Samsung users, what resolution do you have your Galaxy flagship set to?

Samsung users, what resolution do you have your Galaxy flagship set to?
Over the past 3 years, the topic of the super-sharp QHD (1440 x 2560) resolution on smartphones has been a divisive one. Some people say it's overkill and makes no difference on a 5” – 5.5” screen, others swear that they can see the finer detail and, naturally, bring up VR as an argument for needing a super-sharp resolution.

Finally, Samsung said “To each their own” and just gave users three choices of resolution — HD (720 x 1080), FHD (1080 x 1920), and QHD (1440 x 2560). The best part about this is that no matter which setting you go for, the phone will always auto-switch to QHD if you happen to put it in a Gear VR set for some VR adventures.

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. So, if you own any of those, you have that option, congrats! What do you have it set to?

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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70 Comments

1. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1175; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

QHD all the way on my S7 Edge. Why use crappy 1080P when the battery is just as great in QHD, these Displays are magnificent at QHD, and I have been spoilt with QHD since my Note 4, using 1080P would be a huge downgrade. Glad Samsung give us the option to choose :) unlike some other OEMs that force one resolution in the UI and another when watching video and pics, lol.

2. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Ditto.

5. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Most S8/S8+ users will utilize the lowest resolution possible. Why? They do anything in their power to reduce the lag.

7. trqster

Posts: 176; Member since: May 17, 2013

Hahah good one mate! Although the lag will still be there no matter what resolution you use. Touchwiz is just a laggy SOB but it's getting better all the time - no real complaints so far with my Exynos S8.

25. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Apparently someone forgot to tell tedkord because he's still spewing the same canned comment over and over again.

28. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

#1 rated phone. Soak that in, then let it all out in tears.

13. gigicoaste

Posts: 456; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

it looks like most users are using FHD, really close being those with max resolution. Based on what you made such assumption?

15. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Lol Samsung owns a big plot of land in that empty mind of yours

21. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Tard tardin' hard, anything to try and forget the S8 being the best rated phone in the world, and Samsung having a record quarter. Poor, despondent little drooler.

26. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

lol yet another poor sammy fanboy

29. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Yet another user of the highest rated phones on the market. TIFTFY.

35. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Yet another user of the MOST LAGGY phones on the market.

38. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Yet said phone is rated best on the market. Besides, the S8 certainly isn't that much LAGGY, like you preach with salty tears... hope it'll make you sleep well at night, though.

43. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Best rated = \ = best phone on market. That's like saying Kanye's Yeezus was one of the best albums of all time based on critics' reviews. That's silly. You a tedkord are silly.

48. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That might be the dumbest comment ever posted on this site.

52. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Clearly you don't have a legitimate retort.

54. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Since you don't have a legitimate argument, it didn't require one.

39. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

#1. It doesn't matter how hard you try, it's still the best rated phone on the entire planet. Even inside the RDF.

42. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Doesn't matter how hard you try, no phone with significant performance / lag issues will be considered a true #1 smartphone.

49. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Of course not. Since the reviews specifically say it's smooth, that would be part of why they rate it the best.

53. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Multiple review sources mention lag. Try again. It's cute.

55. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Nearly ALL reviews mention its the best phone available.

59. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Too many have stated lag issues. As I said, a phone with lag issues will never be considered the best available by any true smartphone enthusiast.

57. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

People cry when Apple haters are in Apple articles, yet you Samsung haters are swarming Samsung articles here, being hypocrites and all.

63. sissy246

Posts: 7115; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

That's because they are all jealous.

62. sissy246

Posts: 7115; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Even a little lag is better the a phone with the highest failure rate.

31. phonearenarocks

Posts: 606; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

I got a prototype of S9 and you know what, it lags like hell. The old Symbian phones are wayyyyy better.

64. sissy246

Posts: 7115; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

"I got a prototype of S9" LMFAO Sure you do,LOL

69. phonearenarocks

Posts: 606; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Trolling the Troll is the way to go. They don't have any limit of trolling. This reverse attack will surely silent them. LOL.

67. phichart

Posts: 335; Member since: May 03, 2014

lag? lol.. you must be very stupid... every year you're complain about lag but you don't even own one in your life.. haha

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