11-12-2013 10:26 AM
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  1. kappa011's Avatar
    Hi, everybody, this is my first post here...

    Has anyone noticed screen resolution (apparently) dropped after GDR3 Update?

    I've got HTC 8x, and when visiting What is my screen resolution it used to show 1280x720 as my screen res.

    But, after GDR3 Update, the same website reports my screen resolution as 338 x 601px! Ridiculous figures (but, hey, a least the aspect is about right - 16:9)! At first, I thought the site went wacko but, after I found several other sites with the same purpose (and outcome), it turned out that this is a real deal, unfortunately. As a result, some of my web applications cannot resize properly to fit WP8 users' screens, because JavaScript auto-detect functions can't determine the right numbers (Ah, yes, I am a .NET developer).

    I have checked every single thing that crossed my mind - like "easy access" and such - for features that might have gotten turned on (or off) by accident and have anything to do with screen resolution, but no luck! IE settings "mobile or desktop version" has nothing to do with it, either. GDR3 Update is my number one suspect now, messing with HD resolution support and stuff...

    So, if there's anybody willing to visit any similar check-my-screen-res location and report the results here?

    Cheers.
    Last edited by Muessig; 11-07-2013 at 12:33 PM. Reason: Title typo
    11-05-2013 05:40 PM
  2. Rem97's Avatar
    Yeah I'm getting the same 338x601 on my 8X :O. Do you have any idea as to what's going on, have I lost pixels all of a sudden lol.
    11-05-2013 05:53 PM
  3. PB_H's Avatar
    On my 810 it says 356 x 593 but it's "400 x 800"
    considering that your is 1280 x720 and mine is "bigger" (thicker) than yours is
    211108 vs 203128 pixels
    I think it's irrelevant and wack at best.

    I'm a photographer and I've seen no difference in screen resolution since I installed GDR3
    -I would notice.
    11-05-2013 05:53 PM
  4. kappa011's Avatar
    Thanks for a quick response, guys...

    Well, it might be some kind of a quirk and, for the most part, it's irrelevant when it comes to everyday use. Then again, I'm 100% sure that a couple of weeks ago I was getting a steady 1280x720 as it's supposed to be and - more important - my web apps worked flawlessly. I have already made JS code adjustments, so it's not a big deal anymore, but it's annoying nevertheless.

    Anyone without GDR3/GDR2 Update to confirm?

    @Rem97 - Bring my pixels back, goddammit!
    Last edited by kappa011; 11-05-2013 at 06:17 PM.
    11-05-2013 06:04 PM
  5. Kavu2's Avatar
    I have a HTC 8x GDR2 and show 720x1280 in Hardware Tests app
    >>>> Hardware Tests | System info | Device

    At the 'What is my screen resolution' website, it reads the same....720x1280
    ...so my HTC is showing the correct resolution. Maybe recheck the website... glitches happen on the web
    11-05-2013 07:25 PM
  6. PB_H's Avatar
    I have a HTC 8x GDR2 and show 720x1280 in Hardware Tests app
    >>>> Hardware Tests | System info | Device

    At the 'What is my screen resolution' website, it reads the same....720x1280


    ...so my HTC is showing the correct resolution. Maybe recheck the website... glitches happen on the web
    It's interesting that yours reads correctly at the website, post a screen shot will ya ?
    Thanks
    11-05-2013 07:55 PM
  7. tungha's Avatar
    why so worried about it? I think it's just the bug from the IE of GDR3, that caused the js to recognize wrong screen resolution, it should be fix on the latest update 3
    11-05-2013 08:18 PM
  8. rcazador's Avatar
    Don't you get to see the resolution in the about phone under settings?

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk
    11-05-2013 08:56 PM
  9. Kavu2's Avatar
    Here's the screen shot...
    Note the properties of the screen shot also indicate that my camera took the screen image at 720x1280
    Attached Thumbnails wp_ss_20131105_0001.png   picproperties.png  
    11-05-2013 09:41 PM
  10. PB_H's Avatar
    Here's the screen shot...
    Note the properties of the screen shot also indicate that my camera took the screen image at 720x1280
    Interesting no one (so far) has been able to duplicate that
    -must be post GDR3 and not GDR2
    11-05-2013 10:31 PM
  11. PB_H's Avatar
    That tester is pretty faulty, only shows two updates on my phone, one when I first got my phone (OTA T Mobile) and GDR3, but completely missed Amber/GRD2 which was bigger than GDR3 by a long shot. I also think it just takes some of the information that's written into the phone -like screen resolution - under System Information -it's doesn't test for that as far as I can see.
    I say bogus -faulty at best.
    Last edited by PB_H; 11-05-2013 at 11:06 PM.
    11-05-2013 10:55 PM
  12. Kavu2's Avatar
    >PB_H
    "-must be post GDR3 and not GDR2 "

    Just so there's no confusion/misunderstanding here....my phone is at GDR2 not GDR3....I'm on Verizon and haven't received the GDR3 update, nor have I d/l the Developer Preview version. I'm not having any issue w/my resolution and only posted to show that the website was reading my screen correctly and in good working order when I checked my phone resolution there.
    11-05-2013 11:26 PM
  13. taymur's Avatar
    yeah nokia lumia 920 also, 3xx X 6xx, that's why the websites are not working properly and I have to zoom most of them in to get it right. did anyone try a different browser?
    11-06-2013 12:08 AM
  14. PB_H's Avatar
    I'm not having any problems with resolution it's just that link doesn't see my phone correctly
    therefore it doesn't bother me, my 810's still full resolution, photo info and most importantly my eyes say so.
    recent picture info from Olympus Viewer 3 photo editing software
    screen-resolution.jpg
    Last edited by PB_H; 11-06-2013 at 05:00 AM.
    11-06-2013 04:29 AM
  15. mariusmuntean's Avatar
    Same result here. I think the website cannot read correctly for monile IE
    11-06-2013 04:44 AM
  16. AlexanderPD's Avatar
    Lumia 925 from GDR2 amber: correct answer from the site! 768*1280
    11-06-2013 05:47 AM
  17. iAdrian23's Avatar
    hTC 8X





    Why is there a white line at the bottom of the app? ^ (Open it in a new page and watch :()
    11-06-2013 06:17 AM
  18. PB_H's Avatar
    Lumia 925 from GDR2 amber: correct answer from the site! 768*1280
    Title of thread:
    Screen resolution (apparently) dropped after GD(R)3 Update?

    Am I missing something
    11-06-2013 12:53 PM
  19. Chief_Adu's Avatar
    The resolution of my phone also dropped o.O (HTC 8X - GDR3)
    11-06-2013 01:26 PM
  20. PB_H's Avatar
    The resolution of my phone also dropped o.O (HTC 8X - GDR3)
    It didn't drop, take a picture transfer it to your pc or mac and open Properties/details for that file,
    it will be whatever it was before. - if it were actually 338 x 601 it would stick out like a sore thumb as the saying goes.

    This is a "the sky is falling" thread/scare nothing more.
    11-06-2013 02:25 PM
  21. eric12341's Avatar
    Yup something isn't right about how that website is seeing IE, all other sites would complain about low resolution if that were actually the case.
    11-06-2013 03:31 PM
  22. luk3ja's Avatar
    IE is reporting the CSS pixels which I think is correct, rather than the actual display resolution which it was doing before. I think it was wrong before but is fixed now. I think GDR3 involved a lot of bug fixes, I noticed one bug that has been there since WP7 first came out and they've finally fixed it in GDR3!!! It was a unsightly gap above the keyboard in any app that had an app bar but now there is no gap!
    Chief_Adu and krishna T like this.
    11-06-2013 08:05 PM
  23. Catalin Esanu's Avatar
    8X GDR3 - 338x601
    11-07-2013 06:02 AM
  24. luk3ja's Avatar
    I've done lots of testing and I was right, the lower resolution you are being reported is CSS pixels, ALL phones do this as this is the way it should be. So actually it was a bug before and GDR 3 fixed it! :) I've tested on Android, iPhone and iPad and ALL report lower resolution than their actual screens resolution because this is how mobile web browsers work so that they can display things in an easy to view scale. For example if you had a 1080p screen on a 4 inch device everything would be TINY and websites would think you were on a laptop and would refuse to display the mobile version of the site so it reports itself as a lower resolution to stop this from happening and to let mobile websites know that it is a mobile device. I'm glad they fixed it! :)
    foxbat121 and eric12341 like this.
    11-07-2013 06:35 AM
  25. montsa007's Avatar
    Wow am I surprised to visit this thread just while am upgrading my 1020 to GDR 3 preview?
    11-07-2013 08:42 AM
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