Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4 users, what display mode are you using?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by PollyK, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. PollyK, Dec 8, 2013
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2013

    PollyK macrumors regular

    Apr 18, 2013
    I've never bothered with this setting on my GS4, but I knew it was there. I was happy with the vibrant colors so just didn't bother for accurate colors as I didnt want my screen to look washed out like the LCD screens that boasted accurate colors. But accurate colors don't have to mean a washed out looking screen. This is especially true on an Amoled screen with its infinite contrast. So that being said, I switched my screen mode to movie, and bam! My screen never looked better. I remember the guys at Displaymate saying this, and they're absolutely right. Colors look accurate and pictures and videos still pop. Give it a try if you haven't, you're eyes will thank you for it.
    I should add, my co-worker prefers the standard setting and slightly more saturation. But the take away from all this is that Samsung should be applauded for the advancements in this display tech while giving us different calibrated modes for choice. How can anyone not appreciate this? Very nice.
  2. viskon macrumors 6502

    Oct 20, 2012
    I use adapt display on my S4. The movie mode makes my screen look washed out, but you're right - it is easier on the eyes.
  3. nick_elt macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2011
    I was using natural but im giving movie a try now, im not sure if i like it or not but standard and dynamic are horrible cant stand it at all looks so fake.
  4. Fanaticalism macrumors 6502a

    Apr 16, 2013
    The Note 3 and then the S4 in Movie mode make them the most accurate displays on the market with the contrast to boot.
  5. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
  6. JaySoul macrumors 68030


    Jan 30, 2008
    Thanks for this thread, only just got an S4 and still getting used to various things.

    The screen mode on Adapt was blinding at night (even on minimum brightness!), so hopefully this will make a difference.
  7. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2006
    Shropshire, UK
    Got my Note 3 set to "Professional Photo" which I find gives the best balance overrall
  8. PollyK thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 18, 2013
    That's correct. As far as I'm concerned, saturated colors on Amoled is now a thing of the past. Having these presets really is the best of both worlds. Accurate colors for those who want it, and vibrant colors for the rest.
  9. Fernandez21 macrumors 601


    Jun 16, 2010
    I used mine in professional photo mode too, standard and vivid just hurt my eyes.
  10. TheHateMachine macrumors 6502a


    Sep 18, 2012
    Santa Fe, TX
    Note 2 has this as well. I used to have it set to natural which was the best imo. However when Samsung brought the new 4.3 and Touchwiz updates they replaced natural with Professional Photo which seems to be a bit more saturated. Now I just use Movie. Saddened me for a bit until I got a bit more adjusted to it.

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