[Q] Zoom level on FHD devices, not the same as in a FHD laptop. Why?
I wish I could get some clarification from the experts here.
Sorry if I didn't pick the most suitable forum to raise my question.
With displays resolution increasing on high-end android phones (now FHD) and some tablets too, I'd expect the browsers to take advantage on that.
Although this is some thing where I can't see any progress even with the newest hardware.
The same webpage as seen on a FHD laptop, or on a FHD smartphone, doesn't show the same thing.
The minimum zoom for a smartphone seems to be set in such away that a significant part from pages with most content is cut, in respective to what's seen on a FHD laptop.
Some could argue that once the smartphone screens are much smaller, it doesn't make sense to have same zoom level settings as it won't be readable. Although smartphone screens are getting bigger, and many tablets have big enough displays to show it in a different and still readable way...
Furthermore in many cases if you turn a smartphone in portrait or landscape you can see exactly the same content displayed wide-wise, which doesn't make any sense.
Landscape mode could make better use of the larger horizontal display resolution and show additional content.
I've tried many browsers on Android, but all seem to show the same limitations and no settings to decrease the default zoom level, neither it is possible to manually zoom-out further in any way.
Does anyone knows if this is an Android OS limitation and when this foreseen to improve, or if there is some browser that gives further control on the minimum zoom level?
I should say this has been the main reason why I've not seen a justification to change my device for a new one with better HW and larger screen...
The browsers on my qHD device, show exactly the same thing as the newest FHD ones.
Thanks in advance!