FYI: The screen of Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 has a default resolution of 1080 x 2220 pixels

Officially announced by Samsung earlier this week, the Galaxy Note 8 sports a dual-curve 6.3-inch screen - the largest ever on a Note smartphone. While this is definitely a Quad HD+ (1440 x 2960 pixels) display, you won't be seeing that resolution out of the box.

Just as it does on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, Samsung is defaulting the screen resolution of the Note 8 to Full HD+, and it's mentioning this on the phone's official website. Due to the 18.5:9 aspect ratio of the display, the resolution is 1080 x 2220 pixels (instead of the standard 1080 x 1920 Full HD).

Of course, users will be able to easily change the screen resolution to Quad HD+ (1440 x 2960) at any time from the Settings menu of the Note 8. But maybe you won't want to do that too often, as 1080 x 2220 pixels is still sharp enough, and, in everyday scenarios, you'll probably find it hard to notice differences between that and 1440 x 2960 pixels. Plus, with Full HD+, battery life will likely be better.

If you're planning to buy a Samsung Galaxy Note 8, does not having a Quad HD+ resolution by default bother you in any way?

source: Samsung

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Galaxy Note 8
  • Display 6.3" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(22h talk time)



1. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

So! How exactly is this news. The iPhone 7+ default resolution is 1080p. Yet it costs more than this one with 256GB of storage.

2. regkilla

Posts: 87; Member since: Sep 13, 2012

How does this come with 256gb?


Posts: 926; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

South Korea get 256GB storage version.Samsung Galaxy Note 8 "Emperor Edition"

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It comes in 64, I think 128 and, for sure 256.

30. sgodsell

Posts: 7191; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

When you use the VR, it defaults to the highest resolution anyway (2960x1440). Plus having the higher resolutions is at least better than not having the option to use a higher resolution. For instance the iPhone 7 is stuck at a low resolution 1334x750 resolution, and the iPhone 7+ is stuck at 1920x1080.

38. Leo_MC

Posts: 7203; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

"iPhone 7+ is stuck at 1920x1080" Which is almost the same as S8 resolution (401 sppi vs 403 sppi)

41. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

You cannot compare sppi of lcd displays and amoled displays. The reason is as follows : Amoled display uses RG-BG scheme as opposed to traditional RGB-RGB scheme used on lcd displays. It means green pixel is more on amoled diaplays per inch. But blue and red pixel is less as compared to lcd displays. But it does not mean it is inferior to lcd displays. That is the speciality of pentile matrix arranagement. It is designed to work in that way. Ppi is a different thing. And actual crispness of a mobile screen is measured by ppi and not sppi. Sppi only shows you how RBG subpixels are arranged.

43. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

You got him schooled, brah. Good job.

46. Leo_MC

Posts: 7203; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I don't care if there are 300 or 900 ppi, because human eyes can't see a difference, but Android people - and especially Samsung people - think that it matters; if that's the case, I CAN compare sppi and the number of those gives us the measure of the real resolution of an AMOLED display, which is, in S8 case, 2 full ppi more than on iPhone 7+. Take that!

47. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

Try to understand the difference between ppi and sppi. It is not a difficult concept.

52. Leo_MC

Posts: 7203; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Every dot of light (ppi) is created by 3 primary colors (sppi), which means I don't count a dot that only has 2 sppi, because that dot is sharing a sppi, which means that sppi is larger (or on the border), which means Samsung's 3k AMOLED is only having 403 ppi overall, just 2 ppi more than iPhone 7 plus.

56. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

You are a dumbass. Let me break it down for you. 1. For lcd display of iphone - all r, g, b sub pixels are 401 sppi each. Hence the sppi of lcd display on iphone is 401. 2. For amoled display - green sppi is around 518. But blue and red sppi is around 366. Hence sppi of amoled display is different than sppi of lcd display. Subpixels of amoled will always be lower than lcd due to RG-BG color scheme. Human eye is most sensitive to green subpixel. For image reconstruction information on blue and red subpixel is shifted to green subpixel diagonally. For horizontal and vertical image reconstruction blue and red subpixel is used. Sppi is not a parameter to judge the crispness of a mobile screen. What you call retina display on iphone is measured by ppi and not sppi. Ppi is different and sppi is different thing. Sppi only tells you how subpixels are arranged. Period. Different screen technologies adopt different algorithm to make its subpixel work. Ppi of note 8 is 521. Hence it is much more than ppi of iphone. For the same reason QHD display will always be more crisp than Fhd or hd display. Whether you like it or not is a different thing.

66. Leo_MC

Posts: 7203; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

First is all, motherf**ker, you have the right to call "dumbass" your mofo parents, friends, kids, people around you; if you want to talk to me, you will respect me - as a person - and only address my point of view. Second: as long as a pixel shares a subpixel with another pixel, the crispness of the display is determined by the lowest value which is 403 in case of the S8. "Human eye is most sensitive to green subpixel" I have said it numerous times and I have put the calculations made by opticians: human eyes can't distinguish over 300ppi, hence everything above that is useless; if you say otherwise, than the human eye can also distinguish subpixels, hence the quality of a 403 ppi display would be on past worth the quality of 401 ppi, because you can't have an eye that can do one but can't do another just to suit your bulls**t.

72. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

Sorry sir. For hurting your feelings. You are a tech genius. I have never seen more intelligent person than you in my life. I also believe that you will be the CEO of a company even more successful than apple. Lmao. Respected sir, Btw have you even heard of a thing called Wikipedia. Sir, If you get some time out of your busy schedule please go through the following link : Respected sir, Things that you say is bulls**t is actually a fact. Sir, No one can stop you from becoming next tech wizard. Dear Sir, i have developed huge respect for you in last few days as a tech genius. Good bye sir. Take care sir. .

76. Leo_MC

Posts: 7203; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

You can't hurt my feelings, you've just been rude and rudeness is the first sign that shows the lack of arguments. Sarcasm - while being uninformed about the topic - is a second sign. Samsung did a great job with its AMOLED displays but that doesn't change the fact that their pixels are incomplete, as opposed to a certain LCD display, and that makes its 2k resolutions to only be on par with that fhd LCD resolution.

79. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

Respected sir, i called you dumbass and you called me MF. So anyone can understand who is rude and whose feelings are actually hurt. Respected sir, all the points that i made are based on pentile matrix tech. So dear sir, i was not lacking in argument. Respected sir, your inability to understand the difference between simple phrase like " sensitive to human eyes" and " discerning individual pixels" clearly shows who is actually uninformed. Respected sir, please try to understand that sppi and ppi are two different things.

80. Leo_MC

Posts: 7203; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I'm no f**king Cristian to turn my other cheek: I always put rude mofo in their place and that's exactly what I have done with you. I need to understand facts and the facts are saying that Samsung's pixels are incomplete, which means S8 only have 403 full pixels per inch, 2 more than iPhone 7 plus. And continuing to be rude is not going to change this simple fact.

82. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

Respected sir, i did not know that it is so easy to get on your nerves. Hence i sincerely apologise again. Respected sir, i have clearly explained above why sppi of amoled and lcd are different. It is simple math sir. Respected sir, ppi and sppi are two different things sir. Take care sir. Good luck sir.

83. Leo_MC

Posts: 7203; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

The AMOLED display of the S8 is only having 403 sppi, which means it also has 403 complete ppi and a bunch of incomplete ones which can't be accounted. That means the display on S8 is just as crisp as the one in iPhone 7 plus and vice-versa. Is that math simple enough for you or you want me to repeat the calculus?

85. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

Respected Sir, ppi has nothing to do with sppi. Sppi is solely dependant on what screen tech you are using. Respected Sir, there is no need to use calculas. . I am talking about simple math - by simple addition and division you can get to know why sppi of amoled and lcd is different. Respected sir, anyone who has seen a QHD screen knows it is more crisp than hd and fhd screen. ( respected sir - please do not confuse crispness of a screen with " discerning of individual pixels by human eye") lol. Good bye sir.

86. Leo_MC

Posts: 7203; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Whatever, dude, I gave you a quote from that article you mentioned, which confirms my affirmation: AMOLED pixels don't use all of their sub-pixels. I don't give a flying f**k on opinions from users like techie and other Android fans that know nothing about technology behind their phones but they talk (at least you tried to research before saying those stupid things; you might learn that iPhone's display is in reality just as high res as S8, but they will be just as uniformed as they are now, if they continue with this absurd fanboysm).

87. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

Respected sir, your previous comment clearly shows that you did not understand anything about the wikipedia page on pentile matrix arrangement. Please allow me to explain few points. 1. according to wiki, the perception of resolution depends mainly on the green sub-pixels. Hence a real life image on s8 or s8+ will correspond to ppi and not sppi. And why is that? Because, according to wiki, Digital images are mapped to the green sub-pixels on a 1-to-1 basis. The red and blue sub-pixels are complements. So only for pure red and pure blue images your eye will perceive less subpixels diagonally. ( becuase subpixels are arranged diagonally in amoled unlike lcd.) 2. Wiki says that pentile matrix works in same way as a bayer filter commonly used in digital cameras. If you go in detail about how bayer filter works you will understand that it helps us obtain a full-color image based on interpolation algorithm to give a set of complete red, green, and blue values for each pixel. Bayer filter uses same RG BG subpixel cross section as super amoled. So your argument of incomplete pixel don't hold any ground. 3. Respected sir, i am not saying any stupid thing. Why? Because even apple is going to shift to oled tech from 2017 itself. (even though lcd is perfect according to you). Respected sir, i don't care what techie says. But to say that he is fool. I don't agree to that. He has good knowledge. But he is not perfect. No one is perfect in this world including you and me.

88. Leo_MC

Posts: 7203; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Again, read the page behind your own link and you'll find exactly my quote: for the same size and resolution PenTile can appear pixelated; given the fact that some pixels share the green sub-pixel, the actual ppi (whole ppi) of S8 is 403, even if this is a truth hard to swallow for you. Oh, BTW: it doesn't matter if the phone has 300 or 3000 ppi, because the human eye sees no difference from 30 cm of the display. And techie is just a pathological liar, a pathetic fanboy who knows nothing except Samsung; he has no knowledge, no logic, he is set on 2-3 lies and he repeats them every time.

89. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

Respected sir, you should understand that any screen technology is not limited to arrangement of subpixels only. Being a tech genius you must have understood it by now . For better perspective please try to understand the wiki post. Respected sir, for last several hours your argument is only limited to lower sub pixels on amoled display. In the mean time, i have already given three distinct reasons for why sppi comparison between lcd and amoled does not matter. It is like comparing apple with oranges Respected sir, why do you keep bringing discerning ability of human eye everytime. As i have said earlier sensitivity to green subpixel has nothing to do with ability of human eye to discern pixels. Respected sir, you have no idea about how subpixels are divided on amoled display. Green subpixels are oval shape and half the size of red and blue subpixel. And in double the number. On the other hand blue and red subpixel are diamond shape for better non aliasing effect. And please don't confuse it again with discerning ability of human eye. Respected sir, by the time you actually understood how amoled work, all flagships including your beloved iphone would have moved to oled already. If you still want to live in the past, it is up to you. Respected sir, i am no one to call techie or anyone a liar or fool. You are actually being rude now. I thought you are a real gentleman with best tech knowledge on phonearena. (lol).

90. Leo_MC

Posts: 7203; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Whatever, dude. 403 - S8 401 - iPhone 7 plus That's all there is.

91. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

Good bye sir, take care sir. AND best of luck for your future oled iphone. (LMAO).

92. Leo_MC

Posts: 7203; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

The future will take care of the future. I'm planning to keep my actual phone during this year, maybe next year I drop the phone altogether and I get a dumbphobe or a watch.

93. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

Respected sir, oled is the future. So you are correct. Future will take care of future. Respected sir, your comment of dropping the phone altogether is really hilarious. I am become a fan of you. You are my idol. Good bye sir. What a great insight sir. Really. Only one word for you. RESPECT.

104. Leo_MC

Posts: 7203; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Oled might be next year's future but the real future is holograms or neural devices.

127. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

Respected sir, i will concentrate on one thing at a time. So lets enjoy oled of near future. Then hologram or neural devices of real future. Respected sir, you are a gem of a person. With so much insight on REAL future. You are a tech god. You must be a billionaire already or must be in the making. After all only real gems know about the real future. Have a great real future sir. I Bow down to the living legend and tech god.

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