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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by JohnnyBravo1000, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. JohnnyBravo1000

    JohnnyBravo1000 Well-Known Member
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    Just a few questions about the brightness on the Desire.

    What is the default brightness?

    What brightness setting do you use?

    Do you use auto brightness?
     

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  2. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member
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    I use a screen brightness widget from the market and set it to 3 out of 5. Auto brightness off. if i'm out on a sunny day, I have to set it to 5 though.
     
  3. jay_kay

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    I think default is auto.

    I used to switch regularly to suit my location but now I just set to auto as a lot easier and seems as good if not slightly better on the battery. probably cos I am not prodding buttons every 5 mins :D
     
  4. nacatomi

    nacatomi Well-Known Member
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    I use auto brightness and I find it fine in most situations and doesnt seem to affect battery life. The only times I struggle to see the screen clearly it would be exactly the same on any other phone i.e direct reflected sunlight.
     
  5. JohnnyBravo1000

    JohnnyBravo1000 Well-Known Member
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    I may start using auto brightness, I haven't used it yet.
     
  6. zafonic

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    I find auto brightness to be good in most situations, and always keep it on auto even when I am in direct sunlight.
     
  7. Casual Pete

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    I use the power control widget on the middle setting indoors and the highest setting when outside.
     
  8. CarsnGadgets

    CarsnGadgets Well-Known Member
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    I use auto brightness
     
  9. The Stranger

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    I've started using auto this week, battery usage doesn't seem affected. Seems ok in sunlight.
     
  10. Mushhushshu

    Mushhushshu Well-Known Member
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    Also use auto brightness, never had any issues with it.
     
  11. Geck0

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    I use the extended controls widget to set my brightness. If I'm inside the green bar below the brightness icon is off (0% I think) and if I'm outside I tap it once or twice (60% or 100%) depending on how bright it is. 3 taps and I have all the brightness levles I need.
     
  12. Phenomenological

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    I use auto. Works pretty well most of the time. You can see it working if you sit outside and cover the light sensor to varying degrees.
     
  13. kboya

    kboya Well-Known Member
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    auto also, although i tried playing manually and it was not a big improvement. Biggest tip? in strong sunlight, take off/look around your sunglasses, that helps loads!!
     
  14. Phenomenological

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    Most modern sunglasses polarise incoming light. AMOLED screens, like LCD displays, output polarised light waves. So the filters in the sunglasses will block the light emitted by the screen, unless the phone is at or near to an angle that allows the light to pass through the filter.
     
  15. Si Pie

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    It stays on auto unless I really can't see the screen very well, in which case I use the power control widget to turn brightness to full.

    I then turn it back to auto through an app/widget called auto bright, useful for one click operation.
     
  16. g4rvd4

    g4rvd4 Well-Known Member
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    Auto brightness works really well...
     
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