Sony admits that LCDs from recent Xperia smartphones show streaks




Sony admits that users can find horizontal stripes in LCDs of its recent Xperia smartphones. According to Sony, it is not a defect, but a feature of the screens. The stripes occur with repeated touches.

Sony tells Tweakers that the stripes are in all screens of affected Xperia models. “Due to the properties of the screen, some models may show stripe patterns due to electrostatic effects, it is not a functional defect and usually the stripe patterns disappear when electrostaticity disappears.”

These include the XZ1 Compact from last year and the recently released XZ2 and XZ2 Compact. Sony says nothing about any compensation for owners of affected phones. The Sony Xperia XZ Premium and Xperia X do not have the problem, according to tests by Tweakers. Last week, Tweakers was informed by a user who would like to remain anonymous, that there are streaks on the screen of the Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact at the time you repeatedly swipe across the screen.

The stripes are most visible at the moment that a uniformly colored background is shown on the screen. Furthermore, the phenomenon often occurs in practice when browsing through pictures, for example in the Gallery app. However, the stripes are generally less visible, because the background is often not even. After a half minute to a minute, the stripes disappear again, when the screen is no longer swept. Problems were also reported with the Xperia phones in other locations .

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