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S24 Display Quality & AOD Missing Options

(Topic created: 01-24-2024 03:01 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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Naters69
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They will see when the s25 sales plummet... I certainly will never buy a Samsung again and there isn't a single person in my Facebook friends group who is happy with it. Not one.
EyemJoe
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Also seeing the grain sadly. I personally think the ones who "don't see it" just don't know what to look for and all devices have it to a degree.

KuroKaze
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Exactly. I noticed it yesterday only after i saw a post on this topic and I dimmed my screen and went to the settings page on dark mode (in a dark room). So it's definitely there - the grainy / frosted textured screen. 

usersWL0ZHky1O
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I understandbwe after paying a hefty price we demand perfection but we have to do all those steps to notice something? The dull washout color display and camera focus issue was a bigger concern and it seems the update fixed it
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al10104
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DEFINITELY 👎 NOT!!!!!!!!!
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usersWL0ZHky1O
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Not what?
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al10104
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Update still looks like BLEEP.
But stay in denial, it's your rights!
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usersWL0ZHky1O
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I haven't seen any images yet but I assumed an update would fix things. So what's the point of it? I returned mine within my 14 days and eagerly waiting for the fix to buy one again
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al10104
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I'm waiting too. My friend has the 24 ultra, and he just showed me the update. He's not happy, and he's a tech guy. Still alot of grey grainy images. But maybe there's more software updates coming.
usersWL0ZHky1O
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More updates to correct something that's supposed to be fine the day you buy it is unacceptable. This is a premium expensive device being made every single year. It's like a Ferrari that can't go pass 50 mph and waiting for an update. I'm really bummed and I love Samsung. I wonder what's an alternative now.

Maybe they do want to go full Natural but had to update this just a tad to not make it so extreme all of the sudden due to complaints