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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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Changing on my (unlocked AT&T) S24U too.

And now its just vibrant as my S23U.

LM0nst3R
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I wonder if people seeing a difference are not experiencing some sort of a placebo effect. I am genuinely not trying to be disrespectful but I truly see no difference. I really tried, hard, but I just cannot see it.

I can confirm there is a difference though between Vivid and Natural, so it can't be my eyes.
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Cuchulainn
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Not a placebo effect, since I actually found the 2nd setting too vivid for my liking and instead chose the middle setting. I think if it was placebo effect you would just convince yourself that the higher the setting the better it was right?

I think it's more plausible, that for some reason, it's not working as it should for everyone
LM0nst3R
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Then it must be broken for some of us, and working for others. I guess it's time to reach out to Samsung themselves.
Cuchulainn
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Seems as though some people are not getting the Advanced Settings and the slider at all. Not sure what went wrong with this update.
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They have to disable Eye Comfort Shield and Adaptive Color Tone, then it will show up under Advanced Settings in Screen Mode.
Idontlikeusernames44
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Nah man I can clearly see it's changing, whether small or not.

Bergmanml
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Moving the slider bar a notch to the left (cooler) did the trick for me. Looks great now!
NormanOsborn
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I see clear difference when sliding mine. If you don't see anything getting brighter, then something has to be wrong.
tc8510
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There is definitely a significant difference.