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dark background vs light background

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by BigDreZ28, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. BigDreZ28

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    If I remember correctly, many folks on here said that a dark background uses less energy, however a person on another forum told me this:

    Any thoughts?
     

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    Honestly I don't even consider saving battery life when choosing backgrounds. I just make sure not to use a live wallpaper. The screen's brightness plays a much bigger role.
     
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    I have my doubts that's correct, but I like dark just because it makes the icons easier to see. My wife just changed to some wild color background, and it's very difficult to see the icons if you don't know where they are (e.g. it's not your phone).
     
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    There is really no difference in power consumption when you are talking about LCD screens because the backlight is always on. If we were talking about a phone with an AMOLED screen (Galaxy S, DInc first gen) then a black backround would absolutely use less power. With an LCD like the D2 it's so negligible that you shouldn't worry about it.
     
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    Can someone help me with a background issue?
    I want to have a transparent backgraound with my photo behind the icons (not on the home page, or lockscreen, but the applications pages). Now it is black, on my galaxy S1. On my galaxy S II plus, I can see my photo (wallpaper) in the background, but I cant figure out what I have to change for this. tyvm!
     

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