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it is clear that nathris is completely wrong. I agree with TimAHH
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Here's my understanding of the two sides.

Nathris is defining Resolution as the size of the "frame" the screen allows you to see. TimAHH is defining resolution as pixel count. That sound right to both of you?

Can we agree on this? The iPhone has more pixels, but if viewing the same thing on an iPhone 4 and an iPhone 3GS, you will see the exact same "frame". However you want to define resolution in that.

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.
    
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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.
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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.

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Originally Posted by xxbassplayerxx View Post
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...
    
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