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A resolution (size) of 960 x 540 pixels. This often refers to the resolution of a display, or it can refer to content, such as the resolution of a photo or video file.

qHD is a common resolution for phone displays (in 2011-2014.)

Higher resolutions offer more pixels and therefore more detail. qHD is higher-resolution than VGA or WVGA.

"Full" HD is 1920 x 1080 pixels. This is the common HD television resolution known as 1080p. qHD is one-quarter the area, hence the name Quarter-HD (qHD).

See: Resolution

qHD should not be confused with QHD. Upper-case "Q" means quad (4x), while lower-case "q" means quarter (1/4).

See: Quad HD

Last updated Oct 11, 2014 by Rich Brome

Editor in Chief Rich became fascinated with cell phones in 1999, creating mobile web sites for phones with tiny black-and-white displays and obsessing over new phone models. Realizing a need for better info about phones, he started Phone Scoop in 2001, and has been helming the site ever since. Rich has spent two decades researching and covering every detail of the phone industry, traveling the world to tour factories, interview CEOs, and get every last spec and photo Phone Scoop readers have come to expect. As an industry veteran, Rich is a respected voice on phone technology of the past, present, and future.

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