960x640 the best?

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  1. bearcats087 macrumors member

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    can phone screens get much better than this? will we seen any competitors adapt to a higher resolution anytime soon?
     
  2. kasakka macrumors 68000

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    Yes to both. However, the screen probably won't become any higher res for several years. There's simply no need for that.
     
  3. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    Well, the Samsung Galaxy S screen is the only phone right now that can compete with the iPhone 4 screen. Its not 960x640, its 800 x 480.
     
  4. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Technically it has a lower resolution.
     
  5. boshii macrumors 68040

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    960 x 480

    EDIT: 800 x 480...htc desire is 960 x 480
     
  6. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    800 x 480 is the Samsung Galaxy S.

    Side by side, the Samsung is a worthy competitor.
     
  7. percept macrumors newbie

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    ...maybe for marketing purposes to boast specs (like megapixels) but theres not really a practical reason to improve on something the human eye can't make out.
     
  8. kre62 macrumors 68000

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    HTC Desire is still 800 x 480
     
  9. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    I doubt it.

    There's very little reason for any resolution to be much higher than the iPhone 4's screen is. I think all screens (both phones and laptops and desktops) will eventually rise to the 300 - 350 ppi range, but going past that is pretty pointless.

    The iPhone 4 is at 326 ppi, so I doubt it will change anytime soon.
     
  10. mrochester macrumors 65816

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    There's more to the quality of a screen than just the resolution.
     
  11. AZREOSpecialist macrumors 68000

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    Holding my iP4 beside a Sprint EVO, I couldn't tell the difference in resolution. The EVO appeared just as dense, but with a larger screen. Anything higher than iP4's pixel density we will see quickly diminishing returns.
     
  12. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    When the OP asks "will we seen any competitors adapt to a higher resolution anytime soon?" then I'm gonna answer his question by talking about resolution.

    If you want to talk about other things then feel free to bring them up. But he didn't ask about them so I didn't put them in my answer.
     
  13. Fidget08 macrumors regular

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    I thought i read somehwere that android has a screen res limit. I though 800x480 was the max that android can support? ***

    *** I'm probably 10000000% wrong :)
     
  14. chakraj macrumors 65816

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    Gingerbread does 1280 x 840, WO on a 4 inch screen that would have better pixel density than the iphone :eek:
     
  15. huskerchad macrumors regular

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    More pixels? Yes, there will be phones with more pixels. Higher dpi? Probably not. Tech advances will focus on other factors--brightness, contrast, energy usage, etc.
     
  16. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Heck no.

    Android would be awesome if when a new version was released, I could get it for my device. Sadly, you either have to root it and install a some hacked version or wait months, years for the carrier or company who made it release a software update.

    To OP, we will probably see higher resolution on Android devices. Only caveat is that only happens when Google decides to remove the stupid limitation of 800x480 resolution. I doubt BlackBerry will have high resolution screens anytime soon. They're still using keyboards which take up unnecessary space. Maybe the next Storm. What we won't see is high PPI screens like iPhone's 326ppi.
     
  17. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    The Galaxy S screen is REALLY nice!
     
  18. Dany M macrumors 6502

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    Its double the resolution of previous iphones, thats good enough. I don't know aobut other phones but isn't the screen larger for those other phones?
     
  19. huskerchad macrumors regular

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    Yep. That's why I don't have any doubt there will be a phone with more pixels (spread out over more inches).
     
  20. Carniphage macrumors 68000

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    There's really no point in going beyond the DPI of the iPhone. It's as good as perfect human vision can deal with.

    The only other improvements will be to contrast ratio - and viewing angle.
    Although the iPhone4 is pretty good on both counts.

    My guess is that it will be a while before the iPad gets a display of the same density.

    C.
     
  21. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Unfortunate, that would be simply stunning.
     
  22. Battlefield Fan macrumors 65816

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    I disagree with this. I think the iPad will need a higher DPI in order for Apple to justify the iPad's higher price. Plus the iPad is supposed to serve as the iPhone's BIGGER brother. Either that or Apple will decrease the price of the iPad.

    iPad 2 (2011)= price reduction, built in camera
    iPad 3 (2012)= higher screen resolution
     
  23. bearcats087 thread starter macrumors member

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    makes sense i wonder if 4.3in. screen phones will adopt a 1280x720 "true" hd resolution
     

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