Burn in!!!!!

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Why are we still talking about burn in and it's 2017. Cruising around some android forums and people are having burn in with their OLED screens. I mean really. I got a friends note 5 just to have a look at it and sure enough there was a slight burn in problem. I know apple is planning on switching over to OLED but I really hope they find a solution to this or just stay with what they have now. I pay for my phones straight out and would be pissed to have this problem after a year or so. Rant over. Carry on.
 

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For me, I have never had an issue with my iPhone displays. My 6s Plus is as good as I need for a phone and never cared for the oversaturated Samsung photos. The Galaxy S4 was the last Android I owned, so can't comment on the newer display/photos. Never had burn in issues on any of my AMOLED phones.
 
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Burn is extremely rare with normal usage nowadays. One would have to keep their display on at a good brightness for very long periods of time on a static image. I've been dealing with Samsung AMOLED displays since the Galaxy S3(2012) and never had any issues with burn in. I wouldn't worry at all. Burn in issues with normal usage is 98% hyperbole.
 

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For me, I have never had an issue with my iPhone displays. My 6s Plus is as good as I need for a phone and never cared for the oversaturated Samsung photos. The Galaxy S4 was the last Android I owned, so can't comment on the newer display/photos. Never had burn in issues on any of my AMOLED phones.
Yeah iPhones have never had an issue with burn in LCD has been a phenomenal screen for apple. But the AMOLED for Samsung has had burn in being reported in the note 5 and up to the S7 now. You just wouldn't think you would have this issue in 2017.
 

rugmankc

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I don't plan buying the S8 or what ever it will be called. But, hope it doesn't have burn in for everyone's sake. I think my 6s Plus may be getting close to a new battery. But, otherwise works great.
 
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torana355

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Have owned OLED display android phones since 2012 and have not had burn-in or even IR once. I wish I could say the same for the numerous LCD displays that have had shocking backlight bleed, Yellow tint and Image retention.
 
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Jimmy James

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For me, I have never had an issue with my iPhone displays. My 6s Plus is as good as I need for a phone and never cared for the oversaturated Samsung photos. The Galaxy S4 was the last Android I owned, so can't comment on the newer display/photos. Never had burn in issues on any of my AMOLED phones.
Oversturated is right. I was watching someone take a picture with their Samsung phone, wondering what effect they were using to get the cartoon image on their screen. Oh, I see, that's the saturation issue I've heard about.
 
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Relentless Power

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Burn is extremely rare with normal usage nowadays. One would have to keep their display on at a good brightness for very long periods of time on a static image. I've been dealing with Samsung AMOLED displays since the Galaxy S3(2012) and never had any issues with burn in. I wouldn't worry at all. Burn in issues with normal usage is 98% hyperbole.
I would primarily agree. Otherwise, it's the store demo phones that you will see with burn in, because those phones run for 14 hours a day on the same demo loop.
 

Mildredop

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I've had OLED screens for a few years and never noticed burn-in.

But maybe that's why Apple are going for the odd-shaped screen. The most likely areas for burn-in will be the battery and time display which, being in their own little area, won't affect the main screen area.
 
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macfacts

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Why are we still talking about burn in and it's 2017. Cruising around some android forums and people are having burn in with their OLED screens. I mean really. I got a friends note 5 just to have a look at it and sure enough there was a slight burn in problem. I know apple is planning on switching over to OLED but I really hope they find a solution to this or just stay with what they have now. I pay for my phones straight out and would be pissed to have this problem after a year or so. Rant over. Carry on.
Please link to the forum post/jpg where you read about this issue.
 

burgman

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Oversturated is right. I was watching someone take a picture with their Samsung phone, wondering what effect they were using to get the cartoon image on their screen. Oh, I see, that's the saturation issue I've heard about.
If only Samsung had multiple display settings for that...oh wait vs Apple giving you brightness control ;)
 

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Amoled is fine and if I had the choice I'd take LCD, just a preference thing. I think Amoled is to over saturated and no matter what I set the color options t it still doesn't look as natural as LCD. If a phone I was really wanting to get was Amoled only I'd still get it, but if it came with the option of either type I'd get LCD. I have a Samsung Tab3 and next to my Macbook I prefer the macbook screen. Same with my ipad. It's just a preference thing and maybe it seems easier on my eyes. ;)
 
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Channan

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Amoled is fine and if I had the choice I'd take LCD, just a preference thing. I think Amoled is to over saturated and no matter what I set the color options t it still doesn't look as natural as LCD. If a phone I was really wanting to get was Amoled only I'd still get it, but if it came with the option of either type I'd get LCD. I have a Samsung Tab3 and next to my Macbook I prefer the macbook screen. Same with my ipad. It's just a preference thing and maybe it seems easier on my eyes. ;)
AMOLED isn't oversaturated. You're just used to seeing devices that oversaturate the colors.
 

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Go to any Best Buy and you'll see what burn-in looks like - in the Samsung section. I bought a Samsung Galaxy Tablet last year and all of their phones were doing that quick color switching program to help reduce burn-in - the tech said they did it every morning. But yeah, these phones spend HOURS on the same screen.

I personally have never had problems with burn-in on an OLED screen (Note 3 for almost 2 years, Nexus 6, Samsung Galaxy Tablet) --- have I seen burn in? Yes. I've seen it on people's phones/tablets that play Ingress because they can spend HOURS on that one screen.

What I miss about SOLED - I loved black themes, black backgrounds when reading books, and battery savings that came from having black. (Black is a favorite color of mine).
 

macfacts

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Amoled is fine and if I had the choice I'd take LCD, just a preference thing. I think Amoled is to over saturated and no matter what I set the color options t it still doesn't look as natural as LCD. If a phone I was really wanting to get was Amoled only I'd still get it, but if it came with the option of either type I'd get LCD. I have a Samsung Tab3 and next to my Macbook I prefer the macbook screen. Same with my ipad. It's just a preference thing and maybe it seems easier on my eyes. ;)
Samsung tab 3 doesn't have an amoled screen. That is a budget tablet, so no surprise that the Mac book screen looks better.
 

cbreze

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Samsung tab 3 doesn't have an amoled screen. That is a budget tablet, so no surprise that the Mac book screen looks better.
My mistake, Forgot the "S". Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 :)
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AMOLED isn't oversaturated. You're just used to seeing devices that oversaturate the colors.
It's the way my Samsung's were. never could get a natural looking picture on those screens. Always popped to much, Prefer LCD. Looks more natural to me. To each their own.
 
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Channan

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It's the way my Samsung's were. never could get a natural looking picture on those screens. Always popped to much, Prefer LCD. Looks more natural to me. To each their own.
Again, that’s the way Samsung calibrates their screens, which they’ve gotten much better with BTW. That’s not the fault of AMOLED. AMOLED can be much more accurate than LCD because the pixels light up vs. the pixels just changing color and needing a backlight to shine through them.
 
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Hadron

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Again, that’s the way Samsung calibrates their screens, which they’ve gotten much better with BTW. That’s not the fault of AMOLED. AMOLED can be much more accurate than LCD because the pixels light up vs. the pixels just changing color and needing a backlight to shine through them.
AMOLED can be more accurate initially, but as the different coloured LEDs age at different rates you should expect that to change gradually with time. The last AMOLED phone I had developed a tint over 3 years of use, but it was only really noticable if you sat it next to the same image on a different display.
 

redman042

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I upgrade every year anyway, so I won't have the 8 long enough for this to become a major issue. Though whoever buys it used from me might need to consider that potential.
 
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