OnePlus 8 Pro Display Issues and Their Possible Solutions
Equipped with top-of-the-line specs, OnePlus 8 Pro is undoubtedly the best smartphone the company has ever launched. One of the highlights of the smartphone is the massive 6.78-inch Fluid AMOLED display coupled with the 120Hz refresh rate, which helps the screen excel on both gaming and media streaming fronts.
That being said, a large number of users have reported grave display issues on the OnePlus 8 Pro models. Having taken a closer look at the reported problems, we thought it is apt to discuss these screen issues and offer some viable solutions for the same. If you are experiencing display or screen related issues with your OnePlus 8 Pro, be sure to check them out.
Dark Bar Across Selfie Camera
One of the major OnePlus 8 Pro display issues that many users have complained about is a dark bar across the selfie camera. It mostly crops up in less bright scenarios, especially when dealing with grey backgrounds.
The presence of a dark bar across the selfie camera has raised concerns about the serious screen damage. Some wild reports have also suggested that the issue could be due to the defective front camera.
There is no doubt that the OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) display is more power-efficient and provides an immersive viewing experience. That is the reason why it’s got such a huge demand. However, it is not without flaws.
The OLED display in OnePlus 8 Pro is unable to hold the burn-in issue at bay. For those uninitiated, it is image retention which is caused by the uneven degradation of the pixels.
Though you shouldn’t worry about the ghosting problem as it’s normal behavior, make sure to avoid leaving the screen on a static image for long periods of time to prevent this issue. When not in use, be sure to lock the phone.
Green or purple tint issue, which can be noticed in lower brightness, has also been reported by several users. Whenever a user tries to invert colors, the display shows weird looking green/purple tints on the screen. It puts the whole purpose of inverting colors on the backburner.
User who have faced this issue, have reported that turning off DC Dimming temporarily solves the problem. For those unfamiliar with it, DC Dimming is designed to neutralize the display and also decreases the voltage being delivered to the pixels.
To turn it off, head into Settings> Utilities > OnePlus Laboratory. Then, turn off the toggle for DC Dimming.
Last but not the least, black crush is yet another issue that is widely prevalent on OnePlus 8 Pro devices. It is said to be triggered during darker scenes when watching videos or scrolling through dark backgrounds. It is so intrusive at times that it hurts the whole media watching experience.
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What Are the Solutions to Troubleshoot OnePlus 8 Pro Display Problems?
Though the above-mentioned issues might give you an indication that its always the screen which is defective, we won’t completely rule out the possibility of a software glitch.As software updates often come with a host of performance improvements and bug fixes, we would recommend you update your device first.
To download and install the latest version of OxygenOS on your OnePlus 8 Pro, head over to Settings > System > System Updates. Now, download and install the latest version of OxygenOS on your device as usual.
While it’s not a solution per se, we would also recommend you to clean the screen, ensuring there is no pileup of smudge. Believe it or not, dust tends to sneak into ports, speakers, and other areas like the front camera, and microphones with ease. So, be sure it’s not creating problems for the display.
Even though most screen protectors claim to be dust resistant, not all of them are able to do what they advertise. Thus, if you find your screen guard incapable, replace it with a better one.
Contact the Repair Centre If Software Update Fails to Resolve the Display Issues on Your OnePlus 8 Pro
If the display issues continue to haunt your OnePlus 8 Pro, the screen could indeed be defective. In this case, you shouldn’t wait any longer to contact a trusted OnePlus smartphone repair centre.
Backed by an experienced team of super-techies, Rapid Repair is always at your disposal to offer the best repair at a reasonable cost. We excel in fixing complex issues – related to both software and hardware. So, contact us to sort out the displays issues that have affected your overall user-experience.