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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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Mark7com
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Hahaha I thought my screen has a problem since even low resolution in my front screen of fold 5 has better colors. 😅
Justlacope
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Even my s20+ looks better than this phone.  Sad day!

user2EmWFAU6Do
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It's 14 day return policy from the delivery date, right?
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Popsicle20
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From what I've seen in other posts, there seems to be a bug with the graphics. It's up to you whether you want to wait for a patch to be released.
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userMJH5uyUGCM
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The "vivid" setting is not working. Youll notice that toggling betweem standard and vivid does absolutely nothing. This is a software issue. I would hold onto your phone until Jan 31st and see if Samsung offers a software patch. They are most likely waiting for pre orders to finish before pushing out an update
EyeOfTheGeiger
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My S24+ is the same. My 21 Ultra was way better looking when they were side by side. I'm hoping this issue and the nearly unusable AOD is a simple software patch. We shall see..
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user9jDcfP6Rck
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My S24+ looks terrible. I don't know if I will keep it. My s22 is gorgeous in comparison. Ugh. What is the return policy?
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Got my new phone yesterday and I noticed the display isn't fully bright. Like the colors are off, kinda like wash look. Not sure if it's a defect or the phone or software issue. 
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Just read it's a common issue. It is a software issue. Guess Samsung will fix it in a few days for the next update.
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Harpbri
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I was wondering if it wasn't related to the new glass and anti reflective properties.