- 01-08-2013, 12:22 AM #5
Microsoft's goal is to simplify the development of apps and games. As far as developers are concerned, the fewer resolutions apps must support the better. This is a good policy.
WP8 won't support 1080p displays. Ever. WP9 likely will.
01-08-2013, 05:48 AM #6
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I see no reason why Microsoft couldn't support 1080p displays for WP8. In theory its just another resolution, all existing 720p content should scale easily to 1080p.
I'm sure its a bit of work, but if the market, and the OEMs demand it, they'll have to do it.
I personally think its pointless on a phone screen, it'll have almost no content, and it'll force bigger, more expensive batteries, but if the specification junkies demand it, so be it.
01-08-2013, 11:59 AM #10
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Technically nothing stops WP8 from supporting 1080p resolution. But at the moment there are no phones using that resolution on any OS. Increasing resolution will create problems for developers (what looks ok on 480p will look like total crap on 1080p) and you will need more powerful hardware (increasing battery consumption). And in the end it will be very hard to spot difference between 720p and 1080 on 4-5" screen.
For tablets 1080p and beyond would make more sense. But we already have Win RT for that.
- 01-08-2013, 12:37 PM #11
- 01-08-2013, 01:41 PM #15
Oh comon guys if microsoft wants to compete it needs to support 1080p too, its not like if u dont need or want it so thats everyone, wp flagships need to be as good as android flagship phones spec wise so it can be considered as the best and to gain more marketshare.
we want the best, hala madrid hala nokia hala windows phone
- 01-08-2013, 02:00 PM #16
Anyway, not sure what you don't understand. There are good reasons not to support 1080p on WP8. WP9 very likely will support 1080p. So... No problem, right?
- 01-08-2013, 02:15 PM #17
I love wp so i want it to be the best, and i heard microsoft can update sdk for wp8 to support 1080p, if thats possible then i would love to have nokia lumia 9xx with quadcore 1080p, that would be absolutly killer.
Iphones are known as the latest tech on them and now they are lagging in behind android so i hope microsoft does the same.
I rdmember the day when someone wanted the best phone everyone recomended iphone but today i hear galaxy s3 lumia 920 so microsoft to need to keep up with the good work.
- 01-08-2013, 02:15 PM #18
I think the image proves that contrast and color reproduction are now far more important than resolution.
- 01-08-2013, 02:25 PM #19
Not worth it in any way for WP8.
WP9 will at least also be able to reap a few benefits... although even then only subtle ones.
- 01-08-2013, 03:06 PM #21
My comment was based on my personal experience of using my HTC 8X directly beside the DNA
Like I said, with text is is definitely noticeable. For other things it is not, in fact the DNA screen seemed less bright.
My comment above:
I knocked it until I looked at text on the DNA, it is definitely clearer. That was the only time I ever noticed a difference though
- 01-12-2013, 09:48 PM #24
I can't see pixels on my 920, I don't care what site posts the screen under crazy magnification, my eyes can't see it , that's good enough for me.
This whole specc war is bordering ******ed...
03-08-2013, 01:46 PM #25
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I doubt whether or not the difference being noticeable by the average consumer will hold any weight on whether or not wp8 should support this resolution, as there are a plethora of things that smartphones do now that "don't matter" to the "average" person. The fact remains that specs drive sales, marketshare, popularity in todays world to some degree. As long as this fact remains adding more pixels won't be an issue. Whether or not apps can play on different resolutions is also another pointless argument. I think we all know why.
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