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Strip visible under tha back glass, normal or not?

(Topic created on: 18-04-2021 06:02 PM)
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Jeffiscool
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Hello
I didn't notice it before as since I bought my s21 Ultra it has been in a cover, it's an Exynos Silver one, on the back starting from the top right corner there is a visible line or strip about 1.5-2mm wide and 2cm long, same color as the rest aka silver but it's visible because there is a tad of relief
Is this normal? Is it an antenna?
Or it's a bad paint job under the glass?Screenshot_20210418-200104_WhatsApp.jpg

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Fiona26
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This is not visible on my s21 ultra that I can see. Just took it out the case to look for you.
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Jeffiscool
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Do you have the silver one? 

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Fiona26
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Actually I think I do have that line. I can see it in certain light.
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Fiona26
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It's not showing up great in my images. But there is a similar strip in the exact same place. Must be the way the colour has been done.

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Jeffiscool
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Thanks

Yes indeed in certain lights and angles

So I guess it's not a defect but perhaps an antenna 

Fiona26
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Yes and a pain to get it in the image when taking a photo.
Jeffiscool
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I took this photo under a tungsten light (warm light) and turned the s21u a bit to the right

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WelshPaul
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I'd say it's a defect in the paint finish. Having looked at a teardown video there is no antenna underneath that part of the phone. Someone else posted about the same issue but on their phone the marks were located on the bottom left and right corners of the phone.


My advice comes from being a UK Samsung iPhone user.

Current Devices:
  • iPhone 14 Pro 256GB Deep Purple
  • Samsung Galaxy Buds+ > Model: SM-R175.
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Jeffiscool
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You think I should ask for a replacement then? 

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