OnePlus Nord Display Issues – New Mid-Range King with a Cheap Display?

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While we are hard at work working on OnePlus Nord’s review, I’m pretty sure that you have heard of it. The OnePlus Nord has generated an immense amount of ‘hype’ that one could only think of. A good marketing campaign, a good price, and with the help of tech influencers, OnePlus has managed to draw a lot of attention towards its new smartphone — OnePlus Nord. But are they cutting the cost by using a cheap display?

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OnePlus Nord Display Issues

Last week, users on the product forums and Reddit started reporting that the OnePlus’ Nord Display began to suffer from a screen tint issue which caused the display to turn green when the brightness was lowered to 25%. Now, this isn’t really that concerning, but it’s more of a quality-control issue that OnePlus phones generally face during the initial shipments. It has happened in the past too.

On Left: u/leonardoyup‘s OnePlus Nord; On Right: Our Unit of OnePlus Nord

As you can clearly see in the video, our unit of OnePlus Nord does not experience any kind of green tint, that some users are facing. It’s highly unlikely that if you order an OnePlus Nord that it’ll face the same issues, since it has impacted a very few devices.

Black Bar Saga : OnePlus Nord Display Issue

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In the last few days, users have also reported a ‘black bar’ issue. To reproduce the issue, lower the brightness to the minimum level and now use any app which has a dark theme.

It seems like all the units of OnePlus Nord are affected by this, although the degree of it varies from device to device. As you can see in the image, our unit of OnePlus Nord doesn’t really have the black bar, you’ll have look closely to notice it, while with some users like Inderjit (he was one of the first Nord users to report the issue) the issue is quite prominent.

OnePlus Responds

In a conversation with 9to5Google, OnePlus said:

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“OnePlus Nord comes with a high quality 90 Hz AMOLED screen. Under specific circumstances of low brightness, a slight display discoloration may occur due to the properties of the AMOLED display – this is characteristic of all OLED displays and the degree of discoloration will vary depending on other properties of the display. This is not a quality issue and will not affect daily usage or the durability of the screen. OnePlus Nord Display will continue to look into cutting-edge display technologies and strive to deliver the best user experience possible.”

Even though OnePlus says that it’s a Nord Display quality-issue, OnePlus claims it can address the issue via an OTA update. We’ll update the article as soon as the update goes live!

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Do tell us in the comments if you’ve ordered an OnePlus Nord, and if you’re facing this issue.

Also Read: OnePlus 8 Pro Display Issues – An Elaborate Miss?

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9 Comments

  1. Yes I’m facing alot of display issues like pink and green tint issues and OnePlus isn’t allowing me to return my device

  2. Bhai agar apne yeh khud face kiya toh bolo cozz I have recently bought OP Nord aur yeh issue tabhi show hota hai agar aap iski photo click karke dekho (due to post processing) …… Naked eyes se kuch show nhi hota …… So stop exaggerating something if u don’t have proper knowledge.

  3. Nigel, sorry to hear that. I would recommend you to contact OnePlus regarding the issue since it’s not there in most of the devices.

  4. Vishudh, like I said, it’s not there on most of the devices. In some cases it’s visible from the naked eye too. That’s the reason we have mentioned it here, no hard feelings. Cheers Mate!

  5. Its very cheap quality display which bought from tlc i never see this type of fucking display in any smart phone just see the display of samsung M31S its clearly see the different of display ,no brightness nothing if you use in sunlight than you clearly see what is the cheap quality of that display they offer they always think indians are ful.but the scenario is totally change now

  6. I have ordered nord from Amazon and faced green tinting under low brightness, I went for a replacement at OnePlus service centre and the new one has a much worse tint
    (green and purple at botton) under low brightnes
    And now the OnePlus care support says “its not an issue and will be fixed by an ota update”
    Which I highly doubt!

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