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  1. TabGuy's Avatar
    It varies.

    With auto brightness turned on in sunlight it will boost the brightness by about 30% more than is possible manually. It's awesome and extremely bright. Try it sometime, make sure the sun is hitting the sensor.

    But, in dim places it's annoyingly dim. So, I sometimes have it on, sometimes have it off. But if I'm going outside then I turn it on.
    02-01-2016 01:02 PM
  2. maf113's Avatar
    I have my brightness level set where I want it. So I do use the auto brightness when driving. I use a wireless charging mount in the car and just turn on the auto setting while driving. This prevent a blinding bright screen at night and in the early morning. Just before getting out of the car I turn it off.
    02-03-2016 09:38 AM
  3. Nathan Innocent's Avatar
    Does battery drain really bad for the people that use it at half way brightness or 3/4 of brightness?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-04-2016 10:20 PM
  4. acles003's Avatar
    I just leave it on, because if I do it manually and forget it's not on auto, then I pull out my phone to do something quickly, it's really annoying to have to adjust the brightness, especially when it's at like 10-15% and I am going from dim to bright environment. I don't know, maybe I just need to learn to have more patience.

    However, on the T-Mobile app, when I do a device health check, it shws auto brightness as being the preferred way for battery life.

    The green to the left means that's currently on the preferred option.
    02-05-2016 10:53 AM
  5. KelseyRo4's Avatar
    When I leave my brightness low, I get MAYBE 4 hours of SOT. When I leave it on auto, I get 5 hours+ so I'm leaving auto on from now on

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-06-2016 07:02 PM
  6. BergerKing's Avatar
    I keep mine off, setting the brightness as I need it depending on ambient lighting conditions. One of the things I love is that in the dark, the Note 5 is much dimmer than my S4 was.
    02-06-2016 09:53 PM
  7. soldier45's Avatar
    Never used auto bright option always on max brightness. Why bother using this phone at its potential at all times otherwise. Still getting about 12 hrs of battery life most days 6 months later.
    02-06-2016 10:58 PM
  8. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    The only time I activate auto brightness is when I am out at night after dark. At home, I turn it off. I Keep it just above halfway between the completely dim and halfway point. I would rather get an hour less of usage and be able to enjoy the amazing screen quality. It's the best screen out of any phone I have now.
    02-07-2016 04:42 AM
  9. msndrstood's Avatar
    I keep it off and adjust manually.

    I use Power saving all the time. I usually get 4.5 hours of screen on time with it, without it 3.5 hours. That's continous use since I'm home most of the day.
    02-07-2016 02:46 PM
  10. Rahim Esmail's Avatar

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-07-2016 02:53 PM
  11. randyltodd's Avatar
    I only use auto outside in the sun. It would be cool if you could set the BASE brightness with the slider and then set auto and it would work off of that base based on ambient light. So you could make it a little brighter, or dimmer, your preference, even with auto on...
    zCirca likes this.
    02-09-2016 06:26 PM
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