Calling all 5-inchers: Full HD screen phones roundup

Calling all 5-inchers: Full HD screen phones roundup
There were a lot of oohs and aahs when HTC unveiled its DROID DNA flagship a couple of months ago, as it sported the unbelievable 441ppi pixel density That's something you don't have on any screen in the house - not your TV, not your laptop, not even your tablet. 

For comparison, the previous top was 342ppi for phones like the Xperia S, the Nexus 10 tablet reaches 300ppi, the average laptop is less than 150ppi, and a 32" Full HD TV is 69ppi. Of course, these are watched from larger distances, but you catch the drift.

Well, it seems that the Droid DNA opened the floodgates, and this year's Android signature hardware achievement will be that it will be sprawling on 1920x1080 pixels with many 5" flagships announced, or in the rumor mill.

Getting dizzy from all that pixel density jazz coming towards you from all directions at CES? We are too, so let's stop for a little, and round up what Full HD screen handsets are out there, or have been speculated on so far. Whether you think Full HD on a phone is an overreaction or not, better buckle up, because it is coming from all directions regardless.

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47 Comments

1. freebee269

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

the sony xperia Z is the most intriguing to me of that bunch. more interested in the galaxy s4 though.

2. bakhtawar

Posts: 41; Member since: Nov 22, 2012

Sony FTW !!!!

7. Fallout09

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I have never seen a single person carrying a Sony device in all of my travels. My job takes me from NYC, Dallas, Charlotte, ect and not one Sony device. What does that tell you?

9. GTR722

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 20, 2012

I bet you see a lot of iphones....What does that tell you ??

10. aokde

Posts: 186; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

That you americans understand sh*t in technology and class. Where i come from even little kids already heard about the XPERIA line...

21. abhishek48

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

good joke

11. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

You need glasses. (also the US does not represent the whole world)

14. Feanor

Posts: 1365; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

It tells us that Sony phones are not popular in the USA... yet. Kind of expected if they are not properly marketed. But there are a few more billion people outside of the US and apparently they have bought a lot of Sony smartphones recently as the latest sales figures indicate.

19. abhishek48

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

Who said they are expected, they are not popular bcoz... No sony phone has overpower Samsung bench marks right now.. and they release TOO LATE.... by the time xperia s released... Galaxy s3 released in 2 months and crushed it bigtime.. and even galaxy s2 had better processor with better bench marks.. what to say more..

34. gboo2565

Posts: 10; Member since: Feb 29, 2012

I agree with your point about being late. If Sony say released late March that will surely be late April early May at best as per all previous phones..

35. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Thats true, but Fallout09 never generalized about the whole world. He was just saing what he has himself witnessed (or Not witnessed)

17. Katrina

Posts: 84; Member since: Aug 17, 2012

lol @ fallout09, you dont know what a sony phone looks like. hahhaa

20. abhishek48

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

Yes bcoz.. no one buys its in USA and its hardy seen any where , seriously, I travel a lot too and I haven't seen it any where...All i see mostly Iphone.. due to craze.. and samsung or HTC, or some moto.. but rarely any sony..

18. abhishek48

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

Agree, Sony doesn't sells in USA at all, DROID DNA is released months ahead of these.. so owning a DNA makes sense right... XPERIA Z is too late sames specs RIGHT NOW DNA IS BEST IN WORLD.. But here is my rating of all these phones. 1. Galaxy s4 and Optimus g2 2. Sony Xperia Z 3. ZTE grand s 4. Huawei 5. Vizio 6. Droid DNA ... it will be still competitive... so GET THE DNA if you want to buy now.. or wait for GS 4 7. Alcatel...

22. xSamx

Posts: 5; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

droid dna? only LTE 700, only 16 GB (11 GB user available) without card slot, only 8 mp camera, only 2020 mah battery and it is near 1 cm bigger than SONY XPERIA ZL( and i cant even find it in my country).......thx but no thx i will w8 for the ZL.

30. abhishek48

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

I use only LTE 700.. Verizon fastest and best carrier in the world. Unlimited data and cloud services.. do not need a sd card.. 1 cm bigeer... ahahahahahahaha... that makes no difference.... The battery performance is good for me and its TRUE Champion in stand by... and as its not in ur country I cant help it..

28. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

Are you sure about that "Doesnt Sell" so why on earth Sony become 3rd behind apple & sammy on Q3?? Plus Xperia is never been late, what ever Processor Sammy & others bought, Xperia Z design & build quality will kick them all :))

31. abhishek48

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

what .... DNA has same processor and screen.. 3 months ahead.. how the hell are they not late... and XPERIA S could not even compete against.. Exonsys inside galaxy s2.. are you Drunk..?

38. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

It is actually a matter of geographical dominance too!! Here in India, if observation is anything to go by, i mainly see 1) Samsung 2) Apple 3) Sony/HTC Moto and LG are rare

29. joshOps85

Posts: 31; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

gs4 ugly and lg cheap as... 1. Sony Xperia Z 2.HTC butterfly (or DNA if you must) 3. GS4....

40. Aaron_R96 unregistered

"Add the 13 MP Exmor RS camera with HDR video capabilities, and the Xperia Z will very well climb on top of the smartphone ladder when it launches this quarter." Don't think your precious DNA is the best phone in the world right now, to be honest. Also you don't know how good the gs4 or g2 will be, so that's really just speculation, they may also have 2gb RAM and a Full HD screen etc etc and be another one of these generic 5"'s at the minute for all we know..

36. linneti15

Posts: 49; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

ehh it doesn't matter how many carry what phone for me, while i want a premium brand phone (not some brand no one has heard of or thinks is cheap), after that i will choose the best phone available :) sony, samsung, htc, motorola, lg, apple or nokia, doesn't matter which i will choose the best phone available.

43. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

That Americans know nothing but s**t about technology. Proof? Vizio is the #1 TV company in the US. Not to mention Apple sales.

3. jibraihimi

Posts: 806; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

Phonearena, you forgot to mention Alcatel Scribe X, and smartphone from Vizio. They both are also sporting 5" FullHD screens............

5. Daniel.P

Posts: 127; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

Added, cheers :)

16. jibraihimi

Posts: 806; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

Thanks Daniel, and good work.......thumbs up to you.......... I asked you to add those two phones also, as I wanted to save this page, for reference and comparing all the models at one place....... In future after mobile world congress you can add other new FullHD phones also to this very same list, so that we have all the FullHD phones on one page for comparing.......... Cheers and thanks again........ :)

4. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

Xperia Z. You just can't compete with it.

32. abhishek48

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA...... dna HAS SAME CPU AND BETTER SCREEN.. gs4 and lg optimus will have better cpu even zte..lol.. you drunk..

39. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Dude u need to mellow down with the HAHAHAHA and other aggressive stuff!!

42. daftastic

Posts: 87; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

Except HTC's have s**t designs. The Xperia Z beautiful.

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