The race for higher pixel density... pointless?

I was watching a review of the razr vs sgs2 (actually) and it got me thinking... (further exacerbated by the sensation) the phones with QHD displays often produce smaller texts/icons which are harder to view and really not nice...

am i wrong wont be the first time but do we really need a 720p screen on a 4.3" display ala Sony Ericsson xperia s?

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CTPAHHIK  Jan. 10, 2012 at 17:35

Yes, I need 720p screen on 4.3 inch screen or even 4 inch for that matter. If I cannot see something I increase font size.

PS. What kind of pointless question is that in the first place?

Treab  Jan. 10, 2012 at 17:40

Its called an open topic... tbh to me the sgs2 has a gorgeous screen even with its apparent low pixel density... being what 800x480?

and i was looking at a friends 4s today and tbh i felt the resolution was kind of wasted?

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 10, 2012 at 17:44

Treab, are you still on nightduty? :p

CTPAHHIK  Jan. 10, 2012 at 17:44

Ford Focus also looks gorgeous until DB9 pulls up next to it.

You always think that you have greatest until something better pops up. Human nature. Ignorance is a bliss.

I cannot tell a difference between TN and IPS monitors. Some people can and even others cannot use use TN at all.

This is pointless discussion.

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 10, 2012 at 17:47

Treab, it's geek time ;).

On the S2 each pixel has 3 sub-pixels, due to it having an RGB display, which equals a total of 1,152,000 sub-pixels. The RAZR has 2 sub-pixels for each pixel, due to it having a PenTile display meaning it has a total of 1,036,800 sub-pixels, less than the lower resolution S2.

As for not needing 720p displays, that's not true. They look beautiful, noticeably sharper than the S2, though not as stunning (for want of a more technical word), as no-one's made a RGB SAMOLED+ 720p screen, they've all been PenTile SAMOLED.

Btw Treab, the HTC Rezound had a 720p screen which was only 4.3" several months ago, the Xperia S isn't the first to manage this feat ;).

EDIT: The Rezound is S-LCD 720p...though I've never seen one in the flesh to comment on how it looks.

Treab  Jan. 10, 2012 at 17:51

Treab, are you still on nightduty? :p

nope recovering ;) but im intrigued into how far we can go before it becomes largely irrelevant?

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 10, 2012 at 17:53

It's happened. Discussing irrelevance = irrelevance itself....profound ;).

Treab  Jan. 10, 2012 at 17:58

:p you know what i mean ;)

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 10, 2012 at 18:04

You're now the proud owner (approval depending), of 1.152 million sub-pixels haha :p.

Treab  Jan. 10, 2012 at 18:06

Also anyone want a case for the sensation?

seems i no-longer need it...

CTPAHHIK  Jan. 11, 2012 at 08:03

Just return it to seller. Come up with some BS story that its not as good as advertized.


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