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S24 Display Quality & AOD Missing Options

(Topic created: 02-09-2024 08:44 AM)
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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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Rhinotsoplots
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I have liked that post there, but I'm not sure Samsung is taking that post as seriously as it should be or has already just ignored it. The intent of this post is to directly show the best anectodal and scientific evidence of this issue existing for many, providing resources that also show this issue existing from other phone reviewers or websites, helping collect stats on this problem to help Samsung (in order for them to help us), and directly ask them to please respond to the community affected. Please like both posts and any others that may come if you can. The more members that are affected by this and actively show this being an issue, the better the awareness and proper response we may get from Samsung.
Rhinotsoplots
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Edit: Old comment in response to someone who deleted their comment.
I'm not sure what you're asking?
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Rhinotsoplots
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Edit: Old comment in response to someone who deleted their comment.
I had to look up what your comment meant. No, I don't care about some dumb "karma farming" on a Samsung community discussion app. I care about Samsung giving me and other people a solution to this stupid grainy screen problem. I paid a lot of money for my phone to be worse looking than my last one. I want the people who have this issue to help bring awareness and show whatever evidence they have. If you don't have this issue with your phone, then please don't bother with the post. I'm not sure why you get the impression that I would care so much about karma farming on a post on a Samsung community discussion app.
Naters69
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No, no we are making all this up according to the trolls saying it isn't there and we complain about everything. We are liars according to half the people in here. Tell ya what, if they had what I'm looking at right now, they would be crying too!
PinheadSupreme
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Yes, absolutely!!

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GeorgioT
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Samsung issues here samsung chat was no help at all. Very annoyed and will probably return 

Rhinotsoplots
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Added a link to a new video claiming the washed-out colors are due to a graphics driver issue. I don't know for a fact, but maybe this could be related to the grain issue.
Members_DgIJVVo
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yeah I have the same issue its honestly unacceptable for a 1400 dollar phone

codek
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I have the same issue it is really annoying, waiting for a response from samsung or I will return my 2 days old S24 Ultra device.

PACritic
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Galaxy S24
How to test for this as my screen looks ok dim or bright