Fascinate screen burn in?
I saw this mentioned about some of the other phones (Nexus One, Incredible, Epic 4G), but I couldn't find anything in here about the Fascinate. If it's already been asked, I apologize..
I usually use the Desk Cradle so I can quickly glance at the time in the middle of the night. I saw that some people are starting to notice screen burn in on some Android phones, so I was wondering if any of you have this issue? It's not a huge deal to stop leaving my screen on all night, but just thought I'd ask to see what you guys are getting this.
- 12-17-2010, 01:45 PM #2
I work developing oleds. And yes this is possible with all the SAMOLED screens. I bought a captivate recently very cheap because the previous owner burned in the screen. I suggest using NoLed. If you need to check for messages at night
- 12-17-2010, 01:59 PM #3
I think it's the fact that he wants to use it as a clock, and not just to check for messages. Thanks DroidXcon for the info. I too like to use my Fascinate as a clock at night. I figured since Samsung designed the clock to come on when docked, and they give no warning about screen burn-in, that it would be covered under their warranty. So I don't worry about it too much.
- 12-17-2010, 02:25 PM #4
My experience with Screen Burn in on AMOLEDs is that it takes a very long time time for this to even become an issue, and by a very long time I'm talking hundreds or thousands of hours of screen usage before it's noticeable. AMOLED's generally have a better resistance to burn-in than LCD's or especially Plasma technology. Again though this should be covered under warranty.
- 12-17-2010, 02:36 PM #5
longest to shortest living colors are as follows in this order.
Blue is the most difficult color to work with always.
as the technology matures you will see increase in life and less burn in will occur.
Also you will see longer life times.
there are 2 main types of OLEDs that are used.
Fluorescent and phosphorescent
At the moment Samsung uses 2 colors that are fluorescent and 1 that is phosphorescent.
Phospheorescent is more efficient and uses less power; but at the moment 2 of the colors although more efficient, do not live as long. We are working on making phospheorescent live longer and as time goes on you will see screens start to use all 3 colors with phospheorescent materials and battery life will be alot less.
Many people try to compare LCD screens vs OLED screens but you cant really do that with phones because they are built completely different so raising the brightness on both is a useless test.
comparing LCD and OLED is completely apples and oranges.
- 12-17-2010, 02:39 PM #6
Thanks everyone. I guess if it's covered under warranty it's not a huge deal. I usually only have a phone for about a year anyway. I might stop leaving the clock on all night though. It's not hard to just hit the lock button to check the time real quick.
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- 12-17-2010, 07:45 PM #15
Well, in all honesty it might be 4, but it's definitely the easiest thing I have done with my fascinate, of course, it seams I flubbed with the link, so here goes for round 2... http://m.forum.androidcentral.com/sh...ad.php?t=33899. They have fool-proofed it. After that, make sure to put on clockwork mod aka cwm following this http://m.forum.androidcentral.com/sh...ad.php?t=35726 and p you wil be ready to troll the forums For roms and themes, and do whatever you want to your phone. I promise it seems much harder than it is. Heck, my wife did it and she is technologically worse than my 76 y/o grandma. Good luck
- 12-18-2010, 03:52 PM #16
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Sent a Fascinate in on warranty because of this two weeks ago. I use my fascinate as my alarm clock, and use the night mode with a screen saver (market app). Works great except on a Fasciante. The stupid battery full pop-up will come up and make the phone go full brightness. That image burned into my screen. Could see it on any white background. Tried the codes to get into the settings and disable, but had no luck with it stopping. Verizon did replace the phone.
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