There is one element that the developers of the Android operating system didn’t take into account. The screen resolution is set by the manufacturer. Unfortunately, users aren’t always comfortable with the default settings – especially on gadgets with small screens, where icons and fonts look somewhat unnatural.
Not all manufacturers make the default user-friendly display resolution on their tablets. This is especially true for budget seven-inch tablets, where the working area is small, and the developer sets such a size of objects that in landscape orientation text on the display fits up to 4 lines, and it makes working with the device very uncomfortable.
So, here’s how to change Android screen resolution.
Why do you need to change your Android screen resolution
So why would you change the screen resolution on Android? A simple reason: the insufficiency of the current resolution, leading to poor quality of playback videos and running games. It’s important to note that you can increase the resolution only if it’s supported by the gadget itself. It isn’t recommended to use third-party software to set values that differ greatly from the default one, as this will result in the picture having an overcrowded quality or, conversely, its parts will be outside of the screen.
The second point, which concerns the reduction of this value, is related to the power consumption of the device. There is also nothing complicated here. The lower the resolution, the longer the battery lasts. This applies, for example, to Samsung devices. The manufacturer itself assures about such a feature of the flagships.
It’s also related to the maximum number of hertz, that is, the number of frames played per second. In the case of FPS, we can also bring an analogy – the duration of battery life increases with a decrease in the refresh rate. If the phone allows you to adjust these parameters, don’t set too low values – it’s better not to drop below 60.
How to find out the resolution of the Android screen
As you can probably figure out, you first need to find out what screen resolution your device has on the Android screen. Such parameters are specified in the characteristics of any gadgets. If you still have the box from the phone, most likely the information is listed directly on it or in the package insert inside. If the specifications are unknown, search for your smartphone in online stores, which usually provide such data.
If you want to find your Android screen resolution data in your device settings, you have to follow these steps:
- First of all, open the “Settings” app on your mobile device.
- After that, go to the “Display” section and find the “Screen resolution” option.
Once you have completed these steps, you will be able to see the screen resolution of your Android device.
How to find out the resolution of the Android screen using AIDA64
A powerful tool for studying the characteristics of your device and all its components is perfect for the task when you need to know the exact screen resolution of the Android phone you’re currently using. To do this, simply follow the procedure below:
- Download and install AIDA64 from Google Play.
- Run the app and open the “Display” section.
- Look at the very first point. This is where you can find the information you need. It also contains other useful data. For example, you can find out the technology of the display matrix, its refresh rate and the current load on the graphics core of the processor.
Once you have completed these steps, you will be able to see the screen resolution of your Android device. You can also use other third-party apps to find out the resolution of your mobile device if you know some of them.
How to change Android screen resolution
In some shells, such as One UI, this option is presented in the options section for the display and is adjusted as follows:
- Open the settings menu on your mobile device.
- Navigate to the “Display” section.
- Scroll down to the “Screen Resolution” section and tap on it.
- Finally, select the appropriate value and tap on it.
You don’t need to restart your device after doing this, but some applications may not read the touchscreen correctly, so you will need to restart them.
In general, this options section has a very wide range of items that can be configured. Here, for example, there are options to protect against accidental touches and options to increase the sensitivity useful in the case of sticking a safety glass.