1. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    Is the iPhone 5s considered a HD phone sinve it can get HD movies from iTunes?
    10-26-2013 02:03 PM
  2. taz323's Avatar
    If the movie downloaded is HD, it should play in HD.iTunes: Purchasing and viewing HD videos
    10-26-2013 02:42 PM
  3. B1ue_B1aze's Avatar
    Technically though I believe that to be considered HD, the display has to be at least 720p, which is 1280x720. The iPhone 5s is 1136x640. The PPI is so high though that the picture is still extremely sharp and crisp, and you won't notice any quality issues with HD content.
    10-27-2013 06:05 AM
  4. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    Display has to be at least 720. The PPI is great for this phone because the screen is so small (don't murder me). So.... No, not HD.


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    10-27-2013 07:05 AM
  5. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    There is no discernible difference between a true "HD" screen (one with a minimal 720p rating) and the retina display offered on the iPhone (because of the size of the screen). People will get hung up on the 720p minimal requirement for true "HD" specification, but for all intents and purposes, the iPhone's screen is very much high definition.
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    10-27-2013 10:41 PM
  6. DarkBlade_95's Avatar
    It's a 'Retina' phone



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    11-06-2013 02:15 PM
  7. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    So retina in other words HD?
    11-06-2013 02:27 PM
  8. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    So retina in other words HD?
    If by HD you mean 1080p, then no.
    Retina means pixels small enough that you eyes can't see individual pixels at a normal viewing distance which I think for a phone is considered to be approximately 12" to 15".
    11-06-2013 05:30 PM
  9. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    If you want to be technical about it, the iPhone does not have an "HD" screen.

    If you want to base it on real world usage and visual results from looking at the screen...it absolutely has an high definition screen.
    11-06-2013 08:17 PM
  10. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    If you want to be technical about it, the iPhone does not have an "HD" screen.

    If you want to base it on real world usage and visual results from looking at the screen...it absolutely has an high definition screen.
    Exactly. The ability to perceive individual pixels is a function of screen size and distance from the screen.
    That's the reason that I purposefully got a 720p secondary TV last year. At 43" and about 12' from the screen (hangs on a wall in my bedroom opposite the wall the headboard is on), no one would be able to tell the difference between 720p and 1080p. So I figured, why pay the extra for 1080p?
    11-06-2013 08:22 PM
  11. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    After owning a couple of HD Device (LG G2, HTC One) I can't tell any difference when watching a HD movie on my iPhone 5s, true that it isn't technically HD however with it's tiny pixels HD movies look fantastic.
    11-06-2013 08:25 PM
  12. iEd's Avatar
    When I got my 4s in June 2012 I thought this Retina display isn't so great. Until I out some reading glasses on. I was like WOW!!


    #Naked Tuesday
    11-06-2013 10:39 PM

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