My S10+ is otherwise an awesome phone, but the OLED PWM is really taking its toll on my eyes. I can't read anything on the phone for more than a few minutes before my eyes start watering quite a bit and a headache starts forming, which is something that doesn't happen on LCD displays without PWM. Some Android manufacturers such as OnePlus are already offering DC dimming as an optional feature, but I really wouldn't like to go there as the camera isn't as good and for security (both updates and how actual security feature are implemented) I trust Samsung way more than OnePlus and other Chinese manufacturers.
I'm perfectly aware that with DC dimming on some colors may be skewed, but I can live with some colors being off if it means that I can actually use my phone for prolonged periods. In optimal scenario there would be a quick settings toggle for DC dimming so that it could be disabled when reviewing photos or other work where color accuracy is more important. But if it were at least available buried deep in advanced settings would be a nice start.
@IlkkaV , Thanks for the suggestion! I've forwarded this on to our R&D team - and us Mods will you let you know what the developers say.
Apologies for the delay, but we finally got an answer for this one.
The developers have advised that DC dimming wasn’t applied to the S10 devices due to:
“1. If DC dimming was applied, users would notice a significant quality deterioration on their devices (the view wouldn't be smooth when scrolling the screen, low luminance color variation, etc.);
2. The screen reaction rate would be lowered to the sensed number of times reduction per frame (4 times → once);
3. At least once per frame OFF period would be required for driving (frame initialization) as Blinking is superior to AID Dimming: AID Dimming (240hz), DC Dimming (60hz).”
Thanks for answering. I could accept all this inconvenience as I did with another phone brand. Without this feature, flickering amoled screen just destroys my eyes, I cant use it longer than 5 minutes. Its like cheap flickering Chinese led lamps. I know that most people don't have this problem, but many do! Samsung can realize it as an option. Too sad, but no more Samsung.