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Galaxy S II display reportedly has yellow spots, we test

01 June, 2011 | Read the news | Post your comment
Galaxy S II display reportedly has yellow spots, we test - read the full textThe Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II is having a magnificent debut on the smartphone scene, winning plenty of users for the Android and Samsung cause. Well it appears that not all is rosy with the Korean flagship as a watchful user has noticed an issue with that gorgeous 4.3 Super AMOLED Plus...


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I don t have this problem

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  • 2011-06-02 13:21
  • SXw%

> In reply to blueglue @ 2011-06-02 10:29 from PTij - click to readDid you read my first comment properly? I said I'M PLANNING TO UPGRADE to sgs2.. I never said I tested one in my hand... I'm just sharing what I read in the sgs2 forum for those people who have not yet bought sgs2 but am planning to buy 1 like me.. Simple english and you cannot comprehend..

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  • 2011-06-02 13:11
  • 2ApT

> In reply to blueglue @ 2011-06-02 10:29 from PTij - click to readlink for "pinkspot" problem in camera mode:

As for the other problems I mentioned, just log in to and check the samsung galaxy s2 forum...

I was a believer in Samsung when I bought my i8910 2 years ago.. Never experienced phone heating up like crazy, or battery draining or worse screen discoloration, etc.. That's why when I decided to upgrade my phone, my first choice was Samsung again.. It's good to check forums to get "real customer users' feedback" (whether good/bad) coz it is from them that we will get the "real" issues concerning the phone's problems... I do acknowledge all the tech gurus who patiently tested the sgs2 and posted their videos for us to see how great this phone is... But I never or have not yet seen a tech guru who posted the phone's problem that sgs2 owners encountered.

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  • 2011-06-02 13:06
  • 2ApT

too many haters out there! its an amazing phone! and with all its features, i wud be hard for it to be made 100% perfect! its a minor problem, that is barely noticable to the human eye! at least you can get signal to make a call, unlike the release of the iphone 4! it was obvious that soon enough an ifan wud find sumin to winge abou!!!

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  • 2011-06-02 12:45
  • SiG5

> In reply to ttl8me @ 2011-06-02 07:34 from 2A3a - click to readYou can add a surprising amount of dead and stuck (sub-)pixels and colored "rings" (from suction cups used in production) to that list. Samsung's quality control hits a new low.

And I thought the white spots in HD-video-mode on my old i8910 were bad...

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  • 2011-06-02 12:24
  • nfP$

I have a dark gray spot visible on brighter gray background. The shape is one of a ring, about 1.5 cm wide.

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  • 2011-06-02 11:40
  • n$Sd

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-06-02 04:40 from t7Xh - click to readWhere in the world do you get that lcd is perfect?????????????????????????????????????????­????????????????????????????????????????????????­????????????????????????????????????????????????­????????????????????????????????????????????????­???????????????????????????????????????????
Just the type of technology alone leaves them flawed!
Faded colors because of backlight
Uneven lighting
No black
Less colors
More energy used
More space used
Less sunlight visibility
Less viewing angle(which to all those who say is unimportant really need to realize how often the view their phones from angels and all the factors that plays in like multiple people viewing it, texting, watching vids, tilting and son on.)
And now WOW experiance. LCD is way behind Amoled and will never catch up. Amoleds will only get way more epic then they already are. Especially when the bendable screen one hits the market. ;P

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  • 2011-06-02 11:20
  • FJjw

> In reply to EdB @ 2011-06-02 07:11 from qULU - click to readnokia e7 = good
se xperia arc = good

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  • 2011-06-02 11:11
  • Kx5Z

> In reply to EdB @ 2011-06-02 07:11 from qULU - click to readGalaxy S2 definitely still tops that list. Don't be fooled.

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  • 2011-06-02 11:11
  • FJjw

> In reply to ttl8me @ 2011-06-02 07:34 from 2A3a - click to readThere really are not that many issues with this device. And few users who actually are experiencing them. The battery issue I have barely even read anything on. Just a few people who seem to not be able to accept that phones cannot last forever, especially with moderate to heavy use and feel that it should last days or weeks this way...go figure. Also what you and everyone else seem to forget here is that every other phone released has issues....Especially in the initial release. Not just every phone, pretty much every single last electronic or product period have issues and defects.

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  • 2011-06-02 11:10
  • FJjw

From the first day there was some yellow tint on my screen but I thought it was not unusual.It is true that it is only visible in low brightness.But once it gets noticed it will never remain unnoticed by eyes.

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  • 2011-06-02 11:04
  • bJh9

> In reply to ttl8me @ 2011-06-02 07:34 from 2A3a - click to readsurely you did accumulate lot of points, how many of them have you tested in hand?

battery drain - how did you confirm the reason as android o/s ? Please post any links of the actual tests.

never heard about the pink tint in camera mode - please post links of the screens.

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  • 2011-06-02 10:29
  • PTij

I looked at the grey image from my galaxy s2 in all the diferent brightness settings possible and didn't find that yellowish tint, in fact the image looked completely grey, there wasn't any darker spot or anything out of place.

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  • 2011-06-02 09:28
  • LJ@w

> In reply to EdB @ 2011-06-02 07:11 from qULU - click to readSensation: Locked bootloader.

HTC has said no locking bootloaders on future devices and the sensation,DS,IS don't feature amongs them.

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  • 2011-06-02 07:46
  • RKky

I'm presently using Samsung i8910. Planning to upgrade to galaxy s2.. So I have read so many forums and I'm utterly shock to see such factory defects going on unnoticed by Samsung quality control department!!! Just to name a few:
1. Unit heating up like the sahara desert that you can't hold the phone anymore!
2. Battery draining like crazy even in standby mode (android os eating battery juice like there's no tomorrow!)
3. Screen discoloration (which you mentioned here)
4. Pinkish color when using camera mode!
I'm very very disappointed samsung! Considering it's toted to be your flagship phone! I guess samsung's in a hurry to launch sgs2 and thus has sacrificed greatly in terms of quality control... It's a pity..

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  • 2011-06-02 07:34
  • 2A3a

where ? can't see any yellow coloration or anything else wrong ?

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  • 2011-06-02 07:24
  • 2GTH

Samsung Galaxy S2 - Yellow spots
LG G2x / Optimus 2x - Bleeding & reboot

Last hope.... HTC Sensation

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  • 2011-06-02 07:11
  • qULU

I do not have this issue with my SGS II and I have had it for almost 3 weeks now.

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  • 2011-06-02 06:56
  • q{m8

> In reply to Bandoo @ 2011-06-02 00:58 from 3J6U - click to readThis is a fine example to prove that yellow tint is alive

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  • 2011-06-02 06:53
  • ut5y

haha coping apple display flaws aswell

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  • 2011-06-02 06:44
  • uMJg

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