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S24 Display Quality & AOD Missing Options

(Topic created: 01-26-2024 11:26 PM)
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Locoblade
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Hi All

I've just got my S24+ today to upgrade my trusty but ageing S10+ having not strayed from Samsung for almost 10 years. Naturally I was hoping it would be an upgrade in all departments but although on the whole it is, there's several annoying and unexpected downgrades that are making me seriously question whether it's actually worth spending quite a bit of money to change.

Firstly, the screen although pin sharp is really washed out. Even in vivid mode the colours are dull and the blacks are significantly more grey than the S10 screen, and even look washed out when put alongside my wife's budget spec A52! I've played around with brightness and colour tone etc but I can't dial it out, and my cousin who's got an S24 Ultra said exactly the same when comparing it against the S22 it's replacing.

Then there's some bizarre features missing from OneUI 6.1, the ones I've noticed so far are specifically in the Always On Display settings.  I use AOD to display as a bedside clock,  with my S10 and also in OneUI 6.0 / Android 14 on the A52 you can rotate the AOD to landscape orientation and control the brightness, you could even do the latter from the AOD lock screen by tapping twice on the clock to access the brightness slider. In OneUI 6.1 unless I'm missing something it seems all that functionality is missing, the brightness of the AOD is linked to the main screen brightness setting which is far too bright for overnight use, and you can't set it to landscape mode which I'd prefer when on it's horizontal night stand next to the bed. Why this functionality would be omitted I have no idea, but it's really annoying! Please someone enlighten me to some hidden menu somewhere that fixes all these issues?! 🙂

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JDMaestas
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I AM A SAMSUNG LOVER..
WHAT DID THEY DO TO US ON THE S24!
DISPLAY LOOKS LIKE AN S10

IM HOPING TO SEE AN ANSWER FROM SAMSUNG, I JUST CALLED THE REP HASN'T HEARD MY ISSUE FROM ANYONE ELSE, SO HAD NO INFO.

ID HATE to return it mannnnnnn... omg. Plz send a update to activate VIVID @userKHUJBda323fv.
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ItsLtDan
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It's supposedly a bug issue with Vivid and a software issue that is supposedly getting a patch when the phone releases on the 31st. It's happening on all the Samsung phones. The 24 the plus and the Ultra so that def sounds like a bug. Fingers crossed 🤞🏽
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I wish Samsung would confirm they're working on an update to fix this. That would be Wednesday. The always on display is dim so this may be related.
phlezk
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The muted screen colors will absolutely be fixed with a software update. In the meantime, practice patience, and study up.
LauraRG
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If eye comfort shield is off, the colors are fine. If you turn it on they are duller
PecanTan1
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True that
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gmconsumer
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It's not only the duller colors, the coloring palette tool that works off background images doesn't work like previous phones. Already compared it and the colors are way off.
phlezk
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It does make a difference,but "vivid" is still broken. Will require software fix.
Tidbitty
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Matte has always slightly muted/dulled colors. It also reduces glare and reflections. I have always preferred a matte display. No software will fix it. I wish display and TV manufacturers brought matte displays back.

Also, most people wouldn't have noticed if they didn't do a side-by-side comparison. A lot of "reviewers" even admitted if they didn't even compare they wouldn't have noticed.
phlezk
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I noticed immediately without side by side. I am a photographer so that probably helps me see it easier.
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