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    Default Screen Brightness and Battery Life

    I just turned off the auto brightness on my Nexus two days ago.

    What I have found is that at least for me, the auto brightness just flat out stinks. It keeps the screen too dim in all lighting situations. I never saw how awesome our screens are until I set my own brightness (a couple of clicks below full).

    I am not seeing any issues because of the pentile screen. This is a beautiful screen.

    I have not seen any dramatic reduction in battery life. Like most every other 4G LTE smartphone I have owned, the battery life is poor. We keep trying to squeeze to out greater and greater power out of our devices on battery technology that is decades old.

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    Very true. I keep mine half way then crank to full when I want to show off some photos or video.

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    yeah I think auto brightness is flat out broken.. :/
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    i have my phone at the lowest setting for brightness....i raaarely make it bright (like the super mod said, only to show off pics/vids, and daaamn i forget how beautiful the screen looks) yet the battery settings shows the screen hogging up around 50% usually.....why??

    i dont use the phone that much throughout the day so im confused to why it drains so quick.
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    Default Re: Screen Brightness and Battery Life

    I prefer brightness set at the lowest setting with the bar all the way under the check box. Any brighter hurts my eyes - especially at night. This really helps battery life too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shaytoon21 View Post
    i have my phone at the lowest setting for brightness....i raaarely make it bright (like the super mod said, only to show off pics/vids, and daaamn i forget how beautiful the screen looks) yet the battery settings shows the screen hogging up around 50% usually.....why??

    i dont use the phone that much throughout the day so im confused to why it drains so quick.
    50% just means that 50% of battery usage was display. This does not mean display drained 50% of your battery. It means you didn't do much with the phone other than turn the display on.

    For example maybe you discharged only 10% of the battery but 50% of that 10% was display which would be 5%.
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    Default Re: Screen Brightness and Battery Life

    I think the auto-brightness setting is usually too high.. In a dark room, I can have it on 1% and it is more than bright enough still..

    Only time I may have a hard time is if I am looking at it in direct sunlight.
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    Ever notice how most iphone users keep their phones way to dim
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    Quote Originally Posted by yosteve View Post
    Ever notice how most iphone users keep their phones way to dim
    I'm gonna have to pay attention to this at work where I have lots of iCoworkers to look at their screens. :-P

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