04-12-2012 09:06 AM
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  1. g2design's Avatar
    I just noticed this on my brand new Lumia 900 and it's bugging me. The rest of the phone seems awesome, but when I open up the browser, or even change the dark black to white on my tile background, the white looks extremely dimmed out, and the browser goes from bright (when you press the menu) to much lower... what the heck is going on? should i have my phone replaced?
    Issue is not present on the htc Titan 2, just tested it in store... Also all 4 demo models of the 900 in store all did the same thing. Pretty dumb... The htc Titan 2 looked much better because it didn't "dim" upon page load like the 900 does. I ended up taking the 900 back and swapped it for the Titan 2, much happier now.
    04-11-2012 10:24 PM
  2. unity04's Avatar
    I'm wondering if all Lumia 900 users are experiencing this problem.. I also notice it when opening the Xbox Live application. Anything that is white looks dull and dark.. nothing looks vibrant
    04-11-2012 10:47 PM
  3. mrwizard#WP's Avatar
    The screen is dimming itself based on the percentage of white pixels on the screen (a sneaky way to improve battery life). This is not to be confused with auto-brightness which dims the screen based on the ambient light sensor.

    The Focus and Focus S did the same exact thing, except that on the Focus S, Samsung modified WP7 to include an extra settings field called auto display intensity that allowed you to disable it (Nokia did not include this feature). Nokia is using Samsung AMOLED panels so naturally this "feature" is included in the firmware on all Lumia 900 displays.

    You can see it in action here:
    Last edited by mrwizard; 04-12-2012 at 03:00 AM.
    04-12-2012 02:50 AM
  4. g2design's Avatar
    The screen is dimming itself based on the percentage of white pixels on the screen (a sneaky way to improve battery life). This is not to be confused with auto-brightness which dims the screen based on the ambient light sensor.

    The Focus and Focus S did the same exact thing, except that on the Focus S, Samsung modified WP7 to include an extra settings field called auto display intensity that allowed you to disable it (Nokia did not include this feature). Nokia is using Samsung AMOLED panels so naturally this "feature" is included in the firmware on all Lumia 900 displays.

    You can see it in action here:


    It's just unfortunate and annoying. Glad I switched it out for the Titan 2, seems much better overall.
    04-12-2012 09:06 AM
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