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Discussion in 'Android Help' started by Android Question, Nov 12, 2014.

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    Can I leave my screen on all the time? I like to plug it into the charger and use the Desk Clock. I have no concern for battery life or electric usage just the lifetime of the screen if always on. Thanks.

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  2. Hadron

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    AMOLEDs do have a finite lifetime, and indeed the different colour LEDs fade at different rates (my last AMOLED phone did acquire a greenish hue over the course of 3 years use). So keeping the screen on permanently will reduce the lifetime. I'm not familiar enough with the S3's screen to say whether this effect will be significant, though I guess the obvious question would be how much it will increase the total time you spend with the screen on (double it, triple it...?) and how often you replace your phone. But eventually it will have an effect.

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