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Fine Tuning Your Android Phone's Display with Soft Screen Tuner App


Published onFebruary 28, 2012

With the advent of touchscreen technology, there is no more need for key pads in your phone and there’s now plenty of room for the display. With wider displays, you get to enjoy pictures and videos better compared to those old phone versions with screens half the size of the handset.

However, for you to enjoy videos and photos better, the quality of the display is as important as the size. Ahead of all Android phones in this aspect is the Samsung Galaxy S2. Aside from its impressive specs, the one thing that makes the Galaxy S2 stand out from the rest of the Android phones in the market is its amazing Super AMOLED Plus display.  Looking at the display of this phone, it’s mesmerizing as the colors are very vibrant compared to other displays on other phones. Luckily, for those who don’t have a Galaxy S2 you can get the same effect on your Samsung phone with the help of an amazing app.

The SST or Soft Screen Tuner app developed by XDA Developer member wql is an app that works by allowing you to adjust things like the RGB values, sharpness, saturation, as well as the color temperature of each of the three preset modes such as Standard, Dynamic, and Movie on the Samsung Galaxy S2.

With the help of this app, you can fine tune the display of your phone, tweaking it to your preference.  In addition to that, even if you uninstall the app, the changes you make to the color scheme of your phone will actually be retained because it is not a service or a background process, so you get to save some memory, as well. Also, to make things easier, it provides test images so that you can preview the result of the changes you applied.

Compatibility and Installation

So far, Soft Screen Tuner app has already been tested and proven to work for the Samsung Galaxy S2 and Samsung Galaxy Note.

However, there are still no tests that shows that this app also works for other devices. In this case, there is no other way to know this but to try this on your phone especially if its display uses AMOLED technology.

Unfortunately for those who are not owners of Samsung phones, the developer has noted that Soft Screen Tuner will not work with non-Samsung phones.

You will need your Samsung phone to be rooted so that you can use Soft Screen Tuner.

Soft Screen Tuner is easy to install, you just have to download it to your phone and install it. No more need for some other requirements. The app can’t be downloaded from the Android Market, but you can manually download and install the Soft Screen Tuner APK package (current version as of this writing is 0.8 beta).

If you like to watch videos and you want to adjust the colors of your phone to make them more comfortable to your eyes, then you probably need this app.  Download it now and tweak it to your liking.

Has this app made your viewing pleasure more pleasurable?  Let us know in the comments.

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