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The Moto Z2 Force Edition affected by the "jelly effect" issue, what gives?


It's been less than a month since the Moto Z2 Force Edition made its debut in the United States, so many customers have already been able to purchase one. If you are one of those people, then you might not have known that the Moto Z2 Force is affected by the same “jelly effect” issue as the OnePlus 5.

Neither Lenovo nor OnePlus offered an official explanation as to why their phones display the same erratic behavior when scrolling. Many believe that the “jelly effect” is caused by the fact that the display on these phones has been mounted upside down.

We're pretty sure that both Lenovo and OnePlus have tested their products before making them available on the market, so there's probably only a small number of units affected by the issue.

It's not the first time that a Motorola smartphone is launched with its display mounted in an inverted orientation, but it's the first time that people start noticing it and complain about it.

Mounting the display upside down allows handset makers to better position the internal of the phone inside the chassis. Despite the “jelly scrolling” issue, both Moto Z2 Force and OnePlus 5 are pretty decent smartphones, but everyone deserves to know about any problems the products they plan to buy, be they minor or major.



source: XDA

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posted on 12 Aug 2017, 15:09 4

1. diggie32 (Posts: 323; Member since: 03 Apr 2016)


Ugh. Apparently it's too much work to properly engineer a phone nowadays. Im sure lenovo seen the negative reaction to it on the op5 and decided to do it anyway.

posted on 12 Aug 2017, 15:09

2. qolamreza (Posts: 45; Member since: 01 Jul 2015)


"We're pretty sure that both Lenovo and OnePlus have tested their products before making them available on the market, so there's probably only a small number of units affected by the issue."
yes some of these phones are coming out with a not upside down display :|

posted on 12 Aug 2017, 15:16 2

3. domfonusr (Posts: 582; Member since: 17 Jan 2014)


I'd expect a low-margin smartphone like the OP5 to have some defects and such, but to see this kind of thing coming from Motorola/Lenovo is disappointing.

posted on 13 Aug 2017, 13:09 1

14. L0n3n1nja (Posts: 542; Member since: 12 Jul 2016)


Just to see it on any flagship is inexcusable if it's a wide spread issue.

posted on 12 Aug 2017, 15:22 7

4. Plasticsh1t (Posts: 2202; Member since: 01 Sep 2014)


Jelly is the new gate.

#jellygate

posted on 12 Aug 2017, 15:24 5

5. DellB (Posts: 31; Member since: 07 Jun 2015)


I couldn't even make out the so called "jelly effect" even in the slo mo. This is a non-issue.

posted on 12 Aug 2017, 19:14

10. BuffaloSouce (Posts: 294; Member since: 01 May 2017)


Just because you can't see it doesn't make it a non issue. If it wasn't, then other sites like Reddit and XDA Developers, along with many others, wouldn't be reporting on it which they are.

posted on 13 Aug 2017, 12:36

13. sgtdisturbed47 (Posts: 845; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


It's only a non issue if your phone isn't doing that. This was why I got rid of my Droid Turbo, because it had that effect on the screen and the bottom half of the screen was a warmer white balance than the top.

posted on 12 Aug 2017, 15:55 2

6. Cat97 (Posts: 334; Member since: 02 Mar 2017)


I can't see it !

posted on 12 Aug 2017, 19:16

11. Finalflash (Posts: 3529; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


If you pay attention, when the person starts to scroll, the items distort a bit like they're getting stretched then scrolling.

posted on 12 Aug 2017, 16:03

7. MOTOREZOID (Posts: 107; Member since: 21 Jul 2015)


They f***ed up Motorola, Shame on Moto, shame on Lenovo, Shame on me and shame on you people! But I don't know why shame on you and me.

posted on 12 Aug 2017, 16:54

8. jjface (Posts: 48; Member since: 07 Jun 2017)


They are copying every feature in their line up - good bad and ugly. Wide angle camera check, jelly effect check.

posted on 12 Aug 2017, 17:00 2

9. Scott93274 (Posts: 5410; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


I'm not seeing the issue to be honest. Not to say that Jelly scrolling effect isn't an issue, I've seen it on the One Plus 5 and it's pretty bad. I'm simply saying that if there is a jelly effect with the Moto Z2 Force, I'm simply not seeing it from the video provided.

posted on 13 Aug 2017, 02:18 1

12. tedkord (Posts: 14143; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Where was it? I didn't see anything in the video.

posted on 3 days ago, 13:31

15. kouakuma (Posts: 6; Member since: 05 Jun 2015)


In the video I didn't see anything but now that I have the phone I can confirm it has a Jelly effect, not extremely bad and the scrolling has to be fluid to notice but still for a phone at flagship price you don't expect these issues

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