Tablets with the highest pixel density

Tablets with the highest pixel density
By now, most of the top-tier smartphone and phablet flagships employ displays with crazy-high pixel densities, which make them as sharp as it gets. Naturally, the reason for this over-the-top sharpness are the Quad HD displays that have already comfortably found their cozy place on a number of compelling high-end devices, such as the LG G3, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, the Nexus 6, and others. However, when it comes to tablets, the current state of affairs is predominantly different. Although certain tablets with 4K displays exist (though they're yet to make their global debut), their screen size is larger-than-life, thus the pixel density in the end of the day is nothing to write home about. 

See, a number of high-end slates have employed displays with resolutions above 1080 x 1920 pixels for quite some time now. Yet, the sheer display real estate of the latter is bigger than the size of your regular 2014's flagship, thus the pixel density deteriorates. In the world of displays, every inch counts. We've already showed you which are the most-pixel dense smartphone displays at the moment, but we were also quite curious about the way tablets fare in this everlasting race for high pixel density. Let's check them out.

Huawei MediaPad X1 - 323ppi

Though it could technically be used as a phone, Huawei's MediaPad X1 still classifies as a tablet. Its 7" display sports a resolution of 1200 x 1920 pixels, which delivers an acceptable pixel density of 323ppi. What's even more interesting is that the display itself occupies roughly 80% of the front panel. This makes the compact Huawei a noteworthy slate, which could easily stand up to larger rivals sharpness-wise. The rest of the Mediapad X1 are pretty decent, too - we are dealing with a quad-core, 1.6GHz Hisilicon Kirin 910, 2GB of RAM, a 13MP rear snapper, and a 5,000mAh battery.

Xiaomi MiPad - 324ppi

In a pre-Nexus 9 era, Xiaomi's MiPad was the first tablet to make use of Nvidia's Tegra K1 chipset and its 192-core Kepler GPU, which provide some pretty serious processing vigor. The 7.9-inch display of the tablet has a resolution of 1536 x 2048 pixels, which puts it on par with the so-called Retina display of the Apple iPad mini 2 and the Apple iPad mini 3. A 6,500mAh battery, 2GB of RAM, and a 8MP rear camera are also aboard the specs sheet of Xiaomi's tablet.

Apple iPad mini 3 - 324ppi

The newest compact slate from Cupertino bears is hardly an upgrade over the previous Apple iPad mini 2, as it's extremely easy to point out the the few new features - apart from the support from Apple Pay and the new gold color option, hardly anything has changed. This means that the Apple iPad mini 3 comes with a 7.9-inch display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels, working out a pixel density of 324ppi. This is roughly the same as the iPhone 6, which comes with a 326ppi-dense display.

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 - 339ppi

Unveiled roughly a month and a half ago, Amazon's latest offering to the tablet market sports an 8.9-inch display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. Hence, it's display is among the most pixel-rich out there - 339ppi are nothing to write home about on a phone, but in the world of tablets such a sharpness goes a long way. The slate has some nice hardware insides, too - it's the first tablet in the world to feature a Snapdragon 805 chipset.

Dell Venue 8 7000 - 359ppi

It's not out on the shelves yet, but the 6mm-razor-thin Dell Venue 8 7000 will boast an 8.4" OLED display with a resolution of 1600 x 2560 pixels, working out a pixel density of 359ppi. The rest of its specs are nothing to be ashamed of, as this Android-powered Dell Venue dons a quad-core Intel Atom Z3500, paired with 2GB of RAM, and interestingly enough, 3 cameras at the rear - an 8MP main one and two RealSense depth-sensing ones.   

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 - 359ppi

This is it, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is the tablet that has the most pixel-dense Super AMOLED display and you can actually buy. At 8.4 inches and with a resolution of 1600 x 2560 pixels, this blown-up Galaxy S5-lookalike sports an extremely high (for a tablet, that is) pixel density of 359ppi, making it the king of tablet world. This throne is being shared with yet another Samsung device, the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4, which also has an LCD display with 359ppi in tow. What's next?



22. fanboysarelosers

Posts: 5; Member since: Nov 01, 2014

Too bad super amoled has a very short lifespan. Screen burns Touchwiz super lag after months And unoptimized apps Battery issues. Samsung tablets are a mess, very bad for investment, better buy an nexus 7 2nd gen or ipad mini 2 instead.

23. iushnt

Posts: 3182; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

I would like u to show sources if those accuses on super amoled are true on 2014 devices..

21. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 rocks!! Ultra high resolution, high ppi and that beautiful Super AMOLED panel to boot. Amazing.

20. Goldeneye

Posts: 419; Member since: Jan 22, 2011

I'm still happy with my Nexus 10, its screen still looks georgous!

17. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

The Tab Pro 8.4 display is incredible. I kind of wish they would make one for a 5 inch phone. Almost all of their phones are AMOLED so I would like to see how nice one of their 5 inch LCD's would look.

19. redmd

Posts: 1965; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

They have the S4 active, it is a 5 inch LCD phone.

26. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

The S4 active they kind of just used one of their meh panels. They didn't go all out on it like their tablet LCDs.

12. Tacokillah

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

What about the Nexus 7 (2013)? It has 323 PPI. Lol. Same as the Mediapad X1.

8. 21babydoll12 unregistered

Huawei looks like an "iphoney". Even their wallpapers are so similar to sony wallpapers. These Chinese govt own companies have no creative thinking.

15. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

I have mediapad x1, it do look like iphony and emotion ui do look like ios instead of android. I installed nova launcher to get rid of ios style ui. However, it is a great tablet with all phone functionalities. but it slows down with time same like most phones. I tested it side by side to ipad and tab s and the display is good, equivelant to ipad mini 3 but not as remarkable as samsung tab s 8.4, samsung really own the displays. Camera is one the best in tablets. Now the bad thing, android is 4.2.1 jelly bean and huawei seems not interested to update their products

7. Iodine

Posts: 1518; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Just stop. iPad mini had, has and will have (for quite some time) exactly 326 ppi ! From where all tech sites are getting 324 ?!? PS: Shouldn't be tab S disqualified for having a Pen-Tile matrix ? Is this just a ppi or actual sharp ess contest ?

9. slh163

Posts: 140; Member since: May 19, 2014

look.. an isheep in the butthurt state xD

10. pitzy

Posts: 42; Member since: May 15, 2014

getting pissed because of 2 ppi... that's so lame! isn't so frustrating that a silly pen-tile matrix is simply s**tting on a full matrix ipad display? :))) get a life..

16. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

in display ipad(even all other tablets) is no match with samsung's tab s 8.4 you can keep getting jealous but it is true that pentile matrix or whatever of super amoled has a comfortable lead on all type of full matrix LCDs

29. bfuller2006

Posts: 85; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

2 ppi difference someone really is trying you lol. I'm sure with 2ppi difference even if it was 324 im sure there is 0 perceivable difference.

6. TimCook

Posts: 450; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

I don't really care much about the ppi but I do care about the colours, in that regard I think the super amoled display totally owns very other technology.

5. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 is also high res ( and 280$ for that matter) and ipad Mini second gen (300$). You got to mention those at least because of the more favorable prices.

14. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

It is mentioned in the tab s s shares the throne with the tab pro 8.4 but has an lcd display. I own first tablet.

4. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

My Coolpad 9976a is up there at a 323 ppi density...

2. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

If only Tab S had stock android...

3. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Honestly, after using Samsungs ang LGs skins, stock android looks so old and it feels like I'm using a fancy calculator.

11. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

But if you root your device(which I definitely do) Stock android handles it better compared to other skins.

13. wildfiregt

Posts: 179; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Touchwiz is much better on tablet Stock is not for tablets

28. bfuller2006

Posts: 85; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Explain. Only reason I'm saying is I've owned total of 3 Samsung Tablets and like 5 smartphones and touchwiz is the same experience to me. Its is ok but like everyone says it just needs to go on a diet.

25. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

And a Tegra K1 ;)

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Tab S 8.4 is so damn beautiful. It's 359ppi screen along with SAMOLED truely make it one of my favorite tablets.

18. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

I didn't get to spend a lot of time with the Tab S, so it was hard for me to make a decision on a purchase. After returning and spending a lot more time with it, I was really impressed.

24. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

I bought a tab s 8.4. Not loving it tbh. Not hating it either but after 4yrs of Samsung devices I'm starting to get bored. I also own an ipad mini retina. Bored with that to. Maybe the z3 tablet compact will offer something new and exciting.

27. bfuller2006

Posts: 85; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Maybe look into the Nexus 9 also.

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