Always On Display demo on the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge
3. Zack_2014 (Posts: 365; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)
Have a search at XDA forums. Am sure there's a mod like that for your phone.
Don't expect Samsung to officially push this to the Galaxy S5 because they aren't even doing it for the Galaxy S6
7. DoggyDangerous (Posts: 757; Member since: 28 Aug 2015)
what about burn in? I heard that Amoled displays burned in if kept on for a long time??????
12. DnB925Art (Posts: 927; Member since: 23 May 2013)
Only if they use a static image. If the AOD rotates what it shows you, shouldn't be a problem.
26. gersont1000 (Posts: 277; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
I don't know how it's implemented on the S7, but the Moto Display feature had the information jumping to different parts of the screen I believe. Something like this would prevent burn in (which I've NEVER experienced on an AMOLED phone).
34. xdza1979 (Posts: 259; Member since: 08 Aug 2015)
Long time means days of the same high brightness image
39. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 7906; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)
Did you even read the article? Or did you read the title and then just post?
57. andrewkb (Posts: 14; Member since: 04 Jan 2016)
thats a thing of the past or also on cheap amoled displays. samsung kinda owns the amoled market and their screen dont have this problem
58. Djoec1983 (Posts: 2; Member since: 25 Jan 2016)
Bulls**t, just bought my S7 about 3 days ago while I was in the sprint store both display models S7 and S7 edge were looking disgusting. The displays were already showing horrible burn in from the always on display. Take my word for it shut that off. It has nothing to do with Samsung owning the amoled market, amoled displays are organic they do not take weeks and months to burn in try hours to days, I saw this with my own eyes and I'm not taking the chance.
2. ZeneticX (Posts: 60; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)
The second clock looks the best, the 3rd clock looks like a copy of Sony's Xperia UI clock
8. natypes (Posts: 1039; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)
lol Yeah, like every version of an analog clock hasn't been used over and over everywhere.
4. XDAdam (Posts: 84; Member since: 03 Feb 2016)
This could be a way to help extend the S6 battery as you wouldn't need to turn on the whole screen to check for missed calls/messages/emails/chats. Kinda stupid that this wont be coming to the S6 officially.
14. catze86 (Posts: 507; Member since: 07 Dec 2015)
If I remember corectly. Galaxy Edge series have these features, since begining. And almost everyone call it useless gimmick feature.
42. keithtae (Posts: 341; Member since: 25 Mar 2015)
I have a note edge here, what you said was just a night clock that can only be used for 12 hours max a day. Theres no always on for note edge.
43. catze86 (Posts: 507; Member since: 07 Dec 2015)
I know. The concept still the same. Or just buy cheap lumia phones, you will have always in display feature.
5. .KRATOS. (Posts: 301; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)
Well I hope that Samsung change their mind n push the always on display to the S6 but before that happens we still waiting for the marshmallow update to hit the unlocked version worldwide
6. abdoualgeria (Posts: 295; Member since: 27 Jul 2015)
Olways on-screen is hardware not software
23. RaulBlas (Posts: 35; Member since: 31 Mar 2014)
Absolutely not, in Amoled panels. You can do it anytime.
9. natypes (Posts: 1039; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)
I really like this feature. Can't wait for the Note 6.
10. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 579; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)
What about screen burn? It's rare for users but I've seen demo units of S6 with screen burn because it's always on.
13. TyrionLannister (unregistered)
It is not static and moves with time. So no such issues to worry.
16. bambamboogy02 (Posts: 502; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)
Well, the round analog clock is somewhat static. At least the round part, and dial. Only thing that would move are the arms on the clock. When you sleep, that image, as described above will be static for at least 4-8 Hours (How ever long you sleep). Plus how ever long your screen is off through out the day. I believe burn in will happen. At this point, only time will tell.
18. ZeneticX (Posts: 60; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)
I think what he's trying to say is the whole clock will move up and down the screen according to a set time. If you watch the video at the beginning the calender was shown at the top of the screen but near the end it's at the bottom
35. bambamboogy02 (Posts: 502; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)
Didn't watch the video. My fault. As long as it bounces around the screen, then there shouldn't be an issue.
20. TyrionLannister (unregistered)
The whole clock moves. It changes every minute or so. If you ever used the clock daydream, you'd know.
Alas, daydreams only work when your phone is charging. But it's a cheap way to get always on screen, especially if you have a wireless charger.
49. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 579; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)
Well, that's a breeze. I didn't watch the video because the internet sucks. So, the screen burn is still a problem to AMOLEDs but they are still awesome.
22. catze86 (Posts: 507; Member since: 07 Dec 2015)
Just buy the Edge series. You dont need MM to have this feature. And the Clock is not static like the one on MM. More beautiful in the Edge panel than in the main screen
48. maxha97 (Posts: 82; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
It doesn't stop at one place.
It moves slightly so that there is no chance to have burnin
11. JMartin22 (Posts: 1889; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)
I would never use this feature on AMOLEDs lol. There's almost no generational improvements between the Note5 and the Galaxy S7s for their display panels. They either need to put more focus onto increasing the longevity of AMOLEDs or switch to a new, more efficient technology in QLEDs.
17. joeytaylor (Posts: 386; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)
It does improve over the Note 5 in some areas
19. tedkord (Posts: 9915; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Best screen available to better best screen available. How much generational improvement do you want?
32. JMartin22 (Posts: 1889; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)
Best available still isn't at its full potential and certainly lacking with LCDs in some areas. Burn in is still a real legitimate problem, so is efficiency on anything over 65% Avarage Picture Level.
It personally still annoys me to see an AMOLED screen that's excellent out of the box, look all murky and dim after just 5 months of using it because it's slowly burning out. LCDs don't have this issue, they look and perform their best even after a year of usage.
38. ph00ny (Posts: 1131; Member since: 26 May 2011)
When was the last time you had a burn in on AMOLED display personally?
44. JMartin22 (Posts: 1889; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)
Since every AMOLED device I've owned. Galaxy S2, S3, S4, S5, Note 4, S6, and Note5.
47. medtxa (Posts: 1104; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)
It's already at it's full potential if it can't be improved more at the time, yeah after 1.5 year i noticed some burn in though its not that noticeable most of time, still won't back to lcds greyish black though.
25. abdoualgeria (Posts: 295; Member since: 27 Jul 2015)
Check displaymate's review on gs7 display
33. JMartin22 (Posts: 1889; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)
I read it, and I read their bi-annual assessments each year of the Galaxy S and Note series. But I still see the deficiency of AMOLEDs that are degrading over time just from even having the screen on. If you have contrasting images like black and white in the display, it makes the screen burn in more rapidly
40. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 7906; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)
Samsung doesn't use AMOLED displays, they use Super AMOLED which is a better technology and screen burn-in is as rare as people getting struck by lightning.
Why is it still being brought up?
If screen burn-in was that much of a problem, they woudlnt even be using the technology. Both Samsung and LG both use OLED displays on TV's and other devices and appliances with no issue whatsoever.
Screen burnin? Other than some videos I have never seen it in real life. It is so rare that it shouldnt even be talked about. When it rains outside, do you hear people being afraid of getting hit by lighning? NO. Why? Because it rarely ever happens. There are billions of lightning strikes in a year...yet maybe less than 5 people will get hit directly. Most people who have gotten hit, were hit indirectly and lived to talk about it.
The only known direct hit I ever heard about was a man in Florida who him and his buddy were out in the ocean. One guy was scubba diving. When he surfaced as they were trying to leave, he was struck and killed.
15. gjkiii (Posts: 8; Member since: 25 Oct 2013)
Can something like this be pushed onto the Note 5 via software updates?
24. Norris (Posts: 121; Member since: 26 Jun 2015)
I'm sure pretty sure soon there will be several apps for this on XDA.
28. RaulBlas (Posts: 35; Member since: 31 Mar 2014)
I believe that Motorola's version of this feature is way better. It let's you "peek" the notifications content very quick. Once you have used it, you start loving it. Besides, the screen is not always on. It flashes every now and then when you get notifications.
29. catze86 (Posts: 507; Member since: 07 Dec 2015)
Well, I believe. For Edge series owners, every features you have mentioned on your beloved Moto device are not something new. We didn't MM to have this feature.
31. AlikMalix (Posts: 4849; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)
That black screen with faint text looks so nice with curved glass. Samsung really got their designs right lately.
36. DnB925Art (Posts: 927; Member since: 23 May 2013)
Yup. I think a lot of the criticism by both the public and the media about design got to them in the last year plus (starting with the A series). When compared to Apple and even to other Android OEMs like HTC and Sony, they had to do something to pair the arguably best hardware with design, both externally and internally with the continued refinement of Touchwiz. It's good that all those OEMs (Apple included) help push each other. Competition is good.
41. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 7906; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)
You think anyone is goign to design a phone that looks better than the Edge, without doing the same exact thing?
The Edge is an award winning design. Other phone could also win a design award, but I don't see it happening all that soon. The Dual-edge curved design is simply very innovative and hard to beat move.
If this was poker, this would be a Royal Flush.
37. miket1737 (Posts: 2350; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)
S7 Edge is so beautiful man wow, I would totally get the Black Onyx S7 Edge, looks so dopee..
45. kevin007in (Posts: 6; Member since: 28 Oct 2015)
yeah and that ALWAYS ON feature first appeared on NOKIA LUMIA SERIES ... !!! ts TRUE
46. catze86 (Posts: 507; Member since: 07 Dec 2015)
Yeah, and then appear on Edge panels as Night clock. It shows everything I need.
53. pegasso (Posts: 268; Member since: 27 Nov 2011)
i'm sorry to dissapoint you, but Lumia is not the first.
some old Symbian phones (and some feature phones) had the "always on" feature long before Lumia.
55. catze86 (Posts: 507; Member since: 07 Dec 2015)
Every Nokia have this. Nokia 3200 can do this.
56. kevin007in (Posts: 6; Member since: 28 Oct 2015)
agreed NOKIA was the first to use this beautiful tech.