Winners: Which One is "the One"?

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  1. Jerry
    Honeycomb Jun 24, 2014

    Jerry , Jun 24, 2014 :
    Thanks to everyone who participated in the Screen Compare challenge (see: Which One is “the One”? if you missed it). The correct answer is number 2. These 5 lucky winners (who will be getting an invite to purchase the OnePlus One 64GB Sandstone Black edition) were chosen from those who answered correctly:

    1. @krymzon
    2. @carboncopied
    3. @monster2046
    4. @1Shotwonder
    5. @Jay

    02.jpg 04.jpg

    As you can see, the difference between the OnePlus and the LG G3 is actually quite minimal. We included the Note 2 to also show that higher price doesn’t mean better quality. Needless to say, the owner of the Note 2 was not happy after seeing the second photo.

    As a continuation of David’s “Yellow Screen” post, we want to highlight two other screen concerns as well:

    1. Our fans have also brought up a yellow band the bottom of the screen fearing it may be a quality issue. It is not. Since brightness influences color temperature, the yellow tint at the bottom is due to the design of the phone. There are 14 backlights under the screen, which were not meant to be uniformly distributed along the screen but to be all at the bottom. Since we needed to make the screen shorter, the lights were put very closely to the edge. If we didn’t, we’d have a leakage of light.

    Another thing to consider when seeing photos of the yellow band problem is that a lot of the photos were taken at extreme angles with Contrast and Levels changed for more visibility. We have been able to replicate some of the pictures posted here by playing with the Levels settings in Photoshop and the angle at which the picture was taken. We have attached the raw files and settings used to manipulate them in Photoshop below so you can download them and reproduce these images.
    Some people have complained that their screen’s yellow hue is due to a “bad” batch. This is not true. JDI and OnePlus extensively test the quality of the screens, and while the factory hue of the screen may vary slightly by batch, we can recreate the level of “yellowness” through software changes.


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    Photoshopped (Levels adjustment):
    Highlight: 126
    Midtones: 1.00
    Shadows: 40

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    2 orig.png

    Photoshopped (Levels adjustment):
    Highlight: 230
    Midtones: 0.22
    Shadows: 128

    2 ps.png

    2. Small yellow spots that increase in size at random locations on the screen. This is a hardware issue, and you should contact us (covered by warranty). So far, we’ve yet to encounter this issue.

    At OnePlus, everything we do follows the mantra of Never Settle. The phone was designed to give the user the best possible color rendition and performance. We’ve taken numerous measures to maintain high quality control and prevent inconsistency from screen to screen.

    Thanks again for your continued support and interest in OnePlus.

    Links to download the raw files (too large to attach):
    1. https://mega.co.nz/#!ABoFgSSJ!aEVvGLPYg-txMuuI0s9-yGZz6mOU0TTUThC031TAbzM
    2. https://mega.co.nz/#!9AxiVbiI!CKhs7C6cZGYPMAJpwk2HN7ztjNug9kufdN1AmDcQeDw

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    Last edited: Jun 25, 2014

  2. herbmks
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jun 24, 2014

    herbmks , Jun 24, 2014 :
    Congrats to the winners!

    Great to that you have acknowledged that some screens may have issues and that the guarantee covers that.

    The increased amount of explanations and clear answers to questions from the community is a good step forward so @Jerry can you do this for the storm as well so that everything is transparent as it seems the winner of the free OPO is violating one of the requirements for the contest (he won one of the races so he will/has an invite) They have fixed that
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2014

  3. Zxero973
    Froyo Jun 24, 2014

    Zxero973 , Jun 24, 2014 :
    Congrats to the winners.

  4. Waterdroid
    Lollipop Jun 24, 2014

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  5. hypercolin
    Gingerbread Jun 24, 2014

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  6. iWolfz
    Gingerbread Jun 24, 2014

    iWolfz , Jun 24, 2014 :
    Congratulations to those 5 that now I hate so much. Eat a ***, love - iWolfz

  7. Vizion
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jun 24, 2014

  8. Daniel Bray
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jun 24, 2014

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  9. opservator
    Honeycomb Jun 24, 2014

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  10. siekraph_1
    Froyo Jun 24, 2014

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  11. johndezember
    Honeycomb Jun 24, 2014

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  12. toaster118
    Gingerbread Jun 24, 2014

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  13. carboncopied
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jun 24, 2014

    carboncopied , Jun 24, 2014 :
    Hey that's me!

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  14. youbi
    Assistant Head Moderator Assistant Head Moderator Jun 24, 2014

    youbi , Jun 24, 2014 :
    Why can't i just win a contest... :oops:

    Congratulations anyway to the winners. ;)

  15. master chief
    Gingerbread Jun 24, 2014

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  16. diablos991
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jun 24, 2014

    diablos991 , Jun 24, 2014 :

    Now go review the winner of the free phone from the storm contest.

    The winner is in violation of 2 entry criteria:
    • Post in the storm thread (you guys already edited this requirement out)
    • Not a previous invite winner (he won an invite via the races)
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2014

  17. Maxl
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jun 24, 2014

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    Gingerbread Jun 24, 2014

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    Ice Cream Sandwich Jun 24, 2014

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  20. Ryan
    KitKat Jun 24, 2014

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