23 12

53. chocolaking (Posts: 495; 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, 11:56 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..

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, 22:10 9

133. Irakli (banned) (Posts: 5; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)

sorry but the HTC one has the best screen on the market and then comes nokia they can believe what they like and they can be happy with ere defect cheap garbage Samsung s4 and the screen that you can't see nothing out side in the sun on.they can be happy with the samesung cheapest toy that you buy in china town.

posted on 02 May 2013, 12:10 3

69. edgabimbam (unregistered)

i remember first samsung hd screen amoled on their smartphone- note1. Black color clipping was hardware issue and no action from samsung

posted on 02 May 2013, 13:11 2

94. Igneel (unregistered)

Black clipping was present until the Note 2. I don't know about the S4 though.

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, 11:18 10

51. chocolaking (Posts: 495; Member since: 22 May 2012)

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

posted on 02 May 2013, 11:57 4

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

And why such? U seemd to be worse than trolls

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, 12:53 9

82. haney.alsaaidy (Posts: 18; Member since: 29 Jan 2013)

despite that, super amoled screen is the best display technology out there, see:

htt p://w ww.yo utube.com/watch?v=QEkgcbYTQtw

posted on 09 May 2013, 18:13

147. ecmedic4 (Posts: 420; Member since: 02 May 2013)

I think thats a matter of personal opinion/preference. Not everyone cares for amoled screens, some prefer LCD's for specific reasons and others like amoled for specific reasons, no display is the best, cause not everyone shares that same opinion.

posted on 31 May 2013, 14:38

154. romulo (Posts: 1; Member since: 31 May 2013)

it is partly wrong, what is true is that amoled is a very young tecnology and have a lot to improve, like light, so itis a better tecnology in truth... But your true to say wide gamut colors are a question of preference in a normal use...
I've bought a S4, I take on hand some top celphones to compare before choice and analized a lot, i used from IPS to AMOLED and CRT for a long time with some digital works and color criteria...

Im a drawer and painter too, what I noticed... Peoples that are color lovers would really love S4, i tested all the color settings on the store before buying and it goes from giant color gamut to practically perfect sRGB, you can obtain an controlled color with movie settings that is perfectly adjusted with sRGB with some flutuation in green only, in fact it is the most near pure white display I have seen... DisplayMate did a review of it... You would like to read, it teachs a lot about digital color, isnt only a review at all...

Samsung displays have drawnbacks and strong points obviously... its normal... you will not go much away from sRGB in normal displays, will not have perfect black or pure white at nearly 6500K, but will have more light and unfortunately in sun light your colors with less saturation will be washed, its just preference, actually amoled consumption its bigger and for example turning on black pixels is slow and can lead to what we see in specific cases like the configuration bars...
Displaymate talk about amoled S4 efects on text and with this density they just say they did nor noticed any aberration compared to normal IPS.

I point displaymate because its a absurdly professional review of the point of view of displays.

I say by myself that I only noticed the strange ghost effect on settings and menus that are black with some color bars, did not noticed ghost on text.
So it did not bother me because in normal use its unseen by everyone around me, and obviously by me...

At all its a lot less superficial fact with many points...

posted on 02 May 2013, 14:20 2

115. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)

I think that regular PhoneArena.com visitors already know how I don't like OLED based displays (at least for today's OLED evolution stage). So this time I even won't bother and won't put any effort to say something related to OLED. ;) :P

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