Smartphones have rearranged the pixel density charts this year, we take a look at the top 10 smartphones with the sharpest screens.
Anything above 250 ppi may seem like overkill but the boundaries continue to be pushed. For trivia junkies and those with 20/20 vision, we have ten recent smartphones with 300 PPI displays and higher.
When buying a smartphone, pixel density matters as much as screen size. You can use this simple calculator to know your phone’s pixel density.
BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha: 356ppi
The Blackberry 10 Dev Alpha was previewed recently, and provided to every developer who attended the event. Apart from the new beautiful OS, this device touts a marvelous 4.2-inch 1280×768 HD display with 356ppi, leaving the iPhone’s Retina Display a long way behind.
RIM recently unveiled its upcoming BlackBerry 10 (BBX) at BlackBerry World which took place last week in Florida. At the event RIM also handed out developer phones for the new OS and some of the developers who got their hands on the device discovered some codenames of future BBX devices somewhere in the BBX code.
Not much in known about these devices but six of them have been revealed and these include the BlackBerry Colt a device which has been rumored since late 2011 and it is believed to be the original name of the device which is now known as Dev Alpha. Apparently, this one was supposed to be the first BlackBerry 10 consumer standard device but it later got axed.
Next up is the BlackBerry London which is now supposed to be the first BBX smartphone for the masses and will launch sometime later in October. It also revealed another device which is a 10-inch BBX tablet known as BlackBerry Blackforest.
Other three devices include BlackBerry Nevada, BlackBerry Naples and BlackBerry Nashville and not much is known about these devices, but they will launch sometime after the launch of BlackBerry London.
All the names mentioned above are codenames and not what they will be known as once announced for the market. We are eagerly waiting for these devices as BlackBerry has managed to impress us at BlackBerry World.
Sony Xperia S: 342ppi
Sony has announced its first self branded smartphone at CES 2012 which is will be available in the market sometime later this quarter in select countries. This is the same device which was previously leaked as the Sony Ericsson Nozomi.
The Sony Xperia S has a 4.3-inch 720p Reality display and it is powered by a 1.5 dual-core processor. Additionally, the device sports a 12-megapixel camera, secondary 1.3-megapixel front facing camera with 720p video capture, NFC support and runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
However it will receive an Android 4.0 ICS update sometime in Q2 2012. It will be a PlayStation certified smartphone and will be available in black and white colors.
HTC Rezound: 342ppi
The HTC Rezound is a powerful smartphone from the Taiwanese manufacturer, that comes with Beats Audio integration. The Rezound features a 4.3-inch 720×1280 HD display at 342ppi. This smartphone is not yet available in the Indian market.