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    Default Cant see the screen at all in sunlight.

    And this bums me out big time as I am always outside.... is there a fix for this??? I never had this problem with my iphone as I was still able to see my phone in sunlight and with the Note, I cant see it at all!!!

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    Default Re: Cant see the screen at all in sunlight.

    Get an anti glare screen protector.

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    Default Re: Cant see the screen at all in sunlight.

    And also, make sure there are no fingerprint smudges on the screen. Also make sure the brightness is all the way up
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    Default Re: Cant see the screen at all in sunlight.

    I heard the anti glare screen protectors make your phone look and feel horrible.

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    Default Re: Cant see the screen at all in sunlight.

    Yup brightness up all the way when outdoors and still no help.

    Sent from my Verizon Galaxy Note 2 using Tapatalk 2.
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    Default Re: Cant see the screen at all in sunlight.

    Quote Originally Posted by mrsstraty#AC View Post
    Yup brightness up all the way when outdoors and still no help.

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    Did you wipe the fingerprint smudges off?
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    Default Re: Cant see the screen at all in sunlight.

    That is a drawback of AMOLED displays. Sunlight equals "the suck". This is especially true when wearing sunglasses.

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    Default Re: Cant see the screen at all in sunlight.

    Take your sunglasses off!
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    Default Re: Cant see the screen at all in sunlight.

    Quote Originally Posted by coryh131 View Post
    Take your sunglasses off!
    Hmm. Hadn't thought of that. Lol.

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    Default Re: Cant see the screen at all in sunlight.

    I have the ivisor anti glare screen protector, and it feels and looks great. Do not leave the brightness all the way up for extended periods of time. I've heard it can burn the screen.

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    Default Re: Cant see the screen at all in sunlight.

    Do you have 4.1.2? Mine was dim until I got this upgrade recently!

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    Default Re: Cant see the screen at all in sunlight.

    Seriously, you need to consider getting a phone with an LCD display. The amoloed isn't going to do it.

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    Default Re: Cant see the screen at all in sunlight.

    Yes one of the major drawbacks of this screen

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    Default Re: Cant see the screen at all in sunlight.

    I havent received the update yet.

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    Default Re: Cant see the screen at all in sunlight.

    Update does not help much outdoor. The best you could do is to find shaded area and turn off Auto Brightness and turn brightness all the way up.
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    Default Re: Cant see the screen at all in sunlight.

    There is also a setting in the camera that lets you turn up the brightness when you're taking a photo. It helps a little, but not much.

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    Default Re: Cant see the screen at all in sunlight.

    Quote Originally Posted by jodyberry View Post
    There is also a setting in the camera that lets you turn up the brightness when you're taking a photo. It helps a little, but not much.

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    That feature actually works quite well. That would be a useful setting to have in the display settings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lodingi View Post
    That feature actually works quite well. That would be a useful setting to have in the display settings.

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    Also if watching a movie through video player, pull up the setting menu and down the bottom you'll see Outdoor Visibility option.

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    Default Re: Cant see the screen at all in sunlight.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lodingi View Post
    That is a drawback of AMOLED displays. Sunlight equals "the suck". This is especially true when wearing sunglasses.

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    That's just what it is. All is well until you hit sunlight, and BAM! It's really like the Note 2 automatically turns brightness all the way down itself, even though it shows as being all the way up.
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    Default Re: Cant see the screen at all in sunlight.

    I've never had an issue in sunlight, the way this was worded either the op has a bad device, doesn't know how to use it, is blind, or simply trolling

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    Default Re: Cant see the screen at all in sunlight.

    Quote Originally Posted by So Cold View Post
    I've never had an issue in sunlight, the way this was worded either the op has a bad device, doesn't know how to use it, is blind, or simply trolling

    Sent from my Note 2
    None of the above. I've had many AMOLED devices and they do not display well in direct sunlight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lodingi View Post
    None of the above. I've had many AMOLED devices and they do not display well in direct sunlight.

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    Can you "not see your screen at all!!!"? The Note 2 did not get to its current popularity level be being completely unreadable in sunlight. Yeah visibility in sunlight is not the selling point of AMOLED technology but this screen is far from horrible or unreadable as the op would have you believe.

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    Default Re: Cant see the screen at all in sunlight.

    Go to display settings and un check the auto tune display color to save battery. That helps with screen brightness alot. You will notice the difference for sure.

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    Default Re: Cant see the screen at all in sunlight.

    Quote Originally Posted by Onemoa View Post
    Go to display settings and un check the auto tune display color to save battery. That helps with screen brightness alot. You will notice the difference for sure.

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    I will try your suggestion. Thanks.

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    Default Re: Cant see the screen at all in sunlight.

    This is one of those tests that you just can't conduct when you're in store making a decision. Everything will look good inside.

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