My apologies if this is a repost. I tried looking back various pages to see if this issue has been addressed, but I could not find one that dealt specifically with this issue. There have been a few instances in other general threads, but I feel this issue deserves its own thread.
I recently purchased a black L900, which I exchanged for a white one (amazing phone). The black phone did not experience this problem. When low brightness is activated (both through automatic adjustment and manual adjustment), grey colors take on a noticable purple tone. I have a few images that don't show it very well, but I can send them in anyway.
Other than this issue, this is the best phone I've ever used/seen/owned. I have no major qualms with it. This is more of an annoyance than a problem. But, if it can be addressed, that would be extremely appreciated. I would not like to exchange the phone, as I have this one setup just how I like it...
I get the same problem. Easy to duplicate, just take brightness off of auto and set it to LOW. Keyboard is the most noticable with the purple tint on dark background like SMS. I've had to take mine off auto and set mine to Medium thinking it's a software issue and will be fixed.
Now I'm hearing some users don't get this problem so can we get confirmation if it's a software or hardware problem. Here is a picture of Brightness off auto and set to low and medium.
You are not alone!
Here's hoping Nokia can reolve this one.
2012-04-27 17:28 - edited 2012-04-27 17:29
Yes indeed....quite shocking for these issues to be appearing/surfacing for Nokia's Flagship device....
Combine this issue with the Capacitive buttons issue (which lock up the device for me) on most calls...
Then the horrid rattle noise....
Thank goodness that I have till May 23nd to exchange the device..and am patiently awaiting a call from my AT&T Corp store...when a new stock of White Lumia(s) will come in....stated plural here because I will test everyone of them prior to the exchange...
I appreciate that Nokia Labs is investigating these very troubling issues...(Thanks Kosh for your info on these matters)...however when main stream online media starts picking-up and printing out articles it really does not bond well for the combined $250 million marketing campaign from Microsoft, Nokia, and Windows Phone Premier Partner (here in the US) AT&T...
Hopefully these isues will be rectified by Nokia in a speedy manner...
Seems there is a large majority of people that have this issue - Would like to know if it is a Software or Hardware bug - if it is hardware there are going to be alot of returns.
Side by side with my Dell Venue Pro it looks HORRIBLE, and the scrolling is way less responsive, even more disappointing given the DVP is an old device.
Would be nice for Nokia to issue a statement on this, as it is not in there interest to have people doing HW returns, only to get another purple screen.
In order to be able to aid the investigation into this behaviour I would appreciate if you could provide me with the following information in a PM;
Device IMEI number:
firmware revision :
Hardware revision :
a short but detailed desctiption of your experience with this
You will find this information in Settings > About > more information
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Thanks Kosh. Looking forward to hearing if this is a software or hardware problem. I've sent over my info.
Here is a video of the problem (in comparison with a Samsung Focus): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4IfVdyuKq0
I think what we really need to know at this point is how are we going to get it fixed.
Is Nokia going to be able to fix it through software, or if it's hardware? And how can we get a unit that doesn't exhibit this problem as a lot of people (who can) have put in for a replacement and got one back that has the same issue.
Add me to the list. All of the Lumias in stock at my local store had the issue accoring to an AT&T rep. Store reps are clueless to the issue and dont know what to do.
I have gone through two phones and each of them has this issue. The only workaround is to turn the auto-brightness off and set it to medium or high which is limiting. My 30-day return period ends next week. The local ATT store doesnt have any more Lumia's in stock. Should I return this one also or wait for a fix?
Kindly ask a store rep to extend your return window. Explain your issues. They will note the account. I got an extra 3 weeks added.
With that said, I'm definitely considering getting a different phone.
On one hand, it's good to see that I'm not the only person who's concerned about this issue. On the other hand, it's very concerning that so many users are experiencing the same issue. Thanks, Kosh, for taking our issue seriously. I'm sure that most consumers, like myself, are very happy with our L900s, and Nokia's show of concern is very appreciated.
No point in returning them until Nokia comes up with an offical policy as to if this will be fixed via software or if a hardware replacement will be required.
Got a Tweet from Nokia indicating that so far they believe it's a software issue that can be addressed via a patch.
Best way to address it until then is just set your phone to Settings\Brightness
Auto = Off
Level = Medium
The problem is it looks like every 900 in stock has the problem. That is not good for people swapping out their devices that had problems. It's a double wammy. Your phone broke, well here is a new one that's also broken. I don't intend to sound harsh but it's not fare to those that just want a phone that works after our last one was defective.
AT&T called their Nokia rep regarding this issue. Nokia is scheduled to release an update by May 14th to address the purplish tint. (They expect it to be released sooner, but promised by May 14th). AT&T extended my 30 day window to allow me to return after may 14th if the software fix doesn't address the problem. If your 30 day window is approaching I'd call AT&T to extend it.
This just sucks. I bought Nokia Lumia 900(cyan) on April 9th(bday gift) and it had keyboard rattling issue as mentioned here(http://www.wpcentral.com/lingering-issues-nokia-lu