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By XDA_RealLifeReview, RealLifeReview Dude on 8th October 2017, 12:45 PM | Average Rating:
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Rate this thread to express how well you can see the Google Pixel 2's display outdoors. In case you've been playing Minecraft for 18 months straight, you might not known how to get outside anymore. Well, find the door and walk through it. A higher rating indicates that it has very high maximum brightness and thus fantastic outdoor visibility in direct sunlight.

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21st October 2017, 08:47 PM |#2  
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Brightness level has been noticeably lower than my previous phone the oneplus 3. In the full sunlight it is... Tolerable
26th October 2017, 09:22 PM |#3  
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My Honor 8 gets noticeably brighter at the max setting. What I don't know yet is does the Pixel have the adaptive contrast feature that automatically boosts the darker sections of the image in direct sunlight for better visibility? Granted, you have to have this option enabled under developer options (make the screen easier to read in direct sunlight).
16th November 2017, 02:11 PM |#4  
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I was expecting this thing to outshine the sun for $1000. It's only marginally better at full brightness than my Nexus 6.
21st November 2017, 12:23 PM |#5  
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Hopefully not driving the AMOLED display so hard will at least make it last a little longer?!
25th November 2017, 07:20 PM |#6  
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Originally Posted by Wartickler

I was expecting this thing to outshine the sun for $1000. It's only marginally better at full brightness than my Nexus 6.

The pixel 2 costs $649.99 USDA
You are about $350 off bub.
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27th November 2017, 08:29 PM |#7  
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definitely not bright enough at max brightness, hope flar2 will bring HBM (high brightness mode) to pixel 2 someday
23rd December 2017, 11:00 AM |#8  
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I never go higher than 30% brightness when outdoors, not needed
29th May 2018, 12:34 PM |#9  
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Originally Posted by nekoraysama

I never go higher than 30% brightness when outdoors, not needed

I'd hate to live where you are, is it permanently cloudy? In bright sun, that sometimes appears in the UK, I'd say that it's not bright enough, even at 100%

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31st May 2018, 07:04 PM |#10  
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Originally Posted by 3dd1

I'd hate to live where you are, is it permanently cloudy? In bright sun, that sometimes appears in the UK, I'd say that it's not bright enough, even at 100%

Agreed, even my Honor 8 had a sunlight mode that boosted shadows to increase visibility. Seems like the pixel 2 does not. The screen simply doesn't get as bright as other flagships.
9th June 2018, 06:58 AM |#11  
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It's about as bright as my OnePlus 3T. More than bright enough for sunny days. Only phone I've had that was too dim at 100% in sunlight was the Nexus 6.

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