Lumia 830 scaling enabled to make it "act" like a 1080p screen?


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When ditching phones like the Lumia Icon/1520, I was actually glad to be returning to 720p for a couple reasons.

- Chaos Rings and Order & Chaos both have severe graphical issues on 1080p screens.
- Final Fantasy III is letterboxed on 1080p screens
- Nike+ Kinect and Metro Facebook (two of my most used apps) have horrible letterboxing on 1080p screens
- Two rows of tiles just looks better to me, an option that was absent on 1080p displays. all this sounds dandy right? I'd downgrade to a 720p screen and be rid of all the woes I ran into trying to upgrade to stronger, higher-res hardware... yet every owner of the 830 can see that these 1080p issues are existing on a 720p screen. My Lumia 1020 is now the property of my wife... and all this just looks great on her screen with proper screen usage and she has the two row option that I figured would be native to everything with a 720p screen... any insiders able to see whether or not the scaling factor was changed to make this seem like a higher-res display than it is?

I was really looking forward to having my Chaos Rings playable again :(


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I'm not sure I understand what you're saying. Are you saying that the start screen's width in small tiles is dependent on the resolution? Fairly certain it's the screen size, actually.

Regardless, I'm afraid I know of no method that allows you to change the scaling (on my RM-985, at least).

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Any form of letterbox issues you had with 1080p will be the same on 720p, the reason for it is it is the exact same aspect ratio, ie 16:9. Older lumias had 15:9, like the 1020 (1280x768 on the 1020 and 925 compared to 1280x720 of 720p and 1920x1080 of 1080p)

Applications having issues with this simply show they suffer from bad coding. Regarding the third row on homescreen, have you tried swapping to the largest possible tiles? even with three rows the largest tiles really should be large enough.
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