Price Advice Can this be called a FULL HD Display in a Phone ?

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  1. augustya macrumors 68030

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    Hi Guys,

    Just wanted to ask you guys this display in a Phone is not a full HD Display right ?

    Resolution HD+ 1512*720 (19:9 Display)
     
  2. Moonjumper macrumors 68000

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    No, but it is HD Ready, with extra pixels, so technically it could be called HD+.
     
  3. augustya thread starter macrumors 68030

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    So but a FULL HD 1080P content is obviously going to look pixelated on this ? isn't it ?
     
  4. posguy99 macrumors 6502a

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    Why? Read your own numbers. The content will be scaling DOWN, not up.
     
  5. Moonjumper macrumors 68000

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    It will be scaled down, so you will lose detail. So it will appear softer, not pixellated. How much that is noticeable will depend on the physical size of the screen, and how closely you hold it when viewing. A 6" screen held closely in front of you (e.g. commuting on a train) and you will more likely notice a difference. A 4" screen propped up on a table (e.g. while eating breakfast) and it is unlikely you will notice.
     
  6. augustya thread starter macrumors 68030

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    The screen size is 5.85 inch !

    is iPhone X display full HD ?
     
  7. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    "Full HD" has a very specific definition, the internet tells me. It is 1920x1080 pixels. So, no, the iPhone X is not Full HD, as its resolution is 2436x1125. That said, it can display a 1920x1080 image/clip without scaling either direction.
     
  8. augustya thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Ok ! I do get the sarcasm here !
     
  9. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    Can you tell me what the sarcasm was? Because I didn't get it. *confused*
     
  10. augustya, May 10, 2018
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    augustya thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Internet tells me a 1920x1080 is called a Full HD Display, so if iPhone X has a 2436x1125 display, is that not way above the minimum standards required to be called as a Full HD display i.e. 1920x1080P ? so it is, the iPhone X is most certainly a Full HD 1080P Display isnt it ?? So I thought you were pulling my leg by saying that...
     
  11. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    Full HD has a specific meaning it is a 1080p screen of whatever size. Anything above that is an ultra HD screen of various different pixel densities sizes and pixel counts both vertical and horizontal. However when viewing a screen the number of pixels is far more important the bigger the screen this is where pixel density or PPI is the most important in conjunction with the average viewing distance.

    A 50 inch 1080p can look fantastic from a distance but at 12 inches from your face you will see all the pixels, the same 1080p number of pixels on a 6 inch screen will look fantastic from a foot away as the pixels are far smaller.
     
  12. augustya thread starter macrumors 68030

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    So going by that theory an iPhone X is a iPhone X has a 2436x1125 display so it has a full HD Display isnt it ?
     
  13. Anonymous Freak macrumors 603

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    iPhone X can display "Full HD" content at 1-for-1 pixel density, yes.

    Please note that for the vast, vast, vast majority of people in the world, any modern high-DPI phone screen (which Apple brands as "Retina",) will be sufficiently high resolution that as long as the video you are displaying is at least 720p at decent bitrate, you probably won't be able to tell the difference on the phone screen of anything higher resolution.

    Playing a video that isn't the native resolution of the display won't be "super-pixelated" or "super-blurry". The individual pixels are just too small.

    The only way you'll really notice is if you're using your phone in a VR headset - where it puts the screen very close to your eyes, and magnifies the screen to fill your field of vision, while letting you focus on something so close.
     
  14. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    According to what I read, there aren't *minimum* standards to be called Full HD, there is *a* standard. And the iPhone X does not meet that standard. That's what I meant. Sorry for the confusion. :)
     

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