12-19-2014 07:30 PM
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  1. 1812dave's Avatar
    I hate it.
    I use my phone as a GPS attached to the handlebar on my motorcycle. When in direct sunlight, the map colors suddenly wash out, and I have an almost totally white screen. I can't see the different contrasts of the different roads and trails and my maps become useless. It is suddenly all nearly white. Horrible. The other drawback is that even when plugged into a charger, the display suddenly is pulling more power then my chargers can output. So my phone battery slowly dies, even on charge, when in bright sunlight.
    The only way to disable this screen oddness is to turn off auto brightness. But I like auto brightness. I'm playing with a replacement screen brightener now. It needs a setting to disable that oddity.
    Try the Mpow charger. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...cUvbUpU4004942
    I have an app on my Note 2 that displays charging power and this charger is right up there at around 1000 mA. It's enough to keep my Note 2 charging with Google maps running with screen on constantly.
    10-29-2014 10:44 AM
  2. worwig's Avatar
    Try the Mpow charger. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...cUvbUpU4004970
    I have an app on my Note 2 that displays charging power and this charger is right up there at around 1000 mA. It's enough to keep my Note 2 charging with Google maps running with screen on constantly.
    I have a few waterproof 3 amp chargers on order that should take care of the charge problem. But the extra power, and white bright screen, also means that the phone will run even hotter. Especially if I have to put in in a sealed case on a rainy day.

    It needs a setting to disable it. Period.
    If I simply wanted to be able to view the phone dialer or read some text, in direct sunlight, it might be great.
    10-29-2014 10:51 AM
  3. dpham00's Avatar
    Is Tasker able to use the super bright mode? That would be nice .


    Mike
    No, it can't.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4
    10-29-2014 11:22 AM
  4. 1812dave's Avatar
    I have a few waterproof 3 amp chargers on order that should take care of the charge problem. But the extra power, and white bright screen, also means that the phone will run even hotter. Especially if I have to put in in a sealed case on a rainy day.

    It needs a setting to disable it. Period.
    If I simply wanted to be able to view the phone dialer or read some text, in direct sunlight, it might be great.
    Yeah, Google Maps + screen on bright = very hot phone. What chargers did you order and how much? The Mpow are dirt cheap, but of course not water tight.
    10-29-2014 04:16 PM
  5. worwig's Avatar
    Yeah, Google Maps + screen on bright = very hot phone. What chargers did you order and how much? The Mpow are dirt cheap, but of course not water tight.
    This is what I have on order. It remains to be seen if they actually work.
    I should also add that it is enclosed. No guarantee that it is water tight.

    1Meter DC 12V 24V to 5V 3A Micro USB Power Converter Adapter Cable New | eBay
    10-29-2014 06:33 PM
  6. Tkbredx's Avatar
    I like it! But it doesn't do it when you have your own brightness setting set so I don't really use it often as I always have my brightness all the way up.
    10-29-2014 11:03 PM
  7. beavo451's Avatar
    I have a few waterproof 3 amp chargers on order that should take care of the charge problem. But the extra power, and white bright screen, also means that the phone will run even hotter. Especially if I have to put in in a sealed case on a rainy day.

    It needs a setting to disable it. Period.
    If I simply wanted to be able to view the phone dialer or read some text, in direct sunlight, it might be great.
    What, like a toggle? Just set your brightness setting to max and just toggle auto brightness on and off.
    10-30-2014 12:30 AM
  8. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    Does someone have a video of this? I'm interested in seeing this for myself
    10-30-2014 12:34 AM
  9. pgi cruiser's Avatar
    I have trouble seeing anything on my note4 screen in bright sunlight. The entire screen is terribly washed out. Is there any way, natively or through a 3rd party app, to set the maximum brightness beyond Samsung's settings? I use my phone outdoor a lot, but it's difficult using the camera or any boating navigation apps on this phone. That's one of the few thinges that I miss about my iPhone. The iPhone was much easier to use in bright sunight (meaning I actually could see the screen). Can anyone please help me?
    12-19-2014 12:56 PM
  10. ronb's Avatar
    I have trouble seeing anything on my note4 screen in bright sunlight. The entire screen is terribly washed out. Is there any way, natively or through a 3rd party app, to set the maximum brightness beyond Samsung's settings? I use my phone outdoor a lot, but it's difficult using the camera or any boating navigation apps on this phone. That's one of the few thinges that I miss about my iPhone. The iPhone was much easier to use in bright sunight (meaning I actually could see the screen). Can anyone please help me?
    I don't know of a way but check your setting under Display and Wallpaper and Screen Mode. Make sure it is set to Adaptive Display. That should go to a brighter setting under sunlight. There are no other controls that I am aware of.
    Good Luck!
    Ron
    12-19-2014 01:38 PM
  11. PlanetPluto7's Avatar
    I have adaptive display turned on and it does. Not as bright as the Note 3 with the same settings but only had it a week. I never find 'auto' use-full on Android devices.
    12-19-2014 05:15 PM
  12. PlanetPluto7's Avatar
    Me too on the Note 3 as on the 4 I use Adaptive brightness manually set but on the 4 I need to set brightness higher. So far I'm hunting for a better setting, I checked and Auto is too dim as with any Android I've had.
    12-19-2014 05:19 PM
  13. PlanetPluto7's Avatar
    Mine just is too dark in sunlight compared to the same settings on the 3. I have room and am working on it.
    12-19-2014 05:21 PM
  14. worwig's Avatar
    I have trouble seeing anything on my note4 screen in bright sunlight. The entire screen is terribly washed out. Is there any way, natively or through a 3rd party app, to set the maximum brightness beyond Samsung's settings? I use my phone outdoor a lot, but it's difficult using the camera or any boating navigation apps on this phone. That's one of the few thinges that I miss about my iPhone. The iPhone was much easier to use in bright sunight (meaning I actually could see the screen). Can anyone please help me?
    Are you using AUTO on the brightness setting?
    In direct sunlight it should get brighter to the point of being pretty good, then suddenly JUMP to an extra bright setting. Generally that extra bright setting is great for using the camera and such in sunlight. But I have an issue where it washes out the colors on my GPS software.
    12-19-2014 06:56 PM
  15. ejohnnyk's Avatar
    This post has info on the Note 4's screen in direct sunlight.

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho....php?p=4115685
    12-19-2014 07:15 PM
  16. Phantasmal Images's Avatar
    I have trouble seeing anything on my note4 screen in bright sunlight. The entire screen is terribly washed out. Is there any way, natively or through a 3rd party app, to set the maximum brightness beyond Samsung's settings? I use my phone outdoor a lot, but it's difficult using the camera or any boating navigation apps on this phone. That's one of the few thinges that I miss about my iPhone. The iPhone was much easier to use in bright sunight (meaning I actually could see the screen). Can anyone please help me?
    Something is definitely wrong... the maximum brightness of the Note 4 on auto when in high ambient light is 750 cd/m2. While the iPhone 6 is only 558 cd/m2. The Note 4 also has better contrast in high ambient light, 156, vs the iPhone 6 121 rating.

    So there's either a problem with your settings, a hardware defect, or possibly a screen protector or case that is hindering performance. That's why I avoid any of the cases with built in screen protectors (eg Otterbox Defender), they degrade screen performance too much in my opinion.
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    12-19-2014 07:30 PM
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