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  1. yourphonemyphone's Avatar
    Am I the only one who's extremely disappointed & shocked by S5's "low" resolution 1920x1080 screen?

    I was totally expecting a MUCH higher screen resolution. Now I have no will power to "upgrade" from the Note 2 and Note 3 to the S5. (mostly because I have never used the S-pen for the last couple of years)
    02-24-2014 04:02 PM
  2. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    The S5 records 4K videos though, which I think is nyce
    Most phones have that resolution anyways
    02-24-2014 04:06 PM
  3. ErnstMach's Avatar
    No. There is absolutely no need for ultra HD on a PHONE. Your eyes cannot tell the difference when you pass the mid 300s in PPI. The only thing you'd get from the 2k or whatever the rumoured display resolution was is lower battery life

    Posted via Android Central App
    smooth4lyfe, ibcop, onsoku and 6 others like this.
    02-24-2014 04:06 PM
  4. dsignori's Avatar
    I doubt you will be the ONLY one disappointed.

    But I am not disappointed at all. The GS4 display is fantastic IMO, and much higher res display would crush battery life probably. In the preso, they talked a lot about the improved display from the GS4, brighter, better controls, etc. In any case I am really happy with what was announced. I'll appreciate the better camera, processor, better battery life, and screen - as long as they actually are better as advertised.
    Rick Bell likes this.
    02-24-2014 04:09 PM
  5. shanghaichica's Avatar
    Show me a flaghsip android phone with a 4k display.
    deadp1xel likes this.
    02-24-2014 04:54 PM
  6. yourphonemyphone's Avatar
    I doubt you will be the ONLY one disappointed.

    But I am not disappointed at all. The GS4 display is fantastic IMO, and much higher res display would crush battery life probably. In the preso, they talked a lot about the improved display from the GS4, brighter, better controls, etc. In any case I am really happy with what was announced. I'll appreciate the better camera, processor, better battery life, and screen - as long as they actually are better as advertised.
    Yes and no.... that's what they said when Samsung released the S4 and Note 3 with 1920x1080 screen.
    People said the 1280x720p screens on the S3 and Note 2 was plenty.
    02-24-2014 04:57 PM
  7. UJ95x's Avatar
    Like has been mentioned above, why do you need anything over 1080p on such a small display. The S5 is still over 400ppi. The difference in display sharpness would be negligible

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.2
    deadp1xel likes this.
    02-24-2014 04:58 PM
  8. ab304945's Avatar
    1920x1800 isn't low resolution

    Posted via Android Central App
    20blks, OTACORB, deadp1xel and 4 others like this.
    02-24-2014 05:12 PM
  9. RHChan84's Avatar
    Your eyes will not notice the difference between 1080 and 1440. Both are way over the ppi at normal viewing distance.

    And the people that say there is a difference doesn't know the difference between sharpness, brightness or contrast. 720 to 1080 is enough to notice a difference but 1080 to 1440 is just overkill. I'd rather a 1080 display and better battery life than a 1440 display which looks good on paper but not in real life.
    deadp1xel and thatguy97 like this.
    02-24-2014 05:40 PM
  10. Ry's Avatar
    I'm fine with any smartphone display around 300 PPI.
    02-24-2014 05:51 PM
  11. RHChan84's Avatar
    I'm fine with any smartphone display around 300 PPI.
    And better battery life.
    Ry and onsoku like this.
    02-24-2014 06:00 PM
  12. Jay Holm's Avatar
    The S5 records 4K videos though, which I think is nyce
    Most phones have that resolution anyways
    It's limited to 5m's.
    02-24-2014 06:19 PM
  13. Jay Holm's Avatar
    Am I the only one who's extremely disappointed & shocked by S5's "low" resolution 1920x1080 screen?

    I was totally expecting a MUCH higher screen resolution. Now I have no will power to "upgrade" from the Note 2 and Note 3 to the S5. (mostly because I have never used the S-pen for the last couple of years)
    If the S5 did have a 1440p screen, I definitely would have been more wow'ed! That's for sure. I like bright, vibrant displays.
    02-24-2014 06:20 PM
  14. thebizz's Avatar
    Really I simply don't understand why you would want a 2k display on a 5.1 inch screen. Mobile gpus are just getting to the point to were they can push these displays at 60fps and you want something that's going to tax the soc and battery even more. We have gotten to the point that these displays are good. I would rather have Samsung make a true rgb strip 1080p amoled display
    02-24-2014 06:21 PM
  15. ErnstMach's Avatar
    If the S5 did have a 1440p screen, I definitely would have been more wow'ed! That's for sure. I like bright, vibrant displays.

    I don't use, or acknowledge the word ""troll"".
    Brightness and vibrance don't go hand in hand with resolution

    Posted via Android Central App
    Ry, UJ95x, OTACORB and 1 others like this.
    02-24-2014 06:25 PM
  16. Raptor007's Avatar
    What is the supposed need for a 2k display? You can't tell its there, it will only drain the battery faster and its just not necessary. If you put it on a tablet, maybe, laptop sure but 5" phone, just say no.
    02-24-2014 08:45 PM
  17. NoYankees44's Avatar
    1080p is the final threshold for smartphone sized screens. It is the point that you will not ever be able to see a pixel. 720p is close, but you can just barely see the difference side by side with 1080p. I guarantee you would not be able to tell the difference between 1080p and 1440p.

    Plus it takes more horsepower to run a higher resolution. This does not automatically mean there will be issues, but a lower resolution is a safer bet for a better experience. Especially if you are on the line for being able to handle the higher res(like many of the 2013 phones).
    02-24-2014 08:46 PM
  18. enik's Avatar
    No. There is absolutely no need for ultra HD on a PHONE. Your eyes cannot tell the difference when you pass the mid 300s in PPI. The only thing you'd get from the 2k or whatever the rumoured display resolution was is lower battery life

    Posted via Android Central App
    Totally a marketing gimmick apple pushed. The actual number is more like 500ppi or so. Now I'm not agreeing with the OP or disagreeing. Though after 2k on phones below 6 inches it will be completely pointless to up the resolution.

    Sent from my LG-LS980 using Tapatalk
    02-24-2014 09:45 PM
  19. UJ95x's Avatar
    Totally a marketing gimmick apple pushed. The actual number is more like 500ppi or so. Now I'm not agreeing with the OP or disagreeing. Though after 2k on phones below 6 inches it will be completely pointless to up the resolution.

    Sent from my LG-LS980 using Tapatalk
    No, it is fact that the human eye can't distinguish pixels beyond the 300 or PPI mark. Doesn't mean the display can't be more sharp...

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.2
    ErnstMach likes this.
    02-24-2014 09:46 PM
  20. charlee08's Avatar
    You get a 2k or 4k display then you'll complain about the phones terrible battery life.

    Posted with my Moto X
    OTACORB, 20blks and thatguy97 like this.
    02-24-2014 09:50 PM
  21. vicw926a4's Avatar
    Extremely disappointed? Shocked? Low Resolution 1920x1080 screen?

    Nah - until someone can demonstrate to me that I could even discern a difference between the "Low" resolution 1920x1080 5.1" screen, and a higher density, I could not care less. Even if they could, which I highly doubt, the increased battery drain would likely outweigh the unlikely benefit.
    02-25-2014 09:48 AM
  22. mhans311's Avatar
    I can't even tell the difference between 720p on my moto x and 1080p on my friend's GS4.

    It all depends on the distance your ate viewing the display from as well. I guess if you use your phone an inch away from your face you will be much more sensitive to resolution.
    02-25-2014 10:59 AM
  23. Joe113's Avatar
    What I'm disappointed in is that there is not 3/4 GB of RAM!! As has been said by everyone above me, I do not need a higher resolution screen that I will barely be able to tell the difference between (if at all), plus it will drain the battery quicker.
    02-25-2014 11:05 AM
  24. UJ95x's Avatar
    What I'm disappointed in is that there is not 3/4 GB of RAM!! As has been said by everyone above me, I do not need a higher resolution screen that I will barely be able to tell the difference between (if at all), plus it will drain the battery quicker.
    There is no need for 3GB of RAM. Other phones do just fine without it, and the Note 3 only needs it because its version of TouchWiz has added functionality

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.2
    02-25-2014 11:18 AM
  25. marrzie's Avatar
    There is no need for 3GB of RAM. Other phones do just fine without it, and the Note 3 only needs it because its version of TouchWiz has added functionality

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.2
    Is there anything at all that you don't like about the phone? You seem to disagree with so many peoples complaints so I was just curious.
    02-25-2014 01:06 PM
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