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Am I the only one who doesn't see a difference between qHD and 1280x720?

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  1. darklide

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    Am I the only one who doesn't see a difference between qHD on my Atrix 4G and 1280x720 on my Galaxy Nexus.

    The same amount of icons can fit on both screens, the same amount of widgets. Games don't look any different. It seems like they are the same.
     

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    No opinions?
     
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    Haven't seen a 720p screen as of yet... I have qHD screen on my 3VO and it does look nicer than my previous EVO 4G.
     
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    The critical factors for seeing details in images is color, contrast, saturation and resolution - resolution coming in last. For plain text, it's resolution.

    Resolution as a spec can't stand by itself - you also need screen size and distance from your eyes. If you take any screen, of any size, and stand far enough away from it, you can only tell if it's on or off - it becomes effectively, one single pixel. (That's a silly, extreme example, but it helps illustrate the point.)

    In your case, the Nexus has more dots - but it's also a larger screen. Being larger, you may or may not relax and hold it a tad further away. I know I hold my qHD 4.3 phone a little further away than my 800x480 3.7" phone, for example.

    Everyone sees differently and has different needs and uses. Some will claim you can see dot differences, some will claim you can't - we're not all made the same and also, we age, and our eye tissues get less responsive (also varies when and how much for each person).

    I have the qHD Evo 3D myself, and I've had folks tell me their SAOMLED displays with lower resolution seem sharper to them - from that, I would simply guess that they have a different sensitivity to saturation than I do.

    In general, using SMPTE specs, if you hold your phone about a foot from your face, I'd say the majority of folks wouldn't see a dot difference on images.

    But that's statistical - I generally believe people when they give their observations.

    So, there's really no wrong or right answer here - it's quite individual. :)
     
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    Well said Early, this is a little off topic and I don't know if you used an Original EVO but as far as screen size goes, Do you like the screen size of the original EVO or the 3VO better? I like the screen size of the original EVO better because overall it just felt bigger and was great when using it in landscape because the screen wasn't as skinny as my 3VO. I don't see many people really discussing it.
     
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    It depends on how you use your phone, if you play games or read allot of small text and/or hold the phone close to your face you will probably notice the difference, for normal viewing distance with text formated to fit the screen I'd imagine allot of users will not be able to tell the difference.

    Doesnt really supprise me, HD on a screen so small still seems like overkill to me but that's the way things are going, more for marketing reasons then to benefit the user imo.
     
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    That's what I've been trying to say in my "other" thread, the Galaxy Nexus have a screen resolution almost like my Macbook Pro 13", which is an overkill.

    qHD is enough for a couple of years but technology is progressing so fast in unpleasant way, an example from a couple of years ago, god knows about their progress in 2012:

    Rat Brain Robot - YouTube
     
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    Actually, it gets discussed quite a bit, and the preference is split. No surprise. Personally, I prefer the Evo's 16:10 aspect ratio over the Evo 3D's 16:9. But expect 16:9 to become more predominant, especially since 720p is the new standard in high-res screens on phones, and 720p is an HD aspect ratio, which is 16:9.


    I definitely respect your opinion regarding technology evolving too quickly, as you've brought it up in many threads, but just remember: no one forces us to adopt technology. For example, you can still get an Evo 4G if you don't want the dual-core Evo 3D.

    And I'm sure there's some subset of the population who thinks a rotary phone is "good enough" and choose not to own a cell phone. Technology serves us, not the other way around, so it shouldn't matter how fast it charges forward; you pick what's best for you.
     
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    The problem comes when a phone I desire is "discontinued" due to it being too old.

    And yes technology is here to serve us not the other way around, though only few people (especially the younger generation) have the strength to resist the technology temptation i.e. not checking the phone every other minute in social situations.
     
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    Well, just so you know: today's old phones were once cutting edge, which means a few years ago, you thought they were overkill.

    Let's get back on topic now. Not every thread should be about the speed of technological progress.

    I own the Evo 3D, and I think the qHD is very good. Huge difference over the original WVGA (800x480). But when I compare my E3D with my wife's iPhone 4S, I can clearly see that her screen is better (to me).

    Mind you, I'm a pixel-density junkie. I do see very clearly different densities (without needing to squint up close or use magnifying glasses), and I tend to weigh that factor more so than other factors that determine overall picture quality.

    I have no problems with higher and higher densities, provided that the GPU can keep up. If FPS drops significantly due to the larger resolution, then I don't think it's a worthwhile tradeoff.
     
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    I didn't thought about "overkill" until the appearance of dual-cores and later the 720p, don't be too rash when judging me. :rolleyes:

    I actually thought those old phones back in the days to be nice, too bad evo 4g was only sold in the US, as later on I wanted to buy an HTC desire HD when it was released back then but back then I had recently bought an HTC legend so yeah.
     

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