The future of 4K on today's flagship models

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  1. Ollie

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    Great discussion folks, keep it up!
    Everyone makes some valid points. My main concern is sacrificing your phones battery life for a feature that isn't all that noticeable on a 6in or less screen.
    I've spent a considerable amount of time with my S5 side by side with the G3 and Note 4 and normal everyday usage has no real impact imo. Granted movies/videos may look a bit more detailed to some, but even then, on a 5.2" screen you can't really see much of a difference from 1080p to 4k.
    I absolutely think it's great that manufacturers continue to push the envelope with higher pixel count, higher resolution, more memory, 64bit etc etc.....HOWEVER, we have to let the rest of the integrated features and our phones overall tech to catch up, in order to be able to utilize (and truly notice) these increases.
    So my original question stands: Is it worth the battery life you're sacrificing for what is, in essence, better specs "on paper".
    For me personally I have to say no. Until you can truly throw everything and the kitchen sink at your 4K device and still have at least 30-40% battery life before going to bed, 4K isn't worth the sacrifice.
    The Turbo however looks to be the first device to begin trending in this direction, so that's a great start.
    This is why I think my "toggle" idea would be helpful. Turn on 4K when you intend to watch a movie, videos, take a lot of photos etc. but then dial it down to 1080p for normal everyday use to conserve battery life.

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    Has anyone else seen that curved LG TV they have out? That thing, to me, looks better than anything Samsung has out.. And at that size.. You can actually see the clarity.. On a phone.. I have good eyes, but I don't see that same clarity on any device.. I don't think I want to look at something this small, hard enough to see it.. But idk..
     
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    I looked at the Samsung curved display. Didn't like it. I fell in love with a Sony 4k set. Picture was amazing. If I was gonna get a new TV it would be that one.

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    I'm still on the fence about curved displays. While they look great, it kinda of defeats the purpose of having a slim flat screen HDTV imo. It adds so much bulk with its design, so IDK, that's a tough one. Beautiful picture though!

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    And you lose viewing angle with curved displays. They are great if you are sitting dead center. Anyone sitting off center not so much.

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    Good point.

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    The LG Curve is awesome. I have an LG 55" 4K [not curved]. Next to my Sony or Samsung 1080, the LG blows them away. LG takes 1080 and upscales it to almost 4K. The clarity is outrageous.
     
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