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  1. Joe294

    Joe294 Newbie
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  2. hakr100

    hakr100 Android Expert

    It sucks is putting it mildly. It is useless.
    Doesn't have to be that way. I have a GPS plotter on my boat that is perfectly visible in direct sunlight.
  3. androy

    androy Android Enthusiast

    Did you try turning the brightness all the way up? Mine is kinda shitty in direct sunlight but if the brightness is all the way up its still usable.
  4. nyngbld

    nyngbld Well-Known Member

    even with brightness way up, i cant get much out of it either. if anything all i see are the little dots in the actual screen itself under the glass; not any images...
  5. kjarrett

    kjarrett Android Enthusiast

    So what's the solution here? Shade the screen with your hand? Use the phone upside down? Voice dialing? I can imagine some emergency situations where the inability to make a call would be a serious problem...
  6. nyngbld

    nyngbld Well-Known Member

    i would say you about summed it up! short of a vizor to rig up on the handset... :cool:
  7. k.electron

    k.electron Well-Known Member

    frankly, i can see the caller screen in direct sunlight. sure its like super dim.. but i can make a call..

    amoled screen reproduce colors gorgeously but they cant compete with the sun. i'll take the pretty colors though.
  8. hakr100

    hakr100 Android Expert

    I'd rather have a screen I can easily read outdoors. It is do-able. Spend more in developing important bits of hardware, like the screen, and less on snappy features whose utility is pretty limited.
  9. thejoker

    thejoker Newbie

    Maybe the sun here is different or something but I can see the screen just fine even in direct sun.. Sure it's harder to see than indoors, but it's not that bad. I have automatic brightness adjustment enabled.
  10. Ovy

    Ovy Well-Known Member

    this is a flaw inherent to the AMOLED screen. there's nothing to be done. Samsung will be premiering a Super AMOLED screen this summer on a new phone of there's, however, that has the same clarity as the current AMOLED screens, and can be seen quite plainly in the sun.
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  11. TheGoatLantern

    TheGoatLantern Android Expert

    It's been done it's called super amoled (i.e. Galaxy S). What I don't get is that this was a KNOWN issue with amoled, it's not like anyone was suprised with this bit of info. Here's a pro-tip turn your back to the sun, this creates what I like to call "shade" and proceed with using the phone that way....
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  12. upther

    upther Android Enthusiast

    I find it to be usable in the sun. It's not great and I couldn't watch videos, but I can read and send texts and see who's calling me and that's all the matters. Plus, it's 150000000% better than the screen on my old LG Vu.
  13. contagous

    contagous Android Expert

    +1 :)
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  14. woop

    woop novacane (OFWGKTA)

    Its not the phone thats at fault, its AMOLED technology. It will produce very vibrant colors in dim lit areas, however can't in very bright ones. Obviously, you can downgrade to a TFT screen, which is what some of the older (and newer: Evo) devices use, that DON'T produce as vibrant/realistic colors in your typically indoor environments. The trade off would be better outdoor visibility. There is also super AMOLED, which, again is supposedly better outdoors in bright areas, but not as good indoors.
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  15. 1967ls2

    1967ls2 Well-Known Member

    Turn the brightness up. I can see mine fine then.
  16. TrumpetMan

    TrumpetMan Android Enthusiast

    What, mine is crisp and clear even in the brightest daylight:eek: NOT! I can't see a damn thing in daylight.
  17. kmoore11

    kmoore11 Android Enthusiast

    Mine used to be terrible but I just installed the steinheil anti fingerprint and it reduces the glare in sunlight too. Makes it somewhat useable
  18. Jeep297

    Jeep297 Newbie

    I can see mine fine in direct sunlight with the brightness turned up. Not sure if the technology is different but it looked identical to my friend's moto droid and my brother's Eris in the sun. Maybe I just have better eyesight than others but I don't see the issue.
  19. jamor

    jamor Android Expert

    When my brightness is down it's hard as hell to see.

    When all the way up I can see just fine. Not as well as indoors nor as pretty, but I can still get tasks done.

    Maybe it depends on where you live.
  20. TheGoatLantern

    TheGoatLantern Android Expert

    I live 3 miles from the surface of the sun (Phoenix) and with the brightness all the way up the screen is viewable, not to the same extent as indoors but still very workable for me
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  21. Bundy

    Bundy Android Enthusiast

    I agree with what some have said - with the brightness turned all the way up, I can use it in the sun without much issue. Is it ideal? No, but that's a fair trade-off for what it delivers 95+% of the time.
  22. Lefort1

    Lefort1 Android Enthusiast

  23. yojoe600

    yojoe600 Android Expert

    guys its not that bad... just shade it some... id rather have direct sun problems and a better screen than a TFT that i can see in the sun... im never in direct sunlight much
  24. syntrix

    syntrix Android Expert

    I can see mine just fine in direct sunlight

    Probably has to do with the `clear protector` brand on the screen though? It's just what it says, a clear protector. I'm not about to take the protection off just to test it in the sun though :)
  25. ShortBusHEMI

    ShortBusHEMI Well-Known Member

    i live in florida... and have NO problems seeing mine in the sun. not even out in the boat, actually i was using the GPS on the boat to follow the river... screen is very viewable... not any harder than any other LCD screen i've used outside...

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