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    Default There IS a dimming issue with this phone

    I went to BB mobile with my Note 2 and used the S4 side by side;

    I used NY Times, ESPN, CNN, Washington Post & Google search.

    On the S4 , you click on say a newspaper and you see a sweet bright white almost LED look to the background , then all of a sudden a "lulll ' of grayness appears?? WTH??

    Why? doesn't do it on the Note 2 , which isn't as a "bright' BUT it's very close. However, whites are true on the N2 and stay white.

    I had brightness all the way up , I tried vivd, pro and regular modes.

    Alll showed the flash of white then the graying ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by YankeeMike View Post
    I went to BB mobile with my Note 2 and used the S4 side by side;

    I used NY Times, ESPN, CNN, Washington Post & Google search.

    On the S4 , you click on say a newspaper and you see a sweet bright white almost LED look to the background , then all of a sudden a "lulll ' of grayness appears?? WTH??

    Why? doesn't do it on the Note 2 , which isn't as a "bright' BUT it's very close. However, whites are true on the N2 and stay white.

    I had brightness all the way up , I tried vivd, pro and regular modes.

    Alll showed the flash of white then the graying ?
    You may have to turn off the "Auto Adjust Screen Tone" under the Display Settings
    - Using the Galaxy S5! -
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    Default Re: There IS a dimming issue with this phone

    What a difference compared to my hTc One.

    I turned off the Auto Brightness & Screen Tone and still looks pale. I left the Auto Brightness on the One.



    SHIFT_tapatalk 2 s4 SGH-I377M
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    Quote Originally Posted by bembol View Post
    What a difference compared to my hTc One.

    I turned off the Auto Brightness & Screen Tone and still looks pale. I left the Auto Brightness on the One.



    SHIFT_tapatalk 2 s4 SGH-I377M
    You have to make it the same level as the One to compare them, one shouldnt be dimmer than the other...put them both on Full brightness to compare
    Also use Dynamic Display on the GS4
    - Using the Galaxy S5! -
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    Default Re: There IS a dimming issue with this phone

    Same thing going on on mine, and I have auto screen tone disabled. When it loads a new page, it gets bright and then dims for no reason. I'm not sure why.

    Sent from my SGH-M919 using Tapatalk 2
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    Quote Originally Posted by JHBThree View Post
    Same thing going on on mine, and I have auto screen tone disabled. When it loads a new page, it gets bright and then dims for no reason. I'm not sure why.

    Sent from my SGH-M919 using Tapatalk 2
    Do you have adapt display turned on? That will make your screen change colors and maybe even get dim too depending on what you are doing.

    sent from my S4 using motion gestures!!!!
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    Nope. Mine is set to movie. It will also change brightness at random times, even though auto brightness is off. Its very odd.

    Sent from my SGH-M919 using Tapatalk 2
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    Quote Originally Posted by JHBThree View Post
    Nope. Mine is set to movie. It will also change brightness at random times, even though auto brightness is off. Its very odd.

    Sent from my SGH-M919 using Tapatalk 2
    I hate to say it, but I fear that you have a bad phone. I also fear that maybe there was a few bad batches and the ones with the issues may be the reason.

    I'll try to use movie and test some more on this. Give me a sec and I'll be back.

    sent from my S4 using motion gestures!!!!
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    This what I saw in BB, I tried 30 site loads and there it was bright; then gray. I put my Note2 back in pocket and left.

    NO way I could live with that.
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    What sites are u going on? I wanna test to see if mine does it
    - Using the Galaxy S5! -
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    Quote Originally Posted by smooth4lyfe View Post
    What sites are u going on? I wanna test to see if mine does it
    Mine does it in pretty much every app. I don't use the samsung browser so it can't change the brightness.

    Sent from my SGH-M919 using Tapatalk 2
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    Sorry JHB but I can't recreate this issue no matter what settings I've tried. Movie and others work perfectly. No dimming that I can tell. I tied 4 different websites and now again on taptalk.

    sent from my S4 using motion gestures!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by YankeeMike View Post
    This what I saw in BB, I tried 30 site loads and there it was bright; then gray. I put my Note2 back in pocket and left.

    NO way I could live with that.
    I wouldn't be able to live with that as well. Thankfully I dont have that issue.

    sent from my S4 using motion gestures!!!!
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    The one in the AT&T store was doing this. I thought it was some setting I was missing. I was setting it to Movie, brightness maxed, auto brightness off and it would load and dim. (adaptive was off as well)

    Could it be some Power saving Mode causing it??
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    Quote Originally Posted by warpdrive View Post
    Sorry JHB but I can't recreate this issue no matter what settings I've tried. Movie and others work perfectly. No dimming that I can tell. I tied 4 different websites and now again on taptalk.

    sent from my S4 using motion gestures!!!!
    Odd. Now mines not doing it either! I wonder if it had to do with the bright light behind me head at the time. I have most if the smart screen features off, but maybe theres a bug with the sensor? Regardless I'll keep an eye on it. Haven't noticed it until tonight, so it could just be a freak thing.

    Sent from my SGH-M919 using Tapatalk 2
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    Quote Originally Posted by JHBThree View Post
    Mine does it in pretty much every app. I don't use the samsung browser so it can't change the brightness.

    Sent from my SGH-M919 using Tapatalk 2
    I don't notice any dimming on mine...it must be some setting or something
    Try putting it on Dynamic Mode and see...thats what mine is on
    - Using the Galaxy S5! -
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    Default Re: There IS a dimming issue with this phone

    Type in Samsung S4 Dimming in Google and you'll see this issue is a concern.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YankeeMike View Post
    Type in Samsung S4 Dimming in Google and you'll see this issue is a concern.
    No body is saying that it isn't a problem with some phones. Just not every one.

    sent from my S4 using motion gestures!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by warpdrive View Post
    No body is saying that it isn't a problem with some phones. Just not every one.

    sent from my S4 using motion gestures!!!!
    And because it isn't consistent, it makes me think its a software issue.

    Sent from my SGH-M919 using Tapatalk 2
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    Quote Originally Posted by JHBThree View Post
    And because it isn't consistent, it makes me think its a software issue.

    Sent from my SGH-M919 using Tapatalk 2
    It could be, or just a setting that we haven't figured out yet.

    sent from my S4 using motion gestures!!!!
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    I notice it using the android Central forum app. As I scroll through the background changes from gray to black back to gray when scrolling

    Sent from my SPH-L720 using Android Central Forums
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    this phone is being marketed with pretty much having the best display on the market right now so this concerns me since my S4 is on it's way to me (hopefully soon!). Crossing my fingers the Canadian phones don't have this problem.
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    Ahhhh ok I see what you guys are talking about...I notice it when I open the stock browser...it goes bright than quickly dims
    It doesn't bother me personally as it only dims a little bit, but hopefully they can fix it in the next update
    Everything is still bright and clear to me
    It only happens to me when I clear background apps...other than that it wont happen
    - Using the Galaxy S5! -
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    Its a setting. Go to settings, display, screen timeout. You can adjust when the screen dims either 15 or 30 seconds or 1 minute and never I think. I think this is what you guys are ttalking about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremysoca View Post
    Its a setting. Go to settings, display, screen timeout. You can adjust when the screen dims either 15 or 30 seconds or 1 minute and never I think. I think this is what you guys are ttalking about.
    No it isn't. That's for the time it takes the screen to turn off. This is something else entirely.
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