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Galaxy S21 Ultra owners — what screen resolution are you using?

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (Image credit: Hayato Huseman / Android Central)

The Galaxy S21 Ultra is a phone that has a lot going for it, and for a lot of people, one of its biggest draws is the display. Samsung went all-out with the S21 Ultra's screen, allowing you to run a Quad HD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate at the same time.

This obviously puts more strain on battery life, but if you want the sharpest and smoothest display experience possible, you can get exactly that on the S21 Ultra. Alternatively, you can keep that smooth 120Hz setting and lower the resolution to Full HD+ for a more modest experience.

A few of our AC forum members have been discussing which resolution they have their S21 Ultra set at, with the conversation going as follows:

Just turned WQHD on today and so far it seems a good bit more brutal on the battery. Mine is an Exynos phone.

fuzzylumpkin

I like lots of detail, so I've used WQHD ever since the Note4. Now I've got 120Hz along with WQHD. Battery life is still great (see my post in the Battery Life thread), but I'm sure it'd last even longer with different settings.

Gary02468

There is battery difference, but I'm thinking is sticking with WQHD.

Catman51

I currently use WQHD with adaptive 120hz, but I don't a lot of heavy stuff. Mostly surfing the web while at work, light emailing, chatting with friends, streaming a little music, and watching some YouTube. I ended up with in the 60s% when I got home from work. It seems to work out fine for me if my battery % is normal for what I'm doing.

sdsubball23

Now, we want to hear from you! If you have a Galaxy S21 Ultra, what screen resolution are you using?

Join the conversation in the forums!

Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.

4 Comments
  • FHD and Adaptive refresh. I'm getting 2 full days of use without holding back.
  • Most consumers bought this phone for the purpose of using the 120hz display, anything less is just plain 🤪!
  • WQHD+ with adaptive rate up to 120 hz.
  • I'm running mine at QHD+/120hz. I feel like anyone who runs anything less is slapping Samsung in the face for bringing us cutting edge technology.