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Most resolute: phones with the highest pixel density displays

0. phoneArena 29 Oct 2013, 07:55 posted on

The pixels per inch metric went from obscure to one of the most talked about components of a smartphone display's quality the minute Apple called its iPhone 4 panel Retina Display. It coined the term on account of the factoid that at 320ppi and more, the regular human vision can't discern the individual pixels from the viewing distance you normally hold such a phone, making text crystal clear, removing any icon jaggies, and improving the overall viewing experience...

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posted on 29 Oct 2013, 07:58 7

1. sum182 (Posts: 229; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


I have a DNA, and still find myself amazed at the crispness of the screen sometimes. The only problem? Its gonna be hard to settle for anything less now....

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 08:17 7

6. majp89 (Posts: 171; Member since: 18 Jun 2013)


I had a DNA and got a Moto X. Wasn't that hard to go back to 720p.

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 09:08 5

13. buccob (Posts: 2578; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Yeah maybe it is just me, but I rather have a 4.3~4.6" screen with 720p and the advantages that this brings over ppi. Than 4.7~5" 1080p...
Mainly Battery Life, Graphic performance and phone size..

Come on Z1S where are you?!

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 10:41 1

25. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1533; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


I don't think you are the one. Many people are crying for a good device witha 4.3-4.5" screen with 720p, smaller size and a flagship specs.
I think it's because in order to confortably use the phone with one hand many of us need to have a width under 65 mm, and none of the current flagship meets that requirement.
Even the motto X is a tad too wide for me.

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 10:50

26. buccob (Posts: 2578; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Yeah I think you are correct, my Acro S has a width of 65 mm and it is perfect for my hand... and my sister in law has an Xperia TX that pushes 68 mm and it feels not as comfortable... Of course it also comes down to getting used to the phone itself... but I agree here.

Though the Moto X is just 65 mm too... I havent handle it yet..

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 08:37 20

9. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


I want 4k in 1" inch display.

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 08:45 2

12. kanagadeepan (Posts: 945; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


Yes, I want some 1234567890ppi display, bored with such heavily pixelated 441 ppi phones... /S

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 09:22 6

17. Chris_Bakke (Posts: 235; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


It actually works out to 4405 PPI

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 23:02

44. skyline88 (Posts: 474; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


enough ppi to spot the germs on hands

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 07:59 17

2. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2147; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


The "retina display" logic also applies to LG GD880 mini, Sony Ericsson Xperia X1/X2 and Samsung Jet, which were all released before the Iphone 4. Just saying.

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 08:04 3

3. bucky (Posts: 2698; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


That's awesome! Thanks for the incredible info....

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 08:11 12

5. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Are you always a douchebag or are you actually a normal person?

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 08:42 2

11. medicci37 (Posts: 1288; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Actually, the Samsung jet had a ppi of 301 on a 3.1 inch screen

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 09:19 3

15. buccob (Posts: 2578; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


And this LG from april 2009

http://www.gsmarena.com/lg_gc900_viewty_smart-2785.php

311 ppi

and this... I loved this one

http://www.phonearena.com/phones/LG-enV-Touch_id3626

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 12:26

30. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Best keyboard on a phone. I was able to type without looking at the keyboard with an accuracy above 96%. I miss that phone. :(

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 23:03

45. skyline88 (Posts: 474; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


much better than the awful N97

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 08:10 5

4. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


LG G2, HTC One, and S4 take the cake.

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 08:17 7

8. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Took the cake, ate it and left the byproduct all over the self declared leaders offerings.

Retina display lol.

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 09:47 2

22. tadaa (Posts: 267; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)


the cake is a lie

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 16:36

32. garlic456 (Posts: 251; Member since: 24 Dec 2012)


But the cube is forever.

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 11:27

28. Sadman_Hossain (Posts: 18; Member since: 01 Oct 2013)


Ironic cause the G2 isn't even on the list although most people would agree with it having one of the best displays. Then again this list was more about resolution than display quality.

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 08:17 2

7. tiara6918 (Posts: 2075; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Why is the Asus padfone infinity not on the list? It also has 441ppi

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 09:20 1

16. buccob (Posts: 2578; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


popularity I think...

but yeah I would have place the PadFone Infinity instead of the Alcatel...

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 08:41

10. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Sharp is amazing!

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 09:10 3

14. jacko1977 (Posts: 428; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


Sharp Aquos SH-02F thats a true retina display not 326ppi that crapple says

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 09:22

18. jacko1977 (Posts: 428; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


physiology of the human retina is such that there must be at least 477 pixels per inch in a pixelated display for the pixels to resolve (become imperceptible to the human eye)

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 10:16

24. tedkord (Posts: 12304; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Depends on the distance from the eye. A 50 inch 1080p HDTV has about 45ppi, but if you're sitting 8 feet away you're not going to see them.

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 09:35

19. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


There is your answer to as why phone arena didn't mention the HTC One in this previous article about displays. No one really cares about the HTC One like no one cares about that Sharp phone.

So stop whining HTC fanboys when articles use the more popular phones in comparisons only.....

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 09:37 1

20. Apoorvtheman (Posts: 42; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)


I have a weak eyesight so my xperia s helps me alot to watch videos read documents etc on the 324ppi display

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 09:39

21. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


I just noticed that the 330 PPI screen actually looks sharper in a lot of ways in that comparison picture. Must be the color or something.

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