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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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HRprofessional
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Thank you for the information and suggestion. It's defaulted to that, and if it's turned off, it doesn't make a difference. I didn't use vivid because of false color, I used it due to true color. I had a bright topaz colored coat I took a picture of. The S22 shows the true color, and the S24 makes the coat color light blue.
HRprofessional
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This is a major setback, IMO. Who wants to look at faded pictures as they create memories? Polaroids have better picture quality. I'm not a fan of the new phone, and we purchased 2 of them. I'm going back to my S22 until I find another option.
bondo008
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Really wish samsung could say something about this vivid slider that is supposedly coming out. Display doesn't look bad but definitely doesn't stand out. People that like this can leave it on by default if they want. But they need a fix for... Brightness hdr highlights, contrast, and vivid colors. Noticed that even the iphone 15 max has better contrast and pops on some content and photos. That has never been the case before. Definitely reminds me of standing in a bestbuy and looking at a oled TV next to a really good lcd side by side. Good, but not the same. Anyone would be mad if they bought a OLED tv, set it up at home, and the colors didn't pop and just looked average. Kinda the same feeling. Not bad, not great, Just average.
Abhaya71
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I don’t know why people don't realize this but there is a default setting in display settings called adaptive color tone. It works like true tone. Turn it off. Select vivid and move slider to cool or middle and you will have your super saturated vivid display with a flay screen and ar coating.
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HRprofessional
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I did realize that, and it doesn't change anything. The color is still washed out, even moving it to the coolest setting. It removes crisp details in pictures as well. The picture looks filtered. It still has a haze overtone look over it, and having my S22 and S24 side by side, the quality of the picture is terrible. Samsung emailed me and stated the phone is working as intended. They weren't looking to have vibrant, actually vibrant. It's muted colors, not even the true color. My bright blue topaz coat shouldn't look powder blue in a picture, and my skin color shouldn't look like I put baby powder on it. It's washed out, and no setting option will change the poor quality. It's like having a 10 year old iPhone. A Polaroid picture has more color and detail.
userqm8c8N4Tqd
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Do you work for samsung? You are getting annoying.

bondo008
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Not what everyone is running into. Even with those settings, it still isn't what it used to be. I even enabled high contrast under developer settings. Everyone wants the vibrant colors and high contrast that samsung phones used to have. Yes it might not be accurate but the overall look is very impressive and almost pops out of the screen. With these deep blacks and the vibrant color from previous phones it would really look amazing.
userAsNMpEhLlk
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Tried all 3 resolutions to make sure it's wasn't a resolution specific for fuzziness, it's the same. Long story short, I decided to keep mine. Not because of a possible update that may never happen or because I gave up. I've kept it because of the $500 of my device trade-in because I've had enough with the S20U camera and having to bring my S7/S8 to take photos on vacation...the S20U camera utter garbage. What I'm doing is selling my S24U 512GB and using the money from that to buy a used S23U. The S23U camera is more than fine for me (anything compared to the S20U would be an improvement) and the display would be a great improvement over the S24U. If I had a S23U, there would be no reason to keep a downgraded S24U.

userQvgaoklMT1
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If vivid mode is not fixed I will return both S24 ultras I bought. And likely never buy another samsung android product again.

I did not sign up for dull colors.
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Maybe you should have searched this site to see if there was an answer prior to flaming. You will be happy to know that if the leaks are correct, Samsung is going to put a "vividness slider" in the display settings.