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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by NowVoyager, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. NowVoyager

    NowVoyager Android Enthusiast
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    Had to use my Behold2 outside yesterday in the sunlight. Epic fail. Couldn't see a thing! The display became so dim that everything on the screen faded to dark. I held my hand over it because I was trying to make a call. It was utterly useless!!! :mad:
     


  2. yatimameiji

    yatimameiji Android Enthusiast

    Ummm this is the case for any lcd screen.
     
  3. NowVoyager

    NowVoyager Android Enthusiast
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  4. mikenick42

    mikenick42 Member

    Take it up with cnet? I was a bit miffed about sunlight performance as well, but like yati said all screens suck in daylight. Only one I've ever impressed by is my trekstor vibez (tft?)
     
  5. yatimameiji

    yatimameiji Android Enthusiast

    They dont say the exact viewing conditions such as angle to the sun, angle to self, screen brightness set to max.
     
  6. NowVoyager

    NowVoyager Android Enthusiast
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    They say bright sun light. So, the reader is led to believe that the Behold 2 is superior to other phones in that this screen is viewable/readable in bright sun light. I cannot suppose that even they know the degrees thereof.
     
  7. dcam1075

    dcam1075 Member

    I noticed with mine that if you have the automatic brightness control selected sometimes it takes it a few seconds to detect and then turn up the brightness when I walk out into bright light. Once it reacts and ups the brightness I find it very bright (for a cell phone) even in direct sunlight. The first time I had the problem you had I did the same thing and tried to view the screen by cupping my hand over it, this actually just shaded the light sensor and kept it from detecting the ambient light even more. Try manually setting your phone to the highest brightness level then go out in similar conditions. If it is still too dim, then it is the phone.
     
  8. dan0zone

    dan0zone Well-Known Member

    If you turn off AUTO brightness it will stay bright in the sunlight , and not use the the light sensors to dim the screen when theres to much light .,.,.,..,..,
     
  9. NowVoyager

    NowVoyager Android Enthusiast
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    Thanks everyone! The sensor sounds like it is the issue in sunlight. I love this forum!!!
     
  10. culo77

    culo77 Well-Known Member

    I havent found a a smart phone, at 12pm outside on a sunny summer day, too work very well.
    my phone at full brightness I can say i watched a you tube video on a sunny day sitting in my car wait for my wife to leave the cosmetic store. So i have know complaints so for.
    I think the Behold has greatest and brightest screen out there.
     
  11. cleric

    cleric Lurker

    I'm pretty sure this is more an issue with the OLED screen. LCD screens can be difficult to see in direct sunlight but OLED screens can be even more difficult to see. At least that's what I've read on certain reviews for the Galaxy, Behold 2, and the ZuneHD. All of which use an OLED screen.
     
  12. kd06

    kd06 Lurker

    I have a Samsung Epic. The AMOLED screen is great. If I turn up the brightness, I have no problem reading it in direct sunlight. The problem is with the auto brightness setting; it DIMS the screen when I'm in bright sunlight. This is the OPPOSITE of what I want. If the ambient light is bright, I want the phone to compensate by making the screen BRIGHTER so I can still see it. In the dark, I want it to be dimmer so it doesn't hurt my eyes. Is my phone defective or are they designed to work that way?
     

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