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  1. Crispy's Avatar
    I really don't like how Google is abandoning Holo Dark which was introduced in ICS and was consistent. Now notifications, dialer, contacts, settings are all light themed with blinding white.

    It doesn't look as elegant, uses more battery on many screens, and isn't even consistent, as many places in the OS like drop down settings are still dark.

    At least users should have an option to switch themes.
    10-05-2014 01:54 AM
  2. StutterStep's Avatar
    Yes please. This new all white background design is going to drain my Moto X's battery life quick with an AMOLED screen having to display whites. Definitely a dark or black theme would help a lot

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    10-06-2014 05:24 PM
  3. p3ntyne's Avatar
    Yes please. This new all white background design is going to drain my Moto X's battery life quick with an AMOLED screen having to display whites. Definitely a dark or black theme would help a lot

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    A white background does not use more battery than a grey background.
    10-12-2014 07:19 PM
  4. Kaido's Avatar
    Dark themes look so outdated
    10-12-2014 08:21 PM
  5. bradley129's Avatar
    A white background does not use more battery than a white or grey background.
    Umm I'm afraid they do.
    Dark themes look so outdated
    Depends on your taste. I like a black/red theme.
    10-12-2014 11:55 PM
  6. p3ntyne's Avatar
    Umm I'm afraid they do.

    Depends on your taste. I like a black/red theme.
    If I'm not mistaken, it needs to be a completely black pixel.
    10-13-2014 12:01 AM
  7. bradley129's Avatar
    If I'm not mistaken, it needs to be a completely black pixel.
    Sorry if my response came of jerkish, they had a test a while back that found even darker colors saved battery, for example red saved more battery that bright green.
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    10-14-2014 07:05 PM
  8. Kaido's Avatar
    AMOLED displays suffer from burn in. I'm not sure why anyone would choose an AMOLED display over IPS LCD.
    10-14-2014 07:49 PM
  9. bespinct's Avatar
    AMOLED displays suffer from burn in. I'm not sure why anyone would choose an AMOLED display over IPS LCD.
    Easy. I don't want a device with a back light. Sure AMOLED isn't as bright, but the blacks are black and AMOLED devices have much less glare at night when used as a book reader or Alarm clock.

    I also wonder how burn in really happens. The way I understand it, the screen would have to be static for many hours. If that happens, you're holding it wrong.

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    10-14-2014 08:07 PM
  10. Kaido's Avatar
    You can get burn in if you're just a heavy texter according to this reviewer
    Skip to 13:00
    10-14-2014 08:11 PM
  11. bespinct's Avatar
    You can get burn in if you're just a heavy texter according to this reviewer
    Skip to 13:00
    Thanks for link. I wonder how long it takes in practical use.

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    10-14-2014 08:30 PM
  12. StutterStep's Avatar
    AMOLED displays suffer from burn in. I'm not sure why anyone would choose an AMOLED display over IPS LCD.
    Why anyone would choose AMOLED? You're implying there's no benefits or if people had a choice. You're basically asking people why they buy Samsung phones.

    IPS = Brighter, better whites, more accurate colours and sharper than AMOLED Pentile counter part
    AMOLED = Better contrast, deep blacks, power saving if used in the right scenario, pixel activation allows creative things like Moto Display to be possible.

    However the Note 4's screen proves that AMOLED technology is still advancing forward, being able to display accurate colours too. Each iteration of the Note shows that AMOLED is continually improving in brightness and accuracy.
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    10-17-2014 11:19 PM
  13. Rattso2005's Avatar
    Agreed. Options we want options! If I want a dark theme to switch to give me that option!!!

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    10-18-2014 12:21 AM
  14. Kaido's Avatar
    Why anyone would choose AMOLED? You're implying there's no benefits or if people had a choice. You're basically asking people why they buy Samsung phones.

    IPS = Brighter, better whites, more accurate colours and sharper than AMOLED Pentile counter part
    AMOLED = Better contrast, deep blacks, power saving if used in the right scenario, pixel activation allows creative things like Moto Display to be possible.

    However the Note 4's screen proves that AMOLED technology is still advancing forward, being able to display accurate colours too. Each iteration of the Note shows that AMOLED is continually improving in brightness and accuracy.
    Have you been itching to lay that out? lol

    You missed the first sentence. AMOLED displays suffer from unsightly burn in. Buying products with AMOLED displays, yet being aware of this issue is what baffles me. I never claimed AMOLED didn't offer benefits though. That's your misinterpretation.
    10-18-2014 12:47 AM
  15. cgardnervt's Avatar
    Dark theme would be welcome in my book!
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    10-18-2014 05:29 AM
  16. chris20nyy's Avatar
    AMOLED displays suffer from burn in. I'm not sure why anyone would choose an AMOLED display over IPS LCD.
    Steve jobs...is that you? All the sudden android users can't choose what phone display they like? Or what type of theme they like either?

    The nexus 6, androids very own device uses an amoled panel. It would be nice given this is a world of choices, where people can choose things they like to have a dark theme that coincides with the benefits of an amoled panel.

    So in other words, stop trying to make your opinion everyone's opinion and understand that other people may like different things than you!
    10-18-2014 08:49 AM
  17. chris20nyy's Avatar
    That's no misinterpretation, you asked the question "why would anyone by an amoled display?". Which infers you see no reason, meaning you don't understand any benefit to amoled. He didn't misinterpret anything, you left that open due to your complete blanket generality of amoled being worthless.

    And I've had 3 amoled phones, a nexus s, a galaxy s2, and a galaxy s3, and never had so much as a hint of burn in.
    10-18-2014 08:54 AM
  18. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    AMOLED displays suffer from burn in. I'm not sure why anyone would choose an AMOLED display over IPS LCD.
    Easy. I don't want a device with a back light. Sure AMOLED isn't as bright, but the blacks are black and AMOLED devices have much less glare at night when used as a book reader or Alarm clock.

    Posted via the Android Central App

    IPS = Brighter, better whites, more accurate colours and sharper than AMOLED Pentile counter part
    LCD's can suffer burn-in, too. There are no signs of burn-in on my 2 year old SG3. And Samsung's SAMOLED screens on the S5 and Note 4 are significantly BRIGHTER in daylight than any available LCD screen. They have better color accuracy, too. They also have a wider viewing angle and are less glare-prone than LCD screens, including IPS panels.

    Don't believe me? Google DisplayMate, and look at their actual instrumented test results.

    My LG G3 is an excellent phone, but the screen pales (literally and figuratively) in comparison to the S5 or Note 4.
    10-18-2014 09:47 AM
  19. benhaube's Avatar
    AMOLED displays suffer from burn in. I'm not sure why anyone would choose an AMOLED display over IPS LCD.
    Um, my iPad with a IPS display got burn in, and so did my iphone. Never had a problem with any of my Android phones with amoled.
    10-18-2014 06:18 PM
  20. StutterStep's Avatar
    Have you been itching to lay that out? lol

    You missed the first sentence. AMOLED displays suffer from unsightly burn in. Buying products with AMOLED displays, yet being aware of this issue is what baffles me. I never claimed AMOLED didn't offer benefits though. That's your misinterpretation.
    Are you suggesting a very high percentage of AMOLED displays have burn in? It depends a lot on user habits. If it was really an issue then why hasn't it been addressed yet by casual users? That's because the chances of it happening is low. LCD's are not immune either from the memory effect. Why do you suggest that people are buying these screens knowing that they burn-in...? I've used both types of displays often enough and I have never seen this based on my personal usage thus I do not consider this burn-in or memory effect to have any factor in my purchase decisions. If that's bothering you then you're just limiting your own choices. If you've personally experienced burn-in then fine but do not take someone else's experience and accept it as your own truth.
    10-21-2014 05:30 PM
  21. Crispy's Avatar
    New generation of AMOLED displayed are better in every single respect than LCD. Better colors, better contrast, better viewing angles, much less energy usage, more vibrant and they don't have burn in issues.
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    10-21-2014 08:20 PM
  22. scoty024's Avatar
    ... okay. I don't get why people get so up in arms over whatever they can think of to argue about. I've had more phones than anyone I've ever met and couldn't tell you which were ISP, AMOLED or CRT. But back to the purpose of this thread...
    I agree, I wish they would allow the option to choose between a light or dark theme across Android. I hate the look of the blinding white EVERYTHING.

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    10-21-2014 09:54 PM
  23. StutterStep's Avatar
    This is no surprise but more reason to have black themes available. Also black theme is also much easier to read at night. Seeing how Nexus 6 is using AMOLED, I hope google considers a black theme. BlackBerry is doing a good job offering options to choose light or dark themes for apps; this needs to be a trend.


    How much power does a black interface really save on AMOLED displays? | Greenbot

    Power consumption was 41% lower overall when using the predominantly black interface in Reddit Sync.
    Your actual savings will depend greatly on how much screen time you have and which apps you use, but eking out an extra 15 or 20% screen time seems quite plausible.
    10-22-2014 12:36 AM
  24. xtremevicky's Avatar
    I would also like to see an option.

    If not other colors a basic Black/White should be there.. Lollipop is just too Bright.
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    10-22-2014 01:40 AM
  25. chezm's Avatar
    While I'm happy with the new clean white theme, I do agree an option to switch between dark/light (similar to Windows phone) would definitely be a nice option.

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    10-22-2014 05:10 AM
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