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Bought a Cheap Android Tablet, Weird Resolution Problem


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#1 Mark

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 14:20

http://www.amazon.co...e/dp/B009JT0KOE

Quoted resolution is
800*480

But everything on the screen seems stretched.

It's as though it isn't running the native resolution. Circles become ovals, squares become rectangles and text is quite clearly taller than it's supposed to be.

Any ideas how to fix this? Even if it means rooting it and editing some files?


#2 airedwin

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 14:30

"cheap" "android tablet" <- there's your problem

#3 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 14:30

can you provide a screen shot?

Just press and hold the Volume Down and Power buttons at the same time.

#4 OP Mark

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 14:34

can you provide a screen shot?

Just press and hold the Volume Down and Power buttons at the same time.


The screenshot will most likely look correct because it will be displayed at your display's native resolution, therefor looking correct :|

#5 arachnoid

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 14:36

Modify it to look like a Nexus 7


#6 OP Mark

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 14:37

Oh and it seems that the problem is more pronounced in portrait mode

#7 OP Mark

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 14:45

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Looks fine on other screens see!

So the display is either:

Higher resolution than they state and it scales the UI down, or the opposite... Hmmm....

Modify it to look like a Nexus 7
https://www.youtube....h?v=oMsxhMZz9Fw


Already did this btw, I didn't intend to make mine look like a nexus 7 but with that launcher, I thought it sort of did :)

#8 RatherLargeBear

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 14:53

Take a photo of it with a digital camera or phone?

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 15:02

Factory reset ?

#10 OP Mark

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 15:06

Take a photo of it with a digital camera or phone?


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#11 +Nik L

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 15:10

And you've not messed with DPI settings or such?

#12 OP Mark

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 15:15

And you've not messed with DPI settings or such?


No, but I have just looked into it, not sure if it would fix anything.

#13 grabageek

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 15:28

Maybe your tablet exists in a different space and time and things appear different there to the human eye...................

"Come on guys work with me here I am making this S#!T up as I go along" :)

#14 arachnoid

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 15:38

Did you have a look through the settings menu for a stretch image or similar option?
EDIT or in the viewer software that your using.

#15 +Nik L

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 15:43

^ Raises a good question: Is it just in this app, or throughout?