Do you remember which phone was the first to market with a 1080p resolution screen?
posted by Alan F. / Nov 27, 2016, 11:43 AM
The answer? It was the HTC DROID DNA that was first to market with a 1080 x 1920 display. HTC went back in time and used red trim, a soft touch back and a Super LCD display (number 3). All of these things just might have reminded you of the HTC DROID Incredible. The Gorilla Glass 2 protected 5-inch screen, combined with the FHD (Full High Definition) resolution, to provide users with a striking 441ppi pixel density. You might not be able to tell a 1440 x 2560 QHD display from a 1080 x 1920 panel, but if you were used to phones with a 720p HD screen back then, one look at the DROID DNA made you realize that you weren't in Kansas anymore.
The rest of the phone's specs included a Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 under the hood, containing a quad-core 1.5GHz CPU and the Adreno 320 GPU. 2GB of RAM is inside with 16GB of native storage (11GB available to the user). An 8MP camera is on back, featuring an f/2.0 aperture. The 2MP front-facing camera handles selfies and video chats.
The phone is powered by a 2020mAh battery, which along with the camera, was a sore spot with HTC fans at this time. While it came with Android 4.1.1 out of the box, updates ended with Android 4.4. Eventually, Verizon replaced the model with the HTC One (M7) which originally was not offered by Big Red due to strong sales of the DROID DNA.
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isnt this the HTC Butterfly?
posted on Nov 27, 2016, 11:46 AM 11
Droid DNA was verizon exclusive. Butterfly came much later and was the international version of this phone. Those were pretty exciting times though. S4 vs HTC One M7 was a fierce battle.
posted on Nov 27, 2016, 2:33 PM 4
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Thanks for reminding US readers that the Asian phone market was a bit faster at releasing 1080p phones. Speaking of which, was the Korean Butterfly BEFORE or after the LG Optimus Pro (which also had a 1080p screen)?
posted on Nov 27, 2016, 9:35 PM 0
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Correction: Thanks for reminding US readers that the Asian phone market was a bit faster at releasing 1080p phones. Speaking of which, was the J Butterfly BEFORE or AFTER the LG Optimus Pro (which also had a 1080p screen)?
posted on Nov 27, 2016, 9:37 PM 0
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Yep, I remember that following Xmas, I was taking pictures at a Tree Lighting in town and a guy next to me said, "Wow, look at that display!" Plus I'd get looks, oohs and ahs all the time. The camera was fine, I had no issues with it. Mine lasted over 2 years of rigorous use then the battery stopped charging, great phone!
posted on Nov 27, 2016, 12:20 PM 3
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those were good old days people were complimenting your phone all the time but today every fu phone is same s**t people just say today it looks like apple or samsung
posted on Nov 27, 2016, 12:57 PM 4
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I always thought that the Xperia Z was the first.
posted on Nov 27, 2016, 1:31 PM 0
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QHD screens hurt performance and battery and your eye cant tell the difference. No thanks
posted on Nov 27, 2016, 1:42 PM 1
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Same argument every resolution bump, still wrong. Your eyes can tell the difference (unless you have bad vision). But, we are getting close to the point where the human eye won't be able to discern the difference. Another 150ppi or so at average phone viewing distance.
posted on Nov 27, 2016, 7:54 PM 2
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Xperia Z was the king of that era
posted on Nov 27, 2016, 2:34 PM 1
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When are you guys going to ever learn? What question? Can the eye tell the difference between 1440p and 1080p? The answer is yes it can! On smaller screens it will be "harder" to tell the difference, but "harder" doesn't mean impossible. When it comes to resolution, there is a simple adage...SIZE DOES MATTER! My laptops 1080p display is very nice for a laptop at 17", but a 55" Smart TV with the same resolution certainly looks better. If you can't tell the difference, it means you need glass/contacts or a vision screening. Text is sharper, colors tones are sharper, do to more pixels creating the image. Can you not tell the difference of 720p vs 1080p? That is a small gap. Right? I can say with a certainty, when I set my Note 7's display to 1080p and then back to 1440p, I can certainly tell the difference.
posted on Nov 27, 2016, 4:11 PM 0
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