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You told us: You're split over adjusting your phone's display resolution

There were a few popular choices, but it seems like many people don't adjust their phone display resolution.

Published onAugust 23, 2022

Smartphone with display resolution settings
Hadlee Simons / Android Authority

Today’s smartphones offer a variety of display resolutions, with some mid-range and high-end phones even allowing you to adjust the phone’s screen resolution via a software setting.

We wondered whether readers adjust the display resolution on their phones, posing a question in a featured poll several days ago. Well, the results are in and here’s how you voted.

Do you tweak your phone’s display resolution?


We published this poll last week, accruing just over 1,700 votes until now. The winning result? Well, ~39% of respondents said they didn’t use this setting at all. This likely means that they’re simply happy with the default display resolution or that their phones didn’t have the setting.

In second place were the voters who said they increased their display resolution, accounting for ~26% of the vote. We’re not surprised that over a quarter of respondents chose this option, as many high-end phones with QHD+ screens or higher set the default resolution at FHD+ instead. There’s likely also an element of using what you paid for in the first place.

Related: The smartphone pixel density wars have ended and that’s a good thing

Meanwhile, respondents who voted for “yes, I reduce it” accounted for 21% of the vote. We can understand this choice, as reducing the display resolution has performance and efficiency benefits.

Finally, 14% of voters say they have the best of both worlds and that their phone dynamically adjusts screen resolution. We’ve seen this feature on a variety of phones before, automatically increasing the resolution for some tasks (photos, local video playback) but dropping the resolution when it comes to other scenarios (e.g. when the battery is low).

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