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Can't see Droid screen in sunlight! What do I do?

Asked by NCarolinastar (22points) April 11th, 2010

I’m super excited about my new Droid phone, but I can’t see it in the sunlight! I’ve tried adjusting the brightness but it doesn’t help too much. Smartphone users – how do you deal with this?

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RealEyesRealizeRealLies's avatar

I’ll either smash my phone to the ground in complete disgust and anger, or, I’ll gently turn my back to the sun and shade the screen with my body.

Just depends on the mood I’m in.

gggritso's avatar

Crank the brightness to the maximum, and turn such that your body is between the phone and the sun, to cast a shadow on the phone.

asmonet's avatar

I bought an iPhone.
Problem solved.

Fred931's avatar

Just don’t use the electronic device in direct sunlight. Do your droidey things behind a car or a building or your body. Of course, if you are too lazy, you can do what @RealEyesRealizeRealLies suggested.

janbb's avatar

I have problems with the iPhone too.You just have to position yourself so that the phone is in shadow (if you can.)

gggritso's avatar

No screen is perfect
The sun creates frustration
iPhone not exempt

Bugabear's avatar

Well in all fairness the Droid screen is pretty crappy. The Nexus one or iPhone screens are better. However that doesn’t help you. Just turn up the brightness as far as it goes and tilt way from the sun. If that doesn’t work try looking for Android hacks that make the screen brighter. That’s the point of Android right?

filmfann's avatar

@gggritso Lurve for Haiku.

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