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Old 25-07-2013, 20:41
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what is the point of giving such a misleading name to a screen that is obviously not HD, other than to trick less knowledgeable customers into thinking they're buying HD?

even carphonewarehouse staff members are fooled into believing the phone had a HD display because of the name, as I found out the other day (although they could've been playing dumb to get the sales off me)

the phone's screen is not even 720p HD....
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Old 25-07-2013, 20:55
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qHD has always been the official term.

Phones have been advertised as qHD since 2009 maybe?
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Old 25-07-2013, 21:00
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A few manufacturers do this including HTC.
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Old 25-07-2013, 21:17
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even carphonewarehouse staff members are fooled into believing the phone had a HD display because of the name, as I found out the other day (although they could've been playing dumb to get the sales off me
That says infinitely more about the staff in CPW than it does about Samsung.


qHD stands for 'quarter HD' and has been in use for a number of years now.
Motorola, HTC and Sony have all used it before Samsung.
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Old 25-07-2013, 22:25
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That says infinitely more about the staff in CPW than it does about Samsung.


qHD stands for 'quarter HD' and has been in use for a number of years now.
Motorola, HTC and Sony have all used it before Samsung.
Yep my HTC Desire HD had a qHD Screen. It's not a bad type of screen but not great by today's standards. In 2009/that was a pretty good screen standard. Of course by now we got 720 and 1080p screens. it is a bit low to use on a mid range phone. The HTC one mini will feature a 720p screen.
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Old 25-07-2013, 22:39
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Yep my HTC Desire HD had a qHD Screen.
No it didn't.
The Desire HD was WVGA, it wasn't until the Sensation that HTC had a qHD screen.


In 2009/that was a pretty good screen standard.
Except that it didn't come into use until 2011.
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Old 26-07-2013, 00:41
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Yep my HTC Desire HD had a qHD Screen. It's not a bad type of screen but not great by today's standards. In 2009/that was a pretty good screen standard. Of course by now we got 720 and 1080p screens. it is a bit low to use on a mid range phone. The HTC one mini will feature a 720p screen.
I could have predicted your post before I read it how did I know you would find a way to shoehorn the one into there somehow.
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Old 26-07-2013, 01:19
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No it didn't.
The Desire HD was WVGA, it wasn't until the Sensation that HTC had a qHD screen.


Except that it didn't come into use until 2011.
What does it matter, it is still inferior to 720p and 1080p. We are in 2013 now, not 2011. 2 Years is a long time in tech, so why is it HTC can go with a 720p screen for their mid range phone and Samsung are offering a 2011 screen?
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Old 26-07-2013, 01:20
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I could have predicted your post before I read it how did I know you would find a way to shoehorn the one into there somehow.
Well why not?? The HTC One mini is in the same league as the S4 mini. Or is it a sin to compare rival handsets in the same class?
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Old 26-07-2013, 01:46
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What does it matter...
Because it's sad the lengths you go to to try and talk up HTC, to the point where you flat-out make stuff up.

Sad but not a surprise given the way you went on about the Z10.
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Old 26-07-2013, 01:47
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What I think is even more weird is that Samsung only gave the S4 Zoom a qHD display surely for a device centred around quality images/videos a 720p screen would of been useful and not to include one is slightly bizarre.
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Old 26-07-2013, 01:50
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They think people are thick . And that by hearing hd we eill jump at it
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Old 26-07-2013, 01:52
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They think people are thick . And that by hearing hd we eill jump at it
Well in fairness a lot of public were at first as most people originally brought 720p TV's as they thought that was proper HD when full HD is 1080p. So in fairness if it worked for tv's sure it has worked with phones as well.
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Old 26-07-2013, 09:22
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I think most people having heard terms like Full HD seeing the q in qHD would or should realise that it is some kind of modifier.
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Old 26-07-2013, 11:08
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Well why not?? The HTC One mini is in the same league as the S4 mini. Or is it a sin to compare rival handsets in the same class?
No not if done objectively but you do have a tendency to champion any phone you like or own beyond what is reasonable.
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Old 26-07-2013, 11:44
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Well in fairness a lot of public were at first as most people originally brought 720p TV's as they thought that was proper HD when full HD is 1080p. So in fairness if it worked for tv's sure it has worked with phones as well.
720p is still HD, the resolution just isn't as high as 1080p. 720. Is a llot better than SD. I don't think people were conned into buying 768 TV's as they were still HD. qHD is not HD at all.
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Old 26-07-2013, 12:00
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Because it's sad the lengths you go to to try and talk up HTC, to the point where you flat-out make stuff up.

Sad but not a surprise given the way you went on about the Z10.
Yes and how you always seem to get butt hurt everytime someone says something negative about a Samsung product. So horses for courses really.
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Old 26-07-2013, 12:10
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The qHD screen on the s4 mini does actually help to give it a better battery life. infact GSM arena reviews it saying if samsung did an update to sort out the phone having quite abit of drain when in standby it would probably be one the longest battery lifes on a smart phone.
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Old 26-07-2013, 12:27
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720p is still HD, the resolution just isn't as high as 1080p. 720. Is a llot better than SD. I don't think people were conned into buying 768 TV's as they were still HD. qHD is not HD at all.
True it is it was just an example I could think of that have made average customers confused so expect it could work on this principle to as qHD stands for quarter I think 720 is either half or 3/4 and 1080p is full.
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Old 26-07-2013, 12:47
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The problem with the S4 mini isn't the fact that it's qHD screen resolution might confuse people. No the biggest scam is people think they will be getting a smaller version of the S4. They wont and Samsung are cashing in big time on peoles ignorance.
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Old 26-07-2013, 13:04
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They think people are thick . And that by hearing hd we eill jump at it
Think or know?
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Old 26-07-2013, 16:15
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They think people are thick .
No need.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Search?search=qhd

Obviously it will sell for close to 200. The 4S is about twice the price. I certainly don't think of those buyers as 'stupid'.
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Old 26-07-2013, 16:28
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No need.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Search?search=qhd

Obviously it will sell for close to 200. The 4S is about twice the price. I certainly don't think of those buyers as 'stupid'.
Are we still talking about the s4 mini? I would like one for close to 200.
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Old 26-07-2013, 16:34
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Are we still talking about the s4 mini? I would like one for close to 200.
Just wait a few months. You may need to be a bit thick to pay the RRP
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Old 26-07-2013, 16:41
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Just wait a few months. You may need to be a bit thick to pay the RRP
Is this going to be one of your "refurb" dels, because if not you will not get an S4 mini for "close to 200" in a few months.

You would have to be thick to believe that.
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