17 September 2018
Updated on: 14th September 2018
It looks like a majority of the users are not facing Screen bleeding issue on POCO F1 and maybe few of the initial bunch of devices were impacted. We were approached by a few users and only a handful confirmed that they faced such an issue. Some were successful in getting their devices exchanged via the Flipkart route. However, some could not.
There were random cases where users were still facing screen bleeding issue even after the device replacement, hassles of going through replacement again was a deterrent. In any case, even if there is a single issue reported, it raises a question on quality control from the brand,
Originally published: 11th September
Xiaomi POCO F1 is one of the cheapest devices with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC. It was recently launched in India and is set to get a global launch soon. The phone has seen a record-breaking sale on Flipkart in India, however, during its short life it has already had its fair share of controversies already.
First, we had a Xiaomi executive using fake images to promote the phone then we came to know that the POCO F1 cannot stream HD content from Netflix. The HD streaming issue was accepted and last we hears is being looked into as per Jai Mani, Product head of POCOPHONE.
Thanks for taking the time to review it! BTW, we're still investigating whether or not we can OTA Widevine L1— Jai Mani (@jaimani) September 11, 2018
A major issue that a lot of users have been reporting is the screen bleeding on POCO F1. Since it is a hardware issue, it, unfortunately, cannot be rectified via a software update.
Screen bleeding a state when light filters in from beneath the display from the sides. It can be easily identified if the device is checked in a pitch dark place. Another way to check if the unit has display bleeding, then it can be tested by performing a display test present in the device itself.
For this one has to just navigate to Settings > About Phone > then tap on “Kernel version” four times, then select Display. This will initiate the display test which will display red, blue and green colors. If the device has a screen bleeding issue than the colors will be pale at the edges.
A user claims to have been facing the issue chose to return the device with “quality issues with product” and his return request was accepted by Flipkart. An Indian publication received a review unit that had Screen Bleeding issue. Other user took on to Twitter to claim that he got his faulty device replaced from Flipkart.
There is screen bleeding issue too Jai Mani Sir why you are not looking into it i replaced my device from flipkart the new device i got has screen bleeding issue too. I regret buying Poco F1.anyone is reading his don't buy poco F1 until they make any official statement on this.— Sahib Pandotra (@SahibPandotra1) September 11, 2018
Here you go...! this is visible when you open chrome to have a white background and then open the notification drawer. You will see the bleed!@IndiaPOCO @POCOSupport @PocophoneGlobal pic.twitter.com/isyW9pkb6X— Girish (@girishku) September 7, 2018
The good part is that Screen bleeding does not increase with time and not all the devices are affected by an LCD bleeding issue. Though it does not impact devices’ performance at all, however, it does highlight lack of quality control at Xiaomi’s end. We’ve tried reaching Xiaomi officials to get a clarification, there is no response till the time this story was published.
Do you have a POCO F1? Are you also facing Screen Bleeding issue? Let us know in the comments below.