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Phones these days are big, and they're only getting bigger. We're on the precipice of both the Galaxy Note 4 from Samsung and the iPhone 6 from Apple: both of which will likely have bigger, brighter and better resolution screens. But what does that all mean? Let us explain why you should give the resolution of your screen serious thought.


Computer screens have come a long, long way in the past decade and a half. With all these retina-grade, impossible-to-decern-the-pixels resolutions floating around, it's hard to believe we used to deal with displays as low as 640x480 back in the day. This is what all that resolution evolution looks like all in one place.


When you get a Nexus 7, the quality of the camera probably isn't your top concern. But, if you want your device to be the best it can be, you'll have to hack the camera to shoot at a higher resolution. The enterprising folk over at XDA Forums have made life a little easier in that department.


It's a pretty big design flaw: 3's Internet key software only works on monitors with a screen resolution greater than 800 x 600. So on netbooks like the HP Mini 2140, which boasts a 1024 x 576 screen, the software just doesn't work. Fortunately for me (and now you), the guys at 3 are familiar with the problem and walked me through how to work around it*.