Article ID : SX674604 / Last Modified : 18/02/2019

What is image retention? Why can I see shadows of previous images?

    Question

    • Why can I see shadows of previous images when changing what’s on the display?
    • Why can I see ghost images on the display when changing its content?
    • What is ghosting?
    • What is image retention?

    Valid for

    • Xperia devices with an OLED screen.

    Solution

    You might experience disappearing faint shadows of previous content, when changing what’s on the display. This is not a defect. It’s a characteristic typical of an OLED screen and is regarded as a normal behavior. The image retention or faint shadows disappears in a few seconds.

    Example of image retention