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View Poll Results: Are you happy with the Moto X screen?
Extremely happy. Nice screen, great battery. 64 70.33%
Pretty happy, but wouldn't mind a bump up to 1080p 26 28.57%
The screen is crap. I need higher rez 1 1.10%
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Happy with the 720p screen?

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20th February 2014, 08:10 PM   |  #1  
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I've seen a couple of articles talking about the Samsung Galaxy S5, which is rumored to have a QHD 2k screen ( 2560 x 1440).

Just curious what others thought. Personally, I went from the HTC Rezound (which was also a 720p screen, but smaller at 4.3", so a higher PPI) to the Moto X, but I love the Moto X screen. I honestly can't imagine having a screen that's any sharper. I almost don't want a higer-rez screen, since it would probably just be a waste of battery power.

I'm sure there are some folks who are spec-oriented, but I feel all of the trade-offs made by the Moto X (720p screen, dual core, etc) were exactly right. Great screen, great battery, responsive UI, etc.
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20th February 2014, 08:28 PM   |  #2  
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The newer SOCs well be more efficient, it won't have issues delivering fast performance for 1080p while getting good battery if well optimized, especially if reduced to dual core like the MotoX.

The MotoX screen have RGB matrix so it would have more subpixels than a Pentile and Diamond matrix AMOLED screen of the same resolution.

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I switched from the HTC One which had the most amazing screen. The Moto X is fine by all means though, it's vibrant and clear and 720P is more than adequate. I think I'm a sucker for AMOLED as well, the blackest of blacks, I'll never go backs. I've owned a GNex and a Note 1 and I feel this AMOLED is calibrated very well. Not quite as cartoony looking as my brother's Note 3.
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The screen is 4.x" diagonally. If you can see a difference between 720p and 1080p, you need to take off your magnifying glasses and move the phone away from your face. While I'm all about bigger and better specs, a 2k res screen on a phone isn't necessary.
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21st February 2014, 12:17 AM   |  #6  
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Yes. Samsung can make a millionp screen and I still wouldn't touch them. Lol

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The Moto X was engineered to be the best balance of hardware/screen/size/battery etc available. To that end the 720p screen is perfect. When the same balance can be achieved with a higher resolution screen then I will want it.

You will notice this is very similar to how Apple engineers a phone, no hardware is included that isn't optimized and balanced. They don't force a feature into the phone for the sake of marketing that really hurts the overall product balance.
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The MotoX screen is fine but not as good as other Android like S4. I am happy with battery life and screen on time though so its a trade off.

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21st February 2014, 02:36 AM   |  #9  
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Originally Posted by someguyatx

The MotoX screen is fine but not as good as other Android like S4. I am happy with battery life and screen on time though so its a trade off.

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My only reference is my GS3 and the screen on the X is every bit as nice.

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21st February 2014, 02:49 AM   |  #10  
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Yes the X screen is nicer than GS3

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