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April 15, 2024

How to change the screen resolution of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra

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The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra allows you to adjust the screen resolution to balance image quality and battery life. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Open the Settings app on your Galaxy S23 Ultra.

  2. Scroll down and tap on Display.

  3. Look for Screen resolution and tap on it.

  4. You’ll see a list of available resolutions. Typically, there will be three options:

    • HD+ (lowest resolution): This option offers the best battery life but with slightly less sharp visuals.
    • FHD (Full HD – likely default): This provides a good balance between image quality and battery efficiency.
    • WQHD+ (highest resolution): This delivers the sharpest visuals but might drain the battery faster.
  5. Choose the resolution that best suits your needs. Tap on the desired option to apply it.

Some additional points to consider:

  • The availability of these resolutions might vary slightly depending on your software version or region.
  • Changing the resolution might take a moment to apply.

If you’re unsure which resolution to pick, FHD (Full HD) is generally a good starting point as it offers a balance between clarity and battery life. You can always adjust it later based on your preference.

The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra’s stunning 6.7-inch dynamic AMOLED 2X display is one of the highlights of the flagship, but that QHD+ resolution can have a negative impact on battery life.

While it’s nice to appreciate true WQHD+ visuals at its full 3088 x 1440 resolution, it only really makes a difference when playing games or watching 4K movies via Netflix. So, if you want to squeeze the most out of the S23 Ultra’s battery, you’ll need to change the screen resolution – the question is, how do you do it?

We show you how to change the screen resolution of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra (and any other high-res Samsung smartphone) right here.

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What you’ll need: 

  • A Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra (or any other high-res Samsung smartphone)

The Short Version 

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap Display.
  3. Tap Screen Resolution.
  4. Select the resolution you want the phone to run at.
  1. Step

    Open the Settings app

    On your Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, open the Settings app. If you’re unsure, it’s the icon with a mechanical cog wheel, as seen in the accompanying image.

  2. Step

    Tap Display

    Once you’re in the Settings app, scroll down until you see the Display menu. Tap it. 

  3. Step

    Tap Screen Resolution

    Within the Display settings menu, you’ll see a sub-menu for Screen Resolution. Tap it. 

  4. Step

    Select the resolution you want the phone to use

    You’ve got either HD+, FHD+ or WQHD+ to choose from, with the former offering the best battery life at the expense of overall display quality and the latter offering the sharpest visuals at the cost of battery life. FHD+ looks to offer the best of both worlds, but it’s totally up to you which you want to choose. 


Can the screen dynamically change from WQHD+ to FHD+ and HD+?

No. Unlike other flagship smartphones like the OnePlus 11 that can dynamically shift from FHD+ to WQHD+ depending on what you’re doing, Samsung locks you into whatever resolution you choose in the settings menu.

What are the benefits of changing the screen resolution?

There main benefit to changing the screen resolution – usually dropping it down from QHD+ to FHD+ – is that it improves overall battery life. It can also boost performance in particularly graphically demanding games as it has to power fewer pixels than at its QHD+ resolution.