Who cares if it's a 1080p or some higher res, its a 5" phone ffs. It makes no difference what so ever. I would like the more efficient technology in 1080p phone for really good battery life. I watch movies on a 105" projector screen in 1080p and it looks amazing. My main concern is reducing the speaker size. That’s the main selling point for me was clear and decently loud speakers. Ever since I dropped my M8 into a spa and purchased a Z3 compact as a replacement I have been hating life. You can't hear the speakers if someone is whispering 10 metres away. I used to run audio books on the M8 while mowing the lawn, in the shower, where ever and I could always hear it.
Beyond 720P for a 5" screen it's just a marketing pissing contest about how big a magnifier you'll need before you start seeing pixels.
Why would we need anything better than 1080p then! For those of us who CAN notice a difference and CAN discern 1080p pixels, even on a 5" phone, it DOES make a lot of difference. I'd love to have the M9 if it had a higher res screen. I will likely be getting it notwithstanding a 1080p screen, but it does make it a harder sale for sure. I do hope the 20MP camera reviews well though.Who cares if it's a 1080p or some higher res, its a 5" phone ffs. It makes no difference what so ever.... I watch movies on a 105" projector screen in 1080p and it looks amazing.