Screen Burn WARNING and suggestion please

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Re: Screen Burn WARNING and suggestion please

Postby RTExpress » Mon May 19, 2014 2:33 pm

wibblyw wrote:I don't see this as a Waze probem per-se. ...


Agreed. I'm not blaming Waze and its functionality -- just putting it out there that this is happening for some screens, and it might be nice to have some options in the app to help reduce this.

This is also the first always-on-for-long-periods app that I've used. I'm sure I would see the same for any app that's on for long periods with static display elements.
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Re: Screen Burn WARNING and suggestion please

Postby stevebor1 » Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:08 am

I have a Nokia Lumia 1020 and use my Waze 30 min each way to work and home. I now have screen burn-in from using waze :(

They should hide anything consistently showing on the screen.
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Re: Screen Burn WARNING and suggestion please

Postby stevebor1 » Thu Jul 10, 2014 4:49 pm

Agreed that this is not Waze's fault, but knowing that there are issues with this screen type and knowing the typical use case (App stays on screen for long periods), waze should offer additional solutions, like periodically moving, hiding, or changing the colors used on persistent images.
At a minimum, there should be a warning, if not already there.
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Re: Screen Burn WARNING and suggestion please

Postby Tiziano0506 » Sun Jul 13, 2014 7:20 am

Same problem on lumia 820, start use Waze on october 2013!


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Re: Screen Burn WARNING and suggestion please

Postby vloris » Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:43 pm

This shouldn't happen to any phone or any screen, doesn't matter how you use it.
The fact even that Samsung is willing to fix it shows it's not normal behavior for a phone to get these kinds of burns.
So, I don't see why Waze should change it's screen-layout into something less readable just for a defect in your (specific) phone.
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Re: Screen Burn WARNING and suggestion please

Postby wibblyw » Tue May 06, 2014 10:29 am

zestybonanza wrote:The S4 has an AMOLED screen which is different than LCD or LED and thus prone to burn-in.


Yes, the combination of high temperature (exposed to the sun in front of the car), high brightness (so you can see it in sunny weather in the front of your car), on for long periods of time (hrs on whilst on the road), and some static screen elements are all potentially bad news for an OLED screen. As this use case is a big part of how I use my phone, it's the one reason I've so far resisted any phone with an OLED/AMOLED screen, despite the benefits of it in other respects. I don't want to mess with having to "manage" protecting the screen from burning.

Some folk don't seem to have a problem with OLED screen burn these days (maybe they live in cooler climates with less sun?), so it's a case of if you want to take that chance, and guessing if screen burn will be covered by the warranty - let alone what happens after the warranty period expires. New screens aren't cheap. Otherwise just stick to phones with LCD displays...
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Re: Screen Burn WARNING and suggestion please

Postby wibblyw » Mon May 19, 2014 2:08 pm

I don't see this as a Waze probem per-se.

ANY app that leaves static screen elements will cause this problem with this kind of screen. It's just that navigation apps tend to be used for long time periods with the screen at high brightness making the burning happen quicker and more obviously.

To me it's not Waze that should warn you of this, it's the phone's manufacturer!! It's the screen technology THEY choose to use that creates this kind of problem. If there are certain types of app or use cases that cause this hardware degradation, then it's a poor choice of hardware for this kind of application... and they should tell you...
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Re: Screen Burn WARNING and suggestion please

Postby wibblyw » Mon May 19, 2014 2:58 pm

I remain unimpressed by AMOLED tech (for now). In the earlier days even the standard Android status bar (being a static element) would lead to burn-in in this area. As I recall Samsung changed the colours used in the status bar to lessen this affect in later iterations of their phones. All a bit "tail wagging the dog" - trying to find work-arounds because the technology can't quite cope with delivering the standard Android design approach - if you see what I mean...

And as I recall the AMOLED colours degrade over time at different rates Blue, Green, and then Red too - so the software in the phones has to drive the fading colours proportionately harder over time to maintain overall colours correctly.

But Samsung have the lion's share of the Android market and have produced millions of AMOLED screens, so it can't all be bad. ;-)
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Screen Burn WARNING and suggestion please

Postby William516 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:55 am

My new Note 2 has suffered damage from using the waze app for navigation. Please watch the use of waze on a phone and also turn down the screen brightness. I would suggest that waze please allow the user to customize the transparency of the icons for menus or get rid of the dark background around the icons. Maybe just some text with no background.

I would just ask that somehow this be addressed before more people fall victim to this problem. I have contacted Samsung who has agreed to fix the phone or replace it. It has only been used for 5 months or less.

It is surely Waze that caused the screen problem because the burn is in the exact spots of the speed, menu, and direction icons. It is on the most and is the best app on the phone. I use it every day.

Please give us this option, I love Waze and use it all the time. I hope to be able to continue to use the app with options that will reduce the effect of screenburn.

Thankyou

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Re: Screen Burn WARNING and suggestion please

Postby zestybonanza » Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:08 am

I had screen burn-in on my Galaxy S4. I posted a reply on https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.ph ... 21#p764821

The S4 has an AMOLED screen which is different than LCD or LED and thus prone to burn-in.

It would be nice if Waze can customize the color and position of objects, or have the objects swap positions from top to bottom to prevent burn-in. Also it would be great if the Waze app can go full screen so the Android status bar at the top doesn't get burned-in.
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