Quad HD vs 4K Ultra HD : Screen Resolution Fight!

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The year of 2016 was the year of Quad HD screens. Quad HD, especially used on the phone; Samsung Galaxy S7, HTC 10 and LG G5 models came up with the model. In fact, LG was a pioneer in this regard. In June of 2014, the LG G3 was released as the first Quad HD phone.

What is Quad HD?

Quad HD stands for “Wide Quad High Definition”. WQHD is another name. Expresses the number of compressed pixels. Movies and pictures appear more clearly if the pixel rate on the screen is high.

The Quad HD screen has a resolution of 2,560×1,440 pixels. This is four times the number of pixels you get in a standard HD panel (720p). But quad HD displays are 4K Ultra HD. WQHD screens also have a 16: 9 widescreen aspect ratio, which explains where the ‘W’ value in WQHD comes from.

Quad HD vs 4K
HD vs 4K

What is 4K or UHD?

Introduced as 4K or UHD, these screens have a resolution of 3,840×2,160px. It contains four times the pixels of a 1080p Full HD (1920×1080) panel. Actually, the first HD (PAID as HD READY) is 4 times the 720 pixels. But with 4K or UHD, it can create confusion.

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The first 4K phone was the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium. The Sony Xperia Z5 is a Quad HD (2K) phone. But if you get the chance to look at two phones together, you can see that the difference is not clear.

QHD / HD / Full HD / Quad HD / 4K UHD resolution compare table

DISPLAY NAME QHD HD FULL HD QUAD HD 4K ULTRA HD
Resolution 960×540 1280×720 1920×1080 2560×1440 3840×2160
Other Name Quad HD 720p, 720p HD 1080p WQHD, 1440p, 2K UHD, 4K

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