5-Inch And Larger Displays With 1280×720 at IFA 2014

The LG G3 (5.5 inches), Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (5.7 inches), and Note Edge (5.6 inches) sport 2K displays (2560×1440). There’s also a variant of the Galaxy S5 with 2560×1440 available in South Korea. Five-inch and larger displays have cornered the high-end market, but that’s changing.

  • HTC Desire 820: 5.5-inch, 1280×720
  • Lenovo Vibe Z2: 5.5-inch, 1280×720
  • Nokia Lumia 830: 5-inch, 1280×720

All three listed are 5 inches or larger signaling they are high-end, but the pixel format of a mere 1280×720 suggests these are not. Here’s how I would categorize the levels for 5.x-inch smartphones, by pixel format:

  • High: 2560×1440
  • Mid: 1920×1020
  • Low: 1280×720

Low-, mid-, high-end smartphones all have large displays. In today’s smartphone landscape a large display seems to be a given.