All Galaxy S2 screens are flawed?Support

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  1. TheTrueSpin

    TheTrueSpin Well-Known Member

    Try this: Fill up the screen with solid black. You can use the screen test menu (*#0*#) if you can't be bothered to find a totally black image. Make sure the whole screen is black, with not even the notification bar showing.

    Then go into a totally pitch dark room. Look at the screen for about 30 seconds, to give your eyes time to adjust. If your phone is anything like the 3 models I looked at today, the screen won't be totally black, but will have patches, blotches and lines of darker black areas.

    My friend noticed this and when I first checked my phone I didn't see anything as the room was not dark enough and I didn't give my eyes time to adjust. However, at work we went into a dark room (eyebrows in the office did raise) and he showed me the "problem". My other workmate who also has a Galaxy S2 looked at his handset with us under the same conditions and, you guessed it, same black blotches - albeit not in exactly the same places.

    It doesn't affect me and I would never have noticed unless my friend had pointed it out, but it is quite amazing that this slipped through R&D. I would imagine that if I watched a dark film in a dark room, I might notice.

    SO that is three Galaxy S2 phones, all bought weeks / months apart from different retailers and, in my case, in another part of the country. But yet all have the same flaw. I know one other person that has this phone and I am going to try and check theres, but I think this effects all Galaxy S2 phones.

    Like I said, you will only see this in a totally dark room, so don't simply glance at your screen and claim it is fine. Find a pitch dark room, totally black screen and look for at least 30 seconds with the brightness on medium to high.

  2. shenfrey

    shenfrey Active Member

    Why would I get a black screen up, go into the dark and wait 30 seconds for my eyes to adjust?
  3. TheTrueSpin

    TheTrueSpin Well-Known Member

    You wouldn't. But if I was watching a dark film like in bed in a dark room I might. I'm not saying we should run back to the shops... but this whole phone is marketed on its amazing screen. I just found it surprising.
  4. shenfrey

    shenfrey Active Member

    This is just a case of if you look for problems, your gonna find them. 90% of users won't notice this, so I don't really see the problem. Im not gonna check my phone to see if its having the same problems as you and your friend are having, but I will say that its the best screen iv used on a phone, and iv used alot, including the Iphone 4.
  5. speedsheep

    speedsheep Member

    FINALLY a good reason for running around in a pitch dark room..
  6. Hawker

    Hawker Well-Known Member

    Its hardly surprising. Perfect blacks are the holy grail for all visual devices.
    You can pay many thousands of pounds for a plasma/led screen and still not get perfect blacks.

    Most TVs these days have a piano black gloss border. compare this to the "black" displayed on the screen and you will realise how grey the TV's "blacks" really are.

    The GS2 is one of the top (if not the top) handset you can buy at the moment, so just enjoy it.
  7. matttye

    matttye Well-Known Member

    Have to say I agree. If you have to run through such a particular, peculiar set of steps in order to find the problem then it's not really going to affect anyone.


    In any event I tried it and it seems to be perfectly black to me.
  8. blau808

    blau808 Active Member

    Not saying you didint see what you saw, but I dont understand how this is possible, because with OLED technology, blacks turn the pixel completely off.
  9. speedsheep

    speedsheep Member

    Maybe he didnt go black enough!
  10. matttye

    matttye Well-Known Member

    Could be an image burned into the screen?
  11. I did exactly as you said. Got nothing. My screen is totally fine.
    Three out of three ? Coincidence maybe ?
  12. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    Samsung are taking this problem seriously it would seem, and have issued the following advice to all Samsung Galaxy SII owners who are also Chilean miners.

    This advises them that the following films may not be suitable for viewing if trapped underground...

    Pitch Black

    The Black Hole

    Men in Black

    Bad Day at Black Rock

    Black Narcissus

    Meet Joe Black

    Black Hawk Down

    Black Rain

    Black Knight

    Black Beauty

    this list is not full and final.

    Other bulletins in this series include...

    All Galaxy S2 speakers are flawed... when used at the bottom of swimming pools.


    All Galaxy S2 antennas are flawed... when used in submerged submarines beneath Antarctica.

  13. TheTrueSpin

    TheTrueSpin Well-Known Member

  14. matttye

    matttye Well-Known Member

    "problem" is subjective :p
  15. Hawker

    Hawker Well-Known Member

    That's it. I've had enough of this piece of tat. I'm sending mine back to orange tomorrow for a blackberry torch.
  16. Remeniz

    Remeniz Well-Known Member

    Hahaha!!!! [​IMG]

    Jokes aside though....

    To be honest i've noticed it too but I put it down to the way the difference layers of the screen are 'sandwiched' together. A bit like if you pressed two glass plates together.... not all areas would make contact and the slightly lifted areas would look different compared to the compressed areas.

    Also it's clear that the screen is emitting a very small amount of light on an all black screen. Turn the phone off and you wont see a thing.

    But, meh, it doesn't bother me.
  17. lotus49

    lotus49 Well-Known Member

    I haven't tried hiding in a cave with my sunglasses on etc etc and I don't intend to.

    All I care about is that my SGS2 has the best screen of any phone I have ever used and it has no obvious flaws (eg dead or stuck pixels). That's definitely good enough for me.
  18. Okks

    Okks Member

    I'm getting my refund for the S2, I've had nothing but issues with its screen. I'll wait for the Nexus Prime or S3.
  19. Remeniz

    Remeniz Well-Known Member

    What issues do you have with the screen??
  20. Okks

    Okks Member

    Got 3 Galaxy S2 in hands.

    First : red bright stuck pixel on the screen
    Second : black particle/dead pixel in the screen
    Third : two dead pixels and 1 green stuck pixel (plus this one was very yellow on the left)

    I never saw anything like some of you tho, my screens were pitch black in the dark.

    But I had enought, refund.

    I can wait for a better phone, with a better screen !
  21. Gearu

    Gearu Well-Known Member

    Sorry to hear people have screen problems, you must be getting dealt phones that were returned by other people.
  22. Okks

    Okks Member

    Not at all, they were all brand new, sealed box and everything.
  23. TheTrueSpin

    TheTrueSpin Well-Known Member

    To be honest, you have to look REALLY hard to find the black marks I am talking about. I missed it the first times I looked. To be honest, despite being the OP in this thread, the SGS2 screen is fantastic and the issues I have raised would never be seen during normal operation (for me at least, although some people that watch movies in the pitch dark might have issues if there is a very very dark scene).

    But yeah, I hate dead pixels. Sadly, almost every device I have ever owned have had at least one. My first SGS2 had a dead pixel and my current one doesn't...
    Remeniz likes this.
  24. aceominous

    aceominous Well-Known Member

    I to have noticed this problem, but only after reading this post otherwise id of been unaware of any screen issues, although i did find 1 stuck pixel which to be honest isnt the end of the world which some people claim, my desire had loads.
  25. TheTrueSpin

    TheTrueSpin Well-Known Member

    My Desire had no dead or stuck pixels... but it did have dust under the screen that annoyed me no end.

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