Full HD Resolution: Does it Produce Good Imagery?

High resolution in general refers to something that showcases lots of details. High Resolution thus happens when there is a higher concentration of pixels, allowing the details to be depicted in all their glory. The resolution of a monitor is calculated by the number of distinct pixels that can be displayed, and it results in a long list of standards in the monitor industry – starting from the most common one, FHD.

1. What is Full HD Resolution?
A useful info to know when talking about monitor resolution is knowing that it is usually quoted as width × height, with the units in pixels. So, while High-Definition (HD) describes a screen that is either 720p or 1080p, Full HD (FHD) boasts a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. This means that a FHD display has 1920 pixels horizontally by 1080 vertically, more than 2 million pixels overall. This resolution provides a good level of detail and sharpness, but there are higher resolutions available that can offer even better visuals.

2. Is Full HD better than 4K?
Comparing FHD and 4K on the ability of showcasing detailed images is a bit unfair: 4K resolution has 4 times the number of pixels of FHD, so more precise and accurate reproduction. For the home office or for corporate, FHD resolution provides a clear and comfortable visualization that can support users through long working hours. The Philips 241V8AW meets the needs of any home with great value with essential features, at an affordable price – it matches FHD resolution with some extra features, like anti-glare, LowBlue mode and flicker-free for an easy-on-the-eyes user experience. For corporate, on the other hand, the Philips 273S1 combines comfort and connectivity for enhanced productivity, matching its FHD resolution with future-proof features like USB-C.

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3. What is higher than FHD?
FHD is now commonly seen as the standard, a good resolution to work or study comfortably, perfect for most home offices. Then comes QHD resolution, 4K UHD, 5K and 8K. QHD (or Quad High Definition) resolution provides four times the clarity of standard HD resolution, namely 2560 x 1440 pixels, or 3.7 million pixels. Here you can find more info on this resolution and how this can support. 4K UHD (yes, 4K and UHD are the same resolution, but you delve into its secrets here) offers a resolution 4 times clearer (with 4 times more pixels) than Full HD panels. Less common in the monitor industry are 5K and 8K – and therefore more expensive.

4. Is Full HD good for gaming?
FHD will deliver good picture quality and high refresh rate, making it an ideal choice for plenty of gamers, whether they play just to relax, or are beginners or are on a budget. Its vibrant and detailed graphics will match most of the games available and will be particularly appreciated for streaming. The Philips Evnia 25M2N5200P, for example, boasts FHD resolution and 280Hz refresh rate, with AMD FreeSync™ Premium and low input lag for an unmatched gaming experience. For more information about the Philips Evnia 25M2N5200P monitor, you can check out its product page here.