1. snookasnoo's Avatar
    Samsung Galaxy S4 Benchmarked: Serious Power, Dim Display
    Compared S4, S3, Note II, and Nexus 4.

    Key points.

    AnTuTu Benchmark
    S 4 21,089
    S 3 16,301
    Note 2 17,531

    Screen Brightness
    S 4 258 Lux
    S 3 240 Lux
    Note 2 240 K=Lux

    All of these are pretty dim compared to other smartphones. In general I like the improved specs of the S 4, don't much care about the Touchwiz additions, and am feeling fine with the Note 2 until the Note 3 comes out. I would like the Note 2's camera hardware and software to be better though.
    03-15-2013 01:57 PM
  2. DaRkL3AD3R's Avatar
    Samsung will not be able to increase screen brightness on their AMOLED displays for awhile, until the lifespan of their subpixels can be greatly improved. The brighter you set your AMOLED, the faster those organic LEDs die. I keep my brightness on the bare minimum at all times, and only raise it when I desperately need to as in on extra clear sunny days when I'm outside. Even then, if I'm in my car I keep it about half way, only enough to see whats on the screen.

    Yeah its nice to have an ultra bright vivid display, but realize that unlike LCDs, AMOLED screens don't burn in, they burn out. Given a year of 5 hours screen on time at max brightness on a daily basis, and you'll have very noticeable burn out. You'll see things like the white app drawer ring burned out, the time and signal icons in the notification bar, etc. Personally, I'm OCD about things like that and plan on keeping this phone for a few years (have to buy off contract to keep that unlimited LTE goodness) so I can't be getting burn out in anything less than 2 years.
    03-15-2013 02:46 PM
  3. alamarco's Avatar
    Can you provide any links to back up your claim?

    I don't doubt that after a good few years it would burn out, but I can't see it burning out after only a year. If that was the case I imagine Samsung would be hearing it from customers and eventually lawyers. TV's for example, if you had them failing after one year there would be mass outcry and eventually a recall because action would be taken. If these AMOLED's only last a year, I'd imagine the same outcry and results.
    03-15-2013 04:16 PM
  4. DaRkL3AD3R's Avatar
    Can you provide any links to back up your claim?

    I don't doubt that after a good few years it would burn out, but I can't see it burning out after only a year. If that was the case I imagine Samsung would be hearing it from customers and eventually lawyers. TV's for example, if you had them failing after one year there would be mass outcry and eventually a recall because action would be taken. If these AMOLED's only last a year, I'd imagine the same outcry and results.
    Sure.

    Screen Burn In S3 - xda-developers
    So my galaxy S3 has screen burn in - Corvette Forum
    Obvious Screen Burn S3 - xda-developers

    That last one on XDA is showing symptoms with only a 3 month old phone. You're welcome and enjoy!

    Like I said, AMOLED burns out and there's absolutely no stopping it. The best you can do is to take certain counter measures to slow the process down and prolong the life of your screen. If you're fine with a screen burning out in 12 months, go ahead keep it on max brightness 24/7 and use it with screen on time for hours a day. But if you want it to last longer follow my advice above.
    zmann and Anselm7 like this.
    03-16-2013 12:32 AM
  5. zmann's Avatar
    Not worries,, can't remember last time I used same phone for more then a year lol. Good information though.

    Note 2, it's true, ,size is everything!
    03-16-2013 06:50 AM
  6. rankar7's Avatar
    hey thanks guys, this is very interesting and helpful. much appreciated.
    03-16-2013 07:38 AM

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