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Nexus 5 Preview: 720p, 1080p WQXGA (2560×1600) or 4K?

September 12, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham

In the past Nexus phones have had pretty good specs, but there was always one spec that was a little sub-par. With the Nexus 4 it was the 1280×768 resolution display while all the competitors were pushing out 1080p or 1920×1080 resolution displays. For the Galaxy Nexus was the 5MP camera with everyone else sporting a 8MP camera. So you get the gist. What kind of display might we see on the Nexus 5 this year? Well, we know Google is going to sell the Nexus 5 really cheap. Just like they did for the Nexus 4, 7, 10, and this years Nexus 7. So I’m pretty sure 4K is off the table. Although I’d love to see a 4K display on my phone, but it might be a bit of over kill. I’d also love to see a WQXGA display on there. That’s the same display that’s on the Nexus 10 and Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition, not to mention the Chromebook Pixel. I think we’re most likely to see a 1080p display on the Nexus 5 this year.

Last year we had 720p. So I’m pretty sure we won’t be getting another 720p display, at least I’m hoping so. 1080p seems very likely, especially since the Nexus 7 was updated this year to feature a 1080p (1920×1200) resolution display. Now what kind of display are we going to see? Pixels is one thing, but as many of us know, there are plenty of display technologies out there. There’s IPS, AMOLED, Super LCD, just to name a few. I personally don’t like AMOLED, but I know some people do. I feel that Super LCD is the best technology out there for displays right now. However, this is all personal opinion. Some of us love AMOLED, some of us love IPS, and some of us love Super LCD. However, I think we’ll see an AMOLED display. Unless Google decides not to implement some of the Moto X features into the Nexus 5. Like the Active Display, which works better on AMOLED displays due to the fact that it lights up individual pixels, instead of the entire display. Giving you great battery life.

So what kind of display do you wish to see on the Nexus 5 this year? Feel free to vote in the poll below and leave a comment below. Let’s get this conversation going.