1. arisenfury's Avatar
    I'm not one to go off online reviews too much but Phonearena just released theirs and listed the Turbo at a maximum brightness of 247 nits whereas they list my (currenty) Note 4 as 468. I don't use my phone that much outside but on occasion I do, but I don't remember the last time I had a phone that was rated that low. I played with it in stores last night but that's never a good indication. Right after I got the Note I compared brightness to my 2014 Moto X and could see a visible difference and that was rated at 385.

    I'm not one to go much by spec sheets but wanted to get some polls of people who've had it since yesterday and what they are experiencing as it seems a lot of you are coming from other high end phones from the past year.

    So, how do you feel about the brightness of the display?
    10-31-2014 07:07 AM
  2. Firedogee's Avatar
    I'm very informed on the maximum brightness of recent phones bc i have eye problems and I can guarantee that the Turbo is much brighter than 250 nits. My previous phone, Droid RAZR M, was higher than that in testing and I can tell you the Turbo gets much brighter than the RAZR M.

    I will admit the Turbo is not great outdoors when at maximum brightness but it's still acceptable for me. I did an in store comparison and the Note 4 is much brighter than the Turbo. Not a deal breaker for me though.

    Sent Turbo fast from my 64GB Droid Turbo
    mobrules likes this.
    10-31-2014 09:00 AM
  3. Mattsg430's Avatar
    Just got the Turbo. Snappy processor, near stock Android OS, yet the screen brightness is somewhat lacking. Do you think there could be a firmware update to improve screen brightness?
    10-31-2014 03:56 PM
  4. landale's Avatar
    Yeah I was expecting a brighter screen too but I guess they limited it to improve battery life? I will say it still looked a bit brighter than my Moto X (2013) although not as bright as the 2014 model. I still think it will be good enough for most.
    10-31-2014 05:52 PM
  5. Firedogee's Avatar
    Just got the Turbo. Snappy processor, near stock Android OS, yet the screen brightness is somewhat lacking. Do you think there could be a firmware update to improve screen brightness?
    I think they may have already fixed it with the System Update that's available. Mine is much brighter now, almost on par with Note 4.

    Sent Turbo-fast from my bulletproof 64GB Droid Turbo
    10-31-2014 06:09 PM
  6. billbrobaggins's Avatar
    I think they may have already fixed it with the System Update that's available. Mine is much brighter now, almost on par with Note 4.

    Sent Turbo-fast from my bulletproof 64GB Droid Turbo
    ^samzies

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-31-2014 07:32 PM
  7. jasoraso's Avatar
    Haven't got the turbo yet, but on both my moto x 2013 and 2014 models, the auto brightness never scales all the way to 100%, even if you are outside in full sunlight.

    On my X, I installed a brightness widget to disable auto brightness and set to full brightness when I'll be outside for awhile.

    I wonder if they tested the phone with it just on the auto setting. Might explain the low number.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-01-2014 12:45 AM
  8. Firedogee's Avatar
    Haven't got the turbo yet, but on both my moto x 2013 and 2014 models, the auto brightness never scales all the way to 100%, even if you are outside in full sunlight.

    On my X, I installed a brightness widget to disable auto brightness and set to full brightness when I'll be outside for awhile.

    I wonder if they tested the phone with it just on the auto setting. Might explain the low number.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I think you nailed it. And they will never admit their mistake with all the Samsung and Apple kickbacks flowing into that corrupt shop.

    Sent Turbo-fast from my bulletproof 64GB Droid Turbo
    11-01-2014 12:49 AM
  9. alfienoakes's Avatar
    This might be a deal breaker for me, I'm weighing up this one and a z3 and don't have great eyesight. Can anyone compare it outdoors to one of the higher performing phones like xperia z3 (713), iphone 6 (606) or Nokia Lumia 620 (623)? Or point me in the direction where it has been tested after the update with a nits score? thanks
    11-01-2014 05:34 AM
  10. Firedogee's Avatar
    This might be a deal breaker for me, I'm weighing up this one and a z3 and don't have great eyesight. Can anyone compare it outdoors to one of the higher performing phones like xperia z3 (713), iphone 6 (606) or Nokia Lumia 620 (623)? Or point me in the direction where it has been tested after the update with a nits score? thanks
    I have eye problems and this was my main concern when buying a phone. The display brightness is fine after the system update. Not as bright as Note 4 but pretty close.

    Sent Turbo-fast from my bulletproof 64GB Droid Turbo
    11-01-2014 09:33 AM
  11. Clocks's Avatar
    I just put mine next to my wife's note 3 with both at max brightness in my dark garage and the turbo is brighter (and warmer, if you care) for sure.
    11-01-2014 12:57 PM
  12. Rogus's Avatar
    In the direct sun, the Turbo I am able to read the screen without having to block it with my body. At full brightness settings the screen is a small amount brighter than my wife's Moto X (1st gen). I am unable to read the screen on my Razr Maxx in the direct sun. All three were just compared side by side.
    11-01-2014 01:48 PM
  13. Mattsg430's Avatar
    System update worked! Screen looks brighter now. Went and compared to G3 and M8 at Verizon and my Turbo is just as bright if not brighter.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-01-2014 08:26 PM
  14. Joe the Insider's Avatar
    Brightness is excellent if you ask me. I won't go above 70,because it's too bright.
    11-02-2014 12:00 AM
  15. travaz's Avatar
    I don't have the greatest night vision but if I push the Turbo all the way to 100% brightness it hurts my eyes because it is so bright. I have used it a little out side and it seems fine in the very bright Phoenix sunlight.
    11-02-2014 12:49 AM
  16. kjumblatt's Avatar
    I set brightness on 50% and it works well outdoors and saves some battery life.
    11-02-2014 11:08 PM
  17. Danny1Bears3's Avatar
    Hurts my eyes to put it on max brightness so...

    Turbo-Shot from my Ballistic Turbo
    11-02-2014 11:11 PM
  18. Firedogee's Avatar
    Hurts my eyes to put it on max brightness so...

    Turbo-Shot from my Ballistic Turbo
    I like ur sig. Reminds me of Intercontinental Ballistic (Turbo) Missile :P

    Sent Turbo-fast from my bulletproof 64GB Droid Turbo
    11-02-2014 11:36 PM
  19. DWYS WYSD's Avatar
    Screen dims 10% when sunshine hits it. I'm not the only one. Others in forums see it. Auto brightness turned off.
    06-24-2015 10:48 AM

Similar Threads

  1. Root an HTC one Remix (Verizon HTC one mini 2) ?
    By Nia Christian in forum HTC One Mini 2
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-01-2015, 09:57 PM
  2. Replies: 23
    Last Post: 12-30-2014, 07:28 PM
  3. Verizon Motorola Droid Turbo Google Now / Droid Command Center Widget
    By SteelGator in forum Motorola Droid Turbo
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 11-02-2014, 09:09 AM
  4. Droid turbo...what app is needed in this situation?
    By Cajun_Mike in forum Motorola Droid Turbo
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-31-2014, 04:54 PM
  5. Note 4 Screen is Slow
    By rinconmike in forum Samsung Galaxy Note 4
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-31-2014, 03:14 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD