1. gouthamdatsme's Avatar
    When i bought my Lumia 520, I usually set it on auto brightness but then I heard that it drains batter so I usually set it on 'low'. But I would prefer 'medium' because I love my screen ti glow. But I want to know about the battery drain difference in your phone with 'low' and 'medium' brightness. Anyone with 'medium' brightness enabled 520 experienced huge battery drain?
    08-25-2013 03:23 AM
  2. anon(7900571)'s Avatar
    When i bought my Lumia 520, I usually set it on auto brightness but then I heard that it drains batter so I usually set it on 'low'. But I would prefer 'medium' because I love my screen ti glow. But I want to know about the battery drain difference in your phone with 'low' and 'medium' brightness. Anyone with 'medium' brightness enabled 520 experienced huge battery drain?
    Do one thing set the brightness to auto when you are in a dark room it lowers the brightness where the low still glows and eats the battery in the dark room. Auto brightness is best way as it uses your phone ambient light sensor to adjust your screen. It does not have a huge impact on battery life.


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    08-25-2013 04:29 AM
  3. Junaid96's Avatar
    I have it on medium. The L520's display is far too dull and washed out to have it on low or auto.
    08-25-2013 07:52 AM
  4. Rubidad's Avatar
    All my devices-laptop, cell, and mp3 player, are all set to the brightest level possible. A longer battery life does little good if I have to strain to see the screen!!
    08-25-2013 08:02 AM
  5. Smyrna5's Avatar
    When I am at my desk, the phone is usually plugged in, so I usually have mine set on high. I'm old, and my eyesight isn't as good as it used to be, so I need all the help I can get. When I go out and need battery life I turn on the automatic dimming.
    08-25-2013 08:14 AM
  6. Shawn Magm's Avatar
    Medium is fine for me.
    08-25-2013 08:16 AM
  7. CopaCC's Avatar
    Medium. Auto makes it too dim for me when it's dark.
    08-25-2013 08:34 AM
  8. Boris Lozac's Avatar
    08-25-2013 10:03 AM
  9. broar94's Avatar
    Always low for me since I don't like ytoo much contrast on my screen. Medium setting when I'm outside riding

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    08-25-2013 10:06 AM
  10. asylumxl's Avatar
    Auto during the day, low at night as I find it easier to read.
    08-25-2013 02:37 PM
  11. WeirdFM's Avatar
    Have you noticed any difference between first setting brightness to either "low" or "high", and then enabling auto-brightness? I ask because at first I found the screen to dim too much in low light on "auto", but now I've set brightness to high and then on auto, and I don't have the problem anymore.

    Also, for people who have problem with auto brightness, try turning off "Dim on power save" on Nokia's display+touch options. At least on mine it further dims the screen even when battery is full.
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    08-25-2013 04:46 PM
  12. gouthamdatsme's Avatar
    Have you noticed any difference between first setting brightness to either "low" or "high", and then enabling auto-brightness? I ask because at first I found the screen to dim too much in low light on "auto", but now I've set brightness to high and then on auto, and I don't have the problem anymore.

    Also, for people who have problem with auto brightness, try turning off "Dim on power save" on Nokia's display+touch options. At least on mine it further dims the screen even when battery is full.
    I faced this problem that the screen becomes more darker than 'low' when on auto brightness even though its not on Battery Saver. I will try this solution by setting the brightness to high and then enabling Auto brightness
    08-25-2013 10:57 PM
  13. despertador's Avatar
    I have mine default on Low, but sometimes when I'm facing too much of the sun's rays, I set it to Medium to see it better.
    08-25-2013 11:21 PM
  14. imZadok's Avatar
    The low/medium/high setting adjusts the range of brightness levels that auto brightness can use. I always set mine on high and enable auto brightness.
    08-25-2013 11:34 PM
  15. Colby Lee's Avatar
    I keep mine on medium. Auto brightness drains your battery more, because every time your brightness changes, the charge on the bulbs have to increase/decrease power, which isolates a portion of your battery just for the task...its like gas in your car...you burn more igniting the fuel when you crank it than you do letting it idle for short time.

    -Experience in electrical systems.
    Boris Lozac likes this.
    08-26-2013 12:10 AM
  16. Adnan Javed's Avatar
    Low indoors and at all times after evening, Medium outdoors (during day).
    08-26-2013 05:05 AM

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