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Disable Smart Resolution to get the most from the Huawei P30

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Disable Smart Resolution to get the most from the Huawei P30

The handset’s FHD+ screen makes it unbearable when it’s on

The Huawei P30 and Huawei P30 Pro have an abundance of useful software tricks up their sleeve to reduce power consumption, one of which is Smart Resolution — an AI-driven feature that lowers the resolution when it sees fit to preserve power.

That may seem like a fantastic idea, in most instances it isn’t necessary. We, for example, have been using the Huawei P30 Pro for a short while, and have found Smart Resolution to cut in when the handset has more than 50% of charge.

If the Huawei P30 had a 2K screen that reduced to FHD+ to conserve power it wouldn’t be such a big deal — but it doesn’t. It has a FHD+ screen that drops to HD+ when Smart Resolution kicks in, and that’s a considerable dip in clarity.

With that in mind, we’d recommend disabling Smart Resolution so you can get the very most from your Huawei P30, opting to instead decrease the resolution by hand when you’re running low on juice, which can be done in no more than a few taps.

How to disable Smart Resolution on the Huawei P30

  1. Navigate into Settings.
  2. Select Display.
  3. Tap Screen Resolution.
  4. Flip the switch next to Smart Resolution to Off.

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