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How can I detect my phone's screen resolution?

Other than looking in the Chinese manufacturer's website, which can be somewhat "misleading" (12.1 MP camera? come on...)
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A way to get the current resolution size and DPI from the command line/terminal/adb?

I've got adb access to my android phone. So I know that I can override screen density and screen resolution with the am command provided with Android. That's great and dandy, I guess. But is there a ...
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Web browser - how to pass true native resolution to prevent sites from serving up mobile responsive design

How can Chrome (or some other browser) be configured to tell websites its resolution is the native resolution of the phone and not a reduced resolution that's adjusted for being high DPI? "Request ...
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How to change screen resolution on android rooted device?

I run android-x86 as VMware image, and I dedicated the whole second display for it. Display's resolution is 1024x768, but resolution in android is lower, it seems something about 800x480. Is there a ...
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Can I run apps in a smaller resolution?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 (SM-T235) tablet running Android version 4.4.2. It is 7 inch, which is nice, but sometimes (for example, when walking) I would like to be able to hold my device in one ...
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How to set high resolution on external monitor?

I have Samsung Galaxy S3. I connect my phone to 29 inch monitor using HML + HDMI wires. Also I connect it to Apple bluetooth keyboard and magic mouse. I get a very nice experience of Desktop. However ...
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Force 720p Resolution on InForce 6540

I'm working with an InForce 6540 board that has 5.0.2 Lollipop installed. I am trying to connect a display device that has a max resolution of 720p at 60hz. I am using a micro HDMI connection. The ...
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Nexus 7 capacitive buttons and display

So both the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 7 have dynamic capacitive buttons instead of actual physical buttons. I was actually under the impression that this black bar was a separate capacitive display from ...
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Screen resolution vs. image resolution

I have a question about pixels and screen resolution of an Android device. The app I developed was at the time when Samsung Galaxy S III was new. The images for my app had a resolution 2310x1300 (...
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How do I increase the resolution of BlueStacks?

Presently, my BlueStacks appears slightly blurry. By blurry, I mean 'not sharp'. Compare BlueStacks with my desktop: (Click image to enlarge) BlueStacks (Click image to enlarge) The difference is ...
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Disable screen compatibility mode as a user

My phone (HTC Sensation) has recently been updated updated to Android 4. An app that I already had installed now expands to fill the whole screen but looks very pixelated. Is it possible to disable ...
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Why does my device shows a resolution other than that advertised?

I bought two different cheap android tablets, in the process of buying a dozen for my company. I haven't had much experience with them before and there's one thing that's bugging me. I downloaded a ...
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How can I set a custom screen resolution for my Android TV box?

I am trying to use a new-ish Android TV box with an old projector. The devices in question are an M8 Android media player and an Optoma EP719 projector. https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00KNL4GLK ...
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downgrade resolution of nexus 5 to improve battery

I was just wondering if i can downgrade the screen resolution of nexus 5 to 720p instead of 1080p can it improve the battery life ? is it possible to achieve this ? If yes than how ?
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How can I get the Android to use wallpapers sized to my screen resolution?

When I only have one "desktop" on my Android phone and I select one of my photos for the wallpaper, it asks me to crop the image. The cropping tool only allows an aspect ratio that has nothing to do ...
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How can I change my phone's resolution?

I would like to change the resolution of my s4 1080x1920 to 720x1280 not the dpi but the resolution. I have root access and am on android 6.0.1. How can I do this. I want to do this to see how much ...
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How to choose YouTube resolution using Mobile version (m.youtube.com), not desktop nor app

On an android phone, using Firefox, I access the YouTube.Com website. But for resolution control, I am content when YouTube delivers "m.youtube.com". I know how to force FireFox to solicit the ...
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Can't change screen resolution of Android-x86_64 installed in UEFI mode

I previously used vga=ask and vga=<num> in Android-x86 6.0 to set the display resolution in VMWare and now in QEMU/KVM. Now I downloaded and installed Android-x86_64 (CyanogenMod 13), in QEMU, ...
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How can I take a high-resolution screenshot?

I'm using a Nexus 5 running on Lollipop 5.1, and I can take a screenshot by holding POWER and VOLUME-DOWN. However, screenshots appear to be limited by the resolution of the device's screen. ...
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Android Rotation issue

I am a complete noob with Android so please forgive me. I am tasked with installing Android on a Custom Board from China. Its InsydeH20 BIOS and something called "BayTrail". Basically, the board is ...
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Forcing applications (games) to run at a low resolution

I own a Galaxy Nexus and the performance of a few "HD" games is horrible. Even with a bus overclocked kernel from here: http://www.derkernel.com/jb-tuna.php Is there any way to maybe force apps to ...
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How to turn off android overlays if I can't touch the screen?

My cell phone is a Samsung's SM-G110B/DS Kit Kat, and I found the developer options and "by mistake" I selected one of the overlays. The problem is that the overlay has a bigger resolution than what ...
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Effect of changing resolution on battery

There are various ways to change the resolution on Android devices, and I was wondering: Does it have any noticable effect on battery life? And has anybody ever tried doing some proper measurements?
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Can I set HDMI resolution to 320x240?

I have this 50 $ projector and I connect a Dongle to it with HDMI cable-- so I have actual screen of 320x240, but the screen is broadcast at 720p. This results in unreadable letters, even if I set ...
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Is there a way to change resolution on a Note 4? [duplicate]

Currently everything is huge, I would like to know if I can change my resolution.
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What do apps designed for small screens look like on tablets?

Do they get scaled or do they just occupy part of the screen? I mean apps that were designed for 4-5" phones running on 8-10" tablets. UPDATE: Let me give some details to better explain my question. ...
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How is the screen resolution calculated for phones with curved edges and rounded corners?

Consider phones like the pixel 2, Samsung or iPhone X with notches and non rectangular screens. How is the screen resolution calculated? Do they take a rectangular screen with a standard resolution ...
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Is hdpi and mdpi still used in android kitkat and up

Have a general question if this is something that could be ruled out or it all depends. I am developing an app for Android KitKat and above. But i have never seen a phone that have hdpi and are able ...
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Android AVD not displaying appropriate scale

How do I fix the display on my android AVD? The UI is completely out of whack. I'm using the following command line options to launch the AVD, but nothing I do within the 'scale' and 'dpi-device' ...
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I am having problem with resolution in Temple run 2 on my LG-Optimus L3 E400

I am having problem with resolution in Temple Run 2 on my LG-Optimus L3 E400. The game runs smoothly but the resolution is so big that I cannot even see the character running. Please help!
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How can i authorize my PC to my phone that doesn't work properly?

So yesterday I accidentally changed my phone's (Samsung Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910C) dpi from 640 to 140 using Nomone Resolution changer that uses root and that screwed up my whole phone because now it ...
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Moto Z2 Play shows much smaller icons in Nova Launcher

tl;dr: I have switched from Moto E4 (1080p) to Moto Z2 (1920p) and on second phone Nova Launcher draws icons and icons' captions very small, barely noticeable. Even though settings are quite similar / ...
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How can an Android smartphone pretend to be a tablet? (App UI like tablets)

Smartphones have heavy restrictions, compared to tablets. Many applications, even homescreen and lockscreen, enforce vertical rotation. http://www.quora.com/Its-2016-Why-wont-my-homescreen-and-my-...
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Manage display refresh rate/ resolution of a ROM via ssh?

Probably a silly question.. but I have root ssh access to an android TV stick running openelec (on an sd card). Long story short i am trying to figure out where the refresh rate/resolution settings ...
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Running 16:9 games on a 4:3 screen device

I recently bought a tablet with a 4:3 screen. I noticed that some games don't seem to take this into account and the graphics end up stretched vertically. It can be rather distracting at times. Is ...
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unable to make android stick do 1920x1080

I bought two 3188 quad core android sticks to play with. Each is hooked up to a big screen TV. Each TV also has a PC on a different HDMI port. I want to use the android sticks to replace the PCs. If ...
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Changing Screen Resolution VM ware using 4.4

To play around I installed Android in VM Ware Player using this image: http://www.android-x86.org/releases/releasenote-4-4-r1 Since I have two Screens of which one is a 5:4 in portrait mode, that's ...
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Android HDMI-DVI Video Issues

I'm having some issues getting a video signal from my Droibox Ace. Just doing straight HDMI-to-HDMI at 1080p to my LG TV seems to work fine, but I have a Dell WFP2407 Monitor connected to the Droibox ...
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How to change font scale from Terminal

I know these two commands to change density and resolution via Terminal: wm density <dpi> wm size <resolution> But how do I change the scale of system-wide font via Terminal?
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Screen resolution on Nexus 4 and Nexus 7

If I understand this answer correctly, then the Nexus 7 (7" screen at 1280x800) should show more of a given webpage (or of anything else) than the Nexus 4 (4.7" screen at 1280x768). This means that a ...
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How to find the screen-size-in-points of a Samsung Galaxy S7

Does anyone know, or know how to determine, the dimensions of the Samsung Galaxy S7 screen in points? The reason I ask is because I'm trying to test the responsiveness of a website on the Samsung ...
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How to change external screen resolution?

I have connected a tablet running Android 4.4 to an external monitor through an MHL to HDMI cable. However, the monitor does not have the same resolution and thus the resulting image is not very good. ...
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Does the screen resolution matter for video players?

Following on from my question over at video.ex, do media/video players downscale a video if the resolution is bigger than the screen resolution? I'm wondering if it really matters if a phone/tablet ...
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Force app to fit on screen

I am trying to use an Android app which is not designed very well. Part of the UI is not visible which prevents it from functioning. Is there a way to force it to fit on screen? Possibly by overriding ...
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Nexus 5 Change Resolution/DPI

Is it possible to change the resolution or DPI of the Nexus 5? I've read somewhere that you can do this with a Nexus tablet. I will be needing an Android device for development and I am considering ...
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What is Samsung galaxy tab 10.1 usable screen resolution?

The screen is 1280 x 800 pixels but the system bar uses up some of the vertical height. So what is the screen resolution minus the black system bar at the bottom? This is needed to configure an RDP ...
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Android TV 32:9 screen is stretched

we've got a MX10 Android 8.1 TV Box, which supports 4K resolution. It works perfectly on a 16:9 screen (A). We now wanted to connect it to a 32:9 screen and it displays stretched horizontally (B). ...
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HDMI aspect ratio

(My question is essentially similar to this: How can I set a custom screen resolution for my Android TV box?) Does Android TV allow the user to set the output aspect ratio? (I'm planning to add ...
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Change Resolution of HDMI output (USB-C / Slimport)

I have been working on this problem to avail I want to change the screen resolution of my EXTERNAL monitor connected to my android phone. Phone is android 7.0 LG v20, and I am using a USB-C Hub with ...
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Sony Xperia Z3 D6446 Touchscreen not working right on bottom

My xperia touchscreen got physically broken. I got it to a "tech service" so they promised to use an original piece and change the old damaged display with a new display. After they changed (many ...