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colors washing out in direct sunlight? anyone else?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by JimKnuckles, Oct 18, 2014.

  1. JimKnuckles

    JimKnuckles Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    When having auto brightness on, in direct sunlight the colors on the screen wash out. I'm not sure if this is by design to make the screen easier to see? Or if it's a bug.

    Anyone else's screen doing this?

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  2. Damar1979

    Damar1979 Android Enthusiast

    I think it's to make the screen easier to see. I noticed it the other day as I was walking in direct sunlight it became lighter than I was accustomed to. But when I walked into an area that sunlight wasn't present, it went back to its original state. I like it
  3. Teegunn

    Teegunn Android Expert

    One review I saw mentioned that they do this on purpose if you are on auto-brightness. Of course auto-brightness will go as high as 750 nits, so that is probably why things are washed out. Making an educated guess here as I don't have the N4 yet.
  4. Joshuah22a

    Joshuah22a Android Enthusiast

    I noticed this today I was like what the hell. My note 3 didn't do this.. isn't that much of an issue though
  5. JimKnuckles

    JimKnuckles Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    if its on purpose, I dont really deem it necessary. I would think there would be some kind of option to turn that off, although i haven't looked through the display settings in detail yet.

    I'm surprised this wasnt mentioned in all of the reviews I watched...
  6. Teegunn

    Teegunn Android Expert

    It was mentioned in at least one review I read. However, without seeing it in person, I don't know how "bad" the issue is.
  7. ceabbott2

    ceabbott2 Well-Known Member


    I read about that in two separate articles but I don't own a note 4 so I don't know what it looks like.
  8. Muneco

    Muneco Newbie

    It's normal. Mine does it too. It's actually better if you ask me.
  9. JimKnuckles

    JimKnuckles Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Okay... Was just wanting to make sure it was supposed to be doing that.

    I didn't have a hard time seeing the screen before this new feature, but whatever its no big deal
  10. Muneco

    Muneco Newbie

    You could torn the auto off by sliding the notification bar down and click the auto box to the off setting
  11. Teegunn

    Teegunn Android Expert

    ^^^ Correct, turning off auto brightness turns off the super-bright capability. During the day I turn off auto-brightness on my phones and have brightness at full tilt. I will likely play with the auto-brightness in direct sunlight on the N4 (if I get one) just to see if the super-brightness capability is worth using or not. I can see times when it may be useful.

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