How to Change Galaxy S8 Screen Resolution

Samsung's stunning new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ have big, beautiful high-resolution displays. Available at 5.8 or 6.2 inches with a Quad-HD Infinity display. However, Samsung scales it down to 1080p HD out of the box. For those wondering, here's how to change the screen resolution on the Galaxy S8.

Fortunately, these phones are highly customizable and it's an option in the settings. As expected, right in the display settings is a resolution slider to easily adjust it to your liking. Full instructions are below.

We saw it last year with the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Likely to improve performance or battery life. Or simply to give owners more options. And while it's hard to notice the difference, some will want the full resolution they paid for.

Being set to 1080p, the screen is crisp and vibrant, videos are great, and it's an enjoyable experience that most will love. In fact, I don't even notice a difference going down to 1080p with the Galaxy S8+. Some will though, which is why we're glad to see this option is fast in the settings.

How to Change Galaxy S8 Screen Resolution

All it takes is a few taps in the settings and you'll instantly enjoy apps, text, movies, and 2k videos. Once owners click Apply, the change will take a moment and you will see a flicker on the screen. Similar to changing the resolution on a desktop computer screen.

Alternatively, we're seeing reports that many have actually downgraded the Galaxy S8 to 720p, which is another option for owners. While switching to 1080p doesn't have a huge impact on battery life, 720p certainly does. One Reddit user claimed he got over 8 hours of screen time from a single charge. All thanks to the lowering to 720p.

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Is this a change worth making? It's up to you. Luckily, Samsung has really added a lot of customization to these phones. So the experience can be fully tailored to your needs and desires. It's also worth noting that selecting "Screen zoom and font" offers many additional options. Like tweaking aspect ratio or icon scaling (size) as well as device font. Offering a level of precision and customization that many will appreciate.

There is also a new blue light filter which is basically a night mode that removes the blue color from the screen. This would be easier on the eyes, especially at night, and may help smartphone users fall asleep more easily. Not to mention cause less eye strain.

In conclusion, whenever you restart the Galaxy S8 or S8+, the screen will revert to 1080p. This means that you will have to change it one more time. Other than that, we're all done. While you're here, check out these best Galaxy S8+ screen protectors and keep your device looking like new.