Will the virtual home button of the Galaxy S8 burn in the AMOLED display? Nope! Here's how Samsung prevents that

AMOLED screens are great for a few reasons — the true blacks, the eye-popping colors, the energy-saving opportunities, brightness, and more. But they are not without their downsides and a big one, which is not yet fully solved, is the so-called burn-in.
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1. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Things you do when you're bored with your phone. Who would actually think if nav bar buttons would really move. Also, not a problem with us IPS users.

7. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

LCD is a dying breed. Stuff like this will be more and more useful as we transition away from LCD and towards QD and OLED.

12. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Yeah laugh all you want. OLED will be a dying too soon together with LCD as display will go glassless or plasticless panels.

16. iushnt

Posts: 3083; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Not anytime soon!!

19. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

Sure. What will you do, touch the fragile display? Glass displays will never die. Even high res holographic projections in future will use a glass surface with an OLED for projection.

15. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I still think that IPS Displays have a slight edge when it comes to durability and overall color saturation... Sent from my "AMOLED" Samsung S6 using FireFox

18. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

Durability and color saturation: What, are you joking? AMOLED displays are pretty much indestructible and can be made foldable and flexible. Also they can cover much more saturation. The only advantage IPS has is the cost and no need for PWM modulation, and hence able to use panel self-refresh.

20. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I don't know about you but The so called "Retina" Display on the iPhone seems more accurate and true to life whereas colors on my S6 look a tad artificial and very bright... But of course, I've been wrong before...!

22. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

You can't compare screen technologies based on phones. As you see, S6 is more colorful. That further strengthens my point that AMOLED can display more color range. Now, appearing true to life is dependent on the screen calibration and the gamut. If you want accurate colors, set the screen mode to amoled photo or basic on the S6 and it will look just like iPhone.

41. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Why are you arguing with him? Let the man have his opinions. Color is one of the most subjective things out there, and what he feels is good for him is good for him. I personally like the look of iPhone screens, and hate the look of a non sRGB AMOLED, especially when the brightness is turned up. There's also the whole pentile vs RGB subpixel layout thing, where LCD has a far more pleasing layout and thus looks better to the eyes.

42. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

Color calibration is subjective, color reproduction isn't. A panel tech which can produce more color gamut has better saturation. How a manufacturer tunes it is a different story. A panel which can display a wider gamut is a superior panel objectively. It can be calibrated to display neutral colors too with software. However, a panel with lower color gamut can never achieve colors it can't produce. I'm comparing OLED with LCD. OLED can have RGB or RGBW, while LCD can have penTile. Pixel layout has no relation to panel technology, neither has color calibration. You can have accurate OLEd while inaccurate LCD. If you can't understand this basic fact, better keep shut.

47. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

You're an arrogant little pup, you know that? I didn't say anything about color reproduction. I spoke to sRGB, which is about calibration. AMOLED does not, but in a couple instances, use RGB or RGBW in phones due to a difference in emittance in the colors. Practically speaking, AMOLED = pentile. Name a few phones with AMOLED RGB and a few phones with LCD pentile. I bet you can't. Again, stop being so antagonistic because someone shared their opinion about a subjective thing. How something appears to ME or to YOU or to HIM is...wait for it...ENTIRELY SUBJECTIVE.

50. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

God, you are a dense motherf**ker. I am not talking about AMOLED at all. I am talking about OLED panel technology moron. Galaxy Note 2 had an RGB AMOLED display, Tab S 10.5 had an RGB AMOLED display. Xperia P(LCD) had an RGBW display. All OLED TVs have full RGB display. AMOLED =/= PenTile. LCD =/= RGB. System_LORD == dumbass. Color gamut is not a subjective thing. Color reproduction is. I am not talking about individual displays here. Color gamut is the scientific representation of how much range a display can achieve. It doesn't matter how bad the display looks to the average person, the color gamut remains the same. Is it too much for your tiny little head? Or should I dumb it down to your 50 IQ worthless head.

52. crzykiller

Posts: 86; Member since: Jan 03, 2015

Please stop the abuse... Anyone who thinks LCD>OLED doesn't know anything about display technology. My 3 year old Galaxy S5 screen was just a bright as when I first had it and it also has absolutely no burn in. People with burn in just don't know how to use their phones, they must leave it on with the same screen on for hours every day for years

60. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Galaxy Note II was AMOLED RGB, a few Nokias as well. Subpixel arrangement doesn't really matter at or above 400ppi. While I do prefer LCDs when it comes to productivity, on a phone AMOLED makes much more sense if the white point is accurate enough like my Droid Turbo or if you get calibration controls. AMOLEDs look better in the sun, save you battery and make the content you watch more appealing to the eye. Yes he's a keyboard warrior. I prefer the look of LCDs if and only if they have good viewing angles or are insanely bright.

25. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

AMOLED fans irritate quickly when their displays are in critic. There is no perfect display, each has its own advantage and disadvantages.

27. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"There is no perfect display, each has its own advantage and disadvantages." Yeah, but AMOLED has more pros over LCD than LCD has over AMOLED.

33. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Counting differences doesn't give you superiority, only inferiority. Whatever floats your boat. I wont go over the details but this article is a good read. http://www.displaymate.com/ShootOut_Part_1.htm

55. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

The way I see it, you're as irritated as them when people mention the objective advantages of OLED compared to LCD.

57. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Try harder.

58. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Cry more.

59. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Is that all you got?

61. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Aww, kid's still here.

62. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

And the pedophile still follows me.

64. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Thank you for confirming that you're just a kid, won't be wasting any more time with you. On to your mom then.

65. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Return my undies first.

66. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

If you're volunteering, no thanks.

30. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

durability Amoled dont hold a candle to a LCD display. Its pixel loose intensity over time and its will burn in eventually. i still have my old HTC desire HD wich is more than 5 years old i use it as my alarm clock on a stand the screen is ALWAYS on showing time and no burn in ( 5 years non stop ) Try thats with any amoled screen.

34. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

That's longetivity, not durability. Yes, LCDs degrade less over time, but that's not durability. To give an example, a frail lady can have longer lifespan than a bodybuilder. That won't mean the lady is more durable.

38. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Tyrion dont play with words.http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/durability.html you can keep a LCD screen for 10 years and its will be almost like brand new even if used 24/7. No oled or amoled screen can do thats end of the story.
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