5 phones with the highest pixel density

5 phones with the highest pixel density
Breaking the 500ppi pixel density barrier seemed impossible two years ago, and improbable a year back, but here we are now, with plenty of smartphones sporting the eye-watering 1440x2560 pixels Quad HD resolution. It was the Chinese siblings Vivo and Oppo that first equipped handsets of theirs with QHD panels, but it wasn't really until LG decided to do so with the G3 flagship this year that Quad HD phones started to get into the mainstream.

The higher the screen's pixel density, the more discernible small text and diminutive detail, and those QHD phones deliver great in that respect. Also, if you happen to have plenty of storage and patience to download handy, you can watch 2K movies in their full resolution on those phones. That kind of sums up the advantages, though, as the QHD panels are still quite the battery and screen brightness hogs, and yet they offer some of the highest pixel densities in the world, rivaling and surpassing those of some professional equipment. Here are five of the phones with highest pixel density at the moment, starting with the brand spanking new Fujitsu Arrows - as you can see, all of these sport Quad HD resolution panels, surprise, surprise.



1. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

They forgot the GS5 LTE-A. Doesn't it have a 5.1 inch QHD screen?

5. Daniel.P

Posts: 127; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

Added, thx!

10. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

Now Fujitsu hasn't "highest (ppi) on any phone currently"

28. f35hunter

Posts: 240; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

Please correct the camera for the Fujitsu Arrows NX F-02G it is 20.7MP Exmor not 13MP It is a superb smartphone but ugly as hell

40. Sealblaighter

Posts: 428; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

It is not ugly. To me it looks cool in white color. I am telling you that is far away better than the Xperia Z3.

44. DanteTheGreat

Posts: 67; Member since: Jul 31, 2014

Man, somebody really likes Fujitsu.

46. Sealblaighter

Posts: 428; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

They are much better than any else. The situation is they are not working with other countries. All of their phones are made in Japan, so you will get quality.

2. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

IMO pixel density is a stupid measure to compare displays. You can have a 1 inch display with some very low resolution and high PPI or a 20 inch display with lets say Full HD resolution and low PPI. Still the 20 inch one looks a lot more pleasing and sharper because of the higher resolution. Viewing distance is anyways adapted to the screen size.

8. rf1975

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

Agree, I think, for mobile devices just above 300 PPI is more than enough. So that the fire power of the device can be reserved for other useful work. Rather than adding the a not properly calibrated high resolution display it is worth to increase the device memory or GPU power.

9. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Though after using my Z2 the 720p display on my mom's Z3 Compact looks kinda pixelated. For me it would be impossible to switch to any lower resolution phone.

21. Jobayer

Posts: 167; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

FHD is enough for now , since I have to compromise performance .

23. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Let's say.....let's have 5" with 4K.....dammmm My eyes are burning...... Buy school bag, and carry car battery and connect with USB http://static.pepboys.com/images/uploads/batteries/CMS_batt_bosch_pic.jpg

3. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

Samsung galaxy note 4 :)

4. JnCrls unregistered

They miss Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A (576 ppi).

6. Busyboy unregistered

Galaxy s5 lte-a has 577ppi not 576... Great editing PA

36. wumberpeb

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 14, 2011


7. mike2959

Posts: 694; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

I have the Galaxy s5 lte-a. Amazing. Simply amazing.

11. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

How's battery?

22. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013


26. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I'm sure it is fine, have you seen the anand review?

27. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

It's great. http://www.anandtech.com/show/8314/galaxy-s5-ltea-battery-life-performance QHD is definitely better to have than not to have. I mean our visual acuity does cap around 500 ppi.

12. ishan.heru

Posts: 69; Member since: Aug 31, 2014

No iPhone m sad :(. Lol

13. Chaseism

Posts: 82; Member since: May 08, 2013

At what point are we packing in more pixels with no real visible improvement to the image? At what point is the eye unable to tell the difference?

14. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

After using my Nexus 5, the Retina Display looks quite pixelated.

15. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

It's up to your eyes and mind (Mind visions and mind hears. Epicharmos)

18. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

We've already passed it...

19. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

We've already passed it...

16. yowanvista

Posts: 341; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

The PPI is an irrelevant and meaningless measure of pixel density if the pixel pitch isn't taken into account. Stating the size of the pixel directly in micrometres is a much more scientific way of comparing multiple displays. The retina iPhones (up to and including the 5S) have a pixel pitch of 78 μm, which Apple actually stated in their keynote when the first introduced the retina display. The point is that behind the scenes the dimensions and display characteristics are first expressed in metric (millimetres) then converted to inches for the Luddite market. For instance, a 32 inch screen is truly 800 mm or 31.5 inches. It just proves that imperial and USC are used as a form of deception and cheating.

17. dorfoz

Posts: 156; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

still waiting for a 4k display on these gadgets :)

20. SeanPlunk

Posts: 16; Member since: Sep 06, 2013

The Note Edge has a higher ppi than the Note 4 and should technically be in the 5th spot.

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