iPhone X OLED display burn-in: what's the danger and how to avoid it

The iPhone X has a cutting-edge OLED display with high resolution and great color accuracy. However, just like all OLED displays, it is vulnerable to screen burn-in. Here we explain what screen burn-in is and how to avoid it on your iPhone X...
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60 Comments

34. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Actually, the Pixel 2 XL beat the iPhone X in that regard. Burn-in was never real, until reports started to surface about the 2 XL starting to show image retention (leading down the road to burn-in), so now it was plausible. The outcry about burn-in been happening for the last couple weeks for the 2 XL, so no, it didn't start with the X. BTW, I had burn-in back on my Galaxy S3, but everyone said I was lying.

57. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

No Android fan has ever denied OLED screen can get burn-in. They do say with recent screen made since the S5, its not as much of an issue. Being less of an issue, doesn't mean it can't happen. I've only seen it on demo phones. You just make up s**t to start flame wars making false statements, no one has said. Your life really suck...doesn't it!

58. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Wow, so you know that no one ever told me burn-in doesn't exist after reading my post? You're as bad as the other gadget guy here, or maybe you're the same person, I don't know. But yes, people did tell me it didn't exist when I had the issue on my Galaxy S3, as I was looking for a way to fix it. I tried the burn-in fixer apps (all useless) and found the only way to fix it was to replace the display (around $250 at the time). So I just replaced my device. If you want to look it up, search my screen name at Android Central or the Android Forums and look at my posts from late 2012 to early 2013. I'm the one you single out as someone who starts flame wars? Did you take your meds today? If not, do so now. The only time I usually comment is if someone is posting incorrect information, treating their opinions as facts, or to relate my experiences when someone asks for them. My life would only suck if you were the only person I had to talk to. Fortunately that's not the case.

14. Awalker

Posts: 1977; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

The title should have been ”OLED display burn-in: what's the danger and how to avoid it”.

18. LikeMyself

Posts: 631; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

Still no burn-in in my 5 years old S2! It mostly happens only to people who leave their phone on maximum brightness all the time It's the user who is responsible

22. LanjaKodaka

Posts: 219; Member since: Sep 27, 2016

I still feel oled is s**t. LCD on my 4 year old phone still works like a champ except eating lion's share of the battery.

28. theot14430 unregistered

How to avoid iPhone X OLED burn in: Don't buy it.

48. cheetah2k

Posts: 2256; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Buy a Sony XZ Premium, still with triluminous LCD - its so nice. They have a vivid mode where its colour rich like an OLED display. Do rate. also 4k. Zero burn in too :)

30. thekoifish

Posts: 14; Member since: Sep 20, 2014

I've had plenty of Samsung phones in the past and never had a burn-in. I didn't even knew burn-in was a thing until the Pixel 2 hit shelves. Apple is just covering their bases to avoid all the surprises people got with the Pixel 2, so they just released tips.

31. p51d007

Posts: 704; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

LMAO! In other words...DON'T use your overpriced toy, like you used your PREVIOUS overpriced toy. Morons...it's an OLED display. Go back to the retina IPS display

32. Rangerboy505

Posts: 22; Member since: Sep 09, 2016

I love my lcd display, no burn in here

49. cheetah2k

Posts: 2256; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Agreed! Sticking with the Sony XZ Premium 4k triluminous display.. so nice!

36. monoke

Posts: 1161; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Turning brightness down a Notch would help.

56. Phaze0085

Posts: 124; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

So... ppl who play Pokemon Go addictively shouldn't purchase the iPhone 10. Is that what youre saying?

60. MarmiteTheDog

Posts: 191; Member since: Jul 31, 2017

My family's 4 Samsung devices don't even have a hint of burn in after up to 2.5 years use, so I doubt the iPhone Eggs will either.

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