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http://www.amazon.co.uk/Smart-S1-Android-Tablet-RK3066-performance/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?

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"cheap" "android tablet" <- there's your problem
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can you provide a screen shot?

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

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[quote name='littleneutrino' timestamp='1356618651' post='595417864']
can you provide a screen shot?

Just press and hold the Volume Down and Power buttons at the same time.
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The screenshot will most likely look correct because it will be displayed at your display's native resolution, therefor looking correct :|
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Modify it to look like a Nexus 7
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMsxhMZz9Fw

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

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[img]http://localhostr.com/files/FCUyc3M/Screenshot_2012-12-27-14-37-28.png[/img]

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....

[quote name='arachnoid' timestamp='1356618971' post='595417878']
Modify it to look like a Nexus 7
[url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMsxhMZz9Fw"]https://www.youtube....h?v=oMsxhMZz9Fw[/url]
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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 :)

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

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Factory reset ?

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[quote name='RatherLargeBear' timestamp='1356620030' post='595417928']
Take a photo of it with a digital camera or phone?
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[img]http://localhostr.com/files/Z54HBu0/DSC_0420.jpg[/img]
[img]http://localhostr.com/files/nvJTRBR/lalala.png[/img]

Perspective correction applied to photo, next to screenshot:
[img]http://localhostr.com/files/fsjTtMV/DSC_0420.jpg[/img]

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

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[quote name='nik louch' timestamp='1356621036' post='595417972']
And you've not messed with DPI settings or such?
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No, but I have just looked into it, not sure if it would fix anything.

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

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

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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.

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

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[quote name='arachnoid' timestamp='1356622713' post='595418032']
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.
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It's apparent when using the device that everything is stretched, I just opened firefox with that circle image to make it easier to see. It's even clear that the circle you drag to unlock is elongated too.

The only thing I can see with display options that are relevant are for HDMI and they dont seem to affect the actual devices screen

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I think you may got a bad screen tablet cause it look fine in the video here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUUw8xvGSko

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[quote name='giannisgx89' timestamp='1356623961' post='595418074']
I think you may got a bad screen tablet cause it look fine in the video here
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUUw8xvGSko[/media]
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Yours does look right :/

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I think the best way to describe the problem is as though it's trying to display everything at 4:3 and then stretching it to 16:9, that's why the stretching is more pronounced in portrait mode... :/

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[quote name='Mark' timestamp='1356791258' post='595421594']
I think the best way to describe the problem is as though it's trying to display everything at 4:3 and then stretching it to 16:9, that's why the stretching is more pronounced in portrait mode... :/
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Did you try a factory reset in the end?

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[quote name='Detection' timestamp='1356791897' post='595421606']
Did you try a factory reset in the end?
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No but I found another forum where someone described the exact same issue. They put it down to the fact that jelly bean doesn't expect such a low resolution to begin with so the maker of the device must have done some weird scaling/stretching trick for it to work at all :/

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[quote name='Mark' timestamp='1356888658' post='595423484']
No but I found another forum where someone described the exact same issue. They put it down to the fact that jelly bean doesn't expect such a low resolution to begin with so the maker of the device must have done some weird scaling/stretching trick for it to work at all :/
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Seems strange, I've never seen any hacks that allow resolution change for Android, only LCD Density modding from /system/build.prop

EDIT - Probably the same forum you found but explains the issue
[url="http://androidforums.com/archos-7/565908-archos-7-800x480-tablets.html"]http://androidforums...80-tablets.html[/url]


Someone managed to find some settings you can change but so far has not fixed it
[url="http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10674070/cheap-android-7-tablet-800x480-wrong-aspect-ratio-circles-look-like-ellipsi"]http://stackoverflow...ok-like-ellipsi[/url]


lcd_dclk_freq = 33
lcd_if = 0
lcd_hbp = 46
lcd_ht = 1055
lcd_vbp = 23
lcd_vt = 1050

[font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]At a guess I would say V=Vertical and H=Horizontal [/font]

[font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]You'd need root to edit those files though[/font]

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[quote name='Detection' timestamp='1356889584' post='595423504']
Seems strange, I've never seen any hacks that allow resolution change for Android, only LCD Density modding from /system/build.prop

EDIT - Probably the same forum you found but explains the issue
[url="http://androidforums.com/archos-7/565908-archos-7-800x480-tablets.html"]http://androidforums...80-tablets.html[/url]


Someone managed to find some settings you can change but so far has not fixed it
[url="http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10674070/cheap-android-7-tablet-800x480-wrong-aspect-ratio-circles-look-like-ellipsi"]http://stackoverflow...ok-like-ellipsi[/url]


lcd_dclk_freq = 33
lcd_if = 0
lcd_hbp = 46
lcd_ht = 1055
lcd_vbp = 23
lcd_vt = 1050

[font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]At a guess I would say V=Vertical and H=Horizontal [/font]

[font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]You'd need root to edit those files though[/font]
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Oh well, at least it's my girlfriends and not mine :)

Still annoying but I'll be getting a tablet with 1280x800 :D

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[quote name='Mark' timestamp='1356891807' post='595423544']
Oh well, at least it's my girlfriends and not mine :)

Still annoying but I'll be getting a tablet with 1280x800 :D
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Yea, mine is 1280x800, I tried looking for that file on mine but seems its not there

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maybe you need update it with a software.

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