Samsung Galaxy phones typically have one of the best displays of any smartphone—and the Galaxy S8 is no exception. It features a Quad HD+ Super AMOLED “Infinity Display” with a resolution of 2960 x 1440 and 570 ppi. What does all those monikers and numbers mean? Simply put: it’s a crazy, good display. But out of the box, the phone isn’t set at its maximum resolution. And instead is set just above a 1080p resolution at 2220 x 1080 FHD+ (Full High Definition or FHD is 1920 x 1080 or 1080p—which is similar to most HDTVs. The “+” refers to that little extra resolution).
So if you want to set that crazy, good display to its max, follow these steps:
Swipe down from the top of the screen and Tap Settings in the top, right corner of the display
Tap Screen resolution
Select WQHD+ (2960 x 1440)
To really wow your friends, turn the Brightness alllllllll the way up. But it’s good to note: keeping your screen at this resolution and max brightness will juice your battery quickly (not to mention hurt your eyes—especially at night). So play around with the brightness and the resolution to find that happy balance between awesome screen, battery life, and relaxed eyeballs.
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