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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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Popsicle20
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Sorry I couldn't help more. My own phone is an S23+ so I can't check this stuff out for myself.
bthomas700
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Just picked up a s24+ I noticed that the AOD light is very dim any ideas how to make it brighter?
ItsLtDan
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Unfortunately, they took that option away with the One UI update. Hopefully, in this months update, it'll be fixed. It's not a definite thought
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I'm hoping Samsung will bring back the brightness slider cause the AOD is dim and hard to see. Defeats the purpose of having an AOD if you can't hardly see it. Pixel doesn't have this issue.
Vlad-Florin
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For returning on the old variant of AOD (black screen only with the white clock and date) like on the older models, go to the app for Galaxy Themes - and on the bottom bar where you have Themes, Wallpapers, Icons, AODs and Menu --> click on Menu - My stuff - AODs tab - and select Default and then...watch the magic happen 🙂

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Mustang87
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My S23 ultra was better then 24 ultra 

TheMrBerryhill
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Why did Samsung remove the ability to change the AOD brightness on the S24 lineup? Will Samsung add this option back in? If no, it's a deal breaker and I will return this device. 

MikeyFo
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Drives me crazy because AOD is useless now. I can't see the time in a dark room because of No Brightness Setting!
TheMrBerryhill
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Exactly! I can't see the time and I definitely can't see which notification icons are on the display. The update is supposed to be released on the 21st I believe. If this update doesn't have it I'm going right back to the S23U. 

USF1208
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