5 phones with the highest pixel density
posted by Daniel P. / Oct 08, 2014, 7:36 AM
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.
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They forgot the GS5 LTE-A. Doesn't it have a 5.1 inch QHD screen?
posted on Oct 08, 2014, 7:26 AM 8
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posted on Oct 08, 2014, 7:36 AM 1
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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.
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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.
posted on Oct 08, 2014, 7:55 AM 3
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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/imag
posted on Oct 08, 2014, 9:17 AM 2
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I have the Galaxy s5 lte-a. Amazing. Simply amazing.
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It's great. http://www.anandtech.com/show/
QHD is definitely better to have than not to have. I mean our visual acuity does cap around 500 ppi.
posted on Oct 08, 2014, 9:54 AM 1
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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?
posted on Oct 08, 2014, 8:13 AM 0
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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.
posted on Oct 08, 2014, 8:28 AM 0
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