1. gMaesterUK's Avatar
    I've had a 820 for quite awhile, but the 199 offer with free FitBit got my partner's attention (as a b'day gift), so I now have a 830.
    It's a beautiful looking phone, even though it's a lot bigger than it's predecessor!

    My only real issue I have (so far) is that I have glance switched on, mainly for the time at night, however I'm finding that I'm really forced to look at the screen as it's so dull! I have auto-brightness enabled, but I had this on my 820, and it was always crystal-clear.
    Anyone know if I can tweak something to improve glance's brightness?

    Rgds.

    G.
    04-03-2015 08:50 AM
  2. ven07's Avatar
    Maybe turning on night mode and setting the time to 24h plus setting the color to red, might help?
    04-03-2015 08:59 AM
  3. pankaj981's Avatar
    It's because of the IPS LCD display, AMOLED glance screen is usually brighter (not crispier though) than IPS LCD.
    ven07 and xandros9 like this.
    04-03-2015 09:01 AM
  4. chancooluk's Avatar
    The 830 screen is dim to save battery life. The IPS LCD display and its backlight are fully switched on (all pixels are active, even the black ones), which would severely drain the battery if left at a high brightness.

    The AMOLED screen on the 820 can switch individual pixels on and off, and each pixel is individually lit (no full backlight needed). This means that each black pixel is actually switched off and not consuming power. Therefore the brightness can be much higher, as only the active lit pixels are consuming power.
    04-03-2015 10:07 AM
  5. gMaesterUK's Avatar
    Maybe turning on night mode and setting the time to 24h plus setting the color to red, might help?
    Tried that and with the colours, but still too dull.

    G.
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    04-03-2015 10:47 AM
  6. gMaesterUK's Avatar
    The 830 screen is dim to save battery life. The IPS LCD display and its backlight are fully switched on (all pixels are active, even the black ones), which would severely drain the battery if left at a high brightness.
    I understand that, but I only have glance on in peek mode, so I would have thought that the battery usage wouldn't be that bad. Either way, it's on the charger when next to bed, so the battery use isn't an issue. Just wish there was a separate brightness setting for glance.

    I can live with it, just find it annoying!

    G.
    04-03-2015 10:50 AM
  7. BSobotta's Avatar
    I have noticed it can look really sharp, and then goes duller. I wish it would just stay sharp. I think its auto adjusting to the environment?
    04-03-2015 10:56 AM
  8. JohnStrk's Avatar
    I've noticed it's pretty dim too. I compared my 920 and new 830 displays both with the same display settings. Not using auto brightness. Set to low when I'm home in the evening and medium during the day. The Glance info is brighter on my 920 than the 830. Glance is also a little slower to respond on the 830 than my 920 but that's another story.
    04-03-2015 12:19 PM
  9. gMaesterUK's Avatar
    I've noticed it's pretty dim too. I compared my 920 and new 830 displays both with the same display settings. Not using auto brightness. Set to low when I'm home in the evening and medium during the day. The Glance info is brighter on my 920 than the 830. Glance is also a little slower to respond on the 830 than my 920 but that's another story.
    Yes, I'll admit that glance doesn't always show and is sometimes slow to react, though my 820 was perfect!
    Hopefully MS fixes this at some stage...

    G.
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    04-06-2015 02:09 PM
  10. tabraoui's Avatar
    I have my time set to 24h. I'm certain the glance on my 950 used to show 24h... But I noticed a few days ago, it's not anymore. I tried to set and reset the time to 24h... But it's not changing in glance anymore 😩.
    Anyone can help me on that?
    I may have happened right after I updated to build .71, but I'm not sure
    02-05-2016 12:19 PM

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