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S24 Display Quality & AOD Missing Options

(Topic created: 02-07-2024 12:29 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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MM91
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I highly doubt it's a software issue. Maybe on the S24 and S24+ but it's definitely a hardware issue on the Ultra with the new Gorilla Glass Armor

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n_mm
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No, it isn't. The S24 and S24+ are affected as well.

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It is the same problem on the s24 plus. It was very obvious. I returned mine. I've never had this issue with any samsung phone I've upgraded to. I've never had to change any setting. The colors were always vibrant out of the box.
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If it's a hardware issue Samsung is going to have to recall these phones.
Hydrobud
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They definitely won't. The anti-reflective screen does have a slight effect on the quality of the colors. When you remove reflections by 75% there's going to be some give and take unfortunately the tank was from the quality of the colors on the screen. Hopefully they can boost it in the display settings and add an option for those who want it and care about it. Like I've said before I don't understand why they just didn't ship it with natural default out of the box and leave vivid for those who want to change it or at least at a third option.
vjc789
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The anti reflective coating has nothing to do with it. Samsung simply wants to look like IPhone. Samsung thinks they know what's best for you, the consumer.
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But iPhone resolution is really nice. The colours are vibrant. This s24 series is just horrible. My son's A15 looks better.
userSQ00X81GJl
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I have the same problem and also battery issues on the s24 ultra. Not happy.

Robin621k
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It takes 10-14 days for your phone to learn your habits, it will improve.
Edus71
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Do you mean getting used to the downgrades?!