OnePlus' desire to copy Apple caused the inverted panels on the OnePlus 5

OnePlus' desire to copy Apple caused the inverted panels on the OnePlus 5
You probably know by now about the jelly scrolling that appears on the OnePlus 5. The reason turned out to be an inverted mounting of the screen on the device. OnePlus has fixed the image on the display thanks to a software update, but that doesn't fix the jelly scrolling. At this point, it seems that this cannot be fixed. OnePlus claims that the jelly scrolling effect is natural. And that is true since it is a natural result of the screen being inverted.

So why was the screen inverted? It was not a mistake made by tired or impaired assembly line workers. According to published reports, it was actually done on purpose because of OnePlus' desire to copy the Apple iPhone 7 Plus. By trying to put the OnePlus 5's dual cameras and antenna in the same spot where they are positioned on the iPhone 7 Plus, OnePlus was forced to move the display's controller to the bottom of the screen. This was done in order to have room inside the handset for the dual cameras and antenna at the top of the phone.

The controller used on the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 3T are the same component, although positioned in different locations inside the respective phones. In fact, the screen on the OnePlus 5 is the same exact one used on the OnePlus 3T, although it falls short when it comes to certain metrics.

The decision to copy Apple could end up having horrific consequences for OnePlus. It begs the question, why? Surely OnePlus noticed the effect on scrolling before mass producing the phone. And if nothing can be done to fix the jelly scrolling, as is likely, we will have to see what OnePlus 5 owners decide to do.


source: XDA, Reddit via BGR

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34 Comments

1. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Damn... that's dedication!

8. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

That 'sarcasmic' tone.

2. Chaise unregistered

If oneplus wants future customers, they would be wise to recall the phones. Judging by the attitude of the CEO, doesn't look like it's going to happen.

27. deftozzz

Posts: 14; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Don't forget that this is not a bug that affects every single op5, so a full recall is simply a stupid recommendation.

30. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

^^Really? But every single OnePlus 5 has the design and dual camera layout of the iPhone 7 Plus, which means every single OnePlus 5 has it's display controller at the bottom of the screen, hence it's reasonable to assume that this jelly scrolling bug affects every single OnePlus 5. So, a full recall isn't really a stupidity recommendation... no?

3. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

I think Oneplus is just F**ked this time....lol

5. kudus

Posts: 52; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

Before this they fcked up with OnePlus 2. Now they fcked up with OnePlus 5.

9. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I've been thinking... 1+1 was a success. 1+2 was a mess. 1+X was a mixed bag. 1+3(T) was a success. 1+5 seems like a mess(has positive points though) 1+6 will be a success...hopefully. Will wait and watch.

11. ibend2

Posts: 159; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

that's what you get for skipping number

36. ShaikhJGI

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Exactly my point here.. Samsung also got same for skipping Note 6..:(

4. kudus

Posts: 52; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

Well China phones always copy iphone's design.

6. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Hate when these companies copy iPhone design when they don't have to. And ugly design on top of that. Not even good old iPhone 5/5s design smh. Why can't they copy good things about Apple, like longer updates? Always copying ugly designs and stupid iRestrictions. Not meant only for One Plus but many other OEMs over the years.

33. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

For Oneplus' designers, that might not be ugly.

7. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Hmmmm what is this......http://m.huawei.com/nzmobile/consumer/mo​bile-phones/detail/huawei-p9-nz.htm Damn it's a phone with dual cameras on the top left of the back. And you know what it also has antennas on the top, just like alot of other phones.....i guess it's the iPhone that COPIED OTHERS IPHONEARENA!!!!!!!!!!

10. HillaryClinton2020

Posts: 191; Member since: Feb 08, 2017

The ugly side of the android OEMs, steal and copy

12. Arthurhkt

Posts: 727; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Wasn't basically EVERYONE was doing it?

13. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

"good artists borrow, great artists steal."

14. antifanboyism

Posts: 57; Member since: Jun 20, 2017

Reward of shamelessly copying iphone 7 plus . Who wants android iphone?

20. lallolu

Posts: 733; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

I do. I like the idea of an iPhone running android.

15. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

The OnePlus 5 display hardware is exactly the same that is found on the Galaxy A7 2016. Since the A7 2016 does not have this issue, I believe it all has to do with the poor calibration of the screen ,which is something that can be solved by software update. Xperia Mini back in the days had sort of these issues but it had to do with the return and menu on-screen buttons misbehaving when the phone heats even slightly a bit. I saw the issue on XDA and Sony forums and Sony admin claimed that it is a calibration issue and they have released a software update, which people should take the phone to service centers and have it fixed. Took it to a service center and two days later picked the phone and the issues were all gone after the update.

19. Unknown36

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 04, 2017

I can see a hardware designer deewinc used Galaxy A7 display hardware in OnePlus 5. Every one know that Oneplus 5 has a display issue. If you dont know dont compare a topend spec phone with ugly A5 hardware. Oneplus 5 Hardware is top of line spec comparable to Galaxy S8.

16. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

This cheap ass garbage should be collected and put in fire. The standard quality must be restored for every countries. Those counterfeit junk from China are the reason why our planet is so polluted. I remember 7 years ago Seoul was a charming and very cleaned city until those debris and smoke coming from dirty sh*thole China. We are now the victims of their pathetic pollution

18. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

7 years ago you weren't even born. Chill.

21. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Get lost you ugly stalker. No one need your pathetic behavior here.

25. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

You're the one with the retarded behavior bitch face. Get of the computer/smartphone and get some fresh air.

17. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Very effective marketing from one plus. Kudos.

22. monoke

Posts: 1185; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Man this is horrible if nothing can be done for the OP5 owners cuz that's a damn design defect, plain and simple. Hopefully Oneplus co. will learn to be more creative and original in their designs next time and stop the cheap skate copy cat route..

23. Guaire

Posts: 892; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Such a horrible issue, non of the famous reviewers could spot it, including Phonearena's own. In fact Phonearena team still can't spot it in one of the two units they have.

26. Kopek

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 04, 2017

Does anyone here commenting actually owns a 1+5? I do and don't have any wobbling issue at all. Also what is the issue if it would wobble? It wobbles while scrolling, if it would be iPhone they would charge you extra for that.

37. diggie32

Posts: 388; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

I HAD one before I sent it back. Stretching and shrinking while scrolling and the buttons loose. If they fix those issues, I'll get another one. They rushed this phone too fast without polishing it.

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