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    My Nexus One has Screen Burn In of Notification Bar

    Can everyone check their nexus one's? go to landscape view and in the browser go to google.com, and on the left of the screen check if you can see a faint imprint of the notification bar.

    sure enough i just checked and i can see my notification bar faintly. the phone is only 1 month old or so, maybe 2 at most. and i've always kept the screen on auto brightness except maybe a few times for 10 minutes i tried out other brightness settings. very disappointing, but since its normal use, i'm very curious to hear if other's have the same issue. i dont see how they cant if this happened from normal use...
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    OLED should have similar burn-in behavior as Plasma and CRT displays. It's all about uneven wear on the display phosphors, and generally worst at the very beginning. Modern plasma people usually run a varying slideshow of flat colors for first ~120 hours to break in all the display elements evenly ...

    Since TFT LCD doesn't have phosphors ...

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    my notification bar has been black since day one, i use FULL brightness at all times
    i just checked and no burn imprints or anything on white screens when in landscape

    i use my phone ALOT too.
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    I use my Nexus One for a lot of social networking. Intensively. I don't have signs of burn in on the screen. Yet. I will watch for it. My Nexus One is set to shut off the screen every 15 seconds or so if left untouched.
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    http://www.androlib.com/android.appl...roid-xCFx.aspx

    Try this app. Run it for 10-20 minutes. Then see if the burn in is still there.

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    I just checked mine and I have it slightly too.

    Instead of checking with your browser, use the flashlight app which turns your screen all white. The other three sides are crisp but the top is not.
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    yeah I can actually see the signal meter, 3g icon, and the M from the pm time clock. I'm not too upset about it though.

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    also you should install the app called dead pixel detect, it goes thru all the colors and shows very clearly the burn in. white and green are the worst.

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    yup, I ran that too.

    I don't necessarily see the icons that you're seeing but rather I see the gradient shading. Regardless of color, the gradient shading is there and won't go away.

    jscreenfix didn't help it either.

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    the way I see it It's not a big deal since that notification bar will be there all the time anyway.

    either the burn in only happens when the screen is brand new, and its now broken in and won't get worse. or it will keep getting worse at which point I might send it in for repair some day.

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    Wanted to give an update, it was April 30 when I noticed this problem. So since then I decided to rotate the screen to landscape every few minutes for about 30 seconds, just to help avoid that static image causing further image sticking.

    Would you believe it but now the burn in started happening on the landscape side! I couldn't believe it, less than 2 weeks, and with me being mindful of this issue. The conclusion is that this amoled screen is just not high quality.

    My understanding is that the nexus one amoled 3.7 inch screen is the only one available on the market right now, made only by Samsung with the pentile sub-pixel arrangement. Meaning there is no other choice in the amoled variety and that screen size. Of course regular lcd is an option, but amoled seems like the better choice for a high end device like the nexus one. My opinion is that amoled is just not ready yet.

    Google search brings up a lot of info about amoled has WORST image sticking than traditional screens due to each color degrading at different rates. A good PDF is found from a Google search, page 20, showing all kinds of info supporting this. So while I don't fault anybody necessarily, I am angry at the technology in general, early adopter and all that, yet Google and HTC should have known this. Yet view probably did know it, but tool it as an acceptable trade off for using the latest screen tech.

    The HTC incredible will prob have this same problem, except that phone comes with a black themed notification bar, those lucky fools.

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    Blame it on Samsung. They got a lot of phones using their AMOLED technology, including featurephones like the Samsung Jet.

    The 3.7 inch AMOLED screen on the Nexus One first appeared on the Samsung Omnia HD then the Omnia II. There maybe other phones that use it too, including the new Lenovo LePhone. Its also used on the new Galaxy A, and the Galaxy S has an even newer 4" screen. Samsung is the leading producer of OLED screens right now. They're even pushing this on TVs. The Samsung Galaxy, Galaxy Spica and Moment also come with AMOLED screens, although its only 3.2".

    The Nexus One isn't my first OLED screen phone. My first is a Nokia N85. I'm satisfied with the screen on that. I'm also satisfied on the screen on the Nexus One. I got an iPod Touch and a Droid Eris using traditional TFT LCD technologies to remind me how brilliant and deep the colors on the Nexus One AMOLED screen is. There is just no comparison in terms of color brilliance and saturation.

    I will agree that because of the pixelation on the AMOLED screen, the Motorola Droid's screen is actually sharper. The Droid has one kickass screen that makes it hard to look back on an iPhone 3GS. But if you put the Droid next to the Nexus One screen, sharper yes, but the colors and blacks are a duller. Yes. duller and its so seen on the naked eye.

    I don't have screen burn on my mine yet. Heck I don't have screen burn even on my Nokia N85. So the burn in maybe be left to chance in terms of batches, like all electronic components do. So its a trade off. A good trade off for the screen brilliance and saturation.

    And there is another side benefit. My Droid Eris with a 3.2" TFT screen with only a 528MHz CPU and 288mb of RAM depletes its battery faster than the Nexus One, even though I fitted a 1500mah battery on the Droid Eris while my Nexus One has a 1400Mah battery. The difference lies in the power consumption of the AMOLED screen. I already figured out some time ago to set apps with dark background themes.

    All technologies have their drawbacks. I'm told not to use plasma HDTVs on games for example, despite the color saturation because plasma HDTVs are more susceptible to screen burn in.

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    I have had mine for just about two weeks now and have not had this problem at all, my screen is fine, I hope this is just a random problem but if it does happen well I will just live with it because there is nothing out there that I even want right now except this phone.
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    i cant help but think that ALL nexus ones have this problem, and people just havnet noticed yet or looked hard enough. there are some people who even sent their nexus in for repair, HTC replaced the new screen, and then it happened on the replacement as well. so i dont think its a bad batch, i think its inherent of all nexus ones amoled screen.

    of course if you rooted and changed your notification bar color, then you will never see this issue. this is only for people who have been using the stock notification bar color.

    the scary part is how FAST this happens. took my screen 2 weeks. think about that!

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    i cant help but think that ALL nexus ones have this problem, and people just havnet noticed yet or looked hard enough. there are some people who even sent their nexus in for repair, HTC replaced the new screen, and then it happened on the replacement as well. so i dont think its a bad batch, i think its inherent of all nexus ones amoled screen.

    of course if you rooted and changed your notification bar color, then you will never see this issue. this is only for people who have been using the stock notification bar color.

    the scary part is how FAST this happens. took my screen 2 weeks. think about that!

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