Originally Posted by E_man
My personal opinion. I completely understand what nathris is saying. I can see more on a webpage with my Galaxy S than my friend can on his iPhone 4. Then again, everything is clearer on the iPhone 4 screen. I'm not sure that resolution is the word I would use for his argument, however.
Well, thats because your Galaxy S has a pentile matrix. Its going to be fuzzy no matter what since it can't even display a pixel, no matter what the dot pitch is.
Originally Posted by xxbassplayerxx
I've always defined resolution as the actual pixel count. Nathris, I think what you're talking about would be better named "effective resolution" or something else.
I called it apparent resolution, but yea, its the same thing.
Here's a question for all you iPhone owners: If the iPhone 5 had a 3.5" 1920x1280 screen, would that make it 4 times better than the iPhone 4's screen?
(Hint: if they kept the body the same, you wouldn't be able to tell which is the iPhone 4 and which is the iPhone 5 without a magnifying glass)
As soon as you can no longer see the pixels, the resolution effectively becomes infinite, since adding more pixels won't do anything. I've said this 3 or 4 times already, even proved it mathematically, but I guess its just too hard a concept for some people to grasp...