Holders of smart phones Galaxy S8 and S8 + can independently change screen resolution of Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ to save battery power, but it does not degrade the interaction with the device. Samsung introduced the feature of changing the resolution for the Android version of Nougat. It’s about the shell of Samsung, in the stock Android, this setting is missing. Below it will be told why and how to change the resolution on these smartphones.
Which resolutions are compatible with Galaxy S8 and S8 +
According to the list of hardware features of the Galaxy S8, the maximum resolution of these smartphones is 29601440 (WQHD +). This is a hardware limitation on the number of pixels on the screen.
The pixel density is 570 ppi and 529 ppi on S8 and S8 +, respectively. For the human eye, this is too high a value, so you can safely lower the resolution to save energy, the difference will not be seen by users.
Smartphones support three resolutions:
WQHD + (29601440)
FHD + (22201080)
HD + (1480720)
The default setting is FHD +, since the maximum value is not needed on screens measuring 5.7 and 6.3 inches.
Why change Screen resolution of Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+
For the human eye, a 6.3-inch Full HD screen is approximately the limit value when viewing the screen from a distance of 10 cm. This is one of the reasons why Samsung developers choose the default FHD + resolution.
When the screen resolution drops, the core processor and graphics spend less resources on pixel processing. As a result, the energy is reduced.
If you want to minimize power, when you do not have access to the power outlet for a long period, reduce the resolution to HD +, which is enough to work with the device.
When you use smartphones to show virtual reality content on a Samsung Gear VR or Google Daydream VR, you can increase the resolution to the maximum value of WQHD +.
Therefore, if you need to change the screen resolution of Galaxy S8 and S8 +, it depends on the application scenario.
There are four performance modes: the default mode is optimized mode, there is a game mode, entertainment for video and audio, high performance mode. In the first two modes, the default resolution is FHD +, in the remaining WQHD +.
How to change screen resolution of Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+
Go to Settings> Display> Screen Resolution. Click on this setting and be able to change it. Click the Apply button.
Influence on camera
When you change the screen resolution, the camera settings do not change and the photos will be taken at the same resolution. However, if you take screenshots, the size of the screenshots will depend on the resolution.
When you share photos through some applications, like WeChat, they can resize photos based on the current screen resolution. In this case, the application offers the opportunity to share the original image without changing the size.
What is the difference between zoom and resolution
The zoom of the Galaxy S8 screen and the screen resolution do not depend on each other. You can zoom in and out on the screen. This does not change the total number of pixels on the entire screen. Only the number of pixels on individual objects is changed.
When you enlarge the image, the number of pixels also increases and the object looks larger. Naturally, the screen itself contains less content.
The screen resolution determines how many pixels are displayed on it. If you increase the screen resolution, the number of pixels will grow and the image will look more clear, but not larger, if the font size and zoom are not touched. The size of the pixels themselves will even decrease.
The screen resolution is approximately the same as the pixel size, because the screen area does not change. The screen’s zoom affects the pixel size for a particular item.