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By dmo580, Senior Member on 22nd November 2013, 08:36 AM
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I know many of you have said that the Nexus 5's auto brightness is a bit whack. Quite honestly, compared to my Nexus 4 and iPhone 5, I feel it is on the bright side. I took the recommendation of getting Lux, and am wondering what are good settings?

I have my links setup the following (01/24/2014 setting):

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Lux Brightness
0     1%
1     6%
2     8%
4     10%
10    12%
20    17%
40    17%
150   22%
350   30%
600   45%
1000  80%
1600  94%
10000 100%
Would appreciate any feedback and am searching for what works the best for a good combination of readability yet battery savings.

My frustration seems to be it's very easy to have a phone register 0 lux even in an office setting, and as soon as you tilt it the right way it will pick up anywhere 1-10 and cause a huge jump. I walked from my bathroom which was completely dark into the hallway which had a light, and my phone was still picking 0 lux. If I happen to angle a little better it reads the light and bam the screen lights up. Quite annoying because my iPhone will pick up the hallway lighting even if it isn't direct and that bright and the screen already starts to get a bit brighter...

I swear I've always been fighting the issue of dynamic range with autobrightness in Android. It's quite frustrating.

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01/24/2014: Played a lot with the 10 - 40 lux range because I felt that it was too bright.
01/07/2014: Turned brightness down a bit here in this post
11/23/2013: Some updates to my setup as shown here:

Code:
Lux Brightness
0     4%
1     8%
2     10%
5     14%
10    15%
40    25%
100   35%
350   40%
600   65%
10000 100%


11/22/2013: Initial release!

Code:
Lux Brightness
0     5%
1     13%
40    20%
100   28%
350   40%
600   60%
10000 100%
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22nd November 2013, 02:11 PM |#2  
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0     0%
1     5%
40    10%
100   20%
350   30%
600   40%
10000 80%
Very good app,I didnt knew it.
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Originally Posted by dmo580

I know many of you have said that the Nexus 5's auto brightness is a bit whack. Quite honestly, compared to my Nexus 4 and iPhone 5, I feel it is on the bright side. I took the recommendation of getting Lux, and am wondering what are good settings?

I have my links setup the following:

Code:
Lux Brightness
0     5%
1     13%
40    20%
100   28%
350   40%
600   60%
10000 100%
Would appreciate any feedback and am searching for what works the best for a good combination of readability yet battery savings.

My frustration seems to be it's very easy to have a phone register 0 lux even in an office setting, and as soon as you tilt it the right way it will pick up anywhere 1-10 and cause a huge jump. I walked from my bathroom which was completely dark into the hallway which had a light, and my phone was still picking 0 lux. If I happen to angle a little better it reads the light and bam the screen lights up. Quite annoying because my iPhone will pick up the hallway lighting even if it isn't direct and that bright and the screen already starts to get a bit brighter...

I swear I've always been fighting the issue of dynamic range with autobrightness in Android. It's quite frustrating.

I just applied those settings (mine were a bit of a mess) let's see how it pans out! I'll let you know what I think.
22nd November 2013, 05:36 PM |#4  
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Mine are probably pretty random and messy. but i feel theyre ideal. And i get great battery life, without needing to squint at the screen at all. Its still plenty bright

0 4%
2 8%
3 11%
19 12%
59 12%
123 17%
182 20%
22nd November 2013, 07:05 PM |#5  
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Do you guys notice very little dynamic range between 0 and 1 lux in the light sensor?
22nd November 2013, 09:03 PM |#6  
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Wow, I've never tried this app, thanks for the info!!!!
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Are you guys using settings for night mode? or just using day mode for all times?
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Are you guys using settings for night mode? or just using day mode for all times?

I just use Auto and typically lower the brightness by 20% during the day.
29th November 2013, 05:37 AM |#9  
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Give Velis Auto Brightness app a try. I've been using for a while and much prefer this over Lux.
A lot easier to configure as it shows you a graph. Also it reacts a lot more faster to light change. Again this can also be configured easily.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...uto.brightness
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I think there is something wrong with the hardware of the N5 or the software in KitKat. I occasionally get a reading of 30000 lux in a dimly lit room. A few other reviewers of the Lux app also reported this problem. I still get a brightness spike sometimes with built-in auto brightness and with lux turned off so it's not related to Lux. Anyone experienced something similar?
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I think there is something wrong with the hardware of the N5 or the software in KitKat. I occasionally get a reading of 30000 lux in a dimly lit room. A few other reviewers of the Lux app also reported this problem. I still get a brightness spike sometimes with built-in auto brightness and with lux turned off so it's not related to Lux. Anyone experienced something similar?

I have occasionally seen this as well. I have never used Lux but one time my auto brightness went all funny so I downloaded an app to see the sensor output and there were spikes like you describe. Rebooted and haven't seen them since. Maybe a driver issue?

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