OnePlus' desire to copy Apple caused the inverted panels on the OnePlus 5
by Alan Friedman / Jul 03, 2017, 9:50 PM
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
- Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2457 MHz
- Storage 128 GB
- Battery 3300 mAh
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.
posted on Jul 03, 2017, 10:07 PM 8
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Don't forget that this is not a bug that affects every single op5, so a full recall is simply a stupid recommendation.
posted on Jul 04, 2017, 5:33 AM 0
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^^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?
posted on Jul 04, 2017, 7:04 AM 5
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I think Oneplus is just F**ked this time....lol
posted on Jul 03, 2017, 10:10 PM 12
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Before this they fcked up with OnePlus 2. Now they fcked up with OnePlus 5.
posted on Jul 03, 2017, 10:20 PM 6
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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.
posted on Jul 03, 2017, 11:05 PM 8
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that's what you get for skipping number
posted on Jul 03, 2017, 11:58 PM 9
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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.
posted on Jul 03, 2017, 10:50 PM 7
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Hmmmm what is this......http://m.huawei.com/nzmobile/consumer/mobile-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!!!!!!!!!!
posted on Jul 03, 2017, 10:59 PM 7
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The ugly side of the android OEMs, steal and copy
posted on Jul 03, 2017, 11:26 PM 5
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Reward of shamelessly copying iphone 7 plus . Who wants android iphone?
posted on Jul 04, 2017, 12:17 AM 0
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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.
posted on Jul 04, 2017, 12:22 AM 1
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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.
posted on Jul 04, 2017, 2:31 AM 0
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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
posted on Jul 04, 2017, 1:42 AM 2
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7 years ago you weren't even born. Chill.
posted on Jul 04, 2017, 1:56 AM 6
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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..
posted on Jul 04, 2017, 2:57 AM 1
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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.
posted on Jul 04, 2017, 5:31 AM 0
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