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  • Samsung's Galaxy S IV said to Outshine Apple's Retina Quality Display


    Samsung’s next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S IV, is likely to be released in Q2 of 2013. Rumor has it that it will be launched in April and will be sporting a slew of new features and specs. Among the new specs is a screen that is rumored to outdo Apple’s Retina display. It is said to have a pixel density of 440ppi, which is more than the iPhone’s Retina display (326ppi).

    When Jobs first announced the iPhone 4’s Retina display, he said there’s a magic pixel density threshold that makes pixels indistinguishable for the human retina. This number was roughly around 300ppi. Jobs was right as numerous mathematical formulas and scientists supported the Retina display’s qualities but Retina doesn’t seem to be enough. Several people are claiming that the battle to make screens with higher pixel densities doesn’t matter because the threshold of it being useful has already passed. These people are said to be wrong as boosting pixel density turns digital objects on a screen into life-like objects. It’s also something Apple has prided itself on for years.

    The supposed 440ppi Galaxy S IV would step far beyond the barrier and furthermore, it’s not even alone in doing so. Other smartphones such as Sony’s Xperia Z and HTC’s Droid DNA both have 5-inch 440ppi displays that have already been announced. Although the new pixel layout may result in the highest pixel density for the Galaxy S IV, which is arriving considerably later than the other two phones in this range, it may not even produce a noticeable difference to consumers based on the limitations of our own eyes. Similar to the competition for the biggest display, which seems to have gotten out of hand, the competition for the most pixels seems to be going in the same direction. Still, 440ppi is nothing to scoff at as it’s still quite impressive.

    Source: TechCrunch via UberGizmo
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Samsung's Galaxy S IV said to Outshine Apple's Retina Quality Display started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 65 Comments
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Same with the new 4K TV's that are coming out soon. All marketing ploy, bigger numbers means better to consumers. Even if there is no real world viewing difference.
    1. subywrex's Avatar
      subywrex -
      Quote Originally Posted by aidanharris View Post
      No it is exactly what he said it was. It is important to a certain degree. That degree is when the human eye can physically not detect any pixels at all. Once that limit is reached it doesn't matter they are just irrelevant numbers to sucker members of the public into buying a device because it has a bigger number when in reality there is no difference despite the fact that one number is bigger than the other since our eyes are just not capable of detecting such sharpness. Earlier someone mentioned that they knew people that had bought a cheaper inferior camera to a more higher spec camera just because the megapixels were higher well I'll tell you one thing I've taken much better photos on some cameras with less megapixels than other high spec cameras. Why? Because it is the photographer down to the person that is taking the photo. They decide how good it looks. The same can be said for screens. It is not "which one is the bigger number I absolutely have to have that phone" (although that statement is true for some moronic idiotic individuals who have know knowledge of the device at all and couldn't tell a mb from a gb) but instead it is "who cares about the screen? My eyes can't detect it anyway. Lets forget about which has the biggest number and focus instead on stuff that matters for example usability and ergonomics.".
      Thank you. You saved me an explanation. Lol.

      Yes it is a common misconception that the more megapixels the better. Megapixels matter, but quality of lens and what can make bigger difference.

      A 10 mp HIGH end DSL will take much better pictures than a 16mp point and shoot
    1. shinpeer1981's Avatar
      shinpeer1981 -
      Quote Originally Posted by subywrex View Post
      A lot of people could care less about NFC.

      The reality is people use an iPhone because it does what they need it to and more. And same for androids.
      Okay, I'm still trying to figure out the "new features" and a features that Samsung stole from Apple.....
      So if you want to reply, please read the original comment and try to answer it not just stating an opinion again...
    1. subywrex's Avatar
      subywrex -
      Quote Originally Posted by shinpeer1981 View Post
      Okay, I'm still trying to figure out the "new features" and a features that Samsung stole from Apple.....
      So if you want to reply, please read the original comment and try to answer it not just stating an opinion again...
      I never said apple stole anything from Samsung or visa versa.

      Not sure how you can argue my "opinion" that people use each device cause it does what they want. Isn't that the point of owning something? Is for it to do what you want it to do?
    1. aidanharris's Avatar
      aidanharris -
      Quote Originally Posted by subywrex View Post
      I never said apple stole anything from Samsung or visa versa.

      Not sure how you can argue my "opinion" that people use each device cause it does what they want. Isn't that the point of owning something? Is for it to do what you want it to do?
      That's what I was just thinking I don't buy a device based on facts and figures I by it because I feel comfortable using it and even enjoy using it even with its closed nature...