YouTube now plays 1440p videos on the LG G3
The first globally-available device from with Quad HD display a well-known manufacturer, the LG G3, is putting to shame the plethora of flagships that sport displays with a mere resolution of 1080 x 1920. The 5.5-inch screen of the G3 comes with a spectacular resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels, and although some apps and games are not yet compatible with the device, Google wants to make sure that the undoubtedly-coming crop of Quad HD devices can make full use of their displays.
If you are a proud owner of an LG G3, then rejoice, as YouTube now allows you to behold spectacular 1440p videos on your device. This nifty functionality arrived via a recent update and if you are flaunting a G3 flagship, but unable to watch such videos, then you should probably wait for said update to land on your device. Naturally, non-G3 devices won't see such an option in YouTube's recently-added video quality menu.
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1. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1382; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
I had the 1080p option on my Nexus 5 but it's gone, nOw. :/
15. AeroPrime (Posts: 155; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)
Same here My Nexus 7 used to have 1080p option and its gone now.
2. CheckThisOut2k (Posts: 43; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)
I guess it depends if the video supports that feature? I watched some videos and still have the option of the 720p and 1080p. Haven't seen 1440p yet.
3. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2906; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
This should have it :D
23. ecologer (Posts: 12; Member since: 25 Jul 2014)
A nice way to sneak in Sony Z2 in an article about LG G3 :)
6. chunky1x (Posts: 253; Member since: 28 Mar 2010)
1440p videos will make my phone network's data cap go bye bye in no time at all.
7. Antimio (Posts: 267; Member since: 11 Nov 2013)
why did you erased the "Is Android really 64-bit ready?" article?
8. GreekGeek (Posts: 841; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)
You need an 8.4+ inch device in order to enjoy a YouTube Quad HD content!
The G3's screen is so small you'd be hard pressed to tell whether it's playing a 1080p or a 2k video.
13. hurrycanger (Posts: 1174; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)
Look at comment #12 below.
By the way, the high res display is there for people to enjoy, not to force their eyes to tell the individual pixels.
9. alrightihatepickingusernames (Posts: 400; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)
But still no 1600p support for Google's own Nexus 10?
10. fzacek (Posts: 1814; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
I can only watch videos is 720p on my Nexus 5 :-\
11. neela_akaash (Posts: 152; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)
Ahhh.. Another data eating feature added.
12. babyboy14622 (Posts: 29; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
i have 1440p playing on my LG g3! It is a very colorful and crisp clear view.
14. haikallp (Posts: 102; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
Strange..but 1080p playback still isn't available for my Nexus 5. Hmm. Anyone experiencing this issue on their 1080p device?
18. phonekang (Posts: 1; Member since: 09 Aug 2014)
Some of the comments are overlooking what this really means.The1440 res is relative
To the G3 and proper playback conditions. A Nexus can't playback a 1080. Res without a video recorded at that speed on a compatible device with a network band with capable of the consistent speed to keep the resolution at an optimal performance level. The device alone doesn't won't guarantee performance.
19. Mreveryphone (Posts: 50; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)
I just want to be able to play nba jam on my G3, and witness the acrobatic dunks in QHD!
20. Ethos (Posts: 61; Member since: 08 Sep 2013)
no difference at all guys ...
my vid .. ;https://www.youtube.com/watch?
22. JMartin22 (Posts: 1216; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)
The great QHD screen from LG that's extremely dim and relatively inaccurate compared to some 1080p screens on the market?