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Sony Xperia screen stripes explained with electrifying description

An example of the display stripes/banding showing on some Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ2 phones. (Source: Tweakers)
An example of the display stripes/banding showing on some Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ2 phones. (Source: Tweakers)
Concerned Xperia owners who were experiencing intermittent stripes appearing on the displays of their flagship XZ1 and XZ2 phones have been told by Sony that static electricity build up is the cause. The stripes aren't considered a defect and aren't a sign of any pending malfunctions.

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Sony has officially responded to user reports of a striped pattern or spots on the screen of some Xperia XZ1 and XZ2 phones — including compact models. These patterns sometimes started randomly but could also be recreated by rubbing the display and would generally dissipate over time.

Tweakers, a Dutch technology website, received a statement from Sony stating that "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." (translated to English). PhoneArena has also found that tapping on the screen multiple times can speed up the display's return to normal.

It is unfortunate that Sony can’t provide a solution to the problem. This is likely to be related to the design of the phone or the display hardware and is therefore likely to be something that can only be fixed in as-yet-unannounced models like a future XZ3. Owners will be partially relieved to know it isn’t a sign that their phone is about to die.

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Craig Ward, 2018-06-21 (Update: 2018-06-21)
Craig Ward
Craig Ward - News Editor
I grew up in a family surrounded by technology, starting with my father loading up games for me on a Commodore 64, and later on a 486. In the late 90's and early 00's I started learning how to tinker with Windows, while also playing around with Linux distributions, both of which gave me an interest for learning how to make software do what you want it to do, and modifying settings that aren't normally user accessible. After this I started building my own computers, and tearing laptops apart, which gave me an insight into hardware and how it works in a complete system. Now keeping up with the latest in hardware and software news is a passion of mine.