Super AMOLED Lifespan?


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  1. fromtheaudible

    fromtheaudible Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    With average use (and auto-brightness on), has anyone heard an estimate as to how long these screens last before we get fade, color degradation, screen burn in, or even complete failure?
     

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  2. idilium

    idilium Well-Known Member

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    10 years
     
  3. blackhemi

    blackhemi Well-Known Member

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    way longer then most would ever own a phone.
     
  4. jflexe99

    jflexe99 Well-Known Member

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    Damn...this is another fact that makes me love my phone...if it is true...
     
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    This I really don't care because something better will come out sooner or later and I will upgrade for sure in about a year or less. LOL But I love this phone!
     
  6. fromtheaudible

    fromtheaudible Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I feel exactly the same.

    More or less, I'm curious about the technology of Super AMOLED as a whole (and it's longevity) rather than the Captivate in particular.
    Just like you, something better will come out next year, and I'm sure I'll be then switching to that...

    But I mean, will we see TVs and other devices using this technology in the near future?
    With color and contrast like that, I can only hope so.
     
  7. Endoran

    Endoran Well-Known Member

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    For real, the contrast is to die for. Now that the industry knows such contrast is achievable it will be the standard eventually. Maybe not amoled, but something like it or a derivative inspired by it.
     
  8. rfound

    rfound Well-Known Member

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    From wikipedia

     
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    I watched Breaking Bad in HD of course and it looks as good on my phone as it does on my Samsung 50" plasma, lol. I am in awe of this screen so it will be my standard or something similar from this day forward. The longevity of the display really wont matter I think. If you had the phone 5 years something else would give before the quality of the image fails - right?

    Most I have ever kept a phone is 2 years so I am set for sure..
     
  10. squarejp

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    Base on my personal experience and observing AT&T store Captivate and Samsung Focus Demo Units. I have to be conservative but the time to notice any burn-in is 480 hrs for 8 hrs a day in 2 months with static image. None of the LCD displays experience such issue.

    Android UI is not for SUPER AMOLED. Try using GPS navigation for 2 to 3 hours continuously everyday, then you will suffer pretty soon using the 480 hrs lifespan. Normal usage, 6 to 10 months. My Cappy screen has burn-in on the notification bar and also the battery charging logo when the phone is turned off for charging. I called Samsung to replace the screen and now it's fine.
     
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    i did try using navigation,but it dosent work!!!!no burn in here,,maybe someday?
     
  12. shark974

    shark974 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah but personally, my phone is typically only on literally seconds at a time, especially with aggressive screen dimming present on modern phones. I would have to be using it a lot to even have the screen on 2 hours in a day. So 5 years lifespan at 8 hours a day is 20 years at 2 hours a day. Not exactly something I forsee as a problem.

    And honestly, most days I bet my screen isn't even on a combined 20 minutes let alone two hours. The only time the screen really stays on is websurfing (which I dont do that much on the phone) or movie watching (ditto).

    I think I also read something somewhere that the backlight itself will go out long before the screen degrades, so once again not an issue.
     
  13. PersonOfKnownOrigin

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    Lifespan is one thing but I'm already getting burn-in. It's tough to see but I noticed a faint image of the notification bar clock when I was running a dark game. Had this since launch day. The screen is incredible. My son admits it's better than his Retina Display and he's an Apple fanboy.
     
  14. CrimsonPride

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    you could try putting your phone in landscape for alittle while with some app, or play a video. there may be an app thats just a blank white screen, that could help the burn in, maybe remove it if you leave it up with the screen on for alittle while. i have a plasma tv, and when i see any burn in i can pull up a blank white screen and it removes any trace of it
     
  15. Wreckoncile

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    This screen is unbeatable in terms of pic quality. A friend of mine who is an iDevice fanboy saw me watching Avatar 720p on my phone and was absolutely blown away by the clarity of the display and its ability to handle fast action sequences seemlessly. I told myself I wouldn't buy a Samsung again after waiting six months before I finally flashed Froyo myself.... but I have changed my mind. The reason we prefer Android is because it gives us the freedom to make updates when our manufacturer/carrier lags. But you simply cannot replace the picture quality of this phone.
     

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