I just got the new s21 5g and immediately I noticed that compared to my old s10e, the color looks very washed out on "natural" setting. The "vivid" setting on s21 is too much/saturated (same as the s10e on "vivid"), but on "natural", everything is like on a slight grey scale, maybe the gamma or color saturation is seriously off.
[update] added a photo for illustration. Note especially the Messages and Phone app icons, on s10e they are solid blue and green colors, on s21 they look blue-grey/green-grey. Both phones are on the "natural" mode, same brightness.
Just wondering if anyone else noticed this, or if I got a defective device? Any official Samsung customer support wants to chime in as well?
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Ended up here searching for a solution to the grayed out display even on vivid mode. The colors are really washed out compared to my note 9, seems like something is really broken. S21 Ultra
As a graphic designer, I have to agree, the colours are WAY off! I noticed the difference straight away coming from S10 to S21 5G. The natural mode is just so dull and desaturated and the vivid mode is so overly saturated - Far too much to the point I feel like I am tripping! Lol. I hope there will be an update soon, even if Samsung include an advanced setting so that users can set their own saturation, gamma and contrast control.
Same problem here on my Samsung S21 Ultra, I just opened a new question earlier, then I found this one. I thought maybe is just me.
So what is it? Defective device, bug or bad construction?
Hmm, looks there is another thing.
If I am watching 4K or 8K videos on YouTube, with some of them the Vivid is not working and switching back to Natural, and getting brighter than the maximum.
Is that normal? Anyone noticed this?