Does your Galaxy S2 have that yellowish tint too?
Learned about numerous reports of the yellowish tint on the display of the Samsung Galaxy S2 a couple of weeks ago but since I no longer have my review unit with me, I wan’t able to personally check it out and thought it was just an isolated case.
However, since the release of the SGS2 by Globe and after the 300 pre-ordered units were shipped out last July 2, more people have been reporting the problem.
One of our readers has been following this issue very closely and adds:
My personal testing and store scouting gave me an insight that all units are affected some severely others not, so far I’ve test over 20 units and I’ve found only one that barely affected.
The artificial conditions like darkroom or zero brightness or even grey screens were not required during my testing as they were very evident in white images (unless its over 50% brightness) very noticeable on the virtual keypad, quite annoying in movies actually since my 2nd unit has this issue quite severely, apps/websites that use white or grey colors on the left side will show this issue.
Other screen related issues are random white spots on grey colors, visible dark rings on light colors, strong red tinting almost over the entire red screen and massive color shift due to the glass coating (rare issue but I had this on my first phone).
I’ve tested/seen over 20 units from different stores, out of 20, maybe 6-7 have minimal yellow tinting.
– Earl Benson
I am told Samsung Philippines have been informed of this issue but they have not publicly responded nor acknowledge it as such.
In any case, if you have a Galaxy S2 now, do share with us if you also see that yellowish tint on your device.