Do you own an iPod touch 4th gen and a 3rd gen?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Warbitrary, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. Warbitrary macrumors regular

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    I was wondering if the 4th gen iPod touch has a lower minimum brightness than the 3rd gen iPod, since the screen has changed.

    Could someone with both devices test this in the dark, using the same image (for example a white picture) to accurately compare?

    Bonus points if you post a comparison photo :)

    Thanks!
     
  2. Warbitrary thread starter macrumors regular

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    Bump. I've changed the thread title, lets give it another try.

    There must be a few people who still have their 3rd gen after upgrading?
     
  3. lily69 macrumors regular

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    Yes, both iPhone 4 and 4G iPod touch has lower brightness at the default level. (I have 3GS and used to own iPod Touch 3G).
     
  4. Warbitrary thread starter macrumors regular

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    What do you mean by default level? When the slider is all the way to the left (minimum)?
     
  5. tablo13 macrumors 65816

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    The default level is in the middle, at least for iPod touch 4g.
     
  6. trsnrtr macrumors 6502

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    Yes, the brightness level is considerably less on the 4 gen than the third gen set at mid-level like the above poster stated.
     
  7. battlekid macrumors regular

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    When i get my 4g touch-- I'll post a pic to compare.
     
  8. Warbitrary thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, but I was wondering if the minimum brightness was any lower. That's why I put minimum in bold in my first post.

    I've heard the iPhone 4 has a lower minimum brightness than the 3GS. I am hoping that similarly, the iPod Touch 4G can go dimmer than the 3G.

    I'm curious because I use my iPod a lot at night and if the display is too bright it hurts my eyes.

    Thanks!
     
  9. NathanA macrumors 6502a

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    Make sure y'all are turning OFF Auto-Brightness when you do this, otherwise your tests are going to be saddled with an additional variable.

    (Maybe the IPt4 ambient light sensor is more or less sensitive than than IPt3.)

    -- Nathan

    EDIT: If the test is at the absolute MINIMUM level, per the OP's wishes, then in theory Auto-Brightness should make no difference. I stand corrected.
     
  10. fswmacguy macrumors 6502

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    I've found that the ambient sensor on the iPod touch 4G is much more 'sensitive' than the sensor on the iPod touch 3G. The screen on the 4G is much dimmer with the sensor enabled.

    So I just do manual backlight control. It's like three finger touches. :rolleyes:

    This isn't an issue though, as I've never found the light sensor useful nor accurate.
     
  11. trsnrtr macrumors 6502

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    OK, I took both of auto and set them at their lowest setting and the 4gen is slightly darker but only slightly.
     
  12. Warbitrary thread starter macrumors regular

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    Great, thank you sir!
     

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