A collection of awesome, super high resolution wallpapers worthy of your new Quad HD (1440 x 2560) smartphone (April)

A collection of awesome, super high resolution wallpapers worthy of your new Quad HD (1440 x 2560) smartphone (April)
If your phone is starting to feel rusty, there's a number of things you can do about it – especially if it's an Android. Admittedly, however, the most hassle-free option has to do with that tired old background of yours – you could do with a change there. Problem is, if you're sporting one of the newer smartphone models with extremely pixel-dense, Quad HD (1440 x 2560) resolution displays, then wallpapers that will make use of every single pixel on them are quite hard to come by – especially if you subtract ones that have been interpolated to a higher resolution to fool you. There's the problem with piracy, as well – some of us simply prefer not to to infringe on artists' intellectual property.

This is precisely where our fortnightly column on amazingly detailed, awesome-looking wallpapers comes in. Best of all – all works included have been filed under a Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license, meaning that the author has graciously decided to let the world to use them absolutely royalty-free. We regularly go through hundreds of such wallpaper-worthy photographs, compositions, and the like, before shortlisting anywhere between 20 to 40 pieces that we feel cover a wide spectrum of tastes. What's more, we try and include wallpapers that will fit different homescreen layouts – whether you've got a classical arrangement (weather widget on top, empty space, row of icons on bottom) or not.

As always, the images in the gallery have been downsized significantly since the files are absolutely giant (224MB versus 2.2MB) and would take forever to load on your end. If you find something you like, you'll have to go for the link in the description field in the gallery below to download it. Keep in mind that even if you're sporting a device with a less pixel-dense, 1080 x 1920 or 720 x 1280 resolution display, then that's okay too – you can still make good use of these, and they'll still look better than your typical, resolution-fitting wallpaper.

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1. TediT

Posts: 46; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

I just don't get it why they never look good on my S5. Any help?

2. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

resolution os too high, your s5 compresses it to 1080p

4. isaias

Posts: 14; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

I suggest you install the Galaxy S5 HD Plus from Play Store instead.

3. Tarox

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 17, 2015

Posting QHD pictures just for the sake of making a post is no good idea in my opinion. Most of the pictures in de list will look absolutely terrible on a smartphone screen due to e.g. the high amount of white in them --> no app names and so on readable.

5. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Would be funny if they Rick Rolled us with the links

6. barcas

Posts: 58; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Apart from 21 & 23 i wasnt really impressed. They are good pictures in their own right but as a phone wallpaper i'm not so sure. For me anyway

7. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 892; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Not good...

8. adeelbinkhalid

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 07, 2017

can't able to download, pls fix this

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