Apple’s Retina Display used to be the highest resolution display and they hold that title for quite some time with all the flagship devices from Samsung, Motorola and even HTC fall short on the resolution. Apple’s Retina Display have an incredible 326ppi (pixel per inch) which Steve Jobs says that our normal human eyes can only see up to 300ppi and beyond that resolution, reading from a screen will be like reading from an actual paper. And we cannot deny that the Retina Display is simply awesome and makes the icons on iOS looks so crisp and clear with all the wordings so pleasant to our eyes. No sign of pixelation can be identified on the Retina Display and Apple is very proud of it. Until now.
Sony’s new device announced on CES 2012, the Sony Xperia S showcases a higher resolution display compared to iPhone’s Retina Display (iPhone 4 and 4S) with 338ppi in a 1280×720 pixels from the 4.3-inch screen. Although it is not much difference with only a mere 12ppi more than the Retina Display, but that means the iPhone’s Retina Display is no more the king of screen resolution. Great job there, Sony. But the screen resolution is only one part of what makes a phone great.
Tired of your iPhone friends keep telling you how high their iPhone’s screen resolution is? Get the Sony Xperia S to shut them off forever! But that depends on what Apple is up to with the next iPhone.
Other smartphones which comes close to Retina Display’s resolution:
Galaxy Nexus – 316ppi @ 4.65-inch 1280x720pixels
Sony Ericsson Xperia ray – 296ppi @ 3.3-inch 854x480pixels
Samsung Galaxy Note – 284ppi @ 5.3-inch 1280x720pixels
Motorola RAZR – 256ppi @ 4.3-inch 960x540pixels
Nokia Lumia 800 – 252ppi @ 3.7-inch 800x480pixels
Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S – 233pp @ 4.2-inch 854x480pixels
Samsung Galaxy SII – 218ppi @ 4.3-inch 800x480pixels