OP6 settled a bit

  1. Hezd Donut May 16, 2018

    Hezd, May 16, 2018 :
    I am very excited to acquire this new OP6 and it really does look like a great product.
    But I can't help but wonder why OP has settled on not going 2K or at least above the 500ppi, it already seemed strange not to have more than FullHD during the OP3 launch because it happened in VR and there you'd need higher ppi for good quality viewing.
    Also the usb 2.0 does not seem to make any sense considering the holistic approach and mindset OP is supposed to have.
    The device can record 4K video and not show it in anywhere near same quality on screen.
    The device have very high LTE network speed and internally it can write and read with great bandwidth, but when connected via cable you are severely limited by usb speed.
    Since OP has phones with enormous storage capacity, does that mean OP wants users to transfer all their high resolution videos over LTE, if they want the speed they need ?

  2. Photoman9988 Jelly Bean May 16, 2018

    Photoman9988, May 16, 2018 :
    Seems to be the trend with Chinese phone makers for some reason. Even the high priced Huawei P20 Pro has a HD+ screen.

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  3. prajnay0 Ice Cream Sandwich May 16, 2018

    prajnay0, May 16, 2018 :
    tell me one phone which is not using USB 2.0
    not using the 2k screen doesn't make a huge difference because i have used a 2k screen and it doesn't make a difference

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  4. aenews KitKat May 16, 2018

    aenews, May 16, 2018 :
    Not having QHD is my only real issue with the OP6, only exacerbated by Pentile AMOLED. I also wonder why they haven't taken the leap, but they've made it part of their philosophy since the OnePlus One.[/QUOTE]

  5. dimovkster Honeycomb May 16, 2018

    dimovkster, May 16, 2018 :
    [/QUOTE]Not having a QHD display is actually a good thing because since it's an AMOLED screen there will be less pixels to lit, therefore better battery life. Plus by "only" being FHD the CPU and GPU will have to push less pixels, therefore they will also drain less battery. Furthermore, for everyday use there isn't that big of a difference between FHD and QHD and if it's QHD, the price will be even higher and everyone will complain.

    P.S.: although the Samsungs S8, S8+, S9 and S9+ have QHD+ displays, 90% of the users (if not more) keep it at FHD+ (the resolution of which OP is keeping their phones) to save battery.

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  6. aenews KitKat May 16, 2018

    aenews, May 16, 2018 :
    No that's not a good thing. As you said yourself, you can always reduce the resolution if you wish, and furthermore there's little impact on battery life due to the higher resolution. You are misinformed.

    The issue with Pentile is that there is reduced sub-pixel resolution. Essentially G is full-resolution (1:1 mapping) but R and B pixel counts are both halved. So the sub-pixel resolution for 1080P Pentile would be 1080P for G and 768P for R and B. That's the real issue. Text rendering will not be as sharp as a Full RGB 1080P panel.

  7. akasqueak Eclair May 16, 2018

    akasqueak, May 16, 2018 :
    without getting technical, I was at the launch and played with the phone, the screen did look very crisp and sharp, no issues or concerns from what I saw

  8. Hezd Donut May 16, 2018

    Hezd, May 16, 2018 :
    I have no doubt that the experience using the phone as a smartphone is great and will look good.
    However, it does not make sense to have a motto of "Never Settle", if that is actually what you do.
    Neither does it make sense to launch a phone in VR and distribute VR headsets, when you are not going support high resolution screens so as to give users in VR a greater experience.
    Neither does it make sense to let users record 4K video but not supporting the playback of them.
    It does make sense if we consider finance before all though.

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  9. Jaisce Donut May 16, 2018

    Jaisce, May 16, 2018 :
    So, is what your saying, aenews, that you'd rather spend $300-400 extra on a PHONE that has a 4k screen? Nevermind the fact that, whilst the OP6 has full hd compared to that of the S9's 4k, the OP6's screen looks much more nice in contrast. Also, please explain to us what it is that you do on a phone (mind you), that displays any real-life *significant difference between the 2 resolutions, whether it be reading text, watching videos, or anything!? Note: that we're not talking about a 65" tv here, but a 6.28 screen - that's smaller than the size of my girlfriend's hand!!!

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  10. aenews KitKat May 16, 2018

    aenews, May 16, 2018 :
    Without getting technical, it's blurrier than a normal 1080P display. I'm still purchasing, and I always go for OnePlus.

  11. aenews KitKat May 16, 2018

    aenews, May 16, 2018 :
    Aside from Sony, I don't know any phones with 4K Panels. And that's LCD so Full RGB.

    I always buy OnePlus. Price doesn't matter so much as resale value. I will sell my 5T for $500 and buy a 6. Pretty much all other companies have quite a lot of price depreciation. OTOH as I purchased with student discount, I can sell pretty much at purchase price.

  12. Jaisce Donut May 16, 2018

    Jaisce, May 16, 2018 :
    While I do have 20/18 vision, I've seen absolutely no significant difference between the 2 resolutions on ANY two phones. Some might look better, or crispier (like the OP6) - which is nice, but as far as text readability and video viewing goes, zero. Now, disconnect my xbox one x (has native 4k) from my 65" 4k lg oled with hdr, and connect it to my son's 50" 1080p, yes, there is obviously a difference, but, again, we're talking a phone.

  13. Jaisce Donut May 16, 2018

    Jaisce, May 16, 2018 :
    And yes, i stand corrected: QHD, not 4k. Although, I had QHD on the LG g3 i had when it came out 3-4 years ago. 1080p looks better on the OP3T than it does that.

  14. aenews KitKat May 16, 2018

    aenews, May 16, 2018 :
    Yeah I have the C7P. That's Full RGBW and not Pentile. Quite a beautiful display.

    But no there's a clear difference between 1080P and 1440P at this screen size (5.5" for the 16:9). Especially because this is Pentile and less sharp for text rendering versus normal 1080P panels. I'm not saying you have to care, but the difference is obvious. I'm surprised you have higher resolution displays and still don't see the difference. If anything, higher resolution is important for phones since you physically hold them close to your face and they take up a good portion of your field of vision. I suppose if you hold your phone far from your face, the difference will indeed be mininal.

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  15. aenews KitKat May 16, 2018

    aenews, May 16, 2018 :
    Yeah I have several G5's in the drawer as back-up/for resale. That's a sharp display. The G3's display is not as nice as the G5's since the display itself is newer and improved.

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  16. G_sascha_boewes_SMiY Froyo May 16, 2018

    G_sascha_boewes_SMiY, May 16, 2018 :
    Pixel 2 xl has USB 3.1

  17. KeepTransisting KitKat May 16, 2018

    KeepTransisting, May 16, 2018 :
    Lack of USB 3.1 is actually the biggest deal for me here. I'll be waiting until the 6T and keeping my 5 for now.

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  18. Jaisce Donut May 16, 2018

    Jaisce, May 16, 2018 :
    Yeah, no, not saying you can't see a difference. However, it's such a small one that it has no significant extra value. I mean, to me, it's like choosing between Ralph Lauren and Armani.

  19. Jaisce Donut May 16, 2018

    Jaisce, May 16, 2018 :
    I can definitely agree with you on that. I absolutely hate that there is no 3.1!

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  20. steeba Gingerbread May 16, 2018