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Smartphones with Quad HD (1440 x 2560) resolution displays (2015)

0. phoneArena 28 Oct 2015, 10:05 posted on

When we first heard that manufacturers might be making the transition to even pixel-denser displays than the flagship industry standard of 1080p, us and the community as a whole were skeptical of the value proposition. It seemed like manufacturers are sacrificing precious battery life for nothing more than bragging rights – after all, even people with perfect, 20/20 vision would have a hard time actually spotting a difference in clarity on such small panels. Regardless, the Android industry pressed on, and we currently have about a dozen of high-end, high-profile devices that offer as many pixels...

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posted on 27 Dec 2013, 10:02 18

1. mayur007 (Posts: 566; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)

2014 xperias should have OIS if its a z1 upgrade then it will be "icing on the cake"

z1 does captures awesome pics , sony should work better on the software part to optimize the picture and video..

posted on 27 Dec 2013, 18:25

37. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)

Afaik Android doesnt support greater than 480 ppi displays. For the Vivo, there won't be too much trouble since it's near to 480. However, if I am right about the 480 ppi thing, Oppo will be in a huge mess.

But, "I guess we'll find out, won't we."

posted on 28 Dec 2013, 01:05

44. c933103 (Posts: 4; Member since: 28 Dec 2013)

......vivo is a sub-brand of oppo...

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 12:11

96. Simona (unregistered)

but much better than oppo

posted on 28 Dec 2013, 05:22 7

52. csoulr666 (Posts: 116; Member since: 04 Nov 2013)

Support for 480+ ppi(XXXHDPI) displays was added in either 4.3 or 4.4 if I'm remember correctly

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 19:00 4

69. TheOldOne (Posts: 190; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

I guess You Know Nothing, Jon AppleHateBoy Snow!

The limitation you're speaking about may be realted to the resolution but has nothing to do with the pixed density.

Resolution is how many pizels are in total, as the OS needs to handle all the real-estate of the display to draw the guy, apps, etc.
Density is just how good the engineers are at packing the above resolution into a smaller or bigger screen (phisical size that is). No OS cares how small a pixel is or big, you can make it (the pixel) bigg as brick it will not care.

You need also more memory on the graphic card to suport a bigger resolution; the biggest resolution supported by Android, confirmed by the devices that runs it at the moment, I believe is 1440p - look for smart TV running Android. Android Tablets are also comming.

posted on 01 Nov 2015, 07:49

128. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 10278; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)

The Note Pro is 2560x1600. Android supports it just fine.

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 05:55

94. TheOldOne (Posts: 190; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


posted on 28 Dec 2013, 12:11 9

58. superkuiken (Posts: 162; Member since: 24 Mar 2013)

you know that Optical Image Stabilization is no software, right?

posted on 01 Dec 2014, 08:18 2

75. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 724; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)

Doesn't change the fact that Sony are short on both counts... :-)

posted on 01 Dec 2014, 09:08

77. mayur007 (Posts: 566; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)

yes i know

posted on 26 Jun 2015, 09:25

117. waddup121 (unregistered)

All great phones

posted on 28 Oct 2015, 11:27

122. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

"BlackBerry is nearly in a comma"


posted on 28 Oct 2015, 12:16

125. Acer_Predator (unregistered)

Exactly I said this few days ago..just repaired friends z1 compact and it is very good phone plus shoots great photos...

posted on 27 Dec 2013, 10:03 30

2. Odiin (Posts: 340; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)

What about Battery? Why there is no competion between manufacturers in Battery technology?

posted on 27 Dec 2013, 11:52 12

14. PootisMan (Posts: 252; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)

I don't mind the jump in resolution, but if battery is affected in a major way than I can certainly wait for battery tech to catch up.

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 16:18 6

101. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 10278; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)

The Note 4 with 1440p last longer than the Note with 1080p. In fact it last longer than any phone with QHD.

posted on 26 Jun 2015, 09:49 2

118. DFranch (Posts: 206; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)

Droid turbo lasts the longest.

posted on 27 Dec 2013, 13:23 12

22. Amir1 (unregistered)

Cause batteries are not sexy.

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 06:36 5

95. Jayshmay (Posts: 82; Member since: 27 Mar 2011)

It's a smartphone!!! Not a girl. You aren't going to have sex with your smartphone. If looks are all you care about, then get an IPhone, cause that's what IPhone people care about is a status symbol.

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 13:53

99. JunitoNH (Posts: 1845; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)

Yes you can, there's an app for that!!!

posted on 17 Apr 2015, 11:22

110. Sauce5 (unregistered)

Shmay I suggest something? If I shmay, what if I told you that iPhones are simply and mass subjectively elegant, classy, and good looking?

When I purchase a phone, I make my decision by how the phone looks and feels. You spend all of your time with your phone by looking at it while you're using it, while it is laying on your desk, sitting in your hand, or sitting in someone else's hand.

The same goes with a car, guitar, headphones, clothing, etc.

People want what they seem deemed fit to their taste. People want what appeals most to their eye. Am I saying this is the ONLY reason people want an iPhone? No. Many people (the vast majority of iPhone users) want an iPhone because of its clean, simple and attractive interface, its ease of use, and its elegance. Yes, "it just works". Other people want it because of a status symbol. But don't bolster your beliefs by thinking that is the only reason why people want an iPhone.

Why did I choose the Note 4? Because it is sexy. It is clean. It is classy.
Why do I want the M9? Because it is sexy. It is clean. It is classy.
Why do I feel this way, because it is taste. And that is where Apple goes above and beyond. Fashionable design and satisfaction to the general publics taste.

There are many reasons why people choose the smartphones they own today, many I did not list. Like budget, ecosystem, preference OS, etc. We can sit here all day and talk about this topic, but in the end, it will always come down to one factor.

Personal taste.

posted on 27 Dec 2013, 14:11 3

28. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1217; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

In a way, there has been some competition with battery technology. LG introduced Lithium Polymer battery technology in their flagship device which is a step up from the Lithium Ion battery technology found in the competition.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 21:10 7

71. chebner (Posts: 234; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

LG has made advances in battery technology, and last year's G2 was one of the longest lasting for a flagship. This year? Enter the QHD screen plus additional power saving features and battery live still goes down.

All the R&D spent on the power saving features negated, and then some, by a screen that provides no visual improvements. Hmmm... seems like money well spent.

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 16:19

102. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 10278; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)

Yet the Note 4 with a QHD last longer tan the LG G3. Hmmmm!

posted on 01 Dec 2014, 10:17

80. StanleyG88 (Posts: 231; Member since: 15 Mar 2012)

Don't think LG "introduced" Li-Polymer in the LG Gx. I had Li-Polymer in my Droid Razr Maxx HD that was out over two years ago. Also, now have Li-Polymer in my Droid Turbo.

posted on 28 Dec 2013, 03:41 1

49. LikeMyself (Posts: 439; Member since: 23 Sep 2013)

Yeah!Go to hell with your display resolutions.We want better quality displays.Manufacturers and people should learn difference between QUALITY and QUANTITY!F*** u dumb people.
Battery and quality are most important!

posted on 27 Dec 2013, 10:27 5

3. Bishop_99 (Posts: 75; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)

Yes! QHD, the correct name for this display!

Completely doubtful Apple would even venture here since their iPhones aren't even HD.

posted on 27 Dec 2013, 11:12 9

10. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)

Maybe not Apple, but Nokia/Microkia is very likely to join the QHD party sooner, than later.. With devices like the 1020, 929, and the 1520,, it's obvious that "Lumia" now understands how important it is to have the latest, and greatest hardware, which WP does have now.. I'd have to disagree with the article, not saying that a Lumia device will be first, but I believe well see QHD in 2014... WP8.1 either would already have support for QHD, or QHD would be a small GDR update away... So, I would put Microkia next on the list......

posted on 27 Dec 2013, 11:17 1

12. Bishop_99 (Posts: 75; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)

Good point.

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