Screen woes for early Samsung Galaxy S II adopters

Screen woes for early Samsung Galaxy S II adoptersOh dear. The first wave of dual-core smartphones isn’t getting off to a very good start. Recently we’ve heard about the BSOD issue plaguing users of the LG Optimus 2X. Now it’s Samsung’s turn to throw a spanner in the proverbial works. The works being, uhm, enjoyment of dual-core smartphones.

Samsung prides itself on its vibrant Super AMOLED display technology, which allows screens to be viewed easily even in direct sunlight. But it’s the Samsung Galaxy S II's display that seems to be causing a number of users grief, according to this thread on xda-developers.

The OP explains: “the left side (about 1/3) of my screen changes the colour of the image to a more yellowish tint. This seems to happen just when the brightness is quite low, and tends to disappear when close to 100%.

“It is rather subtle, but can be seen where there's white text on a darker background (white characters become darker the closer they are to the left border), or when looking at an uniform colour.”

The posts now number in the hundreds, with a plethora of users apparently facing the same issue. Another forum member added: "After reading this and other threads i also noticed the yellow/dark left side. It's very faint but still its there and noticeable, especially when texting. Its driving me nuts now. I see it every time something gray appears."

Samsung has yet to comment officially.

Coming soon: spontaneously combusting HTC Sensations.

via: Know Your Mobile

Read more about: LG Optimus 2XSamsung Galaxy S2Android

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JanSt / MOD  Jun. 1, 2011 at 14:19

Well, at the rate these highpowered monsters are churned out, things have got to go wrong.
And of course, sometimes things get blown out of proportion - as annoying as such issues are, a few hundred or even thousand faulty devices are to be expected when millions are manufactured. Sad fact of mass-production.
Early adopters are guinea pigs.


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