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Burn-in test pits iPhone X against Samsung devices in 21-day marathon

When Apple announced the iPhone X, your first screen smartphone OLED, the overall reception was positive this panel technology, after all, brings sharper contrasts and good battery economy, among other advantages. However, a concern has surrounded the (future) users of the new device: the propensity of OLED screens to burn inor, in good English, marks that may be permanently etched on displays if they display a still image for an extended period of time.

Apple, in the announcement of the iPhone X, stated that its OLED screens and smartphone software itself bring special technologies to lessen the incidence of unwanted phenomena, but was the talk pure marketing or did Ma really try to alleviate the problem?

To remedy this question, the South Korean website Cetizen tested to the extreme: put the iPhone X against two Galaxy devices of Samsung, O S7 edge it's the Note8 (both of course also with OLED screens) and analyzed the behavior of the three competitors in a 510 hour marathon (over 21 days!) displaying the same static image on their panels.

Surprisingly, Ma's competitor was the first to show signs of burn in, with an almost imperceptible mark on the screen emerging after 17 hours. Most surprisingly, however, it was noticeable that this mark did not become clearer subsequently the same level of (almost in) visibility remained the same until the end of the test, and the iPhone X hit the finish line as the best performing smartphone overall. .

Burn-in test: iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and Note 8

Note8 started showing s marks after 62 hours, but the burn in It was significantly more visible and was getting worse over the days. Already the S7 edge did very well for a phone almost two years old: at the end of the marathon, the device had marks just a little more noticeable than those of the iPhone X.

It is good to note that the three devices performed the tests with their screens set to maximum brightness, with any light temperature compensation features (such as Apple's TrueTone technology) turned off.

In the end, even though the iPhone X has done a little better than Samsung's devices and has given up on Apple's promises to cut back on burn ingood to remember that the new smartphone from Ma in the immune It is the phenomenon and therefore you should take the usual care to avoid it ie prevent the same still image from being displayed on the screen for a long time. Here's the tip!

via BGR