Google Nexus 6 To everyone who says the screen is too dim

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Before you say it's too dim when playing around with the demo in the store, go under settings - display, and make sure adaptive brightness is turned off. It is on by default and I'm sure none of the store employees know to turn it off. If you just use the slider in the pull-down menu, adaptive brightness severely limits the brightness of the screen to save battery - it's sort of an advanced auto-brightness.

I got my hands on a demo unit today and sure enough, it looked a little dim until I went into settings and flipped the switch. It's unfortunate that it's on by default because it makes it an uneven playing field with all the other devices cranked up to their max brightness. At 100% it looked about as bright as my G3 at 100%. I keep my G3 at 70% normally.
 

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Re: To everyone who says the screen is too dim

Turning off adaptive brightness also gets rid of the pink hue when you set the brightness to the minimum.
 

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Turning off adaptive brightness also gets rid of the pink hue when you set the brightness to the minimum.

Really? I thought adaptive brightness just adjusted the level of brightness, not the hue.

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Re: To everyone who says the screen is too dim

This is a terrible solution. I don't want to have to disable auto brightness, because having to manually adjust brightness on my phone is irritating.
 

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This is a terrible solution. I don't want to have to disable auto brightness, because having to manually adjust brightness on my phone is irritating.

I think it is two different settings.

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Re: To everyone who says the screen is too dim

I think it is two different settings.

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It's the same on Lollipop. Its horrible on my Nexus 9, I have to keep it turned off. I'm sure an update can fix it.

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To everyone who says the screen is too dim

I'm at a store now and it doesn't seem to change much. It's definitely dim, especially when next to iPhone. Whites also have more of a noticeable yellow hue to them.


As a side note the default wallpaper is a terrible choice for this screen. It's grainy looking and makes it look bad. Change it to a landscape to get a better gauge for clarity.
 

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I have had mine for about 3 hours now and the default "Adaptive display" is perfectly fine with me and even using the default background (which will eventually get changed to something else but for now the default it is) If you do manually slide the brightness up it gets pretty bright... at least in doors under these lights here at work.... Maybe it's an issue in really bright sunlight but as of right now the display looks pretty darn good... It's not as bright side by side as my Nexus 5 with auto brightness on but if you max bright them both it's very similar.. Just a hair lighter on the N6....

I dunno.. even looking at the screen up real close it's just a beautiful screen.. Don't think the qHD is as big a deal off paper and in the real world compared to 1080p though.... on a screen this small qHD or next years flood of ultra HD is just marketing hype than anything else.. YES it's better and as long as the cost isn't significantly higher then I am all for it.. but if they could have made the Nexus 6 $100 cheaper with just a 1080p AMOLED screen I would have been just fine with that... if the cost was only $20 more for the qHD then yeah.. throw it in....
 

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I have had mine for about 3 hours now and the default "Adaptive display" is perfectly fine with me and even using the default background (which will eventually get changed to something else but for now the default it is) If you do manually slide the brightness up it gets pretty bright... at least in doors under these lights here at work.... Maybe it's an issue in really bright sunlight but as of right now the display looks pretty darn good... It's not as bright side by side as my Nexus 5 with auto brightness on but if you max bright them both it's very similar.. Just a hair lighter on the N6....

I dunno.. even looking at the screen up real close it's just a beautiful screen.. Don't think the qHD is as big a deal off paper and in the real world compared to 1080p though.... on a screen this small qHD or next years flood of ultra HD is just marketing hype than anything else.. YES it's better and as long as the cost isn't significantly higher then I am all for it.. but if they could have made the Nexus 6 $100 cheaper with just a 1080p AMOLED screen I would have been just fine with that... if the cost was only $20 more for the qHD then yeah.. throw it in....

Is the color washout? View angle is good?
 

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Is the color washout? View angle is good?

remind me tomorrow.. I've only spent about 45 minutes with it so far today.. Have not watched any video's or dug into t... but so far it looks really really good... but my opinion on taste could of course be different than yours... Once I get home and on WiFi I plan to run a video on both my Nexus 5 and 6 at the same time and see how different they look....
 

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Before you say it's too dim when playing around with the demo in the store, go under settings - display, and make sure adaptive brightness is turned off. It is on by default and I'm sure none of the store employees know to turn it off. If you just use the slider in the pull-down menu, adaptive brightness severely limits the brightness of the screen to save battery - it's sort of an advanced auto-brightness.

I got my hands on a demo unit today and sure enough, it looked a little dim until I went into settings and flipped the switch. It's unfortunate that it's on by default because it makes it an uneven playing field with all the other devices cranked up to their max brightness. At 100% it looked about as bright as my G3 at 100%. I keep my G3 at 70% normally.

No. I made sure that that it was off when I tested it over the weekend. and still was way too dim.

The good news is, that the N6 that I received today does not have that issue.
So it might be a problem with some units.
Because how can you explain some ppl think it is excellent, and some other like Anandtech think it is awful.
AnandTech | The Nexus 6 Review
 

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Re: To everyone who says the screen is too dim

I do not think so (at least isn't on the Nexus 5 running Lollipop). Adaptive brightness has replaced auto-brightness.

You are right, it is one setting. I had to dig my Nexus out of the drawer to check. It is my OnePlus One that has an auto setting on display and an adaptive backlight setting in the menu.
 

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