When the OnePlus 5 launched, a few issues cropped up, including reports of a ‘jelly scrolling’ effect that OnePlus has since said is “natural”.
The issue itself made on-screen items, especially text, bunch together when the user scrolled, creating an effect that seemed to indicate the display itself was not refreshing at the correct rate.
As mentioned, OnePlus responded to complaints by simply stating the issue is a “natural” occurrence, with the predominant theory being that the problem stemmed from the phone’s display being mounted in an inverted position.
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Marchena writes: “While the OnePlus 5 appears to have been the first phone with this issue to start a controversy, it does not appear to be neither the first nor the last phone to feature the problem, as my Moto Z2 Force is displaying the same screen jelly behaviour.”
He claims to have seen a “clear warping” on-screen whenever he scrolls through the app drawer or settings menu, and has posted the following video as evidence:
He then recorded a separate video on his Galaxy S8 to show the difference, but noticed that the screen appeared to be refreshing in the opposite direction – suggesting the Moto Z2 Force’s display has also been mounted upside down, as was the case with the OnePlus 5.
As Marchena points out, there have been reports of the jelly scroll effect on previous Moto handsets, such as the Droid Turbo back in 2014.
And it seems the first-gen Moto Z Force also had an inverted display, so could well have been producing the same effect for some users.
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