If there’s one thing to really get excited about with the Sony Xperia S, it’s that BRAVIA-powered display, which is among the best in the entire Android flock. Or is it? While we sang its praises in our Sony Xperia S review, it seems Sony’s had to admit a fault with that oh-so-shiny screen.
Reports have been emerging of a problem with the Sony screen that can cause it to develop a washed-out, yellow tint. The exact number of complaints remains a mystery, but we do know that it’s enough for Sony to have had to announce an official statement:
“Sony Mobile Communications has identified that the display on a limited number of Xperia S smartphones may show a slight yellow tint if exposed to temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius. This is limited to a small number of units and the cause of this has been corrected. Any consumer observing this slight yellow tint on the display of their Xperia S is welcome to contact their local customer service centre and Sony Mobile Communications will resolve this at no cost to the consumer.”
That’s a pretty cautiously-worded statement from Sony; it suggests that the problem only affects displays that have to endure temperatures of over 40 degrees Celsius. While phones running intensively can reach pretty high temperatures, that’s still really very hot. It makes us wonder whether that’s quite true, or whether the display can break regardless of the temperature.
Either way, if the balmy British Springtime brings your Xperia S the yellow tint of death, take it in for a replacement one. Oh, and let us know about it in the comments section below.