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Old Nov 12, 2012, 10:24 AM   #1
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Anyone keep brightness at 100%?

I'm a Visualphile if there's such a thing. I own 2 Calibrated Panasonic VT50 Plasma televisions a 55 and 65 to give you a since of how screen quality means alot to me

So I can't help but keep the phone brightness at 100%, the screen looks junk below full brightness

anyone feel the same
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 10:26 AM   #2
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I'm a Visualphile if there's such a thing. I own 2 Calibrated Panasonic VT50 Plasma televisions a 55 and 65 to give you a since of how screen quality means alot to me

So I can't help but keep the phone brightness at 100%, the screen looks junk below full brightness

anyone feel the same
I would go blind
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 10:28 AM   #3
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couldn't agree more, I keep it at 100% all the time, spare night driving
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 10:30 AM   #4
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I keep my brightness between 50% and 25% at all times, I only put it to 100% when it's a special occasion.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 10:31 AM   #5
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I find the screen exceedingly bright at 100% Too much for me use it comfortably in normal lighting situations.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 10:33 AM   #6
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100% is usually too bright for me and I tend to keep it around 50-60%.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 10:34 AM   #7
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I may be going blind because less than 75% is much to dim for me to make out anything on the screen! It kills me at night, and I hate that there is no super fast way to change it like on the ipad...

But yeah, its almost full brightness always.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 10:34 AM   #8
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100% is too bright for me as well. Usually keep it between 30-40. This helps me get through the day considering how much I'm on the phone.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 10:40 AM   #9
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So I can't help but keep the phone brightness at 100%, the screen looks junk below full brightness
Like junk? Your eyes adjust to different light levels, you know. Do you think the world looks great in the sun but then the stuff in your house "looks junk" when you come in because it's not as bright as the sun?

Throw in the remarkable level of contrast ratio our eyes are capable of and you end up with a body part that can easily handle an iPhone at 50% brightness without causing problems.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 10:40 AM   #10
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That's eye-suicide if you ever have to use your phone in a dark environment.
I keep mine slightly below halfway.

If you're used to having it at so bright, then yeah, anything lower will bother. Same vice versa though
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 10:48 AM   #11
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That's eye-suicide if you ever have to use your phone in a dark environment.
I keep mine slightly below halfway.

If you're used to having it at so bright, then yeah, anything lower will bother. Same vice versa though
But then its eye suicide if you use it at half brightness and have to squint to read it when in full daylight! Its like with my macbook pro. I can feel my eyes doing more work when its 50%. 100% feels much easier to read and watch and everything else
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 10:52 AM   #12
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yeah... %100 only outside in the light
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 10:57 AM   #13
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I find the screen exceedingly bright at 100% Too much for me use it comfortably in normal lighting situations.
I think maximum brightness is more to offset some of the natural dimming as displays age, which is partially leftover from CCFL lcds, and to facilitate viewing in direct sunlight.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 10:59 AM   #14
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It gives me headaches when it's above 50%. So no. I keep it around 18%
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 11:03 AM   #15
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I keep mine at 100% all the time.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 11:05 AM   #16
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Count me in on the full brightness thing. Maybe it's my ever-advancing age but it just looks better at 100%. Plus, this thing has such an incredibly brilliant display that I just want to experience it at its fullest.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 11:06 AM   #17
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I'm a Visualphile if there's such a thing. I own 2 Calibrated Panasonic VT50 Plasma televisions a 55 and 65 to give you a since of how screen quality means alot to me

So I can't help but keep the phone brightness at 100%, the screen looks junk below full brightness

anyone feel the same
50-60% is more than bright enough for me.

What is it that a "visualphile" sees at 100% brightness that I do not at 60%?
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 11:08 AM   #18
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Mine's on auto brightness. Indoors right now at work with good lighting and it's at 70% which is perfect for me.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 11:30 AM   #19
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Unless I'm trying to conserve battery I'm at 100%. Screen's gorgeous, I'm often near a charger, why reduce the brightness and make it less pleasing to look at?
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 11:52 AM   #20
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I would go blind
You and me both. Yes, I admit the screen might be nicer to look at when the brightness is turned up to 100%, but I still think my i5 screen looks great at 50%. But I'm also not a visualphile either.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 12:20 PM   #21
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You and me both. Yes, I admit the screen might be nicer to look at when the brightness is turned up to 100%, but I still think my i5 screen looks great at 50%. But I'm also not a visualphile either.
Right the only place it seems to work is at the apple store, but that's only because from the parking lot to the apple store my pupils have shrunk from the glaring sun.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 12:39 PM   #22
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i keep mine on auto gets me a whole day of use and charger before i go to bed
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 12:42 PM   #23
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It gives me headaches when it's above 50%. So no. I keep it around 18%
What a horrendously precise number.

Anyways, my eyes would probably commit suicide if I kept it at 100%. On Autobrightness for me.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 12:48 PM   #24
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That's eye-suicide if you ever have to use your phone in a dark environment.
I keep mine slightly below halfway.

If you're used to having it at so bright, then yeah, anything lower will bother. Same vice versa though
My thoughts exactly. I, too, keep it below 50%. 100% is like staring into the sun...cook your retinas in a flash!
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 12:49 PM   #25
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My iPhone 5 puts itself on 100% brightness from time to time and I notice it right away because my skin gets dry and I start to burn.

I wish that bug would go away...
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