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Auto-brightness vs low brightness?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Deleted User, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest
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    I generally use auto-brightness because I figured it would be easier on battery because the screen is no brighter than it needs to be.

    But I have now been wondering if the sensor itself, constantly checking brightness levels, ends up using just as much battery?
    I do also have a slight issue where under certain lighting, the sensor seems to struggle to gauge brightness and keeps lightening and darkening.

    So if I used the power widget and put the brightness on it's lowest setting (which at this moment in time is slightly brighter than it is being set by auto-brightness) would that use any more or any less than auto?
     



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  2. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    Low brightness is always better than auto brightness


    Edit-the widget low setting isn't truly low. Go into your display settings and change it there.
     
  3. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest
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    Yea I found I can do with the brightness a fair bit lower than the power widget sets it.
    Hmm, anyone know of an app that can put a brightness control slider into the notification pull-down?
     
  4. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    I would be very surprised of there wasnt a root option for it like so [​IMG]

    My pull down menu on my EVO 4G lte
     
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