High resolution display is now one of the BEST gimmick of mobile phone manufacturers to attract customers. This gimmick has worked pretty well, Samsung has sold more than 20 million S4s. In this Article, I'm going to tell you about the Top5 such Mobile phones which has best-in class 1080p displays. This mobile phones in this article are Android phones because no other OS has 1080p Phones. Let's see them.
5. Oppo Find 5
Find 5 is the World’s First Smartphone with 1080p screen with 441ppi. Find 5's brilliant display was built on IPS Technology. When the Oppo Find 5 was announced back towards the tail-end of 2012, Chinese manufacturer Oppo released arguably one of the best Android devices to date, and one you’ve likely never heard about. Offered unlocked and with top of the line specs like a quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 5-inch full HD 1080p display, 2GB of RAM, 13MP camera, and a full unibody aluminum frame — there was little to not like about Find 5. Recent news suggests that Oppo has upgraded Find 5 with Snapdragon 600 processor.
The Screen and the hardware of the phone are really awesome but it falls back because of its software and features. Though Oppa find 5 has Android in it, it is not as advanced as Samsung’s or HTC’s Software.
4. HTC Butterfly
HTC Butterfly is the second smartphone in the world to feature a 1080p display, after Oppo's Find 5. The phone has Android version 4.1, a quad-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, an 8-megapixel rear camera, and a 2.1-megapixel front camera. It comes with 2 GB of RAM and a 2,020 mAh battery.
The Butterfly is water resistant with an IP rating of X5 and has a 5-inch "Super LCD 3" display with full HD resolution (1920x1080 pixels). This translates to a pixel density of 440 ppi.
This phone is in 4th place because it has just 8MP Camera and it doesn’t come with HTC’s latest Sense 5. The screen looks a bit better than Sony Xperia Z’s screen but when it comes to specs, water-resistance and design HTC Butterfly clearly falls behind Xperia Z.
Sony Xperia Z is the World’s 3rd phone with 1080p display. 5” full HD Reality Display has very high pixel density of 441 pixels per inch, for razor sharp pictures and superior brightness, the wide colour gamut gives the widest colour spectrum. Xperia Z’s HD display features progressive scan, for incredibly crisp pictures and no jagged edges.
The Xperia Z came out with the Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) software and now Sony has started rolling out 4.2.2 jelly bean update. The smartphone has Ingress Protection Ratings of IP55 and IP57, making it dust protected, water-jet protected, and waterproof in up to one meter of water for up to thirty minutes, and features a 13.1MP Exmor RS camera sensor encompassed in Sony's Industrial 'Omni-Balance' Design.
The Phone looks stylish and performs well but its biggest drawback was its display. The sub-par viewing angles and contrast made me to keep it in the 3rd place. But still because of its Reality display and Bravia Engine 2 the pictures and video looks more vivid or alive.
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Samsung Galaxy S4 most expected and bestselling phone of the year 2013. The phone features a 4.99” 1080p 441ppi super AMOLED Display protected by Gorilla Glass 3. Galaxy S4 the first TCO certified smartphone. The TCO certification will be issued based on user friendliness, safety, and products’ eco-friendliness.
Galaxy S4 features 13MP Camera, Snapdragon 600 or Exynos 5 Octa processor, 2GB RAM and 32/64GB internal which is expandable upto 64GB. The phone has many distinguishing software features such as Air Gesture, Smart Stay, and Smart Scroll.
The Galaxy S4 is still not the Best Smartphone with 1080p display because of Brightness levels. The Brightness of the Super AMOLED display is not as good as the IPS display. The plastic body design feels cheap in front of HTC ONE’s aluminum design or Xperia Z’s Glass body design.
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1. HTC ONE
HTC One is the Best Smartphone of the year 2013. The 4.7” 1080p Super LCD3 display with 469ppi pixel density is brilliant. The viewing angles and the brightness is much better than Samsung Galaxy S4 or Sony Xperia Z. Thus HTC One has best 1080p display available in the market.
HTC One initially came out with Android 4.1 jelly bean but it has been now updated to 4.2.2 jelly bean. The phone also features Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB RAM and 64GB non-expandable memory.
The HTC One was developed with an emphasis on unique hardware and software features, such as a uni-body aluminum casing, a new image sensor implementation for its camera, front-facing stereo speakers, Beats Audio, a revised version of HTC's Sense user experience, the "BlinkFeed" news aggregator and "Zoe" camera features.
The biggest Drawback of this phone is its camera. It has just 4 MP camera which is termed as Ultra pixel by HTC. Though the camera performs much better than Galaxy S4’s in low-light but it is still not the Best camera.
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This was my list of TOP 5 Mobile phones with 1080p display. If you think some other phone deserves place in this list or if you want suggest some changes in this hierarchy, Please comment below.