Quad HD vs iPhone 6 Plus

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  1. ZBoater macrumors G3

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  2. Cryates macrumors 68000

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    Quad HD is unnecessary on a 5.5" screen. It's a phone, not a television. QHD is also an unnecessary power drain and I'll gladly take a more efficient but crisp 1080p screen.
     
  3. Zwhaler macrumors 604

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    qHD is nicer than 1080p that's for sure! It is noticeable in maps applications and photos. Should be reserved for phones with a large battery like the Note 4 with the Snapdragon 805 and Adreno 420 GPU. iPhone 6 Plus could have used one but Apple went with 1080p. If Apple uses higher res displays in future iPhones I think people saying it's unnecessary today will rave about them :rolleyes:

    As for how it will fare, most consumers don't care and ~400ppi is more than enough. They won't take a big sales hit because of it that's for sure. I might go with it if it was qHD but I'd rather have a phone with it for future proofing and the higher quality overall display experience.
     
  4. ZBoater thread starter macrumors G3

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    It seems that way. I was looking at some of those phones and there is a point where they cross into silly territory. I think Apple wisely stopped just shy of that.
     
  5. Raffi macrumors 6502a

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    Its not a gimmick, its real technological advancement. The only problem is that its too early for phones. Find a LG g3 and you will see that its not ready for what is offered in apps and webpages.
     
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    Yeah, sucks to use industry standard terms. Retina HD FTW!
     
  8. SpyderBite macrumors 65816

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    I don't understand the reference. Apps and webpages look fantastic on my G3. So does video and photos.

    I'll have to hold it up next to my iPhone 6 when I get it and compare cause I certainly didn't see any deficiencies when I compared next to any of the other devices with 1080p.
     
  9. Raffi macrumors 6502a

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    Apps are stretched and crash more often on the g3. It's a know issue. Movies look great.
     
  10. SpyderBite macrumors 65816

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    Not known to me. Once again, I must have one of those magical devices that defy those "known issues".
     
  11. Raffi macrumors 6502a

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    Some people are accepting with something they own. My ipad has crashing issues. I love it and wouldn't trade it for anything but it crashes. Too think android apps are written at a quad had level isn't very honest. Even the iPhone plus will stretch apps to meet the size of the display and it's only 1080p.
     
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    Lol +1
     
  13. robostig, Sep 13, 2014
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    qhd is not a gimmick, just like larger screen sizes aren't a gimmick either, the screens on qhd phones are beautiful. Text is very crisp, photos are detailed, everything about qhd is very nice except:

    1. Virtually all video (movies/tv) is distributed in 1080p or 720p. This means that qhd must up-convert to fill a qhd screen. Everyone knows that native is usually ideal.

    2. Battery, spending gpu cycles to up-convert video and sometimes games will use up your battery a lot faster, that's why if you want qhd, you will have to buy a physically large device.

    3. It's not just the resolution of the display, but also the quality of it. Example, have you ever gone to an electronics store and looked at budget lcd panels vs higher priced ones? You will notice that depending on price (usually) you will get a better display technology i.e. IPS, or something else.

    So I think that theres a lot of variables at work here, we can't just say that more pixels instantly equals better displays,
     
  14. cynics macrumors G4

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    The G3 pretty much dominates battery life on smartphones currently. Unless you are going green with smarphone power usage who cares how efficient the screen is if the device last long then everything else available (including an iPhone 5S with a tiny 4" screen and a MUCH lower resolution).
     
  15. robostig macrumors member

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    G3 uses 5-10% of it's battery life per hour when on wifi while doing various tasks. I think the cool thing they did with the G3 is stuff a gigantic battery in it so no one would be able to tell the impact that the qhd screen has on battery life.

    http://www.techhive.com/article/236...e-of-hardware-is-2014s-best-debut-so-far.html
     

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