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It's just the equivalent of bumping up the screen resolution on your PC.

 

Also, you don't need to root to change you DPI

 

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It's just the equivalent of bumping up the screen resolution on your PC.

 

Also, you don't need to root to change you DPI

adb shell wm density xxx

 

I guess most people keep their flatscreen monitors running at their native resolutions though.

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It's more suttle than that - you always have the same screen resolution, but the relative size of the icons / text etc are either increased or reduced.

 

Reducing the DPI setting enables smaller icons etc i.e. more can be seen on the screen. With a high resolution 'small' screen you can slightly reduce icon detail etc (based on your perception / preference) but generate increased useable screen area.

 

Hence a reduction in the default DPI down to a very usable 240 has increased my effective useable screen size - although the overall screen resolution has never changed.

 

Similar results (for on-screen icons) can also be gained by customisable launchers like Apex Launcher - where you can 'scale' on-screen icon sizes - but this won't adjust text and menu sizes etc. :ninja:

 

 

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