Samsung users, what Screen mode (color setting) do you have your Galaxy set to?

Samsung's Super AMOLED displays have long been hailed as some of the best on the market. Over the years, Sammy kept working on the quality of their image reproduction and colors. And, due to the nature of an AMOLED screen, it was able to also include a bunch of different so-called Screen modes to cater to all kinds of tastes. Love super-punchy colors and cold whites? Go for Cinema mode. Love natural colors and a warm display? Choose the lauded Basic mode. Want to display to auto-adjust itself, based on what you are looking at? Use Adaptive display!

And it seems Sammy's decision to make these different modes was the right one — for every person that loves Basic mode, you've got one that swears by Adaptive. This is definitely one part of the smartphone experience where the freedom of choice is welcome. We thought we'd ask you — what is your favorite Screen mode?

What Screen mode do you have your Galaxy set to?

Adaptive display
AMOLED cinema
AMOLED photo
I've never touched that setting



1. torr310

Posts: 1646; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I use Basic as I feel it's more natural.

2. Medoogalaxy

Posts: 232; Member since: May 25, 2017

Between...Photo amoled :)

21. techsavvy.jaz

Posts: 163; Member since: Feb 07, 2012

Me too, the problem is with other modes, when I transfer photos to my lappy or take a print out, I end up disappointed, because they were so good on the adaptive/amoled mode. With basic I know the true pic/video that I have on my mobile.

3. nikhil23

Posts: 436; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

Adaptive is the Best

4. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1175; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Cinema :) why own a SuperAMOLED if you are not going to fully enjoy the incredible vividness and punchy colurs that AMOLED Cinema brings. I have been using this setting in all my Galaxy's since S2, back then it was called Dynamic.

10. Slytherin

Posts: 268; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Totally agree with you! Colour in this mode is just Awesome. Isn't it nice that Samsung gives us the choice of screen mode and resolution, I wonder if the iPhone 8 will have these options, oh i forgot they don't get choice on IOS lol.

18. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1175; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Haha! Indeed! I like the fact that Samsung allow us to create our own experience.

11. Slytherin

Posts: 268; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

It will be nice to see the bargain basement OLED display Sammy has in store for the iPhone 8.

5. Medoogalaxy

Posts: 232; Member since: May 25, 2017

There is no screen up to the SuperAmoled level, The touch layer is integrated with the screen, brightness, colors, detail, angles vision.. screen competes itself !

6. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Amoled ( and Oled) displays simply IMO out do LCD displays and right now Samsung is king with LG nipping at it's heel. I keep my setting on adaptive during normal operations but when I am either playing a game or on a long trip and want to watch a downloaded Netflix movie i use cinema mode.

7. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

AMOLED Cinema all the way!

8. tedkord

Posts: 17318; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Either basic or adaptive.

9. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Amoled photo gives the best real world colors 100% sRGB.

15. baldilocks

Posts: 1495; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Except they don't look anything at all like REAL colors. :)

16. Macready

Posts: 1818; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Actually, Basic mode covers the more common sRGB gamut, while Photo covers the wider Adobe RGB gamut. Cinema covers the DCI-P3 gamut.

12. baldilocks

Posts: 1495; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Basic just looks more realistic. So, that's what I use on the S8+.

13. E34V8

Posts: 109; Member since: Dec 16, 2011

Basic of course. S7 has one of the best displays in basic mode. Only other Samsung flagships can rival it.

14. dazed1

Posts: 794; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Noobs using adaptive rofl

17. UglyFrank

Posts: 2193; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I use basic, sometimes AMOLED photo for a bit more punch in general use. Occasionally use adapt display when watching videos (and AMOLED cinema too) and in bright light

19. Krjal

Posts: 426; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

I mostly just love having the option and change it up occasionally. The majority of the time I leave it on Basic though.

20. Odiin

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Most of the time Basic. Occasionally use AMOLED photo.

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