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  1. rnich120's Avatar
    I have burn in on my S7 which i have had for 4 months. I use my phone for nav when I drive and have waze open. I can drive for up to 10 hours a day so its understandable.

    Its the first phone that I have had this issue with,
    07-16-2016 05:05 AM
  2. Aishah Samsung's Avatar
    Trust me, it's not exagerated. I had a Galaxy s6 Edge Plus which was only 5 months old. I had used the TomTom speed camera app and it had caused screen burn. I had got used to it even although it was quite unsightly but when I sold the phone via Mazuma the original price offered was £260. Then when I sent them the phone they reduced the offer to £110 because of the screen burn. This was all down to a single app which I had used for 2 or 3 hours per day for 5 months. Be warned!
    Same model. One year old. Screen burn driving me insane. Didn't spent $1K on a phone to expect this. :-(
    07-18-2016 11:37 AM
  3. kevinx's Avatar
    Galaxy s7 Edge. Bought at launch.

    Pretty bad screen burn, which SEEMS to be from satnav use, as shows a yellowish 'shadow' of the app .

    Had the same problem with my Galaxy s5.

    Satnav is used maybe 2-4 hours per day.

    :-(
    10-08-2016 06:39 PM
  4. usmaak's Avatar
    My wife has had a Note 4 for about a year and a half and has pretty bad burn in, especially around the top. She uses her phone a lot. My Note 4 does not show burn in, but I don't use it as much.

    I'm looking at new phones now. Between the LG V20 and the Google Pixel XL, I like the Pixel better, but am considering going with the V20 because the LCD screen, though not as good at blacks, will not burn in.
    11-06-2016 06:11 PM
  5. MikeBerry3's Avatar
    Any thoughts on leaving a phone on"screen saver" mode overnight? Brightness all the way down and night light on. It moves the clock around but the on-screen navigation keys stay lit which I'm worried about. It's the pixel XL for what it's worth.
    12-19-2016 10:22 PM
  6. chanchan05's Avatar
    Any thoughts on leaving a phone on"screen saver" mode overnight? Brightness all the way down and night light on. It moves the clock around but the on-screen navigation keys stay lit which I'm worried about. It's the pixel XL for what it's worth.
    I was about to reply there aren't any on screen navigation keys on the S7 (this is an S7 forum). Anyway, isn't there an option to hide the keys on pixel? You may want to ask the pixel forum for that.
    12-19-2016 11:28 PM
  7. catloverplayer's Avatar
    Dang I didn't know about this issue. Just got an S7Edge as I went from a Note 7. Oh well I'm not planning on having my S7 that long as I'll be upgrading to the Note 8 in September.
    12-20-2016 09:59 AM
  8. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    Dang I didn't know about this issue. Just got an S7Edge as I went from a Note 7. Oh well I'm not planning on having my S7 that long as I'll be upgrading to the Note 8 in September.
    You most likely won't even have the problem. My oldest phones are a Note 4 and a Note Edge. I haven't noticed any burn in on either of them if it is there at all.
    12-20-2016 10:07 AM
  9. Kuo Ping Wang's Avatar
    yeah? try this apps and tell me if dont see any shadow in status bar in blue color test if you have a device used for more than a year. I had S2, S3, S5, Note, Note2, Note3, all had burn mark after a year of use.

    Dead Pixel Test
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....deadpixeltest
    01-08-2017 11:40 PM
  10. 1812dave's Avatar
    Apparently, Samsung is working on a new display tech called QLED, or Quantum-dot Light-Emitting Diodes. They're planning to begin mass-production in a few years on their TVs.

    Widely believed to be the next big new display tech after OLED, QLED is almost like OLED, in the sense that it is self-illuminated and doesn't require a backlight. However, because it isn't organic, it's much more durable than OLED and it can apparently last longer.

    So, it's basically the superb contrast and punchy colors of OLED mixed in with the durability and lifespan of LCD. Love it.
    I'm reserving my opinion of QLED until I see it in person and begin to hear far more informed opinions (than my own) on the underlying tech and potential longevity expectations of this brand new tech. There is so much hype over every years TV tech "improvements" that it's hard not to be skeptical. We will see as time unfolds.
    01-10-2017 11:24 AM
  11. Tachead7075's Avatar
    yeah? try this apps and tell me if dont see any shadow in status bar in blue color test if you have a device used for more than a year. I had S2, S3, S5, Note, Note2, Note3, all had burn mark after a year of use.

    Dead Pixel Test
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....deadpixeltest
    I have had my S4 for 4 years. It has thousands and thousands of hours on it and was used every single day since I bought it until I got the S7 Edge about a month ago. It has zero burn in on any of the colour screens. I am not sure what you guys are doing to cause screen burn in but, it's likely a user error issue. Leaving stationary objects on the screen for hours on end(like using it as a GPS with the screen on for hours) will cause burn in on any screen on any device and is warned against by pretty much all manufacturers of LCD/LED screens so don't do it. If you do that is abuse. Under normal use(not abuse) it is not a problem for most users.
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    01-10-2017 04:34 PM
  12. Tsepz_GP's Avatar
    You most likely won't even have the problem. My oldest phones are a Note 4 and a Note Edge. I haven't noticed any burn in on either of them if it is there at all.
    Same here. My Note 4 doesn't have burn in and neither does my old S4.

    I doubt my S7 EDGE will get it.
    01-11-2017 12:36 PM
  13. Tsepz_GP's Avatar
    yeah? try this apps and tell me if dont see any shadow in status bar in blue color test if you have a device used for more than a year. I had S2, S3, S5, Note, Note2, Note3, all had burn mark after a year of use.

    Dead Pixel Test
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....deadpixeltest
    I had a Note 4 since launch day, I have now borrowed it to a friend, STILL no burn-in. My S4 I've also had since launch, also, no burn-in. Both phones are well over 2years old now. My S4 must be almost 4 years old now? Got it in April 2013.
    01-11-2017 12:53 PM
  14. Justin H1's Avatar
    I have had 3 notes all havin burn in. Even a replacement refurnished unit I got had burn in. You notice it if you put a white screen full screen and look at the top where the status bar is.
    msndrstood likes this.
    01-11-2017 02:13 PM
  15. venom0706's Avatar
    I bought the S7 Edge a month ago and had never heard about this issue. Now I am a bit worried. I usually keep the brightness on automatic mode and around the middle of the bar (never too bright, nor too low. I have also disabled the always-on display). I usually use the phone a lot during the day, but never more then 10 minutes straight without leaving it to rest a bit before my next usage.

    Do you think my phone will be fine in the long term?
    01-11-2017 04:00 PM
  16. sparksd's Avatar
    Same here. My Note 4 doesn't have burn in and neither does my old S4.

    I doubt my S7 EDGE will get it.
    I had the Note 4 for 2+ years, always used brightness at full and had no burn-in.
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    01-11-2017 06:47 PM
  17. Tsepz_GP's Avatar
    I bought the S7 Edge a month ago and had never heard about this issue. Now I am a bit worried. I usually keep the brightness on automatic mode and around the middle of the bar (never too bright, nor too low. I have also disabled the always-on display). I usually use the phone a lot during the day, but never more then 10 minutes straight without leaving it to rest a bit before my next usage.

    Do you think my phone will be fine in the long term?
    You should be fine.

    I'm a heavy user and haven't had burn-in.

    The last phone I had burn-in on was the Galaxy S2, that was due to the constant Black bar at the top with the green battery icon and coloured signal Bars Samsung used in the old TouchWiz. I had S3, S4, Note 4 and now S7 Edge, and none of them had burn-in.
    01-11-2017 11:05 PM
  18. lammy8's Avatar
    Seems to vary. I've had mine on auto since day one (release day), typically keeps at around 40-50% where I use it most. I have burn in where the blue part of the Facebook app is, which is typical of AMOLED displays. Wish Samsung would fix this, not even had the phone a year and the screen is burned already.
    01-14-2017 11:24 PM
  19. Almeuit's Avatar
    Seems to vary. I've had mine on auto since day one (release day), typically keeps at around 40-50% where I use it most. I have burn in where the blue part of the Facebook app is, which is typical of AMOLED displays. Wish Samsung would fix this, not even had the phone a year and the screen is burned already.
    I wouldn't say typical. I watch a LOT on my phone at work and see no burn in from my day to day apps. Are you leaving it on Facebook just sitting there for extended periods of time?
    01-14-2017 11:48 PM
  20. pontiac005's Avatar
    Used Note 4 for years, no problems. I have not had any problems on the S7 edge and its being used for nav multiple hours a day.
    01-15-2017 12:01 AM
  21. caveman84's Avatar
    I bought the S7 Edge a month ago and had never heard about this issue. Now I am a bit worried. I usually keep the brightness on automatic mode and around the middle of the bar (never too bright, nor too low. I have also disabled the always-on display). I usually use the phone a lot during the day, but never more then 10 minutes straight without leaving it to rest a bit before my next usage.

    Do you think my phone will be fine in the long term?
    You have never heard of amoled issue before? Or you havent heard about specifically on s7 edge?
    01-15-2017 01:24 AM
  22. caveman84's Avatar
    Burn in is real and happens when a statci image is displayed for prolonged time. Go to amy demo Samsung phone and youll see pretty severe burn in. Bur in was true back in galaxy days and is true today.
    01-15-2017 01:29 AM
  23. Tachead7075's Avatar
    Burn in is real and happens when a statci image is displayed for prolonged time. Go to amy demo Samsung phone and youll see pretty severe burn in. Bur in was true back in galaxy days and is true today.
    Burn in can happen on all displays, not just AMOLED. And, leaving static images on screen for extended periods is considered abuse by most panel manufacturers. Just don't leave static images on for hours on end and you won't have an issue.

    Burn in is a user error issue, not a manufacturing issue.
    01-15-2017 07:59 AM
  24. venom0706's Avatar
    You have never heard of amoled issue before? Or you havent heard about specifically on s7 edge?
    Never heard of screen burn on AMOLED displays. And 2 questions:

    1. Even if the screen burn happens, can the phone be used afterwards, or it is compulsory for it to be taken to a service for repair?

    2. Can a bad quality video clip (with wavy picture on the background) cause a screen burn. And is the wavy/grainy video on the clip what is essentially considered a "static" image?
    01-15-2017 10:40 AM
  25. pontiac005's Avatar
    yes the phone can still be used.
    no, only if an image is onscreen for long periods without moving causes the burn in. Has nothing to do with a video clip.
    01-15-2017 02:41 PM
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