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Do we really need QHD screens on our smartphones?

This year has begun with the fever of QHD resolution screens and next thing seems to be almost mandatory for high ranges of manufacturers to incorporate it on their terminals, looking that this resolution becomes a standard as was already the HD and Full HD. At the time we considered the Full HD was overkilling but eventually saw that it was certainly perfect in that time.And the same thing is now going with this new resolution.

Although smaller manufacturers used them first and LG first decided from the “big manufacturers” to use this technology with not very good results and making the LG G3 was not that big step up from its predecessor the LG G2 . Obviously to see that LG had already taken the big risk, Samsung could not be left behind and gave us a taste of this QHD screens with their Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A that was unique from the Korean powerhouse. The culmination came with which today is considered the best screen on a smartphone and is nothing more that incorporates in the Galaxy Note 4 . Despite how great it is, do we really need the QHD in our terminals? In my opinion I think not. And although it has its advantages, the disadvantages of these screens with this resolution seem to be greater than the positives.

Disadvantages of QHD Screens

The first thing that comes to the mind when thinking this screens on a terminal is the energy consumption. Behold one of the main disadvantages hit with the QHD screens representing the autonomy of the terminals . Although continue to be refined and most likely in the future may not be any problem of this kind,no doubt but having such resolution and pixel density in such “small” screen is a problem. In addition we must add that the batteries have not evolved and opt to incorporate a quick charge as we have seen that has happened this year. Obviously processors are able to move such a resolution, but as many pixels that should be removed, no doubt that the battery will suffer.

Just look at the example of Motorola Droid Turbo. With this massive battery that account should overcome and much other teams, but we have seen in the reviews that it barely reaches the whole day, obviously the QHD screen that incorporates not help the cause. Now imagine the same terminal with Full HD panel? No doubt that autonomy would help much farther.The technology should have helped us to move forward instead this is dragging us backwards.Don’t you think so?

Maybe this is not a big disadvantage as such because as I mentioned earlier,the evolution of processors is crazy. They are perfectly capable of moving these types of resolution but we have seen the performance that these can have using a lower resolution as Full HD. Sample is the Xperia Z3 Compact, with only one HD display and less RAM,it presents a stunning performance and battery life to envy, sometimes gets to surpass its older brother. Moving all those pixels, you can reach having lag in the system even though it has enough power.

As I said in the beginning in the start of the article that there is also many advantages like the pixel density of QHD screens gives us stunning picture quality,amazing details which really need to be appreciated but this screens need to solve the lacking to become a overall product or I don’t think we need this if they can’t be more efficient.

Do you think we really need screens with this resolution in our smartphones?

HD Display, Motorola Droid Turbo, Processors, QHD Screens, RAM, Samsung, Smartphones

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