Screen comparison, 2K Vivo Xplay 3S vs Note 3 vs iPhone 5


This year phone manufacturers will be upping the resolution displays to a whopping 2560 x 1440! Are all those pixels really needed on a phone though, will you be able to see the difference? Take a look at this side by side comparison to find out!

Vivo are currently the only phone maker to have launched a smartphone with 2K display, but Oppo will soon arrive in the arena too with the Find 7 and there are rumours of the Meizu MX4G getting the same treatment.

On paper it looks great to be rocking the latest in screen technology, but will you actually be able to see the difference a 2560 x 1440 resolution screen makes to viewing you phone?

Vivo Xplay 3S vs Note 3 vs iPhone 5S

Below are comparison photos between the 2K Vivo Xplay 3S, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and iPhone 5S. The images on each phone are the same and brightness of each display has been turned up to full.

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Obviously these images won’t really do the Xplay 3S a full service and the only way to see the difference is by getting one in your hands, however even in these photos it appears the 2K panel does in fact offer much brighter colours, and sharp images. Viewing angles also seem to be much improved on the Vivio’s display also.

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What do you guys think? Are you sold on the 2K screen revolution or would you like to see improvements in other areas?

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21 Comments

  1. Peter Schmidt
    January 22, 2014

    wasting of power to calculate such a big screen size and not seeing any big difference. Maybe the screen is a little bit brigther than the Note 3, not the iPhone, but this isn’t the result of 2K, isn’t it? Not seeing any difference in sharpness and even when I hold a 5inch FHD screen in front of my nose I am not seeing any pixel. Maybe with a camera that has a big zoom, but this isn’t normal day case. So at the end it only uses a lot more power for the same result.

    maybe with bigger screen sizes FHD will come to an end, but not seeing any need of 2k with screen sizes lower 5 inch.

  2. Yaroslav Vishnyak
    January 22, 2014

    heh, as i understand screen brightness is not related to the quantity of pixels anyway. ) moreover there is also one very important parameter as color accuracy. and it’s impossible to say anything about sharpness while looking at those photos. of course it is possible that the new screens can be better in everything.

  3. tmxturuu
    January 22, 2014

    companies should focus on improving battery life. 1080p is more then enough on a phone. even some 720p phone displays look great. 1440p+ displays make sense on large tablets.

  4. arsalan
    January 23, 2014

    I think FHD display 1080p is more than enough for 5 to 6 inches+…. More than that is just a wastage of battery… In this comparison vivo definitely wins. I will not compare iPhone in this comparison because of small display…

  5. January 23, 2014

    VIvo rocks…once more.

  6. Peter Schmidt
    January 23, 2014

    wasting of power to calculate such a big screen size and not seeing any big difference. Maybe the screen is a little bit brigther than the Note 3, not the iPhone, but this isn’t the result of 2K, isn’t it? Not seeing any difference in sharpness and even when I hold a 5inch FHD screen in front of my nose I am not seeing any pixel. Maybe with a camera that has a big zoom, but this isn’t normal day case. So at the end it only uses a lot more power for the same result.

    maybe with bigger screen sizes FHD will come to an end, but not seeing any need of 2k with screen sizes lower 5 inch.

  7. Yaroslav Vishnyak
    January 23, 2014

    heh, as i understand screen brightness is not related to the quantity of pixels anyway. ) moreover there is also one very important parameter as color accuracy. and it’s impossible to say anything about sharpness while looking at those photos. of course it is possible that the new screens can be better in everything.

  8. tmxturuu
    January 23, 2014

    companies should focus on improving battery life. 1080p is more then enough on a phone. even some 720p phone displays look great. 1440p+ displays make sense on large tablets.

  9. Igor Mishin
    January 23, 2014

    I think that with this kind of resolution we need more storage space rather than 32 GB.

  10. arsalan
    January 23, 2014

    I think FHD display 1080p is more than enough for 5 to 6 inches+…. More than that is just a wastage of battery… In this comparison vivo definitely wins. I will not compare iPhone in this comparison because of small display…

  11. Multicorechina.com
    January 23, 2014

    VIvo rocks…once more.

  12. Igor Mishin ✔ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ
    January 23, 2014

    I think that with this kind of resolution we need more storage space rather than 32 GB.

  13. King Mohammed
    January 23, 2014

    am i the only one who thinks they all look the same unless you look super close

  14. King Mohammed
    January 23, 2014

    am i the only one who thinks they all look the same unless you look super close

  15. Alan
    January 23, 2014

    sry guys DO NOT confuse the resolution of a screen and the “high defenitnion mode 1080p” the “p” stands for progressive scan (there is also interlaced) it is part of a video codec setting … when we talk about screen resolution there is no “p” involved whatsoever… check it on wikipedia here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1080p

    same goes for all other resolutions 😉

  16. Guest
    January 23, 2014

    What a shame?! Super amoled doesn’t have such worse angles, it’s fake!

  17. Censored Censoredd
    January 23, 2014

    What a shame?! Super amoled doesn’t have such worse angles, it’s a fake!

  18. Guest
    January 23, 2014

    sry guys DO NOT confuse the resolution of a screen and the “high defenitnion mode 1080p” the “p” stands for progressive scan (there is also interlaced) it is part of a video codec setting … when we talk about screen resolution there is no “p” involved whatsoever… check it on wikipedia here:

  19. Guest
    January 23, 2014

    same goes for all other resolutions 😉

  20. Guest
    January 24, 2014

    What a shame?! Super amoled doesn’t have such worse angles, it’s fake!

  21. Censored Censoredd
    January 24, 2014

    What a shame?! Super amoled doesn’t have such worse angles, it’s a fake!