How to set your Samsung Galaxy S8 to maximum resolution (it’s not set out of the box)

So you got a new Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+ and are probably showing it off to your friends and family. It’s easily the best Android phone of 2017 with all of the latest specs, software features and drop-dead gorgeous display. When you put the Galaxy S8 or S8+ next to a Pixel or iPhone, it puts their hardware to shame. Not only are there almost no bezels on the Galaxy S8, but the display flows off the curves of the sides making it the most advanced smartphone display on the market. The S8 comes with a 5.8″ display, while the S8+ has a larger 6.2″ looker with the same internal specs.

Samsung uses AMOLED technology to light up its screens where every single pixel can be controlled individually. Both phones also are capable of putting out WQHD+ resolution, or 2960x1440p which is known for its ultra-clear detail. However, out of the box, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ default settings are set to 2220x1080p. 1080p resolution is detailed enough for most people, and the battery benefits outweigh the extra punishment on the processor of pushing out 1440p. However if you bought the Galaxy S8, you want the best and setting your display to the maximum settings will make reading easier and photos and videos more crisp. The differences are subtle, but noticeable.

If you want to maximize the power of your beautiful display, follow these simple steps to change your display to 1440p:

  1. Goto Settings – you can pull down the notification menu by pulling down from the top of your display. Click on the Settings icon at the top right.
  2. Next click on Display – It’s the fourth option from the top
  3. Click on Screen Resolution
  4. Drag the slider to the right on WQHD+ and Apply

You can also set your display to HD+ resolution. By lowering your resolution you will increase your battery life which is important if you are travelling or have a long day away from a charger.


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