Is smartphone screen resolution important?

I was playing around with a phone the other day that was 960 x 540 on quite a big screen and thought it looked completely fine - really sharp even. Is HD and QHD all it's cracked up to be?

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JanSt / MOD  Nov. 13, 2014 at 17:08

Well, if you took a magnifying glass, your opinion would change :p
In my opinion resolution, pixel density etc... There's more to a screen.
I personally prefer iPhone screens or Nokia's "Clear Black" screens to Samsung's higher resolution panels....
I'm no fan of unnatural, over-saturated, unrealistic flim flam. BUT: that is personal.

Also: it depends on what you're looking at. A relatively low res youtube clip won't look better on a qhd screen... But zoom into a high resolution photo and you will notice the difference. Dito: reading text, eBooks etc...

In a nutshell: whatever screen looks good to you - that is the screen for you.

And I'm sure someone will explain why I am totally "ignorant and/or crazy" :D

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 13, 2014 at 18:50

Yes it is, but it's not the be all and end all of screen quality.

On an equal size display (say 5"), which is also of equal quality, bar resolution, the difference between a 720p display and a 1440p display would be very noticeable to anyone with even average vision. Yes, 720p would look fine, but 1440p would look a hell of a lot better.


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