We definitely have noticed the recent trend of Android devices with the growing size of the display. A voltage employed and Apple in the form of rumors about iPhone 5. Everyone wants top know why Android mobile have larger screens than the iPhone and why iPhone stuck with 3.5 inch display for nearly five years?
The latest example is the Galaxy Nexus Samsung‘s screen size 4.65 “(!!!) brings to memory nice discussion on how ‘slipper’ is the iPhone with the comparatively meager display of 3.5”.
Have you ever wondered, however, because there is this tendency in the Android smartphone; We can, of course, know the answer but Jin Kim presents an interesting theory on the inability of Android to display the data monitor.
The Apple introduced the iPhone 4 Retina display with resolution 960 × 640 pixels (double the iPhone 3G/3GS) maintaining the same size of 3.5 “and increasing the ppi (pixels per inch). Manufacturers responded by increasing Android and they analyze the devices until the 1280 × 720. However, because the Android displays graphics as Windows and OS X to increase screen resolution in the same size would lead to tiny graphics that would not be easily readable by the user. Instead of increasing the analysis should increase the size to be visible items but still not reaching the Retina screen iPhone 4S (the ppi is what counts)
Android OEMs and Google responded to the 3.5-inch 960 × 640 Retina display by improving the pixel format to 1280 × 720. But because Android renders text and graphics like Windows or OS X, increasing resolution above 320 ppi means smaller UI elements. The display had to grow in size to compensate for shrinking UI elements.
Another reason for the increase in size is the new LTE technology in the U.S. that allows much faster speeds than conventional GSM and CDMA networks. Looking closely at the LTE models, we observe that all have a larger screen. Another common element? The horrible autonomy. In short because the network is energy-LTE should be installed larger battery and thus increase the size of the device. To understand how tragic is the autonomy LTE network in the Galaxy Nexus for example, think that if you use the navigation of Google Maps simultaneously charging your phone in the car, then the device will shut down sometime because consumption is greater than the load.
From the review of Shawn Blanc:
Earlier this week I spent some time driving around Kansas City in order to field test the turn-by-turn navigation, the LTE network, and the battery life. At 11:30 AM I started out and the battery of the Nexus was at 43-percent. After 25 minutes the battery had drained down to 33-percent even though it was plugged into a car charger.
Think about that. IF You’re on a Road trip and Want to Use The 4G LTE Network to Provide You With Driving directions, your Drive HAD BE Better Than Shorter four hours because Even When plugged Into a Car charger, The battery Will Not Last.
In each case an iPhone 3.7 or 4 inch will not spoil anyone although it would create potential problems for developers without knowing, of course, the approach of Apple in such a scenario.