Results: what resolution do you have your Galaxy flagship set to?

Results: what resolution do you have your Galaxy flagship set to?
Despite the feature being 3 years old already, whether QHD is useful on a smartphone screen or not is still a highly debatable topic. At this point, those against it have begrudgingly agreed to not bring it up, as there's little sense to argue it — QHD is now mainstream. And those that are for it couldn't be happier for the aforementioned reason — most flagships have it.

Samsung, however, decided to appease all tastes and just gave users three choices of resolution — HD (720 x 1080), FHD (1080 x 1920), and QHD (1440 x 2560) — on its latest flagships. Finally, whoever feels like a low resolution could benefit the phone's performance and battery life, can go for it, while the rest are free to max it out.

The option is available on the newest flagships — Galaxy S8 and S8+ (with the + moniker due to the 18.5:9 ratio), the older S7 and S7 edge, as well as the still-not-retired Galaxy Note 5. We thought we'd ask you, assuming you own one of these, which resolution you prefer. This is how the poll went:

What do you have your Samsung Galaxy's resolution set to?

QHD(+) all the way!
44.16%
FHD(+) strikes a good balance for me
41.88%
HD(+) is good enough, I don't see what all the hubbub is about
8.1%
Eh... there's an option to change resolution on my phone? Where's that one?
5.87%

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69 Comments

1. Medoogalaxy

Posts: 232; Member since: May 25, 2017

All the way Qhd+ on my s8 plus :)

5. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Impressive resolution coupled with impressive stutter action lol

6. bucknassty

Posts: 1264; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

I honestly feel like my s7 edge is smoother with QHD

11. tedkord

Posts: 17050; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

If you think that's impressive, you should read the rankings.

17. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

I read about the S8/S8+ lag issues, which sufficed.

24. baldilocks

Posts: 1425; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Reading about something and actually trying them out for yourself are two totally different things. Try again.

31. tedkord

Posts: 17050; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You mean it's supported your world view, so that's as far as you went. I get it, reality can be disturbing to weak individuals.

37. sgodsell

Posts: 6656; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Your only mad Lumbergh before your iPhone 7 is stuck with a lower resolution HD display. Which is pushing 4.3 times fewer Pixels compared to the S8. Btw please explain why the S8 doesn't stutter or lag when using VR. Something that Apple still doesn't support today. The iPhone's poor you which even Apple is dropping would throttle down because it would over heat.

14. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Impressive trolling with impressive 2014 joke lol /s

16. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

The "2014 joke" is still current since Samsung lag still exists. /no sarcasm

21. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

You talk like it lags full seconds, yet in reality, the difference compared to other phones are just milliseconds. Legit question, does the S8 personally offends you that much to induce that hate? Or trolling is just your hobby?

25. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Legit answer: I'm a smartphone enthusiast and actually have owned an S8+. I typically stay away from Samsung phones as I always experience lag issues compared to nexus/pixel and apple devices. I enjoy sharing my opinion an having fun while doing it, just like most people on this site.

29. sissy246

Posts: 6910; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

LMAO, it would be a cold day in hell before I would believe anything coming out of your mouth. You have never owned a s8+, bulls**t

30. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

sissy246=NoToFanboys Good to know lol

38. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

You have owned an S8? More like you have tried one in a store and it stuttered for a few milliseconds and you decided to hate it. Real smartphone enthusiasts don't troll every single article of a product that he didn't like, so don't go claiming that you are one. You're more like a trolling enthusiast.

22. baldilocks

Posts: 1425; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

I have the Exynos version. No lag, no stutter.

27. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Funny, I owned the S8+ exynos variant before returning. It def lagged and stuttered. Look, it can't even play san andreas without stuttering lol *Viewer Discretion is advised* -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndGEQLRZLk0

2. Stranded87

Posts: 51; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

Anyone who's setting the screen below 1080p is possibly blind and might want to consider spending less on a phone.

4. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Not necessarily true. They may just want their $800 "flagship" to lag less lol

10. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Screen resolution doesn't have effect on lag that much for a modern flagship phone today, as the SoC and storage are fast enough to push Full HD without issues. I set animation to 0.5x in developer settings, and I'm good to go.

12. tedkord

Posts: 17050; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Feeding the troll is fun, but useless.

18. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Animation speed only makes it lag faster lol. This doesn't address the underlying issue.

19. Leo_MC

Posts: 6151; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Or he might be using the phone at normal (30 cm) distance from the eyes, where 300 ppi is the same as 109237128734192 ppi.

44. Stranded87

Posts: 51; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

Just tried on my S7 Edge, even measuring to 30cm because I have too much time on my hands. Can confirm this isn't true, and it's going to be even less true on the larger S8 and S8 Plus. The difference isn't massive at that distance, but it is noticeable, which if you're throwing big money on a phone is the sort of thing you're likely to care about.

47. Leo_MC

Posts: 6151; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

You must have alien eyes... The average visual acuity of a human is about 1 arc minute; at 30 cm distance (normal distance one uses a phone), the pixel is 89 microns, which means the human eye can't distinguish over 300 ppi. If you're holding the phone at 15 cm (which is the dumbest thing you could do) and you have 20/20 vision, you can spot differences up until 876 ppi. I never use my phone closer to 30 cm (most of the time it's closer to 40 cm) because it's a freaking mobile phone, so I'm good.

58. Stranded87

Posts: 51; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

You might be right, but 720p on the S7 Edge's screen is 267ppi I think, so if I'm understanding you correctly it would be (slightly) noticeable. And prob very noticeable on the 6.2-inch S8 Plus. 1080p is fine.

59. Leo_MC

Posts: 6151; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

AMOLED is having only 2 subpixels for every pixel, which means it needs 2k resolution to be as clear as a FHD LCD for a display that has the same size (5.5” for instance). That's why Samsung was forced to push the display to 2k for its phablets and when it got there, it told you that you couldn't live with lower resolutions.

60. Stranded87

Posts: 51; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

I have no idea if that's true but if so then again, surely the difference is noticeable. Maybe only on Samsung things, but Samsung is all we're talking about. That said I have an iPad Pro 10.5 and have owned various Android and iOS phones and tablets in the past and I don't like the screen on any of them as much as the S7 Edge. Not for resolution necessarily but overall, though the iPad Pro comes close.

64. Leo_MC

Posts: 6151; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

That's probably because you like vibrant colors. I like them too, but don't tell anyone :).

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