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What Brightness do you use?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rfound, Sep 24, 2010.

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So, what is your every day, normal brightness setting?

  1. 0-10%

    51 vote(s)
    40.8%
  2. 11-20%

    6 vote(s)
    4.8%
  3. 21-30%

    4 vote(s)
    3.2%
  4. 31-40%

    2 vote(s)
    1.6%
  5. 41-50%

    2 vote(s)
    1.6%
  6. 51-60%

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. 61-70%

    2 vote(s)
    1.6%
  8. 71-80%

    2 vote(s)
    1.6%
  9. 81-90%

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. 91-100%

    7 vote(s)
    5.6%
  11. Auto-Brightness

    49 vote(s)
    39.2%
  1. rfound

    rfound Well-Known Member
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    Just curious what brightness setting everyone is using? I'm talking normal, run-of-the-mill settings... not what you crank it to when you're outside, and not what you turn it down to for playing games in the dark.... I want your normal setting.

    Anyone have an idea of how much power usage is impacted? (Like, does 100% Brightness use 50% more power than 10%, or does it use 400% more power?)
     

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  2. nyydynasty

    nyydynasty Well-Known Member
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    i find that turning off the brightness is usually sufficient. Anything brighter is usually too bright except for outside/sunny days. I'll need to turn up the brightness in those situations.
     
  3. 3gAndroid

    3gAndroid Well-Known Member
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    I use zero brightness, and only deviate sometimes at night in a low light environment. I find it makes a significant impact on extending the battery life, and the screen is still very easy to see.
     
  4. LS1Jabroni

    LS1Jabroni Member
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    I think auto-brightness does a great job. It may use more battery when it gets brighter, but I hate having to squint! :)
     
  5. Boldt

    Boldt Well-Known Member
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    0 here. I hate the auto crap.....
     
  6. braj

    braj Well-Known Member
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    I think 0 brightness is easiest on the eyes unless I'm in sunlight. The screen is actually too bright most of the time. One thing that bugs me is that the browser doesn't follow the brightness setting and has its own setting. I wish it just used the system one.
     
  7. Gipson

    Gipson Well-Known Member
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    25-30% here. dunno how you can see that in 0-10%...still too dim.
     
  8. art__

    art__ Member
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    How do you guys get it down to 0%? I set it at 10% because it's bright enough for me and that's the lowest it seems it goes when I use beautiful widgets.
     
  9. BigCiX

    BigCiX Well-Known Member
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    Jul 30, 2010
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    I didn't think that many people used 0% brightness. Just checked it out and applied it. Not to shabby!
     
  10. nyydynasty

    nyydynasty Well-Known Member
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    0% is definitely bright enough (for most people) but as already stated, if you are outside on a bright sunny day, you might have to turn it up
     
  11. ZDroid1

    ZDroid1 Well-Known Member
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    I just tried 0% and I have two words to say: Screw that!

    It just doesn't look good at all.
     
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  12. yahoowizard

    yahoowizard Well-Known Member
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    The screen is already pretty damn bright, but in direct sunlight, can't see anything with 0 brightness. But yeah, my friend "Damn, that screen is really, really bright, can you turn that down"
    Me "Umm, sure, one second...oh wait...it's at the minimum setting"
    Friend ".....tf..."
     
  13. thetrent

    thetrent Member
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    I've got mine locked on 100%. After a full day of typical use (disconnected at 8AM, observed at around midnight) my battery is typically around 60%. A typical day may consist of 10-15 minutes of internet browsing, 10 minutes of gaming, an hour of conversation, and reading maybe 20 emails. I don't see any point lowering the brightness if you're plugging the phone in every night anyway.
     
  14. Gipson

    Gipson Well-Known Member
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    you don't use your phone that much...compared to other users out there, anyway
     
  15. Android26

    Android26 Well-Known Member
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    Full brightness. I like to see premium quality in my display.
     
  16. carmendiva

    carmendiva Well-Known Member
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    If I have a phone with retina display or superamoled, i would want it to be full bright to enjoy the screen quality myself
     
  17. Android26

    Android26 Well-Known Member
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    Exactly my opinion.
     
  18. BookLover

    BookLover Well-Known Member
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    I have Tasker set my indoor (Home and Work)
    to 0 brightness. My outdoor profiles (Default and Car) are set to auto brightness.

    These profiles turn on automatically along with appropriate volume and keyguard settings (e.g., outdoors = max loudness on ringer and notifications, keyguard on; work = vibrate only; night = silent, keyguard off, but ringer stays on in case of emergency incoming calls) via Tasker.

    I never have to touch my brightness, keyguard, and volume settings because of Tasker.
     
  19. GreatBigDave

    GreatBigDave Well-Known Member
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    Chicagoland, Illinois
    I've never tried adjusting the brightness. Maybe I should. I don't think the screen is too bright, but then, maybe I'm old and my eyes are bad.
     
  20. Jiggles

    Jiggles Member
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    If you're not using the auto brightness feature, you can put your finger on the top of the screen and right before that pulldown menu comes up, you can slide your finger left or right and adjust the brightness.

    Thing is, I ALWAYS end up changing my brightness accidentally because I use it frequently to access notifications like text msgs or facebook so I just use the auto brightness feature.
     
  21. lotreaglesfan

    lotreaglesfan Well-Known Member
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    Yeah, I think the brightness setting up on the notification bar is a little too sensitive... it always annoys me lol

    but I have mine set for "0" (roughly) all day and when i go outside i slide it up to 100 using the notification bar....
     
  22. sremick

    sremick Well-Known Member
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    During the day, I keep the brightness cranked... but at night, even the lowest setting is way too-bright and is distracting when trying to use it in a dark environment without disturbing those around you. "Bright" at those times is like "Supernova Mode".
     
  23. BookLover

    BookLover Well-Known Member
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    Try Screen Filter to dim it even more.

    I have Tasker load the Screen Filter app when my Night profile kicks in.

    Good app for dimming. But seems to disable by itself sometimes. Small annoyance, but not a deal breaker. Saves my eyes at night.
     
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  24. sremick

    sremick Well-Known Member
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    Wow, great tip. Was not aware of that app. Thanks.
     
  25. mttfrog13

    mttfrog13 Well-Known Member
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    I use 100% throughout the day and 0% only at night when I'm going to sleep. Other than this, I only set my brightness setting in the browser to about 40%. I read something about how samoleds are better for blacks when it comes to battery life but are potentially worse with battery life when it comes to whites which is probably why samsung included a separate brightness setting for the browser.

    Oh and I agree...at night, even the lowest setting is too bright.
     

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