7 Latest Android Smartphones With Quad HD Display (2K)
7 Latest Android Smartphones With Quad HD Display (2K): A year or two back it was often claimed that the human eye fails to recognize the quality of picture beyond a particular pixel density on the screen displays. However this notion is not holding back the smartphones and buyers to move to 2K (2560*1440) P resolution smartphones.
The mobile companies are working towards achieving more refine and high resolution displays. The 300 pixels per inch was the pixel density once considered optimum for smartphone screen. It will soon be replaced with displays supporting double that PPI.
The phone manufacturer are boasting of their new releases with very fine displays supporting HD, Full HD and now QUAD HD(2K) 2560*1440P displays and even UHD(4K) displays will make its way on smartphone screens.
A quick comparison of resolutions supported on the phone.
- HD: 1280 X 720 pixels on the display screen. 5 inch screen will give a screen density of about 300 ppi. An important thing to note is smaller the screen higher the density.
- Full HD: 1920 x 1280 pixels on the display screen. 5 inch screen will present the screen density of over 440 ppi.
- Quad HD(2K): 2560 x 1440 pixels on the display screen. 5 inch screen will present an incredible 538 ppi pixel density.
Effects of Using Quad HD 2K Display On Smartphones
Supporting enhanced screen resolutions, puts more strain on the phone resources viz. Processor, RAM, GPU, battery etc. And hence the phone supporting higher resolutions are shipped with higher bigger capacity, enhanced RAM size and high end mobile processors.
Though some industry analyst considers it not an intelligent idea of phones supporting QUAD HD displays but the marketing and sales departments in order to win over more customers are not ready to compromise on anything that can help them beat the competition.
There are numerous new smartphones from top brands in the market which support QUAD HD display and we will review some of them which are top selling now-a-days.
If you ask me it is beyond a marketing gimmick, 2K display screen looks more refined, images and videos look more clear and vibrant compared to even the FHD display.
Lets begin our list of 7 Latest Android Smartphones With Quad HD Display (2K), with one of my favorites from the Samsung’s stable.
Released in March 2016, this phone is powered by world’s fastest mobile processor Exynos 8890 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 (clocked at 2.15 GHz ) along with Adreno 530 GPU. The smartphone was released along side the Galaxy S7 edge which comes with revolutionary curved edge display.
The smartphone runs on Android marshmallow 6.0 along with touch wiz UI. It has a built in 4 GB RAM LPDDR4 which is much faster than the LPDDR3.
Samsung S7 is available with 32 GB storage for a price of Rs. 48,900 and also has option to expand the storage to 128 GB using the micro sd card. The Dual SIM slot supports 4G LTE, 3G HSDPA and 2G GSM.
Samsung Galaxy S7 comes fitted with screen display size of 5.15″ and sports a resolution of 1440×2560(QHD) pixels with an incredible 564 pixel density. The AMOLED Display looks great.
The galaxy S7 has the best camera on any smartphone with 12MP f/1.7 aperture rear camera and 5 MP front camera supporting features like optical image stablization, autofocus, LED flash, face detection etc. The battery capacity is of 3000 mAh.
It has a built-in fingerprint scanner. Phone sports a metal and glassy look and comes in various color variant viz. Gold, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum.
It will cost around 49k or $699 in the global market.
Smartphone was released in April 2015 along with the Samsung Galxy S6. The S6 edge has fairly similar specs, major differentiating factor is the dual edges is powered by 2.1 GHz + 1.5 GHz Octa Core Cortex-A53 Exynos 7420 Processor. It also has the mighty Mali-T760MP8 GPU mounted on Exynos 7420 chipset which runs on Android Lollipop.
It offers 3 GB of LPDDR4 RAM and internal storage of 32GB, 64GB and 128GB. The S6 edge is fast and supports multitasking and can tear apart any android game.
It supports 4G LTE, 3G HSDPA and 2G GSM. This light weight (138 gms) device comes fitted with screen display size of 5.1″ and sports a resolution of 1440×2560(QUAD HD) pixels with 577 pixel density.
It is fitted with 16MP rear and 5MP front camera supporting features like image stablization, autofocus, LED flash, face detection etc.
The battery capacity is of 2600 mAh slightly higher than the Galaxy S6. It has a built-in fingerprint scan sensor. Phone sports a metal and glassy look and comes in various color variant viz. White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum and Blue Topaz.
It will cost around 50k or $649 in international market and can be bought from Flipkart, Amazon and Snapdeal.
7 Latest Android Smartphones With Quad HD Display (2K): The Google Nexus 6P is the latest smartphone in the Nexus series. This year Google had chosen Huawei to make it’s Nexus device, and also it’s the first time a Chinese manufacturer is considered for Google’s high end nexus smartphone.
As usual Google has released it’s new Android version, marshmallow 6.0 along with the nexus 6p. Since a nexus smartphone user you will get early Android updates for the next two years.
Coming to the hardware specs, the smartphone packs Snapdragon 810 processor with 3 gigs of RAM.
Huawei has used an AMOLED screen for the nexus 6p which measures 5.7 inches with a pixel density of 525 PPI. The display is protected with a Gorilla glass 4 the same was used for the rear glass to protect the camera.
The Image quality of the 6p’s 12 MP camera is said to be comparable to iphone 6s, also the camera module used with the Nexus 6P is similar to a digital camera.
DxOMark a kind of camera benchmarking revealed that the nexus 6P’s camera got the second place for best camera among the tested mobiles.
The 3450 mAh battery capacity of the nexus 6p has been extremely optimized by Google thanks to Marshmallows’s “DOZE” a battery saving feature which prevents battery usage in sleep mode.
Also the USB-Type C port of the smartphone speeds up charging and data transfer. Overall a great device from Google and a true flagship to purchase in 2015-2016.
Next on the list is the mighty Motorola Moto Turbo.
7 Latest Android Smartphones With Quad HD Display (2K): Motorola Moto turbo was released in October 2014, this phone is powered Quad-core 2.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset with Krait 450 Processor along with the Adreno 420 GPU running on Android Kitkat upgradable to Lollipop.
Moto Turbo has 3 GB of RAM and is shipped with a massive 64 GB internal storage.
The rear camera is 21 MP shooter with Autofocus and Dual LED Lens. Camera also supports features like geo-tagging, panorama, face detection etc. The Front camera is a 2 MP which comes without an Led Flash.
It supports 4G LTE 3G HSDPA and 2G along with WIFI and Bluetooth. This weight is around 169 grams for the Moto turbo.
The smartphone has a 5.2 inch display size and sports a resolution of 1440×2560 pixels(QUAD HD) with 560 pixel density similar to the Samsung Galaxy S6.
The battery capacity is massive and one of the best in the 2K Smartphones list with size of 3900 mAh.
The smartphones sports a curved smooth edge look and comes in various color variant viz. Black Ballistic Nylon, Metallic Black, Metallic Red and Blue.
It will cost around Rs. 42,000 and can be bought from Flipkart or from Amazon.com @ $699.
The smartphone that was touted as a new phone every month, and with that USP tries to stand apart in a pool of me too smartphones.
The smartphone is the most affordable 2K display device in this list , but still it may look overpriced while we look at it from the hardware perspective.
It is powered by a MediaTek Helio X10 processor and 3 GB RAM , which is found in the LE 1S ECO available for half the price.
The smartphone offers decent camera section with a 21 MP rear and 5 MP front camera. The smartphone’s battery is 3100 mAh with fast charging features.
The Creo Mark 1 USP is to have the latest OTA software updates every month but there are tons of Apps and themes available freely to customise your smartphone.
The creo mark 1 is priced at Rs 19999 INR. You can buy the creo mark 1 if you are looking for a low cost 2K display smartphone with better user interface.
HTC One M9 Plus : Released in May 2015, this smartphone has the most iconic design and finish you can find on any Android device. I am not including the Apple iPhone 6 which is the only smartphone which offers a similar feel and finish.
It is powered Mediatek Helios X10 Octa-core 2.2 GHz Processor. The Smartphone has PowerVR G6200 GPU mounted on Mediatek chipset.
The smartphone comes with ideal screen size of 5.2 inches with incredible 2560*1440 resolution with over 500 PPI.
It is fitted with 20MP rear and 2.1 front camera supporting features like geo-tagging, face detection, panorama etc.
The battery capacity is also good with 2840 mAH Lithium Polymer battery.
The HTC One M9 Plus has HTC Sense UI 7.0 which is a pleasure to use along with the Android Lollipop.
The smartphone has 32 GB internal storage which can be increased up to 2 TB using a microsd card. Sandisk recently launched a 200 GB capacity class 10 micro SD card which is ideal for the HTC One M9 Plus.
The weight for HTC One M9 Plus 168 gms.
It supports 4G LTE, 3G/ 2G and WIFI. The smartphone sports a solid metallic look and comes in various color variant viz. Gunmetal Gray, Silver Gold and Amber Gold.
It is a definite head turner and will get second looks from peers and costs around Rs. 40,000 or $640 in the US market.
7 Android Smartphones With Great 2K Quad HD Display: LG G4 it is the most recent addition to our list, the LG G4 was launched in April 2015.
This smartphone is powered by Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808 chipset (Quad-core 1.44 GHz Cortex-A53 & dual-core 1.82 GHz Cortex-A57) along with Adreno 418 GPU.
LG initially planned to launch the G4 with the Snapdragon 810 but amidst heating issues planned to go ahead with the Snapdragon 808 which is a fantastic processor.
The smartphone runs on Android Lollipop out of the box. This lightweight 155 grams device comes fitted with screen display size of 5.5″ and sports a resolution of 1440×2560 pixels (2K) with over 500 pixel density.
It has 3 GB RAM to ensure smoother UI and fast APP switching. The LG G4 has inbuilt storage of 32 GB extendable to 128 GB with the help of micro -SD card.
It supports 4G LTE, 3G HSDPA along with the native connectivity options.
It is fitted with 16MP rear and 8MP front camera supporting features like image recording, face detection, geo-tagging etc. The camera on the LG G4 comes with laser fast focus and offers great image quality, infact one of the best camera phone if you are looking for Flagship with 2K display.
The battery capacity is adequate with battery size of 3000 mAh.
The smartphone phone sports a poles apart look compared to some of the competition smartphones.
The leather back cover is definitely premium and make the smartphone looks great. It comes in Grey, White, Gold, Leather Black, Leather Brown and Leather Red. It will cost around Rs. 46,000 or ($629 in US).
The latest Edition to the List of 7 Latest Android Smartphones With Quad HD Display (2K) is newly launched Motorola Moto X Style.
7 Latest Android Smartphones With Quad HD Display (2K): The Motorola Moto X Style is launched on 28 July 2015 and will go on sale in September 2015. The smartphone offers great 2K Quad HD display with 5.7 inches screen and have 520 PPI. The smartphone is priced at Rs. 31,999 or $500.
The smartphone has highest screen to body ratio of 76%, thanks to the thin bezels. The screen is stunning with great color reproduction and text and images look clear on the Quad HD screen. The smartphone is resistant to water but not water proof.
The display is also protected by the corning gorilla glass which makes it scratch resistant.
The smartphone boasts of a 21 MP camera with HDR+ and phase detection mode with Quick Focus and fast launch features. The aperture size is f/2.0 and it can take really good photographs. The smartphone has wide angle 5 MP front camera which comes with Flash support for clicking great low light selfies.
The Moto X Style is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 – Hexa Core 64 Bit Processor, Adreno 420 GPU. The Moto X Style has 3 GB RAM and it comes in 3 variants based on the storage capacity – 32 GB , 64 GB and 128 GB.
The smartphone also has natural language processing and Contextual Computing which helps in the intuitive APPs like the Moto Assist. It runs on the latest Android OS Lollipop 5.1 and will get the Android M update when google releases it in winter of 2015.
The battery capacity on the Moto X Style is 3000 mAH and supports quick charge feature, can charge up to 35% in only 15 minutes. The smartphone offers 4G LTE connectivity along with the native 3G and 2G support. Moto X Style also offers support for NFC(near field communication).
7 Latest Android Smartphones With Quad HD Display (2K): The Elife E8 is the recent flagship smartphone of Gionee, the smartphone features a larger 6 inch screen with AMOLED QHD (2560*1440) pixels display and the pixel density of nearly 490 PPI.
The Gionee Elife E8 packs a 24 MP main camera, and it’s the highest resolution in this list similarly a decent front camera with 8 MP resolution at the front.
Powering the smartphone is a MediaTek Helios x10 processor with 8 cores with clock speed of 2.0 GHz. The Gionee Elife E8 comes with 3GB RAM to handle the multitasking effortlessly.
There is 64GB in-built storage space, and a micro-SD slot is also there for further expansion of storage upto 128 GB.
The device runs on Android lollipop out of the box customized with the Gionee’s Amigo OS.
Gionee has released some insane battery with several mid-range smartphones, and Elife E8 also comes with a good 3500 mAh battery capacity.
Like most of the recent smartphones the Elife E8 also packs a fingerprint sensor at the back, the sensor placement well suits the smartphone.
Other usual features are 4G, 3G connectivity, built in gesture sensors, Multi-User support etc.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 was released in October 2014.The smartphone phone is powered by Quad-core 2.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805/Exynos 5433 chipset Krait 450 (Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 1.9 GHz Cortex-A57) Processor.
It comes along with Adreno 420 GPU to ensure that you can enjoy best Android Games on the 2K display.
It is fitted with 16MP rear camera and a modest 3.7 MP front camera supporting features like smile detection, face detection, panoroma, HD recording etc.
The Samsung Note 4 has out of the box Android KitKat upgradable to Android Lollipop 5.0.
The Galaxy Note 4 has 32 GB of internal storage and was one of the initial smartphone to feature 3 GB of RAM.
The phone is fast and supports multitasking. This Smartphone is a bit heavy with 176 gms but also has a large screen for those who would like a smartphone/phablet crossover.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has 5.7″ inch screen and sports a resolution of over 2560*1440 pixels with over 500 pixel density.
The battery capacity for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is 3220 mAh.
Samsung Galaxy Note has premium looks with the faux leather back cover and looks sophisticated smartphone.
It sports a classic look and comes in various color variant viz. Frosted white, Charcoal black, Bronze Gold and Blossom Pink.
Galaxy Note 4 was launched above 50K but now it will cost around Rs. 38,000 or $550. Samsung has also launched the new Samsung Note 7 recently with Curved Quad HD 2K display and is priced at Rs. 59,999.
The LG G5 is the recent flagship smartphone from LG, which is well known for its Unique Modular design concept. It is the flagship smartphones from the South Korean technology giant and is available for $749 or Rs. 48,000.
The smartphone also carries a 2K (Quad HD Display) screen measuring 5.3 inches, the display have better contrast levels. Moreover the display comes with Always On mode which shows clock and notification, still the battery consumption is very less.
Even this additional power consumption can be compensated by an extra battery module. Apart from this dedicated audio modules, camera control modules were also available for the LG G5
Powering the smartphone is a snapdragon 820 processor clocked at 2.2 GHz and 4 GB RAM. For storage the phone comes with 32 GB of internal storage and have micro SD slot.
For photography it has a 16 megapixel rear camera and an 8 megapixel front facing camera. The LG G5 runs on the Android Marshmallow 6.0 and will also get an early Android Nougat 7.0 update.
The phone comes with 2800 mAh battery. There is a fingerprint scanner at the back of the smartphone to unlock it quickly. Overall a great flagship smartphone with unique design.
The HTC 10 packs a 5.2 inch Quad HD display, the display panel is a Super LCD one which comes with less gap between the display panel, and the top touch panel. This helps to reduce glare and gives immersive viewing experience. The smartphone also have Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
The HTC 10 is powered by a 2.2 GHz snapdragon 820 processor and a 4GB RAM. For storage the smartphone includes 32 GB internal space. The OS is Android marshmallow with Sense UI on Top.
The smartphone also includes features like HTC’s boom sound speakers and a 24-bit dedicated audio section
HTC 10 comes with 12 MP rear camera and it’s the first smartphone to have dual optical image stabilization and scored high on DxOMark as well, for the front a 5MP camera is given.
The smartphone runs the Android Marshmallow OS with minimum amount of bloat and offers pure android user experience.
The smartphone carries a 3000 mAh battery and can be charged from 0 to 100 in one hour. The HTC 10 is the best build metallic smartphone in the market with top notch quality and best hardware specs available in the market.
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