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6 Tips to Improve Your Android Smartphone’s Display

by: - Last updated on: August 21st, 2017

Smartphone displays have never been in a better state. Regardless of the price segment, manufacturers’ continuous push to outrun one another has led to a democratization of high-resolution panels, previously which were limited to the flagship market. However, there is still a slew of tips you can employ for improving the experience on Android. Hence, in this article, we discuss a bunch of them.

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sRGB Mode

Most OEMs nowadays offer RGB-enabled screens out-of-the-box. RGB, for the uninitiated, essentially means all the colors which can be created using Red, Green, and Blue. However, Android isn’t entirely calibrated to this setting and as a result, displays tend to be oversaturated and exhibit inaccurate colors.

Fortunately, many phones now come with an option for switching to sRGB which in layman’s terms, basically is a subset of RGB and more importantly, well-suited to Android’s native profile. It’s also easier on the eyes as colors are relatively less sharp. The setting is, in most cases, available in the developer options under “Picture colour mode”. But some Android skins also have a display calibration where you need to select the “standard” tuning.

Night Mode

Screens, in general, aren’t particularly healthy for eyes if you’re constantly glued to them, especially during the night. However, enabling the “night mode” on your phone can reduce the blue light impact. The option is usually available under the display settings. Although, if the OEM hasn’t provided it, you can use apps such as Twilight. This might seem a tad uncomfortable at first glance but you will definitely get used to it in a couple of minutes.

Display Size

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Want to see more or less content on your screen at once? Try changing the screen density. On a system level, it alters the size of your phone’s various software elements. For instance, you can view a few more rows of WhatsApp chats by lowering the size and vice-versa. The tweak should be present under “display size” or “DPI”.

Screen Dimmer

There’s a limit to which you can dim the display’s brightness. Fortunately, there’s an app called “Screen Dimmer” that lets you go beyond that. It functions by adding an extra layer of filter over what you see normally. You can further modify the opacity, the shade colour. For a more natural experience, you should, of course, choose black. You’ll have to opt it for the Pro version, though.

Rounded Corners

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Most smartphones’ chassis have rounded corners. However, screens still have a more rectangular shape fabricating a rather incoherent look. Samsung and LG, hence this year, put an end to that at least on their flagship lineups. Consequently, tons of apps popped up on the Play Store to bring rounded screen corners to any Android phone out there. To get started, download this app, grant the necessary permissions and you are good to go.

Pixoff

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Lastly, a free app – Pixoff – that can save your phone’s battery by disabling an array of pixels. Here’s how it works – Pixoff, based on a defined pattern, shuts down a bunch of rows or columns of pixels. As a result, your screen consumes relatively less power. Don’t worry, you’ll be able to use your phone without any hassles but it won’t be as sharp as it is normally. Pixoff is free and you can download it from this link.

That’s it for this article, do let us know in the comments section if we missed a good one.

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