Display colour temperature too blue - adjustment please

So I just got a Nokia 8 and I'm very impressed with it overall.

Display colour temperature too blue - adjustment please

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✭✭  /  edited October 2018

So I just got a Nokia 8 and I'm very impressed with it overall. One thing that stood out to me though which I'd read about before buying it was that the display is a little too much on the "blue" side in terms of white point.

If anyone at Nokia is reading this I'd like to ask if you'd consider adjusting the white point to be slightly less "blue" and generally slightly warmer. This article is unnecessarily harsh but it does show the issue: https://www.phonearena.com/news/The-Nokia-8-screen-is-inexcusably-bad_id99176

I've seen multiple Nokia 8's now in stores and they are at least all consistently on the "blue" side when it comes to white point/colour temperature of the screen.

I'm hoping that with the Oreo update that's upcoming, that the colour temperature can be make less blue (only a slight adjustment is needed I think). Even better would be to include for customers a way of manually adjusting the colour temperature of the display like Huawei phones with a colour circle, although a more hardware level adjustment (outside of software) *and* a software slider for personal preference would be better I think if possible.

This would greatly help with the appeal of the phone as otherwise the display is great. Well, aside from the auto-brightness algorithm being a bit stuttery but that's another topic.

So please Nokia could you fix the blue tint on the display? 


  • I just have only one comment on this: Please come back to the Phonearena topic and read the comments there. From my point of view, I don't trust in Phonearena reviewers, they're too biases.. 

  • Just come back to the topic and read the comments there. From my POV, I just don't like the Phonearena reviewers, they're too biases..

  • Unknown
     /  edited October 2018


    Did you solve the problem with the screen on Nokia 8? 

    I completely agree with you about the blue colour. 

    I really hope some kind of update can fix it.

    Thanks in advance!

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    ✭✭  /  edited June 2018

    This could be very easily fixed if HMD/Nokia want to provide a comprehensive software feature set to the disapointingly basic and generic Nokia 8. This is how Blackberry provided the user option on my old Priv. I used to think of BlackBerry as being backward and lacking but HMD are winning that prize right now.image


  • I had a blue tint problem with a nokia 8 bought last week. In Settings, accessibility, I found that an experimental Colour Correction Deuteranomaly (red-green) was switched on by default. Switching OFF solved the probblem. I hope it works for you.
  • Hi is this something Nokia will be looking into? 

    I do graphic design and photography, and require the images to be as close to the original colours as possible. I dont mind investing in the Nokia 8 if there are future plans to either correct the colour temp or allow users to customize it. 

    Any support regarding this? 

  • mrbelter mrbelter
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    Surely you do all your editing on a calibrated monitor anyway?

    The Nokia 8 isn't a million miles off, whites on my calibrated monitor do look a little warmer but it isn't enough to make me get worked up about it. Comparing an everyday image on both devices at the same time you would be hard pushed to notice a difference.

  • While i do my editing on a calibrated monitor, having the image look the same on my mobile is important. I tend to want to check my images over time to see if it needs tweaking, and using my mobile device as a quick reference has always been the way I do it. (I have the Lumia 950)

    Its very noticeable to my eye with my wife's Nokia 6, which according to what i've read, is similar in terms of colour rendition. I've recently done a slightly off white background wedding invite (think VERY light yellow tea stain) and on the Nokia 6 it was almost white. 

  • mrbelter mrbelter
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    Unless you are taking photos of a white cat in a white coat in a white field in white snow they will look very similar and you can only tell if you put one next to the other.

    I am a wedding photographer and i will happily show my shots off to a prospective couple on my Nokia 8, as i said it isn't as far out as people would have you believe, maybe they are not used to a calibrated monitor which are nearly always too warm. If anything the screen on a Nokia 8 makes a white wedding dress even whiter.

  • Unknown
     /  edited June 2018

    I totally understand where you're coming from. However, let the user decide what's best.If you like punchy, vivid colours, great. If you like neutral colours, also great. If you want your wedding dresses to look whiter than your intended contrast on Lightroom/Photoshop... then awesome. Its attractive. But for me, PERSONALLY, I would like my colours to be as close to my intended look as possible. It suits my needs as an end user and from what I see here, some other users as well. 

    I'm not here hating on this phone. I've owned only Nokia phones since the 3310 and would love to continue buying their phones. But every review I've read indicated the colours are too cool. Even a few people here are complaining (hence this post). And it is a valid concern. 

    All I'm asking is: Is it in the pipeline to add colour calibration or profiles for Nokia phones? 

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