iPad 3 against the HD tablets

iPad 3 against the HD tablets
With yesterday's unveiling of the new iPad, having a very high-resolution screen on your tablet has become somewhat of a very big deal. And that's completely understandable when you take into account all of the goodies that come with having so many pixels - text becomes easier to read, images get crisper, HD 1080p video starts to make sense, games look more beautiful; overall, your whole experience with the device becomes more enjoyable.

But with all the fuss about the iPad 3's new 2048x1536-pixel display, some might have missed the fact that there are other tablets on the way with screen resolutions that happen to be dangerously close. Yeah, it doesn't seem like someone will have a res that high soon, but this doesn't mean that those 1920x1200-pixel powerhouses should be overlooked. In the gallery below, we're showing you all the 1080p HD screen-sporting tablets that we currently know of. And you'll be surprised to know how promising these guys are!



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33 Comments

1. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

duh!! All will pale in comparison when Samsung releases WQXGA 2560 x 1600 Tab with Exynos 5250.

2. bucky

Posts: 3776; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I think thats what was said the last two releases of the galaxy tabs...

5. Guest_star

Posts: 231; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

Samsungs screen demoed on CES of WQXGA resolution was PenTile PLS LCD that can not compare with RGB IPS LCD because PenTile has 2 subpixels instead of 3 in RGB so the true pixel densiti is higher on iPad and PLS is in my opinion worse than IPS although it is a variant of IPS, now when you talk about SoC samsung is a clear winner here no doubt but we will see who has the better GPU and this is coming from non Apple fan I am for Android all the way

14. Dark4o90

Posts: 205; Member since: Feb 20, 2011

don't worry about the pentile matrix the pixels are so small that you can not see them and resolution over full hd is just pointless when you watch full hd video on 2048x1536 res it won't look better

29. Guest_star

Posts: 231; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

i would not agree with you because pixelation is visible even on galaxy nexus if you look closely but you will not be looking closely in these screens so i must agree with you, non the less as a screen geek I refuse to say that PenTile is equal let alone better than standard RGB and there are couple of reasons why :D

9. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

I'm fine with just 1080p on a 7"-10" range. IMO, anything over is too much.

3. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

As much as apple want to hark the hd resolution the screen is not hd compliant in aspect ratio,ie. 16:9. The 'new' ipad screen still uses the a dated and almost redundant aspect ratio of 4:3 and 16:9 1920X1080 videos will still look wrong on the ipad screen. The screen is a high res for an ipad but as said there are alternatives with similar resolution on android with the proper aspect ratio.

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Who cares

17. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

Why not test one before you speak your usual nonsense... I already did... waiting on your ignorant.. self

22. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Ive tested plenty of ipads,and 16:9 on 4:3 screens doesnt look right no matter the resolution. In Hd compliancy 4:3 is not right. But its good to see Apple is again still behind with aspects even in their 'new/old' ipad

23. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

good for you.. but you are speaking of the new ipad. which i know you havent tested...

27. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

I've used the ipad 1 and 2 which are the exact same size,design,menu,ui,styling,screen size and screen aspect ratio and pretty much almost everything else as the 'new ipad',so besides the new higher screen resolution difference I fail to see how your argument for the 'new' ipad being better for industry normal 16:9 ratio hd holds any water. Apple has high resolution for the new ipad screen like other tablets but unfortunately its put in an now almost obsolete screen aspect format and they will no doubt claim its great for movies but 1080p 16:9 movies placed on the ipads ratio will result in losing part of the picture on the sides or delightful large black borders top and bottom,the only way around this is for the movies to be edited and morphed out of the true 16:9 hd aspect ratio to accommodate the older ipad screen system.

26. HTCFreak

Posts: 156; Member since: Jul 17, 2010

videos on 16:9 will still be displayed in 16:9, not 4:3, so what's the problem?

32. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

videos simply will be displayed in hd format with the same size they would on other tabs… and i think 4:3 or 16:9 is great for a tablet… i almost prefer 4:3 because it is easier for apps and viewing webpages in portrait mode.. but again thats why we have options!

4. android_hitman unregistered

why do we need so high resolutions??? can someone explain? this is getting stupid... i think FULLHD is enough, what goes beyound makes no sense in these days.. there are no movies for that resolution. everything is upscaled at this enormous resolution and because of this you will notice PIXELS!

13. JeffdaBeat unregistered

I think the biggest reason Apple (and now others) will move to a higher resolution because it makes things far easier to read on a tablet. The high quality the image, the easier it is to read. Of course videos look better, but you're not going to find a video with a higher resolution than 1080p. The reason I wanted the higher res screen was because I do a lot of book reading on my iPad. The original quality was fine, but got really hairy when you weren't zoomed in on the actual text. With a high res screen, text will be clearer ever when you're not zoomed in. iPads are also being used more often in business for display. Whether it's a blue print or some design, companies are using iPads instead of just paper. The older resolution just wasn't detailed enough to really replace the old fashioned way. This moves closer to that challenge. But I will disagree with you in that full HD is enough. There were a lot of people that said DVDs were enough because of the ridiculously awesome clarity over VHS. But then we started getting these gorgeous flat screen TVs. Then came Blu Ray, which now most people think are enough. I don't think we should ever stop chasing what's better than what we have right now. Technology never stops, it always pushes forward. So no...nothing will ever be enough. That's not how tech works. Lucky for you, you do have a choice. I'm sure it's only a matter of time before Android has something with a higher resolution screen than 1080...and I'll trust that you won't buy that product because HD is enough...unless you hold some double standard on technology...

16. Dark4o90

Posts: 205; Member since: Feb 20, 2011

text will be clear with lower res 1280 720 is enough there's just no reason of overloading the gpu and more power consumption

25. shimmyx20

Posts: 280; Member since: Mar 03, 2009

While 720p on a smartphone sized screen is definitely sufficient, with a much bigger screen (9.7 inches I think?), you'd need a higher resolution to have a similar PPI

31. Mario1017

Posts: 336; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

Overloading the gpu? u stupid? the more cores, the more efficient on battery a device is

6. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Maybe the various Android tablet manufacturers should pool their resources and develop an iPad killer? Think about what could result - a real quad core CPU, GPU that steps on Apple's implementation, processor RAM in the 2Mb range. And, and, and. Google could even contribute to compelling Apple to strip out the notification function from iOS. Guys - think of the possibilities....

12. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

first, android 'wins' the tablet market (share) the way they won the smartphone market (share), by absolutely flooding the market with options and focusing on doing what the ipad cannot (which is much less this time around). second, fandroids need to take an honest stance on the patent lawsuits. true fans of tech should not be cheering for either side to 'win' (read get things blocked/removed), but should be cheering for cases to get thrown out. all mobile OSs have a good deal in common. borrowing (or stealing) from each other is good for end users.

7. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i'm starting to think you guys are posting a lot of the same articles and just renaming them... xD

11. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

To up search results probably? :p

8. rtimi26

Posts: 42; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

http://tablets-planet.com/2011/05/14/samsung-wqxga-2560-x-1600-10-inch-display-for-tablets-pictured-and-detailed/. A 300ppi display that we all know samsung will release on their next tablet or laptop. The reason is to make is cheaper and not just come out with it unrefined. The issue I have with the new Ipad screen is that it's the same technology as the old one but with more pixels so nothing spectacular but with an AMOLED version you get better color and contrast ratio plus a better power consumption. Don't forget Samsung is the leader in Screen and chip manufacturing. It only sucks that they aren't the top in OS yet and they have to wait for the likes of Android which isn't as great as what Windows 8 will be. Unforturnately Windows was late to the market and now have to wait for developers to add all the apps to make it great.

10. Guest_star

Posts: 231; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

iPads new display is just uses same IPS screen but it is diferently done, much better color gamut and 44% increased color saturation, those are not small things, that is really big...samsung WQXGA screen is not amoled it is LCD btw and PenTile LCD to be precise so this iPad display with RGB stripes is truly resolutionary like they said

19. Dark4o90

Posts: 205; Member since: Feb 20, 2011

and again who produces the display apple? orr LG or Sharp or Samsung

24. rtimi26

Posts: 42; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

Samsung or LG, and this is why I know what samsung has in stock is better than what they give apple more gamut and color saturation is what everyone complained about AMOLED for the longest but yet they seem to like it on the Ipad. Hmm such bias people I may say.

33. Guest_star

Posts: 231; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

LG is probably the main supplier because the do make best IPS LCD displays but samy and sharp way as well be deep in the game

18. Dark4o90

Posts: 205; Member since: Feb 20, 2011

haha it's apple of course just a tablet why the hell there is separate section for ipad3 then you don't say that it's not Iphonearena.... Will see if there will be separate section for SGS3

20. henrickrw

Posts: 408; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

I'm happy with my super amoled plus

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