A new video from Cetizen on YouTube compares the iPhone X’s display to that of the S7 Edge and the Note 8. They test to see at what point the screen will receive a burnt-in image from leaving the display on too long, which was a worry that some people had before picking up the iPhone X.

For the test, they took each phone, set it to maximum brightness, and started a timer, checking at regular intervals over the course of several days. The test was run for a total of 510 hours, and it is clear that in the end, the iPhone X held up the best.

That said, the test makes it difficult to clearly quantify the results, as each phone was showing different symptoms at different times.

For instance, the iPhone X showed extremely minor symptoms after 17 hours, though it wouldn’t be noticeable to the naked eye.

It is best to see the results and judge for yourself to see how well the iPhone stood up.

Here is the the iPhone X and the Edge after 84 hours of the test.

It appears the Edge has more significant damage, even at this early stage.

As the test continues, so does this trend. Here are the three phones after 254 hours, with the iPhone in the middle.

Next point is at 374 hours, where you can see that the iPhone X isn’t unscathed, though holding up quite well comparatively.

Lastly, we have the final shot at the end of the test, 510 hours.

The iPhone clearly has some marks, and discoloration, but not nearly to the likes of the Note and the Edge.

It is interesting to note, that Samsung is a manufacturer of the iPhone X’s display. So even though they make the displays for all three phones, the iPhone was able to outperform their own.

This is most likely to do with the fact Apple has much higher specifications and requirements for their display’s color management than Samsung does.

What do you think of the test results? Let us know down below.

  • :D

    I’ve never seen a phone screen with a burned image

    • bigkool2

      Me either, TV, yes, phones and computers, no..

    • Andrew O’Hara

      That is because most phones utilize LED displays, which don’t much suffer from burn-in. Plasma TVs suffered from it horrifically which you referred to. Now, we do see some of this with OLED displays in TVs and other devices. As more phones have moved to OLED, it was a concern many had. It very much is a concern for some phones, especially cheaper phones that don’t utilize high quality displays.

    • Galaxy Life

      I’ve gone through S6 edge, S7 edge and now S8 and none was ever affected.

      • Andrew O’Hara

        This isn’t something that happens with normal day-to-day use. If it was, it would be a BIG issue. Point is, screen burn-in can happen with OLED displays at some point, and this test shows that. It eventually can happen, and a more resilient screen is better. This compares them, and shows how the iPhone X display is more durable.

      • Actually screen burn in affected a HUGE amount of Samsung phones a few years back and they had to make several software changes to try and prevent it. Since then the amount of incidents has dropped off dramatically but there are still many reports to this day of screen burn in (even among the newest generations). The Pixel II also came under pretty heavy fire after wide spread reports of screen burn in started to occur within 1 week of being available for sale.

        So I think it is a big issue and it’s nice to know that the iPhone X appears to be more resilient than other phones in this regard.

  • Charlie

    This kind of test will put a lot of people’s mind to ease about OLED burn in

    • askep3

      Especially considering even 17 hours was unnoticeable, and nobody leaves their screen even on for that long, let alone static on full brightness

  • Kuba

    Wallpaper from the first picture is beautiful! Can someone provide a link to it?