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How to see more info on your galaxy s6 s7 or note 5’s screen with display scaling

If there’s one argument I’ve seen made for capacitive buttons on Android (as opposed to on-screen navigation), it’s that you get more information displayed on the screen—that means more time reading and less time scrolling. If you have a Samsung Galaxy device, then you’re already on the capacitive buttons train, but there’s also a way to get more info on the screen if you want. It’s called “Display Scaling,” and you can get it on the S7, S6, and Note 5.

Display Scaling is a default option on the S7/Edge. There’s also a workaround to access it on the S6 and Note 5, which we’ll cover down below. Before we get started, it’s worth noting that this makes everything on the screen smaller, and thus harder to read. If you’re okay with that, let’s roll with it.

How to Access Display Scaling on the Galaxy S7

If you have an S7 or S7 Edge, this is easy. Samsung enabled this option by default, so getting to it is pretty straightforward.

The first thing you’ll need to do is jump into the Settings menu by pulling down the notification shade and tapping the cog icon.

How to see more info on your galaxy s6 s7 or note 5’s screen with display scaling

Once in there, scroll down to the “Display” option and tap that.

How to see more info on your galaxy s6 s7 or note 5’s screen with display scaling

Down the screen just a bit is an option for “Display scaling.” That’s the one you want.

How to see more info on your galaxy s6 s7 or note 5’s screen with display scaling

When you open this menu, you’ll have two options: “Standard“ and “Condensed.” The former is default, and when you tap the “Condensed” option, the preview area below will give you an example of what to expect from the change. And really, if you find that you don’t like it, you can always change it back later.

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Once you’ve confirmed that you’re into the change, just hit “Done.” A popup will let you know that you need to restart your device, so just go ahead and hit “Restart” to apply the change.

How to see more info on your galaxy s6 s7 or note 5’s screen with display scaling

Boom, you’re done. Easy peasy, right?

How to Access Display Scaling on the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge+, and Note 5

The exact same menu is available on older Galaxy devices, but for some reason Samsung decided to hide this option. That means getting to it is a little more convoluted, but fortunately it’s not that difficult.

The first thing you’ll need to do is install Nova Launcher, because it offers advanced widget and shortcut access not available on stock launchers. But really, it’s an excellent launcher on its own, so you really should give it a go either way.

Once it’s installed, just hit the Home button and select Nova.

How to see more info on your galaxy s6 s7 or note 5’s screen with display scaling

From there, long-press anywhere on the home screen and select “Widgets.” The first row of options are Nova shortcuts—you’re looking for “Activities,” which should be the third one in the list. Long-press and drag it to the home screen.

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The Activities menu will take a few seconds to populate, as there are a lot of options here. Once it’s loaded, though, scroll down to “Settings” and tap the drop-down arrow.

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In this list, you’re looking for “.DisplayScalingActivity.” Once you’ve found it, just give it a tap. This will generate a new shortcut on the home screen.

How to see more info on your galaxy s6 s7 or note 5’s screen with display scaling

Tapping that shortcut will open the same menu shown above on the Galaxy S7, and all instructions from there are the exact same.

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Pick your setting, apply, reboot, and you’re finished.

Seeing more info on the screen is nice, but if at any point you decide that a condensed format just isn’t right for you, going back is easy—just repeat the above steps and select “Standard.” Nothing to it.

How to see more info on your galaxy s6 s7 or note 5’s screen with display scaling

You know how amongst all the cool new Android N features there’s also native DPI scaling (the ability to resize on-screen content)? It turns out the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge have it too. Well, kind of. With a very simple process – no root or special skills required, I promise – you can squeeze more content onto your Galaxy S7’s screen. (Update: we’ve since been told the same method works for the Galaxy S6 and Note 5 as well.)

How to see more info on your galaxy s6 s7 or note 5’s screen with display scaling

Whereas the Android N preview has a sliding scale between one and five (as you can see below on the left), the Galaxy S7 has just two: a Standard setting of 640 DPI (how it comes out of the box) and a Condensed view at 540 DPI or thereabouts. If you prefer to have more content on your screen rather than have it big and visible, then you might want to follow the steps below.

How to see more info on your galaxy s6 s7 or note 5’s screen with display scaling

How to increase Galaxy S7 DPI scaling

All you have to do to enable Galaxy S7 DPI scaling is to install Nova Launcher (you’ll only need it for a moment, you can go back to TouchWiz once the process is complete).

1. Launch Nova Launcher, long-press the home screen, tap Widgets and drag Activities (in the Nova Launcher widgets) to your home screen.

2. This will bring up a menu. Scroll down to Settings, expand the list and tap .DisplayScalingActivity which will place an icon on your home screen.

3. Tap the icon and you’ll see the DPI scaling menu in typical Samsung form. Selecting between Standard and Condensed will show a preview in the app list below and as soon as you tap Done you’ll be prompted to reboot, after which the setting will have taken root.

How to see more info on your galaxy s6 s7 or note 5’s screen with display scaling

4. You’ll have to reboot your phone, but the change will persist through further reboots or even Android updates.

As you can see in the screenshots below, you’ll be able to see a lot more information in your Twitter feed, social stream or RSS feed. You can see that app icons don’t change size, but other on-screen elements do, so in the app drawer the status bar icons and Search/A-Z/Edit text is smaller in the Condensed setting. On the home screen, not much has changed other than the size of the Google search bar and the status bar icon size. The Settings menu also becomes a lot more compact.

As noted on XDA Developers (where this neat little trick was discovered), this is the third thing from the Android N preview that already existed in Samsung devices: multi-window, quick setting toggles at the top of the notification shade and now, DPI scaling. Credit where credit is due, so thank you Samsung, and thanks to XDA for discovering this hidden gem.

Если есть один аргумент, который я видел для емкостных кнопок на Android (в отличие от экранной навигации), так это то, что вы получаете больше информации, отображаемой на экране-это означает больше времени для чтения и меньше времени прокрутки. Если у вас есть устройство Samsung Galaxy, то вы уже на емкостной основе кнопок, но есть также способ получить больше информации на экране, если вы хотите. Он называется «Масштабирование дисплея», и вы можете получить его на S7, S6 и Note 5.

Отображение масштабирования является опцией по умолчанию на S7/Edge. Также есть обходной путь для доступа к нему на S6 и Note 5, который мы расскажем ниже. Прежде чем мы начнем, стоит отметить, что это делает все на экране меньше и, следовательно, труднее читать. Если вас это устраивает, давайте покатимся с этим.

Как получить доступ к масштабу дисплея на Galaxy S7

Если у вас есть S7 или S7 Edge, это легко. Samsung включил эту опцию по умолчанию, поэтому добраться до нее довольно просто.

Первое, что вам нужно сделать, это перейти в меню «Настройки», опустив шень уведомлений и нажав на значок винтика.

Оказавшись там, прокрутите вниз до опции «Дисплей» и коснитесь этого.

Вниз по экрану немного есть опция для «масштабирования дисплея». Это тот, который вы хотите.

Когда вы откроете это меню, у вас будет два варианта: «Стандартный» и «Конденсированный». Первый используется по умолчанию, и когда вы нажимаете опцию «Конденсированный», область предварительного просмотра ниже даст вам пример того, чего ожидать от изменения. И действительно, если вы обнаружите, что вам это не нравится, вы всегда можете изменить это позже.

После того, как вы подтвердили, что вы в изменение, просто ударил «Done». всплывающее окно даст вам знать, что вам нужно перезапустить устройство, так что просто идти вперед и ударил «Перезапустить», чтобы применить изменение.

Бум, ты закончил. Легкий, не так ли?

Как получить доступ к масштабу дисплея на Galaxy S6, S6 Edge и Note 5

TheТочныйТакое же меню доступно на старых устройствах Galaxy, но Samsung почему-то решила скрыть эту опцию. Это означает, что добраться до него-этоМаленькийБолее запутанный, но, к счастью, это не так уж и сложно.

Первое, что вам нужно сделать, это установитьNova Launcher, Потому что он предлагает расширенный виджет и ярлык доступа, недоступный на фондовых пусковых установках. Но на самом деле это отличная пусковая установка сама по себе, так что вам действительно стоитВ любом случае.

Как только он установлен, просто нажмите кнопку Home и выберите Nova.

Оттуда долго-нажмите в любом месте на главном экране и выберите «Виджеты». Первая строка опций-ярлыки Nova-вы ищете «Действия», которые должны быть третьими в списке. Длительное нажатие и перетащите его на домашний экран.

На заполнение меню Activities потребуется несколько секунд, так как здесь есть много вариантов. Однако после загрузки прокрутите вниз до «Настройки» и коснитесь стрелки раскрывающегося списка.

В этом списке вы ищете «. DisplayScalingActivity». Как только вы его нашли, просто нажмите. Это будет генерировать новый ярлык на главном экране.

При нажатии на этот ярлык откроется то же меню, что и на Galaxy S7, и все инструкции оттуда будут одинаковыми.

Выберите настройки, примените, перезагрузитесь, и вы закончите.

Видеть больше информации на экране приятно, но если в какой-то момент вы решите, что сокращенный формат просто не подходит для вас, вернуться назад легко-просто повторите вышеуказанные шаги и выберите «Стандарт». Ничего.

What You Need

Android Studio and Android SDK

At least one platform installed in Android SDK > Platform

Downloaded Galaxy Emulator Skin

How To Use

Download your preferred Galaxy Emulator Skin.

Extract the downloaded skin and copy it in Android Studio > plugins > android > lib > device-art-resources.

Alternatively, you may store the downloaded file anywhere in your file directory. Just locate it later on when configuring the hardware profile.

Launch Android Studio and open AVD Manager by going to Tools > AVD Manager.

How to see more info on your galaxy s6 s7 or note 5’s screen with display scaling

If you have an existing virtual device, click Edit button and simply select the downloaded Emulator Skin. Otherwise, click Create Virtual Device in AVD Manager.

How to see more info on your galaxy s6 s7 or note 5’s screen with display scaling

In Virtual Device Configuration, click New Hardware Profile to create a profile for your new virtual device.

How to see more info on your galaxy s6 s7 or note 5’s screen with display scaling

Fill in the specification of your virtual device.

How to see more info on your galaxy s6 s7 or note 5’s screen with display scaling

Screen size and Resolution should match the Emulator Skin to be used.

In the Default Skin, select the downloaded Emulator Skin.

How to see more info on your galaxy s6 s7 or note 5’s screen with display scaling

Or locate it by clicking the . button beside the Default Skin dropdown menu. Click OK then Finish.

How to see more info on your galaxy s6 s7 or note 5’s screen with display scaling

The Hardware Profile for your virtual device has been created. Proceed by selecting its System Image.

How to see more info on your galaxy s6 s7 or note 5’s screen with display scaling

Make sure that you have at least one system image downloaded before you can proceed.

Verify all configuration and check if the Emulator Skin is applied by clicking Show Advanced Settings.

How to see more info on your galaxy s6 s7 or note 5’s screen with display scaling

Launch the newly created virtual device in the AVD Manager.

How to see more info on your galaxy s6 s7 or note 5’s screen with display scaling

Afterwards, your virtual device with its Galaxy Emulator Skin will appear.

How to see more info on your galaxy s6 s7 or note 5’s screen with display scaling

Tips on Using Emulators

By clicking the . (More) in the toolbar beside the emulator, you will see the Extended Controls window. Click Help to see the list of Keyboard shortcuts.

The buttons and other controls on the emulator work as they would on the actual device. For example, clicking on the home button will bring up the home screen.

Tweak the AVD hardware configuration to speed up your emulator. Increasing the memory or setting the screen to a smaller size gives a minor performance increase.

When starting an AVD, you may select a screen size suitable to your computer to enlarge or reduce the size of the emulator.

Emulator Limitations

The Galaxy Emulator Skin defines only the appearance and controls of an Android Virtual Device (AVD), which still runs on a stock Android OS. It does not include any One UI feature, since it only serves as skins for an AVD.

The emulator lacks support for the following features:

Placing or receiving actual phone calls. However, you can simulate phone calls (placed and received) through the emulator console.

Back camera/video capture. Front camera works if you have a webcam installed on your computer.

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Versions: G930F (Global); G930FD (Global; Southeast Asia); G930W8 (Canada)
Also known as Samsung Galaxy S7 Duos with dual-SIM card slots

Network Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 – G930FD
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 – G930F, G930FD, G930W8
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1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 29, 30, 38, 39, 40, 41 – G930W8
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat9 450/50 Mbps
Launch Announced 2016, February 21. Released 2016, March 11
Status Discontinued
Body Dimensions 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm (5.61 x 2.74 x 0.31 in)
Weight 152 g (5.36 oz)
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass 4), glass back (Gorilla Glass 4), aluminum frame
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) – G930F
Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) – G930FD
IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
Display Type Super AMOLED
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  • HalozHelos Xqa
  • 21 Jan 2022

Same here my samsung s7 has the same exact problem like urs. even after it is fully charged, it will go down by itself. at the end of the day it wouldve dropped from 100% to 60% when i’m not even using it.

  • Deon RbJ
  • 15 Jan 2022

FYI – The S7 has the FM chip installed. If you download the “Next Radio” app from the Play Store the chip will automatically be unlocked. All you have to do is plug-in a pair of headphones for an antenna and you have free FM radio access.

  • Anonymous iCJ
  • 07 Jan 2022

Perfect size works fine after 4 years. But the battery is almost done. Can’t leave home without being fully charged because I will be stranded in an hour. Now always with a power bank. If in use discharges faster than the fast wireless can charg.

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Network Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
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4G bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A Cat4 150/50 Mbps
Launch Announced 2014, February. Released 2014, April
Status Discontinued
Body Dimensions 142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm (5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 in)
Weight 145 g (5.11 oz)
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Got a new battery yesterday, went to a phone shop that I know and they had an original one. It was made in December 2019 and it was almost fully discharged, but I put it in my phone, it started charging right away and it’s on and working now. Ol.

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Just upgraded this phone with Lineage OS 18 (android 11) It still rocks as hell, funny how new OS in hands of community can make this phone work like a 2022 phone

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How to see more info on your galaxy s6 s7 or note 5’s screen with display scaling

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  • Good
  • Looks absolutely stunning
  • Record-breaking power
  • Incredible camera
  • IP68 protection
  • Bad
  • Slightly unweildy
  • Hybrid SIM/microSD slot
  • Bloated software

Last year’s Samsung Galaxy S6 launch was a huge departure for a company that had begun to take for granted that its name was synonymous with Android. After years of doing pretty much anything it liked and still staying at the top of global sales charts, Samsung was starting to see signs that plastic phones with bloated software and thoughtless design weren’t going to cut it anymore, especially when the rest of the industry was beginning to ship phones that felt luxurious and slick.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Summary

If you’re looking for a phone to show off in 2016, the Galaxy S7 Edge is pretty much the best you can get. Not only does it look stunning from any angle, it’s also got an incredibly powerful processor and category-defining camera to boast of. Low-light photos are simply out of this world. Some of the software tricks are pointless, but pretty much every feature you could possibly need is taken care of. Go ahead and indulge, or grab the more affordable Galaxy S7 if the curves aren’t exactly your style.

In today’s world, there are a plethora of devices for people to choose from and it can be daunting to try to accommodate and build for the best experiences on all devices. However, it’s important to stay up-to-date with the most popular screen sizes and resolutions when designing web and mobile sites. A site that is optimized and responsive makes for an easier user flow and ultimately, an enjoyable experience for your audience.

Screen Size, Resolution, and Viewport: What does it all mean?

When you buy a device, you will often see both screen size and resolution listed in the specs. The screensize is the physical measurement diagonally of the screen in inches. This is not to be confused with the resolution, which is the number of pixels on the screen often displayed as a width by height (i.e. 1024×768). Because devices with the same screen size can have very different resolutions, developers use viewports when they’re creating mobile friendly pages. Viewports are scaled down versions of resolutions that allows sites to be viewed more consistently across different devices. Viewports are often more standardized and smaller than resolution sizes.

While desktop and laptop displays are in landscape orientation (wider than tall), many mobile devices can be rotated to show websites in both landscape and portrait (taller than wide) orientations. This means that designers and developers must design for these differences.

Need help determining if your website is responsive? Use our free MG tool, Responsive Design Checker.

While desktop and laptop displays are in landscape orientation (wider than tall), many mobile devices can be rotated to show websites in both landscape and portrait (taller than wide) orientations. This means that designers and developers must design for these differences.

Responsive Styling

It would be nearly impossible for businesses to design for each and every individual device. Instead, when programming responsive designs, developers often:

  • Group the styling into the most typical device sizes for phones, tablets, and desktops. In this case, anything larger than 7 inches is usually displayed at desktop resolution or-
  • Use breakpoints (defined pixel widths that the display will adjust layout based on screen size) dependent upon the design and layout

Sometimes, a developer might choose to combine both methods if they deem it necessary. We recommend starting by grouping typical device sizes together.

If you are a developer and are looking to generate the necessary styles to handle mobile or responsive styling, below we’ve included a snippet of CSS that could help. It’s important to note that these breakpoints are not fixed for all sites, and should only be used as a guide to get started:

/* start of desktop styles */

@media screen and (max-width: 991px) <
/* start of large tablet styles */

@media screen and (max-width: 767px) <
/* start of medium tablet styles */

@media screen and (max-width: 479px) <
/* start of phone styles */

Most Popular Screen Resolutions

Knowing that it is key to accommodate for the many different devices when designing websites, we have compiled a list of the most up-to-date devices with their respective pixel sizes and viewports below. We have also put this information into a handy downloadable PDF.

1024×768 pixels or higher

Pixel Size Viewport
iPhone
iPhone XR 828 x 1792 414 x 896
iPhone XS 1125 x 2436 375 x 812
iPhone XS Max 1242 x 2688 414 x 896
iPhone X 1125 x 2436 375 x 812
iPhone 8 Plus 1080 x 1920 414 x 736
iPhone 8 750 x 1334 375 x 667
iPhone 7 Plus 1080 x 1920 414 x 736
iPhone 7 750 x 1334 375 x 667
iPhone 6 Plus/6S Plus 1080 x 1920 414 x 736
iPhone 6/6S 750 x 1334 375 x 667
iPhone 5 640 x 1136 320 x 568
iPod
iPod Touch 640 x 1136 320 x 568
iPad
iPad Pro 2048 x 2732 1024 x 1366
iPad Third & Fourth Generation 1536 x 2048 768 x 1024
iPad Air 1 & 2 1536 x 2048 768 x 1024
iPad Mini 2 & 3 1536 x 2048 768 x 1024
iPad Mini 768 x 1024 768 x 1024
Pixel Size Viewport
Phones
Nexus 6P 1440 x 2560 412 x 732
Nexus 5X 1080 x 1920 412 x 732
Google Pixel 4 XL 1440 x 869 412 x 869
Google Pixel 4 1080 x 2280 412 x 869
Google Pixel 3a XL 1080 x 2160 412 x 824
Google Pixel 3a 1080 x 2220 412 x 846
Google Pixel 3 XL 1440 x 2960 412 x 847
Google Pixel 3 1080 x 2160 412 x 824
Google Pixel 2 XL 1440 x 2560 412 x 732
Google Pixel XL 1440 x 2560 412 x 732
Google Pixel 1080 x 1920 412 x 732
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 1440 x 3040 412 x 869
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 1080 x 2280 412 x 869
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 1440 x 2960 360 x 740
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 1440 x 2560 480 x 853
LG G5 1440 x 2560 480 x 853
One Plus 3 1080 x 1920 480 x 853
Samsung Galaxy S9+ 1440 x 2960 360 x 740
Samsung Galaxy S9 1440 x 2960 360 x 740
Samsung Galaxy S8+ 1440 x 2960 360 x 740
Samsung Galaxy S8 1440 x 2960 360 x 740
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge 1440 x 2560 360 x 640
Samsung Galaxy S7 1440 x 2560 360 x 640
Tablets
Nexus 9 1536 x 2048 768 x 1024
Nexus 7 (2013) 1200 x 1920 600 x 960
Pixel C 1800 x 2560 900 x 1280
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10 800 x 1280 800 x 1280
Chromebook Pixel 2560 x 1700 1280 x 850

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  • Net banking & Credit/ Debit/ ATM card

The phone sports a metal and glass build that’s worthy of a flagship-grade device like the Samsung Galaxy S7. The company has used a special process to create a seamless body that is water and dust resistant.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 sports a compact display with a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels. It also sports a Super AMOLED panel that not only offers vibrant colours and high contrast levels, but also helps improve battery life.

The advanced dual-pixel, autofocus camera of the phone offers truly high-quality images. The wide aperture lens lets you capture impressive photos in low-light situations. The same is also true for the front camera, which helps you capture quality selfies without having to worry about your environment’s light conditions.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 comes with a flagship-grade Exynos 8890 processor that can handle a variety of tasks. Furthermore, the advanced processor is also very power efficient, ensuring you get high performance along with optimal battery life.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 sports plenty of RAM for most tasks that you would do on your phone. In addition, you also get plenty of inbuilt storage as well. However, if you do need to expand the storage, you can do so via the memory expansion slot in the phone.

While the Galaxy S7 came pre-installed with Android Marshmallow. Samsung has since updated the phone. Once you receive the phone and switch it on, it automatically triggers a software update to the 7.0.1 version. So you’ll get to enjoy all new features like multi-window support as well as an improved version of Doze.

Simply the best Android Smartphone out there!!

Certified Buyer , Bangalore

Absolutely great phone, Samsung at its best, great reply to all the negative critics. This is the best phone right now!

Pros:
++ Stunning display, 2560×1440 pixel, you have to see it to experience what an amazing display, clarity and color this phone has
++ Fast, fast, fast, super smooth and fast, no lag at all so far. Multi tasking king. Open/close/play/use apps really fast
++ Charging, charges in 90 minutes even with its massive 3000 mAH battery!
++ If Fast Charging enabled, charges in a.

Certified Buyer , Chennai

Certified Buyer , Patan

Certified Buyer , Ghaziabad

My Review after the usage of 7 days

Pros:
1. Best Camera
2. Amazing Super Amoled Screen
3. Really Water Resistant Phone
4. Truly Fast Charging. Battery is full within 1hr
5. No Hanging / Lagging issues
6. No Heating Problem while playing Games
7. I Love Samsung Pay App. Works really well and love it as top banks credit / debit cards can be embedded virtually and works very if we touches swiping machine with mobile. No need to carry our cards
8. Phone is having many useful sensors
9. Samsung.

Certified Buyer , Vandavasi

Certified Buyer , Hyderabad

Buy it for the Camera

DxOMark has confirmed S7 as the top mobile camera. It scored 88/100.
Camera is especially relevant for video, because of super fast auto-focus

In my initial impressions, the package is same as S6 with better Battery and Water proofing. This makes S6 a good phone to buy now, I’d recommend to buy S6 rather than S7, or wait another year for S8.

I wasn’t comfortable forking out full retail price, so Galaxy Gear VR headset better be worth the trouble.

Cons – No USB-C, Would be expensive to rep.

Smartphone displays are getting bigger every year, and Samsung devices are at the forefront of that trend. But, from a software standpoint, the icons, buttons, and other on-screen elements seem to stay at the same scale. So while phones are getting bigger, their interfaces are getting bigger as well.

A lot of users have solved this issue by adjusting their device’s DPI, which allows you to shrink or enlarge on-screen elements. In the past, this has always required root access or ADB commands, but a hidden menu in newer Samsung Galaxy devices running Marshmallow will now let you adjust your display scaling in a few simple taps.

Requirements

  • Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+, Note 5, S7, or S7 edge
  • Device running stock TouchWiz and Android 6.0 or higher

Step 1: Install an App That Can Launch Activities

The hidden “Display Scaling” menu on newer Samsung devices can be accessed with any app that is capable of launching activities. For instance, if you have Nova Launcher installed, you already have the requisite software, and you can skip ahead to the second paragraph in Step 2 if you’d like.

If you don’t already have an app that’s capable of launching activities, the easiest way to do this would be to install an app called Activity Launcher. It’s available for free on the Google Play Store, so head to the link below to get it installed:

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Step 2: Launch the ‘Display Scaling’ Settings Activity

Next up, simply open Activity Launcher and use the drop-down menu at the top of the screen to select “All activities.” From here, scroll down and expand the Settings activity, then tap the first entry, which is titled com.android.settings.DisplayScalingActivity.

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On the other hand, if you’re using Nova Launcher, start by long-pressing any empty space on your home screen, then selecting “Widgets.” From here, scroll through the Nova Launcher category, then press and hold the “Activities” widget.

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Next, drop the Activities widget anywhere on your home screen, then you’ll see a menu. From here, scroll down and expand the Settings category, then select the fourth option, which is labeled DisplayScalingActivity. Once you’ve done that, simply tap the widget you just created on your home screen to launch the Display Scaling activity.

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Step 3: Lower the Display Scale & Reboot

The hidden menu you just launched is part of the stock software on your device, so changing settings in here will not void your warranty or cause any other issues.

That said, there are two display scaling options—”Standard,” and “Condensed.” If you’d like to shrink the size of on-screen elements just a bit, choose the “Condensed” option, then press “Done.” From here, you’ll be asked to reboot your device, so press “Restart” on the popup.

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When your device finishes rebooting, you’ll notice that on-screen elements such as buttons and icons have shrunk by about 10%. It’s a much more appropriate scale for the larger displays these devices use, and more content will fit on your screen as a result.

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Should you decide that you’d like to revert back to the stock display scaling, simply repeat these steps, but select “Standard” from the Display Scaling menu.

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There are arguments for both terms. In general PPI is a bit more correct but DPI is more commonplace, hence its usage on this site (also ppi.lv wasn’t available :P). If you are interested, you can read more on this in the Wikipedia article about Pixel Density.

In more recent terminology, DPI is often used for the actual device pixels and Dots Per Pixel (dppx) for the amount of device pixels per CSS pixel (e.g. in Retina displays this will be 2).

In the context of screens, DPI (Dots Per Inch) or PPI (Pixels Per Inch) refer to the number of device pixels per inch, also called “pixel density”. The higher the number, the smaller the size of the pixels, so graphics are perceived as more crisp and less pixelated. The concept of DPI is also used in printing, although the dots and their formation is different there. In general, good quality printing uses around 300dpi which is higher than most displays. That’s why vector-based or high-res bitmap graphics usually look more crisp when printed.

I got fed up with marketing speak and buzzwords often used to create the impression that a display is much better than it actually is, so I wanted to help people decide what to get with the actual numbers at hand, through an easy to use web app. Also, it was kinda fun to make. 🙂

DPI/PPI is a crucial metric for getting an idea of how crisp a display really is, but it’s only one factor among many. Besides the technical ones (which would need an entire book), there are also those that depend on human nature.

Firstly, viewing distance can affect the perceived pixel size. Therefore, if a cell phone and a large screen have the same pixel density, the large screen will appear more crisp, as it’s typically viewed from a longer distance. This is why large screens can get away with considerably lower pixel densities. In the print world, that’s why posters are printed at a much lower dpi than magazines.

Secondly, our eyes cannot discern the difference between pixel densities above a certain threshold. This threshold seems to vary depending on the source, but here are a few good articles if you’re interested:

  • Designer’s Guide to DPI
  • Notes by Dr. Optoglass: The Resolution of the Human Eye
  • Notes on the Resolution and Other Details of the Human Eye
  • Visual Acuity
  • DPI Myth

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Узнайте, как настроить аккаунт Netflix и как выйти из него на устройстве Android. Если вы не знаете, работает ли Netflix на вашем устройстве, перейдите в раздел «Настройка Netflix».

Netflix доступен на устройствах с Android 2.3 или более поздней версией. Текущая версия приложения Netflix совместима с Android 5.0 и более поздними версиями.

Некоторые устройства под управлением устаревших версий Android совместимы с Netflix, но не могут загрузить приложение Netflix из Play Маркет. Возможно, на эти устройства удастся загрузить версию приложения Netflix непосредственно с нашего веб-сайта. Если вам не удается найти приложение Netflix в Google Play на Android, выполните эти инструкции..

На устройствах, поддерживающих стриминг Netflix, доступны возможности, описанные ниже.

Поддерживаемые регионы
На сертифицированных устройствах Android запускать Netflix можно во всех регионах, где доступен наш сервис.

Навигация

Поиск по названию можно выполнить, нажав на изображение лупы в правом верхнем углу экрана приложения.

Прокручивайте рекомендуемые жанры контента на главном экране.

Просматривайте все жанры в меню в левом верхнем углу.

Включайте быструю перемотку вперед или назад, нажав на экран в любом месте, а затем проведя пальцем вперед или назад вдоль индикатора воспроизведения.

Для выхода нажмите кнопку Назад.

Разрешение
Телефоны и планшеты Android поддерживают стриминг в разрешении 540p и выше. Дополнительную информацию можно найти на вкладке Netflix в качестве HD.

Субтитры и альтернативные аудиодорожки
Во время воспроизведения нажмите на значок Субтитры и альтернативные аудиодорожки в верхней части экрана, чтобы включить субтитры или звуковую дорожку на другом языке.

Картинка в картинке (Android 8.0 или более поздней версии)
Некоторые телефоны и планшеты Android позволяют смотреть видео Netflix при использовании других приложений. Не все устройства и операционные системы Android поддерживают эту возможность. Для получения подробных инструкций и рекомендаций по использованию режима Картинка в картинке обратитесь к производителю устройства.

Загрузки
Скачивайте понравившиеся видео и смотрите их без подключения к сети.

Поскольку операционная система Android используется на устройствах с разными возможностями, не все устройства Android поддерживают функцию загрузки. Если вы загрузили последнюю версию приложения Netflix и не можете загрузить контент Netflix, попробуйте использовать другое устройство.

Netflix доступен на устройствах с Android 2.3 или более поздней версией. Текущая версия приложения Netflix совместима с Android 5.0 и более поздними версиями.

Чтобы подключить устройство Android к аккаунту Netflix, перейдите на главный экран и выполните описанные ниже действия.

Откройте приложение Play Маркет .

Выполните поиск по запросу Netflix.

Выберите Netflix в результатах поиска.

Установка будет завершена, когда на панели уведомлений вверху экрана появится надпись Приложение Netflix установлено успешно .

Выйдите из Play Маркет.

Найдите и откройте приложение Netflix .

Введите адрес электронной почты и пароль Netflix.

Если вы не зарегистрированы в системе, следуйте указаниям по регистрации или настройте подписку онлайн.

Теперь ваше устройство подключено к аккаунту Netflix.

Чтобы выйти из аккаунта Netflix на устройстве, выполните приведенные ниже действия.

В приложении Netflix нажмите на значок Профиль или Подробнее или .

Подтвердите выход из аккаунта.

Netflix в качестве HD доступен на планшетах Android, перечисленных ниже.

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What is a Samsung Galaxy Emulator?

Samsung Galaxy Emulator is an online virtual device that mimics the software and hardware conditions of that Galaxy device. A developer or QA can use this galaxy emulator as a platform to execute and test your applications & websites on your PC.

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What are the disadvantages of using a Samsung Galaxy Emulator?

Given the market penetration of Samsung Galaxy devices, testing on Emulators can leave a lot to chance and might result in bad end user experience

Google recommends testing Android apps on real devices, prior to submitting it on the Play Store

Samsung developer tools state their official emulators do not support key features like placing phone calls, determining battery levels, camera, and video captures

Emulators always have performance lags versus real devices due to the binary translations required for an emulator to mimic the device

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Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Tab S7 duo is an affordable alternative to the iPad Pro.

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Apple has long positioned the iPad Pro as a laptop replacement, and depending on your needs, it’s largely come through on that promise. But what about Android users? With the new Samsung Galaxy Tab S7, they might finally have a viable option. There are some significant differences between the two brands—most notably the price—but which one offers the best performance for your buck? Let’s compare the two to find out.

Design and Display

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 looks like a traditional slate. The chassis and back are constructed of aluminum and there’s a small camera stack and magnetic strip for the S-Pen on the upper-left side. It sports a quad speaker setup tuned by AKG, and comes in bronze, black, and silver.

The Galaxy Tab S7 has an 11-inch LTPS TFT display with a variable 120Hz refresh rate. Display resolution comes in at 2,560 by 1,600 pixels. The larger Tab S7+ has a 12.9-inch Super AMOLED display with a 120Hz variable refresh rate and in-display fingerprint sensor. Display resolution clocks in at 2,800 by 1,752 pixels.

With the exception of a larger camera bump, the iPad Pro looks pretty similar to the Tab S7. Its aluminum frame also houses a powerful quad speaker setup. Get it in silver or gray. Both iPad Pros feature LCDs with True Tone technology, wide color gamut, and 120Hz refresh rate. The 11-inch model has a display resolution of 2,388 by 1,668 pixels, while the 12.9-inch model comes in at 2,732 by 2,048 pixels.

Since we’ve yet to see the display on the Tab S7, it’s hard to make a call in this category, but we’re hopeful it’s as good as the LCD on the iPad Pro. Otherwise, both tablets feature extraordinary build quality and solid displays, so this round is a tie.

Connectivity

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S7 is the first US tablet lineup to feature a 5G-connected version alongside LTE and Wi-Fi models. Samsung has yet to provide exact details on 5G connectivity and it’s likely to vary by region and carrier.

Apple offers a Wi-Fi and LTE version of the iPad Pro. The LTE version works on every major US carrier and there’s an E-SIM for international travelers.

The Galaxy Tab S7’s 5G connectivity will be a pretty big deal—especially for T-Mobile customers. While both the Tab S7 and iPad Pro are capable of getting excellent LTE speeds in good network conditions, 5G is a nice option so we’re giving this round to the Galaxy Tab S7.

Hardware

Packed with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ chipset, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 offers the fastest speeds you’ll find on an Android tablet. It comes in two configurations: 6GB of RAM with 128GB of storage or 8GB of RAM with 256GB of storage. Both support up to an additional 1TB of external storage with a microSD card.

The Tab S7 sports an 8,000mAh capacity battery, while the S7+ has a 10,900mAh battery. Both support 45W fast charging with an optional power adapter.

The iPad Pro runs the A12Z chipset with 6GB of RAM, and while the Snapdragon 865+ chipset is more than enough power for most people, Apple’s silicon blows it out of the water. The iPad Pro is available in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB storage options.

The 11-inch iPad Pro packs a 7,812mAh battery, while the 12.9-inch model has a 9,720mAh battery. While these are noticeably smaller than what you’ll find on the Tab S7 duo, iPadOS has more efficient power management, so you should have no problem making it most of the day between charges. The iPad Pro comes with an 18W charger in the box and supports fast charging, though Apple does not disclose maximum power input.

Both the Galaxy Tab S7 and iPad Pro are incredibly powerful tablets that can chew through just about any task. That said, the iPad Pro offers more storage options and a significantly more powerful chipset, so it takes this round.

Cameras

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 duo feature a dual camera stack with a 13MP primary lens an 5MP ultra-wide sensor. The front-facing camera clocks in at 8MP.

On the iPad Pro, you’ll find a chunky camera bump with a 12MP primary lens, 10MP ultra-wide lens, and a LiDAR scanner. On the front of the tablet, you’ll find a 7MP sensor and TrueDepth camera for Face ID.

The LiDAR scanner is mostly used to determine the distance around objects and improve measurement accuracy. That said, it’s also likely to be a key part of Apple’s decade-plus AR research that should be coming to consumer products within the next year or so. For a deep dive into what Apple may be planning to do with LiDAR, this post is a great place to start.

While it’s hard to make a call for this round until we’ve tested the cameras on the Galaxy Tab S7, the iPad Pro has much more sophisticated technology integrated into its flagship tablet. For that reason, we’ll give the win to the iPad Pro for this round.

Software

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 ships with Android 10 along with the Samsung One UI. The latest iteration of the One UI adds some very useful features like wireless DeX Mode, automatic syncing across devices, and integrated sync with Microsoft OneDrive, OneNote, and Outlook. That said, there’s no word on when it will get an Android 11 update, which would bring a number of improved privacy, chat, and notification features.

The iPad Pro ships with iPadOS and should get an update to iPadOS 14 in September, which add features like automatically converting handwriting to text, improved widgets, and an updated search and menu function.

This round is a close call, but we’re giving it to the iPad Pro for its more refined and secure operating system, day one updates, and a guarantee of OS updates for at least a few years.

Price

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 starts at $649, while the S7+ starts at $849. Both come with an S-Pen in the box. Additional pricing and connectivity details have yet to be announced. If you want to add the Book Cover Keyboard, that will cost extra as well.

The Wi-Fi edition of the 11-inch iPad Pro starts at $799, and the 12.9-inch model goes for $999. If you want to add LTE connectivity, add $150 to the price. Additional storage options can add quite a lot to the bottom line.

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S’il y a un argument que j’ai vu fait pour les boutons capacitifs sur Android (par opposition à -screen navigation), c’est que vous obtenez plus d’informations affichées sur l’écran, ce qui signifie plus de temps à lire et moins de temps à défiler. Si vous avez un appareil Samsung Galaxy, alors vous êtes déjà sur les boutons capacitifs, mais il y a aussi un moyen d’obtenir plus d’informations sur l’écran si vous le souhaitez. Il s’appelle «Display Scaling» et vous pouvez l’obtenir sur les modèles S7, S6 et Note 5.

Display Scaling est une option par défaut sur le S7 / Edge. Il y a aussi une solution pour y accéder sur le S6 et Note 5, que nous allons couvrir ci-dessous. Avant de commencer, il vaut la peine de noter que cela réduit la taille de tout ce qui est sur l’écran et qu’il est donc plus difficile à lire.

Comment accéder à la mise à l’échelle sur le Galaxy S7

Si vous avez un Edge S7 ou S7, c’est facile. Samsung a activé cette option par défaut, il est donc assez simple d’y accéder

La première chose à faire est de sauter dans le menu Paramètres en baissant la nuance de notification et en appuyant sur l’icône en forme de dent.

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En bas de l’écran, un peu est une option pour “Mise à l’échelle de l’affichage”. C’est ce que vous voulez.

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Lorsque vous ouvrez ce menu, vous aurez avoir deux options: “Standard” et “Condensed”. Le premier est par défaut, et lorsque vous appuyez sur l’option “Condensed”, la zone d’aperçu ci-dessous vous donnera un exemple de ce à quoi s’attendre de la modification. Et vraiment, si vous trouvez que vous ne l’aimez pas, vous pouvez toujours le changer plus tard.

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Une fois que vous avez confirmé que vous êtes dans le changement, cliquez simplement sur “Terminé”. Une fenêtre vous indiquera que vous avez besoin de redémarrer votre appareil, alors allez-y et cliquez sur “Redémarrer” pour appliquer le changement.

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How to see more info on your galaxy s6 s7 or note 5’s screen with display scaling

Boom, vous avez terminé.

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Comment accéder à la mise à l’échelle de l’écran sur le Galaxy S6, S6 Edge + et Note 5

CONNEXION:

Comment installer Nova Launcher pour un écran d’accueil Android plus puissant et personnalisable

exact le même menu est disponible sur les anciens appareils Galaxy, mais pour une raison quelconque, Samsung a décidé de cacher cette option. Cela signifie qu’il est peu plus compliqué, mais heureusement ce n’est pas si difficile. La première chose à faire est d’installer Nova Launcher, car il offre un accès avancé aux widgets et aux raccourcis. disponible sur les lanceurs de stock. Mais vraiment, c’est un excellent lanceur à lui seul, donc vous devriez vraiment l’essayer de toute façon.

Une fois installé, appuyez simplement sur le bouton Home et sélectionnez Nova.

De là, appuyez longuement sur l’écran d’accueil et sélectionnez “Widgets”. La première rangée d’options sont les raccourcis Nova – vous recherchez “Activités”, qui devrait être le troisième dans la liste. Faites un appui long et faites-le glisser vers l’écran d’accueil.

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Le menu Activités prendra quelques secondes à remplir, car il y a beaucoup d’options ici. Une fois qu’il est chargé, faites défiler jusqu’à «Paramètres» et appuyez sur la flèche déroulante.

How to see more info on your galaxy s6 s7 or note 5’s screen with display scaling

How to see more info on your galaxy s6 s7 or note 5’s screen with display scaling

Dans cette liste, vous recherchez «.DisplayScalingActivity». Une fois que vous l’avez trouvé, donnez-lui un appui. Cela générera un nouveau raccourci sur l’écran d’accueil.

How to see more info on your galaxy s6 s7 or note 5’s screen with display scaling

How to see more info on your galaxy s6 s7 or note 5’s screen with display scaling

Si vous tapez sur ce raccourci, le même menu s’affiche sur le Galaxy S7 et toutes les instructions sont exactement les mêmes.

How to see more info on your galaxy s6 s7 or note 5’s screen with display scaling

Choisissez votre réglage, appliquez, redémarrez, et vous avez terminé.

How to see more info on your galaxy s6 s7 or note 5’s screen with display scaling

How to see more info on your galaxy s6 s7 or note 5’s screen with display scaling

Voir plus d’informations sur l’écran est sympa, mais si à un moment donné vous décidez qu’un format condensé ne vous convient pas, il est facile de revenir en arrière – répétez simplement les étapes ci-dessus et sélectionnez ” Standard. “Rien à dire.

Lorsque vous installez une application sur un appareil Android, un raccourci pour l’application est créé avec un nom par défaut et ajouté à votre écran d’accueil. Le système Android ne vous permet pas de changer le nom de vos raccourcis. Cependant, il existe un moyen de contourner cela. Nous allons utiliser une application gratuite disponible dans le Google Play Store appelée “QuickShortcutMaker”.

How to see more info on your galaxy s6 s7 or note 5’s screen with display scaling

Windows Defender est un logiciel malveillant et un antivirus intégré à Windows 10. Il fait un travail raisonnablement bon à ces tâches, mais vous pouvez le booster un peu plus en l’analysant pour les programmes potentiellement indésirables (PUP), comme les barres d’outils des navigateurs, les logiciels publicitaires et autres crapware.

Android 7.0 Nougat for the Samsung Galaxy S7 — currently in testing in the form of a semi-public beta build — is the phone’s biggest software update to date, featuring not only a brand new OS version, but a host of new Samsung-specific changes, and a significantly updated UI. Among them are major changes to the display settings, allowing you to change how graphics and fonts are shown — and change the phone’s screen resolution.

This feature isn’t entirely new. The GS7 has offered a “condensed mode” for a while, and the ill-fated Note 7 let you reduce the screen resolution as a battery-saving measure. On the GS7 on Nougat, however, the option is presented less as a last-ditch battery-saving feature, and more as a thing you just set and leave on.

Your three options are HD (720p), Full HD (1080p) and Quad HD (1440p). And whereas before the native 1440p resolution was the default, now it’s 1080p.

How to see more info on your galaxy s6 s7 or note 5’s screen with display scaling

Yep. A clean installation of the current Nougat beta on the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge has both phones running below their native screen resolution. This comes along with the standard disclaimers about the current build being a beta, and things possibly changing when the official OTA rolls out. (It’s entirely possible Samsung may vary this setting from region to region, too — Chinese characters, for instance, would benefit from the additional clarity that 1440p brings.)

A subtle visual downgrade for subtle performance and battery improvements.

But as bizarre as this move might seem, there’s a method to Samsung’s madness. Most of the time, you just can’t tell the difference between Full HD and Quad HD anyway. And bumping down to 1080p can bring performance and battery life improvements. Not huge improvements to be sure — we haven’t noticed significantly lengthened battery life in the past couple of days in 1080p mode. Other things like display brightness, CPU load and signal strength play a much greater part. Nevertheless, it’s a factor.

And it speaks to something many of us know, deep down: Quad HD resolution is, for the most part, wasted on a device with a 5- to 5.5-inch display.

Naturally, downscaling all the way to 720p makes the display noticeable more pixellated, with some UI elements having to be juggled around to compensate for the lower pixel density.

GS7 at 1440p, 1080p and 720p. If you can’t tell the difference here, just imagine how it looks on a phone.

On the 5.5-inch GS7 edge, the difference is only barely noticeable, when examining text and fine details in photos up close. On the 5.1-inch GS7, the argument for defaulting to 1080p is even more compelling. In both cases, we’d imagine the Gear VR would still be able to use the displays’ full resolution, however VR isn’t supported in the current Nougat beta.

Changing the resolution doesn’t affect the size of things on the display — that’s controlled by a separate setting called “screen zoom.” Nor does it seem to affect memory consumption — the amount of RAM consumed by the system with no apps running in the foreground didn’t change notably when switching between resolutions. We also didn’t notice any major performance differences in the system UI and day-to-day apps like Chrome, Twitter, Instagram, Hangouts, WhatsApp and the like. (Games will be more sensitive to screen resolution changes, but many titles already offer in-game resolution sliders.) As always, your mileage may vary.

“Huge,” “Medium” and “Tiny” screen zoom settings.

Could we see similar resolution options built into a 4K-capable Galaxy S8?

The default screen zoom level has everything looking a bit oversized, at least to my eye. Stepping down to the “tiny” zoom level (roughly equivalent to the old Condensed Mode on Marshmallow) shows more on screen. “Huge” mode scales things up significantly, showing less on the screen, and may be more legible for GS7 owners with vision problems when combined with a larger font size.

This is a natural extension of the display scaling features Google has built into Android 7.0, and it’s interesting to see Samsung developing things further by offering control over display resolution, as well as the density of the UI.

It’s easy to see how these features could be further built out in Samsung’s next flagships, the Galaxy S8 line. If, as rumored, one of these phones has a 4K-capable screen, it’s likely the phone wouldn’t run in 4K mode all the time, but instead scale down to 1440p or even 1080p in day-to-day app use. (The first mainstream 4K phone, the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium, already does this without any user-facing settings.)

In any case, it’s good to have options. Be sure to hit the comments and let us know which resolution you’ll choose when the GS7 Nougat update hits.

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· 21 February 2016 ·

(Pocket-lint) – Samsung announced its flagship Galaxy S6 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last year but that wasn’t the only device to be unveiled on the stage. The South Korean company also revealed the Galaxy S6 edge.

One year on and once again, two handsets were announced at the Unpacked 2016 event, with the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge taking centre stage, well, along with Mark Zuckerberg.

Here we are looking at the differences between the Galaxy S7 edge and the Galaxy S6 edge, based on the numbers. For those interested in how the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S6 differ, you can read our separate feature.

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs Galaxy S6 edge: Design

When Samsung launched the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, it brought an entirely overhauled design in comparison to its previous flagship smartphones so minor design changes were expected for the next generation.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge measures 142.1 x 70.1 x 7mm and weighs 132g. It has a metal frame with a tempered glass rear and it comes complete with a fingerprint sensor. The Galaxy S7 edge looks very similar, although the rear camera lens does sit more flush with the rest of the device in the new handset.

A fingerprint sensor is on board again and although there was no USB Type-C for faster charging and data transfer in sight, microSD has been reintroduced on the Galaxy S7.

The S7 edge is quite a bit larger than its predecessor measuring 150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7mm. It is also a little heavier, hitting the scales at 157g.

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs Galaxy S6 edge: Display

The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge features a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED dual-edge display with a Quad HD resolution. This is the feature that sets it apart from the Galaxy S6 and it is also the feature that helped this device grab headlines when it launched.

The Galaxy S7 edge of course also sports a dual-edge design but Samsung has bumped up the size to 5.5-inches. A Quad HD resolution remains, delivering a 534ppi pixel density, meaning while the S7 edge is larger than its predecessor, the S6 edge packs more pixels in per inch for a very slightly sharper result.

The Galaxy S7 edge also comes with an Always-On display like the Galaxy S7. The display means users will still be able to see various pieces of important information without the need to turn the main display on. According to Samsung, the Always On feature uses less than one per cent battery per hour but it can also be switched off if you don’t want it.

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs Galaxy S6 edge: Camera

The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge was heavily praised for its camera capabilities so expectations were high for the Galaxy S7 edge. The Galaxy S6 edge comes with a 16-megapixel rear camera, coupled with a 5-megapixel front camera.

The Galaxy S7 edge camera is all about low light performance rather than megapixels. There is a 12-megapixel rear camera sensor with larger 1.4um pixels in comparison to the 1.2um pixels found on the previous device.

The aperture has also been widened to f/1.7 from f./1.9 and Samsung has added what it calls Dual Pixels, which is a technology found on DSLRs, helping with the speed of the autofocus. The front-facing camera of the S7 edge is 5-megapixels like the S6 edge but again, the aperture is wider at f/1.7.

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs Galaxy S6 edge: Hardware

Samsung opted to step away from Qualcomm for its Galaxy S6 edge processor, putting an Exynos chip inside instead. The octa-core chip is supported by 3GB of RAM and 32GB, 64GB or 128GB of internal memory, with no microSD support. There is a 2800mAh battery.

The Galaxy S7 edge on the other hand, will be coming in two variants depending on the operator and region. A quad-core model and an octa-core model will arrive with the octa-core chip being the next generation Exynos 8 Octa processor. It is this model that will be available in the UK and Europe, as well as some other regions.

The US gets a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset instead.

Both variants will be supported by 4GB of RAM, either 32GB or 64GB of internal memory and as we mentioned previously, microSD for storage expansion, which is a big bonus over the S6 edge.

A much bigger battery capacity is also on board the Galaxy S7 edge with 3600mAh under the hood. This should offer a big improvement on the Galaxy S6 edge but bear in mind the bigger display will eat some of it. Wireless charging is on board both the S6 edge and the S7 edge.

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs Galaxy S6 edge: Software

The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge launched with the latest version of Android at the time, along with Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface over the top. Android Marshmallow is currently not available on the Galaxy S6 edge but it will be coming soon.

The Galaxy S7 edge will launch with Marshmallow from the box. It will also offer TouchWiz over the top along with a couple of specific features including a new Games Launcher. You’ll also find Samsung Knox security software and Samsung Pay on board the new smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs Galaxy S6 edge: Conclusion

The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge offers various improvements over its predecessor including an upgraded processor, camera enhancements and battery, as you might expect.

The design is similar to the S6 edge, but there have been some refinements and there is also an increased display size, differentiating it more from the flat-display S7.

All-in-all, as with any flagship update, there will be differences and changes from the previous model and the long and short of it is the Galaxy S7 edge is bigger and, in many respects, better than the Galaxy S6 edge.

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Buy the Samsung Galaxy S7, which not just has pleasant looks but is also equipped with striking features. The mobile phone was launched in India on March 18, 2016 (Official) at a starting price of Rs 48,900.

This Samsung phone is powerful to the core as it lets you enjoy a breezy-smooth performance while accessing multiple apps since it is powered with Octa core (2.3 GHz, Quad core, M1 Mongoose + 1.6 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53) Samsung Exynos 8 Octa 8890. Moreover, the phone comes with 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage so that you can store all your songs, videos, games, pictures and other stuff without worrying about space constraints.

The mobile paves the way for crystal clear visuals as it comes with a 5.1 inches (12.95 cm) display that has a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels..

The camera specifications of the phone are very captivating. The Samsung Galaxy S7 comes with a Single camera setup on the rear which has 12 MP cameras so that you can capture portraits, landscapes, and more in the form of beautiful pictures. Features on the rear camera setup include Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, Touch to focus. On the front, the mobile features a 5 MP camera so that you can click some amazing selfies and do video chats.

Besides, the Samsung Galaxy S7 runs Android v6.0 (Marshmallow) operating system and houses a decent 3000 mAh battery that lets you use it for hours on end while watching movies, listening to songs, playing games and doing other stuff without worrying about charging it frequently..

Various connectivity options on the Samsung Galaxy S7 include WiFi – Yes Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz, MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot, Bluetooth – Yes v4.2, and 4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G. Also, the handset is a treat to use as the sensors on the Samsung Galaxy S7 include Light sensor, Proximity sensor, rgbw sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope.

The dimensions of the Samsung Galaxy S7 are 142.4 mm x 69.6 mm x 7.9 mm; and it weighs around 152 grams..

Android phones may come with high-resolution displays, but the software screen density on most devices are set so low that it negates any benefit of a higher resolution display. After all, a higher Quad HD resolution display should display more information than a Full HD resolution display.

The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge use the very highest xxxhdpi DPI setting, just like the Nexus 6P. While the default DPI setting on the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge might just be right for most consumers, there are definitely others who are looking to change the DPI of the handset to fit in even more content so as to better utilise the Quad HD display on the handsets.

While there is a way to change the DPI on any Android phone without root, which works on the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge as well, it can lead to compatibility issues with some apps. Surprisingly, Samsung has included an option to change the DPI on its latest Galaxies without root. In fact, the company has snuck this option on its 2015 flagship devices — the Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge and the Galaxy S6 edge+ — with their Marshmallow update.

So, here is how you can enable this hidden DPI option on your flagship Galaxy device and change its DPI to display more information on the screen.

Step 1: Head over to the Google Play Store and download an app called Display Scaling.

Step 2: Open the app, select the ‘Condensed’ option that will give you a preview of how the content will scale on the screen. If you like the change, tap on Done at the top-right corner of the display.

You can only change the DPI to display more information on the screen and not vice versa. This should not really be an issue, since you can always increase the font size on the handsets if you are having trouble viewing content on the screen at the stock DPI.

When you develop Android applications, using the Android Emulator to check the behaviour of your application on different kind of devices and configurations is an essential thing. With the tools offered by Google in the Android SDK, you can create virtual devices and define a lot specific parameters to emulate different configurations. For example, you can define screen size, resolution, RAM, internal memory or still sensors supported. There are a lot of possibilities. However, there is even a better feature offered by the Android Emulator. You can define specific skins to change the aspect of your Android Emulator.

Almost two months after the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge during Mobile World Congress 2016, Samsung has released Android Emulator’s skins for its two new flagships. Discover how to use these skins in your Android Emulator by following these easy steps :

1. We assume that you have already installed the Android SDK and Android Studio on your computer. The following steps cover only Android Studio because it’s the official IDE supported by Google to make Android applications.

2. Now, you must download the Samsung Android Emulator skins for Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge. For each skin, you can choose white or black color.

How to see more info on your galaxy s6 s7 or note 5’s screen with display scaling

For Samsung Galaxy S7 Emulator Skin, go here :

How to see more info on your galaxy s6 s7 or note 5’s screen with display scaling

For Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Emulator Skin, go here :

3. When downloads are done, extract the zip files in the path of your Android Studio installation that is like that : Android Studio > plugins > android > lib > device-art-resources

4. Now, you can launch Android Studio and go to Tools > Android > AVD manager entry

How to see more info on your galaxy s6 s7 or note 5’s screen with display scaling

5. In the AVD Manager windows, click on “Create Virtual Device”

How to see more info on your galaxy s6 s7 or note 5’s screen with display scaling

6. Click “New Hardware Profile” on the Virtual Device Configuration section

How to see more info on your galaxy s6 s7 or note 5’s screen with display scaling

7. Now, it’s the interesting part. You have to complete the fields with the specifications you would like to use.

How to see more info on your galaxy s6 s7 or note 5’s screen with display scaling

For Samsung Galaxy S7, specifications to enter are the following :

  • Screen Size : 5.1 inches
  • Resolution : 1440 x 2560
  • RAM : 4 GB
  • Internal memory : 32/64 GB
  • Card slot : microSD, up to 200 GB (dedicated slot)
  • Hardware buttons : Yes
  • Supported device states : Portrait and Landscape
  • Cameras : Front and Back
  • Sensors : Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass, Barometer, Heart Rate, SpO2

For Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, specifications to enter are the following :

  • Screen Size : 5.5 inches
  • Resolution : 1440 x 2560
  • RAM : 4 GB
  • Internal memory : 32/64 GB
  • Card slot : microSD, up to 200 GB (dedicated slot)
  • Hardware buttons : Yes
  • Supported device states : Portrait and Landscape
  • Cameras : Front and Back
  • Sensors : Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass, Barometer, Heart Rate, SpO2

8. In the Default skin section, pick the folder of zip file you have extracted previously in the device-art-resources folder.

How to see more info on your galaxy s6 s7 or note 5’s screen with display scaling

9. Now, you can select the system image you would like to use for new virtual device. You can choose Marshmallow or Lollipop.

How to see more info on your galaxy s6 s7 or note 5’s screen with display scaling

10. Once the configurations are ended, you can check all is correct and click on the finish button

How to see more info on your galaxy s6 s7 or note 5’s screen with display scaling

11. On the AVD Manager, you can see your new virtual device listed. To launch it, you have just to select if and click on the play icon

How to see more info on your galaxy s6 s7 or note 5’s screen with display scaling

12. After some seconds, may be minutes if your computer is slow, the Android Emulator skinned must appear on your screen.

How to see more info on your galaxy s6 s7 or note 5’s screen with display scaling

Note here that we have used a Samsung Galaxy S6 skin for the example but steps are the same for Samsung Galaxy S7 skin or some others skins you can find.

Like always, don’t forget that Android Emulator have some limitations compared to physical device. For example, it’s impossible to place or receive real phone calls, simulate USB connections, capture Camera / Video inputs, use device-attached headphones or still use Bluetooth. But, it stays a great tool that Android developers can’t ignore to test their applications.

It’s not often that wireless manufacturers have to issue a statement or recall of one of their devices, but just months after the Exploding Samsung Note 7 Debacle of 2016, Samsung devices are under scrutiny again. This time, consumers are reporting what is referred to as a pink line display problem, pictured here:

How to see more info on your galaxy s6 s7 or note 5’s screen with display scaling

While device owners once thought the pink line display issue was a software defect, Samsung claims it occurs because of damage to the device. According to a Tech Times article detailing the Galaxy s7 display issue, Samsung reported that the pink line appears randomly as a result of being dropped, regardless of whether the screen breaks or not. “Samsung has shared that the reason behind the appearance of the vertical purple stripe is because of damage to the device’s internal circuits, which are responsible for controlling the screen’s direction,” says reporter Anu Passary. However, many Galaxy S7 users insist they haven’t dropped or damaged their devices; the pink line showed up randomly during regular usage.

Until the real cause is determined, Fix It Fast wants customers to understand that this is a manufacturer defect. If you experience this issue, and your device has NO PHYSICAL DAMAGE, we recommend that you take your device back to where you originally purchased the it for a manufacturer warranty/exchange. On the other hand, if you’ve dropped or damaged your screen, our expert technicians can replace the screen and offer warranty for the new replacement screen. Please note that even with a new replacement screen, there is a possibility that the pink line can return if the cause is software related. If you do experience the pink line display issue again, remember, this IS NOT an issue with our repair or with the technician. The good news is, we can replace the screen through our warranty program if there is no damage to the digitizer and keep you going until Samsung offers a resolution.

Still not sure what to do about the pink line on your Samsung Galaxy s7 screen? Fix It Fast techs have all the details and can help you with next steps. Visit the nearest Fix It Fast location for your personal consultation.

*Image re-posted courtesy of Andriod Authority: http://www.androidauthority.com/samsung-galaxy-s7-edge-pink-line-display-problem-issue-744845/

7 Responses to “Samsung Galaxy S7 Pink Line Defect”

I have the Galaxy S7 Active, I too have the same problem, along with my home screen bleeding through any page I have open. If it was a dropped problem (which I have not), then 100’s of thousands of people would not be experiencing this. It is a manufacturing problem. With this and my washer/dryer problems, I’m 100% sure I’m leaving Samsung.

This is now my 4 warranty on my s7 active. Every single one of the got the pink line thru it. This is becoming ridiculous. The first 3 happened in the first 6 months, this last one lasted a little over a year. Get your shot together samsung.

Literally I have the same problem I have never dropped my phone or anything but there is still a pink line.I tried the dialpad and it DOES NOT work 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️ I’m now an apple user

I pinched the upper right corner of the phone right next to front camera, held pressure on it and the line disappeared.

I called Samsung. They offered to repair it. They said they would send me a envelope with a return address label. They never did. I was under the impression the rep. attempted to blame the problem on a broken or cracked screen.

I have two phones. One new and one older. Both have the same pink line in the same place. The new one right out of the box has the pink line. I tried the one fix where you go to the keypad for the phone and put in *#0*# which brings up a screen and set colors RED, BLUE, GREEN several times and it worked for awhile. Then the pink line showed up again and this time I can’t get it to go away. No I have never dropped the phone.

Is a big mess I can never continue using samsung in my life. What a disappointment.

Android Nougat update for Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge sets the default screen resolution to FHD 1080p. You can change the resolution of Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge to HD, FHD or QHD at any time.

The screen resolution of Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 is WQHD (2560*1440). But this does not mean the phone always works on this resolution after you applied the Android Nougat update for Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge.

The new default screen resolution in Android Nougat update for Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge is FHD 1080p

After you got the long-awaited Android Nougat update for Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, you may not notice the default screen resolution is actually Full HD 1080p (1920*1080).

Does it mean Android Nougat cannot handle WQHD?

Of course, not. Samsung scaled down the screen resolution of Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge in Android Nougat update to full HD because most users do not need WQHD for most apps and tasks.

In Android Nougat update for Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, you can actually set the screen resolution to HD 720p, or 1080p (full HD), or 1440p (WQHD).

Some performance modes can also adjust screen resolution of Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge automatically.

But the default screen resolution of 1080p probably is a good start point for most users.

Why Samsung scaled down the screen resolution in Android Nougat update for Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge?

The purpose of scaling down the screen resolution to full HD 1080p in Android Nougat update for Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge is to save battery.

When you have more pixels (i.e., higher resolution) to light up, you need to use more power.

For full HD, it requires about 2 million pixels. For WQHD (1440*2560), it requires about 3.7 million pixels.

So a rough estimation shows scaling back to full HD can save about 45% battery from the screen.

Is full HD resolution enough for Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge?

You may wonder whether this affects the “performance” of the screen.

The short answer is that for most owners, they cannot see any difference when the screen resolution was scaled down to full HD.

Human eyes always have a hard limit. Usually, when you hold your device 5 to 10 inches away from your eyes, human eyes cannot differentiate pixel density difference if the pixel density is higher than 300-400 ppi.

For Galaxy S7, the pixel density based on hardware specs, is about 577ppi. Galaxy S7 edge has a pixel density of about 534ppi.

If the screen resolution is scaled down to 1080p, even Galaxy S7 edge still has a pixel density of about 400ppi.

This is the reason why most owners of Galaxy S7 and S7 edge did not notice that the screen resolution was scaled down to 1080p after the Android Nougat update.

But sometimes, you may find WQHD 1440p is preferred, for example:

  • when you are using mobile VR on Galaxy S7 or S7 edge.
  • when you are editing photos or videos.
  • When you are watching 2K videos.

In these scenarios, full HD may be insufficient.

You should then change the screen resolution of Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge to 1440p.

Similarly, you may want to set the screen resolution to 720p if you want to save battery. But this usually not recommended for daily use because you are wasting your gorgeous screen.

How to change screen resolution of Galaxy S7 and S7 after Android Nougat update?

Please note, screen resolution of Galaxy S7 and S7 edge can be automatically adjusted when you choose different performance modes.

You can also manually change the default screen resolution settings for each mode in the corresponding mode settings

Anyway, you can always change the screen resolution of Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 in Settings— Display.

As shown below, in the Display settings page, current screen resolution is shown.

In the screenshot below, the default resolution of 1080p is active.

Tap Screen resolution as shown below.

You can now have 3 resolution options: HD, Full HD and WQHD.

Just drag the slider to to the corresponding options to select the resolution.

After selecting the screen resolution, you must tap Apply (marked as 2) as shown below to apply the setting.

Otherwise, the resolution will not be applied.

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Hello, I just bought this new galaxy s7 and it has the new update however I do not have all of the options on display, I’m trying to check the resolution but I can’t find it anywhere.

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My biggest pet peeve of Android is the DPI scaling (size the content is rendered on screen) that Google and other OEM’s choose for their devices. Large, beautiful displays are often marred by an endless array of status bar icons, thumb sized icons and huge UI elements.

So when the Android N preview launched with the ability to scale its DPI on the fly with no modification required I was ecstatic, as were many power users who had the same issue I did.

But that dream was short lived as I put down my N preview enabled Nexus 6 and went back to my Galaxy S7 Edge. For all of its outstanding features and vastly improved version of Android, Samsung has always had, in my opinion, one of the worst default DPI settings trumped only by the Nexus 6 and LG. Well there is now a way to change that, at least on the Samsung Galaxy S7.

Enter .DisplayScalingActivity

The hidden .DisplayScalingActivity Menu

YouВ would be hard pressed to find this menu it as it appears to be a hidden feature of TouchWiz on Marshmallow. Using the tried and true method of viewing launchable activities through the Nova LauncherВ “activities”В widget, I was able to find the .DisplayScalingActivity hidden right in plain sight as part of the Settings application.В Once you start the activity you are presented with a new Samsung styled settings window that allows you to choose between Standard and Condensed.

The standard DPI on the Galaxy S7 is (an obnoxious) 640, and I would put the Condensed view somewhere around 540. Once you make your selection you will be requested to reboot. Don’t be alarmed, upon a reboot my lockscreen was a little funky with the lock icon being about a third the way up the screen, but once everything was settled down the OS ran fluid and flawless with all applications seeing and adapting to the new DPI (it persists through a reboot and system update) — a Samsung first as many of you may know. You can see more messages on screen, the notification widgets panel feels more spacious and you can just generally have more content displayed on screen, check out the gallery below for a side by side comparison.

So how can you get this? Easier than you may expect:

  • DownloadВ Nova Launcher, you do not have to set it as a default, just launch it to access the home screen.
  • Go to the Widget Selection window by long pressing on the homescreen and selecting Widgets.
  • Choose the “Activities” widget by holding it down and dropping it on a homescreen.
  • After the list populates scroll down to “Settings” and then choose .DisplayScalingActivity (it should be the 4th one). It will create a new icon on your desktop.
  • Select the icon to open the menu and make your selection.
  • Reboot on the confirmation window and go back to your normal launcher after the reboot.В

Of course, the tried and true method of shell commands through adb remains useful, but having this built-in is also sweet for unrooted users who want to switch on the fly. We tend to give Samsung and TouchWiz a lot of flack for its software. But this is the third thing found in the N preview that were first a part of TouchWiz (MultiWindow, Notification Quick Toggles at the top, DPI Scaling), maybe Samsung is on to something?

In this head-to-head comparison, we look at the differences between Apple’s new iPad Pro with the M1 chip and Samsung’s latest 2-in-1 Android tablet.

How to see more info on your galaxy s6 s7 or note 5’s screen with display scaling

Without a doubt, Apple’s move to bring its M1 processor to the new iPad Pro is a huge deal. For years Apple has touted the iPad Pro as a potential laptop replacement—and now, the 2-in-1 tablet will actually run a laptop processor thanks to the inclusion of the M1. The Apple-developed chip has already appeared in Macs including the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air, and now is even coming to the iMac. But Apple’s new iPad Pro is not alone among powerful 2-in-1 tablets on the market right now. And if you’re more inclined to use an Android tablet, you might want to check out one of Samsung’s latest offerings—the Galaxy Tab S7. Like the iPad Pro, the tablet comes in two sizes, with the larger size known as the Galaxy Tab S7 Plus. Along with strong performance and a choice of sizes, other similarities between the Galaxy Tab S7 and Apple’s new iPad Pro include 5G connectivity and support for an enhanced keyboard and stylus.

Which of the two tablets is the better fit for you? In the following slides, we compare Apple’s new iPad Pro (M1) vs Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S7 on price, features and specs.

Apple’s new iPad Pro offers two display sizes, with the smaller model featuring an 11-inch display. The display on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 also measures 11 inches. For the larger models, the iPad Pro display reaches 12.9 inches, while the Galaxy Tab S7 Plus is not quite as large at 12.4 inches.

Both displays offer vibrant and colorful image quality, though only the Samsung tablets offer OLED displays. Apple sticks with LCD, but does upgrade the iPad Pro display technology on the 12.9-inch model. The larger model offers what Apple is calling its Liquid Retina XDR display, which makes use of mini-LED technology; the technology includes 10,000 LEDs to create a more-realistic visual experience, Apple said. The brightness on the 12.9-inch iPad Pro can reach up to 1,000 nits for full screen, and up to 1,600 nits for peak brightness. Maximum brightness on the 11-inch iPad Pro is 600 nits. The iPad Pro models both include resolution of 264 pixels per inch (ppi).

For the Galaxy Tab S7 and S7 Plus, resolution is similar at 276 ppi and 266 ppi, respectively. The tablets offer high brightness at 500 nits, though not quite as high as the iPad Pro brightness. Both the iPad Pro and Galaxy Tab S7 also offer a 120hz refresh rate for smoother display motion. All in all, users should not be disappointed with the display quality on either tablet as both offer some of the very best display technologies available in 2021.