LG announces NEMKO certification for its new 5.5 inch QHD panel
Because the additional pixels make it harder to maintain brightness, it is considered an achievement that the QHD screen has the same brightness as LG's FHD display. At the same time, the increased number of pixels means that the display will show images in sharper looking color and contrast.
While the LG G3 could be the first smartphone to ship with a QHD display in the U.S., there is speculation that Samsung will come to market a bit earlier with the rumored Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime, which would offer a 1440 x 2560 panel of its own.
1. galanoth (Posts: 318; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)
I was turned off by LG displays after the Nexus 4.
I want a comparison between this and Samsung's QHD SAMOLED.
4. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2984; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
The screen on my Nexus 4 was flawless, just a marvel of clarity.
I do know some people got bad Nexus 4 screens -- with visible LCD panel structure lines and such.
22. vincelongman (Posts: 1152; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
My Nexus 5 display is also brilliant
I can only see the LCD panel structure lines in direct sunlight, so I don't think its a major issue
23. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
It is a good news since I prefer LCD over OLED. :)
20. sar44 (Posts: 201; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)
No advantages, only disadvantages for battery and CPU resources
2. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2984; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Great stuff from LG. I hope QHD really takes off and is available on many phones later this year.
3. MarkArigayo (Posts: 240; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)
This awesome 5.5" IPS display will beat the AMOLED in every aspect.
5. Peeyushmalik96 (Posts: 67; Member since: 08 Jun 2013)
Only if LG is able to provide great battery life like G2 even at such high resolutions
6. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2984; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
This was a big worry when 720p came out and then when 1080p came out. As we know now, many FHD phones have pretty good battery life. I am sure the industry will figure out how to get good battery life from QHD as well.
7. galanoth (Posts: 318; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)
I think FHD phones have good battery life because the devices got bigger and thus allowed for bigger batteries.
M7 and Nexus 5 are examples of FHD phones that aren't up to par in the FHD phone battery life department.
QHD phones are even bigger and now we'll be seeing 4000 mah soon.
15. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2984; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Yes, that is a good point. A bigger screen allows for a bigger battery.
Keep in mind, though, that while the screen uses a lot of power, background services also use up a lot of battery. Look at Samsung's "Ultra Power Savings" mode on the S5. They turn the phone to grayscale mode, but also disable tons of background services. Disabling those services is a huge win for battery life. So LG could use some intelligent service management to keep up the battery life.
9. Killua (Posts: 270; Member since: 25 Nov 2013)
That's pretty big assumption. Let's just wait for Displaymate's review to be fair.
24. Arte-8800 (Posts: 4310; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
Samsung still have there mighty SuperAmoled+ display to compete and it is better than any screens out there
8. Killua (Posts: 270; Member since: 25 Nov 2013)
Let's just hope Nexus 6 somehow use this screen but with better battery. Battery isn't what Nexus devices good at up until now.
11. zachattack (Posts: 565; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)
Well, oneplus one is going to destroy all the big names by taking a poop on their chest with top of the line specs for half the price. G3 will still be a monster nonetheless
14. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5404; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
OnePlus is destroying themselves because the One is not available in many countries.
17. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2984; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
OnePlus is making problems for themselves because they built a massive hype wave using hunger marketing and all sorts of gimmicks and then massively underdelivered.
Hopefully they will make a better showing once the hardware begins to ship and they expand where they are selling phones.
25. Nicholas-Paul (Posts: 11; Member since: 03 May 2014)
No we didn't forget sony! The thing is that their screens always look foggy so they can't compete with the best screens on the market.
18. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2984; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
This is the most important point. All these companies are playing the hunger marketing game.
While it sort of works when one company does it, it massively fails when every company does it.
Marketing innovation is no longer hunger games, but giving people facts and actually having product to sell.