Some Galaxy S6 edge fronts appear scratched out of the box, displays show funky colors

Some Galaxy S6 edge fronts appear scratched out of the box, displays show funky colors
A number of users have reported concentric or hairline scratches on their Galaxy S6 edge displays which are visible the second they take the phone out of its boxing wrapper. Those are not the deep I-carried-it-with-keys-in-my-pocket type of scratches, but rather those short abrasive bundles visible from an angle under strong light, like a car polish that has seen too many soft bristle washes.

The S6 edge has a proprietary 3D thermoformed Gorilla Glass 4 at the front, which has been heated and bent sideways to wrap around the flexible AMOLED with plastic substrate that makes the dual edge display of the unique flagship. That still doesn't explain why some units come pre-scratched out of the box, and others don't, though, so it might be a batch problem. As if to back this suspicion up, a picture has emerged that shows a gap in color representation from a scratched to a non-scratched Galaxy S6 edge, with the image post-processed to show quite a visible difference for even the untrained eye.

So far the issue seems to be mostly with T-Mobile models, of course, as no other carrier is shipping the S6 edge yet, but the sample is still too small for this to be called a thing, or considered widespread. Have you noticed your brand new Galaxy S6 edge looking like a weathered display unit yet?

source: XDA-Devs

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Galaxy S6 edge
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2600 mAh(26h talk time)

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97 Comments

1. Kumar123 unregistered

Oh, boy. One after another. Samsung is having a bad week.

2. Simona unregistered

You see ppl??? And u calling it quality smartphone??? pleeesee... the WORST screen type i EVER met with !! There is NO above/better than IPS ! (JDI IPS) nice bright , whites are whites no blue or yellow (as on sam mobiles , and other ones with non IPS) IPS rules !! IT IS A MUST !!

3. Kumar123 unregistered

IKR. Samsung is delivering wrost kind of products to their customers. Such a shame. Now I'm feeling sorry for Samsung. ;)

41. tech-lover

Posts: 108; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Oh mr kumar i think you're not in a position to talk about samsung..thanks to sammy in your hometown many ppl gain their job..! What you know about tech? Jao beta sojao! Jaoo ek rubish hindi massala film (sorry, cartoon) deko..

61. Simona unregistered

Shtsung fanboy weirdo you , are you ? :) What ?? thanks to sammy ppl got jobs??? What the HELL are you talking CRAP about ??? when samsung closed almost all their stores?? u are COMPLETE weirdo on this planet !!! U need to go to hospital get some treatment And speak ENGLISH u MENTO god knows where u from !!! learn RULES !!! u probably can't read ... :DDD

6. TyrionLannister unregistered

This thing has to do with manufacturing issues more than screen panel. I've seen faulty TFTs, faulty IPS and faulty AMOLEDs. That doesn't mean one screen is better. Regarding white point, I guess S6 is the closest to the reference D65 whites among all phones. You need to up your trolling game.

8. Simona unregistered

Even LG G3 I don't like .. don't think they use IPS it's yellow compare to mine huawei best phones ! Huawei has and sells BEST - QUALITY screens Check below

75. nk_blu

Posts: 9; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

Please, that photo was taken under LED/xenon flash. Hardly a good reference point. It just tells the Huawei color temperatures are cooler than G3's. Please try again.

80. Simona unregistered

No problem I take pic twice; with flash (xenon) and with no flash always .. Sony Nex-5 3.55-6.3 / 18-200 lens There u go ; (in dark)http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b633/Ethos-Evoss/_DSC0609_zpsv0cqp7yg.jpg

81. Simona unregistered

But I must admit that screen on G3 has been replaced (purchased on ebay £75 pounds ) and I have feeling , remember that original screen been more brighter.. hmmm.. I need to disassemble phone again and connect old screen and compare...!

11. TyrionLannister unregistered

Well I can only reply that with one word: ROFL.

79. Simona unregistered

U wanted game ... THERE U GO .. ;)

13. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Stop your nonsense.... I know huwaei makes nice phones... But it nowhere compared to Samsung flagships such as note 4 and s6....but yeah I agree that huwaei honor 6 is better than g3, s5 in my personal experience.

15. Simona unregistered

nonsene? am always say truth i know truth hurts.. ppl hate truth what is good at it? if i wud rename note 4 brand to some chinese u wud go aah crap.. bcos u naive.. i compared mine mate 7 with note 4 in shop and note has soo horrible dark display compare to my mate 7 ..

26. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Note 4 has best screen, best camera in Android camp, and also durable as tank.... Not to mention seen and it's functions... Makes note the best phone or phablet's in the market.. Tell me a thing about your huwaei which is best in at least one department....

23. Nathillien unregistered

You need to get rid of that hjuiveji logo, people will think you are trolling.

25. Nathillien unregistered

LOL she just did that - if she is actually a she. Probably a hjuiveji employee in one form or another. OH LOL.

35. Simona unregistered

NO I don't want to .. ;)

29. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Rofl huawei. ....Cheap china crap.

31. Simona unregistered

Two idiots Nathillien aaand RoboticEngi haha SHE ? haha

49. M.O.A.B

Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

oh my god .. a huawei fanboy ? do they really exist ?! are you saying that an LCD panel is better in dark areas than an AMOLED ??!! really ?? do you know what is the contrast of an AMOLED display? are aware what are you saying? are you in good mentalist condition ?! OLD amoled generation are known for there color inaccuracy and IPS were in the lead in that area and white color as well (but not black) but since the note 3 .. everything has changed "the WORST screen type i EVER met with !! There is NO above/better than IPS ! (JDI IPS) nice bright , whites are whites no blue or yellow (as on sam mobiles , and other ones with non IPS) IPS rules !! IT IS A MUST !!" are you still living in 2011 ?! IPS is failing miserably against the new AMOLED gen, and by that youtube video you posted i can say for sure that you are still living in 2011 .. "nonsene? am always say truth i know truth hurts.. ppl hate truth" lool what truth ?! since the note 3 and S5 the amoled took the lead in every single department the IPS LCD shined in, color accuracy, screen brightness, white, can you add more ?? can you put your crappy huawei phone against the s5 (in basic mode) side by side and take a VERTICAL picture and compare the white color then another picture comparing the black ?? i bet you dont have the guts to even try to ! wake up huawei kid .. it is 2015 .. LCD is really lagging behind AMOLED these days (if really can notice) and by the way, the way you talk clearly tells that you are employed and paid by huawei, it is very very clear "You know why bcos they are paid by them funded" prove it or shut up .. at least prove that displaymate is paid by samsung .. and considering that alpha picture, can you put it in basic mode and take the same picture but vertical ?? dont try to fool us kid .. you are taking the picture from an angle .. do you think we are really stupid ?? and stop spreading misleading info, that is not helping huawei in anything just another thing .. are you fully aware that the article is talking about a FACTORY DEFECT units? and not a phone in its perfect condition ?

51. Simona unregistered

Man u trully need to go to hospital :DDD u ar even worse than me :DDDD AND NO I DISAGREE !! IPS STILL RULES !

12. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

In your dreams.... IPhone 5 to had these kinda problems at start.. What would you say about it then??? Use a latest high end Galaxy.... And u will see whites are nice.. And also I challenge you to show a I'M screen with pure black as in amoled.... And also brightness is no problem because amoled always use to be good under sunlight... Which is where high brightness comes to use....

16. Simona unregistered

I know that iphone FROM 5 to 6 uses nice IPS screens .. I had compared they are on same level with huawei p7 I don't look at black screen tho so I don't mind IF blacks are no 100% black..but they are not bad on my mate 7 Well don't know if samsung phones are good under sunbright when they are dark in shade heheh .. I have no problem with mine mate7 under sunlight.. alpha vs p7 screen whites alpha was EPIC FAIL so they discontinued it !http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b633/Ethos-Evoss/Galaxy%20Alpha%20v%20Ascend%20P7/DSC00522_zps51cf7241.jpg

18. AppleCultist

Posts: 335; Member since: Feb 18, 2015

Displaymate, tweakers and even phonearena disagrees with you. The S6 has the most color-accurate display. JDI screens are 2nd rate compared to sAMOLED.

22. Simona unregistered

You know why bcos they are paid by them funded .. pleeasse don't be naive .. u need to know what is real world info and what is forced info Didn't u realize that this site been ''spammed by s6 edge and s6 and edge again.. JDI screens at second ??? haha don't make me laugh ..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YF-Z3_f3WCE

27. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Would you pls quit this nonsense.... Note 4 had best screen of its time, most reviewers in Internet say this not me.. Take your fanboyism aside..

34. Simona unregistered

NOO maate it hasn't ! just bcos it is sammy it must be best ?? You fanboy of s6 I'll bring comparsion screen M7 and Note4 then .. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atxPrMUOS9w

46. Dvoraak

Posts: 21; Member since: May 14, 2014

I can't believe anyone is judging display quality on the auto-brightness. That's the ONLY possible reason for a seemingly dark display on a Note 4. Unfortunately, Samsung's auto setting has always sucked and the best way to use it is turned off when using the phone inside and turned on when outside. It's unfortunate that they haven't done a better job with the auto setting but it has absolutely nothing to do with display quality.

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