How to raise the brightness of the Pixel 4 screen above the limit

Google Pixel 4 XL

Google has launched a few weeks ago the fourth version of its Android smartphone, the Pixel 4. We have analyzed and told you many things. Something he's been talking about lately is his screen. No, not because it is not always as fluid, but because of its brightness. Or the lack thereof.

It turns out that, compared to other models, the maximum brightness of the screen of this terminal is very low, especially to be a device designed to take pictures, which normally places it outdoors, and with sun. The maximum brightness is around 400 nits, but the high range already uses sustained brightness of 600 nits with peaks of up to 1000 nits.

It is speculated that Google has artificially limited this to not penalize the screen, and that is, as you know, raising the brightness is one of the things that most impacts the battery.

However, if you have one of these models and want to increase the brightness even if you have worse autonomy, there is a way, as they tell us in XDA Developers.

How to raise the brightness to the Pixel 4

Google Pixel 4 XL

Before you start, you have to say that you are going to have to do root access to the mobile to do this process, and that could void the warranty, so you have to think about it. When we have made the root access we must type this command in the terminal:

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echo on >> / sys / class / backlight / panel0-backlight / hbm_mode

Once this is done, the maximum brightness will rise above 600 nits when we manually set it to the maximum. Of course, the battery will also resent, but only as long as we keep that active.

Another problem is that when we turn off the screen the maximum brightness will fall, so if we want it to be automatic we must resort to apps like Tasker.

Hopefully Google enables this option with an update because it is not acceptable for a mobile of almost 800 euros to have this limitation.