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Auto-Brightness vs manual setting - What do you use?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mi_canuck, Feb 13, 2010.

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Auto-Brightness vs manual setting - What do you use?

Poll closed Feb 27, 2010.
  1. I use Auto-Brightness, it provides me better battery life for my usage

    12 vote(s)
    36.4%
  2. I set my brightness manually, to X %, as that rovides me with best battery life

    21 vote(s)
    63.6%
  1. mi_canuck

    mi_canuck Well-Known Member
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    Auto-Brightness vs Manual setting - What do you use?

    For anyone having done any extensive comparisons - what have you concluded? Better battery life with auto-brightness ON, or with setting the brightness manually to something <20% ?

    If you do set manual brightness, share approx what % of full brightness your are using.




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  2. martinl1030

    martinl1030 Member
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    my brightness is like right at 20%. i had it on auto but switched because it would always go bright then dim when i was using it and i got annoyed. battery's pretty good for me after a day's use i still have like 50ish% of the battery left but that's probly because im only using 2g data on att and i have 3g turned off.
     
  3. Lucifer

    Lucifer Active Member
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    I use minimum brightness with Quick Settings. Outside during day, auto.
    Minimum saves battery.
     
  4. grainysand

    grainysand Well-Known Member
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    Minimum except in daylight also, because anything above minimum's too bright for me.
     
  5. hllwyh

    hllwyh Active Member
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    AUTO:

    I keep my N1 plugged most of the time which allows me to leave things running. I have a dock at home, a car charger and then a AC charger at work. If traveling I have the USB cord and a AC. So for me auto works, but if I was taking a hike or something, then I would set things up manually.
     
  6. idiotekniQues

    idiotekniQues Well-Known Member
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    brightness profiles on my main home screen ftw.
     
  7. bluehaze013

    bluehaze013 Well-Known Member
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    I always set it manually with the powerbar because the auto brightness really sucks on this phone LOL. I use the middle setting inside and the highest setting outside.
     
  8. MartinS

    MartinS Well-Known Member
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    This.
     
  9. Fatal Exception

    Fatal Exception Well-Known Member
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    Medium, because it looks awesome. Auto brightness annoys me when the screen changes.
     
  10. Foo (AZ)

    Foo (AZ) Well-Known Member
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    I have to agree, the auto adjustment really does suck on this phone. Like Martin's, mine would fluctuate while using it which was extremely annoying. It would also dim to a minimum while outdoors to the point that I couldn't read the display.

    With that being said, I have mine set around 25% and leave it there.
     
  11. idiotekniQues

    idiotekniQues Well-Known Member
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    i use mine at 13% most of the time. it's good for indoors and in places like subway cars and platforms or inside stores. my battery life is still suspect.

    brightness profiles is a great app - when i go outdoors in direct sunlight i tap it and pick a 90% setting, if its not direct sunlight but outdoors ill just tap the 50% one.
     
  12. adamlovesu

    adamlovesu Well-Known Member
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    i always use auto with all my phones.
    whats the point of wasting my time manually doing it....
     
  13. AnotherFatalEpic

    AnotherFatalEpic Well-Known Member
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    Because with this phone the brightness goes up and down like crazy. If anything, the Power Bar is great, dim, medium, and brightest is all you'll ever need. Plus, with the Power Bar you get all your multivitamins and nutrients.
     
  14. AnotherFatalEpic

    AnotherFatalEpic Well-Known Member
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    Did I mention, fiber?
     
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