1. fandroid18's Avatar
    Is there anything I can do to make it so it's not as terrible to look at the screen outside if there is a little sun?
    05-01-2014 02:42 PM
  2. Jon Jackson's Avatar
    Turn it to full brightness. I can see my screen fine in direct sunlight.
    diamondRanch and oceanblu2 like this.
    05-01-2014 02:43 PM
  3. DroidArmy's Avatar
    Is there anything I can do to make it so it's not as terrible to look at the screen outside if there is a little sun?
    That's just part of having an amoled phone. Turning the brightness all the way up is your best bet


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    Louella Johnson likes this.
    05-01-2014 02:45 PM
  4. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    turn brightness all the way up in sunlight. It works great!
    diamondRanch likes this.
    05-01-2014 02:57 PM
  5. mujertins's Avatar
    Yup what everyone else said

    Sent from my SM-G900T using AC Forums mobile app
    05-01-2014 03:03 PM
  6. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Welcome to the club................miss the old flip phones for direct sun dialing.
    Brian_Blaire likes this.
    05-01-2014 03:14 PM
  7. Cobravision's Avatar
    You have to turn on autobrightness to take advantage of outdoor reading. As I understand, the autobrightness goes all the way to 700nits outdoors. That's higher than the max level if you manually change it.

    I can attest that it looks great outdoors with autobrightness on.
    Brian_Blaire and Westiegirl02 like this.
    05-01-2014 03:42 PM
  8. erasat's Avatar
    Is there anything I can do to make it so it's not as terrible to look at the screen outside if there is a little sun?
    If you use it a lot at outdoors then your best bet is to turn on the Auto in the Brightness settings. I my case, I'm most of the time under a roof, at home, Office or my car, so as soon as I will be outside I manually turn on the Auto and then once I'm under the roof again I justturn it off, why, why not leaving it in Auto all the time?, well, simply because having the display adjusting the brightness all the time may drain your battery faster than simply having a fixed brightness settings.

    But again, that's what works better for me, to each it's own.
    05-01-2014 03:54 PM
  9. puremeerkat's Avatar
    The phone has a feature that increases the max brightness while outdoors. To do this you have to use the auto brightness. Manually raising the brightness to max won't achieve the same result.

    Posted via Android Central App
    05-01-2014 04:21 PM
  10. bembol's Avatar
    Who uses their phones outside? LOL

    Auto Brightness works for me. I have to admit hTc M7/M8 worked even better.
    05-01-2014 04:23 PM
  11. mujertins's Avatar
    Who uses their phones outside? LOL

    Auto Brightness works for me. I have to admit hTc M7/M8 worked even better.
    All kinds of people. Ever heard of nyc?

    Sent from my SM-G900T using AC Forums mobile app
    05-01-2014 04:25 PM
  12. eyecon82's Avatar
    All kinds of people. Ever heard of nyc?

    Sent from my SM-G900T using AC Forums mobile app
    hes being sarcastic of course

    anyways....if you use manual brightness, it won't go up all the way until you put on auto brightness
    05-03-2014 12:44 AM
  13. Ted Millard's Avatar
    Turning the screen to full brightness - gives me little benefit is bright sunlight - even in the shade of trees - still can't see screen.
    03-10-2015 08:28 PM
  14. JonovisioC's Avatar
    Turning the screen to full brightness - gives me little benefit is bright sunlight - even in the shade of trees - still can't see screen.
    Adaptive color profile on auto will give you the best view in sunlight. Auto will actually get brighter than full brightness.
    monicakm likes this.
    03-10-2015 10:56 PM
  15. Hemlock Hemlock's Avatar
    I have tried all the suggestions to try and improve screen reading in bright sunshine. As much as I hate saying this I gave up and went and purchased an Apple sadly. At least it works in the bright sunlight. BTW I hate Apple but I need a phone for outdoor use
    04-12-2015 07:30 AM
  16. fugee ohu's Avatar
    What about an anti-glare screen protector for $2.00 on ebay? Does that mean I'll be able to see my display in the sunlight or just my display won't cause glare when I'm looking at the invisible display?
    04-23-2015 02:47 PM
  17. Bon Bell's Avatar
    ...notice you said you miss your old flip phone for seeing what's on your phone in sunlight. How did the flip phone make that better? thanks!
    05-11-2015 09:58 AM
  18. Bon Bell's Avatar
    no...did not work : (
    05-11-2015 10:03 AM

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