Welcome to the MacNN Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

You are here: MacNN Forums > Hardware - Troubleshooting and Discussion > iPhone, iPad & iPod > Different quality iPhone 3G screens?

Different quality iPhone 3G screens?
Thread Tools
CheesePuff
Professional Poster
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Rochester, NY
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 26, 2008, 01:34 AM
 
I purchased a white 16 GB iPhone 3G on July 15th and the screen was great -- very bright, great colors and viewing angle. I just picked up another 8 GB black 3G today which came loaded with 2.0.1 so I'm assuming it was made recently and the screen has a whole different color saturation (blues seem way too bright) and the viewing angle is HORRIBLE compared to the screen on my white model.

Anyone else notice this difference from theirs to someone elses?
     
gradient
Mac Elite
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Vancouver, BC
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 26, 2008, 01:44 AM
 
The screen on my 3G isn't nearly as nice as the only on my original iPhone, by far the biggest disappointment of my upgrade experience. It has the well documented yellow hue to it where my original one had a much clearer, crisper display.
     
macwall
Fresh-Faced Recruit
Join Date: Nov 2007
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 26, 2008, 01:54 AM
 
i've been hearing that some people have "blue-tinted" screens with a worse quality but i never seen it before.
     
Big Mac
Clinically Insane
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Los Angeles
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 26, 2008, 02:16 AM
 
Take it back if you're not satisfied.

"The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground." TJ
     
Mastrap
Addicted to MacNN
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Toronto
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 26, 2008, 06:41 AM
 
Originally Posted by gradient View Post
The screen on my 3G isn't nearly as nice as the only on my original iPhone, by far the biggest disappointment of my upgrade experience. It has the well documented yellow hue to it where my original one had a much clearer, crisper display.
Some iPhones had the yellow tint, this problem has since been addressed by a software update as far as I know. I agree, if the screen is a dud, return the phone for repair.
     
CheesePuff  (op)
Professional Poster
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Rochester, NY
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 26, 2008, 09:19 AM
 
Originally Posted by Big Mac View Post
Take it back if you're not satisfied.
That's what I'm worried about -- are they going to let me exchange it for a new one if to the normal persons eye it looks like a regular display? If I showed the screen to someone they would say it looks great, but when comparing it to my other 3G phone you can tell a difference.
     
Geofries
Dedicated MacNNer
Join Date: Sep 2006
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 26, 2008, 10:00 AM
 
Can you take them both in to point out the difference to them?
     
   
Thread Tools
 
Forum Links
Forum Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Top
Privacy Policy
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:07 PM.
All contents of these forums © 1995-2017 MacNN. All rights reserved.
Branding + Design: www.gesamtbild.com
vBulletin v.3.8.8 © 2000-2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.,