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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by liquidmonkey, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. liquidmonkey

    liquidmonkey Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    is there a reason why android phones are not giving us a 1280x720 resolution?
    16:9 screens would be great to have on mobiles IMO.

  2. Jammy

    Jammy Android Expert

    Does 2.x support that resolution?
  3. nacatomi

    nacatomi Android Enthusiast

    I agree.
    Just a guess but I would say keeping a manageable screen size would be a major factor I would say. Don't know what the smallest 1280 x 720 screen is but I would have thought if it was doable at the moment then the manufacturers would all be scrambling to be the first.
  4. Jammy

    Jammy Android Expert

    1280x720 is 340ppi on a 4.3" screen I think.

    It would be pointless on any screen smaller.
  5. liquidmonkey

    liquidmonkey Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    no idea what v2.x or even v3.x support but with a 4.3"er, manufacturers could truly call their phone 'HD' with 1280x720p and it might actually make sense to start watching 720p movies on your phone too ;)

    maybe its a battery killer like gps, not sure.
  6. nacatomi

    nacatomi Android Enthusiast

    Yeah just read the supposed specs on the galaxy S2.
    4.3" sounds like its gonna be a big boy, too big IMO same as "Desire HD" getting more into media player territory. And yeah, I'd like to see the battery hit driving those extra pixels.
  7. jay_kay

    jay_kay Android Enthusiast

    I popped into Vodafone at the weekend to get my girls desire fixed and had a looks at the GalaxyS. It is huge and as you say far too big for me even with my panda hands.

    It also felt like it was made in a pre-school all creaky and bendy plastic. Buttons sounded like they had foil underneath cos they made a crunching sound when pressed. Reminded me of my old n96.

    So happy I got my desire :D
  8. dara

    dara Lurker

    For me, the ideal screen size and form factor are:

    Screen: 1280 x 720 pixels, 4.5 inch diagonal (99.6 x 56.0 mm, 326 DPI)
    Phone: 125 x 65 x 11-13 mm, < 175 g

    This is just about the size of a Motorola Droid X (127.5 x 65.5 mm according to Wikipedia). I&#8217;d opt for a bit thicker than the Droid X&#8217;s 10 mm to either get a better camera (like the Nokia N8) or better battery life, but I don&#8217;t like physical keyboards.

    The resulting DPI for this screen is 326, which is exactly the same as the iPhone 4. Since I don&#8217;t see higher pixel counts (like 1920x1080) being likely in sub 5&#8221; displays anytime soon, the only way to get a higher DPI is to reduce the screen size which is of no value to me - I want the biggest possible screen I can fit in my pocket..

    For the phone dimensions, I'm assuming 4.5 mm borders for width (iPhone 4 has 4.4 mm, so it's doable) and an average of 12.7 mm for top and bottom borders (say 10.2 top, 15.2 bottom) which should be enough for microphone, speakers, and 4 buttons.

    I&#8217;ve made a mockup of this size phone out of wood and carried it around for a while in my front pants pocket. It seems just right to me. If anybody thinks 4.5&#8221; doesn&#8217;t work for a phone, I encourage you to try the same: 125 x 65 really isn&#8217;t that big.

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