Experience in direct sunlight


How do you experience the screen compared to your old phones in direct sunlight?

  1. It sucks!!

  2. It is the best ever!!

  3. I live in a place where the sun don't shine :/

  1. frewys
    Froyo Aug 10, 2014

    frewys , Aug 10, 2014 :
    I am curious of the screen in direct sunlight and what users experiences are.
    (also personal experience of the screen in general)

    As I live in sunny Miami this is a very real issue for me.

    Please share your experiences positive and negative in this regard. Feel free to elaborate. reduced-glare-lcd1.jpg 16524.jpg

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  2. Jayception
    KitKat Aug 10, 2014

  3. Hanson Lee
    Marshmallow Aug 10, 2014

    Hanson Lee , Aug 10, 2014 :
    Better than my S3... a little.

    It was very nice though to be brutally honest.

    And that lenovo was just to censor porn, not censor the Sun.

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  4. APatte111
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 10, 2014

    APatte111 , Aug 10, 2014 :
    No problems observed here... Even works with my Oakley sunglasses... HTC One M8 didn't working with Oakleys due to screen / glass polarization...

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  5. EmmaWATTson
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 10, 2014

    EmmaWATTson , Aug 10, 2014 :
    It always has to do with porn!

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  6. frewys
    Froyo Aug 10, 2014

    frewys , Aug 10, 2014 :
    I like that! Hope to hear more like these and experience this soon myself.

  7. frewys
    Froyo Aug 10, 2014

    frewys , Aug 10, 2014 :
    I believe it is a multi purpose device...
    Probably really expensive and hard to get your hands on. Leave it to lenovo ;)

  8. mlong212
    Honeycomb Sep 27, 2014

    mlong212 , Sep 27, 2014 :
    Came across this tidbit of coding on github that seems to be a newly enable feature:
    video: mdss: Sunlight readability enhancement support

    * This hardware supports a postprocessing mode which improves
    readbility in bright sunlight. Add support for enabling
    this mode when the backlight value crosses a threshold.
    * Enable the feature using /sys/class/graphics/fb0/sre
    * Also add a max backlight level for using CABC. It's not
    effective at full brightness and causes too much visible
    distortion with many images.

    Change-Id: I213eb5d91e526c80a0dc88e6e05e6d6f35841fdf

  9. 3rutu5
    Ice Cream Sandwich Sep 27, 2014

    3rutu5 , Sep 27, 2014 :
    Well standing in the Australian sun today, I found myself squinting at my screen with the glare. I think they could do better

  10. mwebsterpgh
    KitKat Sep 27, 2014

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