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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ekang, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. ekang

    ekang Well-Known Member
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    So, what do you guys keep your screen brightness level at? I never use auto-brightness. I usually keep mine at 40-50%, day and night
     

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  2. sitlet

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    I keep it on auto, unless my battery is getting low and i'm away from a charger. Then i'll put it at about 10%.
     
  3. ScorpDX

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    I keep it on 40% and use the power widget to switch between 10/40/100 for night/day inside/day outside
     
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  4. BenChase7

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    85ish%... i love how vivid the scrren is
     
  5. jallp82

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    I keep mine at 25% unless I'm outside. Downloaded a widget from app store to make it easy to change
     
  6. Caloy

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    I just put it on auto and just works fine for me.
     
  7. stainlessray

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    i toggle with switchpro, and max it out for movies. probably spends most of its time at 40
     
  8. Vincent Law

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    Auto. I have no battery life issues.
     
  9. charlesbeebe

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    I don't understand why android doesn't have an auto brightness feature like the iphone or iPod touches? All I want to be able to do is adjust the auto brightness's brightness? I have rooted my Droid X and can manually adjust the brightness level using set values, so it has to be possible to adjust the default auto brightness level right?
     
  10. ekang

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    I wonder if there is a noticeable difference in battery life between using something like 20% and 80%. I understand there are variables like phone usage (the time the screen would be on with a heavier user would be more affected by this). I would like to keep my brightness higher than 45% but am worried about draining my battery... I don't know why I worry as I don't have battery issues but maybe I don't have issues because I take these precautions. I feel like all the little things combined to preserve battery add up.
     
  11. hankbear

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    I find auto brightness way too bright in a dark room, so I have a widget that I use to switch levels. I wish you could set a minimum and maximum brightness for the auto.
     
  12. judge_droid

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    So is there still no app that will do this, for a non-rooted EVO?

    I wish the settings allowed for "Auto-Low", "Auto-Medium" and "Auto-High" automatic brighness levels, instead of just Auto versus Manual. Instead I'll try one of the manual apps that people have recommended, that will at least give quicker access.
     
  13. wubbie075

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    I don't have an answer to the autobrightness questions, but I use widgetsoid to control my screen brightness. You can easily set it to go to whatever levels you choose each time you click the widget button.

    Mostly I keep it on 40% and only go to 100% in bright daylight.
     
  14. tube517

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    I keep it on about 10% indoors and then outside, I use the brightness widget on the ZDBox app
     
  15. CrazyTechnoBoy

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    I ALWAYS have it at 100%. I think that that's one of the reason why my battery dies so quick. I'm gonna start to leave it at 30-50%.
     
  16. dave675

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    A notch above minimum is all you need indoors away from sunlight
     
  17. drumshark

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    I use a brightness widget, it seems to be the fastest way to change, its small, and gives you unlimited choices, instead of just 3 presets. But i usually keep mine between 10% and 20% just to keep my battery alive when i need it. When showing pictures, or doing anything outside or in bright light, I usually just got straight to 75% or 100%.
     
  18. Thefoodman52

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    I just cranked it to 100% and I've left it there. There's no MAJOR impact on the span of the battery, from my usage at least. (I like saying the span of the battery.... 'battery life' is over used here...)

    I say crank and go. You won't regret it, although the screen looks abnormally dim after you get used to it being at 100% all the time, then switch it down. Probably just the effects of my perception being altered.
     
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  19. fractalsphere

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    About 75-85% during the day, maybe more if it's super-bright out.

    I'll use the power bar widget to drop it to 0%, or even like 10% at night if I'm goofing around with it laying in bed.

    Not too much in between, though.
     
  20. Mr. Ed

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    100% 100% of the time
     
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  21. Evulution

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    On Auto Brightness all the time.
     
  22. Vipfreak

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    I guess I'll try Auto... I usually use the switch pro.
     
  23. hodad37

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    25% unless i go outside
     
  24. Drew5150

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    Auto, unless I'm watching TV at night with the lights out.
     
  25. KENNECTED

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    Ditto!
     
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