Here's what a 2560 x 1440 Quad HD phone screen looks like: first Vivo Xplay3S reviews appear

Here's what a 2560 x 1440 Quad HD phone screen looks like: first Vivo Xplay3S reviews appear
The first reviews of the world’s first smartphone with a Quad HD (2560 x 1440-pixel) have started coming in, showing what the world’s most dense display looks like and how it compares to some of the most popular devices out there - the Apple iPhone 5s and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

The phone in question is, of course, the China-made premium Vivo Xplay3S smartphone that should arrive in store shelves in Asia in around a week. It features a huge, 6-inch display with a thin bezel, so that the phone does not end up being too big. Pixel density comes at the impressive 490ppi, beating all other smartphones out there.

At first look, it also looks like a very well calibrated display with accurate colors that will please photography enthusiasts and pros. The Xplay 3S also makes a surprisingly strong appearance when compared against the Galaxy Note 3 and iPhone 5s, seemingly outdoing them in terms of brightness and sharpness. Right below you can examine the comparison images for yourself and get an up close look of the first Quad HD display out there. How does it look to you?

source: PCPop, CNMO, MyDrivers



1. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

you need microscope to distinguish the difference

20. hurrycanger

Posts: 1775; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

You're not supposed to distinguish the difference. You're supposed to enjoy the sharp display, especially because you pay quite a large amount of money on it. Same thing applied to 1080p phones. Guess what, they are doing just fine.

31. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

so you say, give your money and do what they wanted. bcuz they know best thing for me ?

40. hurrycanger

Posts: 1775; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Nope. You are responsible for choosing what's best for you. They do what they want. You give them your money if you want to. You don't have to buy this Vivo. There will sure be some 1080p phones in 2014 for you (or even 720p if that's what you want). Last year there was a Moto X, a flagship phone with flagship price but only 720p resolution.

43. nofear

Posts: 151; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

Who care about display density? All we wanted battery life, performance, best features..etc like best camera, video and support greater than 64g memory standard SD card slot.

52. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

too bad your battery wont give you time to enjoy it. personally I didn't notice a difference between them regarding pixel density except for the zoomed in pic which is not a real life scenario. vivo's display has better brightness and calibration +brightness but does it have anything to do with pixel density? if yes then it's a good thing if not, meh

23. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

That's what she said!

30. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

your mum said it ;)

42. SprintGuy26

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 21, 2011

really,are we in the 3rd grade? please dont talk about peoples family like that..what if shes no longer with him? don't be ignorant

53. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

your sense of humor = sh!t

36. joaolx

Posts: 364; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

That's why I don't see the point of a screen with more than 300 or 360ppi. Right now the things that make a screen better than another is color reproduction and saturation and this one looks exactly like the iPhone 5S is that respect. I would prefer a 720p screen or slightly higher if it meant better performance and battery life.

2. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Here is how your battery is screwed!

12. Amir1 unregistered

they will find ways to preserve the same battery life, believe me. 2k will look very nice in real when you hold the phone. youre not suppose to notice the tiny pixels but the picture will be sharper. there is difference, not a huge one, but a difference. changes in this kind of things are subtle.

22. hurrycanger

Posts: 1775; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Agree. The same thing happened with 1080p phones. Battery life of those phones are not so bad (and the Note 3 has longer battery life than the Note 2).

24. erikiksaz

Posts: 170; Member since: Apr 22, 2010

So you're not supposed to notice the pixels, yet those exact same unnoticeably small pixels will make things sharper? Righhhtttt. These QHD phones haven't even seen a mass release and you guys are already spouted BS left and right. Who needs advertisement when you folks will spread this misinformation for free.

28. Amw86

Posts: 45; Member since: Oct 14, 2013

It's noticable to me, has been for quite some time in all formats of displays.

27. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1278; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Is it? Then phone cos should work for 200000000000k display as soon as possible, so that the picture will be slightly sharper than 1080p display... /S

32. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Lol no it won't look sharper. For that matter it will get worse because there is no native content for that resolution. Everything up-scaled will not be that sharp and anything stretched will be even worse. Also, the battery life will remain subpar because all increases in battery life will be eaten up by the larger useless resolution. 1080p had a purpose because there was content for that resolution readily available. This resolution won't be relevant for another half a decade. Only thing that will benefit from this is video games but I don't want to play anything at that resolution for 30 mins on battery.

38. Amir1 unregistered

hehe, funny funny comments, just the same as from 720 to 1080. wait and see. in 2 years 2k will be standard and you all will bitch on phones 5+" and above not having 2k display. history WILL repeat itself. people have tendency to bitch about stuff. as usual. 2k display are here to stay and that's a fact. natural evolution.

39. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

There is a different 720p phone where around 320 ppi. Once you have anything over 400 ppi you will not see a different and that is what happen with 1080p. 2K is not here to stay because media will be 1080p or 4k because 4k is the new standard for movie. So what is the point of 2K?

3. Professor

Posts: 223; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

Looks good to me... Hoping this and other phones come to USA soon with this new screen resolution. Although I think that 5.5" screen is more than enough for a phone.

33. yadu004

Posts: 72; Member since: Apr 26, 2013

Dude, don't get me wrong but, how desperate is it that they have to zoom in and show the differences. A technology is an added advantage when you notice it, and not them pin pointing it to you. There is a difference between Want and Need my friend, and this is not actually needed.

4. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Pretty good screen!

5. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

Wow the screen on that Vivo is actually amazing.

6. Ezio2000

Posts: 14; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

there is no difference that we can feel in density but its color saturation and viewing angles is amazing i think companies should focus on this part

7. imMature

Posts: 87; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

I think the Note 3 is a chinese clone. Its viewing angle is really bad in the pictures.

9. Vanster

Posts: 124; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

hahaha i think so,

34. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

I second you. The sunset looks screwed on the note 3 china clone

44. hurrycanger

Posts: 1775; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Maybe that's why it says "三星 Note 3" instead of "Samsung Galaxy Note 3". Even though "三星" (reads Sānxīng) has the same meaning as "Samsung", that's not how people around the world see it. Samsung is a brand name, so it shouldn't be translated or "chineserized" either. It also missed the word Galaxy. In China there is the a clone called Android Note 3 or Android Galaxy Note 3, so I wouldn't be surprised if there is a clone called 三星Note3. At the end, Vivo didn't provide any false information about the Vivo Xplay3S beating the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 display. All this company showed us was that the Vivo Xplay3S beat the 三星Note 3 display, which is a cheap knock off. xD

8. Vanster

Posts: 124; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

not sure if this about color density, or good tech and quality behind the screen

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