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How to change the screen resolution on the Galaxy S8

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How to change the screen resolution on the Galaxy S8

The Infinity Display on the Galaxy S8 is one of the best on the market. More specifically, it’s a Quad HD+ Super AMOLED panel. By default, though, it’s not set to run at the WQHD+ resolution (2960 x 1440 pixels). Instead, it’s scaled down to 2220 x 1080 pixels, also known as FHD+.

Fortunately, Samsung’s given you with the option to change the screen resolution on the Galaxy S8. In fact, it couldn’t have made it any easier. It’s as simple as navigating into the Settings application and adjusting the position of a slider. But should you? Stick with us to find out.

What resolutions are available?

  • HD+ — 1480 x 720 pixels
  • FHD+ — 2220 x 1080 pixels
  • WQHD+ — 2960 x 1440 pixels

What resolution should I use?

Put plainly, the resolution affects the sharpness of the display. If you consume a lot of media, you should consider increasing your resolution to WQHD+, though it’ll take a considerable toll on your battery life. If you need to squeeze more hours out of your handset, we’d recommend temporarily dropping down to the HD+ option.

How do I change the resolution?

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Locate and select Display.
  3. Tap Screen Resolution.
  4. Adjust the slider to choose either HD+, FHD+ or WQHD+.
  5. Once you’ve selected your resolution, press Apply. 

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