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    Default Blue colors are bad for AMOLED?

    I read on an article that blues burn AMOLEDs out faster and blues are more likely to create brunette in. Is that true? If so that would suck as I love having blues on this screen. It's so vibrant.
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    Default Re: Blue bad for AMOLED?

    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyshinta View Post
    I read on an article that blues burn AMOLEDs out faster and blues are more likely to create brunette in. Is that true? If so that would suck as I love having blues on this screen. It's so vibrant.
    Where is your source for this? I've never read anything thing about this.
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    Default Re: Blue bad for AMOLED?

    Honestly it was in passing. I don't remember the source. It sounded strange so I came here to verify.
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    Default Re: Blue bad for AMOLED?

    You won't see any burn in for awhile unless you have your brightness max and screen on for 8+ hours a day. Amoled is so advanced now, you don't even have to worry about it. I've had my s3 for a year now and i still don't have any burn in, and that's with an older version of the display.

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    Default Re: Blue bad for AMOLED?

    That's good. I like having a bright blue background for my wallpaper.
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    Default Re: Blue bad for AMOLED?

    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyshinta View Post
    Honestly it was in passing. I don't remember the source. It sounded strange so I came here to verify.
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    Default Re: Blue bad for AMOLED?

    Blue was on the Corners of my white p phone when dragged the touch screen? I doubt that at a color can impact it, who knows.
    Ill do better, we still have the first galaxy phone, the captivate look.. I'll be happy to snap a pic. No fading away of colors.. And it's been YEARS

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyshinta View Post
    I read on an article that blues burn AMOLEDs out faster and blues are more likely to create brunette in. Is that true?
    Yes, it's a known problem with samsung AMOLED screens. Happened on s2 and s3 too. It's one reason why some manufactures don't use AMOLED anymore. For example, it's why HTC switched to using Super LCD screens. Remember all the burn-in problems with the Nexus 1 screen? It's one reason why I dumped my s4 and will not buy a phone with AMOLED screens. The colors aren't accurate anyway. There are much better technologies.

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    The organic materials used in AMOLED displays are prone to degradation over a period of time, resulting in color shifts as one color fades faster than another, image persistence or burn-in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AngelArs View Post
    Yes, it's a known problem with samsung AMOLED screens. Happened on s2 and s3 too. It's one reason why some manufactures don't use AMOLED anymore. For example, it's why HTC switched to using Super LCD screens. Remember all the burn-in problems with the Nexus 1 screen? It's one reason why I dumped my s4 and will not buy a phone with AMOLED screens. The colors aren't accurate anyway. There are much better technologies.

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    AMOLED burn in is a real thing, but the actual risk when it comes to phones like the S4 are somewhat debatable. I had my S3 for close to year and never noticed any issues (and my wallpaper was pretty heavy on the blue as well). I accidentally even left my phone screen on for several hours overnight once....nothing.

    Burn-in happens faster with static images displaying on the screen over periods of time, which is often why the status bar is the first thing that appears, but generally with "normal" use most users won't ever even notice any effects of burn-in, especially if you tend to keep your phone no longer than the standard 18-24 months that seems to be the norm nowadays.

    To the OP -- I wouldn't worry too much about how "blue" your wallpapers are, but if you are worried about burn-in effects, perhaps have a few wallpapers on rotation and change them from time to time...heck I tend to do that anyway just so I don't get bored looking at the same thing all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paintdrinkingpete View Post
    AMOLED burn in is a real thing, but the actual risk when it comes to phones like the S4 are somewhat debatable.
    Depends on how the phone is used. The OP asked if it was an real issue and it is, even you have agreed to that. Again, this is why some manufactures have moved away from AMOLED.

    Burn-in happens faster with static images displaying on the screen over periods of time, which is often why the status bar is the first thing that appears, but generally with "normal" use most users won't ever even notice any effects of burn-in
    How is it that you know how everyone is going to use their phone? You cannot say that it won't happen, because it does happen, and AMOLED is known for this issue. Will every single person experience it? Of course not, but that's not the question at hand. AMOLED screens are organic, and therefore degrade over a period of time, resulting in color shifts. Thats all the OP was asking.
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    I use my phone as a alarm clock at night which displays the time. I use gentle alarm which has a burn in protection deal which basically moves the digits on the screen every minute. Is that enough to prevent burn in on the screen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trucksmoveamerica#AC View Post
    Is that enough to prevent burn in on the screen.
    Different screens burn in differently. For example; plasma burns in differently than AMOLED. Most screens need a static image but AMOLED does not. It is organic and therefore will naturally degrade over a period of time. What happens to AMOLED is technically not a burn-in, all though it's commonly called that. It's more of a shifting in colors. The end result is the same thing (you'll need to replace the screen) but the way it occurs is usually different. Here is a picture of what it will look like. Hope that helps.
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    Default Re: Blue bad for AMOLED?

    Quote Originally Posted by AngelArs View Post
    Depends on how the phone is used. The OP asked if it was an real issue and it is, even you have agreed to that. Again, this is why some manufactures have moved away from AMOLED.

    How is it that you know how everyone is going to use their phone? You cannot say that it won't happen, because it does happen, and AMOLED is known for this issue. Will every single person experience it? Of course not, but that's not the question at hand. AMOLED screens are organic, and therefore degrade over a period of time, resulting in color shifts. Thats all the OP was asking.
    I think that's exactly what I said...

    I don't know how everyone is going to use their phone, that's why I stated examples of where burn in is noticed... it doesn't change the fact that only rare owners of AMOLED screen phones actually experience it, or at least report it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paintdrinkingpete View Post
    it doesn't change the fact that only rare owners of AMOLED screen phones actually experience it, or at least report it.
    Not true. Keep in mind that AMOLED has not been around all that long. However, even in its short time it is well known to any repair tech or even sales person working at a store that sells phones. Many display s3/s4's have to be 'cycled' with new ones because the screens are so sensitive. Here's an example of that:

    while I was fondling the demo unit, I notice that there was a ghost image just under the surface of the display. Regardless of app or orientation it was there. The letters read S Beam with two back to back phones featured just below that. At first, I thought it was some sort of in-store watermark, but then it hit me. The S3′s Super Amoled screen was suffering from screen burn in. After hours of running in-store demo software that continually promoted the S Beam feature, the image was permanently burned into the screen. Not good. link


    I really hope that samsung wises up like the other companies already have and moves away from AMOLED screens. There really is no reason to use them anymore, and many reasons not to since there are much better screen technologies around today.
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    Default Re: Blue bad for AMOLED?

    Quote Originally Posted by gollum18 View Post
    Amoled is so advanced now, you don't even have to worry about it.
    I wouldn't be to sure about that. The AMOLED panel on the RAZR HD burned in the onscreen buttons within 3 months.
    Quote Originally Posted by paintdrinkingpete View Post
    Burn-in happens faster with static images displaying on the screen over periods of time, which is often why the status bar is the first thing that appears.
    Truth. It shows up most noticeably when you watch a fullscreen video that fades to white.
    Quote Originally Posted by paintdrinkingpete View Post
    it doesn't change the fact that only rare owners of AMOLED screen phones actually experience it, or at least report it.
    It doesn't mean that it's not there. Most people are very oblivious to that sort of thing. Heck, they used to compare qHD AMOLED to an iPhone 4 and claim similar clarity...
    Quote Originally Posted by AngelArs View Post
    [FONT=verdana]I really hope that samsung wises up like the other companies already have and moves away from AMOLED screens. There really is no reason to use them anymore, and many reasons not to since there are much better screen technologies around today.
    Samsung makes AMOLED, so they have a pretty strong interest in keeping it alive. SLCD/IPSLCD is far superior to AMOLED regarding clarity, color temperature, whites, brightness etc. It doesn't have the crazy contrast of AMOLED, but you give up so much (aforementioned features) its not worth it.

    Unfortunately, it sounds like the Moto X phone will use a AMOLED panel too.
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    My galaxy nexus started to get burn in from under a year of use and with just using auto brightness. It was quite noticeable when watching a full screen video when there was a lot of white on the screen. You could make out the entire section where the on screen buttons would normally be. So this want a case of a static image but that those particular pixels were rarely used compared to the rest of the screen.

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    Default Re: Blue bad for AMOLED?

    Anything is possible, but highly unlikely. Use whatever wallpaper you want and enjoy your device. Think about it, if Super Amoled screens are that prone to burn in you wouldn't have to ask this question because would already have heard the answer from millions upon millions of people screaming bloody murder at the tops of their lungs about this.
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    Well guess that's why I have insurance on my phone. If it happens, phone goes in pool with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamliner330 View Post
    I wouldn't be to sure about that. The AMOLED panel on the RAZR HD burned in the onscreen buttons within 3 months.
    Wow that's really bad. I used to think that AMOLED screens were cool, but now I avoid them like Leprosy.

    Samsung makes AMOLED, so they have a pretty strong interest in keeping it alive.
    I just looked it up and samsung makes 90% of AMOLED screens. I think with all the inherent problems of the screen, this could hurt their reputation in the long run.

    SLCD/IPSLCD is far superior to AMOLED regarding clarity, color temperature, whites, brightness etc. It doesn't have the crazy contrast of AMOLED, but you give up so much (aforementioned features) its not worth it.
    I agree 100%. One advantage isn't worth all the other disadvantages. There's much better screen technologies available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Not Quite Right View Post
    Think about it, if Super Amoled screens are that prone to burn in you wouldn't have to ask this question because would already have heard the answer from millions upon millions of people screaming bloody murder at the tops of their lungs about this.
    It's called google....
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    Angel is really hopped up about the problems with Amoled screens, but he really doesn't provide any evidence that this is a widespread problem. Samsung sold what, 40 million S3s? Where are the millions of owners complaining about burn-in? Nowhere, is the answer, because it's not a major issue.
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    nice information, so the blue is so good for amoled as it can get burnt

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