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post #251 of 549
Why would you set brightness to low in the first place?

The brightness setting should be maxed. That's when you actually see the great vibrancy and contrast of the SGS4s display.

Also turn "Auto adjust screen tone" off if you don't want the display to change brightness.
post #252 of 549
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Originally Posted by Koehler View Post

Why would you set brightness to low in the first place?

The brightness setting should be maxed. That's when you actually see the great vibrancy and contrast of the SGS4s display.

Also turn "Auto adjust screen tone" off if you don't want the display to change brightness.


This might be the reason why brightness setting is not maxed:

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Keep in mind that maximum brightness changes in each mode as well as we effectively clamp things, I measured a maximum of 319 nits in Dynamic mode, 311 nits in Movie mode, and 255 nits in Standard, for example.

Running the display at maximum brightness for too long will also get you into an overheating or thermal protection mode as well, which we've seen on countless other AMOLED variants.

Edited by sherlock - 5/23/13 at 7:46am
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Why would you set brightness to low in the first place?

The brightness setting should be maxed. That's when you actually see the great vibrancy and contrast of the SGS4s display.

Also turn "Auto adjust screen tone" off if you don't want the display to change brightness.

At night and in a dark room having the display on low actually helps my eyes since the phone does have a very bright display. Have you tried your phone in your room when your messing about with it before turning in? It's actually bright enough at low setting when browsing the net or playing games, at least for my eyes.
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Yeah it's still really bright. I proved this in the movie theater (before it started of course) but it was more than enough to cause concern for others...
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This might be the reason why brightness setting is not maxed:

I don't have that message on my SGS4. Are you using the Exynos version or Qualcomm version?
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I don't have that message on my SGS4. Are you using the Exynos version or Qualcomm version?

It is the Qualcomm version used by Anandtech.com during their review documented here, I don't own a GS4.
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It is the Qualcomm version used by Anandtech.com during their review documented here, I don't own a GS4.

I have the Qualcomm version of the SGS4 and I never see that message when I adjust the brightness.
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I have the Qualcomm version of the SGS4 and I never see that message when I adjust the brightness.

Well, how long do you run the phone at maximum brightness?
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Well, how long do you run the phone at maximum brightness?

I run the SGS4 on maximum brightness all the time. I still get excellent battery life.
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I run the SGS4 on maximum brightness all the time. I still get excellent battery life.

Same here. Mine lasted all day on max brightness.
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