It used to be a battle of Megapixels between smartphones to showcase their superiority in the market, but now that has moved over to Pixels Per Inch (PPI), manufactures are now looking at ways of packing more pixels into their displays.

PPI contributes to many factors, but most significantly it is how sharp and crisp the display looks. There is a certain amount of pixels per inch that the human eye can distinguish and this varies given the size of the display, and achieving a higher PPI count means users aren’t able to see those individual pixels during normal operating conditions.

We’ve taken the latest smartphones available on the market and ranked them in order of their PPI count to give an idea who is winning the battle of pixels.


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  1. PPI is not that important anymore. I think Apple was right when they said above 300 is kinda pointless. My old One X had an awesome screen even though it was 720p

  2. I used to say no but coming from nexus 4 which is an amazing phone dispute the storage issues to the gs4 the difference is huge and not talking color or brightness the images are all around crisp and clean

  3. Pretty soon they’ll release a 1080p 1.6″x0.9″ smartphone and claim it is revolutionary in how high a PPI it has.

    Personally, I prefer the slightly larger screen size of the LG G2 to the slightly sharper screen of the Nexus 5. At these resolutions, PPI isn’t that big a deal.

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