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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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usermzeJaY3BsM
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FYI, Screenshots do not illustrate the point with vividness mode, you must take a picture of the phone with another device.  Here are my pictures (taken with an S22 Ultra) of the S24 Ultra after the update:
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Carolina_MīC
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Makes sense...In that case...you would actually want to compare the 2 extremes of the new vivid settings. Make sure the first picture is low vivid and the 2nd picture is max vivid
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uservuMtZeN5gM
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Received 6.1 ui, downloaded and tried the vivid slider, didn't notice much difference. Anyone else see difference or do I need to see an eye doctor! Lol
scorpio2002
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Big difference when comparing vivid mode and natural.
usersWL0ZHky1O
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Big difference? I'm hearing mixed reports from people. I thought the slider was Natural, s23, s22 modes... Is it like that?
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uservuMtZeN5gM
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I see it now, my fault
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JeyD
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Yes, there is quite a difference, your eyes probably adjusted to the natural color.

Just slide to the 2nd picture that has circular lines and some color cube walls. You'll notice the color saturation as you increase the vividness.
uservuMtZeN5gM
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Yep, your right, my fault, I do see a difference
al10104
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Its still grainy in the black and gray colors. And it ain't just me saying that. Read some other comments below and you will see, this is not perfect like it's supposed to be. What a let down for a almost 1400 dollar phone.
Glad I held on to my 23Ultra. This 24 ultra is going back.
I'll wait for 25 series, this 24 series i think came out to fast. Hopefully the 25 series samsung will have worked out all these problems by then!!!!!!
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tc8510
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There is definitely a difference. For those that claim there is no difference, just return your phone or go back to back to what you had. Or better yet get those eyes checked. It's ok to admit you might have aged lol.

Good luck!
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