[Analyzation] Screen Density - PPI/DPI

Discussion in 'Xiaomi Mi 2 / Mi 2S' started by M1cha, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. A friend of mine has a Nexus4(it's nice too have the device from which I'm using all the code for cm10.2 :D )
    He told me that things look very small on my screen compared to N4.

    And he is right. Nexus4 and Mi2 both have the same screen resolution but different screen sizes.
    BUT both are set to 320dpi which can't be correct.

    So I calculated the real ppi using this tool:
    http://members.ping.de/~sven/dpi.html

    N4: 312.47 PPI
    Mi2: 341.54 PPI

    As you can see both don't have 320ppi but Mi2 is MORE than wrong. I took screenshots from both 320ppi and 340ppi settings on our device and well 340 looks much more like nexus4 in my opinion. But decide yourself:
    left: 340 - right: 320
    Screenshot_2013-10-11-22-36-17.pngScreenshot_2013-10-11-22-48-01.png

    So what do you guys think? Which ppi configuration do you like more?
     
  2. BHacker

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    The 340ppi for sure!
     
  3. A-suuga

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    I like the 320 better as we can see more elements in one single page :)
     
  4. Coldbird

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    320 for me. Why cripple my already small screen more by artificially reducing its content further.

    Gesendet von meinem MI 2 mit Tapatalk 4
     
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  5. Jarmo

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    I'm living on a 270 ppi diet and I'm loving it.
     
  6. jianggau

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    You can change ppi manually if you use pa roms.
     
  7. 340 causes problems with some apps like Apollo so I think that xiaomi made the right decision with 320.
     
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  8. Jarmo

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    You also can change the density without pa, for me it works fine at Mokee's rom. (with a build.prop editor)
     
  9. The advantage of PA is that u can set a different dpi value for every app.
    This is also possible in CM10.2 with xposed
     
  10. Jarmo

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    Thanks for the tip! Didnt know Xposed :)
     
  11. dextructor

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    320 fit's better in the screen.. Even the clock numbers look's better
     
  12. qbert456

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    What app would you recommend to change dpi?
     
  13. There is no app to easily do that. You need either ParanoidAndroid or Xposed
     
  14. qbert456

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    Ah, ok thanks
     

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