1. joeborg's Avatar
    Just bought a new S3 for my mum and, when comparing it to my own S3 as well as my dad's, I noticed the screen is considerably dimmer under the same exact conditions. Switching off auto-brightness and setting brightness to full yields to very bright screens on mini and my dad's but a considerably dimmer screen on that of my mum (i.e. it's not an auto brightness issue on which I found many threads). I've checked all the setting and they're set identical to ours (i.e. color set to 'standard' etc.). At this point I'm wondering if:

    - I'm dealing with a defective backlight? Since it's new and under warranty, should I get it replaced?
    - Maybe new phones are coming out with a lower backlight (e.g. to save battery). I noticed my mum's came with the latest software so it could be a more recent hardware version as well when compared to my own/my dad's?
    - Is there any way to calibrate the backlight or check it's ok through some sensor readings?

    Thanks for all your help.

    02-17-2013 01:25 AM
  2. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    If you bought it locally, I'd take it back and ask to compare it to another new one. If the other new one is brighter, then ask for a swap.
    02-17-2013 10:25 AM
  3. crabbz's Avatar
    OLED screens don't have a backlight. But it does sound like something is wrong with the screen.
    02-18-2013 11:55 AM

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