Galaxy S8 red tint is no big deal, Consumer Reports says

Yordan, 24 April 2017

Some early adopters complained of reddish tints on the screens of their new Galaxy S8 units. Samsung immediately reacted and said it would issue an update over the next several days. Now, independent testing company Consumer Reports has shared its two cents on the matter saying that the problem is not that serious.

Consumer Reports got its hands on eight Galaxy S8 devices, four of them with the tint out of the box. The testers claim the problem can be seen when two devices are positioned next to each other. The red-tinted screens allegedly look “appealing and natural” thus not being that big of a deal.

Samsung’s said that you could calibrate the colors manually through Settings. You have to tap on Display and then on Screen mode. The options include AMOLED cinema and AMOLED photo, but there’s also a manual option when Adaptive display is selected. You just tap on Color balance and go wild with the RGB toggles.

Consumer Reports claims that this issue is something that might make you unhappy, but it will not make you return the device or claim your money back.

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  • zigaliro

Well my phone has a red tint on the left edge,so YES, this is an issue of s8 -_-

  • Anonymous

Of course it should be a big deal. Even the smallest issue you find in it is a big deal. You are paying premium for this device. I don't buy the software patch. This is a display manufacturing/assembly/calibration issue. The SW patch is just a w...

of course you wouldn't be happy but like every company on earth there is some form of replacement or refund option in place, when your building 25+ million initial orders you cannot possibly inspect every component that goes in to the production proc...