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Samsung Reportedly Working on QHD Display for Smartphones, UHD in the Works As Well

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Never let it be said that the Android spec war is over. Samsung is still working on stockpiling new weapons in its quest to continue to dominate the world’s Android market. The latest news from Korean sources report that not only is Samsung working on a QHD AMOLED display, but a UHD display that would feature a 3480 x 2160 resolution. 

Samsung has always loved using AMOLED displays in its Galaxy devices and it seems that it wants to stick with them for the foreseeable future. This new rumored QHD screen is nothing to scoff at with a 2560 x 1440 resolution, but the interesting part is the UHD. A 3480 x 2160 resolution inside of a smartphone chassis would be incredible. That is somewhere over 800 pixels per inch, in a smartphone. For reference, the Nexus 10 is 2560×1600, but spread across 10 inches of display space.

We could see some of this technology either being used in the Galaxy S5 that is coming sometime this year or maybe even the next Galaxy Note further down the line. Either way, this is looking like the year of the QHD (quad HD) display. We will be keeping just as close of an eye on this as you will as Samsung’s new devices get closer.

Via: G4Games
  • Jason B

    We can’t even use OpenGL ES 3.0′s full features at 720p. SoC GPUs aren’t powerful enough for these resolutions. We need to stay at 1080p for a couple of years. Until GPUs are pushing 1.0 TFLOPS, don’t expect reasonable performance in games at those resolutions.

  • TSY87

    … i always thought qhd mean “quarter HD” found on phones like the droid bionic and some other ones around that time period.

    • Manthas

      Yeah, they’re reusing an acronym; not confusing at all.

  • chris_johns

    how about focusing on upgrade your radios and build materials instead of advancing the screen to ridiculous resolutions…I just watched a video on my og droid i recorded the other day and u know what? it looks pretty clear and fine for me!…..its…a phone…you wanna watch videos and work with 4k go buy a computer or tv…i feel like samsung releases allt his nonsese to stay relevant on tech sites

  • flosserelli

    I hope Samsung also figures out how to get more than 5 hours of usage.

  • wolfedude88

    All I want extra from a phone is that no matter what you throw at it or how much you use it you are guaranteed a full day.

    I’m talking 24hrs without needing to charge, it would be awesome to know that my phone would last until I charged it at night.

    It might be a while.

    • chris_johns

      maxx is pretty close….id have loved that phone but i cant deal with capacitive buttons

  • usaff22

    Back in my day qhd meant 960×540…

    • Adrynalyne

      I remember wishing my Thunderbolt was qHD…

    • Tim242

      qHD !=! QHD.

  • Detonation

    “A 3480 x 2160 resolution inside of a smartphone chassis would be incredible pointless”

    FTFY

  • hebrewHAMMER

    …And it will probably be a pentile display.

  • Bigwavedave25

    I will admit to being a pixel junkie (I do love my 1920×1080 display and will not go back lower)… but this is ridiculous even to me.

  • Chris

    They really should focus on battery life. Making like the razr so you get long battery life and no need for a silly removable battery. Make it last at least a day and a half and you are set.

    But are people that scared of embracing new tech? If it does come to market they would be the first to buy it!

    silly people.

    • jimbob

      Why not concentrate on battery life and still allow for a silly removable battery for silly people who want a silly extra amount of battery life. Plus, the battery in each phone I have had has started to lose life over time, so I like the option to start fresh with a new one whenever that happens.

      • chris_johns

        stop it

    • Stone Cold

      I will always prefer a removable battery that a non. Easier to replace a battery than having to send a phone back because of a battery issue.

  • James Hill

    Sounds good to me.

  • Joe Butler

    I personally would rather see OEM’S stick with 1080p screens and just focus on improving battery life, though I’m still intrigued to see what these screens look like.

  • br_hermon

    Total over-kill and completely pointless. This is nothing more than a pissing contest to inflate their egos so they can say “Hey, look at what I can do!” Motorola has it right. Tone down the screen density and stretch out the battery life. 720 or MAYBE, and that’s a HUGE maybe, 1080 is alright for a phone. 4k UHD? This might… might be ok for use in a tablet, but a phone? No way.

    • crazed_z06

      Except for the Moto X doesnt get THAT great of battery life when compared to something like the GS4, so I think that argument is moot.

      http://www.droid-life.com/2013/08/06/moto-x-review-2013/

      “So again, the battery life on the Moto X is neither bad nor great. It’s really somewhere in the middle. I wouldn’t complain about it, but I also wouldn’t be bragging about it.”

      • br_hermon

        Perhaps, but even if Motorola didn’t get it right with the Moto X, that still doesn’t negate the fact that this tech is almost entirely impractical. Besides, a Motorola failure doesn’t equate to a Samsung success.

    • Chris

      just because motorolla says something doesn’t mean its right…

    • chris_johns

      your absolutly right…people that downvoted you are sammy owners daily trying to justify their purchase

  • Droid Ronin

    Moar pixels!!!

  • Neil Fujiwara

    I love that spec war is continuing. Granted I am not sure what the utility of such a high device would be. This will be the year to snatch up customers who are in the two year cycle of the S3. Samsung knows that they need differentiate themselves from the other phone manufacturers to retain the S3 owners.

  • crazed_z06

    Every post is the same these days.. “Stop advancing display tech.. Focus on battery life!”. Don’t you guys think Samsung has the ability to do more than one thing at a time?

    Also Samsung devices have pretty good battery life. Note devices get great battery and the gs4 and gs3 are decent too when compared to the competition.

    • Adrynalyne

      Samsung’s answer to battery life is a bigger phone to accommodate the bigger battery. I’m not sure that is a battery tech improvement.

      Look at the Maxx series with how small they are with those ginormous batteries…I wouldn’t say Samsung is on the forefront of battery tech. Or look at the iPhone with its measly battery that outlasts most smartphones (yes this is different software but illustrates how software can improve battery life).

      • crazed_z06

        Yes, there’s more than one way to skin a cat. Bigger battery, better software, etc, etc.

        IMO, a lot of the battery problems in Android these days are problems with the OS itself. All the issues with Network Location wakelocks happen on Nexus devices as well as Galaxies. Google needs to take it upon themselves to tidy up the Android software with regards to efficient battery use. The 3000mah batteries in the Notes can go for 2 days EASILY when not being murdered by all kinds of Android background stuff. iOS seems to be a lot cleaner OS when it comesto stuff like that, hence the reason the iphone can get away with a ~1500mah battery

        • Adrynalyne

          I agree with you there.

        • br_hermon

          As far as Network location goes… Look at an activated Android device (on a carrier) and compare that same device once it’s deactivated. A phone that will last 18 hours activated will go days deactivated. Those cell radios are what kill the devices.

      • jak_341

        Interesting thing about battery. If you think about it, we are using thr same basic tech as what was developed years ago. There have been changes yes, but it’s still the same tech.

        Used to work in DoD a while back. Government was screaming “please take my money” to companies to develop better and longer life batteries. No one ever did.

        • Adrynalyne

          The first company that successfully gets it out to the market will be given blank, signed checks for them to fill out.

          I wish I knew more about it.

      • Tim242

        The iPhone battery life is atrocious. You obviously haven’t used one for a day. That’s the one thing I won’t fault you for though. But, you shouldn’t make claims you can’t back up. Battery life is the number one complaint of iPhone owners.

        • Adrynalyne

          http://www.anandtech.com/show/7335/the-iphone-5s-review/9

          With exception of talk time, it is a top device on battery life, which says a lot for the battery size. Imagine if they put in a battery the size of the one in the GS4? It would smoke all of them.

          NO other smartphone with a battery the size the iPhone has can come close to its battery life.

          • Tim242

            With a battery that size. That’s like at&t advertising their internet as the fastest speed for the price. I’m not talking size of the battery. You said that the iPhone with its small battery lasts as long or longer than phones with bigger batteries. That simply is not true. The iPhone can’t go a full day on a charge with light to moderate use. I listen to customers complain about it daily. A simple Google search brings up all you need to know about the atrocious battery in the iPhone

          • Adrynalyne

            Look at what I linked. It is true. Again, with the exception of talk time, iPhones hold top spots against many Android devices with much larger (and less powerful hardware) batteries.

            All of them? No. But quite a few.

          • Adrynalyne
          • Tim242

            Anandtech is not the end all, be all. I live in the real world, just like everybody that complains in forums. Also, a simple Google search will show you that apple has acknowledged battery sucking issues on the 5S. Expand your sources.

          • Adrynalyne

            “Anandtech is not the end all, be all. I live in the real world, ”

            Way to copout.

            Anandtech is a reliable source.

          • Tim242

            A reliable source, but not the only one. Posting only the one that supports your claim is a copout.

          • Adrynalyne

            You would just deny it if I posted another one, because it doesn’t meet YOUR claim.

            Lets test that theory:

            http://www.gizmag.com/galaxy-s4-vs-iphone-5s-in-depth-comparison/29318/

            “In our more formal test, where we stream video with brightness set at 75 percent, the iPhone 5s came out far ahead. It lasted about six hours and fifteen minutes. The GS4, meanwhile, only lasted around four hours and ten minutes.”

          • Tim242

            Hmmm. Think about that for half a second. ..75% brightness. I think you know that Samsung displays are brighter than iPhone displays. We won’t even discuss the size difference in the screens. Any test done on 75% brightness is not a real test.

          • Adrynalyne

            And that isn’t offset by a nearly 1000maH larger battery?

            I guess that leads back to my original statement:

            We need better battery tech.

          • Tim242

            Of course we do. But you can’t put that on Samsung, or any other OEM.

          • Adrynalyne

            I can if they have the ability to optimize their software to further battery life as well as lower power drain from their displays. They do make their displays, right?

          • jim

            I have no problem going 30 hours on my Note 3 and still have 25 % left

          • wolfedude88

            Gotta say i am using an iphone 5s right now giving my moto x a rest. It last almost as long if not the same as my moto x.

            Battery life is fine on the iPhone.

          • Zounder99

            Half my co-workers and most of my family use Iphones. All of them go at least a day without recharging. My wife generally goes 2 days. She isn’t a heavy user… but since you claim they can’t go a full day with light to moderate use… I’d have to disagree.

    • br_hermon

      You are right, Samsung can focus one more than one aspect at a time, so there, you’re right. But that sentiment (Focus on battery) is typically made in general regardless of the manufacturer, not just towards Samsung. But even if Samsung does focus on both, yes both can advance, but if you’re building a car, you don’t continue to add horse power, more horse power and more horse power with each iteration if you know the tires suck and continue to do so. Can’t strengthen one area while another continues to suffer.

  • De Nguyen

    I can see Verizon executives laughing all the way to the bank.
    Streaming 4K on a tier data…Sammy is the devil!

    • John Legere

      WiFi.

      • D3C3PTION

        Still data capped more than likely .

      • Chris

        Unless you have wifi at home or spend all day in starbucks or mcdonalds…

    • Joe Butler

      Yeah, except for those whose still have unlimited data…. xD

      • Adrynalyne

        That will inevitably disappear at some point in the near future.

        • Joe Butler

          I don’t think so. Ever since Verizon had the unlimited data ‘glitch’, which means that people will be in contracts for unlimited until fall 2015, I’m increasingly thinking that Verizon isn’t planning on killing off the unlimited plans, likely since it knows that many of those people will defect.

          • D3C3PTION

            You’d be insanely naive to truly believe that . . .

          • Adrynalyne

            They created the Max plan to get unlimited users off their dying plans.

            That is the sole purpose of that plan existing. That is a big indicator that they will axe them one day.

          • Joe Butler

            No, it isn’t. Verizon has done everything it can to get unlimited users off EXCEPT outright axing the plans. Yes, maybe in 3 years, they will axe it. But from what I’ve seen thus far, it doesn’t seem like it will happen anytime soon.

          • Adrynalyne

            Why would Verizon create a plan that gives their non-unlimited users a big FU for such a small percentage of their customers if they weren’t planning on halting the renewing of unlimited data?

            I’ve been with Verizon for 15 years. I have seen them axe plans before. They do it by not allowing you, under any circumstance, to move to another device without changing your plan. This is history repeating itself. Lure them in with another plan, then stop it altogether.

          • Joe Butler

            You can still upgrade at full-retail off contract, which is what I’m planning to do. But I think the Max program was for those who didn’t use more than a couple gigs in a month, but wanted that extra security blanket of the 6 gigs. A lot of people, myself included, use a lot more than that per month, and so did not take that offer.

          • Adrynalyne

            I know you can do that, but at some point, they will stop allowing that as well forcing you to keep your current device if you want to remain unlimited.

          • Joe Butler

            At which point T-Mobile (assuming they aren’t bought out by Sprint) will have a much more robust and reliable network.

          • Adrynalyne

            I’ve been waiting for Tmo to have a more robust network for the last 5 years….still hit and miss here.

          • DJ

            You also have to consider that verizon is making more money by you buying full retail because they are not taking out the phone subsidy cost out of your plan. Thats what ~15 bucks per month extra for nothing

  • Intellectua1

    I say keep pushing the bill.. Keep these other smart phone manufacturers on their heels.. I will never turn down awesome specs, people can say what they want about the spec war but that’s like buying a basic Mercedes when I can get the fully equipped one for a bit more..

    • Tirionfive

      Or, it’s like buying a Mercedes (Moto X) or a Hyundai Super loaded XXXXL (Samsung phones). Just because it has better on-paper specs, doesn’t make it inherently better. More isn’t always better.

      • Moto X

        If its a Hyundai Equus, maybe…

        • Tirionfive

          I don’t buy Hyundai, so I just made something up. Mercedes is a better car all around, because they have better motors. Even a basic version is better than a fully loaded cheap-ass car. You get what you pay for.

          • Adrynalyne

            Yeah, a name. There are plenty of better buys than a Mercedes out there.

          • Tirionfive

            Agreed, but he started with Mercedes.

          • Guest

            Oops double post.

          • Adrynalyne

            Why did you need to tell me this, twice?

          • Tirionfive

            Double post, sorry lol. I thought I was replying to the angry mob of people who think I like Mercedes or Hyundai (Hint: I don’t like either).

          • Adrynalyne

            No problem, LOL.

          • Intellectua1

            Audi is way better than Mercedes but I couldn’t think of a cheap Audi.. I know they have cheaper let’s say SL vs Fully Loaded SL idk. I’m just going to agree with @David Narada Brown, it was a bad analogy..

          • user311

            I don’t buy Hyundai, so I just made something up. Mercedes is a better car all around, because they have better motors. Even a basic version is better than a fully loaded cheap-ass car. You get what you pay for.

            By your logic Samsung phones are better because they are more expensive….
            PS. That also makes the motor the cheap PoS Hyundai.

          • Tirionfive

            Off contract they are. Not on contract. Maybe to start out with yes, but a SGS 4 can be had for $40.

          • alzeis

            Stop humble bragging. Nobody cares about the car you drive. I sell cars fir a living and can assure you if you pay the premium for a Mercedes your overpaying for a name. Ps the Mercedes of the phone world is apple …keep selling last years model for a premium price

          • Tirionfive

            Agreed, but he started with the example of Mercedes. I rolled with it.

          • MicroNix

            Is that why the X is cheaper? Doh!

    • David Narada Brown

      actually this is a bad analogy. its more like you could buy a fully loaded Mercedes (phones with 1080 p) or a fully loaded mercedes with leather floor mats (phones with this ridiculous pixel count). i dont see the need for leather floor mats unless u just want to brag about them.

  • Tom Luley

    So now there is qHD and QHD, two very different technologies. I are confused…

    • 213ninja

      true dat. it’s dumb. and when you say that acronym out loud, there is no way to tell the difference……..

      at least we only have to deal with it this year or so…i’m sure next year no one will be advertising their quarter hd screens when people are rocking QUAD HD…or will they??

    • zurginator

      Kinda like mb, mB, Mb, and MB.

  • Michael Shorey

    bring on the 4k. people won’t want to go back to a lesser screen once they’ve had the opportunity to watch 4k in their hand.

    • Tirionfive

      Considering *NO ONE* will be able to tell the difference, it really doesn’t matter.

      • John Legere

        No one? Get your eyes checked, then say that.

        • Tirionfive

          441 PPI @ 1920 x 1080 can’t even be seen. There’s no reason for this. You can make a sharp looking screen without adding more pixels. Just look at the iPhone. It’s not the sharpest, but it does a damn good job with the limited amount of pixels it has.

          • Michael Shorey

            i’ve seen many an iphone and absolutely see a difference. my htc one looks better. also don’t claim that “NO ONE” will be able to see a difference. thats asinine and presumptuous. there’s totally a reason for it and it’s called market progression. the beast cannot be stopped.

          • Tirionfive

            I didn’t say a difference COULDN’T be seen on the iPhone. I said that it looks damn sharp for the (Less than 720p) resolution it has. WE don’t need spec bumps on android. iPhone does. Android phones need heavy optimizations.

  • Xavier_NYC

    What’s the point of having a great display and epic specs if your phone can’t even last a couple hours? I wish companies would focus more of an emphasis on developing battery technology. Give me a phone that can last 3-5 days with heavy usage then I’ll be impressed.

    • Intellectua1

      Buy a flip phone..

      • Xavier_NYC

        I like playing games and watching movies on my phone so a flip phone obviously wouldn’t be of much use to me now would it?

        • Intellectua1

          My point exactly.. So if you’re watching movies and playing games your phone wouldn’t last 3-5 days no matter what kind of battery you had..

          • Zounder99

            I think that was his point. He wants, if I’m not misreading, manufactures to focus on battery development so that it could last 3-5 days.

          • Xavier_NYC

            Thank you, someone actually graduated from high school..

          • Zounder99

            I is good at reading.

          • Intellectua1

            Yea I get his point.. It’s just not going to happen, especially not 3-5 days with heavy usage..

          • Xavier_NYC

            It was a figure of speech. An over exaggeration if you will, just saying, lets get a battery that can support these high end specs and actually go a day or two, longer if possible, without having to charge it.

          • Zounder99

            Why not? The only reason it hasn’t happened so far is because no one has figured out how to do it. But it shouldn’t be impossible. Just requires new technology. Hence the effort that should be put into R&D to get it to that point.

    • Joe Butler

      There is a phone like that… it’s called LG G2.

      • Xavier_NYC

        Which I currently own and am very happy with. Switching back and forth between CM11 and PA Beta 4..

    • Josh Carroll

      Not sure why you’re getting down votes, I concur wholeheartedly. We’ve seen a lot of innovation in phones and the screens, sensors, etc are all great. But we’re still stuck with the same battery tech. I know new battery technology is not something invented over night, but it would be a huge game changer if a battery tech was created that could pack even just 2-3x the mAh in the same volume!

      • Xavier_NYC

        That’s exactly what I was trying to say. I love the specs but lets develop battery tech as well.

  • Sirx

    Why write this article as if you are spazzing out over this new “achievement”?!

    This is absolutely useless, unnecessary, and completely inane. Maybe more common consumers might be impressed with these shenanigans, but we know enough to see this as the complete nonsense it is.

    Hoping to see Moto do more to catch up and (hopefully) bury Samsung; at least they are focused on making the smartphone actually better, instead of their headlines.

    • Intellectua1

      Samsung hater.. Moto will never catch up, it’s already too late..

      • Adrynalyne

        Apple thought like that at one time.

    • Tim242

      Typical troll response. Where were you when HTC introduced 1080p?

  • http://petervideos.com/ Peter Mansour

    Meanwhile apple still dosnt have an hd iphone

    • alex

      If and when they bump the screen size they might, until then what would be the point? Winning a dick measuring contest?

      • John Legere

        They still wouldn’t have full HD.

        • alex

          And you know Apple’s future hardware specs how?

          • John Legere

            Not with recent rumors if 1600×900

          • MicroNix

            You always need a carrot for next year’s release….pickins are getting slim to lure the bots back into the stores.

    • Tirionfive

      They don’t need one. They have a smooth experience across all devices, (At least the newer ones). Same for Moto. American designers seem to catch on to the fact that specs don’t matter, UX does. I’ve yet to see any Asian manufacturer have an extremely smooth UX.

      • http://petervideos.com/ Peter Mansour

        At least 720…I hear my friends complain all the time why don’t videos look crisp on my phone…

        • Tirionfive

          I agree, iPhone is kinda janky for sticking with their 640 res.

      • Jarred Sutherland

        Man look at all the downvotes. UX is such a HUGE thing .. and it saddens me that so many people put specs above the experience. People just don’t get it.

        • Tirionfive

          Right?

          • Jarred Sutherland

            I picked up a 5S and was really wanting it to be my daily driver but I just sold it in favor of a Moto X because of the terrible bugs present in iOS 7. Apple sure ain’t the old Apple these days. However, man am I glad I got the X .. fantastic device! I owned an S4 previous to it and I will never go back to a Touchwiz skinned device.

          • Adrynalyne

            I have a 5s here.

            Its a nice device, but it is sooo…drab. I would not enjoy using it as a daily driver.

          • Jarred Sutherland

            Realistically I didn’t enjoy using as a DD. I was quite impressed with the Moto X and 4.4 though, it took away most of my concerns I had with running Android… and I love Android .. ive had so many devices.

          • michael arazan

            My friend hates iOS 7, says he wishes he could revert back to his older UI

        • PhilD41

          Some of us do.. That is exactly why I went with the Moto X and Love it. Not perfect, but much closer than anything else I have owned, including a few Nexus devices.

      • alex

        Exactly. And wtf with down votes? You people like lag in an interface?

        • MicroNix

          Quality display > lag. Honestly, I really don’t get the hang up on a paltry delay in screen transitions. I’d rather have that than crappy photos and lower quality, low res screen. Perhaps one day both worlds can be had but there’s a ton more in a phone that takes priority over near unmeasurable lag time.

      • Scott Webber

        Agree that UX is probably more important, but having used a DNA for awhile, HD matters very much for text. I’m carrying the Moto X right now, but really hoping my next phone is a Moto X2 with 1080p or greater display.

      • Roberto Richardson

        I agree with you entirely about the attention to specs rather than the actual experience of the device. But I disagree with your remarks about Asian manufacturers. Although HTC is caught up in the whole spec battle (I’d say a little less than the other competitors like Samsung, LG, etc), they did a great job with the HTC One. It consistently impressed reviewers with it’s smooth UI. As for the 1080 display, totally unnecessary. Just like Samsung’s Octo-core Exynos processor or the iPhone’s 64-bit processor. They’re nothing more than marketing tricks.

  • rutgersjaffo

    You know what they need to work on? Fixing the last GARBAGE update that went out to the Note 2 a few weeks back. I may as well carry a generator around with me all day ever since that update, since making it through even a basic workday on one battery or one charge is now a complete impossibility. Whatever the hell those assclowns felt the needed to have my phone doing all day, the update made this thing go from the best phone I have ever owned to a paperweight.

    • rutgersjaffo

      If you’re going to downvote, you really should explain why. What’s so bad about me being pissed that my phone pretty much ALWAYS has to be plugged in now.

      • Tirionfive

        Samsung Fanboys all up in here..

        • rutgersjaffo

          They make the best devices on the market. Get over it. It’s not being a fanboy, it’s buying the best phones on the market.

          • Tirionfive

            I wasn’t saying that you were, and no they don’t. I was pointing out the fact that you were getting downvoted by Samsung fanboys who blindly downvote anything negative. Thanks for being a dick though.

          • rutgersjaffo

            Ha ha ha, any time. Also…yes they do.

          • Tirionfive

            I like how you go from trashing your phone & Samsung, to defending them all over again. Biased much?

          • rutgersjaffo

            Just because I am displeased with the recent update and its effect on battery life does not mean I have to hate Samsung. It is something I would like remedied. But other than my current battery woes, my Note 2 is simply the best phone I have ever owned. Why so angry, dude?

  • moelsen8

    seriously manufacturers, knock it off and focus on battery life next.

    • samosa queen

      4K resolution is overkill. 720p and 1080p is enough.

      • Tim242

        Following your logic, the same could be said for TV’s. If you think that it’s overkill, surely you don’t think 1080 or 720 is necessary in a phone

        • samosa queen

          Where the hell does it mention TV’s in my comment? This article is about smartphones hence I’m talking about smartphones so you sir can suck your mum.

          • Tim242

            You hold your phone closer to your fave than you sit to a TV.

        • Josh Carroll

          The average human eye won’t see any more detail past 300 ppi or so at ~1 foot. Take as an example the Nexus 5. It’s ~445 ppi at 1080p. If it were 720p, it’d be a ppi of ~297. That’s right around the point where a human can notice a difference, so 1080p sort of makes sense. But a qHD display would be a ppi of ~520. I seriously doubt you would be able to see the difference, let alone the 4k ppi of ~890. But for a TV, it’s all about viewing distance.

          • Tim242

            You should watch MKBHD’s video on displays. It isn’t about seeing pixels. You can’t see pixels on a 720p display, but a 1080p display still looks better.

          • Josh Carroll

            Honestly curious – better how exactly and in a quantifiable (i.e. objective) way? Unless you’re < 3" from the screen or something or the screen size is larger than 4.5-5". I'll have to look for and watch it later, thanks for the tip.

          • Chad

            I thought his video spoke pretty true to how I feel about the idea of “spec war.” I have no idea how anyone (especially in the ever evolving Android industry) would complain and champion against innovation? If anything, larger displays are forcing the battery industry to innovate equally as fast.

      • Josh Carroll

        I’d say at 5″, even 2K is overkill.

        • John Legere

          That’s why you leave it to the real beasts. Aka 5.5 higher.

          • Josh Carroll

            Well, even for a 6″ screen, 1080p is still a ppi of 367 vs. 489 so while some with very good eyes may notice the difference (especially if held closer than 10-12″), most wouldn’t. I think it’s more of a marketing ploy ala the AMD vs. Intel Megahertz race. I for one would rather have a 367 ppi screen and better battery life.

          • John Legere

            Throw in a 4000mAh battery and boom.

    • John Legere

      My G2 lasts me all day. Bring on higher res.