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I like that high res phones have influenced the res of laptops being released today. Lets hope it continues. Honestly tho, 4k on a 5-6" phone would be nuts, but again, it makes it more a "standard" and allows for laptops to get the tech as well. thumb.gif

It wouldn't be nuts. It would be outright retarded.
   
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I love my SGS4 Mini, although I have to agree that Samsung's ROM has too much bloatware and is slowing the phone down.

I've flashed my phone to the latest stable CyanogenMod ROM and I've been loving it even more.
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People seem to be skipping a few key points when mainstream phones change screen resolution:

Some people already mentioned things like:

  • More powerful hardware to drive the mad number of pixels.
  • Battery life

But there's other things to consider, which makes the jump to 1440 (let alone 4K) unlikely:
  • Redesigning apps to fit the native resolution
  • INSANE increases in ROM size/app size (stock Samsung S4 roms are about 1GB IIRC) which means demand for higher memory
  • Cost. A 5.25" 1440p display will add a significant premium to the phone cost.


I personally don't think the S5 will be 1440p. There simply isn't enough reason to implement it.
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I'm excited to get a new phone this spring, and my last 4 phones have all been Samsungs, but I think I might take a closer look at the LG G3 if it comes out sometime around the release of the S4. Even if the specs are very close I might jump ship, if anything just to change pace.

One of the biggest problems I see with Samsung (apart from bloatware on their devices) is that the design really isn't that great looking. It's not bad though, and I use a case on my phones at all times, but its not spectacular either. Might be nice if the G3 has one of those curved yet bendable displays too.
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Originally Posted by Lovidore View Post

People seem to be skipping a few key points when mainstream phones change screen resolution:

Some people already mentioned things like:

  • More powerful hardware to drive the mad number of pixels.
  • Battery life

But there's other things to consider, which makes the jump to 1440 (let alone 4K) unlikely:
  • Redesigning apps to fit the native resolution
  • INSANE increases in ROM size/app size (stock Samsung S4 roms are about 1GB IIRC) which means demand for higher memory
  • Cost. A 5.25" 1440p display will add a significant premium to the phone cost.


I personally don't think the S5 will be 1440p. There simply isn't enough reason to implement it.

I think, personally, there is a very high chance that the screen will be 1440p. Most signs point to it, I mean, Samsung has always been one of the first companies when it comes to bumping screen resolutions upwards, and they have an excellent track record of manufacturing extremely high quality AMOLED displays. Not to mention that in a $650 phone they can afford to absorb what extra costs are associated with making the 1440p displays, especially since they are manufacturing them themselves and not purchasing them from a 3rd party.
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Here's hoping that the possibly forthcoming ridiculous resolutions in cellphone displays will also make it more viable for Oculus Rift and other VR developers to implement a 2K or a 1440p display in their products, since there's already going to be existing screens in stock. When your FOV is 110°, high physical PPI is a LOT more justifiable, unlike when it's closer to 10-20° in a mobile screen.
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It'll ship with KNOX, and therefore won't see the light of day in my house. I like being able to fiddle with my device over at XDA, and still retain a hardware warranty, as per my consumer rights in the UK and EU smile.gif
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post #28 of 113
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Originally Posted by Lovidore View Post

People seem to be skipping a few key points when mainstream phones change screen resolution:

Some people already mentioned things like:

  • More powerful hardware to drive the mad number of pixels.
  • Battery life

But there's other things to consider, which makes the jump to 1440 (let alone 4K) unlikely:
  • Redesigning apps to fit the native resolution
  • INSANE increases in ROM size/app size (stock Samsung S4 roms are about 1GB IIRC) which means demand for higher memory
  • Cost. A 5.25" 1440p display will add a significant premium to the phone cost.


I personally don't think the S5 will be 1440p. There simply isn't enough reason to implement it.

Try 1.6GB for a zipped ROM on the SGS4.

Compared to the 400MB zipped for Google Play/Cyanogen/Nexus ROMs.

And it's ALL bloat and unnecessary images and files. Seriously. Samsung's framework-res.apk is FULL of legacy png's from Gingerbread and Froyo. It's stupid. Google's framework-res is 15MB, Samsung's is 40MB. Consider this for EVERY other apk in the device and you have the large file sizes.
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Originally Posted by Spade616 View Post

display technology is advancing, it doesnt matter if we can see the difference or not. it is most certainly nothing to complain about.
Higher-resolution means lower battery life.... that's something to complain about.
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Unless they do something about their UI I won't be buying a Samsung phone. Every single one I've owned, S2, S3 and S4 all are pretty quick when you turn it on for the first time just they just get slower and slower over time. I have beenusing my Z1 since October and it hasn't shown a single sign of slowing or even a hiccup. I have NEVER had that with a Samsung phone. They just put too much "crap" on the phones.

Note that I put "pretty" quick for a brand new fresh phone. My Z1 was stupid snappy and still is three months later. I cannot use my phone at work but I plug it in every 3-4 days. Just sayn.
Something becoming slower over time isn't always RAM or process issue... it's most likely a storage issue. The latest Android did add a system call to clean up the eSSD.
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4.5" at 720p or 332 ppi is indistinguishable from 1440p at 4.5" unless you have better than 20/20 vision at normal viewing distances.
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