Quad HD vs 1080p display comparison: see how the phone with the highest pixel density stacks up

Quad HD vs 1080p display comparison: see how the phone with the highest pixel density stacks up
Pixel density is not everything on mobile displays, as there is color representation, black levels, and viewing angles to take into account, but it definitely serves as bragging rights. Thus you might be interested in seeing close-up shots of a Quad HD (1440x2560 pixels), and a "regular" 1080p mobile display.

The panels are mounted on the Oppo Find 7 and Find 7a, so it is as close a comparison between the two as it can get. Oppo revealed two versions of its flagship not long go - one with 3 GB of RAM, 3000 mAh battery, and the said 5.5" Quad HD screen, while the Find 7a is with 2 GB of RAM, 2800 mAh juicer, and a 5.5" 1080p screen. The Find 7 is the phone with the highest pixel density announced so far, at 538ppi, and is expected to arrive in May for a price that is still a mystery. Its Find 7a version is currently on preorder for $499 (EUR 399), but that price includes an Easy Style cover, an extra Oppo battery, and a 32GB SanDisk microSD card, so it's a pretty good deal.

We've already seen an overview of the two displays, but this one goes into more granular details, literally. Keep in mind that the Find 7 in the pictures below is a non-final unit, so the screen might not be calibrated the same way it will hit retail out of the factory. Still, if you disregard the color representation differences for now, that 538ppi pixel density looks like a sight to behold, even when compared with a 1080p display.

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Find 7
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh

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35 Comments

1. esperanza

Posts: 49; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

Neat. Oppo's ColorOS is one of my favorite android skin.

14. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Seems Okay. Through this images we can see li'l bit differences as QHD looks detailed but how about with naked eyes on both the phones, watching live on same settings?

18. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

I think you've weird taste then... Nothing personal...

2. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

the question is: Can eyes distinguish between these two?

11. rms.max

Posts: 95; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

The pale one is QHd (first photo).When it comes to Qhd vs 1080p,1080p display wins.Because the pixels are not the only things that makes better display.You have to give other ingredients proportionately. That's how little piece of *** iphone's display easily beats s3, s4,s5.

17. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

The iPhone 5/5S does NOT beat the S5 display. Before posting nonsense and "facts" out of thin air, try using the phone side by side. The S5 is noticeably faster and has a way better display in terms of viewing angles, color accuracy and the deep blacks. -Sent from my T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S5

26. Leo_MC

Posts: 6623; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

As far as we know, S5 still uses an AMOLED screen; that - and that alone - is enough to make it worse than a good LCD.

31. Ashoaib

Posts: 3269; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Its very bright n vivid, colors are so lively... just try giving a look at S5 screen

33. Leo_MC

Posts: 6623; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I'm sure they are, just that they aren't as good as the ones in a LCD panel.

21. sipha

Posts: 439; Member since: May 12, 2012

Arg, idiots everywhere!!

15. AppleHateBoy unregistered

Nah. The question is: When we'll see 4.3" 1080p displays now that we can have this high a pixel density??

23. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

I could tell in some but not all the pictures. Personally 1080p is still usable up to at least 7 inches. Sounds silly because just a few years ago we had a debate between 720p vs. 1080p in sets smaller than 50 inches. But as long as the tech does not increase the price, not become a burden on cpu and battery power it really does not bother me. Back when quadcore cpu's came out people complained that it would harm battery power. But after reading Anandtech's S5 review it is possible to increase cpu power while making it more efficient. Even the S5's display shows great improvement in both display quality and power saving features.

24. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

Eagle eyes, yes. Human eyes, probably not (At a normal distance).

25. vincelongman

Posts: 5623; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I don't think you'll notice the extra pixels on a 5" I kind of tested it once, I made a few images with white backgrounds and a random black dot and tried to find it (without zooming), took me a few minutes to find. I then tried again with a black background and white dot, took me under a minute to find, it stood out more. But that's with my eyes as close to the screen as possible, under normal use I don't see any pixels. Don't know about 5.5" screens

3. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

cant tell the difference yet

4. ianbbaa

Posts: 332; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

This means, when you have a microscope at home - go for QuadHD, if not, 1080p is just fine.... I thing if we put next to these 2 a NOTE 3 NEO - same size with 5,5" with just 720p screen - from the distance of 30cm some would not see the difference.

5. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

I think 1080p is the limit for mobile phones for now.

9. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

On 5.5 plus screens that is 5 inches or less = TOTAL WASTE

6. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Looks good from a giant magnifying lens!

7. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Just buy a Tab Pro 8.4 and you'll actually see the true beauty of a QHD screen. Not on phones though

13. redmd

Posts: 1910; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I have one. the advantage is being able to read texts that are smaller. No need to zoom. Other than that other factors play in. Colour reproduction, sunlight legibility, viewing angles.

20. Cicero

Posts: 1106; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Just my taughts.

8. tomislav96

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

Is it me or the FullHD is actually better looking?

10. InspiredSkye

Posts: 10; Member since: Jun 25, 2013

The first one.

12. garyII

Posts: 160; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

cant spot the differences...

16. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Useless Of course if you always look at your phone with microscope, then even 4K displays can be useful as well.

19. Andrewtst

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Those can't spot the different eye not sharp enough. They is different there.

22. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

15 inches away from the eye? you gotta be kidding me

27. Gamas_K

Posts: 79; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

There are some difference but it's hard for me to explain it :v

28. Takeharu

Posts: 283; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

And as soon as Samsung or HTC come out with QHD phones it is all of a sudden the best invention ever.. I think the QHD actually is useful since I am actually able to see some pixels here and there on a 5" 1080p display (normal distance from eyes).

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