Smartphone displays have evolved in the past few years and we are seeing the display is getting better every year. Since last year, Quad HD displays have become popular and is also gaining popularity among flagships in 2015. QHD (Quad High Definition) is a resolution standard available for mobile devices. QHD is specified as 2560×1440 pixels at a16x9 aspect ratio, four times that of 720p standard high definition.
Quad HD being superior in terms of quality and pricing, is only offered on flagship devices. So if you are on the look out for a Quad HD display device, here are the best options available.
Xiaomi Mi Note Pro
Xiaomi Mi Note Pro has 5.7 inch display, and has 2k resolution at 2560X1440 pixels. It is powered by 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 810processor and 4GB of RAM. The device also comes with 64GB internal storage. The phone comes with 13 MP Sony IMX214 CMOS sensor with f/2.0 aperture, Dual LED with two tone flash and there is 4 MP with large 2-micron pixels front camera.The devices support 4G LTE. It also packs a 3000Ah battery. The Xiaomi Note Pro is not yet announced in India.
Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro
The phone is the cheapest QHD device in India. The device comes with 6-inch (2560 x 1440 pixels) Quad HD IPS display and is powered by 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 (8974AC) processor with 550 MHz Adreno 330 GPU and 3GB of RAM. The phone also comes with 16MP autofocus camera with dual LED Flash and optical image stabilization. The phone comes with Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box. Connectivity options include Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and LTE capabilities. It also supports Dual-SIM standby feature and just 7.7mm thick. The phone also has a whopping 4,000mAh battery, which is impressive.The Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro comes in Titanium, Gold and Black colors and is priced at Rs. 32,999 in India.
Samsung Galaxy S6/Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
The devices sport a 5.1-inch QHD Super AMOLED display and comes with Samsung’s Exynos Octa Core Processor with 3GB of RAM. While the Galaxy S6 has a flat display, metal frame, and glass front and back panels, the S6 Edge has curved edges to the sides of its front and rear glass. The devices comes with 32, 64, or 128GB of internal storage options. The front and rear panel is protected by Gorilla Glass 4. Both the phones come with Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box. On the imaging front, there is 16-megapixel f/1.9 cameras with optical image stabilization and can record videos in 4k resolution. There is also 5MP front snapper for selfies and video calls.On the battery front, the device comes with non-removable 2550mAh battery (2600mAh on S6 Edge). Samsung galaxy S6 is priced at Rs. 41,900. Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is priced at Rs. 52,490.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 4
The phone comes with a 5.7-inch (1440 x 2560 pixels) QHD Super AMOLED display, powered by a 2.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor with Adreno 420 GPU and runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat) with new Samsung UI. It has a new back cover and a metal frame. It has a 16-megapixel rear camera with Smart OIS and a 3.7-megapixel front-facing camera with f/1.9 aperture. It has S Pen Stylus, Finger Scanner for a secure, biometric screen locking feature and mobile payments, S Health 3.5 and more. It has 3200 mAh battery with Ultra Power Saving Mode. Samsung Galaxy Note 4 comes in frost white, charcoal black, bronze gold and blossom pink colors and is priced at Rs. 41,890.
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
Note Edge comes with a 5.6-inch (1440 x 2560 pixels) QHD Super AMOLED display that bends on the right side that utilizes 160 pixels and gives you access to frequently used apps, alerts and device functionality even when the cover is closed with the swipe of a thumb. It is powered by a 2.7 quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor with 3GB of RAM and runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat) with new Samsung UI. It has a 16-megapixel rear camera with Smart OIS and a 3.7-megapixel front-facing camera with f/1.9 aperture.There is 32/64GB internal storage which is expandable via micro SD card.It has S Pen Stylus, Finger Scanner for a secure, biometric screen locking feature and mobile payments, S Health 3.5 and more. It has 3000 mAh battery with Ultra Power Saving Mode. It is priced at Rs. 47,900.
LG G3 comes with 5.5 inch Quad HD 2560×1440 display. This was the flagship device for the company in 2014 and it is still available for purchase. The phone comes with an advanced 13MP camera with OIS+ and laser autofocus and 2.1MP front camera. The phone has a Quad HD display which is first of its kind on a main stream device. Apart from this, the phone also runs on a Snapdragon 801 processor with 2GB RAM. There will also be 16GB internal storage included in the device. The device will also come with a 3000mAh battery like LG G2. The device is priced at Rs. 30,500 for 16GB version and Rs. 33,990 for 32 GB version.
LG G4 sports a 5.5-inch Quantum LCD display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. It is powered by a 1.8GHz hexa-core Snapdragon processor 808 chipset and Adreno 418 GPU. LG G4 runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop with a layer of LG UX 4.0 skin on top. It also comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory which can be expanded up to 128GB using microSD card. On the camera end, it features 16 megapixel rear camera which is capable of receiving 80% more light than the 13 megapixel shooter on the G3 and 8 megapixel front facing camera. It also packs a 3,000mAh battery. It comes with a price tag of Rs. 46,399.
Oppo Find 7
The device comes with a 5.5-inch Quad HD 538ppi LTPS display with Corning gorilla glass protection, powered by a 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 (MSM8974AC) processor with Adreno 330 GPU and runs on Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) with Color OS on top. It has a 13-megapixel camera Sony IMX214 stacked sensor with 6-element lens, f/2.0 aperture and uses software enhancements to capture images at 50-megapixel (8,160 x 6,120 pixels) resolution. The camera is also capable of shooting RAW images and has 4K video recording. It has a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture. It packs 3000 mAh battery with VOOC fast charging technology. The Oppo Find 7 comes in midnight black and white colors and is priced at Rs. 37,990.
Google Nexus 6
The Google Nexus 6 comes with a 6-inch Quad HD display and a pixel density of 496ppi. The device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset with 2.65GHz quad-core CPU and features 3GB of RAM. The device sports a 13 megapixel f/2.0 rear camera with optical image stabilization and dual-LED flash. There is also 2 megapixel front facing shooter. The storage on the device is at 32GB or 64GB. The battery capacity is at 3,200mAh and it comes in two colors- Midnight Blue and Cloud White.CThe device is priced at Rs 34999.
Motorola Droid Turbo
It has a 5.2 inch Quad HD AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The device is powered by a 2.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor and runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop. On the imaging front, it features a 21-megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash, 4K video recording and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. The phone also packs a 3900mAh battery. The phone is priced Rs 41999.
HTC One E9+
The device sports 5.5-inch Quad HD display. It is the first phone with Quad HD display from HTC. It is powered by 2GHz Octa-Core MediaTek MT6795M 64-bit processor and runs Android 5.0 (Lollipop) with Sense 7.0 UI. On the imaging front, it comes with 20MP rear camera with LED Flash and Ultrapixel front-facing camera. It also features 3GB RAM, 16GB / 32GB internal memory, which is expandable memory with microSD. The device supports DUAL nano SIM and connectivity features include 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n (2.4 and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.1 and GPS with GLONASS. It also packs a 2800mAh battery.HTC One E9+ is priced around Rs. 33,198.
HTC One M9+
HTC One M9+ sports 5.2-inch Quad HD display. It is powered by 2.2 GHz MediaTek Helio X10 (MT6795T) Octa-Core 64-bit processor and runs Android 5.0 Lollipop with HTC Sense 7 UI. On the camera end it features 20.7MP rear camera with dual LED flash and Secondary rear camera to capture depth information and Ultrapixel front-facing camera. It also has 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. It also packs a 2840mAh battery. The HTC One M9+ is available in Gold, Gunmetal Grey and Silver colours and comes with a pricetag of Rs. 48,999 in India.
Gionee Elife E8
The device sports a 6-inch Quad HD AMOLED display. It is powered by 2 GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio X 10 (MT6795) processor and runs Android 5.1 (Lollipop) with Amigo UI 3.1.The device features 3GB RAM and 64GB of internal memory which is expandable memory up to 128GB. On the camera end it features 23.7MP rear camera with dual tone LED Flash and 8MP front-facing camera. The device also packs a 3520mAh battery. The Gionee Elife E8 comes with a pricetag of 3999 Chinese Yuan. The device is not yet announced in India.