Anonymous, 19 Feb 2017There are two way to name the resolution using number, either using the lowest figure (720P, ... moreAccording to Wiki and MANY MANY other tech sites
QHD / WQHD (2560×1440)
"According to official reference material, DCI and industry standards do not officially recognize 1080p as a 2K resolution"
Resolution is measured diagonally as opposed to horizontal. 2K and 4K are named like that because of the near 2,000 amd 4,000 mega pixels diagonally
Calling people using wrong and confusing names because they are misinformed are just ignorant of you
Roy, 19 Feb 2017Where did you get this information that QHD=2.5k and FHd=2K?There are two way to name the resolution using number, either using the lowest figure (720P, 1080p, 2160p) or the highest (2k -> 2048x1080, 4k -> 4096 X 2160, 8k -> 8192 X 4320)
Most people are ignorant even of those basic facts and they commit "googlable offenses" all the time (just Google it).
The closest to 2k (2048x1080) is FHD (1920x1080) all the while QHD (2560x1440) can best be called 2.5k because -basically- that is what it is according to its greatest resolution (2560=2.5k)
People are using wrong and confusing names in here because they are misinformed.
JordanBaby, 19 Feb 2017Am I? Because my normal vision is telling me that a 2K display is just as sharp as 1080p displ... moreMany things impact how it looks. First of all the operating system has to have assets that are at that resolution and designed to really make the difference show. The apps need to support it too.
If you create a nice windows 10 start screen with transparency the QHD just looks breathtaking. And yes the difference is pretty obvious comparing it to 1080p. Both look great, just one looks a bit better. But it's really dependent on the person too. My friend is sensitive to hearing while I'm sensitive to vision. Even while watching Tv's I will notice things most people will not. My brother has the LG 65b6p oled tv. Probably one of the only tv's where I don't get too bothered by subtle display problems providing I'm watching 4k content. But it actually does a marvelous job upscaling.
Alien , 19 Feb 2017FHD is the best. If you have rooted your phone just lower the DPI in build.prop (LCD density) ... moreIt doesnt matter. Even the crappiest phone can have a really good specs these day; like Redmi 4A. It is harder to find a phone that have horrible specs and absurdly expensive. This is not year 2007 anymore. No worries unless you buy a no name brand.
FHD is the best. If you have rooted your phone just lower the DPI in build.prop (LCD density) from 480 to 300 (mine is 290) and you'll have a totally different phone. If the font is too small, just install a bigger one with iFont.
VR is still a baby in the mobile world, but if you really want to use it, go try Sony's VR for PlayStation and you will be amazed to see the difference.
Also, many people that have no clue about technology will always choose the higher numbers because they ALWAYS think higher is better.
A lot of people think that octa core is better than quad core, but they don't ask about the processor type :))
Anonymous, 19 Feb 2017You are talking sh*t, if you downscale, it isn't as power efficient as true 1080pIt is if done right. Samsung's QHD panels are more efficency than their own FHD panels. They can probably do the same with 4k vs QHD/FHD
Anonymous, 19 Feb 2017I also have a MacBook Air (2014) but I have to say that I prefer the newer models like MacBook... moreWhen 8k comes it won't translate well into laptops. Nobody is going to upgrade their laptop onto 8k because there is literally no difference.
8k in phones would be very useful because of VR. In general high high resolution are useful on screens that you hold too close (VR) or in giant screens (100+ TVs), anything in between Is useless.
There is a reason why phones get the higher resolutions. They are useful there.
Buppy, 19 Feb 2017Another funny thing is people want fullhd display in their 20" pc monitor & 2k display in ... moreNobody want 2k, 2k is an industry standad that consumer electronic don't use and it's very close to FHD : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2K_resolution
Only Mi Mix is using that resolution.
You probably had QHD in mind, which I agree is useless.
Also what are you talking about, nobody sits a foot away from his computer monitor, plenty do with their phone screens and even closer when VRing
Dovice, 19 Feb 2017I have owned two LG G3s, almost the most perfect phone ever made for so many reasons - let dow... moreI also have a MacBook Air (2014) but I have to say that I prefer the newer models like MacBook and MacBook Pro. And they also have a retina screen, so they will most probably stay at this resolution, and by today's standards, it's crazy high, but when 8K is common, we will again have the situation like we have with phones today. And I have to say, I don't miss any details or a higher resolution on my iPhone 7.
oh, and for regular phone usage - I notice a small difference between 1080p and 2k, the difference is small but so is the actual difference in resolution - its not a big difference as it is not anywhere close to being double the 2k, despite the name. 4k however, is 4 times the 1080p resolution. It is easy to see that one, even though on such small screen I wouldnt NEED it for regular phone usage. I do want it for VR, as I would love to be able to properly use it for VR.
Anonymous, 19 Feb 20174k is the best. Your eye can INSTANTLY tell the difference while in VR. Also 4k can downscale ... moreYou are talking sh*t, if you downscale, it isn't as power efficient as true 1080p
I cant believe how wrong some of you guys got the battery life to screen resolution ratio. You can play a 1080p game on a 2k or 4k display and it will still be rendered in 1080p, taxing the chipset exactly as much as on a 1080p display. Same goes for UI elements.
The higher resolution screen might jump in power consumption but not necessarily - the first generation 2k Amoled actually used less power than the previous 1080p Amoleds, so it is not a given. The higher screen resolution simply allows for higher resolution content to be rendered and displayed properly, such as VR or 4K video. It is not necessary, however but I would pay to have a 4k screen for the option, if only for VR (the stand alone headsets are not 4k and the door effect and visible pixels ruin the otherwise amazing experience). I tried the Gear VR and I love the idea, as the phone is already 90% of what you need for great VR experience and I dont like paying twice for what I already have. I wish the Gear VR and Daydream concepts take off - hopefully consolidated.
JordanBaby, 19 Feb 2017Am I? Because my normal vision is telling me that a 2K display is just as sharp as 1080p displ... more"and no, using it for months will not affect my interpretation of 2K benefitting over 1080p in terms of resolution"
LOL. How can you know that without doing it first. You just lost there. For me whenever I look at my old FHD OPPO Find 7a I will notice some pixelated text. I noticed the difference because I had used the Find 7a FOR MONTHS. I had upgraded to the LG G4 because the Find 7a's software is laggy as hell. Now having used the LG G4 FOR MONTHS, I can noticed the difference when I'm browsing, social media, watch videos and playing games whenever i use my Find 7a as it is my backup phone. I talk from MY OWN EXPERIENCE while you talk from your own imagination. You can believe what you want, but it will never change the fact that a 2K display is better than the FHD display in terms of resolution.
Therefore as usual from Samsung, QHD is a gimmick feature, with common usage not better than the fhd and not sufficient for VR..
Now all those pixel freaks can give us a test and go get help if they cant live without 2k and 4k on a tiny screen of a mobile, shows really that most people still have sanity not just babies in need of lollipops and sugar candy and who bought what first
Anonymous, 19 Feb 2017Yes phones can handle Netflix VR! Small steps. VR gaming is 5 years in the future (for PCs) an... more1. They should handle it easily without sacrificing the overall experience. What if it looks sharp on the VR box if it's just going to be played for an hour or two? I wanna know as well the ratio of the number of people who knows about VR and those who doesn't or who doesn't use it.
2. Not all movies are in 360 yet, so what's the purpose? It'd be more enjoyable if you could watch it and move it as if you're in the scene, because that's what VR is made for, right?
3. They still do, because it needs to display the content on a 400 to 500 pixels of your screen. You may not need bright display, but you're still using it, and not all phones can do a 5-hour video playback. Some even struggles to make it through 4 hours.
4. VR is still bulky because of how thick it simply is. The thinnest VR is maybe around 50mm thick, and that is still too much. Not to mention the tendency of the VR box falling down of your head because of how loose the strap holder is.
5. I would consider VR as the present if ALL phones in the world are able to play 360-degree videos in native 4K resolution (means no individual pixel visible on VR) and if they can do VR for more than a week of continuous looping
AnonD-639496, 19 Feb 2017Lol. You're the one that's hallucinating. I said, if you use a 2k display phone REGULARLY F... moreAm I? Because my normal vision is telling me that a 2K display is just as sharp as 1080p display, and no, using it for months will not affect my interpretation of 2K benefitting over 1080p in terms of resolution, because they're basically senseless on a sub-6" screen devices. Yes, my sister uses a G4 and I have seen a Xperia X with 1080p display. Comparing them side by side is a way of determining a difference, so how is it irrelevant? Well what does matter more? Through the number of pixels or the way you see it? People prefer 2K because it is overly hyped by the majority, fooling people that it is better even when it's not. I already have used my sister's G4 for a lot of times already, but it doesn't make me dislike a 1080p nor a 720p display. You can believe what you want, but it will never change the fact that a 2K display is just as sharp as 1080p display on a sub-6" screen, regardless of how long you see it or use it.