Originally Posted by rusky1
Originally Posted by james8
this is just like MPs on digital camera all over again.
personally. i think there is no point in anything over 350 ppi for phones.
My thoughts exactly. While screen tech can continue being updated (more energy efficient screens), I feel like they should prioritize battery life over cramming pixels on the screen. Once battery tech surpasses our needs, they can shift their focus back onto bigger resolutions.
The last time I remember having a phone with a battery that lasted a significant amount of time was about 9 years ago with my kyocera.
And tell me what was your usage like on that phone? did you browse the web? did you watch youtube videos? did you constantly check your email? My guess the answer to all of these questions is no. The simple fact of the matter is we demand a LOT more from our phones. Contrary to popular belief battery tech has gotten a lot better, it's just been out pace by our usage.
I propose a challenge. turn of the wifi/bluetooth/gps and only use your phone for what we did 10 years ago. Only phone calls and the occasional text message. No browsing, no email checking, no games, no youtube. Then see how long the battery lasts.
As they say, necessity is the mother of invention. If we need more battery power then tech companies will pour money into R+D because there would be a huge market for that. If we sit on our hands and do nothing and let battery tech "catch up" then progress for batteries will be slowed because the demand has dried up.
I say more let the screen res rise. (then frickin make a higher res affordable monitor already!)