Google is purposefully crippling the Pixel 4’s brightness to save battery life


Is anyone feeling deja vu? It seems every year, Google makes puzzling choices with its Pixel displays. The Pixel 2 XL was criticized for awful color calibration, the Pixel 3 XL for its absurd notch, the Pixel 4 for never sticking to the claimed 90Hz refresh rate. But there’s another problem with Google‘s latest: it’s screen isn’t all that bright. Worse, it seems Google is purposefully limiting the panel’s brightness, even in high ambient light. As noted by Mishaal Rahman over at XDA, there is a high brightness mode hidden in the Pixel 4‘s code. By default, the phone is…
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