Some Sony Xperia S users have reported a defect where there’s a noticeable discolouration or yellow tint appearing at the bottom of the screen. There’s a support thread on Sony’s official site on the issue and finally Sony has come out with an official response as below:
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.
Anyone having similar issue here in Malaysia? Sony claims that this affects a small group of users and it happens if the Xperia S is subjected to high temperatures above 40 degrees. Good to know that Sony acknowledges such problem and are willing to provide a solution.
The iPhone 4 and 4S boasts the highest pixel density of any screen. That was before the Sony Xperia S came along. Pushing a resolution of 1280×720 pixels from the 4.3-inch screen, the Xperia S 338ppi pixel density trumps the iPhone’s 326ppi. Also, considering how vibrant the displays on the Xperia arc, arc S and the ray are, we’re expecting the Xperia S to be even more stunning and pin sharp, dare we say, much better than what the iPhone 4S can muster.
Here are PPI counts for some of the popular devices at the moment:
Galaxy Nexus – 316ppi @ 4.65-inch 1280x720pixels
Sony Ericsson Xperia ray – 296ppi @ 3.3-inch 854x480pixels
Samsung Galaxy Note – 284ppi @ 5.3-inch 1280x720pixels
Motorola RAZR – 256ppi @ 4.3-inch 960x540pixels
Nokia Lumia 800 – 252ppi @ 3.7-inch 800x480pixels
Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S – 233pp @ 4.2-inch 854x480pixels
Samsung Galaxy SII – 218ppi @ 4.3-inch 800x480pixels
Of course numbers are just part of the equation, how the device looks, feel and performs are the things that make the difference. Sony Ericsson delivered a solid line up in 2011 and with the Xperia S, it looks like they’ve just only warmed up. The Xperia S has all the makings of a great phone and so we’re expecting a lot from this device and Sony for 2012.
We’re now in Shanghai for the Asian launch of the Sony Xperia S to see if the Sony smartphone can deliver the goods. The launch is happening tomorrow and we’ll deliver updates to you live via twitter so make sure you follow us to get the latest.
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