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S22 ultra, text ghosting/ flickering when scrolling.

(Topic created on: 23-02-2022 07:07 AM)
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AndyN1970
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Hi all

I have the S22 ultra 256gb.

I have the screen going off bug mostly when browsing on chrome but this morning noticed something quite annoying.

Reading the news this morning with the light out so not to disturb my wife, had screen brightness down to the minimum, eye comfort shield on and the various apps in dark mode.

 

On twitter, reddit, and browsing a forum on Opera browser because it has a good night mode.

All looks as it should until you scroll up or down.

The text flickers in brightness, enough in a dark room to be uncomfortable on my eyes. 

I tested with the eye care off but still there, tested on standard refresh rate, still the same.

Just sat in the kitchen now with lights on  so screen brightness is a bit higher. Eye care is off now and dark mode is off.

Even typing this text so black text on a white background, if I scroll it up and down a centimetre and watch the text closely, it very slightly distorts sort of super faint ghosting on the horizontal parts of words. 

Hard to explain but I cannot un see it now. 

If I look at the same pages on my S9 plus I have none of this.

The biggest thing is the flickering when at minimum brightness and dark mode on twitter and such, this was very uncomfortable on my eyes in a fully dark room. Or opera browser dark mode with the screen brightness at minimum it looks rubbish.

Any one else noticed this or can maby test it in a dark room. 

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AndyN1970
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In addition to the above see attached video. its very dark as I was in a dark room with the screen brightness turned down to minimum with eye care on. 

this is the Pistonheads forum on Opera browser with dark mode enabled. It looks nothing like this on my S9plus. The video does not show the effect as much as your eyes can see it. In a dark room it is very annoying.

Ionlyupvotecomments
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Yes! I noticed too on reddit. It's like the text shifts to red almost when in dark mode, low brightness and eye comfort. Trying to figure out settings to improve

 

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Members_U5Q2Byv
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When I scroll through chrome I have recently noticed this. It's quite annoying. It doesn't come back until I press the power button on and off.

Deim
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Im having this exact issue, its so bad to the point that its straining my eyes. I did not have any issues with my note 9 under the same settings.

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AndyN1970
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This is the reply from Samsung support.Guess that's just how it is.

This phenomenon is display "screen drag". AMOLED current driving characteristics that occur when changing images of low brightness & low gradation. This is a problem caused by different charging speeds of RGB pixels. This phenomenon occurs not only in Samsung products but also in all display products using AMOLED. If the inconvenience continues due to the phenomenon, we recommend turning up your Screen brightness and/or disabling Dark Mode. We hope this helped clear things up, Andrew! ^JS 
Deim
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Thanks for sending that through! But I think some individual devices might have it worse than others because my previous phones which were all samsung phones with AMOLED screens did not have the issue to the same extent.

I'd have to be in a really dark room with brightness all the way down and then try to look for it to even notice it. On my S22U I can see it even if brightness is not all the way down, but its really bad if I do turn down brightness and in a dark room to the point of eye strain.

I really don't think this is normal and asking users to change the mode/settings they use (which is a mode the phone comes with and not like we custom installed something etc) is a good enough solution. I've seen other people complain about the same issue with some of the S21Us which then got fixed with a software update, so I would expect samsung to work on something to improve this too.

Davethestick
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I have this on my s22 ultra too. I had an s20+ (with the same problem) and a lot of people complained at the time and it was fixed in an update so hopefully this time it will too.
My brightness doesn't have to be all the way down i notice it quite a lot on webpages that are dark with white text.

Edit. Its doing it a lot scrolling through this page too, oh the irony.
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Ellexgugu22
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I also have the exact issue on my s22 ultra. It happens as well when the brightness is on the lowest and basically when it's dark mode for example in reddit, lots of ghosting which is really annoying. I am also waiting for a software update to fix this as I think this is not because the screen is amoled. I have other samsung amoled phones and this is not happening so this have to be fixed by a software update.

I just updated the software for June and so far it's still the same. The only workaround is to increase the brightness but that should not be the case as most of the time at night I want to browse or in the morning when I just woke up, I needed the lowest brightness as it strains my eyes if it gets to bright but samsung really defeats the purpose of having extra dim when all you see is flickering and ghosting.

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Members_vUOn12S
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I have the same issue on my S22U. Pls see the attached screen recording. I have set-up the exact same settings on my Note 10+ and the issue is not there... My software is up to date already. 

 

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