Article ID : SX674704 / Last Modified : 20/06/2021

Why do I see a colour shift when looking at the display from an angle?

How come I see a colour shift when looking at the display from an angle? / Why does the display shift to a blueish tone when tilting my device? / Why does the display look greenish during the dark background?

    Valid for

    • Xperia devices with an OLED screen.

    Solution

    You might experience that the display shifts to a more blueish tone when looking at it from an angle. This is not a defect. It’s a characteristic typical of an OLED screen and is regarded as a normal behaviour.

    Organic pixels emit light in OLED, but in order to extract light efficiently, light interference is used, so when viewed from an angle, the film thickness of the organic layer changes, so the balance of each color is always out of balance. 

    The Xperia phone is designed to balance the front view and the diagonal view in consideration of power consumption, etc., so it is designed so that it can be used with as little color change as possible. 

    colour shift view angle

     

    Example of color shift