You can now choose from multiple display scaling (DPI) settings with the new firmwares on Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge through Display Scaling option. The Condensed setting allows you to fit more on your display by scaling the content in view appropriately. Google is working on this feature with Android N but with Samsung, they have already integrated it in their Marshmallow firmware. To find out how to use the new Condensed option in Display Scaling, read below.
Custom ROMs like CyanogenMod have been behind features like these since the very start but it is good to see the very features making to official releases from Samsung and soon, Google as well. As we mentioned previously, we require you to have latest firmware updates running on your Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge. If you haven’t already, please consult the following update guides.
If you are unfamiliar with Display Scaling, basically put, it will allow you to better utilize your high resolution phone. The S7 flagships come with 2K screens which are actually quite sharper than the old 1080p resolution we got used too. This high resolution and large screen size goes to waste when each icon is magnified to match the same size as a 1080p screen. So for users who have good eye sight and would love to sacrifice text-size over content, display scaling is available.
How to activate Condensed Display Scaling on Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge
Be sure to already have your phone updated to the latest firmware.
Step 1 – Go to the Settings app on your phone.
Step 2 – Click on Display option.
Step 3 – You should be seeing a new option called Display Scaling, click on it. Now select Condensed.
That’s basically it! Yes, a 4-click procedure. It shouldn’t be a surprise as Samsung is working towards maintaining a simple UI for its users.