Why Black Crush is a software problem

MrBlackCrushMrBlackCrush Level 2
edited February 2021 in ROG Phone 3

Please tell us some basic information before asking for help:

  1. Model Name: Rog 3 strix
  2. Firmware Version: .122
  3. Rooted or not: Not
  4. Frequency of Occurrence: Always
  5. APP Name & APP Version (If your issue relates to the app):

In addition to information above, please also provide as much details as you can, e.g., using scenario, what troubleshooting you've already done, screenshot, etc.


After the .122 update the black crush became worse, like at phone's launch.

But I noticed that when I start playing an Hdr youtube video, the grayscale and colour balance instantly change, the black crush disappear and the colours become amazing.

And this change happens in all the display, not only where the video is.

When I press home button or close the video, after around 1 second I see grayscale etc. go back to normal.

This make me think 1st that is a software problem, 2nd that phone activate Hdr gray/colour balance only when watching a youtube Hdr video... this colour/grayscale calibration instead should be active always, like on all Hdr phones..

So I made a test, I took a photo where the black crush was visible, then I did split screen with an Hdr Yt video and... the black crush in the photo disappeared.

I did same thing with a game I use that has many black crush in some windows, it disappears also there, until I close the video.

I hope someones else will confirm.

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