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15th July 2010, 02:23 AM   |  #1  
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Does the SGS screen suffer from burn-in? And if so, is it permanent?
15th July 2010, 05:20 AM   |  #2  
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Yes and yes. Its most likely to happen to the status bar since it is almost always displayed. You can help prevent it by using a launcher that allows you to hide the status bar.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screen_...6_LCD_.26_OLED
15th July 2010, 05:34 AM   |  #3  
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wow thnx for the heads up on this garbage! this peeves me, it betta come with warnings like plasma tvs
15th July 2010, 07:56 AM   |  #4  
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The problem really isn't that bad.
Tilting the device sideways sometimes to move the status bar around is plenty to prevent burn in of the status bar.
15th July 2010, 07:59 AM   |  #5  
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I've been using a Cowon S9 (AMOLED) everyday since Feb '09 that has static images displayed on it a lot when playing music, and it has absolutely no signs of burn-in.
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I've always been under the impression that only CRT can suffer permanent burn-in. On LCD/LED you can get residual image sometimes but it will not be permanent.
15th July 2010, 09:34 AM   |  #7  
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I thought the answer to this question would get yes and no answers just like every other SGS issue gets a batch of yes and no's here.

So these dang screens suffer the same as plasma screens of yesterday?! Having to use the SGS differently than other types of devices sounds like another real letdown. The iPhone doesn't have much of a status bar and it's annoying compared to the pulldown status bar of the Evo/Android. In other words, am I the only one who thinks it's no good to have to hide the status bar or any other feature that would be fine on other devices? Not asking for perfection but the SGS does some things better than other devices. It would be nice if it also did all of the other basic things all the other superphones can do like have a status bar always on (without causing damage to the display) because....well......it's a status bar.
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There really is no evidence that OLED has burn-in issues and with so many OLED devices out now I've not heard of one instance of it; even the wikipedia article posted here doesn't cite it's sources.
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Originally Posted by drleospaceman

There really is no evidence that OLED has burn-in issues; even the wikipedia article posted here doesn't cite it's sources.

I first thought of this after watching a pocketnow.com video in which they said it has happened and that one could just hide the status bar to help prevent this from happening. I don't know why this bothers me, due to the fact that I seem to get knew phones often. Regardless! I would be none too happy if after just a few months I too end up seeing a shadow of the status bar showing up during the boot screens. I'll try to locate that pocket now video.......
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The siaplay uses a pentile matrix to reduce the powwibility of burn in. Samsung has already considered this and found ways around it, you dint need to treat the phone any differently.

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