Quad HD vs 1080p display comparison: see how the phone with the highest pixel density stacks up
1. esperanza (Posts: 49; Member since: 23 Mar 2013)
Neat. Oppo's ColorOS is one of my favorite android skin.
14. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3717; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Through this images we can see li'l bit differences as QHD looks detailed but how about with naked eyes on both the phones, watching live on same settings?
18. shuaibhere (Posts: 1983; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
I think you've weird taste then...
2. valapsp (Posts: 555; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)
the question is: Can eyes distinguish between these two?
11. rms.max (Posts: 94; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
The pale one is QHd (first photo).When it comes to Qhd vs 1080p,1080p display wins.Because the pixels are not the only things that makes better display.You have to give other ingredients proportionately. That's how little piece of *** iphone's display easily beats s3, s4,s5.
17. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10437; Member since: 14 May 2012)
The iPhone 5/5S does NOT beat the S5 display. Before posting nonsense and "facts" out of thin air, try using the phone side by side. The S5 is noticeably faster and has a way better display in terms of viewing angles, color accuracy and the deep blacks.
-Sent from my T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S5
26. Leo_MC (Posts: 1057; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)
As far as we know, S5 still uses an AMOLED screen; that - and that alone - is enough to make it worse than a good LCD.
31. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
Its very bright n vivid, colors are so lively... just try giving a look at S5 screen
33. Leo_MC (Posts: 1057; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)
I'm sure they are, just that they aren't as good as the ones in a LCD panel.
15. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)
Nah. The question is: When we'll see 4.3" 1080p displays now that we can have this high a pixel density??
23. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
I could tell in some but not all the pictures. Personally 1080p is still usable up to at least 7 inches. Sounds silly because just a few years ago we had a debate between 720p vs. 1080p in sets smaller than 50 inches. But as long as the tech does not increase the price, not become a burden on cpu and battery power it really does not bother me.
Back when quadcore cpu's came out people complained that it would harm battery power. But after reading Anandtech's S5 review it is possible to increase cpu power while making it more efficient. Even the S5's display shows great improvement in both display quality and power saving features.
24. RandomUsername (Posts: 808; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)
Eagle eyes, yes. Human eyes, probably not (At a normal distance).
25. vincelongman (Posts: 4111; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
I don't think you'll notice the extra pixels on a 5"
I kind of tested it once, I made a few images with white backgrounds and a random black dot and tried to find it (without zooming), took me a few minutes to find.
I then tried again with a black background and white dot, took me under a minute to find, it stood out more.
But that's with my eyes as close to the screen as possible, under normal use I don't see any pixels.
Don't know about 5.5" screens
4. ianbbaa (Posts: 305; Member since: 20 Mar 2013)
This means, when you have a microscope at home - go for QuadHD, if not, 1080p is just fine....
I thing if we put next to these 2 a NOTE 3 NEO - same size with 5,5" with just 720p screen - from the distance of 30cm some would not see the difference.
5. techperson211 (Posts: 1171; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)
I think 1080p is the limit for mobile phones for now.
9. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)
On 5.5 plus screens that is
5 inches or less = TOTAL WASTE
6. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)
Looks good from a giant magnifying lens!
7. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)
Just buy a Tab Pro 8.4 and you'll actually see the true beauty of a QHD screen.
Not on phones though
13. redmd (Posts: 1240; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
I have one. the advantage is being able to read texts that are smaller. No need to zoom. Other than that other factors play in. Colour reproduction, sunlight legibility, viewing angles.
8. tomislav96 (Posts: 8; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)
Is it me or the FullHD is actually better looking?
16. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
Of course if you always look at your phone with microscope, then even 4K displays can be useful as well.
19. Andrewtst (Posts: 609; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
Those can't spot the different eye not sharp enough.
They is different there.
22. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)
15 inches away from the eye? you gotta be kidding me
27. Gamas_K (Posts: 70; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)
There are some difference but it's hard for me to explain it :v
28. Takeharu (Posts: 200; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
And as soon as Samsung or HTC come out with QHD phones it is all of a sudden the best invention ever..
I think the QHD actually is useful since I am actually able to see some pixels here and there on a 5" 1080p display (normal distance from eyes).
29. mattkl (Posts: 212; Member since: 01 Feb 2010)
Oh my god that's terrible. Poor guy saw a pixel!
30. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 549; Member since: 20 May 2012)
Uh, it really isn't THAT big of a difference.
32. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
Remind me again once I start carrying around a microscope.
34. MobileGuru (Posts: 82; Member since: 18 Jan 2014)
QuadHD display colours are uglier. Pixel density difference is noticeable in microscopic view but probably negligible from normal viewing distance.
35. kopkiwi (Posts: 48; Member since: 31 May 2013)
Sure is a beautiful display. There is a difference when you're looking at it so close you have to squint, it's very obvious when looking at the edge of a widget or set of icons. However in real world use you won't notice anything.
2K on a phone just seems pointless. Spend the R&D money on giving us better battery and camera tech, something that makes a real world difference.