Support Yellow tint on a white backgound


  1. zafonic

    zafonic Well-Known Member

    Has anyone else apart from myself experienced a yellow tint on their display?? It's more noticeable on a white background, especially when viewing webpages. I happen to notice it more so at the bottom of the display than anywhere else. It seems as if i am not alone, as there are a good number of users on other forums who have noticed this on their Xperia S too.

    Some are saying it could be because the Xperia S screen is glued or to do with colour temperature.

    I remember reading there were similar issues with the iphone 4 and the Samsung Galaxy S2, with there being a very noticeable yellow tint on the S2, and after a firmware update it was resolved. I hope the same will apply with the Xperia S.

    Apart from this, i am really enjoying my new phone.

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  2. davethorp

    davethorp Well-Known Member

    I've just had a doorstep swap on mine from O2 because of the exact same issue. Definite yellow tinge towards the bottom of the screen when viewing a something with a white background.

    Doesn't bode well for my replacement handset if you are having the same problem. I did notice on my first handset that the problem would go away if the screen was off for a while
  3. angelus97

    angelus97 Well-Known Member

    Looking at a few forums, it looks as though the yellow tint issue is something past Xperias have suffered from too.
  4. zafonic

    zafonic Well-Known Member

    Is it fixable do you know?
  5. Tyseyh

    Tyseyh Well-Known Member

    Sounds odd but you tried a factory reset?
    I had two stuck pixels when using the camera, did a factory reset and now there gone.
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  6. angelus97

    angelus97 Well-Known Member

    I think some of the issues were fixed by firmware updates. Hopefully Sony will release a fix soon. Bit strange if Sony have dealt with this issue before and haven't included the fix on this model's software.
  7. zafonic

    zafonic Well-Known Member

    No, but have noticed that when I leave the phone for a while and come back to it the yellow tint has virtually vanished, till I start using it again and then after a period of time it reappears.
  8. Tyseyh

    Tyseyh Well-Known Member

    Swap it for another phone if possible?
  9. zafonic

    zafonic Well-Known Member

    Took it into phones4u earlier in the week, but would you believe it the yellow tint was hardly visible at all when I took it in. I put this down to the bright lighting in the shop, and the fact that I hadn't been using the phone for an hour or so, which means the yellow tint has pretty much disappeared till you start using the phone again.

    Going to take it in today again and demand an exchange as i'm not happy.
  10. Tyseyh

    Tyseyh Well-Known Member

    Don't blame you fella, i would too
  11. zafonic

    zafonic Well-Known Member

    Just been off the phone to phones4u. They will exchange my phone for a new one but they are currently out of stock of the white in the Kent region where I live. As soon as they are in stock, which hopefully wont be too long I will have a phone without a faulty display I hope.. Will check the display on the new one before leaving the store. Feel better that it's going to be exchanged and me not just persevering and keeping the phone I have now.
  12. davethorp

    davethorp Well-Known Member

    My new one does seem better so far touch wood so it may just be a few handsets with the problem
  13. zafonic

    zafonic Well-Known Member

    Good for you....I hope I am as fortunate as you.
  14. zafonic

    zafonic Well-Known Member

    Read on another forum that the ICS update will eliminate the "yellow tint" by adjusting the colour calibration.
  15. maffhew

    maffhew New Member

    Hi guys. I write from Italy so sorry for my bad English.

    I'm following this thread and the xda screen problems also.

    I have some friends in Italian mobile forum.

    Almost everyone seem to have the bottom yellowish shade on white backgrounds. Let's say 7 on 9 people I've asked they have noticed it. Two guys that didn't noticed it at the beginning, after I've asked to do some test, they realize what I was talking about.

    One guy on the forum bought 2 Xperia S (one for him, one for his brother) and both of them have the yellowish bottom.

    Don't know if could interest you but that's just what I've figured out by now.

    I also wrote to Sony Mobile in facebook and they answered me they will give me a reply soon.

    Hello, Mat.
  16. davethorp

    davethorp Well-Known Member

    Thanks Mat for that info. Certainly looks like the issue is wide spread though I still haven't noticed it as yet on my new phone *touch wood*

    And your English is far better than some people's in England :D
  17. jaseuk

    jaseuk Well-Known Member

    Touch wood I haven't noticed it.
  18. B2GS3

    B2GS3 Member

    Mine is as white as snow across the whole screen.
  19. zafonic

    zafonic Well-Known Member

    Picked up my second Xperia S today. I am happy to report that there is no yellow tint or yellow spot on the lower portion of the display. Have been using the device constantly for the last 2 hours and have encountered no such problems,

    I am a happy Xperia S user again.
  20. jaseuk

    jaseuk Well-Known Member

    Godamnit! Playing stick cricket and noticed phone was getting warm, came off game and now I've got a yellow tint to my left hand side of the screen! Alright going to have to get it swapped out now!
  21. zafonic

    zafonic Well-Known Member

    I know how you feel. I am on my 3rd Xperia S with everyone of them having either the yellow tint/yellow spot at bottom of display. I have emailed Sony to see if they will replace display or exchange it for another Xperia S with a tint free screen.
  22. gabbyevs

    gabbyevs Well-Known Member

    a 3rd one? oh jase doesnt sound good
  23. jaseuk

    jaseuk Well-Known Member

    Just rang the store rang the store and I'm taking it in to be tested and swapped out I believe
  24. zafonic

    zafonic Well-Known Member

    Phones4U are expecting another batch on Wednesday, so will be looking to have phone exchanged again. I really hope I hit the jackpot this time, because I am fed up and embarrassed having to keep going back all the time. Phones4U also said that I have been the only customer so far who has bought the phone from their store who has had problems with the display.
  25. Spewy

    Spewy Well-Known Member

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