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Meizu MX4G next to break the 500 ppi barrier with a 5.5" 2560×1536 pixels display, hints CEO

0. phoneArena posted on 02 Dec 2013, 08:57

If anyone is still doubtful whether next year we will see phones with even higher than 1080p screen resolution, and hints about Vivo Xplay 3S or Galaxy S5 didn't convince them, this claim from Meizu's CEO J. Wang will...

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posted on 02 Dec 2013, 09:06

1. qiangshengchen (Posts: 23; Member since: 05 Sep 2013)

meizu a chinese company ?xiaomi competitors

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 09:17 2

2. Username. (banned) (Posts: 74; Member since: 25 Nov 2013)

What about the CPU,GPU..?

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 09:34 2

7. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)

I doubt it will run games smoothly even if it had a snapdragon 805/tegra 5.

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 10:24

14. Commentator (Posts: 3722; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 runs perfectly fine at that resolution with an S800.

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 10:59

17. wattabulb (Posts: 13; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)

Try Asphalt 8 or Gangstar Vegas at max settings...you will knw what he means.

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 11:57

20. Commentator (Posts: 3722; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

"In terms of real-world experience, it doesn't fail to deliver. We downloaded and played Asphalt 8, a graphically intensive racing game, and it didn't stutter, lag or crash once during our embarrassingly lengthy time playing the game."

From TechRadar's review of the device.

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 09:19 2

3. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)

ultra hd !!!! my laptop has 720p 15.6 inch display and it looks good

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 09:53 1

11. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)

You serious? I also have 720p 15 inch and it looks HORRIBLE. I can see pixels from almost a meter away... And text and pictures look horrible.

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 10:17 1

13. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

I have a Mac (13") and I don't have a problem. If you're unsatisfied, buy an external display.

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 10:25 1

15. Commentator (Posts: 3722; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

Kind of defeats the purpose of a laptop though.

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 10:37 1

16. gsmarena.com (unregistered)

good display=hi-res+hi-ppi

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 19:03

29. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)

Don't forget battery life -- no juice and that display won't work. Reminds me of Nexus 7 that had a great display but poor battery life.

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 12:03

21. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)

yes it looks good I dont need ultra-hiper -mega hd :D

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 09:19 8

4. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 408; Member since: 24 May 2011)

Wow...such beauty, much sharpness, wow...
i mean seriously..when will the battery wars start..im waiting for those :-\

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 09:25

5. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)

doge :d

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 09:33 1

6. in_core (Posts: 80; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)

Yes i am waiting for the battery war.. after 1080p in a ~5" device they should just stop, like camera nowadays are standardized at about 12-13mp

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 09:36 1

9. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)

Or the display companies should be working on getting some 5" oled displays that are super power efficient instead of just increasing resolution.

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 12:08 1

22. giani (Posts: 269; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)

Shatter, I can't believe that for once..I actually agree with you...maybe you...my God..

P.s. it doesn't have to be oled...

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 09:36 1

8. cGmC11 (Posts: 151; Member since: 02 Apr 2012)

This 2560x1536 resolution isn't UltraHD ( UltraHD=3840x2160 ). But I still very confused with the recents "leaks" wish claiming differents specs like 2560x1440; 2560x1600 and now 2560x1536. Come on PhoneArena.com., I almost think you are the best explaining the display tech. 8-o

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 09:41

10. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)

Same tech as its been for years just higher resolution. There isn't much difference in a 720p 5" phone and a 1080p. Its there but ya it is a minimal difference. The difference between a 1440p and a 1080p 5" is nothing unless you have super vision. I find it pathetic that our phones have surpassed TVs, stop the embargo and make 8k and 4k mainstream already.

There is always a limitation on everything to the point of raising it not being worth the effort because its near no difference.

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 18:07

25. TechCrazyedBoy (Posts: 129; Member since: 12 Nov 2013)

3840x2160 is 4K UltraHD,while 2560x1440 is 2K UltraHD..

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 18:26

27. taikucing (unregistered)

it's called QHD (quad HD, with big Q, not small q)


posted on 02 Dec 2013, 18:24

26. taikucing (unregistered)

it's called QHD (big Q, not small q)

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 10:10 2

12. GeekMovement (unregistered)

+100 to the battery war. I'm totally happy with higher res screens, but 1080p is definitely enough for now on smartphones until computer and tv screens (although some 4k already exists) catch up as the standard.

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 11:33

18. GeekMovement (unregistered)

btw doesn't the thumbnail picture of this phone look kind of like the lumia 929?


posted on 02 Dec 2013, 11:33

19. jove39 (Posts: 1967; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Now this is just show off!

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 12:55

23. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)

Come on it is now just getting ridiculous, 1080p for 99% of the people is good enough and sharp enough for 6" and below. If anyone says they can see pixels from normal viewing distance they are chatting bs. The only way to see pixels is if you have eyeballs to screen but what uses there device like that. This is just for the sake of saying we got a higher res screen without bringing any real world usage. Even my nexus 7 with 1080p screen is sharp. Keep your ultra hd screen and give us 1080p screen with even better battery. If these companies keep on adding more and more resolution for no good reason especially on small screens than we will just be getting the same old battery life. Where these screens make sense are on larger tablets and TV's obviously. It makes no sense imo to put it on a 5"+ screen when we are already near or above the 350ppi which as I said for probably 99% is crystal clear.

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 13:10

34. jbo5112 (Posts: 11; Member since: 24 Feb 2012)

Scientists have tested human vision to a resolution about .3 arcminutes when looking at line pairs, with tests dating back to at least 1897. At 10" away (Apple's quoted distance), iPhone 5s (326 ppi) pixels are 1.05 arcminutes. 0.3 arcminutes works out to about 1,000 ppi.

Apple, to get their figures, is using a (less than perfect) single 20/20 eye's ability to do a more complicated task of resolving necessary features for reading letters on a very easily legible font. This translates to an eye chart using just 5x5 pixels on a retina iPhone (4-5s). While still (mostly) legible with 20/20 vision, only having a 5 pixel tall font gets ugly and makes round letters impossible to do correctly. Your vision also improves when you use both eyes together.

Before you keep complaining, you should read the Cult of Mac's article on "Why Retina Isn't Enough" (sorry I can't post links yet).

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 15:39

24. apple4never (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 May 2013)

all i can say is whats the point ? this will just assassinate the battery. i have 20/40 vision ( yes thats real ) and i find a 250ppi screen suitable unless you nose is touching the screen, but why would it be ? what OEM's should be doing is making a phone that can actually last more than a day with battery in mind

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 18:29 1

28. taikucing (unregistered)

enough with this pixel density war. retina display is sharp enough. Manufacturers should focus on how to make the phones stay alive for 3 days

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