View Poll Results: Resolution

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  • HD+

    1 1.79%
  • FHD+

    24 42.86%
  • WQHD+

    31 55.36%
11-14-2017 08:18 AM
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  1. Matty's Avatar
    QHD. Text looks sharper to me. So does video and photo. Difference in battery seems nil. I paid for a flagship phone with QHD display. So that's what I want to see.
    I did a comparison last night (again) between a 720p and 1440p display. To be honest, I didn't noticed a massive difference but there are small things that stood out.

    The first was text. It looks a lot smoother and almost feels easier to read. Video definitely seems clearer on the higher rez display. Overall, if I just had a quick glance at both screens, I probably wouldn't notice ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
    eric002 likes this.
    06-05-2017 12:55 AM
  2. TFBisquit's Avatar
    Indeed. It looks better on wqhd.
    But besides that, games default to their native res, YouTube usually runs at 720p or sometimes 1080p , and running antutu with different resolutions plus available performance settings gave me the same score, each and every time.
    So if one doesn't see the difference, then use fhd yes, but I can see the difference so have it maxed out.
    Frozen Corpse and Alan Sims like this.
    06-05-2017 03:47 AM
  3. Kalvin Kerns's Avatar
    Indeed. It looks better on wqhd.
    But besides that, games default to their native res, YouTube usually runs at 720p or sometimes 1080p , and running antutu with different resolutions plus available performance settings gave me the same score, each and every time.
    So if one doesn't see the difference, then use fhd yes, but I can see the difference so have it maxed out.
    Going to give Max setting a try and see what happens.
    06-05-2017 04:53 PM
  4. Targatheory's Avatar
    Can someone define the acronyms used for these screen names? I get Full High Definition but how does WQHD mean Quad Full High Def, what's the "W" for lol for example.
    06-06-2017 01:04 AM
  5. Matty's Avatar
    Can someone define the acronyms used for these screen names? I get Full High Definition but how does WQHD mean Quad Full High Def, what's the "W" for lol for example.
    Well QHD (Quad HD) is 4x the resolution of HD (720p) and has a resolution of 2560 x 1440.

    But since the Galaxy S8 has a slightly higher resolution than that, they advertise QHD+ or some say 'WQHD' which is essentially 'wide' QHD. This is to show it's got a abnormal aspect radio that's wider than the traditional 16:9 that we are used to.

    Does that help a little? ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
    Lepa79, Frozen Corpse, Ecm and 1 others like this.
    06-06-2017 01:26 AM
  6. doggy2965's Avatar
    if you go to power saving mode and click customize and go thru the 3 different resolutions it appears there's very little difference in battery life.
    Lepa79 likes this.
    06-06-2017 06:37 AM
  7. Lodingi's Avatar
    Performance mode in WQHD at all times. Amazing battery life and no issues, so why lower my standards.
    Ecm likes this.
    06-06-2017 06:53 AM
  8. Lepa79's Avatar
    if you go to power saving mode and click customize and go thru the 3 different resolutions it appears there's very little difference in battery life.
    This. Mine shows 9 minutes difference. Not worth it at ALL
    Ecm likes this.
    06-06-2017 06:59 AM
  9. ABOSWORTH007's Avatar
    I use WQHD as well. Like OP said, I paid top dollar for this phone so I am going to have my settings decked out. I easily get a full day out of this phone on a normal day and even if I do have to charge it part way through the day, I don't mind. If I'm at my desk at work, what's the difference if it's charging or in my pocket? With that said, I don't think my eyes can honestly distinguish FHD from WQHD in most cases but it's not worth 10 minutes of extra battery life to have it on the lower setting IMO.
    Ecm likes this.
    06-06-2017 07:36 AM
  10. eric002's Avatar
    Left my Galaxy S8 at FHD. 1. I'd much rather save some battery power. 2. I'm not a gamer, have never been, nor will I ever be a gamer. 3. My naked eyes honestly couldn't tell the difference, so again, for me, the real savings is true battery power no matter how hard or easy i push my phone. At FHD for me, the Super AMOLED screen compared to all of my older Android phones looks beautiful still, and everything looks like it's literally been painted on the screen which i love!
    06-06-2017 08:32 AM
  11. eric002's Avatar
    Can someone define the acronyms used for these screen names? I get Full High Definition but how does WQHD mean Quad Full High Def, what's the "W" for lol for example.
    Yeah, I was wondering the same thing myself. haha That particular acronym is a weird one, even in the tech world!
    06-06-2017 08:33 AM
  12. eric002's Avatar
    I did a comparison last night (again) between a 720p and 1440p display. To be honest, I didn't noticed a massive difference but there are small things that stood out.

    The first was text. It looks a lot smoother and almost feels easier to read. Video definitely seems clearer on the higher rez display. Overall, if I just had a quick glance at both screens, I probably wouldn't notice
    ;That's usually how i feel. I doubt my eyes could tell a significant amount of a different on the quad HD Resolution setting. I just detuned the resolution and i'm more than happy with everything else. My purchasing a $760 phone doesn't matter because it does everything great. The screen is still beautiful no matter what!
    06-06-2017 08:35 AM
  13. ClintRo's Avatar
    I run at WQHD+ didn't notice much battery difference when I ran it lower, plus I feel like it looks sharper, not sure if I can really see a difference or if it is just a placebo effect. LOL
    06-06-2017 08:50 AM
  14. OneSick8350i's Avatar
    WQHD+

    Why buy tech you don't fully use.....
    06-06-2017 09:43 AM
  15. Targatheory's Avatar
    Matty, thanks a ton, still odd to me but thankyou!
    Matty likes this.
    06-07-2017 01:47 AM
  16. Keith Molloy's Avatar
    I was using FHD all along and was happy with it! I recently decided i might as well go with WQHD and if it was to drain the battery i can always enable FHD again! To me the difference is negligible but WQHD is better but after an hour or less use you forget about it! In other words if you were to do a blind test i reckon most people would not be able to identify FHD - WQHD! None the less i have now stuck with WQHD simply because iam not noticing any difference in battery drain!
    Frozen Corpse likes this.
    06-07-2017 05:21 PM
  17. Deuce_Deuce's Avatar
    Sorry if there's a thread.

    What RESOLUTION do you have your Infinity Display at, what's your reasoning for it?

    I'm at WQHD+, why?

    I spent this much on my S8 & S8+ that I want to take advantage of it. Battery life isn't a concern especially with Fast Charging.
    If y9u actually look at the text and background of homescreeen and take screenshots of both you can easily see that the resolutions are a lot different...wqhd looks a lot clearer..try it out:-)
    11-10-2017 01:06 PM
  18. anon(27512)'s Avatar
    Sorry if there's a thread.

    What RESOLUTION do you have your Infinity Display at, what's your reasoning for it?

    I'm at WQHD+, why?

    I spent this much on my S8 & S8+ that I want to take advantage of it. Battery life isn't a concern especially with Fast Charging.
    I always run it at the highest resolution possible. I want to enjoy the display. I only ever go to the lowest setting for the battery saving mode. I don't use the middle setting at all
    11-11-2017 04:05 AM
  19. justnivek's Avatar
    I unlike a few people on these forums got my Galaxy S8 on sale at bestbuy SUPER cheap (Unlocked model for $424... was on sale for $624 and got $200 trade in for my S6 which I only paid $400 for and used for 2 years)

    So being that I only paid $424 for my phone I still use WQHD+ its not about "I paid top dollar" or anything like that its just the fact that the reason I got the phone was because of the tech it uses

    So yes, I am gonna enjoy every pixel and watch youtube at 1440p with the crop feature using a VPN cause verizon won't let me otherwise Thank You Very Much lmao
    11-11-2017 12:02 PM
  20. eric002's Avatar
    FHD+. Not a gamer. I notice zero difference, they look exactly the same, so why make the phone work harder for the same result? Makes no sense to me lol
    I've actually left my screen at HD Plus which is the lowest level. My eyes can tell the difference I'm not a gamer either, so for me I'd rather save on battery power and have my phone run cooler and better performance for multitasking versus a 4K display.
    11-11-2017 02:45 PM
  21. DCTR Zoom's Avatar
    FHD+. For the most part you won't be able to tell these apart and you get bonus battery life.
    11-14-2017 03:35 AM
  22. eric002's Avatar
    FHD+. For the most part you won't be able to tell these apart and you get bonus battery life.
    I couldn't have said it better myself! I'd rather get the battery life then they screen performance! My Naked Eyes can tell the difference and having almost a full day or 20 hours of battery power when I needed the most is more than worth it for me! Most people cannot tell the difference!
    11-14-2017 04:24 AM
  23. pankaj981's Avatar
    I couldn't have said it better myself! I'd rather get the battery life then they screen performance! My Naked Eyes can tell the difference and having almost a full day or 20 hours of battery power when I needed the most is more than worth it for me! Most people cannot tell the difference!
    I used to be on FHD+ but after using WQHD+ for sometime I cannot go back. I have an S8+ and the battery is already better than most other Androids I've used so far. To save battery, I usually enable medium power saver mode with 10% reduced brightness, throttled processor and AOD/background data ON. The power saver mode automatically stops background location use so that's an additional power savings. Lowering the resolution is noticeable but enabling medium power saving is not, unless I'm using GPS (location turning off in the background).
    11-14-2017 08:14 AM
  24. Suntan's Avatar
    I left it at whatever it was set to (FHD I believe) from the factory. I don't need the highest level because neither of my parents were hawks.
    almath likes this.
    11-14-2017 08:18 AM
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