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1080p high-end smartphones will be the norm by mid-2013

0. phoneArena 27 Nov 2012, 03:18 posted on

The HTC Droid DNA started the 5-inch 1080p screen era in the United States just last week, but it is just the first of many devices with such insanely detailed screens coming up…

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posted on 27 Nov 2012, 03:23 11

1. tedkord (Posts: 12243; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Nice that tech is progressing, but is 1080p necessary for a 5 inch screen? Its just that many more pixels your GPU/CPU will need to render, potentially slowing it down. And for what? Will there human eye even be able to detect the difference?

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 03:27 3

3. jove39 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


You got a point...but then may I ask you...do we need smartphones at all? People have been living 10 years ago as well...most of them without smartphones! Just saying :)

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 03:40 7

7. Lawliet (Posts: 160; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)


But we notice differences when we have smartphones and when we don't.

However, the same thing can probably not be said with 1080p screen.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 05:39 2

30. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 382; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)


You say that you can't distinguish between 300 and 400 ppi but have you seen the HTC 1080p display? I haven't... so I don't have much to account for... but I am sure that 1080p videos will be looking much better :)

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 04:56 2

20. infernal88 (Posts: 113; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


do we need cars at all ? ppl havebeen living 100 years ago as well ..mosth of them without cars !

just change " car " put any invention and it will work :P

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 03:58 3

12. MeoCao (unregistered)


Almost all reviews say DNA/Butterfly's screen is a huge improvement.

Don't buy into what Apple's tries to sell with their "Retina" garbage.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 05:12 1

26. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


I do not think Retina is garbage. It just was the state of art of its time. Now it is Androids mobile phone era and they set new standarts.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 05:38 1

29. MeoCao (unregistered)


I don't say about the technology per se but about Apple's marketing tactics.

Apple tries to make people believe that iPhone pixel density is the maximum quality that humans can perceive. Anything more is waste. iPhone is never surpassed by law of nature.

Many believe in it and Retina exists in many people's minds.

But now it's proved not true, and even 440 ppi may not be the limit.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 07:12 1

33. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


It goes fine for the mass-market.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 13:02 1

40. iDroid8 (Posts: 155; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


retina is just a term used for screens with 300+ppi
its not something only apple has!

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 19:25

42. MeoCao (unregistered)


Retina is Apple's trademark dude, and the idea behind Retina is wrong.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 04:34 1

16. SherlockHolmes (Posts: 125; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


Have you seen that video of Htc Droid Dna vs LG Optimus G ?
Bith have Same specs then also Droid DNa is much faster in all the Benchmark tests ~~!!

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 05:02 1

23. redmd (Posts: 1279; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


software optimization should also be included in that "same specs".

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 05:10

25. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


You are right, tedkord, but as long as technology (performance and battery life) can handle it, why not?

High-end Android phones are there to fullfill the dreams of tech fans like us, after all!

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 05:47 1

31. CellularNinja (Posts: 306; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)


I agree. I would like them to start working on battery technology, honestly. Double the battery, but keep it at the same size. I mean, if they can manage to go from four cores to eight, and from 250 ppi to 441 ppi, then I'm sure they can improve the battery. The focus on it just isn't there.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 12:54 1

37. iDroid8 (Posts: 155; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


No is the answer
as steve jobs said, above 300ppi the huamn eye can't detect individual pixels(no, not even if it's pentile) so pushing it beyond 400 seems a bit insane
like, its just detected by a microscope and youare putting that for show off? just coz the competition has it? or you haven't got anything "new" to offer? which can actually be classified as innovation?
else even apple can put together a 5"FHD screen,3GB RAM, octa core processor, 16MP camera, 5MP front camera and the likes
just sayin.....

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 03:30 2

6. jove39 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Love the way technology is moving in phone world...bring 1080p on 6" Note-III

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 04:56 1

19. redmd (Posts: 1279; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


I want that! But rumour is just 5.8 inches 1080p screen. for sure the battery is upped again. and Samsung will take my money once again.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 03:41 8

8. rocketlog (Posts: 26; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)


This means 300+ ppi smartphones will get cheaper so I don't see why anyone should be complaining when this becomes the norm.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 03:55 3

9. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


FOR SCIENCE!

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 03:57

10. mahmoodh (Posts: 17; Member since: 10 Nov 2012)


if 5 inch full HD screen is gonna be the norm in 2013, then that would include iphone too ryt? or are they still gonna stick with their 4 inch 326 ppi retina display?

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 04:58

21. redmd (Posts: 1279; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


and it's called iPhone 5S.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 05:02 2

24. dickwyn (Posts: 621; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Apple is just going to double the resolution

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 03:58 2

11. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 992; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Awesome stuff :) cant wait to get my 5inch HD1080P smartphone next year, gotta love how Androids are always pushing the boundaries, i remember how a certain group of fans of a certain phone blabbered on about high PPI in their Jesusphone, now Androids have shot right passed it headed to +400PPI. :D

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 05:36

28. someones4 (Posts: 625; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


And there goes the last of the jesusphone's advantage

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 10:28 1

36. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


That's what I'm waiting for also. I'm skipping ALL 2012 phones for a 2013 FULL HD PHONES 5" CAN'T WAIT

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 03:59 1

13. Bozzor (Posts: 182; Member since: 02 May 2012)


I can see Apple now seriously looking at an iPhone Pro, with 4.5-5.0 inch screen, 2272 x 1280 screen. It would be similar choice to the iPad and iPad mini...

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 05:35

27. someones4 (Posts: 625; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


perhaps two years later...

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 04:05

14. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


im waiting for a 1080p phone display that can last atleast for two days....

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 04:49 2

17. kainy (Posts: 165; Member since: 10 Aug 2011)


I need to see a real life comparison between 720p and 1080p displays to justify the need for the more pixel density... I personally think that bigger resolution is just an overkill, we have 720p screens and we cannot notice any pixels... why do we need more? Bigger screen = sucking more battery, without the need of it, that's all that i can say. We have some pixel density as a standard now... so if a tablet needs 1080p display or more it's ok... but a phone?

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