Anyone experiencing a weird dim light on the screen of the OnePlus 8? via OnePlus 8

  1. Azzlan786
    Eclair May 13, 2020

    Azzlan786 , via OnePlus 8 , May 13, 2020 :
    Hello everyone. Hope everyone is well and keeping safe.

    So getting straight to the point. I have a Oneplus 8 and I absolutely love it, but there's something which is irritating me.

    On grey/blue backgrounds, when the screen is idle for a few seconds, the screen brightness dims a little.

    I'm coming from the OnePlus 7 and have not faced this issue.

    I can't put to words exactly what I want to say. Please refer to the link and hopefully it should be self explanatory.

    Edit 1) This doesn't always happen. It's quite irregular.

    Edit 2) Switching from 90Hz to 60hz and then back to 90Hz does fix the “issue” - will check how long it lasts.

    Edit 3) I was contacted by the team to reproduce the issue and send back logs, but I have not been able to reproduce the issue since I switched from 90Hz to 60hz and then back to 90Hz.

    Last edited: May 14, 2020

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  2. jd2016
    Gingerbread May 14, 2020

    jd2016 , May 14, 2020 :
    yes I know exactly what you mean . it's been driving me crazy too . the brightness changes by itself on grey backgrounds like Gmail . I can see it changing Brightness by itself without auto brightness enabled . I have two OnePlus 8 phones and they both do it

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  3. jd2016
    Gingerbread May 14, 2020

    jd2016 , May 14, 2020 :
    let's see if @SoniaB can be useful for once and forward this to the actual dev team . Not some cardboard police woman she usually is

  4. SoniaB
    Nougat Head Moderator May 14, 2020

    SoniaB , May 14, 2020 :
    I have forwarded this as feedback to admin.

    A moderator needs to ensure that everyone follows forum rules.
    If you have an issue with how I moderated a post of yours then as per the rules, you should contact me direct.
    However, since you chose to be so public about this, calling anyone on the forum an "idiot" will not be tolerated. If someone had referred to you in that manner then you would be looking at me to be "useful" and the "cardboard police woman" then too.

    You were kindly advised to follow forum rules. I ask that you again adhere to them.

  5. jd2016
    Gingerbread May 14, 2020

    jd2016 , May 14, 2020 :
    Fair enough @SoniaB . I may never actually end up liking you but definitely have to respect your fairness .

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  6. G1586880328998
    Cupcake Jun 13, 2020

    G1586880328998 , Jun 13, 2020 :
    This problem still isn't fixed.
    You can make the issue reappear by rebooting the phone.

    Can Oneplus please fix this?

  7. G1593475370077
    Cupcake Jul 19, 2020

  8. Hasnain Ginwala
    Cupcake Jul 31, 2020

    Hasnain Ginwala , via OnePlus 8 , Jul 31, 2020 :
    Yeah, i am facing the same issue. noticed it mostly with apps having grey background, such as Gmail, play store, inshorts etc. the colour turns from grey to almost black. Since this issue hasn't been fixed since May and we have had multiple updates rollout i request @SoniaB to please escalate this.

  9. G1589429118324
    Cupcake Aug 2, 2020

    G1589429118324 , Aug 2, 2020 :
    It also looks like the screen resolution is being affected too. Closest comparison is like using 800 x 600 resolution option on a monitor supporting 1920 X 1080. Big blotchy and ugly.

    It was shocking for me the 1st time it happened. I had to make sure my display settings didn't get messed up.

    Only happens to me in low lighting and adaptive lighting goes to lowest point. Most noticable with test heavy app like news.

    Also, adaptive lighting flickers to the brightest in dark setting quite often. Almost blinds you.

  10. KshitijSingh25
    Cupcake Aug 5, 2020

    KshitijSingh25 , Aug 5, 2020 :
    The greys and the blues gets changed after 3 to 4 seconds of not touching the phone. Mostly in apps like gmail, playstore, Instagram etc. Please fix this as soon as possible.

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  11. anupritaisno1
    KitKat Aug 5, 2020

    anupritaisno1 , Aug 5, 2020 :
    Actually this is probably some kind of content adaptive lighting change that changes screen colors to save some battery

    It's probably the same as the display tint. That issue happens due to an SW gamma value miscalibration and it's not just a problem on oneplus, many manufacturers were affected by it before

    Both these issues are definitely in software and oneplus will provide a fix if you submit feedback to them however from my experience these issues need a while to be resolved

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  12. ankitmaity
    Gingerbread Aug 5, 2020

    ankitmaity , via OnePlus 8 , Aug 5, 2020 :
    I've observed this issue multiple times, I believe it has something to do with software layer calibration as I'm unable to reproduce it when I set my phone to Natural (P3) instead of the Vibrant mode it ships by default.
    And yes, the 90 Hz to 60 Hz and back also fixes it temporarily for me. I reported this a long time back was ofc, met with outdated instructions and no resolution.

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  13. JavierL
    Froyo Aug 6, 2020

  14. ankitmaity
    Gingerbread Aug 6, 2020

    ankitmaity , via OnePlus 8 , Aug 6, 2020 :


    Same issue happening for the Nord. No fix?​

    Glad they ported the old issues to the new phones for maximum compatability [e]1f602[/e]
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2020

  15. JavierL
    Froyo Aug 6, 2020

  16. cvora79
    Froyo Aug 7, 2020

    cvora79 , via OnePlus 8 Pro , Aug 7, 2020 :
    Had same problem on my previous Oneplus 8. Bought 8 pro month ago and no such problem. Obviously software issue. Turn from 90hz to 60hz and back and that solve the problem temporarily. Sometimes 5 days without issue sometimes 4 times a day. Totally random.

  17. V1597097203941
    Cupcake Aug 13, 2020

    V1597097203941 , Aug 13, 2020 :
    Got my Nord on Monday - experiencing this issue. Switching from 90 to 60Hz doesn't resolve it. I'm seeing colour brightness drop and the gamut range reduces. It's very irritating. I've come from using Honor and iPhones before that. This is the first time I've encountered a problem like this. It's disappointing to see it's an ongoing issue.

    Wide Gamut with the slider towards the blue end of the spectrum gives the best result.

    I hope OP can fix this sooner rather than later, as it's spoiling what would otherwise be a good experience.

  18. H1593772403132
    Gingerbread Aug 15, 2020

  19. debanjanhazra
    Cupcake Aug 21, 2020

  20. ankitmaity
    Gingerbread Aug 21, 2020

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