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evo in direct sunlight is by far the worst ive seen on any phone

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  1. iamtybaby

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    Do u all agree? My phone rung earlier, i went to see who it was and my screen looked like it was blank. I had to cover my hand over the screen to see who it was. By that time they had hung up lls. Its all good, didnt wanna talk to her anyways. I know theres no possible "fix" for this but quite ignoring sometimes.
     

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    I agree that the EVO's screen is hard to see in sun light, but my Incredible's screen is impossible to see in sun light.
     
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    I use Clarivue's Anti-glare and I have absolutely no problems in Southern California sun. Even before, I don't think I had that big of a problem.
     
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    My Evo is easier to see in direct sunlight than it is to do so with the iPhone, HTC Hero, Palm Pre and Sprint Diamond.
     
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    Agreed, even on cloudy days it's hard for me to see it.

    Does the anti glare screen obscure the front camera??
     
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    Umm I have zero problems in the Sunlight with Automatic Brightness set. Definitely had problems with it when I have Automatic Brightness turned off. And it is way batter than and AMOLED screen. My Zune HD is impossible to see in direct sunlight
     
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    I can't think of another device I've owned that I actually can see the screen in direct sunlight. The Evo is readable to me but it can be difficult to see, but by no means can I not read it at all. I've had phones that were much worse.

    EDIT-I have automatic brightness turned off and the brightness slider is set around 40% or so. I did turn on automatic brightness the other day and I could read it pretty well outside in the shade.
     
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    Well, I personally don't feel like it's the worst. Compared to my Touch Pro (which was awful in sunlight), I haven't had a single problem seeing the screen in full daylight (and I live in L.A.).
     
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    Don't know if it's the worst, my Blackberry was hard to see, my iPod Touch was impossible. I think manufacturers are just getting a hang on this, and most phones have this problem now.
     
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    I can't agree, as big and as bright as this LCD is, it's as good as it gets for sunlight. Make sure you are on auto or max brightness for direct sunlight use.
     
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    No problem at all for me. My incredible would have the title for the worst in sun light. EVO is fine compared to amoled.
     
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    To the OP.
    Go to a small cellphone outlet where they might be able to escort you outside with a variety of models.

    The Evo has the best function in direct sunlight that I've seen for smartphones.
     
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    the day my friend got his iphone4 i compared it to teh evo in the sun..... they are both equally useless in the sun...i think this is with all phones
     
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    LOL wut? mine's great in the sun compared to other phones. Auto backlight is great
     
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    My kind avoid direct sunlight...
     
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    I don't know what you are talking about. My EVO is awesome in sunlight. I use a cheap screen protector. I can see the maps very well, and everything. Maybe you should adjust the brightness. Before the EVO I had an HTC Touch (the grand daddy of the touch phones). It was horrible in sunlight. But the EVO is very visible. That was the first thing I tried when I got it. :)
     
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    I had my brightness set to auto and was sitting in the sun having some cocktails with some family members. I wanted to show a couple of pictures I had taken with the phone. It was pretty hard for people to see the pictures well. I then changes the brightness to max, and the pictures were very visible and clear. I don't know if the auto hadn't adjusted yet or if it doesn't quite get to max, but putting the phone on max made all the difference in the world.
     
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    Try turning automatic brightness off and turning brightness all the way up outside. It works for my Droid.
     
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    The Evo isn't great but it is certainly usable in direct sun. I've used many devices that are completely useless outside. This is not one of those. Unfortunately, none of the big screen phones have a transreflective display which would completely eliminate sun issues as it does on smaller phones. Hopefully, once pixel qi gets cheaper, we'll start to see it on phones.
     
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    I couldn't even begin to see the screen when I was outside with my Touch Pro. Today I took my Evo outside and everything was totally readable in bright sun (set to "auto"). Definitely no complaints here.
     
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    Do you have the brightness turned down? When mine is turned up its just fine out in the sun.
     
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    The EVO is certainly better than my old HTC Diamond and even older Mogul. I do have to turn the brightness up, but Beautiful Widgets has a button for that, so it's only a couple taps to visibility.
     
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    No, and the fact that you posted this, particularly this way, makes you smell a lot like troll.
     
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    I had it out in direct sunlight today. 25% you can't see the screen, but at 100% it was clearer than any I've seen before.

    Plus I use the Anti-fingerprint Steinheil protectors which doesn't allow much glare either.
     
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    Compared to other phones, I think it does just fine in the sunlight!
     
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