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I'm starting to develop screen burn-in...anyone else?

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By MMcCraryNJ, Senior Member on 16th August 2014, 06:55 PM
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So, I was hoping when I picked up the Note 3 last December that the general screen burn-in issues on Samsung AMOLED panels were a thing of the past. Apparently I was wrong...

Over the last few days, I've noticed that in games, or anything that takes up the entire screen, the area where the notification bar is located is burnt in, making it a few shades lighter than what is currently displayed on the screen. I can try to take a few photos, but I need to charge up my point and shoot.

Kind of disappointing, as I haven't had any of the problems other users have had with this phone, and it's been solid for me since December. But it's an eyesore to me now. I do have a warranty program with Best Buy, where I purchased the device, but I'm thinking they would give me a refurbished replacement, which I don't want.

Has anyone else experienced this? Should I opt for a replacement device if this is considered a defect?
16th August 2014, 07:33 PM |#2  
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go for replacement if you can.
The only disadvantage of Amoled display is that it has burn in issues with prolong useage.
so you can ask for replacement
it would be better.
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17th August 2014, 03:18 AM |#3  
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No issues here, but I use an Xposed module that makes all apps full screen so the notification bar is hidden 99% of the time.
17th August 2014, 07:01 PM |#4  
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Go to the play store and get the app called Screen Burn-In Tool. Depending on how bad it is it will help. Maybe get Nova Launcher and set the status bar to transparent. I've had my Note 3 since release and have it set to transparent and I zero ghosting. The app needs to run for a few hours to work properly. Good luck.

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19th August 2014, 04:00 PM |#5  
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Never knew phones get burn ins. Lol
Stop playing so many games on your phone and you'll keep it forever.
19th August 2014, 11:53 PM |#6  
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Originally Posted by K-Alzwayed

Never knew phones get burn ins. Lol
Stop playing so many games on your phone and you'll keep it forever.

It's a pretty common problem with AMOLED displays. My Galaxy Nexus had pretty severe burn in where the navigation buttons and status bar were. The keyboard was also burned into the screen pretty good.
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