New to AMOLED, screen burn?

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  1. flyinion

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    Thought I'd read somewhere about amoled having screen burn issues. Anyone have any tips on this for the Nexus? I woke up this morning to my screen being on (so it came on sometime between 2am and 7am) while on the charger. I shut it off after putting it on since I don't have a dock yet (the alarm clock app I'll use does have some sort of anti-screenburn algorithm) but it turned itself on randomly for some reason and was at the lock screen.
     
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    If you have a live wallpaper you wouldn't have to worry about it...
    I haven't hard of any burn ins though...

    This wants to be sent from my Samsung Galaxy Nexus
     
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    AMOLED can burn in, like this

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    I don't know how long it would take to burn on the GNex, but I turned off "Stay Awake" under Settings>Developer Options so the screen isn't on while charging. Don't really want to find out what it takes.
     
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    What kinda phone is that? That's some serious burn in.
     
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    I'm guessing that's an HTC incredible. One of the first ones that had a amoled screen.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk
     
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    Looks like it the more I look at it. I didn't have the amoled, had the LCD version so I thought it couldn't be an Incredible.
     
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    Hmmm, how does one gets a burn in of the clock at 9:36 ?
     
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    lol, good question, I don't think it's burn in, considering it wouldn't show a specific time. Looks like the screen's just half dead.
     
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    Probably because the seven segment font only has the lower-left illuminated on the 2, 6 and 8 while the minute side has zero displayed at times on the far right. The icons are ghosted in too. I highly doubt anything like this will happen during normal use of a nexus. I have six and 8 yr old plasmas that have no burn in because static images aren't left on for hours at a time.
     
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    I had a Samsung Omnia 2 prior to the the GN and had some serious burn in issues with the AMOLED display. Looks like it's been reported over at xda as well.
     
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    On a 17 day old phone?
     
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    Technically it is not 'burn in,' since that phrase is from the phosphorus used in CRT and Plasma devices. I believe the correct phrase for LCD or LED technology is 'image retention.' But it can happen on most any type of screen if the image remains static for a long period of time.
     
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