Your eyes cannot physically notice over 300ppi.. And it's a HUGE stretch when you get into the mid to high 200's.. You're going off the assumption that 1080p is better than 720p so it must be AMAZING! It's different when you're dealing with such a small screen, you CANNOT PHYSICALLY NOTICE THE DIFFERENCE. So why is it somewhat of a joke? Because they have tested it and the human eye CANNOT NOTICE THE DIFFERENCE (yes, I have said it 3 times so far).
Originally Posted by mithrazor
"I don't understand what the hate is for 1080p screens on phones." Why not..? What is the most important factor when it comes to a phone's battery life? Easy, it's the screen being on. You can leave a phone in sleep mode for days and it's fine. Point being, an unnecessary larger screen that you cannot even notice the difference, that's a sick amount of additional battery drain on devices which already have sub-par battery life. The issue here is technology advances an immense amount spec-wise throughout the timespan of just a year, but batteries, they have not. There is only so much you can do with a battery, and the size of that battery. So lets make the one thing that has the most drain on a phone, and make it LARGER. The ONLY use for having a 1080p screen on that display is for being able to say to your friends, hey guys, I have a 1080p display, muahahahaha... One other reason, which is the ONLY one that is sensible, would be that you can hook it up to a 1080p TV and it will look a bit better than hooking up a 720p screen to a TV. So unless you're planning on hooking up your phone to a TV much more than you are going to use it as an actual phone, having a 1080p is a ridiculous thing to add. The only reason some competitors are going and throwing them out there is because of the people who are so held up on specs, over what is practical. People like you. If they made BB10 in a 720p display and a 1080p display, having the prices just a tiny bit different, maybe 50-100 price difference, it's not worth the added battery drain on my phone to get the more ppi which our eyes cannot even notice the difference.
You my friend are actually falling into the whole marketing specs in the mobile industry. You are taking away what is practical and trying to get "better" because it makes you feel better. You have no idea how much of an added battery drain that many more pixels adds to the phone. Also, go and check out the 1080p display mobile phone in comparison to a 720p device PLEASE before you go and say that 1080p LOOKS BETTER... Because it simply doesn't.. What is more important is the type of screen & glass they choose to use in manufacturing. That plays a larger role x1000 over having 380ppi over having 320ppi. It's not very complicated, our eyes have a limit as to how sharp we can see something. Holding a 720p device up as close to your eyes as possible, you wont even notice the difference, and who in the he11 is even going to need to hold their phone that close to their face.
It's not very difficult to understand why 1080p is so pointless in such a small device.. It's just a buzzword just like Apple's "Retina Display" in the iPhone which actually has LESS PPI than the new BB10 phones.