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What is wrong with Lumia 535 touchscreens?

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francescob    560

I wanted to gift a Lumia 535 for xmas but apparently they seem to have pretty bad issues with the touchscreen that make it laggy and unresponsive plus sometimes it registers pressures in the wrong places.

Any news if they're going to fix it?

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zhangm    1,333

I wanted to gift a Lumia 535 for xmas but apparently they seem to have pretty bad issues with the touchscreen that make it laggy and unresponsive plus sometimes it registers pressures in the wrong places.

 

Any news if they're going to fix it?

 

The symptoms sound like poor isolation between the digitizer and something metallic in the chassis (happened to read about a similar situation with another phone). Not having a 535, I'm not able to do any tests.

 

https://forums.oneplus.net/threads/fixing-the-ghost-touch-grounding-issue-once-and-for-all-hint-it-was-never-a-software-problem.186235/

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francescob    560

What other cheap phone is going to save xmas then? The 630 beside a slightly faster SoC is a pretty bad downgrade. And the 735 is 80? more and it doesn't even have an official cover (only chinese eBay/Amazon Marketplace stuff made with only-God-knows-what-chemicals).

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The Evil Overlord    18,441

What other cheap phone is going to save xmas then? The 630 beside a slightly faster SoC is a pretty bad downgrade. And the 735 is 80? more and it doesn't even have an official cover (only chinese eBay/Amazon Marketplace stuff made with only-God-knows-what-chemicals).

There are plenty of budget windows and android phones on Amazon

Some older 520's are still available also if they have to be windows os

 

 

(personally, I found a reconditioned Motorola razr flip phone with a warranty on ebay, I'm giving to my mother for xmas, but that's because she can't use touchscreens and arthritis prevents her from using smaller keypads)

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nosense    329

Bought 2 lumia 530 at best buys for $35.00 each and android moto g for 150.00 for Christmas gifts. Good selection for budget phones this year.

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francescob    560

There are plenty of budget windows and android phones on Amazon

Some older 520's are still available also if they have to be windows os

The problem is that the gift was supposed to replace a 520, the 530 beside a SoC with more (but slower) cores is a complete downgrade over the 520 for which apparently there isn't any worthy replacement except for the Moto G or 735 that are far more expensive.

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Ian S.    758

The problem is that the gift was supposed to replace a 520, the 530 beside a SoC with more (but slower) cores is a complete downgrade over the 520 for which apparently there isn't any worthy replacement except for the Moto G or 735 that are far more expensive.

Maybe you should have gotten a 525?

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BooBerry    2,671

Are you sure it not a bad lot/shipment?

 

Got two this week and they work great.

If anything they are very responsive.

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francescob    560

Maybe you should have gotten a 525?

Isn't that just a 1GB version of the 520? Also I've never saw it on sale, it's likely only for China, Brazil or other countries where those phones are considered "high-end" and those little details can make an huge difference in sales.

 

Are you sure it not a bad lot/shipment?

The last review I read about it mentioned it was an extremely unresponsive phone (and gave it an awful score) so they likely had the a version with those issues too. I think it's a pretty widespread issue since I've seen english threads, italian threads and that video is apparently vietnamese.

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JustGeorge    1,658

I recently returned an 830 due to touchscreen problems. Neither the search button or pinch/zoom worked with a screen protector installed. That is a stupid problem to have. I figured all the reports of the issue were isolated and not widespread, but the 830 I bought for someone at work also had a finicky search button. Between the 535, 830 and 1520 screen problems, Microsoft really needs to find out whats going on and get it handled. HTC has the only decent flagship WP offering this year and it doesn't have expandable storage, which takes it off the table for me.

 

I'm still hoping this is fixable with a software update, but not holding my breath. I liked the 830 a lot despite the screen nonsense.

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francescob    560

I've found this reddit post that say that every phone seems to be affected including those reviewed and that a fix is on the way, however there are people who don't seem to have the issue so it really starts looking more like an hardware problem.

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vcfan    2,338

I've found this reddit post that say that every phone seems to be affected including those reviewed and that a fix is on the way, however there are people who don't seem to have the issue so it really starts looking more like an hardware problem.

not neccessarily. cheaper touch controllers dont pre-process the touch data on chip, its done by the driver(even the same model digitizers give off different analog signals because of slight alignment differences and different noise profiles). since they are saying a fix is on the way, it sounds like the driver algo needs a little refinement.

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BajiRav    2,137

What other cheap phone is going to save xmas then? The 630 beside a slightly faster SoC is a pretty bad downgrade. And the 735 is 80? more and it doesn't even have an official cover (only chinese eBay/Amazon Marketplace stuff made with only-God-knows-what-chemicals).

If 535 is not an option, 630 is a pretty good alternative. We gifted one to my mother in law and it works great (for her needs).

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George P    5,433

It's a software problem and a fix is coming, once they work this out the 535 is once again a very good option for it's price and hardware.

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francescob    560

It's a software problem and a fix is coming, once they work this out the 535 is once again a very good option for it's price and hardware.

I'll wait to see the same tests performed with the fix installed to see if it's a true fix or just an OnePlus-style mitigation, it's pretty hard to believe they didn't catch a software issue like that before the phone hit the shelves.

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francescob    560

Apparently the problem is still there even with the fix released yesterday. I hope somebody opens one and finally figures out what's the cause of the interference.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tQPcYQAWU0

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francescob    560

Apparently there is a new hardware revision (5.0.0.0) that fixes the problem (the defective ones were revision 3.0.0.0). The problem now is finding which version the online stores are selling :o

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BooBerry    2,671

Lumia 535 Dual SIM display has a different behaviour to other Lumia phones in the following respect:

  • You cannot zoom while taking a picture.
  • Fingers should be more than 20mm apart to pinch or zoom when browsing websites or viewing pictures.

Last month Microsoft started rolling out an update for its first Windows Phone without Nokia branding, the Lumia 535, to fix the widespread touchscreen issue. However, the update was only limited to single-SIM version of the smartphone.

 microsoft_lumia_535_new.jpg

 

My friends one works fine i just disabled ease of use-automatic zoom/magnifer

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BooBerry    2,671

Lumia 535 got 8.10.14234.375 (Touch issue fixed + readying for w10mobile)

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