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[Discussion] [Weekly Debate #10] Would You Sacrifice Quad HD Resolution for a Better Battery Life?

2019-09-10 22:55:41
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Hello Mi Fans,

It’s incredible how cellular phones have evolved into something beyond just a communication device. However, as smartphones become more powerful, it tends to take more juice out of your battery pack. On the other hand, the 1080p vs 1440p debate has gone on a long time in smartphone circles. Does the upgrade really affect battery life? Conventional wisdom suggests that more pixels require more power. But is there an obvious direct relationship, such as doubling the pixels and halving a phone’s battery life?

It has been noted from various tests that, lowering the display resolution in software saves power by reducing the load on the GPU. It’s an increasingly popular battery saving feature for this very reason. However, this doesn’t save quite as much battery life as using an actual lower resolution panel. The battery still has to power the extra pixels on an OLED display and change pixel colors on an LCD panel. This consumes more energy than a lower resolution panel, even if the software resolution is reduced.

This is the case regardless of how you’re using the phone, although there is an interesting exception to this rule. When 3D graphics are involved, GPU power draw becomes the dominant factor in energy consumption, diminishing the effect of powering a pixel-dense display. Here, switching to a lower display resolution in software is almost comparable to actually using a lower resolution display. Regular gamers should definitely consider this trade-off when planning long gaming sessions.

It's a sad fact of life, but mostly flagship phones have much worse battery endurance than their midrange counterparts with a similar battery size, and the bright Quad HD resolution displays they sport seem to be the culprit. The marriage of a decent battery capacity, and a 1080p display seem to be the winning tradeoff in battery endurance and pixel density these days. What do you think?

Would You Sacrifice Quad HD Resolution for a Better Battery Life?

Participate in the debate & share your views with us!

Source: Google

End Time: 2019-09-17 12:18:00


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BeingBishal | from MI 9 SE


Yes i would!
2019-09-10 23:08:56
Yes, I obviously will
2019-09-10 23:52:43

Advanced Bunny

Vinicius Ramos | from Mi 9 SE


2019-09-11 00:02:00
2019-09-11 00:11:43
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iMKajal | from MI 8


Yes, ofcourse!
2019-09-11 00:25:39


SoNik+ | from MI 9


of course..
2019-09-11 00:32:39

Master Bunny

@hd48915 | from app


Yes, I would
2019-09-11 00:32:46
why can't we have both ie good resolution and also great battery life ..... i hope that battery technology keeps improving till it allows this
2019-09-11 00:55:57

Master Bunny

Andrea3777 | from Mi MIX 2S


Of course yes!
2019-09-11 00:58:17

News Reporter

Itz_evuti | from app


No I will not
2019-09-11 00:59:03
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