Screen Shift is a beautiful Android app for screen resolution, overscan, and DPI adjustments

Screen Shift is a beautiful Android app for screen resolution, overscan, and DPI adjustments
Screen Shift lets you run or test apps in various screen resolutions on a single device. Gamers will benefit from this functionality by setting the screen resolution lower, which will improve performance without messing up the pretty graphics.

Screen Shift features pre-built profiles for popular devices, with users also having the liberty to add custom profiles manually via the Save Profile function.

Most lovingly, though, the app is fully fashioned in Material Design, complete with lively colors, terrific art and animations. Still, Screen Shift is pretty understated, keeping in line with its tweak-minded purpose. The interface is clearly laid out in three white cards, designated to Resolution, Overscan, and Density parameters. These let you set the screen resolution, crop the image to a certain area of the display, and adjust the DPI value, respectively. Finally, there are three optional toggles - "Set on boot", "Show toggle notification", and "Display mode during call".

If you feel like trying Screen Shift, grab the app from its XDA Developers page. It requires root access, which isn't a problem when you've got KingRoot.

Developer: aravindsagarDownload: Android
Category: ToolsPrice: Free

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9 Comments

1. waddup121 unregistered

Perfect for S6 Users who want FHD instead of QHD?

2. TyrionLannister unregistered

And why exactly will they want FHD. Displaying a non native resolution results in fuzziness. A QHD displaying FHD will be way less sharp than a native FHD display. And the change in resolution doesn't make much difference in battery life either. See this: http://www.phonearena.com/news/We-changed-the-LG-G3s-display-resolution-to-1080p---we-got-superb-performance-and-negligible-battery-life-increases_id65982

3. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

I'm sorry, but I don't believe that native 1080p is better than upscaled 1080 to 1440p. Do you have any proof?

5. TyrionLannister unregistered

Just try to do this on your Windows desktop. It's due to improper scaling of pixels. Say, 1 pixel fitting into 1.3 or 1.4 pixels will create jaggedness. There are some cases where it is not there though. For example, displaying 720p on a 1440p screen where one pixel can fit 4 pixels perfectly and it is as sharp as 720p. Apple does similar to their retina screens in macbooks. Macbook has a 2880X1800 display. But it displays natively at 1440X900, fitting one pixel in every 4 pixels to make things bigger. Now, this is different as things which are at higher resolution than 900p like text take full advantage of higher resolution. It's basic interpolation. If you don't believe, set your monitor to lower resolution and compare it to a monitor with that resolution. I hope you got it.

7. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Yep downsampling will make things look sharper and better http://0cb8dd5d2dc142d08f0f-eb3b436d25971e5860b39e72b0600342.r94.cf1.rackcdn.com/images/dfV1tYZLkysz.878x0.Z-Z96KYq.jpg http://ec0c5a7f741a6f3bff65-dd07187202f57fa404a8f047da2bcff5.r85.cf1.rackcdn.com/images/b_h4YB9KS6-M.png If you cant see the difference look at the edge of textures on some bigger screen then smartphone

9. NFSHesham

Posts: 297; Member since: Feb 04, 2014

Because they want better graphics performance because the crappy resolution diminished the performance to barely acceptable levdla

4. junaidahmed

Posts: 103; Member since: Sep 04, 2014

some time ago phone arena reviewed an app that can change the resolution of super amoled displays, does anyone remember the name of that app?

6. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

It was nomone resolution changer

8. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

so let's test the performance again? can anyone do that and post the number?

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