Houston…we have a problem: Samsung Galaxy S2 SAMOLED Plus Screen At Stake

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June 1, 2011

It’s not often we see the first set of problems arise early with a Flagship phone from a multi-billion dollar company like Samsung. Folks in the UK were among the first to get their hands on the Samsung Galaxy S2 earlier this month. Initially, the reception was obvious, “fantastic device!”

However, recently it has come to our attention that the Galaxy S2′s display is not as good as we thought. Although the display is beautiful from the outside, many users from XDA-Developers Forum have confirmed a mustard stain-like color, a yellow tint on the leftmost quarter of the lower half of the screen; it is most visible at the lowest brightness settings. That can’t be good.

Yet, not every Galaxy S2 owner has encountered this problem. There have been numerous of lucky reports. It was thought that the yellow tint may have been a similar process like that found on Apple’s iPhone. However, many technology media outlets like Engadget and GSMArena confirm that something is “seriously” not right in the picture.

To make sure you, a Samsung Galaxy S2 owner, is not a victim of this manufacturing problem, visit this link.  If you see a dramatic color variation, a yellow-tint, report it immediately to Samsung. Discussions are open. Leave your comments below.

Arjun

Image Courtesy: Engadget

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Abdul September 4, 2011 at 4:22 pm

Why samsung is not taking any steps.When your phone hets overheated you will notice that only left side of the screen is hot while the ght side side is normal…im sure in some mibiles this overheating is affecting screen display…this yellow shades are annoying moreover smtimea theu are bright and lighy..im going to replacr it…ive paid full amount only to get full advantage not to get defectwd model….samsung should allow mobile replacement….i think they are hidong tjis topic…….its mainly happening in india .even if we got to service centre aome saus hardwate problem some says thousands money some say what is this i dont know what do

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A September 12, 2011 at 7:57 am

Could you please check your spelling mistake before you post ur comments, its very annoying to read this comment.. due to so many typeos.

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B September 20, 2011 at 9:53 am

Before you complain, please be aware that it’s spelled “Typos”.

Also since his sentence ended in “what do” he wins teh internets and you fail it.

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C January 15, 2012 at 6:30 pm

An ignorant and confused moron who thinks everyone speaks fluent english… people from all over the wold post here, that does not mean they ALL speak english idiot.

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Mudit October 12, 2011 at 9:09 am

I too facing yellow tint on my galaxy s2. I bought it in Aug 18 from Bangalore, India.. I want to know whom to contact. Is this issue with others got solved earlier or Samsung has no Reply for this.

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Abdul October 14, 2011 at 11:02 am

bro just follw my post…..i bet that it will work

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Abdul October 13, 2011 at 11:42 am

i have fought this problem…
there is no need to take tension…
FIRSTLY update your mobile to gingerbread 2.3.5
SECONDLY download CHAINFIRE 3D app from(as you have to purchase, but you can down free pro version of chainfire 3d at androiddownloadapk.com/)
FINALLY..open chainfire3d
then click Nightmode
tick the checkbox
then select COLOR and Choose custom at the last

in custom you will se three lines R,G,B
SET IT IN A WAY THAT THE LAST LINE IS
IS AT FULL

AND THE ABOVE TWO LINES ARE SAME AND LITTLE BEHIND THE LAST LINE…SUCH AS
—————————–
—————————–
——————————–

IT WILL WORK .!!!!!!!!

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Prerna October 24, 2011 at 2:58 am

Abdul I need help, my Samsung galaxy S@ boots but I cant see any display:(:( I hear the sound when it boots and prompts me to put my password to unlock simcard but I cant see anything. PLEASE HELPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP anybody

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Abdul October 13, 2011 at 1:12 pm

set R, G, B ACCORDING TO YOUR SCREEN NEED FOR MINE IT WORKED LIKE THAT
IT MAY DIFFER IN YOU

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Abdul October 13, 2011 at 2:57 pm

REMEMBER AFTER SETTING CUSTOM COLOR, WHENEVER YOU WILL BOOT YOUR DEVICE JUST REFRESH THE SCREEN BY POWER SWITCH BUTTON ..i.e..PRESS TWO TIMES
AS ON THE BOOT YOU WILL SEE LIGHT YELLOW COLOR BUT AFTER REFRESHING IT WILL VANISH

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Abdul October 14, 2011 at 1:11 am

only for the first reboot refresh your ski .That’s all…
E N J O Y Y O J N E

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Abdul October 14, 2011 at 1:13 am

ski=screen

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Safia October 14, 2011 at 6:45 am

@enprocesoon@gmail.com
Thanks for that.
IT WORKED ON my galaxy s ii
I THOUGHT YOUR POST WILL BE WRONG, BUT THAT’S NOT…
A BIG THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :):O :)

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donna October 15, 2011 at 2:16 am

hi only had my s2 for 3months and i treat it withtender loving care, well my phone was ringing and i couldn’t answer it because there was no display showing at all nor was i unable to answer my phone even though it was still ringing.
help please

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Varun October 16, 2011 at 3:42 pm

Hi! I m planning to buy gs2 in diwali. but i hav few questions 1.i have heard tht sgs2 comes wit slcd in india and nt wit samoled plus 2.gameloft games problems 3.will this phone be upgradable to icecream sandwhich. But research on google, i found tht nexus prime is comng this month should I wait for prime.pls share ur views guys bcoz this will be my first high end mobile for which i saved my 7 month pocket money. pls give its advantages and disadvantages.!happy diwali! In advance

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Varun October 16, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Actualy I also wanted to know tht is there any solution For pink spot and yellow tint 2.i also saw tht gsmarena people talk about gps problem.3. This is serious…does this phone support gprs and play you tube videos 4.does it suport .mkv files pls ….pls don’t get angry on my questions b’coz this would be my biggest on a gadget.pls…….pls….pls rply.

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sanjay October 21, 2011 at 4:10 pm

hi
u can confidently buy the phone. uve been having it for the past one and half minths and havnt encountered any problems.
the display is samoled plus and not lcd. only new gameloft ganes are working. asphalt 6 hd is free for sgs2 in samsung appstore.
the gps works fine. and it works on gprs and plays youtube files.
it also supports all video file formats in all resolutions.

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Mudit October 30, 2011 at 12:44 am

Hi Abdul,
Thanks for reply first.
In your solution for yellow spot; you have mention to update to android 2.3.5. Will you please do let me know how to update to that version as Samsung Kies (installed on my Laptop) shows that my firmware is latest one (i.e. KE4 and has 2.3.3 version of android).
Pleas tell me steps how to update through Kies, if not then what are other ways(i heard of odin to do this).
Is these other ways violate my warranty after upgrading to 2.3.5.
Is firmware update and android OS update are different ?

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Tsonze November 12, 2011 at 12:49 am

Hi Abdul,
I dont know whether you have seen this problem or not.
Mine samsung galaxy s2 is less brighter than my friend’s one.
With the comparison if we both turn the brightness to 0%. My friend’s S2 still looks brighter than mine.
I dont know whether mine is faulty or his.

Please comment.
Thank you

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Vix November 22, 2011 at 6:02 pm

Had mine about 5 weeks and twice its got very very hot and just now the whole display turned bright pink??? Disappeared after restart but what wad that all about?

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aries November 28, 2011 at 5:14 am

i just bought my s2 7 days ago, i noticed that the left side of multi touch screen gets hot that really caused my finger tips to hurts

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jack enough January 26, 2012 at 10:35 am

yes, i have the same problem with the galaxy s2 display. It’s truly unpleasant!

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