Gizmodo Article: Auto Screen Brightness

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Do you use auto-brightness?

  1. Yes

    8 vote(s)
    32.0%
  2. No

    17 vote(s)
    68.0%
  1. dragonzsoul

    dragonzsoul Well-Known Member
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  2. saps

    saps Well-Known Member
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    I don't mine is all the way down. Unless its high noon and sunny outdoors, all the way down is good for me and my eyes
     
  3. Moonfire

    Moonfire Well-Known Member
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    Yep, mine's always turned down all the way. I'm indoors 99% of the time, anyways, and 0% is still rather bright. Wouldn't mind if it went even further - though I vaguely recall something about Voodoo eventually doing just that.
     
  4. jgscott987

    jgscott987 Well-Known Member
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    I leave mine set at 50%, which works fine almost all the time. I have a widget so that I can kick it up to 100% in a pinch, but otherwise I leave it at 50%. I liked the concept of auto-brightness, but had two deal-breaker problems:

    1. The sensor seemed to get fooled by fluorescent lighting, which I have both at home and at work. I could leave my Incredible lying on a table and the screen brightness would oscillate considerably all by itself.

    2. When holding the phone in landscape mode, the light sensor is under your left thumb/palm, resulting in an overly bright screen whenever you turn the phone to landscape.
     
  5. No_u

    No_u Well-Known Member
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    I don't think this matters all that much, only if you have your phone screen on all day...

    I have mine on full brightness for AMOLED sexiness, but I always had it on the auto brightness setting, might put it back soon.
     
  6. Tangent

    Tangent Well-Known Member
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    Mine's on auto most of the time, but I have a widget handy for times I need to crank it up to 100% or down to almost nothing.

    No it doesn't dammit. Quit calling every scandal whatevergate you unimaginative puds.
     
  7. I don't use it, I have mine set to the lowest setting and adjust it manually if I'm outside on a sunny day.
     
  8. eyebeam

    eyebeam Well-Known Member
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    Nope, don't use auto-brightness. It sucked bad on my Hero. 1/3 bright seems great to me in all but the brightest situations.
     
  9. SlowRain

    SlowRain Well-Known Member
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    I set mine all the way down, and then adjust accordingly if I need to.
     
  10. Demache

    Demache Well-Known Member
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    Oh god, auto-brightness is horrible. It wasn't good on my iPod Touch 2G, and it wasn't much better on my Eris. I just have a widget that turns it on full bright, and entirely dimmed, depending on the current lighting.
     
  11. jroc

    jroc Well-Known Member
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    No auto for me too. 40% or less indoors, widget to put it to 100% outside.

    Just checking now....its been on 100% for some time and I didnt know...lol So I might have to say I leave it at 100% all the time too...
     
  12. BORIStheBLADE

    BORIStheBLADE Well-Known Member
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    IF.... auto brightness worked a little better I would use it. Early in the morning its still too bright for me so I don't use it anymore.
     
  13. OMJ

    OMJ Bazinga
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    I use auto brightness. I am outside enough that its worth while for me.
     
  14. AndroidSPCS

    AndroidSPCS Well-Known Member
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    I use auto-brightness. Plus I can use the stock Android widget to adjust screen brightness to low, auto, max, if needed. Plus my Epic has Touchwiz which allows easy swipe to adjust brightness.
     
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