Samsung’s Galaxy S24 Series was released on January 17, 2024, at the Galaxy Unpacked event. The phones across the lineup saw display upgrades. The base Galaxy S2x and the Galaxy S2x+ lineup were due for a display upgrade in the past couple of generations. Undoubtedly, they got the much-awaited display upgrades this year.
In terms of display specs, both the base Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24+ pack a punch. The company uses its in-house Samsung M13 Panel for both of them. The panel competes with BOE’s X1 flagship panel.
Regarding display specs, Galaxy S24 has a 6.2-inch panel with FullHD+ resolution and 120Hz refresh rate with LTPO technology. The brightness has also increased from the 1750 nits of the predecessor to 2600 nits, leaving no room for inconvenience when using the phone under harsh sunlight. The Galaxy S24+ has a similar situation, but the screen size goes from 6.2 inches to 6.7 inches, and the resolution is from FullHD+ to QuadHD+.
The Galaxy S24 Ultra got the least upgrades out of the lot. It only saw a bump in the brightness, which went from 1750 nits to 2600 like the other two. However, it has never been seen before Anti-glare coating thanks to the brand new Gorilla Glass Armor. This drastically reduces the reflection when light directly hits the display. The other 2 models were upgraded from Gorilla Glass Victus 2 to Gorilla Glass Victus 3. There are also remarkable improvements to color accuracy and overall display efficiency thanks to the new M13 display panels.
Galaxy S24 Display Complaints
However, some Galaxy S24 users are unhappy with their phone’s display. There have been user reports of the phone’s screen having dull and washed out colors by some users. This defeats the purpose of using expensive OLED materials on flagships.
OLED screens have higher contrast and rich, vibrant colors. OLED screens also have a high DCIP3 value for better vibrancy. Many people are disappointed with the new color tuning of the S24 Ultra series, according to several posts on Samsung’s community forums on also on X. Since the screen looks rather dull, colors look much better for content consumption on older Samsung phones like the S22 and S21 series.
And as for colours being washed out yes your correct s24 ultra display colours are washed out and it's display is dimmer and I have tested my self pic.twitter.com/BtdQ5kJ77v
— rick (@rick00357876097) January 27, 2024
It’s mostly a software issue, though some units have hardware issues requiring unit replacements. In some cases, changing to Vibrant Mode in Settings doesn’t help with this problem.
There are many bugs and inconsistencies with the S24 that Samsung has to address with the update, primarily inconsistent navigation gestures, display problems, missing AOD features, and camera problems.
Until the update comes out, one solution is manually increasing the brightness. First, you have to turn the Adaptive Colour Tone off. Then, turn off Adaptive Brightness and manually crank the brightness slider to the max. Then, switch to Vibrant mode. This fixes the issue in some cases.
You can report the washed out color problems directly to Samsung with Samsung Members and the Samsung Lab. You’ll have to provide Product Feedback, so they recognize it and issue an update to fix it.
You can watch NL Tech’s video regarding the issue.