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Samsung Galaxy S5 Screen Modes: Choose one that fits your eyes

By: Unknown | Tuesday, December 30, 2014


One of the selling points of Samsung Galaxy S5 is its Super AMOLED, 5.1-inch display. It's power-efficient (in Samsung's eyes, at least) and can truly surpass any display technologies used by other manufacturers. It is, therefore, just right that users will be allowed to adjust its properties to their liking.

There are five preset screen modes in Galaxy S5, namely; Adapt Display, Dynamic, Standard, Professional photo, and Cinema.

These modes can be accessed via Settings menu:
  1. From the Home screen, tap the Apps icon.
  2. Launch Settings.
  3. Tap the Display icon.
  4. Tap Screen mode.

Adapt Display

It is the default screen mode. What it does is optimize the saturation, color range and sharpness of images while the user is using select apps like Gallery, Camera, Google Play Books, Internet, Smart Remote, and Video.

Samsung warned that the feature may not work in some downloaded apps, so it's up to you to test it.

This screen mode will best work when your outdoors or in an environment with high ambient light. The saturation of the color will offset outdoor glares that are often reflected on the glass.


It optimizes the tone of the display to give more vivid images like that of the Adapt Display mode but it works regardless whether you are inside an app or on any screen.

Images will standout even if you're outdoor or in an environment where there is too much light. It is recommended you switch to other modes when you're in a low light environment because it may become uncomfortable the longer you look at the screen.


As what the term implies, the color range, saturation and sharpness are pretty "standard" when this mode is on. However, due to the fact that the phone has a Super AMOLED display, the picture it projects may still be better compared with smartphones that has the standard LCD screens.

The Adapt Display uses the standard color saturation as well, although, it will change once the phone detects the user is in one of the apps the mode is supposed to work.

Professional Photo

If you're used to looking at pictures taken by DSLR cameras, you may say that the picture projected on the screen by this mode has the same (or very close) color range and saturation.

The screen is set to display accurate colors when this mode is on. You can try to compare by copying the picture taken by a DSLR camera to your phone and view it with Professional Photo screen mode on.


According to some experts, Cinema Mode makes the screen of the Galaxy S5 projects images with very accurate colors.

If a user is indoors or in environment with low ambient light, this mode will be a perfect choice for viewing photos, watching movies and TV shows.

Bottom Line

It's all about  your personal preference and color orientation. Others are used to viewing pictures in all their glory while many are used to viewing images with standard color range, sharpness and saturation. It's all about what you like and how comfortable your eyes are when viewing images.

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