Difference between Retina & Retina HD

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  1. ParagJain macrumors 6502

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    Just wanted to know what is the difference between 5S and 6 retina displays.

    Both are at 326 ppi, then how is 5S Retina & 6 Retina HD ?

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  2. Jspiegs macrumors member

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    Just terms. They're probably calling it Retina HD because the screen is bigger. I mean it was HD resolution in the 5s and below but on such a tiny screen.

    Just marketing terms, that's all.
     
  3. ParagJain thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks,
     
  4. 53kyle, Oct 1, 2014
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    53kyle macrumors 65816

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    Nope...the iPhone 5S was 1136x640, so 640p. HD is 720p or above. iPhone 6 has a 750p screen and the 6 plus has a 1080p screen. Basically, no HD on 5S and HD on 6/6 plus. Hence, retina HD.
     
  5. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Apples use of the term HD is a bit arbitrary. In the end it doesn't mean anything. It means whatever the Apple Marketing department wants it to mean at any particular time.
     
  6. Jspiegs macrumors member

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    Oh for some reason I thought the 5s was higher than that.
     
  7. ParagJain thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wasn't pixel density the real difference between screen resolutions, 6 has larger screen so 720p+ will fit in; This was the gimmick they had come up when mini was first launched, same screen as iPad but smaller in size so better pixel density.

    another thing, i can watch 720p videos on 5S and it fits pretty well for that matter.
     
  8. 53kyle macrumors 65816

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    You can watch 720p videos on the 5S, but it is downscaled to fit in the lower resolution, so you lose a bit of detail. Pixel density has to do with screen resolution in relation to the screen size. A big screen with low resolution has a low pixel density, while a tiny screen with a high resolution has a high pixel density.
     

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