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How to Change Screen Resolution on Huawei P20 Pro

Here are instructions on how users can change screen resolution on the latest Huawei P20 Pro flagship smartphone. Coming with a large 6.1 inch display, users can easily modify the screen resolution to their liking on the new P20 Pro.  Recently, smartphone screens have grown in size quite considerably making them cumbersome for one handed use. Also, with increasing size, the resolutions have also grown to make for crisper text and better visuals. However, people who have viewing disabilities such as weak vision, they can easily decrease screen resolution to have bigger text and icons. Read ahead on how you can modify screen resolution on Huawei P20 Pro running Android 8.1 Oreo.

A hidden benefit to utilizing a lower screen resolution is battery life. As the processor has to address lesser amount of pixels, you can easily gain few points in battery percentage. Further, not that Huawei P20 Pro is any slouch but a lower resolution should also increase GPU and CPU performance leading to better frame rates for high demanding games. All in all, it is always good to have customization options and we appreciate Huawei for including an option to change the screen resolution.

Change Screen Resolution on Huawei P20 Pro

Emotion UI is Huawei’s own Android skin that it utilizes on each of its smartphones making the P20 Pro no exception. This overlay allows for a good amount of modifications to system properties allowing for totally unique setups. As a starting point, we do recommend you experiment which resolution you like the best by following the instructions detailed right ahead.

NOTE: This post is part of our series of Huawei P20 Pro tips and tricks. For more such tips, check out our P20 Pro Features section.

How to Change Screen Resolution on Huawei P20 Pro

Follow these steps to modify screen resolution on Huawei P20 Pro.

Step 1 – Go to Settings app. You can do this by accessing the shortcut on your home screen or by using the gear button located on the notification pull down.

Step 3 – Once in the Settings options, go to the Display section.

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Step 4 – From this section, you need to tap on Screen resolution.

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Step 5 – Now, choose from the option you would like to set your P20 Pro to. We recommend trying the other option than the one set previously and utilize it for few hours before sticking with one setting permanently.

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That’s about all! You can follow these same steps to either increase or decrease screen resolution on Huawei P20 Pro. Do let us know which resolution option is the best in the comments below.

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1 Comment

  • If you do this you will break the video on the camera at 60 FPS. Also other resolutions. The 720p downscale breaks it.

    Best to be avoided.

    Unless it’s been fixed in pie.

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