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    Problems reading screen in sunshine

    I love my s2 and wouldn't change it but the only time I get cross is when out in the sunshine and find it is impossible to see anything on the screen, even if I move to the shade it doesn't seem to help. I accepted that it is 'one of those things.' I eventually persuaded my husband to upgrade to an Android phone and he chose the Galaxy W. He is slowly getting used to it after 5 years with his old sammy but has been out today and come home moaning that the
    screen is rubbish on this new phone when in daylight outside and that his old faithful was much better!

    Anyone got any little tips that may reduce the problem?

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    I don't believe there is very much you could do about this. Does he have autobrightness enabled?
    Last edited by Ollie; 02-24-2012 at 09:31 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ollie View Post
    I don't believe there is very much you could do about this. Does he have autobrightness enabled?
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    I set the phone up for him and had not realised (until now) that there is not the option in display settings for auto brightness like there is in the S2. All that's there on the 'W' is a slider and it is set at about 90%. Seems odd that technology has not come up with a solution as over the years complaints about reading screens in sunlight has always been a gripe.

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    I thought I had the same problem until I realized my sunglasses had a UV blocker and IR filter built in. Removed my glasses and all was very readable!

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    Neither of us were wearing sunglasses and don't think my varifocals have such filter/blockers in. Interesting thought.

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    Perhaps this hint might be helpful to some of you... If you touch and hold the notification bar (top line on your screen) you can then drag right or left to control screen brightness but you have to have auto-brightness turned off for this to work). To turn on/off auto brightness: go to Menu-Settings-Display-Brightness.

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    Barbo, Thanks, I learn something every day ;-)

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    Another option that might help as well would be a matte screen cover. Half of seeing the screen is dealing with the glare when in sunlight.

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    I have a matte screen protector on my HTC Inspire - but it's principle function is anti-fingerprint, rather than anti-glare.
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