1. PaulQ's Avatar
    I've read in multiple places this business of changing the RGB setting which I assume is in developer options. In the two places I've seen it recently, no one has explained why one would do this. I also recall reading something about the setting not holding through a restart. Can someone explain why one changes this setting?

    Thanks!
    01-03-2016 06:38 PM
  2. jacmeister's Avatar
    Hi Paul. This is part of what I was reading about the screen being the same as Note 5.

    TLDR: there is a switch in developer settings to tone back the saturation levels of the Nexus 6P to something close to the nexus 5X. i guess "out of the box' it's a bit oversaturated.

    [deleted]95d, 11h20

    The anandtech.com writer said that it initially looked oversaturated, but that after enabling a function labelled SRGB that the display looked subjectively more accurate and closer to the 5X

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-03-2016 06:54 PM
  3. Aquila's Avatar
    The sRGB On is a more accurate setting - colors are better.
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    01-03-2016 07:15 PM
  4. RHChan84's Avatar
    sRGB off-more vibrant colors.
    sRGB on-more true to life colors.

    It's all personal preference.
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    01-03-2016 07:35 PM
  5. PaulQ's Avatar
    No negative side effects to the screen by using it?
    01-03-2016 07:49 PM
  6. RHChan84's Avatar
    Nope. None.
    01-03-2016 07:56 PM
  7. pfunnyjoy's Avatar
    I tried to live with the over-saturated colors, but finally caved and turned on the sRGB. I was OK with the vibrancy on home screen, but it REALLY bothered me in every game I played and occasionally viewing photos. Much happier to have more natural color!

    Definitely a personal preference thing!
    01-05-2016 12:44 AM
  8. Emperor's Avatar
    Any impact on battery life?

    Posted via Nexus 128GB Beast
    01-05-2016 01:09 AM
  9. RHChan84's Avatar
    None that I'm aware off.
    01-05-2016 08:14 AM
  10. Go0gle's Avatar
    Accurate color looks dull to most people, and is nothing like the typical cell phone screen is calibrated to. I work on a professionally calibrated monitor every day, and the OLED screens on phones are sometimes hard for me to look at for long periods because they are just so over the top. sRGB (which is nothing more than a color space) mode on the 6P makes the colors MUCH more accurate, but to most people it will look dull, especially if you have just been staring at your phone for a while without it enabled. If you do try it out, I encourage you to use it for more than a few seconds, you will get used to it and may actually prefer it. Most people seem to like the super bright, punchy, over-saturated look though which is totally fine too. If you're a really heavy user, you'll find sRBG mode is much easier on the eyes.

    Same thing when you go look at TV in a store - they have them on "display" mode which usually means brightness and contrast at 100%, and saturation jacked up with all image enhancement features enabled. I personally think this looks like trash, but people are drawn to it because it's bright and colorful. A properly calibrated, accurate display looks unimpressive to some people at first glance, but it's all personal preference at the end of the day. If you like eye-scorching color and contrast, with crushed blacks & whites and zero detail in the shadows, you will be a fan of how TV's are set up in the store haha.
    01-05-2016 12:15 PM
  11. puch96's Avatar
    I have to agree that for my taste, I prefer sRGB mode a lot more. This is my first AMOLED screen I owned, so at the beginning the colors were too punchy. Once I switched to sRGB, it actually made the screen look better, especially videos and photos.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-05-2016 02:32 PM
  12. bad1550's Avatar
    How do I enable this setting?
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    01-05-2016 02:50 PM
  13. VermaEklavya's Avatar
    Accurate color looks dull to most people, and is nothing like the typical cell phone screen is calibrated to. I work on a professionally calibrated monitor every day, and the OLED screens on phones are sometimes hard for me to look at for long periods because they are just so over the top. sRGB (which is nothing more than a color space) mode on the 6P makes the colors MUCH more accurate, but to most people it will look dull, especially if you have just been staring at your phone for a while without it enabled. If you do try it out, I encourage you to use it for more than a few seconds, you will get used to it and may actually prefer it. Most people seem to like the super bright, punchy, over-saturated look though which is totally fine too. If you're a really heavy user, you'll find sRBG mode is much easier on the eyes.

    Same thing when you go look at TV in a store - they have them on "display" mode which usually means brightness and contrast at 100%, and saturation jacked up with all image enhancement features enabled. I personally think this looks like trash, but people are drawn to it because it's bright and colorful. A properly calibrated, accurate display looks unimpressive to some people at first glance, but it's all personal preference at the end of the day. If you like eye-scorching color and contrast, with crushed blacks & whites and zero detail in the shadows, you will be a fan of how TV's are set up in the store haha.
    I am torn between the two modes. The default is too punchy, and sRGB is too muted. I wish there was a medium setting somewhere. Though I did notice that both modes look best with brightness cranked up. At low brightness, sRGB mode looks too pale, while default looks way over-saturated. Anyone else facing this, or is it just my unit?
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    01-05-2016 03:01 PM
  14. VermaEklavya's Avatar
    How do I enable this setting?
    Under "Settings > About phone", scroll down to the bottom and tap "Build number" seven times to enable developer options. The phone will notify you saying you are now a developer. Go back to the main settings page and scroll down to "Developer options". You will find a setting toggle "Picture color mode". Toggle on for sRGB, and off for default colors.

    Developer options give you some more control over your phone, but most settings are not for regular people. Be careful using them as they might affect your phone's overall performance.
    01-05-2016 03:08 PM
  15. bad1550's Avatar
    Thank you
    01-05-2016 03:30 PM
  16. Jdane07's Avatar
    I personally can't stand the dull colors from the sRGB setting, but I'm accustomed to using Samsung panels (own a Note 5, and some of the previous gens). I can understand using it if you're coming from LCD displays that aren't so saturated though. All personal preference.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-05-2016 03:32 PM
  17. asylvia's Avatar
    kind if interesting but i think SRGB mode was turned on by default on my 6P. somehow it got turned off the other day and ever since i couldn't figure out what was going on. i thought my screen was messed up and considered trying to return the phone. i couldn't stand the almost fluorescent looking reds and greens. anyways today after some google searching i checked the SRGB mode and sure enough it was off.
    01-05-2016 03:33 PM
  18. mumfoau's Avatar
    I made the switch a couple days ago and really felt the screen was washed out initially. This morning, I had to check my setting to see if it had gotten turned off because I've now gotten used to it and it looks fine. I actually really like it and like others have said it's very apparent when watching video!
    01-12-2016 04:58 AM
  19. RHChan84's Avatar
    It's not a bad setting. It's just people are used to such vibrant settings, they get used to it. It took me a day to get used to it.
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    01-12-2016 09:07 AM
  20. pfunnyjoy's Avatar
    I initially enjoyed the punchy color look on my home screen, but the enjoyment ceased abruptly when I looked at photos on the web or loaded any of my games! Made the switch and am much happier! My phone now echoes the more natural colors seen on my Nexus tablets. Definitely easier on my eyes, but it is all personal preference. Very glad Google made choice possible here!
    01-12-2016 01:08 PM

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