07-28-2018 12:06 AM
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  1. 45Shield's Avatar
    I have a S9+ and an iPhone SE. The Galaxy is supposed to have a better screen, which it does, except in sunlight. No matter what brightness level that it is on, it is much harder to see than the iPhone screen. Is that because of OLED vs LCD?
    07-09-2018 09:30 AM
  2. Almeuit's Avatar
    Do you have auto brightness on? Samsung is the king of displays in the sunlight.
    07-09-2018 10:59 AM
  3. 45Shield's Avatar
    Do you have auto brightness on? Samsung is the king of displays in the sunlight.
    I never use auto brightness. I turn the Galaxy full brightness and the iPhone is still easier to see. Apple has them beat in sunlight, at least in my experience, and that surprises me.
    07-09-2018 12:07 PM
  4. Almeuit's Avatar
    I never use auto brightness. I turn the Galaxy full brightness and the iPhone is still easier to see. Apple has them beat in sunlight, at least in my experience, and that surprises me.
    Turn on auto brightness and it will kick into a mode you can't toggle -- that is why. Even manually setting it to full brightness will not have the phone kick into its highest mode. It reserves that for when Auto is on and it sees the sunlight. .
    07-09-2018 12:53 PM
  5. Hermes Hidayat's Avatar
    Turn on auto brightness and it will kick into a mode you can't toggle -- that is why. Even manually setting it to full brightness will not have the phone kick into its highest mode. It reserves that for when Auto is on and it sees the sunlight. .
    Yes but that might cause burn in...
    07-09-2018 01:24 PM
  6. DamianP's Avatar
    I've yet to see burn in on mine and use auto brightness. it's shocking how bright the s9+ can get(in a good way).
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    07-09-2018 01:59 PM
  7. Almeuit's Avatar
    Yes but that might cause burn in...
    I personally never had it on any Samsung phone but I also don't sit outside for 2+ hours on the same exact screen while outside in the sun. To each their own :P. Hard to complain it isn't bright enough but then be afraid to use said brightness when told about it.. have to pick your poison.
    SpookDroid likes this.
    07-09-2018 03:20 PM
  8. Rukbat's Avatar
    And you can always tell Google (or is it Bixby in Samsungs now) to set the screen for 20% when you come indoors if it doesn't dim enough. (Yes, 20% is more than enough for these old cataract-corrected eyes, so it should be enough for you.)
    07-09-2018 03:41 PM
  9. Almeuit's Avatar
    Ew 20 percent? No thanks :P.
    And you can always tell Google (or is it Bixby in Samsungs now) to set the screen for 20% when you come indoors if it doesn't dim enough. (Yes, 20% is more than enough for these old cataract-corrected eyes, so it should be enough for you.)
    07-09-2018 07:54 PM
  10. Rukbat's Avatar
    How much light do you run in your room? Enough to tan?
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    07-09-2018 09:33 PM
  11. Almeuit's Avatar
    Nope but 20 percent is still too low for my tastes. That's fine. Different strokes for different folks . The only time I like it really low like 20 or even 10 (maybe lower?) is in a pitch black room.
    How much light do you run in your room? Enough to tan?
    07-09-2018 10:00 PM
  12. chanchan05's Avatar
    Yes but that might cause burn in...
    It won't. Burn in only happens when it is sitting at a static image. Even at 20% brightness burn in will happen given enough time if the image is static. Are you looking it a picture for 2 hours straight? If not then it shouldn't.
    07-09-2018 10:38 PM
  13. karelj's Avatar
    I have my S9+ set to 30% when I'm indoors. If I'm going to be outside, I set it to auto brightness. Never had a problem reading the screen in direct sunlight.
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    07-09-2018 11:43 PM
  14. dpham00's Avatar
    Turn on auto brightness and it will kick into a mode you can't toggle -- that is why. Even manually setting it to full brightness will not have the phone kick into its highest mode. It reserves that for when Auto is on and it sees the sunlight. .
    Yup. That's what I use.
    Alan Sims likes this.
    07-10-2018 12:04 AM
  15. dpham00's Avatar
    Yes but that might cause burn in...
    Well you have to pick between a clearly visible screen or and burn in... Your choice.

    I mean similarly, use the phone a lot and the battery could wear down quicker... Sure it could but then it defeats the purpose of having a smartphone.

    Of course if you are worried then you also have the option of picking non AMOLED displays
    07-10-2018 12:07 AM
  16. 45Shield's Avatar
    Turn on auto brightness and it will kick into a mode you can't toggle -- that is why. Even manually setting it to full brightness will not have the phone kick into its highest mode. It reserves that for when Auto is on and it sees the sunlight. .
    Thank you. I will try that.
    07-10-2018 01:56 AM
  17. bhatech's Avatar
    I never use auto brightness. I turn the Galaxy full brightness and the iPhone is still easier to see. Apple has them beat in sunlight, at least in my experience, and that surprises me.
    I have the S9+, iPhone X, iPhone 8 plus, Pixel 2 XL and none of them come close to the S9+ brightness and visibility in sunlight.

    I use Auto brightness on all.
    mustang7757 likes this.
    07-10-2018 09:43 AM
  18. SDTRMG's Avatar
    auto brightness on the s9+ is impeccable
    mustang7757 and Alan Sims like this.
    07-10-2018 06:36 PM
  19. mustang7757's Avatar
    I agree with last 2 posters...haven't seen a phone beat the s9 in out door lighting
    Alan Sims likes this.
    07-10-2018 06:50 PM
  20. nate0's Avatar
    I agree with last 2 posters...haven't seen a phone beat the s9 in out door lighting
    Ya very few can. Their own screen tech combined with their own coded display drivers. It's win win for them in that area. Though it's not always how bright a screen can get to make it more viewable in bright light. Contrast shading and other automatic color rendering changes that are done automatically help you to see the objects in the screen better. They offset the bright light or sunlight depending on how they are used.

    Other screen tech like the Nokia clear black display work to "absorb" some or most of the reflective light trapping it so your screen appear brighter in direct light.

    The Nokia 8 does not use any special screen tech that I know of but the little LCD gets incredibly bright with no brightness boost setting. The G7 is said to get somewhere close to 1000 nits which I thought only the Note8/S8+ were capable of.
    But that does not always translate to great viewing in direct sunlight.

    The S6+ was my favorite Galaxy/Android device of its time in favor of its ease of viewing in bright conditions and large screen. The older amoled Samsung screens though suffered from bleeding and burn in more easily in my opinion. The newer tech is much more resilient.
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    07-11-2018 12:31 AM
  21. pkcable's Avatar
    I have the S9+, iPhone X, iPhone 8 plus, Pixel 2 XL and none of them come close to the S9+ brightness and visibility in sunlight.

    I use Auto brightness on all.
    DAMN! Your phone list is more impressive than mine! lol Currently I have a OP6, iPhone 7 Plus and LG V30. Recently had (but traded or sold) an S8 and Note 8.
    07-11-2018 09:16 AM
  22. 45Shield's Avatar
    I agree with last 2 posters...haven't seen a phone beat the s9 in out door lighting
    I have. The iPhone SE beats it, my daughter’s iPhone 7 also beats it. We checked them against my S9+ and my son’s S8+. Surprised me for sure. And I did try the auto-brightness setting.
    But I truly enjoy my S9+!
    07-18-2018 01:15 PM
  23. Gav508's Avatar
    I never use auto brightness. I turn the Galaxy full brightness and the iPhone is still easier to see. Apple has them beat in sunlight, at least in my experience, and that surprises me.
    In bright sunlight use auto brightness. Actually will go brighter then the highest brightness you can set it at.
    07-19-2018 12:57 PM
  24. 45Shield's Avatar
    In bright sunlight use auto brightness. Actually will go brighter then the highest brightness you can set it at.
    That has been suggested and tried. Still not as bright as iPhone.
    07-19-2018 01:47 PM
  25. strikeIII's Avatar
    That has been suggested and tried. Still not as bright as iPhone.
    Whether it's brighter than the iPhone or not shouldn't matter but the fact is it's pretty damn bright when auto brightness kicks in and should be sufficient enough to see it even with sunglasses on. I'll have to compare it to my iPhone X the next time I carry my S9+.
    07-19-2018 03:33 PM
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