For those times when 1080p in a smartphone just isn't enough...

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by tbayrgs, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. tbayrgs macrumors 603

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    Mobile GPU's and batteries are crying all over the world.
     
  3. adder7712 macrumors 68000

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    I'm willing to bet my left kidney that next year's flagships will feature a 1440p display.

    Only that advancements in battery tech are not coming out at the same rate.
     
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    Drats, I was hoping my next phone was going to be 4k. Oh well, maybe next year.
     
  6. Switchback666 macrumors 68000

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    Honestly if they stop with the shrinking and making it thinner whe wouldnt have any problem with battery life :eek:

    What use is thinner and more flexible battery packs/cells if they keep leaving less room for it.
     
  7. Cod3rror macrumors 68000

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    This is getting ridiculous now.

    1080p is already an overkill on a phone. I'd be happy with 720p and more performance.

    Innovation and real progress isn't happening where it is most necessary: Battery life, cameras, software.
     
  8. RightMACatU macrumors 65816

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    It better have a solar panel/screen to recharge that poor battery :D
     
  9. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. That screen is just going to kill the battery.
     
  10. adder7712 macrumors 68000

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    I don't understand the obsession of OEMs making their phones as thin as possible.
     
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    "innovative design"
     
  12. RetepNamenots macrumors 6502

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    You need a fairly high-end desktop GPU to be able to drive a 4K resolution at 60Hz. Displaying images or basic video might be fine, but there's no way you'll be playing games at such a high resolution with the other work that the GPU would have to do for another few years.
     
  13. Michael Goff macrumors G3

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    That's a bit high for a smart phone, isn't it?
     
  14. sumsingwong macrumors 6502

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    Not really. What would be innovative is creating a smaller battery with longer life while improving screen display.
     
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    It was in quotes to denote sarcasm, I fully agree that it's unnecessary and would prefer better battery tech
     
  16. Ffosse macrumors 6502a

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    I can't tell the difference between fHD and 720p on my phones, viewing the same pictures or movies.

    I don't think I'd be able to discern anything greater than fHD on a 5" screen.
     
  17. blitzer09x87 macrumors 6502

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    i wish the batteries were also improving at this rate...:(
     
  18. tbayrgs thread starter macrumors 603

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    Agree 100%. At this point there are only a few laptops with resolutions at or near this.

    I love the 1080p display on my HTC One but would gladly trade it for 720p if it meant longer battery life.
     
  19. jrswizzle macrumors 603

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    MORE BATTERY LIFE.

    These display wars are absurd. My iPhone 5 has a resolution less than 720p and its plenty! Extend my battery life and I'll be happier than if you upped the resolution.....
     
  20. bnnentertainmen macrumors regular

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    :eek:awesome, in a few years people wont buy the xbox and PS, bcoz. our smartphones will be able to fulfill our "gaming" needs.
     
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    Phones will just ship with 7" screens to accommodate a huge 5000 mAH. However the bezels will be really really thin...
     
  23. Jibbajabba macrumors 65816

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    Obviously rubbish on its own but once you connect it via HDMI directly to your TV you quickly realise how good it is :)
     
  24. narutoninjakid macrumors 6502

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    I'm still on the note 2 so I can't wait to experience a 1080p phone but battery technology really does need to improve for us to keep going with higher resolutions.
     
  25. adder7712 macrumors 68000

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    Self-charging is the way to go. I want solar cells on my phone!

    It has been done before (some Samsung feature phone from circa 2009-2010) but we haven't such innovation on today's smartphones.
     

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