Some consumers started reporting early this week that some of Samsung Electronics' newly-released Galaxy S8 phone displays were showing a red tint. In this regard, Consumer Reports, a globally recognized product review publication based in the U.S., said, “It is not a controversial issue.”
It said that some of the phones showed a noticeable reddish tint on their screens but the red-tinged screens were not noticeably distorted or uncomfortable to see. In particular, Consumer Reports said, “Users can adjust the color setting to their preference and Samsung Electronics will update its software on April 25.” In short, consumers should not be worried about the reddish tint on the screens.”
Consumer Reports bought eight of the Galaxy S8 phones and tested on their red-tinged displays on the 21st (local time).
It said, “Our display evaluators noted that displays of four of our test models appeared slightly more red than the other four. It's unclear how much consumers might object to the red tint, especially if they weren't looking at two phones side-by-side.”
In addition, Consumer Reports said that Samsung has decided to release a software update as early as next week which will provide customers with a further enhanced ability to adjust the color setting to their preference.
For Galaxy S8 camera functions, Consumer Reports said, “Our tests found that the new phone's camera is among the best we’ve ever tested.” It also stressed that its water resistance and scratch resistance significantly improved compared to the Galaxy S7.
However, Consumer Reports said that its tests on the new phone's battery are not finished yet. It said, “When our battery tests are completed, we will announce the overall consumer report result. We will also check out Samsung’s software update once it's available.”