10-04-2012 11:01 PM
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  1. BbRelic's Avatar
    According to some reviews and videos the screen brightness or lack there of is geeting a thumbs down.
    Is anybody else concerned with this?
    Could this keep you away from the S3?
    Do you think they will patch it later?

    Just wondering.

    And no I have not cancelled my pre order of the S3 yet.

    Have a nice day.
    06-21-2012 06:14 AM
  2. kevinnugent's Avatar
    The screen is bright. At 100% it's ridiculous. Don't worry about it.
    ybcthanerd and LoveMyPhone like this.
    06-21-2012 06:15 AM
  3. jk175d's Avatar
    According to some reviews and videos the screen brightness or lack there of is geeting a thumbs down.
    Is anybody else concerned with this?
    Could this keep you away from the S3?
    Do you think they will patch it later?

    Just wondering.

    And no I have not cancelled my pre order of the S3 yet.

    Have a nice day.
    I've gotten the impression that out of the box the brightness level is set on the low side, and that the reviewers (or users of HTC phones looking to feel better about their own phones) have not been savvy enough to make the settings adjustment before doing their screen comparisons.
    LoveMyPhone likes this.
    06-21-2012 06:43 AM
  4. Skunkape60's Avatar
    They are talking about the auto brightness level is low. It can be adjusted.

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    Just Flash It !!!
    LoveMyPhone likes this.
    06-21-2012 06:56 AM
  5. DianeR's Avatar
    I read a review which said to turn off the auto brightness.
    06-21-2012 09:44 AM
  6. tom5's Avatar
    Don't worry, the brightness is OK, I would be much more worried about those "ink marks" you get because of the AMOLED production process (or in other words: Samsung's crappy quality assurance) like described here:
    Galaxy S3 Display Problem! Pink tint + ink marks confirmed ... - xda-developers
    (the last picture in the opening post).
    Seems like most of the units have this but many people won't notice (you can only see it when looking at dark background in a dark environment (room). And if it's not noticeable that's OK, but there are also really bad cases when the spots are big and you clearly see them.

    So for all of you planning to buy it: pray to have small dots or no dots at all (rare cases) .
    Mine looks like this:
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    In regular use I don't see it. When in darkness I'm able to notice the bigger "dots" when dark images/videos are being viewed.
    06-21-2012 02:54 PM
  7. SoDev's Avatar
    ^^^ Arrrgggghhhhhhhh, don't know if I'm sad or glad that I read that...
    06-21-2012 03:44 PM
  8. DianeR's Avatar
    First I'm hearing of this....
    06-21-2012 03:46 PM
  9. SoDev's Avatar
    First I'm hearing of this....
    Yep, me too, but the bad thing is that it won't be the last. I hope I'm wrong, but it seems there is multiple issues with the screen.
    06-21-2012 03:54 PM
  10. tom5's Avatar
    As I said - this is not something you'll notice in regular use (in most of the cases) but it's kinda pissing me off... It shouldn't be there at all in the phone that costs $800. I made a photo with SGS2 next to it, both phones are displaying pure black image and as you notice SGS2 has much deeper blacks while SGS3 has some kind of glow. I don't know if all this is PenTile related or PenTile+HD related. Samsung probably won't say a word about it.
    Except that the phone is really great and the screen is also great in normal conditions.
    06-21-2012 04:17 PM
  11. liteon163's Avatar
    There's a free app called "Display Tester" in the market. It helps reveal a lot of calibration issues, including dead pixel detection.

    I fully recommend people try it out if they're worried about their screen.

    Sent from my LG Spectrum using Tapatalk 2.
    06-21-2012 04:28 PM
  12. tom5's Avatar
    There's a free app called "Display Tester" in the market. It helps reveal a lot of calibration issues, including dead pixel detection.

    I fully recommend people try it out if they're worried about their screen.
    I use the code *#0*# to test basic colors (RGB).

    And remember - as for the "effects" described here you'll notice it only when in the dark and with black background displayed so there's no chance seeing it just in a shop when all the lights are on.
    06-21-2012 11:51 PM
  13. nate44's Avatar
    Don't worry, the brightness is OK, I would be much more worried about those "ink marks" you get because of the AMOLED production process (or in other words: Samsung's crappy quality assurance) like described here:
    Galaxy S3 Display Problem! Pink tint + ink marks confirmed ... - xda-developers
    (the last picture in the opening post).
    Seems like most of the units have this but many people won't notice (you can only see it when looking at dark background in a dark environment (room). And if it's not noticeable that's OK, but there are also really bad cases when the spots are big and you clearly see them.

    So for all of you planning to buy it: pray to have small dots or no dots at all (rare cases) .
    Mine looks like this:
    Click to view quoted image
    .
    In regular use I don't see it. When in darkness I'm able to notice the bigger "dots" when dark images/videos are being viewed.
    Please stop whining about Ink Marks/Blotches on SAMOLED display - xda-developers
    06-22-2012 12:47 AM
  14. tom5's Avatar
    Yes I've read this before, but this issue is so random that one can't say if it's a problem or not for another person and particular phone unit, you have to take it and examine for yourself. If the guy is happy with his phone - good for him. I'm 95% happy . No 2 phones have identical displays (or rather - identically imperfect displays). Samsung clearly can't mass-produce flawless AMOLEDs at the moment.
    06-22-2012 01:56 AM
  15. Firemeat23's Avatar
    Well I am a little disappointed with the screen brightness, I am coming from a I phone 4, the display is really nice I just wish it was a little brighter, and in the sun you might as well leave it in your pocket because you can't see anything.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    arizonamman likes this.
    06-22-2012 11:57 PM
  16. Mac.World's Avatar
    Well I am a little disappointed with the screen brightness, I am coming from a I phone 4, the display is really nice I just wish it was a little brighter, and in the sun you might as well leave it in your pocket because you can't see anything.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    I finally got my S3 and after reading this thread, I am stumped. Or really lucky. I don't have those spots. My screen is perfect. No light bleed either like with my iP4. (the difference between pentile and ips)

    My screen brightness is consistent with the iP4 I have and set to high, ai was able to make out the screen in bright sunshine at the beach today and take some great shots. This is the best camera I have ever had on a phone. No lag at all either, unlike with the iphone.
    06-23-2012 12:56 AM
  17. bauer2's Avatar
    Well I am a little disappointed with the screen brightness, I am coming from a I phone 4, the display is really nice I just wish it was a little brighter, and in the sun you might as well leave it in your pocket because you can't see anything.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    If you adjust all the brightness settings it looks fine. In low light it's border line to bright. I guess you could say it's not bright enough if you like getting a tan from the light.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Android Central Forums
    06-23-2012 12:58 AM
  18. Firemeat23's Avatar
    If you adjust all the brightness settings it looks fine. In low light it's border line to bright. I guess you could say it's not bright enough if you like getting a tan from the light.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Android Central Forums
    Agree to disagree I guess. Yes In low light it is fine, no question, but at least for me it is almost unusable in direct sunlight.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
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    06-23-2012 01:22 AM
  19. BbRelic's Avatar
    During my first 24 hours of use with the phone I have learned that with the adjusted settings the screen looks Great indoors.

    However outdoors in bright light the phone is unusable.

    I am very surprised as everything else about the phone is great.
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    06-23-2012 04:44 PM
  20. arizonamman's Avatar
    The "unusable in direct sunlight" comments have me concerned. It will be the first thing I check after un-boxing/charging. If it is that bad, I'll put on the Steinheil. Almost 300 days per year with sun and I use my phone almost exclusively outdoors. If still bad, it goes back.
    06-23-2012 08:27 PM
  21. arizonamman's Avatar
    was able to make out the screen in bright sunshine at the beach today
    Does "make out" mean for you that it was clear and bright without sun glare?
    06-23-2012 08:32 PM
  22. KSmithInNY's Avatar
    Ambient light sensors and display auto adjust used to be a big joke in Android. Nobody used it because you could be in the sun with a fully dimmed screen our in the dark with a fully lit screen. Recent improvements have changed my mind about using it, and i love it. Some OEMs still can't seem to nail it (like too gradual of increase/decrease brightness), but overall it's actually functional.

    Kind of related because someone mentioned it but a different sensor, a stellar example of what I said HERE, Moto has created their own closed source code which uses the proximity sensor to prevent pocket waking/dialing. Appropriately called pocket protection. Great idea, no reason all phones with proximity sensors cant do that, yet someone needs to write unique code to achieve the exact same result and be willing to distribute the code under an open source license so it can be merged with AOSP, CM, AOKP, etc.....

    Gentlemen, grab your pitchforks!!!
    06-23-2012 08:48 PM
  23. rlb's Avatar
    Every display will reflect light, it's glass. Some displays are less reflective than others. The S3 has one of the least reflective displays available(some website tested a bunch). No amoled is as bright as an LCD. But amoleds have much better contrast, which helps in sunlight. I used my S3 outdoors all day today in extremely bright sunlight. With the brightness at max, it is absolutely very readable. And if you tilt the display a little to avoid direct reflection, it is even more readable. Is it better than the One X? I don't know, but the superior contrast will certainly help. I've seen some reviews say the One X was better in sunlight and some say that the S3 was better. I'll bet they are very close.
    06-23-2012 10:05 PM
  24. FreeYourCellphone#AC's Avatar
    The screen is fantastic!

    I've had no problems with it at all.

    I've found it to be bright enough.

    The phones awesome, you'll love it

    According to some reviews and videos the screen brightness or lack there of is geeting a thumbs down.
    Is anybody else concerned with this?
    Could this keep you away from the S3?
    Do you think they will patch it later?

    Just wondering.

    And no I have not cancelled my pre order of the S3 yet.

    Have a nice day.
    06-23-2012 10:17 PM
  25. tom5's Avatar
    Just to update you guys about the "dots" issue: I have replaced my phone and the new one also has dots but there are fewer dots now and there are no bigger ones so I think I'll stick with it. Still I find this very unfortunate to happen in a flagship device, no matter if it's noticeable in daily use or not.
    Below a comparison photo - my first unit is on the left and the new one on the right:

    06-24-2012 08:28 AM
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