Smartphones are not just getting smarter by the day with powerful internals like processors and mind blowing 6GB – 8GB RAM the display is also getting better and better to the point when some have claimed that the human eye will not be able to recognize beyond a certain pixel density. Even after such news, the smartphone manufacturers are not deterred in offering the best displays in their flagship smartphones and this has given rise to Quad HD or 2K resolution displays being introduced into smartphones.
Just a couple of years back HD or Full HD resolution displays were considered to be the best and with the AMOLED displays the quality of the viewing videos or images has improved drastically. But with the latest Quad HD or 2K resolution display which is 2560 x 1440 pixels the best in the smartphone displays. With the Televisions getting 4K UHD displays we can expect the same to be brought to smartphones as well in the near future. In Quad HD or 2K resolution display, it comes with 538 ppi pixel density.
So if you are looking at getting a smartphone with the best display in the small screens then look at this list to choose the one to your liking, the 2K resolution and Quad HD displays range in different sizes of 5.15-inch to 6-inch along with a wide price range as well. Let us divide the smartphones based on companies –
Samsung devices with 2K Resolution or Quad HD Display:
Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge: Both the Flagship devices by Samsung comes with Quad HD resolution with the Galaxy S7 sporting a 5.15-inch Display with a resolution of 1440×2560 pixels along with 564 ppi pixel density while the S7 Edge comes with a 5.5-inch display. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor having Adreno 530 GPU.
Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge: Samsung has introduced Quad HD display last year itself in the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge which come with 5.1 inch and 5.5 inch Quad HD displays. The same has been carried into its successor the S7 and S7 Edge.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Note 5: Samsung had first introduced 2K Resolution AMOLED display in Note 4 couple of years back and it was carried on to Note 5 and the Note 7 as well which has been now canceled. All three devices come with 2K display having a resolution of 1440×2560 pixels with the Note 4 having pixel density of 500 ppi while the Note 5 comes with pixel density of 518 ppi.
LG devices with 2K Resolution or Quad HD Display:
LG G4: Last years Flagship by LG the LG G4 was one of the first devices to sport a quad HD display in the smartphone market. It sports a 5.5-inch QuadHD display with 2K resolution of 1440x 2560 pixels having pixel density of 500 ppi. It is powered by a Snapdragon 808 processor along with 3GB of RAM having 32GB internal storage expandable up to 128 GB using microSD card.
LG G5: The company has carried on the 2K resolution display to their 2016 Flagship the LG G5 which comes with a 5.3-inch Quad HD Display and powered by a Snapdragon 820 processor clocking at 2.2GHz coupled with 4GB RAM and 32GB internal storage expandable using microSD card.
LeEco LeMax 2: This is one of the cheapest smartphone to sport a QuadHD or 2K resolution display and it comes with an impressive Snapdragon 820 chipset as well coupled with 4GB of RAM all priced at Rs. 17,999 which makes it the cheapest smartphone to sport an SD 820 chip.
Motorola Moto Turbo: It was released a couple of years back making it one of the first devices to sport the Quad HD display. It comes with Quad-core 2.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset with Krait 450 Processor along with the Adreno 420 GPU. It comes with 3GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage space, the display is quite impressive with a 5.2-inch Quad HD display having pixel density of 560 ppi.
Motorola Nexus 6: It was a Flagship by Motorola under the Nexus branding with Google, a great device with a huge 5.96 inch AMOLED display with 2560×1440 pixels resolution and Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB and 64GB internal storage variants.
HTC One M9 Plus and ME: Both devices come with Quad HD display with the M9 Plus sporting a 5.2 inches with incredible 2560×1440 resolution with over 500 PPI while the One ME sports a similar 5.2-inch WQHD display with 2560×1440 pixels resolution.
The other devices which come with a Quad HD display are the Creo Mark 1, YU Yutopia, Moto X Style and Gionee Elife E8 all of which are great devices with one of the best displays on a smartphone. It all depends on which device you want to choose based on the performance and battery which is quite important as the 2K resolution or Quad HD display takes up a lot of juice from the battery. There are smartphones with 2K resolution display starting from as low as Rs. 18,000 or $270 and goes up to $900 or Rs. 60,000, so it is up to you to decide what features you need and the design you prefer.