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Quad HD


Four times the resolution of HD, or least 1440 x 2560 pixels. This is a very high resolution found in high-end flat-panel displays, including in phones.

The minimum HD resolution is 720 x 1280 pixels (commonly known as 720p.) Quad HD doubles that in each dimension, resulting in four times as many pixels across the whole area. It's the equivalent of four 720p images/displays laid out in a 2x2 grid.

See: Resolution

Quad HD has more pixels (greater resolution) than Full HD (1080p), but not as many as 4K.

See: Full HD

See: 4K

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

Quad HD displays in phones provide extremely sharp detail, often more detail than can be seen with the naked eye at normal viewing distance. The extra detail is more obvious when the phone is used for VR, making Quad HD a desired feature in phones intended to be used for VR.

See: VR

Last updated Oct 20, 2017 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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