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  1. jaj324

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    This could be a problem. I noticed that the on screen buttons have already begun to burn in at the bottom of the screen, in 2 days!! I use my phone in portrait mode almost all of the time. Last night when I rotated to landscape I could still see the outline of the 3 onscreen buttons on the left end of the screen.

    If you have a N6 try this. Go into the clock app. It has a blue background. Turn your phone from portrait mode one quarter turn to the right. The area where the buttons usually are will now be on the left edge of the screen. Look closely, do you still see the buttons??
     

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    Can you take a photo?
     
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    oh nooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Probably one of the reasons Samsung doesn't use on screen buttons on their amoled screens.
     
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    I hope this isn't true. It was definitely a big fear but I figured with the newer AMOLED technology, it wouldn't be as big an issue.

    It should be covered under the manufacturer warranty, though.

    $700 is way too much to spend on a phone that will have any kind of issue like that.

    Though, he must be using his phone ALOT to have burn in after two days.

    Maybe it's just ghosting. AMOLED does that too.
     
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    Well this is horrifying news...
     
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    Is ghosting just pre-burn.
     
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    Ghosting is just a bit of residual icon left. It disappears after a couple seconds.
     
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    I'm not sure how nexus 6 works but on my S4 we have this horrendous purple mix when a black background moves (icons, scrolling etc)
    What I use to fix it is screen adjuster. I put all the colors on +5 and altered the contrast a tiny bit an viola no more ugly purple trail.

    Maybe it might help the screen burn?
     
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    Took the N6 back. Got a Note 4. The N6 screen just doesn't compare to this Samsung
     
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    Note 4 is just as prone to ghosting and burn in as the Nexus 6. Same screen technology.

    Though I have heard it's generally more colorful and crisper.
     
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    Note 4 doesn't have on screen buttons
     
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    True, but any image displayed on screen for too long is subject to burn in. My status bar was burned in on my Galaxy S2.

    Burn in and color degradation are the major flaws with any AMOLED screen.
     
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    I've decided I prefer LCD. My G2 and 1520 screens were awesome.
     
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    This is troubling news if accurate. My Gnex has the battery icon burned in the center of the screen from charging the phone. My Gnex is 3 years old, and I was hoping amoled displays were "better" now.
     
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    lol i have the same thing burned into my galaxy nexus
     
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    I can't see the buttons but I can see where the black bar that contains the buttons is. Not a good sign.
     
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    This might be the one thing that pushes me into getting the Note 4. If the on screen buttons are already burning in for some people, then the Nexus is probably a no-go for me. I really wanted this phone too, but burn-in on a $700 device completely ruins the experience for me.
     
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    Looking at XDA, people are having a bunch of problems with Note 4 screens, too. Some have exchanged 3-4 times already.

    Not interested in the Samsung kool-aid, honestly.
     
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    I've had both, the N6 and Note 4. I prefer the Note. No kool-aid drinking required.
     
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    In just saying the grass isn't greener, so to speak. I hate Touchwiz, but if that's your bag, it's cool.

    Personally, I'd go back to a budget Android before I buy a Samsung. I've always had bad luck with their phones. My 61" DLP is still kicking ass though.
     
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    I currently have both in my possession. Side by side, there is no real comparison for me. I REALLY REALLY REALLY wanted to like the N6 more. I was biased when I started because I'm a Verizon customer and a Nexus is a unicorn for me. But after having both in my hands in my "real" world (notice my real world is not YOUR real world), the Note 4 wins in almost every category. Yes I am not a fan of Touchwiz but even with that, the Note 4 wins. It wins in battery life, screen, the fit of my hand, camera and the list goes on and on. The screen burn in here, I didn't notice until after I contacted Moto this morning to set up sending back the N6. That continues to confirm my choice. The only things that I can say that the N6 has as an advantage are build quality, I hate plastic backs, and Lollipop. I'm honestly not even a real fan of vanilla. I think the Moto X and Droid Turbo have the struck a good balance of vanilla with features.

    I had the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. That was an AWFUL experience too. I blamed Samsung. I swore off Samsung because their radios were AWFUL. I attributed the 6 hour battery life to that. Maybe Samsung is worth another look.
     
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    I'm not a Touchwiz fan, but I can't see myself buying a phone AGAIN that potentially burns in even faster than my Galaxy Nexus did. I'm going to give it some time to see how this pans put before making my decision.
     
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    I totally get it. I'd like the ability to hold each side by side myself. This will be my first "flagship" smartphone. In fact, I use my tablet for most mobile work, and even buying something this extravagant is overkill for me. That alone makes the extra $100 for nearly-identical specs out of the question.

    If I have problems with screen burn-in right off the bat, I'll be crushed. But that's what warranties are for. I'm still willing to bet these will be isolated incidents, likely reported by people who can't put their phones down. (not meant in a derogatory manner, I'm on my Nexus 7 for hours a day) I'm hoping my usage patterns will net me a year or more before I see any problems. I'll be sure to report anything I find to the community though once I get my grubby hands on it. UPS says it will be in tomorrow. (fingers crossed)
     
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