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  1. leozdad's Avatar
    What's everyone using and how's the battery?
    09-01-2017 03:28 PM
  2. Piesang's Avatar
    I'm using WQHD since day one. I'm getting a full day with between 6 and 8 hours SOT.
    09-01-2017 03:32 PM
  3. ABOSWORTH007's Avatar
    I use WQHD as well. They eye can't really tell the difference but I get a full day anyway. Plus, gotta use the best setting. Lol
    09-01-2017 03:59 PM
  4. jacker's Avatar
    WQHD and routinely get 4-6 hours sot with messenger and FB and all other social media running in the background.

    But no maximum brightness. Auto only.
    09-01-2017 04:02 PM
  5. Centerman66's Avatar
    WQHD with 10 hours of SOT on my S8+
    09-01-2017 04:11 PM
  6. Ramon Castillo1's Avatar
    Why buy a WQHD if you just want to use Full HD to preserve battery? Buy a compact portable battery charger and you don't have to worry. Anker makes really good ones. I can get through a whole day if I don't abused video watching. I only do one full charged per night.
    103Softail likes this.
    09-01-2017 04:29 PM
  7. PJRed2008's Avatar
    I don't see any discernible difference and would rather have the battery.
    kpenland2014 and eric002 like this.
    09-01-2017 04:35 PM
  8. Jason Fournier1's Avatar
    WQHD since battery is fine with it. I do notice a small difference but you get used to it, but still go WQHD.
    09-01-2017 05:21 PM
  9. kpenland2014's Avatar
    Im on the S8. I've used fhd for a week and then switched to wqhd for the following week. Haven't noticed a considerable battery difference. Maybe a few percent. My friend and I compared the two side by side. He also has an S8. He and I could both notice a difference in quality. Letters look sharper, video is better. etc. I would say to just try it out.
    103Softail likes this.
    09-01-2017 05:36 PM
  10. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    WQHD. 6+ Hours SOT
    09-01-2017 08:16 PM
  11. Lepa79's Avatar
    If you want a Chevy you should have not bought a Ferrari QHD here.
    09-01-2017 09:11 PM
  12. Ramon Castillo1's Avatar
    If you would rather have the battery, you would gotten last year model. It's like buying a 4k TV and you change the display settings to downscale it to HD because you want to "save energy and lower you bill." Don't understand the buying logic behind it. The major component of the S8 is the screen and QHD resolution. Otherwise buy a s7 edge.
    shadowsjc and Shaif like this.
    09-01-2017 09:30 PM
  13. Tim1954's Avatar
    My old eyes can't really tell the difference, so mine is just on HD.. Maybe if I did VR or watched movies etc...
    eric002 likes this.
    09-02-2017 12:39 AM
  14. PaulQ's Avatar
    FHD. I can't tell the difference. I think these ultra high resolutions are good for VR or 4K content but everyday use... Just a selling point. I mean, c'mon, you guys seem to be doing it just because it's there. More power to ya, though!
    eric002 likes this.
    09-02-2017 02:51 AM
  15. TFBisquit's Avatar
    My eyes are 54 years old and with my glasses I definitely see a difference. Wqhd here because fonts look better overall.
    Doesn't seem to drain the battery more with normal usage.
    09-02-2017 04:36 AM
  16. mustang7757's Avatar
    can't tell a big difference screen wise, but performance wise I think it's much smoother on FHD and snappier
    eric002 likes this.
    09-02-2017 09:16 AM
  17. Doug Moffat's Avatar
    FHD. Can't tell the difference.
    09-02-2017 09:17 PM
  18. eric002's Avatar
    I don't see any discernible difference and would rather have the battery.
    I agree with you. My s8 is on just regular HD and my eyes could never tell the difference! Plus just like you said, I'd rather have the battery than anything else. The phone runs cooler. The s8 owners to really tell the difference in screen resolution in my opinion are the gamers with the quad HD resolutions. I also have my brightness set to automatic so the screen is viewable in the direct sunlight.
    PJRed2008 likes this.
    09-02-2017 10:06 PM
  19. eric002's Avatar
    My old eyes can't really tell the difference, so mine is just on HD.. Maybe if I did VR or watched movies etc...
    I have perfect 20/20 vision, and my eyes still can't tell a difference of the higher resolution settings. I mean I tried full HD or for a little bit but then just scaled it down. Still looks great to me!
    Tim1954 likes this.
    09-02-2017 10:09 PM
  20. eric002's Avatar
    FHD. I can't tell the difference. I think these ultra high resolutions are good for VR or 4K content but everyday use... Just a selling point. I mean, c'mon, you guys seem to be doing it just because it's there. More power to ya, though!
    Exactly for VR content, gaming etc the higher screen resolution are perfect. But honestly for regular phone/application usage most people just don't need it. Only turn up the resolution to the phone, if you're doing VR, it slaughters battery. I tried my dad's Google cardboard out a few times with my Galaxy s8.

    Yeah, I know the huge selling point of the Galaxy s8 is the amazing quad HD screen. And that's when people start complaining that their phones battery doesn't last all day long etc...
    09-02-2017 10:18 PM
  21. marzfreerider's Avatar
    Soon as I got the phone I put it on WQHD, battery life has been excellent
    mary beth hale likes this.
    09-02-2017 11:44 PM
  22. TFBisquit's Avatar
    I can imagine on the regular s8 it won't be so noticable.
    On a s8+ however it is.
    Besides all that, many games and YouTube clips will run on a lower res. I actually have to check YouTube movies and set them manually higher.
    09-03-2017 07:33 AM
  23. mary beth hale's Avatar
    My eyes are 54 years old and with my glasses I definitely see a difference. Wqhd here because fonts look better overall.
    Doesn't seem to drain the battery more with normal usage.
    My eyes are even older:-). Use Wqhd and also see a difference in text sharpness without any big hit on my battery.
    09-03-2017 07:45 AM
  24. mustang7757's Avatar
    they have EASY MODE for people having a hard time seeing sharp text in FHD mode everything is super zoomed in ...in easy mode you probably leave the screen in 720))
    09-03-2017 10:55 AM
  25. Doug Moffat's Avatar
    Question: if I'm casting via wired connection a stored Hi Def movie to my TV does the phone setting matter?
    09-03-2017 01:53 PM
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