Beyond 2K: 14 wallpapers worthy of your Quad HD smartphone

Beyond 2K: 14 wallpapers worthy of your Quad HD smartphone
Whether you're a wallpaper junkie that needs a hit at least twice a week, or just interested in trying out something new, your experience could easily end up being compromised by less than honest wallpaper repositories that seemingly have walls in each and every possible resolution. While that's not impossible, it's also rather unlikely, and probably means that a standard, 1080 x 1920 resolution background has been up-scaled to get your click. Since our smartphones nowadays rock resolutions as high as Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels), we thought we'd do something about that.

Ever since, our biweekly column has been focused on providing you royalty- and attribution-free wallpapers that you can make use of without worrying. Best of all, you can trust that the works you're getting haven't been tampered with, and are in their native resolution. In some cases, that native resolution is so high that even your Quad HD smartphone is incapable of displaying all the detail available in the file. For example, this week's largest wallpaper is 24 megapixels large. That's 6000 x 4000 pixels. Crazy.

As always, the images available in the below gallery have been re-sized to save you both time and bandwidth (100MB > 2.6MB). If you spot something you like, head over HERE and download the original file.

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8 Comments

1. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

I would like to see battery worth of your Quad HD smartphone

2. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Also a GPU worthy of the Quad HD smartphones.

4. TyrionLannister unregistered

How are GPU and resolution related. No matter how much the resolution is, games won't run on QHD. They will run at a lower resolution. And even if they run at QHD, we will soon have apps which can scale resolution(Samsung already has one called game tuner in which you can set resolution of any game). I don't think resolution is an issue for performance. And usual things that actually render in QHD like web pages and homescreen look gorgeous. We are beyond a point where QHD impacts anything meaningful in a bad way. OLED displays don't even consume more power at higher resolutions. It was an issue in early 2014 as SD 801 wasn't properly optimised for QHD(memory bandwidth and some other issues) but after the 805, it's fine really.

6. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

You just have to argue don't you? I was asking a worthy GPU so that games would actually run on QHD, instead of just upscaling them, also to give more opportunity for improved graphics. I don't know if you are really misunderstanding me or you are really just looking for an argument. Also I'm not ignorant as you think, we are both software engineers as far as I know

7. TyrionLannister unregistered

There is absolutely no reason to play a game at QHD in such small screens. Our eyes smooth the motion well and 1080p and QHD will look almost the same.

8. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Well there is, kinda. The pixel jaggies are pretty darn annoying on 1080p even on a small screen, maybe they could put antialiasing if the gpu was powerful enough.

3. Xelance

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 10, 2015

I've come to consider myself a wallpaper junkie, I love switching my wallpaper from time to time just to keep things fresh. This collection is really superb, HDwallpapers.net also have a great collection of wallpapers for Quad HD screens.

5. TyrionLannister unregistered

Try the backdrops app, you'll fall in love.

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