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LG G Pad III Owners Thread

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is it just me or does this tablet have a great screen despite the low resolution (compared to ultra HD displays on flagships)?

Also any root progress :)?
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I may be mistaken but specs say this version has a 1920 x 1200 screen. When I check on website that have viewport enabled, I see elements that are supposed to be hidden way below the 1920 x 1200 threshold and it's nto there. ie. the website thinks theis screen resolution is much smaller than 1920x1200.

Maybe someone can do a screen capture and look at the image specs or via Photoshop to get it's true resolution?
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bowmah wrote:
Sep 11th, 2017 4:08 am
I may be mistaken but specs say this version has a 1920 x 1200 screen. When I check on website that have viewport enabled, I see elements that are supposed to be hidden way below the 1920 x 1200 threshold and it's nto there. ie. the website thinks theis screen resolution is much smaller than 1920x1200.

Maybe someone can do a screen capture and look at the image specs or via Photoshop to get it's true resolution?
I'm quite sure it's 1920x1200. CPUz reports it as such, and when I stream 1080p with Splashtop, a bit of the screen is cut off because 1200p>1080p. Go to www.whatismyandroidversion.com to see what the web browser reports your resolution as. Since the bottom buttons are cut off in Chrome, it will be >1200p.

i'm not sure of the technical reasons, but since mobiles increase the DPI, then it bascically means that a 1200p device has the same "resolution" as a 320p phone, but the text on the 1200p device is much sharper because it basically supersamples.

A 1080p phone with default dpi would mean everything's super tiny and unreadable.
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mcfart wrote:
Sep 11th, 2017 4:34 am
I'm quite sure it's 1920x1200. CPUz reports it as such, and when I stream 1080p with Splashtop, a bit of the screen is cut off because 1200p>1080p. Go to www.whatismyandroidversion.com to see what the web browser reports your resolution as. Since the bottom buttons are cut off in Chrome, it will be >1200p.

i'm not sure of the technical reasons, but since mobiles increase the DPI, then it bascically means that a 1200p device has the same "resolution" as a 320p phone, but the text on the 1200p device is much sharper because it basically supersamples.

A 1080p phone with default dpi would mean everything's super tiny and unreadable.
Well well well. I went to www.whatismyandroidversion.com and I see it's running 6.0.1. Now, just as I suspected:

Portrait Mode: 600 x 960
Landscape Mode: 960 x 600

It doesn't matter to me what the listed specs are. In the real world when using this device online, websites will display content based on Viewport information and this is why I am not seeing elements made for 1200 width screen. It's clearly only 600 pixels wide as seen by websites. Yikes, anyone else find this alarming? Unless my unit was changed in the settings, is that even possible?
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bowmah wrote:
Sep 11th, 2017 1:38 pm
Well well well. I went to www.whatismyandroidversion.com and I see it's running 6.0.1. Now, just as I suspected:

Portrait Mode: 600 x 960
Landscape Mode: 960 x 600

It doesn't matter to me what the listed specs are. In the real world when using this device online, websites will display content based on Viewport information and this is why I am not seeing elements made for 1200 width screen. It's clearly only 600 pixels wide as seen by websites. Yikes, anyone else find this alarming? Unless my unit was changed in the settings, is that even possible?
Every phone I've had lists a lower resolution on that site. It's because everything would be unreadable if the viewport of sites was 1080p. You would have to zoom in.
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bowmah wrote:
Sep 11th, 2017 1:38 pm
Well well well. I went to www.whatismyandroidversion.com and I see it's running 6.0.1. Now, just as I suspected:

Portrait Mode: 600 x 960
Landscape Mode: 960 x 600

It doesn't matter to me what the listed specs are. In the real world when using this device online, websites will display content based on Viewport information and this is why I am not seeing elements made for 1200 width screen. It's clearly only 600 pixels wide as seen by websites. Yikes, anyone else find this alarming? Unless my unit was changed in the settings, is that even possible?
I'm sure my unit is the full 1920x1200 in almost all usage scenarios (not sure only about netflix movies, difficult to judge what resolution they come in) ... I've updated my tabby to android 7.xx, but it was the same on 6.xx too.

960x600 should be too grainy on an 8" screen, granularity visible even with the naked eye and quite annoying...
check yourself please wrt 1 angular minute resolution of the human eye ...
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mcfart wrote:
Sep 11th, 2017 5:12 pm
Every phone I've had lists a lower resolution on that site. It's because everything would be unreadable if the viewport of sites was 1080p. You would have to zoom in.
Regardless of what the specs are listed as , something must be happening in the sofrware to make that website and stand @media queries on websites to think this unit is 960x600. Either that, or it's really only a 960x600 pixel screen. Not only that website but others show the same results.
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Sep 11th, 2017 5:16 pm
I'm sure my unit is the full 1920x1200 in almost all usage scenarios (not sure only about netflix movies, difficult to judge what resolution they come in) ... I've updated my tabby to android 7.xx, but it was the same on 6.xx too.

960x600 should be too grainy on an 8" screen, granularity visible even with the naked eye and quite annoying...
check yourself please wrt 1 angular minute resolution of the human eye ...
Can't trust human eye detecting screen resolution. Like I said, if this screen is truly 1900x1200, then something is tracking websites into thinking it's only a 960x600 screen. My test results show this.
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bowmah wrote:
Sep 11th, 2017 5:25 pm
Regardless of what the specs are listed as , something must be happening in the sofrware to make that website and stand @media queries on websites to think this unit is 960x600. Either that, or it's really only a 960x600 pixel screen. Not only that website but others show the same results.



Can't trust human eye detecting screen resolution. Like I said, if this screen is truly 1900x1200, then something is tracking websites into thinking it's only a 960x600 screen. My test results show this.
I can surely attest (based on many tablets) that 1200x800 native resolution on an 8" screen looks too grainy to me.
I can actually see the pixel imperfections on the edges of the letters etc . I've even returned a couple of tablets before, for this very reason.

Whereas this tabby's screen looks all smooth and nice to me.
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mcfart wrote:
Sep 11th, 2017 2:11 am
is it just me or does this tablet have a great screen despite the low resolution (compared to ultra HD displays on flagships)?

Also any root progress :)?
Yes. A great screen.
I don't root.
It's a thin line that separates a gourmet from a glutton.
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Tichi wrote:
Sep 11th, 2017 6:02 pm
I can surely attest (based on many tablets) that 1200x800 native resolution on an 8" screen looks too grainy to me.
I can actually see the pixel imperfections on the edges of the letters etc . I've even returned a couple of tablets before, for this very reason.

Whereas this tabby's screen looks all smooth and nice to me.
This is a really nice screen and yes, your eye can see the difference. But your eye cannot tell what resolution it is. But, let's back to the point. Spec says it's 1900x1200. Code to detect screen size, that all major advertising networks use, say it's not. There is something going on that is doing this.
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inhaliburton wrote:
Sep 11th, 2017 8:18 pm
Yes. A great screen.
I don't root.
Only reason I wanna root is to get Oreo. Don't think this is getting an official update :(.
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bowmah wrote:
Sep 12th, 2017 1:30 am
This is a really nice screen and yes, your eye can see the difference. But your eye cannot tell what resolution it is. But, let's back to the point. Spec says it's 1900x1200. Code to detect screen size, that all major advertising networks use, say it's not. There is something going on that is doing this.
As far as I know, many services send lower-res information to mobile devices, even if a device itself is capable of high res.
For example, Netflix sends HD movies to the paltops only, while on tablets and cellphones,
even having FullHD screen or better, netflix movies are still not fullHD.
Maybe Android has some base resolution, which gets reported outside, or actual physical size is reported, or something like this...

But, if the screen is good, even low-res images look better, with smoothing, anti-aliasing and such...
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Tichi wrote:
Sep 12th, 2017 8:01 am
As far as I know, many services send lower-res information to mobile devices, even if a device itself is capable of high res.
Detection of device from a website can be at the device level or more commonly, just screen resolution. The question is not whether the images sent to this unit is low or high resolution. The standards right now for detecting device screen resolution on websites is showing this unit is 960x600. Maybe DPI has something to do with this; causing a 1920x1200 device to be seen as a 960x600 device. If it's not this, something is causing this. Unless the screen is truly 960x600.
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bowmah wrote:
Sep 12th, 2017 1:48 pm
Detection of device from a website can be at the device level or more commonly, just screen resolution. The question is not whether the images sent to this unit is low or high resolution. The standards right now for detecting device screen resolution on websites is showing this unit is 960x600. Maybe DPI has something to do with this; causing a 1920x1200 device to be seen as a 960x600 device. If it's not this, something is causing this. Unless the screen is truly 960x600.
Physically, native screen resolution in this tabby is definitely 1920x1200.

The rest is the problem of those web sites (maybe also of Android itself, which is worse?)

The net result now is, however, that displayed bitmap information looks good on this screen (wrt lower physical res screens).
Whish is all I care about :)
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bowmah wrote:
Sep 12th, 2017 1:48 pm
Detection of device from a website can be at the device level or more commonly, just screen resolution. The question is not whether the images sent to this unit is low or high resolution. The standards right now for detecting device screen resolution on websites is showing this unit is 960x600. Maybe DPI has something to do with this; causing a 1920x1200 device to be seen as a 960x600 device. If it's not this, something is causing this. Unless the screen is truly 960x600.
The search term you're looking for is "pixel ratio". This tablet has a ratio of 2, hence a 1920x1200 screen being reported as 960x600 in your browser.

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