Iphone can't play full 720p?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by AdrainSingapore, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. AdrainSingapore macrumors member

    Sep 30, 2012
    Since the iphone 5 has a resolution of 1136x640 won't a 720 not have enough pixels to squeeze in?
  2. Beeplance macrumors 68000


    Jul 29, 2012
    Hi fellow Singaporean. Yes I think the iPhone 5 will not be able to project the full 720p resolution. But rest assure the quality will not be compromised, movies still look very sharp & detailed, if that is your concern.
  3. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    640 < 720.

    That said, it's only 80 pixels. If you're concerned try it out and see if you can discern a difference rather than fixating on numbers.
  4. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

    Dec 17, 2009
    The 1280 x 720 image will be down sampled to 1136 x 640. You won't lose any of the image, it just won't be in full rez. With that said, you are talking about a 4" screen so the loss of resolution won't be noticed. Unlike a television where the pixels are huge, a phone is tiny and will still look hi-def.


    If you really want to get into it, it isn't "80" pixels, it is technically a loss of almost 200,000 pixels, but either way the video will still be stunning on a 4" screen.

    720 x 1280 = 921600
    1136 x 640 = 727040

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