1. Any Help Appreciated's Avatar
    I love my Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Okay it is a little old but the fact that I can easily change batteries is brilliant.

    HOWEVER, when I am outside and in most external light conditions the screen looks awful - smudged and foggy. Inside it is great.

    Now I know I can use a screen protector but they look obvious for so many reasons.

    I know I can clean it with a microfibre cloth every minute, but no thanks!!!!

    Does anyone have any suggestions?
    07-25-2020 07:07 AM
  2. Galactic Zoo's Avatar
    If it's smudged and foggy then your hands are causing the problem. Other than keep your hands clean I can offer no solution. It's not a phone issue.
    07-25-2020 07:44 AM
  3. Any Help Appreciated's Avatar
    Thanks but it is a phone issue. Never had it on any other phone ever.
    07-25-2020 07:53 AM
  4. Morty2264's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! We're happy to have you here!

    What is your brightness setting set to when you are inside and when you are outside - is it dimmer inside; and brighter outside? Could you do a side-by-side comparison with another phone under both conditions?
    07-25-2020 07:58 AM
  5. Any Help Appreciated's Avatar
    Thanks.

    I make sure that the settings are not on automatic so it would be the same brightness. Maybe I should try the automatic?

    I know someone else who has the same issue on the charcoal version but not on the white version.

    I have had about 20 different phones and never had this issue before.
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    07-25-2020 08:01 AM
  6. Morty2264's Avatar
    Thanks.

    I make sure that the settings are not on automatic so it would be the same brightness. Maybe I should try the automatic?

    I know someone else who has the same issue on the charcoal version but not on the white version.

    I have had about 20 different phones and never had this issue before.
    Hmm, okay. I'm just thinking that maybe there is something up with your screen, and the brightness settings between your phone and another may yield some results. That sounds like a good call! Switch to Automatic and see what happens!
    07-25-2020 09:11 AM
  7. Any Help Appreciated's Avatar
    Thanks! It works! It uses up a lot more battery power but it works!

    MANY THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    07-25-2020 03:52 PM
  8. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Thanks but it is a phone issue. Never had it on any other phone ever.
    If it's been in use for quite a few years it's possible the oleophobic coating has worn off.
    07-25-2020 04:11 PM
  9. Morty2264's Avatar
    Thanks! It works! It uses up a lot more battery power but it works!

    MANY THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I'm so glad to hear that! Yay!
    07-26-2020 08:37 AM

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