Do you think that a 2k display is necessary on a smartphone screen?


Do you think that a 2k display is necessary on a smartphone screen?

  1. yes

    35 vote(s)
  2. no

    135 vote(s)
  1. metalerjf
    Gingerbread May 27, 2016

  2. ratification
    Ice Cream Sandwich May 27, 2016

  3. Two
    Honeycomb May 28, 2016

    Two , May 28, 2016 :
    I defy anyone to distinguish a pixel on a 5.5" full HD screen without anything else than the naked eye.

  4. itsbhanusharma
    Ice Cream Sandwich May 28, 2016

    itsbhanusharma , May 28, 2016 :
    It's Just a Battery Burner unless You've Got a 10,000mAh battery with a Screen size of over 8 inches

    For devices with smaller resolution, 1080p is already overkill industry standard.

    Fitting in more pixels into such tiny space won't really make a difference to human eye. What are we making it for? MicroBots?

  5. Sub-Negro
    Honeycomb May 30, 2016

  6. JeffW
    Honeycomb May 30, 2016

    JeffW , May 30, 2016 :
    it is good for VR, but provides no real benefit in most other cases.

    I'd rather have a 1080p display with good batterylife than a 2k display with mediocre battery life

  7. Tokolozi
    Marshmallow May 30, 2016

  8. Tokolozi
    Marshmallow May 30, 2016

    Tokolozi , May 30, 2016 :
    This however we need, since it's a bigLITTLE architecture it saves a lot of battery. See it as 2 quad cores working in tandem and not as 1 octa.

  9. charlie19211
    Gingerbread May 30, 2016

    charlie19211 , May 30, 2016 :
    Only for vr purposes, anything else works fine with 1080p. In a perfect world, I would like to see manufactures go the Sony route (a la z5 premium). Use a 2k screen, but it is only 2k when you want it to be (viewing images, watching video, vr), and is 1080p the rest of the time.

    Get better battery than full 2k, but still the PPI of 2k when it actually matters.

  10. SimonFullerImagery
    Jelly Bean May 30, 2016

    SimonFullerImagery , May 30, 2016 :
    I think it's useful in the VR space but that's about it. Put it on a thin phone and kiss good bye to good battery life.

  11. M4ENY
    KitKat May 30, 2016

    M4ENY , May 30, 2016 :
    It has been over 2 years since OP first asked his question and if I have to be honest I would say that Qhd screens have more meaning now due to the ever growing VR presence these days.

    Personally I have used VR quite alot and even at Qhd it still isn't as sharp as I would like the experience to be thus the need to increase in screen resolution and pixel density.

    If your primary focus is just using the phone without indulging in the world of VR then it would be fine to have a fullHD

  12. Nadorst
    Honeycomb May 30, 2016

    Nadorst , May 30, 2016 :
    As mentioned by others: it's not "necessary", even for a bigger screen like 5.5"...

    If you want to use VR a lot however, then it becomes MORE useful. Still not "necessary", but better nonetheless ;)

  13. TlathamXmahtalT
    KitKat May 30, 2016

    TlathamXmahtalT , May 30, 2016 :
    Do you have any actual proof of this, or are you just spewing the popular myth that hasn't been proven yet.

  14. riffraff81
    KitKat May 30, 2016

    riffraff81 , May 30, 2016 :
    I don't see the lack of it adversely effecting my smartphone experience or even minutely effecting my experience.

    the mobile infrastructure isn't in place to make it useful right now on a mobile device.