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  1. Blacklac's Avatar
    I've had it for a few months and my phone is only ~1yr old. In portrait mode, there are icon burnt in from like 6tag or any app that uses the 3 circle icon at the bottom. I don't even keep my display on long, as I'm aware burn in can be an issue. I can only see it on a white screen, so its not too bad.

    Just curious though, is it common or did I get unlucky.

    Open a fresh browser and turn your phone to landscape. Do you see burnt in images/icons on the side the charging port is located?
    07-13-2014 12:07 PM
  2. Jazmac's Avatar
    Burn in from what? How? Unless your phone was made at the Walmart factory, burn in occurs when he same image lingers for hours at a time. Does your phone never go black?
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    07-13-2014 12:21 PM
  3. Blacklac's Avatar
    Burn in from what? How? Unless your phone was made at the Walmart factory, burn in occurs when he same image lingers for hours at a time. Does your phone never go black?
    So you just read the headline and not the rest? Lol
    07-13-2014 12:29 PM
  4. Blacklac's Avatar




    It's actually more visible in person. Hard to get a good picture with my phone.
    07-13-2014 12:38 PM
  5. xandros9's Avatar
    I've heard of it before and I fear its more common than it may seem, (could just be my sort of minor paranoia for these kinds of things) I don't have a phone with the AMOLED tech the 1020 and most other flagships have, (920 with an LCD) so I can't see for myself.

    EDIT: wow, thanks for the photos! Its these things that makes me reluctant to pick up an AMOLED phone.
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    07-13-2014 12:38 PM
  6. Wam1q's Avatar
    07-13-2014 01:02 PM
  7. Wam1q's Avatar
    I've heard of it before and I fear its more common than it may seem, (could just be my sort of minor paranoia for these kinds of things) I don't have a phone with the AMOLED tech the 1020 and most other flagships have, (920 with an LCD) so I can't see for myself.

    EDIT: wow, thanks for the photos! Its these things that makes me reluctant to pick up an AMOLED phone.
    I have a 1020 with an AMOLED screen. All I do to prevent burn-ins is switching between light/dark theme and a few accent colour combinations every week. I also change my start screen config from time to time... And whenever I take a photo, people are just like, wow! the colours are so vibrant. And I have glance, too, and it consumes just a fraction of the battery as compared to an LCD. Having an AMOLED screen is not that bad...
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    07-13-2014 01:14 PM
  8. Blacklac's Avatar
    That's a good point about switching from light to dark themes. I always use dark and those burnt in icons are bright white. I knew bright white could potentially damage the screen. I just hate how the home screen looks with the light theme. :(

    It's sad though, because I'm well aware of burn in. It's not like I left my screen on for hours at a time, even. I think my screen timeout is 3 minutes... But those icon placements are nearly universal, which just means more time it could burn in.
    07-13-2014 01:20 PM
  9. Jazmac's Avatar
    So you just read the headline and not the rest? Lol
    Dang. I sure didn't. Where are my manors? lol :) To answer the question after fully reading it...no I can't say I've seen this happen on any of the devices I own. I'll ask my son, the expert in the house if he's seen or heard of it. (He runs a blog on this stuff)
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    07-13-2014 01:30 PM
  10. Wam1q's Avatar
    That's a good point about switching from light to dark themes. I always use dark and those burnt in icons are bright white. I knew bright white could potentially damage the screen. I just hate how the home screen looks with the light theme. :(

    It's sad though, because I'm well aware of burn in. It's not like I left my screen on for hours at a time, even. I think my screen timeout is 3 minutes... But those icon placements are nearly universal, which just means more time it could burn in.
    Tried the app? Well, another suggestion is reduce your screen timeout to 30 s or 1 min.
    07-13-2014 01:44 PM
  11. Blacklac's Avatar
    Tried the app? Well, another suggestion is reduce your screen timeout to 30 s or 1 min.
    I haven't yet. Its just a camera now. Haha. That's why I not overly concerned. I will try that App in a few days, I'm going to use that phone again when I go on vacation. I don't have Wifi at the moment.
    07-13-2014 01:53 PM
  12. belodion's Avatar
    I've seen shockingly bad screen burn on store demo phones, but they're switched on all the time at maximum brightness, often with static images. No trace of burn on my 1020 but it's only two months old, though I've heard of it appearing that soon from another user. Perhaps yours was heavily used before you bought it.

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    07-13-2014 07:00 PM
  13. Blacklac's Avatar
    Mine was brand new from Amazon Wireless/AT&T. :/
    07-13-2014 07:46 PM
  14. boovish's Avatar
    My second Lumia 822 showed very faint signs of the tiles burnt in. Luckily the buttons were malfunctioning so I got it replaced.
    07-13-2014 08:09 PM
  15. belodion's Avatar
    Mine was brand new from Amazon Wireless/AT&T. :/
    (The first sentence of your thread starter gave me the impression phone had been owned before you bought. Sorry.)

    Posted via Windows Phone Central App
    07-14-2014 03:37 AM
  16. Karthik Naik's Avatar
    never happened to me on my 720 and my 820
    07-14-2014 01:46 PM
  17. Moiz Mian's Avatar
    Mine was brand new from Amazon Wireless/AT&T. :/
    I also have had an ATT refurbished 1020 for about 8 months now, and I don't have any burn in, but like others have stated, i've seen really bad burn in on demo units, it seems possible that they sold you a demo unit if yours is pretty new. In any case, you should try the app that someone stated above. That looks like it could help!
    07-14-2014 01:57 PM
  18. RobinPaul's Avatar
    http://i.imgur.com/BUdsy9v.jpg

    ​what image is that could you share it?

    It's actually more visible in person. Hard to get a good picture with my phone.
    07-14-2014 03:08 PM
  19. AV2RY's Avatar
    I have them also including three dots . 7 circles. WhatsApps Send-Attach-Smiles three strongly visible. I use WhatsApp alot, and always have had dark theme. As someone mentioned above white theme looks horrible on Start screen. I have 928 btw
    07-14-2014 03:22 PM
  20. cbreze's Avatar
    So AMOLED is more of an issue? I use a night clock at low intensity all night since release day of my icon. No issues. Not concerned about it.
    07-14-2014 04:33 PM
  21. Ashalinia's Avatar
    No burn-in on my 1020, but I'm always changing my wallpaper, Start background, and theme color as well as leaving the phone to turn the screen off after 1 minute.

    I get bored with my background in a matter of days though. :P
    07-14-2014 05:01 PM
  22. SSgt Bruskowiz's Avatar
    I dont know how it is with the waranty were you live ..............overhere its two years.
    So i would take my chanches with Nokia services
    07-14-2014 05:42 PM
  23. Blacklac's Avatar
    Well, I tried that App "Wipe" and it didn't seem to help. Oh well.

    I'll see what the warranty is. Like I said, I'm not overly concerned, as I'm keeping the device as a camera. I use a 1520 as my phone, now. I'm just curious how other 1020's faired. I may think twice about another AMOLED for a few years.
    07-14-2014 06:17 PM
  24. Turanga06's Avatar
    :o I never noticed that until now! Now I'm annoyed! I'm trying the "Wipe" app and hoping this could "repair" my screen. I have a L1020 with 8 months old.
    07-14-2014 07:12 PM
  25. SSgt Bruskowiz's Avatar
    How can software fix things what is physical broken or defective.....
    07-14-2014 07:19 PM
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