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  1. lennydude's Avatar
    I have had my N6 for over a year now and it gets a lot of use. I have zero screen burn in.
    Not really sure why some are experiencing this issue?
    04-25-2016 05:00 PM
  2. 1812dave's Avatar
    I have had my N6 for over a year now and it gets a lot of use. I have zero screen burn in.
    Not really sure why some are experiencing this issue?
    Simple. It's all about static images on the screen for the lengths of time that creates burn in. If you don't have things on the screen for X number of hours with the same image on some portion of the screen then you won't have a problem.
    04-25-2016 07:24 PM
  3. barry99705's Avatar
    My Note2 and original Galaxy Nexus both have screen burn in. Both from the Waze app. I use my phone as my car gps, so Waze runs anywhere from 2 to 5 hours a day, depending on what jobs I have that day.
    04-25-2016 07:59 PM
  4. lammy8's Avatar
    Because typically fan forums are for people that DO care, maybe?

    My S3 and S5 never had burning in problems (largely due to both of them having a new screen one year in) but the Mrs's S5 is really burnt in in the notification bar. Usual high brightness, long screen time issue.

    I think Samsung should be able to have an amoled screen last 2years on full brightness. I've honestly stayed away from buying an amoled TV due to how they burn in on phone screens. Granted, the TV won't have areas that are contany the same (notification panel for example) but I change TV in the region of every 5-10 years. I don't want it to be noticeably degraded 2 years or less after buying.
    04-25-2016 08:17 PM
  5. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    A lot of misinformation in this thread. Looking at a store sample as a meaningful data point is just silly (or stupid). Those phones are on 24x7. No one actually uses their phone that way. I recently borrowed my son's Galaxy S3, which was used daily for more than two years. There's slight burn-in on the status bar, but since those icons are normally lit up anyway you don't notice it except under special circumstances.
    ^ This.

    We have to understand that the units on display in the likes of Best Buy or the local carrier store are turned on 24/7, have their displays set to full-brightness and display the same thing over and over again on the entire display. That's an extremely high-wear situation, and one where a consumer-owned unit wouldn't normally encounter.

    The wear-and-tear rate on those units is higher precisely because of that. That's why when some stores decide to sell these phones to clear their stock, they're really cheap as they've already experienced probably years' worth of normal consumer usage in just a few months.

    The bottom line is this. Just use your phone normally and it will be fine.

    And yes, OLED displays do have a higher tendency to "burn-in" compared to IPS displays. However, more recent OLED panels have become somewhat more resilient to that. It still occurs, but doesn't seem to be as bad as some of the early panels. I think this might be part of the reason why Samsung doesn't go with on-screen buttons on their phones. Though TBH, my S3 and even the old S2 don't have any noticeable trace of burn-in. The S2 probably might have some, but it's very hard to notice.
    04-25-2016 10:48 PM
  6. Ravindu Thimantha Gamage's Avatar
    Read the replies of 'normal' people whose phones have been burned in by normal use! A friends S6 Edge has a serious burn in issue after just 4 months. There is a problem, a big problem. You can't just be ignorant and say they only happen with excessive usage because my friend only kept the screen on for around 4 hours a day! I use my IPS phones for around 8+ hours a day and my 3 year old phone still has no burn-in, ghosting or any degradation that's visible to my eye whereas her S6 Edge has keyboard ghosting after 4 freaking months.
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    04-26-2016 12:19 AM
  7. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    Read the replies of 'normal' people whose phones have been burned in by normal use! A friends S6 Edge has a serious burn in issue after just 4 months. There is a problem, a big problem. You can't just be ignorant and say they only happen with excessive usage because my friend only kept the screen on for around 4 hours a day! I use my IPS phones for around 8+ hours a day and my 3 year old phone still has no burn-in, ghosting or any degradation that's visible to my eye whereas her S6 Edge has keyboard ghosting after 4 freaking months.
    I haven't had a problem with burn in since my S2. There is a problem alright. And that problem is assuming every one experiences the exact same issue with their phones.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    04-26-2016 12:31 AM
  8. cooldude22's Avatar
    I have had a Galaxy S2 which had the burn in issue, currently my dad uses a S3 but he doesn't have any burn in issue.
    04-26-2016 03:25 AM
  9. tshirttan408's Avatar
    I'm a bit worried about the night clock and burn in. It doesn't seem to move around like the always on display so can't see how it protects against it.
    04-26-2016 05:09 AM
  10. Maisoumenos's Avatar
    I've had numerous samsung devices and I've yet to see this "burn in" that people (only in Android central, mind you) speak of. Not saying that it hadn't happened to anyone. I'm sure there's a person who can claim they've had to deal with it, on any phone we can find but certainly it's not an issue like some are trying to suggest
    04-26-2016 06:39 AM
  11. RichBrown68's Avatar
    Read the replies of 'normal' people whose phones have been burned in by normal use! A friends S6 Edge has a serious burn in issue after just 4 months. There is a problem, a big problem. You can't just be ignorant and say they only happen with excessive usage because my friend only kept the screen on for around 4 hours a day! I use my IPS phones for around 8+ hours a day and my 3 year old phone still has no burn-in, ghosting or any degradation that's visible to my eye whereas her S6 Edge has keyboard ghosting after 4 freaking months.
    But these situations always only happen to a
    "a friend," rarely to the person posting.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-26-2016 06:52 AM
  12. lgossin's Avatar
    I have a galaxy S5, you can see the app drawer quite clearly when changing screens along with the icons across the bottom they appear as yellowish outlines. This is really easy to see when I launch chrome which covers the full screen. I have had the phone since November 23, 2014. The screen is set to time out, I will admit I have the brightness at about 60-70% and not on auto, 5 minute time out and stays on when I am looking at it

    SM-G900V
    Build RU2BPB1
    security patch 2016-02-01
    04-26-2016 07:14 AM
  13. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    This is an S6 Edge+ store unit.

    Turned on almost 24/7 each day, never left asleep, full-brightness, displaying the same thing over and over again.

    How bad is the Amoled screen burn-in problem?-13029548_1199958916680986_654565150368753890_o.jpg

    My stand still remains. OLED burn-in is still an issue, but I don't consider it as significant now because more recent OLED panels look to be more resilient to that issue.

    I have yet to experience burn-in on even an aging S3, and I'm pretty sure you should largely be fine if you use your phone normally, though exceptions are always a thing.

    The short version? Don't be so paranoid about it. The tech is getting better and current panels aren't as susceptible to burn-in as the older ones in many cases. As long as your usage pattern isn't like that of a store unit (honestly, you shouldn't, because if your usage pattern is like that, it makes me concerned), your phone should be fine. Talk to my S2 and S3.
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    04-26-2016 07:54 AM
  14. hamzaalijoiyah's Avatar
    My MOTO X 2014 had burn in within my first week of use, around 3-4 hrs SoT, on navigation bars but I fixed it with amoled burn in fixer. Now I am using xposed module that hides nav and staus bars on many of my frequently used apps. Although It is still coming back, but quite slowly. My old Moto G that I used for almost an year with quite heavy usage never had an issue so far. Its a thing with AMOLED screens and the price to pay for that infinite contrast.
    04-26-2016 08:06 AM
  15. dsstrainer's Avatar
    Non-existent. Honestly we've all been using AMOLED phones for years and I've never heard an issue about it until recently. Nobody leaves their phone on a static image for a ridiculous amount of time that would cause burn at the highest brightness.
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    04-26-2016 08:37 AM
  16. mckillio's Avatar
    Seeing as how I didn't know it was a problem at all, yes it's exaggerated.
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    04-26-2016 08:42 AM
  17. MartinMPL's Avatar
    While I'm not getting hysterical about it, you haven't considered the static images present.

    The Nexus One definitely showed burn it in on the status bar with the battery icon, signal and WiFi etc all burned in.

    Of course I'm expecting the S7 Edge screen tech to be a whole lot better, but there are still static elements of the UI which may pose a risk.
    04-26-2016 08:48 AM
  18. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    While I'm not getting hysterical about it, you haven't considered the static images present.

    The Nexus One definitely showed burn it in on the status bar with the battery icon, signal and WiFi etc all burned in.

    Of course I'm expecting the S7 Edge screen tech to be a whole lot better, but there are still static elements of the UI which may pose a risk.
    Static elements are going to be an issue with any display. However, as a technology, OLED is more sensitive to those elements for the reasons we stated.

    I remember knowing that the default color for the status bar icons on Samsung devices are actually light grey instead of white, which apparently reduces the risk of those icons burning-into the display.

    I'm still pretty confident that OLED tech has gotten better over the years, so I should have no issue with the display on the upcoming Note 6 (it's going to be my new daily).
    04-26-2016 08:51 AM
  19. rkirmeier's Avatar
    It's a none issue for reasonable phone lifetime (4-5 years). It's absolutely silly to prefer IPS over Amoled for this reason and Amoled is better in most other ways...
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    04-26-2016 09:17 AM
  20. 1812dave's Avatar
    Samsung has just issued an update to AOD to reduce the possibility of screen burn-in. The image will now move 1 pixel every minute, in addition to 1 hour "large" movements of the image, and the image brightness is dimmed considerably from the original AOD feature. I guess Samsung knows that AMOLED displays can burn-in.
    04-26-2016 09:32 AM
  21. tnt4's Avatar
    There are going to be subjective answers all over the board on this one. The fact of the matter is an OLED screen can have burn-in. It will depend on your usage. It's likely being overblown. Based on mixed messages, and making the assumption that not everyone lies just to lie, it might be safe to say some OLED screens are more prone to it out of the box than others are.

    On a slightly unrelated note, I have owned many phones over the years and can never seem to fully get used to OLED. The blacks are deeper, but everything else about it feels like it's a slight strain on my eyes - not bad, but like walking against the wind vs no wind at all. I don't know what it is to be honest. But every time I go from an OLED screen to an IPS/LCD screen, no matter how crappy that IPS/LCD screen is, it feels like a slight relief to my eyes. Maybe I just can't handle the contrast? I don't know. I've always found it odd. Because of that I'm not a fan of the trend towards OLED. Edit: I also believe any claims that OLED provides better battery life than IPS/LCD are flat out false.
    04-26-2016 09:47 AM
  22. tlacour's Avatar
    But these situations always only happen to a
    "a friend," rarely to the person posting.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Has happened to me on three different phones. Not store phones, not a friends phone, no excessive use.
    04-26-2016 09:56 AM
  23. RichBrown68's Avatar
    Samsung has just issued an update to AOD to reduce the possibility of screen burn-in. The image will now move 1 pixel every minute, in addition to 1 hour "large" movements of the image, and the image brightness is dimmed considerably from the original AOD feature. I guess Samsung knows that AMOLED displays can burn-in.
    Interesting argument. As I understand it, you're saying that the fact that companies have made strides to keep burnin from being an issue means that burnin is an issue. Like I said, interesting.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-26-2016 09:57 AM
  24. tlacour's Avatar
    It's a none issue for reasonable phone lifetime (4-5 years). It's absolutely silly to prefer IPS over Amoled for this reason and Amoled is better in most other ways...
    It is an issue. Again, I've had it happen to three different phones in less than 6 mos of normal use. It's not a crazy problem that would make me get rid of an otherwise good phone, but it is a noticeable issue.
    04-26-2016 10:00 AM
  25. joebloggs13's Avatar
    From my understanding this is only for the always on display. What about the night clock that is displayed on the edge screen? It's always displayed on the upper portion of the edge screen and doesn't move at all. Has the latest update changed that as well?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-26-2016 10:02 AM
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