Apple iPhone X beats Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S7 Edge in display burn-in test

It takes nothing less that 510 hours for an iPhone X display to burn-in.

  • Published: January 5, 2018 4:37 PM IST

Long been sticking with LCD displays, Apple finally graduated to OLEDs with the iPhone X last year. Coincidentally, in the first shot, Apple (or rather Samsung) did pretty well, so as to make the iPhone X display the best in the world presently. Ironically, Samsung’s last year’s flagships were believed to sport the best screen in the world, until iPhone X was released.

However, what about screen burn-in? Is that something to worry about for iPhone X users? Well, it doesn’t seem like it. According to a recent display burn-in test conducted by Cetizens (via, which involved the iPhone X, the Galaxy S7 Edge, and the Galaxy Note 8, the former emerged the clear winner.

When the same image is shown on an OLED screen, for a long period of time, whether that be of a television, monitor or a smartphone, burn-in effects may set in. According to this test, the iPhone X’s burn-in effects turn permanent in 510 hours. In comparison, the Galaxy Note 8 takes 62 hours to show any signs of burn-in. However, it’s worth noting that once the effects set in, it’s much more distinct on the Galaxy Note 8 compared to the iPhone X. Apparently, the iPhone X was the first device to show signs of burn-in after 17 hours of constant use, but the image was barely noticeable while using the device.

Unless you use your iPhone X continuously for 510 hours, it would work just fine. Similarly, the Galaxy 7 Edge performed well, but still showed signs of visible burn-in sooner than the iPhone X. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 experienced the worst signs of burn-in by the end of the test.

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  • Published Date: January 5, 2018 4:37 PM IST