Huawei CEO explains why the octa-core powered Huawei Honor 3X has 720p screen

Huawei CEO explains why the octa-core powered Huawei Honor 3X has 720p screen
Yes, Huawei CEO Yu Chengdong has a lot "splaining" to do, as Ricky Ricardo might have said in I Love Lucy. On Monday, the company introduced the Huawei Honor 3X. This model will be powered by the world's first true octa-core chip, the MT6592 made by MediaTek. But instead of outfitting the phone with a 1080 x 1920 FHD resolution for its 5.5 inch screen, Huawei is going with a 720 x 1280 resolution panel for the Honor 3X.

The executive has actually revealed the reason why the China based manufacturer made this decision. According to Yu, Huawei wanted to emphasize the user experience with the Honor 3X instead of the specs. He pointed out that there is not much difference in the viewing experience between the 1080p and 720p screens and added that the latter resolution glass consumes 20% less power than the FHD  screen. Additionally, the panel being used by Huawei is produced with the Low Temperature Poly-Silicon technology. Huawei says that this process allows users to have a smoother scrolling experience.
So if you're curious, that is the explanation from Huawei's top executive. If you're not happy about the reason why Huawei has decided to use the 720 x 1280 glass on the phone, consider this. When the battery on your Huawei Honor 3X is almost dead, and you need to make a very important call, you'll be glad that Huawei decided to go in the direction that it did.

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source: MyDrivers (translated) via GSMInsider



13. GeekMovement unregistered

The 5.5" 720p display on the note 2 is not bad at all so I won't complain. Battery life is what's more important to me.

11. chengsae

Posts: 64; Member since: Dec 10, 2013

seems like they are trying to make up battery life for the processor by reducing the screen resolution. People are Idiots for "needing" 1080p. Look at the Samsung Galaxy 3 and 4. their battery life is horrible with its display. Its a freakin phone. I'm not an Apple fan, but i guess they are doing the right thing and lots of idiots are going for it.

10. hurrycanger

Posts: 1776; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

The reason for 720p is to cut the cost. But hey. If it can beat the performance of the Nexus 4 and the galaxy s4 (frame rate in games), it would be worth buying. From another article I read, this 8-core cpu should be as strong as the snapdragon 600.

9. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

Hey PA, is time to increase the amount of replies we can follow, 20 is very few.

12. GeekMovement unregistered

+1 They should come up with a way for us to receive notifications (without having to follow any articles) on replies to any of our comments to make it easier with tracking discussions if possible.

14. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

How about a universal comment system for every website (aka Disqus, but better)?

8. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

lol, I don't care about 1080 or 720 screen, buuut, if you say you are putting the first true octacore soc(mediatek A7) on your mobile and then say that specs doesn't matter.... well I don't think you you are being very consistent.

7. jellmoo

Posts: 2687; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

If they can pull it off, I tip my hat to them. I'd much rather see Android OEMs focus on innovation and overall user experience than the ridiculous spec race we are seeing right now. I'd love to see more manufacturers go the route of the Moto X, which was one of, if not *the* best Android handset of 2013.

6. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

I really don't know what all the fuss is about. People are getting so wrapped up in hardware specs its not even funny. Its not like applications truly take advantage of any of this. Who runs solidworks or CAD from a phone.

5. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Its barely noticeable on big screen TV's, I tend to agree with this. If you have to hold your smartphone that close to your face where you notice the have other problems.

2. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

1080p screen, 5,5 inches... If the price is right I wouldn't mind having one.

3. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

The very title of the article is about this phone not having a 1080p screen but rather a 720p one

4. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Sorry my bad, I meant 720p. Damn phonearena can't edit rule...

1. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012


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