Other PPI or battery life, which is more important?

What is more important?

  • PPI

    Votes: 6 21.4%
  • Battery life

    Votes: 22 78.6%

  • Total voters
    28

Seanm87

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PPI being pixels per inch. Obviously this is inspired by the iPhone XR. Just wanted to see what is more important to YOU in a phone? If you can only have one which one is more important to you?
 

keysofanxiety

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In the context of a modern phone, I’d say battery life. This is because almost all screens have a decent PPI and look sharp.

In 2010 with the iPhone 4, PPI. I happily chose the battery hit for that gorgeous display way ahead of any competition.
 

Caesars

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May 16, 2013
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Hard to say, better for me just to keep the by FAR superior OLED Max with the battery case :).
 

Shanghaichica

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Apr 8, 2013
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It’s not either or. The Xs max has good battery life, it last a whole day on a single charge with heavy use and it has a higher ppi.
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I don’t think so! The reason for the good battery life of the XR is the LED display with lower PPI...
The Xs max also has a good battery life. It’s not as long as the Xr but it’s still very good.
 

AlexJoda

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Apr 8, 2015
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It’s not either or. The Xs max has good battery life, it last a whole day on a single charge with heavy use and it has a higher ppi.
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The Xs max also has a good battery life. It’s not as long as the Xr but it’s still very good.
It is, but the XS Max has also a nearly 10% bigger battery.....
 

Aftermath747

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Sep 16, 2015
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Gonna agree with Shanghai and Mark. XS Max checks both boxes for me, even if XR could squeeze out a little more battery life at the expense of the PPI.
 
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StellarVixen

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I also agree, XS Max is best of both worlds, and that's why I love it.
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I don’t think so! The reason for the good battery life of the XR is the LED display with lower PPI...
The only thing LED about XR's display is backlight. LCD is more proper term.
 
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ZStech

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PPI being pixels per inch. Obviously this is inspired by the iPhone XR. Just wanted to see what is more important to YOU in a phone? If you can only have one which one is more important to you?
Heh, battery life is much important thing, for sure. I can't have my power bank with me all the time. And what's the point of pixels number if you device is drained... ^_^
 

MandiMac

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Battery life, hands down. We‘ve reached a point where we can‘t really discern any pixels at arm‘s length (of course you can if you‘re really trying or comparing side-by-side) today. No point in having a 4K display in your smartphone, a lesson Sony and others had to learn the hard way. It‘s not the right approach when you‘re dealing with power constraints and a finite battery - on a TV that‘s always plugged in, it‘s another story :)
 
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MarkX

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Battery life, hands down. We‘ve reached a point where we can‘t really discern any pixels at arm‘s length (of course you can if you‘re really trying or comparing side-by-side) today. No point in having a 4K display in your smartphone, a lesson Sony and others had to learn the hard way. It‘s not the right approach when you‘re dealing with power constraints and a finite battery - on a TV that‘s always plugged in, it‘s another story :)
That’s the thing, I don’t think Sony have learnt.

Their newly announced Xperia 1 has a large 4K screen but only a 3300mah battery!! On paper it doesn’t look promising.
 

MandiMac

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That’s the thing, I don’t think Sony have learnt.

Their newly announced Xperia 1 has a large 4K screen but only a 3300mah battery!! On paper it doesn’t look promising.
Damn ... I had their first version of a 4K phone for a test drive and it got uncomfortably hot when pushing it with games. I guess they bet on the 4K moniker which is nice for marketing terms (4K IN A PHONE!!1), but in reality, this won‘t be of much use for anyone. Shame.
 

pika2000

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That’s the thing, I don’t think Sony have learnt.

Their newly announced Xperia 1 has a large 4K screen but only a 3300mah battery!! On paper it doesn’t look promising.
In the Android world, since everybody is competing with numbers and spec, Sony has to. If not, there’s really not much else that Sony offers vs other brands.

Many Android flagships sporting ridiculously dense displays offer lower resolution in their settings to save battery, which of course defeats the idea of having such high res displays to begin with. But it is easier to sell higher numbers to consumers. Heck, look how many people here dismissing the XR just because of the PPI, despite the iPhone 8 having the same PPI last year yet we never heard anybody complaining about it.
 
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Relentless Power

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PPI being pixels per inch. Obviously this is inspired by the iPhone XR. Just wanted to see what is more important to YOU in a phone? If you can only have one which one is more important to you?
I didn’t vote, but I will express my opinion, I think battery life is crucial in terms of today’s performance with phones. Especially given ones settings and how often they are away from a charger during their daily commute or ‘out and about’, it seems battery life is more important in most circumstances, being some heavily rely as much battery power as possible, especially for ‘Call time.’
 

MandiMac

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In the Android world, since everybody is competing with numbers and spec, Sony has to. If not, there’s really not much else that Sony offers vs other brands.
You‘re so right - and at the same time, maybe, just maybe Sony should start here instead of competing with the specs. I never got to understand the Android side of things - you have a Google suite of apps that (as far as I understand) absolutely has to be installed. Then you have a second set of said apps installed, like Sony Gallery, Sony Music, and whatever. I see that brands want to push you towards their own services, but as an end user, I would not like to have to choose between multiple pre-installed apps for every media I want to open. Obviously I like Apples approach more with the app drawer, but Sony has so much going for it. PlayStation phone, BRAVIA tech, and they have nice headsets as well - they could compete in hardware if they want to. But it seems like the mobile division ain‘t as coherent as we‘d like.