Yellowish smudge seemingly affecting some OnePlus 3 screens

Yellowish smudge seemingly affecting some OnePlus 3 screens
Various OnePlus 3 users are reporting (over at the official OnePlus forum) that their brand new handsets have some display-related issues. This isn't about the Optic AMOLED screen's alleged poor calibration (which should be fixed by an upcoming software update anyway), but about a bothersome yellowish smudge that can show up on the screen.

Two OnePlus 3 users made videos - embedded below - to illustrate how the yellowish smudge is covering large portions of the screens when they display grey tones. Granted, most of the customers who purchased a OnePlus 3 don't seem to have encountered this problem, so this shouldn't be a reason not to buy the phone (if you were planning to). Plus, if you do buy it and you discover that, for whatever reason, you don't like it, OnePlus allows you to return the handset within 15 days, no questions asked.

Released earlier his month in select markets, the OnePlus 3 costs $399 (unlocked), and offers plenty of features that you usually see only on more expensive smartphones, including a Snadpragon 820 processor, and a lot of RAM (6 GB, to be precise). You can find out much more about the device by checking out our OnePlus 3 review.

source: OnePlus forum

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  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh



1. LeSerpentVincent

Posts: 66; Member since: May 30, 2016

Why complaint? You pay for cheap price, you get for this :)

2. Fona13A unregistered


9. PhoneFixer unregistered

Just as I thought.. Crap phone as always..

3. Fonatic

Posts: 70; Member since: May 23, 2016

go to north korea, i dont want you in england, moron.

4. D.Aceveda

Posts: 432; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Kind of like the bending issue with the first iPhone 6 Plus. You pay a cheap price so its what you get.....oh wait. It wasn't cheap. Damn. Invalid point you just made.

8. Unordinary unregistered

Or the 7.6 gbs of available storage on a 16gb S4

12. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

You forgot the word expandable.

16. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Or the.... nevermind, every phone has flaws, get over it you two.

20. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

But the S4 uses sdcards. So whats your point? Explain why Apple has 16GB with a phone that can record 4K? That's only enough space for maybe 5 recordings. So right back at you crazy person!

23. Unordinary unregistered

Good thing the S4 didn't shoot 4k, it'd only have room for 2. LOLOLOLOLOLOL

26. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

My S4 has a 200gb microSD card in it. But it doesn't shoot 4k, so I don't understand your point.

27. Unordinary unregistered

My friends S4 had a 64gb card, and lost all her newborns photos and videos because her S4 decided it was ok to randomly format it. Thanks Oba..Samsung*.

28. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Another completely unrelated comment. WTF does that have to do with native storage, 4k recording, the OnePlus 3's yellow smudge problem, or any#@^ing thing whatsoever? What the hell is with this hardon you have against the S4? What the $#@! are you blithering about? And your friend is an idiot for keeping precious photos on a phone that could easily be lost or stolen without backing them up first.

29. Unordinary unregistered

Use your brain you tard Also, her storage was full, not having much in the first place LMAO. It was a last minute way of EXPANDING her storage, yet only to fail and ruin everything. Tard

30. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

You neglect to explain the circumstances, and I'm the "tard"? I'm not psychic.Nice that you "LMAO" at your friend's misfortune, though. Piss off an enjoy overpaying for your iCrap.

31. Unordinary unregistered

The only one who overplayed was her paying $600 for a 7gb auto memory erasing bloated plastic phone lol

7. bossman

Posts: 264; Member since: Jan 27, 2016

You should want a cheap price, not a cheap phone. ( I'm not saying that the OP3 is a cheap phone)

11. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

I'd suggest you hold the device in your hand and feel how well-built it is. Other manufacturers like Samsung could have priced their flagships close to OnePlus' prices had they chose to ditch marketing. Now, for the price of OP3 you are getting an absolutely gorgeous solid phone with top notch internals. In every production, especially the 1st batch, there will be inevitable rare quality issues which will be fixed in later batches.

14. mahima

Posts: 730; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

better than paying a lot and getting bendgate

19. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

$400 isn't cheap at all. It may be cheap to you. Many people in the world have household incomes for a whole month that is less than that. I understand what you are saying in context, that it is a "cheap" phone vs alternatives. But no matter what you pay, you expect the product to work a certain way and when it doesn't it is a problem. No matter how big or small.

25. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

I'll go further, there is no reason to pay > $400 for a "Phone".

24. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Crap how old is this display , I was thinking that was a problem on the very old super oleds displays used on phones like the s4

5. TrackPhoneUser

Posts: 256; Member since: Oct 21, 2015

Had the exact same thing happen to my Moto XP. Something about loose digitizer or something. Restart fixes it, not the best solution though.

6. sukrith2194 unregistered

Guys it's not like displays can be perfect! LCDs will have backlight bleed and AMOLED will have burn in and display banding... AMOLED have lower chances of these issues but may have accidentally skipped the eyes of QC! So stop complaining and just get it repaired or replaced! It's just 2 people... no need to blow it out of proportion!!!

10. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

Yeah! It happens !! When a thing more perfect thn sp4 pro comes !! Ping me

15. Shocky unregistered

It's probably the adhesive again, they had this issue with some previous phones, it disappears over time. Or if you have a UV lamp handy (which we all do!) use that on the display and it will probably fix it.

22. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Every OEM has had this issue where the glue hasn't completely dried and it shows a yellowish color. Apple, Samsung and other have had this. It isn't an issue. As long as the glue dries, it should go away. if not, you just replace it. I don't see an issue, unless its hardware related. Which since its in one spot like that, its not a hardware issue.

17. vijaysivakula

Posts: 229; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

Maybe they were not holding it right! You guys should teach them how to hold it.

18. dome888

Posts: 86; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

That's Chinese quality right there

21. Furbal unregistered

Happened on the lg g flex 2 as well. On the g flex 2 it was a crappy panel, hopefully this is glue curing

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