Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
listentochaos

Best DPI setting?

Recommended Posts

I've set mine to 240 as this is one of the "generalized" DPI settings as documented here https://developer.android.com/guide/practices/screens_support.html and https://www.captechconsulting.com/blog/steven-byle/understanding-density-independence-android

(Sent via mobile hence sloppy formatting)

Edited by CaptainMidnight
  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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
Edited by Rusty!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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:

 

 

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.