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  1. IP67's Avatar
    It's been quite a while since we have been using IPS displays and AMOLED displays on mobile devices, but at some point in time, people now seem to bash on IPS displays. Sure, AMOLED screens have come a long way from when it started. It can get bright, it spends less power in always on mode or ambient mode, but not a lot of people seem to talk about how AMOLED screens deteriorate over time. I am not going to talk about burn ins because, lets face it, that rarely happens nowdays. But the problem with colors being less accurate overtime and the low refresh rates when the screen is dim is still some of the things that makes me steer away from AMOLED screens. What are some of you guys thoughts?
    05-17-2016 10:57 AM
  2. koves's Avatar
    I have a note 5 and I absolutely love the screen. Honestly I really haven't heard much about them deteriorating over time though

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    05-17-2016 11:14 AM
  3. sling1's Avatar
    I've owned Galaxy S5 since release date 1080p display still good as new Amoled 4 the win.
    The real concern should be battery longevity, my S5 needed replacement at 14 months OEM cost 20.00.
    With S7 its going to cost time & big $ when battery goes bad , I might use a T-mobile Jump get new one when that time comes.

    Sad really, Samsung has become throw away phone. They need to bring back removable battery
    05-17-2016 02:11 PM
  4. 1812dave's Avatar
    I prefer AMOLED despite some burn-in on my Note 2.
    05-17-2016 02:32 PM
  5. chanchan05's Avatar
    The lifespan of OLED tech nowadays is 14000hrs, or 5 years with screen time at 8hrs per day. That's longer than you will be using the phone for actively. Of course you have to take into account brightness and similar stuff. But in today's world, I don't think it matters much.

    Of course this is failure. Color degradation may have different numbers again based on your usage.
    05-17-2016 11:42 PM
  6. bsannes's Avatar
    I used to be all for LCD and IPS because I thought AMOLED was to vibrant . This is the first OLED display to not kill my eyes.
    05-18-2016 07:23 AM
  7. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    1. The screen on my wife's 2 1/2 year old S3 is still fine. Not deteriorated in any way. Your fears are overblown.

    2. LCD screens fade over time, too. No technology lasts forever.

    I have never seen an LCD display as good as the SAMOLED screen on the S7 or S7 Edge.
    05-18-2016 04:28 PM
  8. 1812dave's Avatar
    1. The screen on my wife's 2 1/2 year old S3 is still fine. Not deteriorated in any way. Your fears are overblown.

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    So, because your wife's phone has no visible defects, you have determined that no AMOLED screen in the world has ever suffered from burn in? is that what you are saying? If so, I can refute that right at the get-go, as my Note 2 has plenty of burn-in.
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    05-18-2016 04:38 PM
  9. monicakm's Avatar
    Looking at the gorgeous display of my S7, I could, in no way, say I hate AMOLED screens. Never noticed any problems with my 2 year old S5.
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    05-18-2016 05:19 PM
  10. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    So, because your wife's phone has no visible defects, you have determined that no AMOLED screen in the world has ever suffered from burn in? is that what you are saying? If so, I can refute that right at the get-go, as my Note 2 has plenty of burn-in.
    No, I'm saying the problem is greatly exaggerated. Are you saying that because your phone has burn-in that all Amoled screens do? If so, I can refute that.
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    05-18-2016 08:01 PM
  11. chanchan05's Avatar
    The problem exists yes, burn ins do happen. But in the general run of things most people either do not experience it or do not care, or do not notice.
    05-18-2016 10:40 PM
  12. Almeuit's Avatar
    I have no issues with AMOLED.
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    05-18-2016 10:47 PM
  13. 1812dave's Avatar
    No, I'm saying the problem is greatly exaggerated. Are you saying that because your phone has burn-in that all Amoled screens do? If so, I can refute that.
    I am NOT saying that everyone's AMOLED screens have burn-in. But it is not uncommon, either.
    05-19-2016 12:42 AM
  14. anon(9408097)'s Avatar
    I am NOT saying that everyone's AMOLED screens have burn-in. But it is not uncommon, either.
    I haven't seen one phone out there in my entire life with a screen burn in. Not in videos. Not in reviews either. Not being mentioned by anyone. Except here in the forums.

    And I just went on YouTube to see how many people have posted this issue. Found a bunch of S3s. One nexus 6. And one s6 edge demo unit. One S5 demo unit.

    Then I went and Googled it. Found threads of people "asking" about the burn in. And one or two people reporting that they have experienced it.

    With the amount Samsung phones sold I think the evidence would've been in abundance if it was a issue. 10 out of a million doesn't count as an issue in my books.

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    05-19-2016 02:28 AM
  15. chanchan05's Avatar
    I haven't seen one phone out there in my entire life with a screen burn in. Not in videos. Not in reviews either. Not being mentioned by anyone. Except here in the forums.

    And I just went on YouTube to see how many people have posted this issue. Found a bunch of S3s. One nexus 6. And one s6 edge demo unit. One S5 demo unit.

    Then I went and Googled it. Found threads of people "asking" about the burn in. And one or two people reporting that they have experienced it.

    With the amount Samsung phones sold I think the evidence would've been in abundance if it was a issue. 10 out of a million doesn't count as an issue in my books.

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    I'd think it's a lot more than that though. Lol. Wouldn't be surprised to see 100k out the 10million sold, or even 1 million out of 10 million. The question would be if they were significant enough for the user to have noticed. The most likely burn in would be on the signal bars on the status bar. But if you think about it, it won't be noticeable at all if there were any.
    05-19-2016 02:57 AM
  16. anon(9408097)'s Avatar
    I'd think it's a lot more than that though. Lol. Wouldn't be surprised to see 100k out the 10million sold, or even 1 million out of 10 million. The question would be if they were significant enough for the user to have noticed. The most likely burn in would be on the signal bars on the status bar. But if you think about it, it won't be noticeable at all if there were any.
    You can youtube and Google yourself man I'm telling you there are only a few cases you'll find with actual proof of a burn in. Most of the people refer to the demo units. Those units sit for years with the display on.

    And the very few I found were mostly 3 years old posts. I'm not stopping anyone Google yourself

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    05-19-2016 03:51 AM
  17. chanchan05's Avatar
    You can youtube and Google yourself man I'm telling you there are only a few cases you'll find with actual proof of a burn in. Most of the people refer to the demo units. Those units sit for years with the display on.

    And the very few I found were mostly 3 years old posts. I'm not stopping anyone Google yourself

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    I mean people who would posts videos only if they noticed the burn in, and if they cared enough about it. If they didn't mind it at all, or if the burn in was so small and out of the way that it would only be seen on very careful scrutiny.

    The issue is certainly underreported, but it's severity/importance is greatly exaggerated.
    05-19-2016 04:20 AM
  18. 1812dave's Avatar
    I haven't seen one phone out there in my entire life with a screen burn in. Not in videos. Not in reviews either. Not being mentioned by anyone. Except here in the forums.

    And I just went on YouTube to see how many people have posted this issue. Found a bunch of S3s. One nexus 6. And one s6 edge demo unit. One S5 demo unit.

    Then I went and Googled it. Found threads of people "asking" about the burn in. And one or two people reporting that they have experienced it.

    With the amount Samsung phones sold I think the evidence would've been in abundance if it was a issue. 10 out of a million doesn't count as an issue in my books.

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    I've never posted one picture (or video) of my screen. why would I? I don't have to prove it. You can remain in denial all you like. You must come from a generation that believes full on in "if there's no video, it didn't happen". Right...
    05-19-2016 09:52 AM
  19. ab304945's Avatar
    I won't buy a phone unless it is amoled

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    05-19-2016 12:33 PM
  20. anon(9408097)'s Avatar
    I've never posted one picture (or video) of my screen. why would I? I don't have to prove it. You can remain in denial all you like. You must come from a generation that believes full on in "if there's no video, it didn't happen". Right...
    Hahaha you're funny. No I'm not from that generation. I am from the generation that if I can't find it on Google it doesn't exist.

    And it won't hurt if you post a picture. All it will do is confirm that I'm stupid.

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    05-19-2016 01:04 PM
  21. Aquila's Avatar
    Weeeiiiird.
    05-19-2016 04:13 PM
  22. anon(1733)'s Avatar
    I have seen phones with screen burn it. But only at stores where the devices stay on all day long. In reality these phones shouldn't suffer from screen burn in. Those in stores will leave the same image on 10 hours a day. In real life no one does that. So burn in is not a issue although it can happen.
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    05-20-2016 01:51 PM
  23. KnicksALLday's Avatar
    i always had a htc phone so i never experienced amoled until i got the s7... it makes me wonder how come i didnt have an amoled screen earlier
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    05-21-2016 08:09 PM
  24. TJA3500's Avatar
    I have always preferred amoled screens and I've never had a problem. The first amoled screen I got was a Samsung phone in 2009.
    05-21-2016 09:50 PM
  25. Str0ntium's Avatar
    It's been quite a while since we have been using IPS displays and AMOLED displays on mobile devices, but at some point in time, people now seem to bash on IPS displays. Sure, AMOLED screens have come a long way from when it started. It can get bright, it spends less power in always on mode or ambient mode, but not a lot of people seem to talk about how AMOLED screens deteriorate over time. I am not going to talk about burn ins because, lets face it, that rarely happens nowdays. But the problem with colors being less accurate overtime and the low refresh rates when the screen is dim is still some of the things that makes me steer away from AMOLED screens. What are some of you guys thoughts?
    I use my phone for information. Not a complete color gamut. So, the ability to see the content on the screen in direct sunlight is perfect for me.
    1812dave likes this.
    05-22-2016 05:36 PM
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