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Are you experiencing light bleed on your HTC EVO 4G LTE?

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As much as it pains me to say this, no gadget is ever totally perfect, and the HTC EVO 4G LTE is no exception. One of the EVO’s latest issues that is starting to get a bit more press is some extreme light bleed, as shown in the picture above. This occurs when there’s a dark background on the screen and the three bottom-row buttons are lit.

You can easily test this on your own unit by turning off all the lights, opening an app like Dead Pixel Test, and cycling through the various test screens. That’s actually my preferred app for things like this, and it’s one of the first apps I download whenever I get a new device. (Some people I know actually download and fire up this app before even leaving the store – and that’s actually not a bad idea!)

There hasn’t been any official statement about this issue from Sprint or HTC, and there likely won’t be. However, stores are pretty good about exchanging devices that have this problem. After all, I think that most salespeople would be hard-pressed to  argue that something so obvious isn’t a very blatant defect.

Luckily, this problem didn’t affect my review unit, and it doesn’t affect my personal EVO 4G LTE. But how about you?

[Android Police]


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John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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