A doubt about Display Brightness in Android pie

neerajgv007

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Hi,

So, finally Pixel 2 let me feel why you should go for phones from Google. I felt privileged to receive the Android P installed on my Pixel 2 within hours of official final release unlike my previous Moto X where we were on the mercy of the Motorola/Lenovo.

Now coming to the issue, i used to have a fixed brightness level at 10% in Oreo version on Pixel 2. But this morning once the upgrade was complere, I noticed that brightness level is at 56%. I thought probably system might have these default values fixed by the developers but once I manually slide down the navigation bar to 10%, the display brightness was so low (similar to 2 second low brightness level before phone turns off display due to timeout) thay i literally felt something went wrong with my phone. Now I have enabled adaptive brightness to let the phone decide the optimum brightness level.

Did something changed with the display brightness, I mean the definition of the percentage levels shown on brightness control bar or i am missing something.

Please help.

Thanks
 

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I too noticed a decrease in the screen display brightness, and when I move the slider all the way to the right, I don't believe that it is as bright as before the update. Maybe it's just me.
 

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I used to keep brightness at 35% and after the Pie update it jumped to 81% but the brightness level looks the same. Fine no problem there. But when I asked Assistant to make brightness 80% it bumped it up to 96% and the screen was way too bright. That seems like a bug.
 

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Hi,

So, finally Pixel 2 let me feel why you should go for phones from Google. I felt privileged to receive the Android P installed on my Pixel 2 within hours of official final release unlike my previous Moto X where we were on the mercy of the Motorola/Lenovo.

Now coming to the issue, i used to have a fixed brightness level at 10% in Oreo version on Pixel 2. But this morning once the upgrade was complere, I noticed that brightness level is at 56%. I thought probably system might have these default values fixed by the developers but once I manually slide down the navigation bar to 10%, the display brightness was so low (similar to 2 second low brightness level before phone turns off display due to timeout) thay i literally felt something went wrong with my phone. Now I have enabled adaptive brightness to let the phone decide the optimum brightness level.

Did something changed with the display brightness, I mean the definition of the percentage levels shown on brightness control bar or i am missing something.

Please help.

Thanks

If I recall correctly the scale of brightness changed with the beta
 

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It is a scale thing. It has more lower levels of brightneas than before. Freaked me out when it happened on the beta but am used to it and i use adaptive brightness as well now.
 

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I used to keep brightness at 35% and after the Pie update it jumped to 81% but the brightness level looks the same. Fine no problem there. But when I asked Assistant to make brightness 80% it bumped it up to 96% and the screen was way too bright. That seems like a bug.

Yeah....doesn't seem normal. I'll try mine later to see if I have the same behaviour.
 

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I'm not thrilled with this. Logic says that If you're brightness is at a higher number, then you're using more power. I used to keep it between 10 and 15 percent for all but direct sunlight and that was only 45 percent. Now I need 65 percent in direct sunlight and 35 percent the rest of the time. Battery life is bound to suffer.
 

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I'm not thrilled with this. Logic says that If you're brightness is at a higher number, then you're using more power. I used to keep it between 10 and 15 percent for all but direct sunlight and that was only 45 percent. Now I need 65 percent in direct sunlight and 35 percent the rest of the time. Battery life is bound to suffer.

The numbers don't have a direct correlation to the old scale. They using a new scale which utilizes machine learning based on your habits for Adaptive Brightness. I've been on Pie Beta since it's release and my battery has not suffered.
 

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I used to set brightness at around 40 to 50% pre-pie and now to achieve adequate brightness I need 80 to 85%. No biggie, battery seems unaffected. It's a numbers thing. I leave it set, don't use adaptive at all as I just find that feature annoying. It can be quickly brightened anyway if need be.
 

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I am actually enjoying the adaptive brightness... Seems to work better than before to me. In sunlight, runs straight to 100%... Inside 45-55% ... Dark room 20%-25%... Automatic..
 

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i have found adaptive brightness has learned what I need when I need it by now and it works pretty seamless for me now. It took some time but it does work. it did freak me out at first when my brightness bar went from 15% to 60 or so during the beta but adaptive brightness has sorted any issues and battery life has been brilliant.
 

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