Top Phones With Quad HD or Quad HD+ Display
A few years back it was often claimed that the human eye fails to recognize the quality of a picture beyond a particular pixel density on mobile screens.
However, this notion is not holding back the smartphones and buyers to move to 2K (2560*1440) or higher resolution smartphones.
The Quad HD+ resolution (2960*1440) is popular in smartphones with 18.5:9 or 19:9 aspect ratio displays. The latest smartphones launched with the Quad HD+ resolution include Samsung S21, S21 Plus, S22 Series Huawei P40, Samsung Note 20, Oneplus 9 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max.
Mobile companies are working towards achieving more refined and high-resolution displays. The 300 pixels per inch was the pixel density once considered optimum for the phone screen. It is now replaced with displays supporting almost twice that number.
The phone manufacturers are boasting of their new releases with magnificent displays supporting QUAD HD(2K) 2560*1440P, QHD+ with 2960*1440 pixels, and even some phones like the Sony Xperia Mark 1 II offering UHD(4K).
A Quick Comparison Of Resolutions Supported On The Phone.
- HD: 1280 X 720 pixels on the 5-inch screen will give a screen density of about 300 PPI.
- Full HD: 1920 x 1280 pixels on the 5-inch screen have a screen density of over 440 PPI.
- Quad HD(2K): 2560 x 1440 pixels on the 5-inch display offers an incredible 538 PPI pixel density.
- Quad HD+: 2960*1440 pixels on the 5 Inch display will offer a very high 658 Ppi pixel density.
Is Quad HD Display A Marketing Gimmick?
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 powerful resources, higher RAM size, and high-end mobile processors.
Some industry analysts believe it is not an intelligent idea for phones to have QUAD HD displays. However, the marketing and sales departments of mobile companies, to win over more customers and beat the competition, are not ready to compromise on anything.
There is a big push by companies like Samsung and LG to come with QHD display phones to differentiate their offerings from rivals.
If you ask me it is beyond a marketing gimmick, the 2K display screen looks more refined, images and videos look more clear and vibrant compared to even the FHD display.
Let's Begin Our List Of 7 Latest Android Smartphones With Quad HD Display (2K), With One Of My Favorites From Samsung’s Stable.
Samsung S20 and S20 Plus and S20 Ultra:
The Samsung S20 and Samsung S20 Plus are the latest Korean mobiles to offer a 120 Hz display with a cinematic view. Both the smartphones come with the Super AMOLED 2X Infinity-O Display panel which offers excellent colors and contrast ratios.
The displays are sufficiently bright to work outdoors and also come with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 (front and back) protection.
The Samsung S20 screen comes with a 20:9 aspect ratio. It has a screen size of 6.2 inches and with a Quad HD+ resolution – offering (1440*3200 pixels). The pixel density is 563 pixels per inch which offers incredible details for reading the text and watching the videos.
Notably, the screen uses Dynamic AMOLED 2X technology which also reduces harmful blue light automatically to keep the eyes safe. It is able to simulate 16M colors with a depth of 24 bits. The display comes with HDR10+ and also has a 120 Hz refresh rate. It is one of the best displays that you will find on any phone currently.
The Samsung S20 is one of the best-designed phones with an Infinite display and offers great camera quality. The Samsung S20 comes with 3 rear cameras i.e. 12 MP camera with an f/1.8 aperture, a 64 MP camera with an f/2.0 aperture, and a 12 MP camera with an f/2.2 aperture.
The front camera is a 10 MP with an f/2.2 aperture shooter for clicking beautiful selfies.
It arrives with the 8K resolution video quality which is the highest compared to any smartphone.
Samsung S20 price in India starts from Rs. 67,000 or $878.
The smartphone is coupled with 8 GB of RAM and has 128 GB of internal storage which can be expanded to 1 TB (1000GB) via a micro SD card. Powering the smartphone is either the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset (US) or Exynos 990 (India).
The mobile comes with 128 GB of internal storage and can be expanded further. It runs on Samsung's One UI 2.1 based Android 10.0.
Other top features include an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner, hybrid optic zoom, 5G(supported in the limited country), 4G, Dual Sim, wireless and USB Type C Port, Wireless Charging, and IP 68 rating.
The phone has an incredible design and is made of toughened glass, measures 7.90 mm in thickness, and weighs 163 grams. The Samsung S20 comes with a 4000 mAh capacity battery that supports fast charging (25 Watts) and also has support for wireless charging.
Samsung S20 Plus
The Samsung S20 Plus has a bigger screen size in comparison to the Samsung S20. This phone comes with a 6.7-inch screen size compared to the 6.2-inch screen size of the Samsung S20. It has 6.7 inches Dynamic AMOLED display with (1440*3200) pixels resolution which results in 524 PPI.
This smartphone comes with a larger 4500 mAh capacity battery and also has a 12 GB RAM version.
Samsung S20 Plus is available in India for Rs. 78,000 or $1199. You can also buy the ultra-premium Samsung S20 Ultra that comes with an even bigger 6.9 Inch Super Amoled Display for nearly $1499.
Samsung S21 Ultra 5G
The premium Galaxy S21 Ultra was launched on 14 January 2021 in India. It is loaded with awesome features and comes with the S-Pen support(but users will have to buy the S-Pen separately).
It has a 6.8 inch Dynamic AMOLED 2x Infinity O display with 1440 x 3200 pixels resolution and has a 20:9 aspect ratio and over 515 PPI pixel density.
The S21 Ultra 5G has an edge-to-edge display with bare minimal bezels.
It is protected with the Corning Gorilla Glass Victus and also has HDR10+ support.
Furthermore, The phone has an 89.8% screen-to-body ratio, a 1500nits peak brightness and offers a 120Hz high refresh rate.
Also, It is available in a two variant - 12GB RAM and 256GB internal storage, available for Rs 1,05,999 and 16GB RAM and 512GB internal storage, available for Rs 1,22,800.
For beautiful photos, it has a Quad camera setup at the rear carrying a 108MP primary sensor + 12MP Ultra wide-angle camera + a 10MP telephoto lens with 10x optical zoom + 10MP telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom. It also comes with a laser AF sensor.
Additionally, The S21 Ultra got a 40MP selfie shooter.
Powering the phone is an Exynos 2100 octa-core processor fabricated on a 5nm process that comes along with an ARM Mali-G78 GPU.
Notably, The phone operates on a Samsung One UI 3.1 based on Android 11.
It comes with an In-display fingerprint sensor for unlocking and also supports 5G network connectivity.
Lastly, the phone is fueled with a 5000mAH battery that comes with fast charging, reverse charging, and wireless charging support.
Huawei P40 Pro (5G)
The P40 Pro 5G smartphone is a beautifully assembled phone by Huawei which appears with other great specs along with Quad Curve Overflow Display.
The phone comes with a large 6.58 Inches OLED display which offers Quad HD resolution (2640*1200) pixels and has 441 PPI (pixel density).
The smartphone display comes with a 20:9 aspect ratio and has Corning Gorilla Glass protection and offers a 91% screen-to-body ratio. Also, the display comes with a 90 Hz refresh rate that is ideal for gamers and people looking for a lag-free experience.
Performance – Huawei P40 Pro is powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G Octa-Core processor and is coupled with the Mali G76 MP16 GPU.
Furthermore, the smartphone comes with 8 GB of Ram and has 256 GB of internal storage expandable up to 512 GB using the expansion slot.
Notably, the P40 Pro appears with an Ultra vision Leica Quad camera, it possesses 3 rear cameras; 50 MP with f/1.9 aperture, 40 MP with f/1.8 aperture, and 12 MP with f/3.4 aperture, and 3D depth-sensing camera with autofocus mode.
Huawei P30 was a camera monster and the P40 Pro has the chops to slain the best camera phones on the market. If you love photography, the P40 Pro is an ideal companion for you.
The front camera captures the selfies through a 32 MP camera with an f/2.2 aperture and also has a TOF depth sensor.
The Huawei smartphone features a massive 4200 mAh capacity battery to go along with the OLED display, and also has support for fast wireless charging.
It costs nearly Rs. 82,000 ($1075) and is available in many countries apart from China. It is anticipated to launch in India by July 2020.
Google Pixel 4XL
Google moved from being an affordable flagship Nexus maker to making expensive Pixel phones in 2016. The latest mobile from the Search engine giant is Pixel 4 and 4XL.
TheGoogle Pixel 4 XLis the larger phone and comes with a bezel-less, P-OLED capacitive display panel with Quad HD+(1440 x 3040) resolution with 537 PPI and a 6.3 Inch Screen size.
Additionally, it has an HDR display with a 90 Hz resolution.
The display is also protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and comes with a 19:9 aspect ratio. Pixel 4XL phone provides eSIM technology.
This smartphone also possesses an IP 68 rating and is water and dustproof. Further, it features a USB Type C Port, and there are stereo speakers at the bottom.
It brings the best of camera experience with a dual camera of 12.2MP( f/1.7 aperture) and 16MP ( f/2.4 aperture); the front camera is 8MP with f/2.0 aperture.
It’s built with a unique design with screen to body ratio of 83% and Android 10.0 with Google Assistant.
The Pixel 4XL comprises of 3700 mAh capacity battery along with fast charging support. Also, it comes with Google's latest Android 11 Os and offers a stock Android experience.
The Hardware is top-notch with Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 885 chipset and 6 GB RAM with 64 GB internal storage space to ensure a fluid experience.
The 64 GB storage version of Pixel is available for $799 whereas the 128 GB storage version is available for $949 in the US on Amazon.com.
Google Pixel 6 Pro
Google extend its Pixel series on 19 October 2021 by launching the Google Pixel 6 Pro.
The Google Pixel 6 Pro is the larger phone and comes with a bezel-less corner, AMOLED Quad HD+(1440 x 3120)pixels resolution, 512 PPI, and a 6.71 Inch Screen size.
Additionally, it has an HDR10+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate.
The display is also protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass Victus and comes with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Pixel 6 Pro also comes with an Always ON display.
This smartphone also possesses an IP68 rating that means it is water and dustproof. Further, it features a USB Type C Port, and also comes with stereo speakers.
It brings the best camera experience with a Triple rear camera setup carrying a 50MP(f/1.9) main camera, 48MP(f/3.5) telephoto lens, and 12MP(f/2.2) ultrawide lens; the front camera is 11.1MP with f/2.2 aperture.
It is built with a unique design and offers an 88.8% screen-to-body ratio.
Notably, the Pixel 6 Pro runs on the latest Android 12 operating system.
The Pixel 6 Pro comprises of 5003 mAh battery with 30W fast charging, 25W fast wireless charging, and even has a reverse charging support. The Hardware is top-notch with the company's own Google Tensor chipset(5nm) and 12 GB RAM with 128 GB internal storage space to ensure a fluid experience.
Lastly, The price of the Pixel 6 Pro starts from $899 or 66,531 in the US on Amazon.com.
Apple iPhone 12 Pro
The latest Apple iPhone 12 Pro was launched on 13 October 2020. It is available in four color variants - Gold, Graphite, Silver, and Pacific blue.
The 12 Pro comes with a 6.10-inch FHD+ all-screen OLED display with 2532*1170px resolution with 86% screen to body ratio including a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 460ppi pixel density.
It has a body with a stainless steel frame with a glossy finish and a new ceramic glass for display protection.
The bezel of the iPhone 12 Pro is very thin at all corners but it still comes with a notch. Also, the maximum display brightness is insanely good - 800 Nits.
Talking about variants, it is available in 3 variants:
- 6GB RAM and 128GB storage.
- 6GB RAM and 256GB storage.
- 6GB RAM and 512GB storage.
Powering the device is the Apple A14 chip that is fabricated on a 5nm chipset along with four core apple GPU.
The phone comes with an IP 68 rating, has a quality lightning USB Type C Cable, and NFC support. Notably, It has a 2815 mAh capacity battery that comes with 20W fast charging support.
The iPhone 12 Pro has a superb Triple camera setup at the rear including a 12MP main camera + 12MP telephoto lens + 12MP ultra-wide-angle lens along with a LiDAR scanner at its back.
On the front, it has a dual-camera setup with a 12MP front-facing camera with a 3D TOF camera.
The Apple iPhone 12 Pro costs $1623 or INR 1,19,900 (for base variant).
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
The premium Galaxy Note 20 was launched in August 2020. It is loaded with awesome features and comes with the signature S-Pen support.
The Samsung Note 20 Ultra has a 6.90-inch immersive super AMOLED Plus display with 3080*1440px resolution and has a 20:9 aspect ratio and over 500 PPI pixel density.
The Note 20 Ultra has an edge-to-edge display with bare minimal bezels.
It’s protected with the Corning Gorilla Glass Victus and has HDR10+ support.
It has an 89.2% screen-to-body ratio and offers a 120 Hz high refresh rate.
It is available in only one variant which is 12 GB RAM and 256GB storage which is further expandable.
For beautiful photos, it has a Trio camera setup at the rear carrying 108MP telephoto + 12MP Ultra wide-angle camera + 12MP wide-angle. Additionally, it has a 10MP selfie camera at the front.
The Note 20 Ultra is powered by Samsung Exynos 990 octa-core processor fabricated on a 7nm+ chipset along with a Mali-G77 GPU.
The phone operates on an Android 10 based on Samsung One UI 3.0
It also has an In-display fingerprint sensor and face unlock support.
The battery capacity is 4500 mAh along with 25W fast charging also has wireless charging support.
The price of this phone starts at $ 1299 or Rs. 104,999 currently.
Oneplus 9 Pro
OnePlus unveiled the 9 Pro 5G on 23 March 2021 in India. The phone is available for INR 60,999 or $822 and offers great value for money.
The key highlight of the smartphone is its 6.7-inch QHD+ fluid AMOLED Display which offers 1440 x 3216 pixels resolution.
Furthermore, The beautiful bezel-less display comes with the support of HDR10+ and a 120 Hz refresh rate. The phone is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
The phone offers the Quad-rear camera at the back that has a 48 MP main camera with f/1.8 aperture + 8 MP telephoto camera with f/2.44 aperture + 50 MP ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture + 2 MP monochrome lens with f/2.4 aperture.
At the front, there is a punch-hole selfie camera that offers a lens of 16 MP with an f/2.4 aperture.
For performance, the phone has a Snapdragon 888 processor(5nm) that comes along with an Adreno 660 GPU. It comes in 2 variants - 8 GB/ 12 GB of RAM with 128 GB/256 GB internal storage.
The phone runs on OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11.
It packs a decent 4500mAh battery with 65 Watts fast charging support and also has a 50 watts fast wireless charging support.
Also, there is an in-display Fingerprint scanner, IP 68 rating (dust & waterproof), NFC, and stereo speakers for high-quality Audio.
The OnePlus 9 Pro offers excellent imaging and photography with larger display options and also has a powerful processor.
Oppo Find X3 Pro
Oppo Find X3 Pro is an excellent smartphone that comes with a Quad-HD display. It was launched in March 2021.
The X3 Pro comes with a large 6.7 Inches OLED display which offers Quad HD resolution (1440 x 3216) pixels and has a 525 PPI (pixel density).
Furthermore, It comes with a 20:9 aspect ratio and has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, and offers an 89.6% screen-to-body ratio.
Also, the display comes with a 120Hz high refresh rate that is ideal for gamers and people looking for a lag-free experience.
Performance – Oppo Find X3 Pro is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Octa-Core processor(5nm) and is coupled with an Adreno 660 GPU.
Also, the phone comes with up to 12 GB of RAM and has 256 GB of internal storage but it does not support storage expansion.
For optics, the Find X3 Pro got a Triple rear camera module - 50 MP(f/1.9 aperture) main camera, 50 MP(f/1.8 aperture) ultrawide lens, 13MP(f/2.4) telephoto camera, and a 3MP(f/3.0 aperture) microscopic lens.
The front camera captures the selfies through a 32 MP camera with f/2.4 aperture.
For long usage, The Find X3 Pro offers a decent 4500 mAh battery.
Additionally, It has 65W fast charging, 30W fast wireless charging, and reverse charging support.
Lastly, the price of the phone starts from EUR 1,329 (roughly Rs. 99,900) and the phone comes in two color options - Blue and Glass Black colors.
iPhone 11 Pro Max and iPhone 11 Pro :
The iPhone 11 Pro Max and iPhone 11 Pro is the best version of Apple mobile phones. The only difference between the two is the screen size and body weight. It was launched on 20th September 2019.
The iPhone 11 Pro comes offers a Super Retina XDR OLED Capacitive display which reproduces 16M colors.
This amazing Pro Max boasts of a 6.5-inch Dolby vision display with a resolution of 2688 x 1242 Pixels at 458 PPI while the Pro model has a 5.8-inch display with 2436×1125 Pixels at 458 PPI.
The aspect ratio for both phones is 19.5:9. They both have an 83% screen-to-body ratio. Furthermore, there is Corning Gorilla Glass to protect the display. The glass is scratch-resistant along with an oleophobic coating.
The key highlight of these two amazing phones is their triple rear camera which captures excellent pictures with clarity. The camera specification are as follows : 12 MP (f/1.8 aperture) + 12 MP (f/2.0 aperture) + 12 MP (f/2.4 aperture). Additionally, there is an astounding 12 MP(f/2.2 aperture) front selfie camera.
Under the hood, there is a Hexa core processor with runs on Apple A13 Bionic chipsets with iOS 14. The phone comes with an IP 68 rating that makes the phone water and dust-resistant.
Also, It has 4 GB RAM with 64GB/ 246 GB/512 GB internal storage.
The phone offers quick face unlock.
The iPhone 11 Pro Max price starts at about INR 109,900 or $1438 while iPhone 11 Pro price starts at nearly INR 106,900 or $ 1399.
Sony Xperia I Mark II (4K Resolution)
I think it is worth knowing that Sony has the highest resolution phone available in the market with a 4K display, so adding it here. Sony released its first-ever 5G smartphone in the form of the Sony Xperia I Mark II with a cinema wide display with stunning picture clarity.
The phone appears with an OLED display that measures 6.5- inches with at a Quad HD+ 1644*3840 resolution at 644 PPI.
Its screen has a modern 21:9 aspect ratio which is a standard ratio that is becoming mainstream nowadays. It provides excellent quality including texts, photos, and videos that look extremely crisp and comprehensive.
Since the device uses an OLED panel, its display has a stunning contrast ratio with deeper blacks, while it remains energy efficient.
This smartphone possesses a triple camera with ZEISS optic which consists of 12 MP rear cameras with f/1.7 aperture + 12 MP with f/2.4 aperture +12 MP with f/2.2 aperture.
On the other end, its front camera is 8 MP (f/2.0) and takes superb photos and records videos with the best clearness.
Additionally, it comes with 8 GB of RAM and has 256 GB of internal storage expandable up to 1TB using a microSD card.
Powering the device is a 2.84 GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 along with Adreno 650 GPU processor which runs on Android 10. It has a battery capacity of 4000 mAh.
Also, it comprises other features, such as IP-68 dust and water-resistance rating, a fingerprint scanner at back, 5G, and USB Type C Port. The device is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 6.
The price of this smartphone is about INR 54,999 or $ 719.
Apple iPhone 13
The iPhone 13 is the last member of the iPhone family. It was launched on 14th September 2021 in India.
The iPhone 13 offers a Super Retina XDR OLED Capacitive display.
This amazing iPhone boasts a 6.1-inch Dolby vision display with an 1170 x 2532 pixels resolution at 460 PPI. It is not actually Quad-HD but it is higher than Full HD and considering the smaller screen size it offers excellent pixel density.
The aspect ratio is 19.5:9, offers 1200nits peak brightness, and it has an 86% screen-to-body ratio.
Furthermore, the phone's glass is scratch-resistant that comes along with an oleophobic coating.
The key highlight of the phone is its dual rear camera setup which captures excellent pictures with clarity. The camera specifications are as follows: 12 MP (f/1.6 aperture) main camera + 12 MP (f/2.4 aperture) ultrawide angle lens. Additionally, there is a 12 MP(f/2.2 aperture) front selfie camera.
Under the hood, there is a Hexa core processor with runs on Apple A15 Bionic chipsets(5nm) with iOS 15. The phone comes with an IP68 rating that makes the phone water and dust-resistant.
Also, It has 4 GB RAM with 128GB/ 256GB/ 512 GB internal storage.
The iPhone 13 offers quick face unlock.
Lastly, The iPhone 13 price starts at about INR 79,900 or $1080 and it is available online on various platforms like Amazon.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ is the latest Note series mobile from the Korean manufacturer. It is loaded with features and comes with the signature S-Pen support. The phone was launched in August 2019.
The Note 10 Plus is available in two storage variants as follows:
- 2 GB Ram and 256 GB internal storage – Price Rs. 79,99 or $1099
- 12 GB Ram and 512 GB internal Storage – Price Rs. 89,999 or $1199
This beautifully designed phone has Quad rear cameras; 12MP (f/1.5 aperture) + 16 MP (f/2.2 aperture) + 12 MP ( f/2.4 aperture) and a TOF depth sensor.The selfie camera comprises of 10 MP with an f/2.2 aperture.
The Samsung Note 10+ has an immersive AMOLED display with a 6.80-inch screen size and comes with an incredible 1440 x 3040 pixels and has a 19:9 aspect ratio (~498 PPI density). It’s protected with the Corning Gorilla Glass 6 and has HDR10+ support.
However, the Samsung Note 10+ display lacks a higher refresh rate of 90 or 120 Hz but comes with a standard 60 Hz panel.
The phone’s display bestows the best experience you can get on any mobile currently even if we compare it to any other smartphone. It provides a full-screen display with a screen-to-body ratio of 90%. The HDR10+ technology along with Dynamic Tone Mapping makes it easy to read and smoothly watch anything on the phone.
The Note 10 is powered by a 1.9GHz octa-core Samsung Exynos 9825 processor that comes with 8 GB/ 12 GB of RAM with an internal storage of 256 GB/512 GB which can be expanded to 1TB. The battery capacity is 3500 mAh which supports wireless charging.
This smartphone operates on Android 10 Q, it includes S-Pen with a motion sensor and Bixby Assistant.
That's all from my side; please share your thoughts and feedback in the comments below.
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