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Today's dilema - outdoors screen visibility

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Merk78, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. Merk78

    Merk78 Member
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    What is the best wallpaper/brightness setting for outdoors screen visibility?

    This morning I was running late for my lift and I missed a call from my mate asking where I was. I got my phone out and couldnt see a thing on the screen so had no idea who was ringing me. Turns out a plain black wallpaper and lowest setting brightness does not like being outdoors!! :rolleyes:
     

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  2. nacatomi

    nacatomi Android Enthusiast
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    I just use the Ocean Wave Live ported from Galaxy S wallpaper from the market with auto brightness and is ok most of the time for me. Now my battery has settled in I don't notice the live wallpapers and brightness killing it so much.
     
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    Just run your phone at max brightness, trust me it isn't such a big drain on the battery as you'd imagine. You'll still get through the day and you'll be able to see your display no matter how sunny.
     
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    it must be something wrong in your desire, I can see perfectly well on mine (full brightness and any wallpaper)
     
  5. Merk78

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    Did you miss the part when I said black wallpaper and lowest brightness?? :p

    I've put on a light wallpaper and turned the brightness up full.
     
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    well done
     
  7. Merk78

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    Glad you approve.
     
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    Have you noticed a (slight lag) with that wallpaper ?? I have.
     
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    I used to keep the brightness to 10% and could not see a thing on the screen outdoors obviously.
    Now for the past 2 weeks i've been using the screen on auto-brightness and its perfect even outdoors. Just leave it on auto and give it a while to settle in. I noticed for the first few hours the sensor wasn't adjusting the brightness well enough..later it was all fine.
     
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    One of the problems is that when you cannot see the screen, you cannot adjust the screen brightness. I solved this by using Tasker to create a task widget on a screen that will turn brightness up to maximum for 5 minutes. I know where the button is, so I can hit it even when I cannot see the screen, and I then have good visibility for 5 minutes without the bother of turning it back down again later.
     
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    Cant say I've noticed too much. But the phones still fairly new to me so still in the honeymoon period:p
     
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    My Desire is set to auto brightness, it doesn't seem to impact the battery much at all, my biggest battery saver is to turn off auto sync when I'm out and about
     
  13. Akalatengo

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    For me too, also, I have task killer app that allow me to complete close apps running in the background.
     
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    I use the auto setting, but with one big proviso: you take your sunglasses off when you look at the screen--you see it much better in bright light!! ;p
     
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