Have had my Galaxy S2 for a few days now, and I've noticed that when the room is not well lit there are vertical lines and "blobs" on the screen. I first noticed this on the notification pull down screen, the lines give grey images a brushed metal look. In the dark, the lines are visible on most colours. I have found some info on other forums, but nothing here.
Here is a forum discussion about the issue in other versions of the phone.
And a discussion on how to test your phone.
How many of you have this problem?
In my opinion when you are paying $600-$700 for high end phone (price of a 40" 1080p TV), that advertises a beautiful screen, a defect like this is unacceptable.
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It only appears in low light conditions, and it doesn't happen on black screens. The AMOLED screens will display true blacks like no other displays. What it fails at is displaying very dark greys especially in low light and screen brightness down. If the conditions are right then it's almost unbareable to watch. Where you will really notice it, is if you watch a movie trailer when they are swithcing between scenes
It's not a total deal breaker for me, but the fact that my buddy has a SGS2 on Bell who's screen does NOT have this issue at all is really dissapointing. That leads me to believe that it may not be completely the fault of the manufacturing process. There is a thread on XDA where one guy mentions that the screen calibration is WAY off and they he could fix how it displays the dark colours. He says he cannot fix the blotches. On that note, my screen actually doesn't really have the blotches, just the annoying vertical lines and bad colour reproduction on the grays.
On another note, this has been an issue facing many of the AMOLED devices, not just the Skyrocket (s2 lte).
@pativets i guess the only option is to live with it or get another phone.
lets just say, we paid a lot of cash to have bad looking screen in the dark
seriously, they need to address this issue. and/or perhaps hire some more knowledgeable technical support people!
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I got my replacement phone yesterday. The screen on it is much better, still has faint vertical lines, but happy to say no "blobs". I'm definitely happier with the new phone.
I noticed that there is a big difference in colour and brightness between the 2 screens though. The replacement phone's screen is a lot brighter, even when the screens are both at the lowest setting. When displaying the same image on both phones the colours look different as well, but I'm not sure if that is because of the brightness. I find it strange that the phone screens seem to be calibrated so differently.
I purchased my Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE (i727R) in Ottawa roughly a week or so ago and I havent really noticed too many of the faults listed here. I get an extremely small amount of that "brushed" aluminium look people have been describing but that is only when the display is set to either auto brightness or a really low setting. I find myself using my phone in a very large variety of lighting conditions and the display has always remained consistent. This might be indicative of the listed problems not affecting all i727R's..or perhaps I should just consider myself one of the lucky ones hah.
to be completely honest, I wanted to go SG S2 as well..looks like I'll have to go HTC Raider..
This is why companies like Apple win..Im no fanboy (current iphone 3G user) but any consumer should learn to appreciate the warranty and loyalty after the sale of the product.
Completely random but besides the screen size difference, what else is different from the Raider and Galaxy S2?
Since you're on the Rogers forum I assume you meant S2 LTE. The S2 has a slightly bigger battery, NFC on the S2 and screen technology differences. You're looking at SAMOLED+ at 400x800 vs the SLCD on a qHD resolution on the Raider. Dev support and potential will be determined in the near future but that's another story. It's basically just Sense vs Touchwiz.
Apparently Samsung is aware of some screen issues. This is from Samsung's U.S. site, so not everything will apply. Here is the link