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Huawei CEO explains why the octa-core powered Huawei Honor 3X has 720p screen

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Huawei CEO explains why the octa-core powered Huawei Honor 3X has 720p screen
Yes, Huawei CEO Yu Chengdong has a lot "splaining" to do, as Ricky Ricardo might have said in I Love Lucy. On Monday, the company introduced the Huawei Honor 3X. This model will be powered by the world's first true octa-core chip, the MT6592 made by MediaTek. But instead of outfitting the phone with a 1080 x 1920 FHD resolution for its 5.5 inch screen, Huawei is going with a 720 x 1280 resolution panel for the Honor 3X.

The executive has actually revealed the reason why the China based manufacturer made this decision. According to Yu, Huawei wanted to emphasize the user experience with the Honor 3X instead of the specs. He pointed out that there is not much difference in the viewing experience between the 1080p and 720p screens and added that the latter resolution glass consumes 20% less power than the FHD  screen. Additionally, the panel being used by Huawei is produced with the Low Temperature Poly-Silicon technology. Huawei says that this process allows users to have a smoother scrolling experience.
 
So if you're curious, that is the explanation from Huawei's top executive. If you're not happy about the reason why Huawei has decided to use the 720 x 1280 glass on the phone, consider this. When the battery on your Huawei Honor 3X is almost dead, and you need to make a very important call, you'll be glad that Huawei decided to go in the direction that it did.

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source: MyDrivers (translated) via GSMInsider

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posted on 17 Dec 2013, 12:03

1. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3319; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


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posted on 17 Dec 2013, 12:03 2

2. ihavenoname (Posts: 1522; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


1080p screen, 5,5 inches... If the price is right I wouldn't mind having one.

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 12:37 4

3. livyatan (Posts: 753; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


The very title of the article is about this phone not having a 1080p screen but rather a 720p one

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 12:39 1

4. ihavenoname (Posts: 1522; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Sorry my bad, I meant 720p. Damn phonearena can't edit rule...

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 13:02 1

5. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Its barely noticeable on big screen TV's, I tend to agree with this. If you have to hold your smartphone that close to your face where you notice the differences...you have other problems.

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 13:06

6. xtroid2k (Posts: 462; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)


I really don't know what all the fuss is about. People are getting so wrapped up in hardware specs its not even funny. Its not like applications truly take advantage of any of this. Who runs solidworks or CAD from a phone.

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 13:08 3

7. jellmoo (Posts: 704; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


If they can pull it off, I tip my hat to them. I'd much rather see Android OEMs focus on innovation and overall user experience than the ridiculous spec race we are seeing right now.

I'd love to see more manufacturers go the route of the Moto X, which was one of, if not *the* best Android handset of 2013.

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 13:13 2

8. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)


lol, I don't care about 1080 or 720 screen, buuut, if you say you are putting the first true octacore soc(mediatek A7) on your mobile and then say that specs doesn't matter.... well I don't think you you are being very consistent.

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 13:15 5

9. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)


Hey PA, is time to increase the amount of replies we can follow, 20 is very few.

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 17:59

12. GeekMovement (Posts: 1521; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


+1 They should come up with a way for us to receive notifications (without having to follow any articles) on replies to any of our comments to make it easier with tracking discussions if possible.

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 19:07

14. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 795; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


How about a universal comment system for every website (aka Disqus, but better)?

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 14:45 1

10. hurrycanger (Posts: 1291; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


The reason for 720p is to cut the cost.
But hey. If it can beat the performance of the Nexus 4 and the galaxy s4 (frame rate in games), it would be worth buying. From another article I read, this 8-core cpu should be as strong as the snapdragon 600.

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 14:59

11. chengsae (Posts: 59; Member since: 10 Dec 2013)


seems like they are trying to make up battery life for the processor by reducing the screen resolution. People are Idiots for "needing" 1080p. Look at the Samsung Galaxy 3 and 4. their battery life is horrible with its display. Its a freakin phone. I'm not an Apple fan, but i guess they are doing the right thing and lots of idiots are going for it.

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 18:00

13. GeekMovement (Posts: 1521; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


The 5.5" 720p display on the note 2 is not bad at all so I won't complain. Battery life is what's more important to me.

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