Samsung Galaxy Note 8 guide: How to enable the display's native WQHD+ resolution output

While the official launch of the Note 8 is about a week or so away, but this doesn't mean that we can't show you a few tricks that will help you make the most out of your Note 8 once you get into possession of one.

Today, we will address one of the features that you might want to micro-manage on your own - the default resolution of your device. In case you've played around with a Galaxy S8 or S8+ before, you might know that although it comes with a WQHD+ 1440 x 2960-pixel display, by default the phone runs at FHD+ resolution, or 1080 x 2220 pixels. For most users out there, this should offer a good balance between battery life and acceptable sharpness, but as usual, there might be some souls that would like to utilize the full scope of hardware they possess. 

Here's how to make sure your Note 8 runs at the maximum possible resolution.


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Galaxy Note 8
  • Display 6.3 inches
    2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 6GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo
    Samsung Experience UI



3. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1886; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

This phone is crazy nice!

1. zacsaturday

Posts: 262; Member since: May 09, 2014

Did you do your battery tests on WQHD+?

2. notfair

Posts: 785; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

probably not, nobody does, the battery is tested under the default settings and default settings are 1080p

4. sgodsell

Posts: 7685; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The thing is for VR it automatically changes to the highest resolution anyways. So for using it for day to day tasks, then it makes sense to leave it at a lower resolution.

5. jacky899

Posts: 434; Member since: May 16, 2017

I second that. We need to see battery test on the advertised WQHD resolution and not the lowered 1080p resolution. I would not like to run mine on 1080p because it is not a divisor of 1440p. Non-native resolution will require interpolation and will not result in a pixel perfect image. If the phone has a native resolution of 2160p, then I wouldn't mind running it at 1080p as the scaling is perfect 2:1.

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