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    Quote Originally Posted by JHBThree View Post
    Samsung has acknowledged its an issue, and the international versions manual explicitly says its a known issue with AMOLED screens. Samsung also put out a statement saying they would replace screens under warranty that suffer from it.
    Please include valid Samsung links to all these statements you claim, and not some BS manual warranty disclaimer like some others have posted because that is in every device manual. And regardless, where are all the 20 million S3 owners complaining of this issue? I've been on this forum subsection since buying my S3 in June and I still don't recall one thread with this issue that wasn't just some concerned person asking about it before buying. This is lamer than the Android vs. Apple threads seriously.


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  2. #77  

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    I was just pointing out that where it happens on my phone is the top notification area where most of that area is usually black. When you play a video that has all white in the background, the area where the notification bar was isn't quite as bright as the rest of the screen.

    So in my case, it wasn't caused by a static image.

    No, it doesn't mean that every phone is going to have an issue or that the user would even notice it. Nor does it mean people shouldn't buy a gs3. But it's ok to acknowledge it could be a weakness of the specific type of screen tech.
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    I think it is valid....let them be concerned. In the mean time we rip a mobile OS on the worlds most beautiful screen....
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    I just did a search and can't find any actual valid Samsung links that admit burn in, I can only find the same Chosun article link in all the articles and it only simply says Samsung has acknowledged it and is willing to repair screens damaged by burn in. One website that isn't even a release by Samsung itself and has no factual links included to a release by Samsung - lame.

    Add to that, I've viewed the few videos there are on Youtube, which all seem to be showing the constantly on display models, and which still don't exhibit burn in but no more than pixel brightness differentials. I still think this whole thing is being WAAAY overblown. Maybe Apple's slander team is hard at work here? - tinfoil hat on.


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    Preordered my S3 so have had it since before day one.....nothing here....screen looks great as ever....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev2010 View Post
    Please include valid Samsung links to all these statements you claim, and not some BS manual warranty disclaimer like some others have posted because that is in every device manual. And regardless, where are all the 20 million S3 owners complaining of this issue? I've been on this forum subsection since buying my S3 in June and I still don't recall one thread with this issue that wasn't just some concerned person asking about it before buying. This is lamer than the Android vs. Apple threads seriously.


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    There are threads all over. Google is your friend. Here's one link:

    http://english.chosun.com/site/data/...071201281.html

    And the portion from the manual. This is different than the original version, which was in Korean and had a little bit different wording.

    Leaving the touchscreen idle for extended periods may result in afterimages (screen burn-in) or ghosting. Turn off the touch screen when you do not use the device.
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    Interesting topic, I'm considering an S3 and have been lurking this thread for a week or so.. guess what, I stopped by a Sprint store just a couple days ago to play with an HTC, and thought I'd spend a few minutes with the S3, and their demo unit I used had immediately obvious screen burn-in over the top area of the screen. I couldn't even tell what it was, it looked like a garbled murky mess of some background image or widget or other. More common than thought it seems...

    EDIT: seems there's a lot of debate over this. Anyway, I can give you the exact location of the Sprint store here in Los Angeles, and if anyone lives reasonably close and cares to see for themselves (it's the white unit):

    Sprint Store
    3530 Wilshire Boulevard #145
    Los Angeles, CA 90010
    (213) 368-730
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    Quote Originally Posted by JHBThree View Post
    LOL, Did you even read my post!?? The only single comment I said I could find was from CHOSUN!!! Where is Samsung's official statement?? There is none that I could find. Can you trust a site you never even knew about until you searched for the burn in issue? Also, ALL screens are subject to burn in, even LED and Samsung says so - I linked to Samsung's support document in my post here:

    Very concerned about Screen Burn in...

    Where are the internet posters that can factually back up their arguments these days? Geez....

    Btw, this thread started before most of us in the US even had their S3's. Since then no one in this thread has complained of burn in on their S3. That = overhyped myth.


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    Quote Originally Posted by blakke39 View Post
    thought I'd spend a few minutes with the S3, and their demo unit I used had immediately obvious screen burn-in over the top area of the screen. I couldn't even tell what it was, it looked like a garbled murky mess of some background image or widget or other. More common than thought it seems...
    It's been said a bazillion times, yes burn in is real but in most real world use it's a non issue. The display phones are left on at the same screen for hours upon hours at a time, I'd be surprised if they all even power down their display units at night. I've seen AT&T stores in Manhattan that were closed at night with all their display units still powered on. Screen burn in can and will happen if you use it improperly. If you plan to use your phone as a deskside clock at night in a charging dock then yeah, you most certainly will get burn in at some point. But if you use it like 99% of everyone else you won't experience burn in.


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    Quote Originally Posted by blakke39 View Post
    Interesting topic, I'm considering an S3 and have been lurking this thread for a week or so.. guess what, I stopped by a Sprint store just a couple days ago to play with an HTC, and thought I'd spend a few minutes with the S3, and their demo unit I used had immediately obvious screen burn-in over the top area of the screen. I couldn't even tell what it was, it looked like a garbled murky mess of some background image or widget or other. More common than thought it seems...

    EDIT: seems there's a lot of debate over this. Anyway, I can give you the exact location of the Sprint store here in Los Angeles, and if anyone lives reasonably close and cares to see for themselves (it's the white unit):

    Sprint Store
    3530 Wilshire Boulevard #145
    Los Angeles, CA 90010
    (213) 368-730
    Not to bright of them...ha ha pun intended to leave a damaged phone of that caliber out for customers that might want to buy one.
    To some of these others claiming something other then screen burn in it sounds like you may have some other screen issues. I would suggest pulling up the hidden diagnostic menu and run all the tests for the display and see what it shows then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev2010 View Post
    LOL, Did you even read my post!?? The only single comment I said I could find was from CHOSUN!!! Where is Samsung's official statement?? There is none that I could find. Can you trust a site you never even knew about until you searched for the burn in issue? Also, ALL screens are subject to burn in, even LED and Samsung says so - I linked to Samsung's support document in my post here:

    Very concerned about Screen Burn in...

    Where are the internet posters that can factually back up their arguments these days? Geez....

    Btw, this thread started before most of us in the US even had their S3's. Since then no one in this thread has complained of burn in on their S3. That = overhyped myth.


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    Burn in is not a myth. There are dozens of threads if you search on Google, in many different forums. In case you haven't noticed, android Central is not the center of the Android user universe. If you search in places like XDA, you'll be surprised what you'll find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JHBThree View Post
    Burn in is not a myth. There are dozens of threads if you search on Google, in many different forums. In case you haven't noticed, android Central is not the center of the Android user universe. If you search in places like XDA, you'll be surprised what you'll find.
    You apparently have a very difficult time reading, and as a result this is the last I will be communicating with you. I've already said a few posts up, and I quote, "It's been said a bazillion times, yes burn in is real but in most real world use it's a non issue.". A few posts above that I even linked to a Samsung tech document that says burn in is possible even on LED screens.

    But, your lack of comprehension doesn't allow you to properly interpret what people write. When I said it's overhyped myth I was directly referring to the S3 and these claims of burn in, not that burn in itself is a myth. I am an IT Tech for a living and have seen burn in on every type of display we've ever used so far. I know about burn in far far better than you, trust me. For the past 13 years I've worked in an IT environment supporting multiple hundreds of monitors.

    Still, no one has yet shown us in this thread the floods of *S3* owners reporting burn in. So far it's only been Galaxy Nexus owners reporting this. There's only been one article claiming Samsung acknowledged it, the one by Chosun, which I'd never even heard of until this thread. If there are 20 million S3 owners I think there would be far more reports of issues, but in *real world use* on phones burn in typically doesn't occur.

    I'm done discussing this ridiculousness.


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    Just an FYI.

    The Chosun Ilbo has been in publication since 1920, and is the largest media outlet in Korea. That doesn't mean they're right every time, but they are a site you can trust.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev2010 View Post
    You apparently have a very difficult time reading, and as a result this is the last I will be communicating with you. I've already said a few posts up, and I quote, "It's been said a bazillion times, yes burn in is real but in most real world use it's a non issue.". A few posts above that I even linked to a Samsung tech document that says burn in is possible even on LED screens.

    But, your lack of comprehension doesn't allow you to properly interpret what people write. When I said it's overhyped myth I was directly referring to the S3 and these claims of burn in, not that burn in itself is a myth. I am an IT Tech for a living and have seen burn in on every type of display we've ever used so far. I know about burn in far far better than you, trust me. For the past 13 years I've worked in an IT environment supporting multiple hundreds of monitors.

    Still, no one has yet shown us in this thread the floods of *S3* owners reporting burn in. So far it's only been Galaxy Nexus owners reporting this. There's only been one article claiming Samsung acknowledged it, the one by Chosun, which I'd never even heard of until this thread. If there are 20 million S3 owners I think there would be far more reports of issues, but in *real world use* on phones burn in typically doesn't occur.

    I'm done discussing this ridiculousness.


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    Thank you. I don't think anyone here is debating that burn in can never happen because it would be ridiculous to do so, but some people believe what they read on the web so much to the point where they ignore the fact that its not always black and white, and just parrot the B.S.

    I can challenge you to ask every single person that owns a GS3 and see if you can find screen burn in on their phones. Those are real world usage which matters more than the extreme cases.
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    Hi, sorry to revive this old thread, but it's one of the top search results in Google for "amoled burn in".

    Just to report that this also happens with the Samsung Galaxy S2. I just got it second hand for a relative and I've noticed the top bar of Whatsapp (complete with the avatar spot, the clip icon and the smiley icon) is burned into the screen. Also the keyboard is burned in the lower part of the screen. The owner claims the phone has only been used for 6 months. Is this screen burn possible in just 6 months? (maybe he's an avid Whatsapper and always had the screen on).

    On the other hand, I bought a new (not second hand) Galaxy S3 in mid-July (also 6 months ago approx.) and the screen is good as new, no burn in at all. So maybe it's true the Pentile screen helps reduce burn in. But I also usually have the brightness at minimum level most of the time (except for games or under sunlight).

    Edit: The previous owner says he bought if from an "outlet", which probably means they had this phone shown in a shop with the screen constantly on, so that's probably the reason of the burn-in
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