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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by sycron, Aug 6, 2010.


Whats your brightness at?

  1. Auto Brightness

  2. Full Brightness

  3. A quarter Brightness

  4. Very bright, not full Brightness

  1. sycron

    sycron Member
    Thread Starter

    ***Use "Quarter Brightness" If your phone's Brightness is at the Minimum setting****

    Sorry I forgot to add that option, But im still curious to see how many people use this setting.

    I was curious, this phone has a stunning display and I can't seem to allow myself to dim it all the way down. It ruins the phones beauty.

    Im curious as to what your brightness is at, and how it affects your battery life.

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  2. ericnail

    ericnail Android Enthusiast

    I always kept fiddling with it, so finally i bit the bullet and switched to Auto... Lovin' it since.
  3. sycron

    sycron Member
    Thread Starter

    I apologize I forgot to add a common option... the Lowest setting of brightness. I have no idea how to go back into the poll and add that option however..
  4. sycron

    sycron Member
    Thread Starter

    Thats also what im at. I wonder if keeping it at a constant level would actually do better for the battery than constantly adjusting?
  5. mr.derp

    mr.derp Newbie

    I have no problem with the minimum brightness because I find it easier on my eyes when using my phone for longer periods of time
  6. sycron

    sycron Member
    Thread Starter

    Thats a valid point. I can recall that with my Droid1 I had it set on minimum settings and didn't even realize it for a few months. But with the Droid X, going from Auto, to dim, seems like a downgrade to me personally. I assume though, that it wouldn't take to long to get used to it.
  7. mxsjw

    mxsjw Android Expert

    Full most of the time, but I have a widget to adjust it on the fly...like when it's dark out and I can get away with the minimum.
  8. sycron

    sycron Member
    Thread Starter

    That is another way of going with it... How is your battery life?
  9. droidxfan2

    droidxfan2 Lurker

    I like to leave it bright because im always near a charger
  10. mxsjw

    mxsjw Android Expert

    Haven't had a day yet where it didn't last at least 16 hours...and most days it's still at 40% when I plug er' in for the night.
  11. GoNe2heLL

    GoNe2heLL Member

    I have brightness widget and adjust it as necessary. Outside i'm anywhere from 25-50% indoors at 0%. Only used 100% few times when i was showing off the screen also my battery lasts 8 to 10 hours so i can't afford to look at the beautiful screen in 100% brightness.
  12. Kiri

    Kiri Member

    0% all day and I get 14-15 hours of battery
  13. TheXFactor

    TheXFactor Android Enthusiast

    Auto. End of story.
  14. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Android Expert

    auto brighness is a drain on the battery. Its constantly in check with the light sensor to adjust the brightness. I always use a quarter brightness. If I need to I can adjust with the widget, but i rarely need to adjust
  15. dennygreen

    dennygreen Android Enthusiast

    I don't think it looks very good with the brightness too high in a dark room. I keep mine pretty low and jack it up when Im outside. I usually go from 8 am to midnight with near constant use, mostly music/ podcasts and browsing.
  16. paul89

    paul89 Android Expert

    100% during the day and 50% at night or 50% when battery is 30% or below using the smart mode that is built in the phone. My battery life ia great 12-16 hrs of use!
  17. AFAngryWarrior

    AFAngryWarrior Android Enthusiast

    I keep mine at about 10% just because its usually bright enough for me (not in direct sunlight while using it very often) and I try anyway I can to keep the battery from draining within 2hrs...
  18. sycron

    sycron Member
    Thread Starter

    Is this a fact that you know for sure? Or is this speculation? Post a source of some kind. It does make sense, but is it truly more of a battery drain then a set Brightness?
  19. TheXFactor

    TheXFactor Android Enthusiast

    I'd like to know this too. I always thought setting it on auto would result in less battery drain. Mine is set to auto, but I am willing to go with a "set" number if it helps battery life in a major way. We have an iPhone in the family and it is set to some ridiculous low amount, like 20%. I can't even read the damn screen ate low of an amount. I won't go lower than 40-50%.
  20. rjoudrey

    rjoudrey Android Expert

    When you live in the sunshine state you need to have the screen perk up automatically. Being in and out a lot auto really helps.
  21. dxflip

    dxflip Newbie

    Indoors I have mine at 11% (actually had it to the lowest 3%) and outdoor I put full brightness...
  22. droidSPARX

    droidSPARX Well-Known Member

  23. e5116

    e5116 Well-Known Member

    I use 0% through the brightness widget when indoors and change it to auto when going outside. Works for me; easy to see at 0% indoors IMO, but I guess others don't agree. Auto indoors seems unnecessarily bright and wasteful. Battery life is really good for me.

    The only issue I have is when I forget to change it to auto and then have somebody call me when I'm outside and I can't see the screen very well. I have to somewhat guess where the slider is...I was thinking of getting widget locker so that I could put the auto brite icon in the corner so I can easily click it when a call comes in even if I can't see it because I know the placement is in the corner. But I suppose that's for the lock screen, which isn't the same as when a call comes in, so I guess that wouldn't help me. Any ideas on this? Can you put a widget on a incoming call screen? Haven't seen that screen customized at all...
  24. Zumi

    Zumi Android Enthusiast

    I keep mine around 15% and I get around 27 hours with light usage....and 6-8 hours when I stream XM radio all day at work.

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