Google is trying to prevent Pixel 2 display burn-in with a light navigation bar

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Screen burn-in is one of the unfortunate realities of OLED. Manufacturers are well-aware of this shortcoming, and yet, at this point at least, there is not much that can be done to completely prevent it hardware-wise. However, there’s always the option of mitigating the issue through software, and that’s exactly what Google is trying to do for its Pixel lineup of smartphones.

One of the biggest culprits for screen burn-in on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, as well as last year’s models, is the persistent navigation bar …


iPhone X OLED display burn-in: what's the danger and how to avoid it

Screen burn-in – even if you’re not familiar with this age-old display issue, it clearly sounds like something you don’t want your smartphone to suffer by. It is a problem that has been getting a lot of attention recently due to it affecting the Google Pixel 2 XL according to multiple reports, but it has the potential to manifest itself on just about any phone with an OLED display. This includes the iPhone X. Yes, even Apple’s 1000$ marvel is not immune to screen burn-in, as its maker openly confirms. But what is screen burn-in exactly, and should iPhone X owners be worried …

Apple posts support page for iPhone X that advises how to reduce chances of burn-in on the screen

Apple has posted a support page about the Super Retina Display employed on the just launched Apple iPhone X. Among the topics is the OLED panel used on the phone. The iPhone X is the first iPhone ever to ditch LCD for OLED, and Apple felt it was appropriate to inform those who purchased the device what to expect from the screen. For example, Apple notes that if you look at an OLED display off-angle, you might notice shifts in color and hue. As Apple points out, “this is a characteristic of OLED and is normal behavior.”

Apple also cautions iPhone X users that over the long term, the OLED …

Samsung Galaxy S8 burn-in issue is limited to a single phone so far

A few days ago, we told you that to avoid burn-in on the Super AMOLED screens used on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+, Samsung has the virtual home button move around a very small distance. This allows the pixels that were being used to turn off while lighting up a fresh group. This is done to supposedly prevent any burn-in issue. Or does it? On a South Korean social media website, a Samsung Galaxy S8 owner uploaded a photo that allegedly showed that his screen was affected by burn-in on the lower part of the glass near the virtual home button. Samsung responded by saying that it has …