There is no doubt that the iPhone X is one of the best smartphones ever made by Apple, but it isn’t without its issues. After the release, there have been several problems related to the OLED screen manufactured by Samsung for the iPhone X.
First, many new users have noticed that there is a slight blue hue on the screen when viewing from certain angles. This bleed is actually a normal issue with OLED technology and has been around since the beginning. To get around these issues, companies such as Samsung use programming tricks to fool our eyes into not seeing the blue hues. Unfortunately for Apple, they didn’t think to include this type of programming into iOS. That means that the blue hue is noticeable at certain viewing angles.
The next problem that Apple acknowledged is the chance of screen burn in. Another issue common on OLED displays, in this case it is pretty much inevitable, and you can only mitigate the burn in effect on your iPhone.
In an official support document, Apple said, “With extended long-term use, OLED displays can also show slight visual changes. This is also expected behavior and can include “image persistence” or “burn-in,” where the display shows a faint remnant of an image even after a new image appears on the screen. This can occur in more extreme cases such as when the same high contrast image is continuously displayed for prolonged periods of time. We’ve engineered the Super Retina display to be the best in the industry in reducing the effects of OLED burn-in.”
To help prevent this problem, Apple recommends that you shut the screen off after a short period of time while also sticking to the automatic brightness settings to turn the screen brightness up and down for you based on the lighting around you. We aren’t sure exactly how this will prevent burn in over the long haul, but I would strongly recommend taking all the steps necessary to prevent the burn in from happening.
Finally, another problem has been discovered with iPhone X owners in areas with colder weather. Many have found that the screens stop working in large temperature drops. For example, you are in your house and go outside after it snows to take some pictures. Now, this problem isn’t entirely new, but so far it seems to be more pronounced in this latest version of the iPhone.
“We are aware of instances where the iPhone X screen will become temporarily unresponsive to touch after a rapid change to a cold environment. After several seconds the screen will become fully responsive again,” Apple said in a statement to ZDNet. “This will be addressed in an upcoming software update.”
For Apple, it seems that the iPhone X problems will continue. In many cases, these problems can be fixed by simple software updates, but one has to wonder how they missed these to begin with. You would think these are issues they would have noticed and addressed long before release. What do you think? Do you think the iPhone X is worth it with these problems or are you going to start looking at Android phones for your next smartphone replacement?