TECH NEWS – OLED technology loses quality when exposed to extreme conditions, but the Nintendo Switch’s OLED parameters in this area seem to be very good.
It’s not an exaggeration to say that the OLED display on the Nintendo Switch has surprised the gaming community. Its main novelties were the larger screen and the ability to display more vivid colours; then, we didn’t have to wait long to learn about aspects such as the technology used or the importance of the sticky screen protector. Now that the machine had established itself on the market, one user put the console to the test in a slightly extreme situation.
The screen life was tested with a picture from Zelda: Breath of the Wild – for 1800 hours!
WULFF DEN dared to leave a still image of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on for 1800 hours, which equates to 75 days of continuous screen time. For some OLED screens, this would lead to a degradation in image quality and thus frustrate the player’s experience, but for Nintendo, this does not seem to be the case. As you can see in the video below, the OLED display on the Nintendo Switch shows little change after exposure to uninterrupted still images.
Clearly, this experiment has taken its toll on the console to some extent. While there are no noticeable changes, the content creator notes that the white colour has faded slightly, and the bluish-white shows a slight greenish tint. In addition, the Nintendo Switch OLED has escaped significant defects such as screen burn-in marks that can occur after exposure to conditions such as those described above.
Therefore, the Nintendo Switch OLED proves the strength of its display not only with its brighter colours but also with its durability. It’s also worth noting that a gamer accidentally leaving the screen on for 75 days is, at the very least, a highly unlikely situation…