Best full HD smartphones

The best smartphones with a full HD screen

2013 has become the year of the full HD smartphone. Whereas most of last years flagship devices paraded screens with a 720p resolution, the top line models in 2013 all feature a full HD, 1080p display.

The resolution of these screens is 1920x1080, which in most cases results in a pixel density of well over 400ppi. The end result should mean screens that make it impossible to distinguish individual pixels on the display without using a magnifying glass.

We round-up the best smartphones with full HD screens, including flagship models like the Samsung Galaxy S4, the HTC One and the Sony Xperia Z.

Click through on each phone below to read our comprehensive review or preview of these full HD smartphones.

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Sony Xperia Z

Boasting a 5in, full HD 1080p display, excellent performance, good battery life and water and dust-resistance, the glass-clad Xperia Z is easily the best smartphone Sony has ever produced. It's only let down by a poor quality loudspeaker and a screen that has lacklusture viewing angles.

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  • 27th Feb., 2013
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • Sony
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  • Pros:
  • Dust and water resistant
  • Excellent performance & UI
  • Good battery life
  • Cons:
  • Lacklusture viewing angles
  • Poor quality loudspeaker
  • Camera app slow to open
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