Smartphones are constantly evolving and getting better nowadays, as a matter of fact we are currently on the cusp of smartphone greatness. A prime example of this is LG’s upcoming flagship smartphone, the LG G3. The LG G3 is sporting an amazing 2K display, the first smartphone with a 2K display actually, that’s a pretty amazing feat. If you do the math that means that the LG G3’s display has a ppi of 534. Despite all of this we thought we would bring up what we think is a good point/question, do we need a 2K display on our smartphones?

Sure the 2K display on the G3 is crisp and vivid but it seems a little much, for instance you would be hard-pressed to notice the difference between the LG G3’s display and the Samsung Galaxy S5’s display. At this point where we currently stand with mobile technology all the 2K display is doing is making the processor push more pixels, which in theory slows the processor down. Why make your processor do extra work for a display that is just better on paper? The only reason we could think of is simply this, people want something bigger and better with every iteration.

We all do it, we all want the latest and greatest gadgets and toys, you would be lying if you said you didn’t. Due to this desire we need to move forward from 1080p displays on our smartphones because they have been on them for years now, after all we already have mainstream 4K televisions. Device manufacturers are constantly using this basic human flaw to their hugely successful advantage, cramming hardware and features into our smartphones that we don’t by any means “need”. We can guarantee you that 2K display’s will be that next big thing that every new smartphone coming out will have that is “innovative” and “awe inspiring”, but when you take a step back and look at it you can clearly see that there is no need to have a 2K display. Our take on this whole situation? Cram 5K displays into all the smartphones! We want our eyes to bleed!

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Nicholas Terry

Nicholas Terry

(Author) - I am currently attending college to receive my degree in Computer Science with a pipe dream to someday work at Google. I love everything about android and smartphones and always love learning more about them or anything else tech wise. I also love developing Android apps and learning new types of code in my spare time. My current devices I use are my LG Optimus G and Nexus 7, Pebble watch is still on the way.
Nicholas Terry