10 Smartphones With Quad HD (2K) Displays

Attention to detail!

Mobile companies worldwide leave no stone unturned when it comes to giving their customers a power-packed device. While many buyers keenly pay attention to detail of the phone’s specifications, like if it has a quad core processor or 3 GB RAM or HD display or 2k resolution display etc, before buying it, the majority of buyers buy it for its design, how it feels in the hand or mostly the camera.

How many Megapixels? And the front camera? 8? OK! This how the conversation goes with many who land up inside a mobile store to own a smartphone. It is only after they own a smartphone and use it for a while, watch few movies, play games they get to know more about the performance.

The display is the most important feature of a smartphone. The display speaks with its user. Your smartphone mobile display is the most intriguing thing about a smartphone. The display is the second thing, after the outer frame, a buyer pays attention to. Mobile companies are fighting hard to give its consumers a great display with vibrant colors. From HD to QUAD HD (2K) the way we see the world has now changed.

QHD Or 2K

QHD is the abbreviation for Quad High Definition which is also referred as 2K resolution. 2K resolution displays are the successor of HD screens and it’s resolution measures 1440×2560 pixels and has a pixel density of 538 PPI (pixels per inch) on an average. Steve Jobs thought that fitting anything more than 300 PPI in a mobile phone is overdoing it. The shift in the pixels is visible to our naked eye. But can the human conjure the detail on such a small device? Is a question to ask.

Steve Jobs thought that fitting anything more than 300 PPI in a mobile phone is overdoing it. The technological shift in the pixels is visible to our naked eye. But can the human conjure the detail on such a small device? Is a question to ask.

Below is the list of best smartphones with 2K resolution display

Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design

Huawei continues its mate tradition and blesses the Mate 9 with an impressive 5.5 inch (1440X2560) AMOLED display with the pixel density of 534 PPI. The phone comes with a stylishly built aluminum body which is enough to catch the users eye. The body designed by Porsche is built with 59.5%, of metal, 12.5% glass, 25.4% plastic and 2.5% of leather.

The Huawei Mate 9 with Android 7.0 Nougat and 6GB RAM is not just another smartphone. It is powered by a 4000 mAh battery. Huawei introduced a proprietary 22.5 W charger for fast charging. But there is one more crucial improvement. Their newly built Hisilicon Kirin 960 chipsets with cortex A73 processing cores are the ones responsible for its overwhelming performance. With this Huawei promises a 30% performance improvement as compared to the A72. It also has a 20MP+12MP back and 8MP front camera.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Samsung is a name that has taken the market by storm. With mobile phones present for every user in different price segments, Samsung put all its efforts on improving the user experience. By launching the S7 and S7 edge in the Galaxy series, Samsung wants to give its users something vivid and amazing, like its colors. It comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, upgradable to Nougat 7.0.

The Galaxy S7 edge has a Super AMOLED, 1440p resolution 5.5′ inch display with a pixel density of 534 PPI.  The primary camera is 12 MP while the front camera is 5 MP.It is powered by  Quad core SNAPDRAGON 820 chipset and a 4GB RAM for the US. Whereas the global model has an Exynos 8890 chipset with an octa-core processor. The 3600 mAh battery is more than enough to power the display and proves efficient.

Google Pixel XL

As compared to Google previous Nexus P this one rocks both in price and quality. Google’s focus with the new Pixel and Pixel XL is in sheer quality. And trust me they have done it amazingly well. This is far better than any other android smartphone in the market. With the launch, Google gives other smartphone companies serious reasons to worry

The Pixel series of smartphones looks like an iPhone but if we are to compare these both, at least I’ll go with Google Pixel. With a simple design packed with glass and metal, the combination looks beautiful. The Google Pixel XL comes with an AMOLED 5.5-inch display, just like the Samsung S7, but better. On the inside google elegantly hides a 4GB RAM, Quad-core CPU and Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821 chipset.

The display matches S7’s display to be the best.The 2770 mAh battery seems less to power this beast, don’t go on the numbers. This new google baby has good stamina to take it all.

I’m not comparing but the Pixel XL is slightly better than the S7 and slightly falls short of the iPhone in terms of display. Google tried to represent colors in the best way possible, more realistic but the screen is not bright enough.

Moto Z

Regarded as world’s slimmest smartphone at 5.19mm thickness. Moto continues to design sleek, slim and lightweight phones like it used to before smartphones came into the picture. The Lenovo-owned Motorola Moto Z is a solid phone that has a 5.2-inch screen.

It has a 2k resolution display, which measures to 535 pixels per inch. The smartphone comes with the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC along with 2GB of RAM. Games run smoothly without any problem. The UI is good but the colors seem comic to appear smooth.

The Moto Mods that come with it are creative and well designed. The 13MP camera on the back and 5MP camera in front with flash are cool and its camera design has a bump on the back.

LG V20

The phone body overall may look dull but LG V20 is more than that. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC and 4GB of RAM. With this one LG guarantees users a premium performance. LG has focused a lot on audio quality. They’ve partnered with B&O and hence can be a good choice for music lovers.

2k resolution display

Everything other than the secondary screen (160 x 1040 pixels, 2.1 inches) seems underpowered. The secondary screen can be used in two scenarios, screen on or off. It appears above the main display and makes swapping between different widgets easier. LG did this earlier too with the predecessor V1o.

The screen measures 5.7 inches and has a 2k resolution of 1440×2560 with 513 PPI pixel density.

The dual camera is neat and works fine but needs more enhancements.Video recording can be done on 4K at 30fps or 120fps at 720p. The best part it has a removable Li-Ion 3200 mAh battery which performs decently to power the V20.

HTC 10

HTC 10 has a full metal unibody design. The 5.2-inch Super LCD screen has a 2k resolution that offers a pixel density of 565 PPI. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 – dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo with Adreno 530 makes the phone powerful. If this is not enough, HTC’s boom sound speaker setup will definitely impress you. The phone has Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, smartphones are now coming with Nougat, therefore, this is a downside. Don’t worry! the HTC  Sense UI 8.0 won’t let you down.

It also has a fingerprint reader and capacitative navigation buttons. The 12MP rear camera and 5MP front camera (first ever with Optical Image Stabilization) are made to fit into the design pretty smoothly and do well even in low light.

ZTE AXON 7

ZTE has been long known to provide cheap phones with good design. With its new Axon 7 gives its users a 5.5-inch AMOLED screen with 2k resolution. The pixel density almost reaches 560 PPI. The 3250 mAh battery is powerful and can be charged quickly with the Quick Charge 3.0 feature which ZTE has given.

It has a Snapdragon 820 processor and a 4GB RAM. Android 6.0 Marshmallow breathes inside the Axon 7 with the MiFavor 4.0 UI. The display is overall bright and crisp which is good for the price.

LG G3

The LG G3 has a pin sharp QHD (2k resolution) display and can be considered as a phablet which looks like a normal phone. The screen sharpness is actually better than the iPhone 6s Plus. It has a pixel density of 538 PPI, which is impressive. The only problem is that the screen isn’t bright enough. The UI is a major attraction here which is pretty slick and smooth.

LG gave a 12MP rear camera but only a 2.1 MP front camera, that’s not fair! The quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor in the LG G3 is enough for daily use. The problem with this one is the battery. The 3000 mAh battery is not sufficient to keep the smartphone keep running for a day.

Huawei Honor Note 8

Huawei Honor Note 8 runs on a Kirin 955 SoC and a Mali-T880 MP4 GP, similar set-up as the Huawei P9. It has a 13 MP primary camera on the rear and a 8 MP front shooter for selfies. Also, It comes with a 6.60-inch QHD Super AMOLED display with the pixel density of 443 PPI.

The Huawei Honor Note 8 runs on Android 6.0 and is powered by a 4500 mAh nonremovable battery.BIG battery for this BIG screen. The phone measures 178.80×90.90×7.18mm and weighs around 219 grams.

Le Eco Le Max 2

Released in May 2016, Le Eco is a smartphone brand very few know. Yet its great design and the shiny bezels makes every observer want to have one of it. Try watching 2K videos on this one, it’s amazing. The colors are vibrant and appear more real. Why wouldn’t it? The phone offers a pixel density of 515 PPI dues to its QHD display.

The camera quality is better than many good names. Le Eco gives a 21MP rear camera with phase detection autofocus and dual-LED (dual tone) flash. Plus, an 8 MP front camera with 1080p. With this photographers all over rejoice.

The Le Max 2 has a Non-removable Li-Ion 3100 mAh battery which is decent enough but many will feel is that great when watching movies.

Whether the human eye can process detail on mobile devices or not is hardly important nowadays. The feeling that the smartphone supports high resolution is enough. It’s the hassle-free and quality experience which users get while traveling is something they are anyways looking for.

Pratik Deshmukh

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