Mar 31 AT 3:21 PM Dima Aryeh 13 Comments

Samsung Galaxy S5 has best smartphone display ever tested by DisplayMate

Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung is known for putting amazing displays in its flagship smartphones. I’ve been a huge fan of Super AMOLED screens ever since the original Galaxy S, which featured amazing colors and a digitizer that was integrated into the glass, giving the user the feeling that he or she was touching the interface itself. And with every new Galaxy device, the Super AMOLED technology has gotten better. The displays can be a bit oversaturated, but they become fairly accurate when used in professional mode.

Unsurprisingly, the display on the Samsung Galaxy S5 is even better than the previous versions. What, though, is just how well it performs in testing. DisplayMate put the Galaxy S5′s screen to the test and came away with some amazing conclusions. Not only is the S5′s display far better than its predecessors in pretty much every way, it’s also the best display that Displaymate has used.

According to the reports, the Galaxy S5 is the most accurate display ever tested on a smartphone or tablet when in Cinema mode. That’s an incredible feat considering that AMOLED tech has been known for being somewhat inaccurate. The S5′s display is also 22 percent brighter than the one found on the Galaxy S4 and 12 percent brighter than the Galaxy Note 3′s screen.

The Galaxy S5 also features a super dimming mode that can it make its screen very dark when necessary. According to DisplayMate’s testing, the display on the S5 is 27 percent more efficient than the one found on the S4. AMOLED is already a very efficient technology, so this should give the Galaxy S5 some amazing battery life.

With such a glowing review of its display that’s supported with testing, I can’t wait to get my hands on the Galaxy S5. I adore AMOLED and the Galaxy Note 3′s display blew me away, so I am very excited to check out the screen on the Galaxy S5. What are your thoughts on this? Is AMOLED finally ready to take over LCD?

Via: Droid-Life

Source: DisplayMate

Dima Aryeh is obsessed with all things car and tech. His time is split between gaming and fixing his racecar. He also does photography in his spare time.

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  • Mark

    Hey Samsung how about some OLED PC monitors?

    • Dima Aryeh

      Hopefully soon! AMOLED TVs are coming soon.

  • redraider133

    That isn’t surprising. I went into an att store the other day and played around with the s5 they had on display and the display was noticeably better looking when compared to the s4 sitting right next to it. Good to see they continue to refine and improve their displays.

  • Henry B

    While I absolutely love the amoled screen on my Note 3 the major issue that it has that is becoming obvious over time to me and that would certainly hurt the technology in monitors is that it suffers from burn in.

    My favorite music player app on my phone is becoming burnt into my screen from always having it on.

    • pekosROB

      Turn the screen off when listening to music?

    • Dima Aryeh

      Interesting, I didn’t think this was a problem any longer. I’ve owned the Galaxy S, S II, Note II, Note 3, and S4 and only ever had burn in on the Galaxy S and S II. The newer devices never showed burn in.

  • Bart

    After reading this review, I have to wonder why “underwhelmed” review from a few weeks ago was even published. I’m not defending or opposing the S5. I’m glad to see that the S5 is being given a bit more objective review.
    Personally, I’m so very pleased with my Note3, that I probably won’t upgrade again until a truly flexible phone (scroll or articulated) is marketed. (Or until I drop the Note3 in some pool of water, lol’) Since Sprint predicted a scroll phone was supposed to happen by EOY 2013, and no real news has been forthcoming since, I doubt we’ll see such a phone until 2015 or 2016.

    • Dima Aryeh

      Our “underwhelmed” article was by no means a review! I’ll be writing parts or all of the full review in the future (not sure if one of my coworkers will join me in writing an extra in depth review). The editorial was the opinion of the author and was based not on the merits of the phone, but of the expectations that were too high and ended in disappointment.
      I love my Note 3 as well, I can’t see myself upgrading anytime soon.

  • SGB101

    Led v amoled, is indistinguishable as long as the colour calibration is done correctly. Samsung has distroyed their phones in the past imho, where as HTC always looked more natural, which I prefer.

    It’s a personal thing though, my wife loves the vivid popping colour Samsung use. I had my note2 set to natural, but for me was still nowhere near natural.

    So give me whatever , just calibrate it right.

  • Tommy

    Finally! I thought all these tech sites were chasing Samsung out of town with torches and pitchforks.

  • donger

    Good for Samsung, they do make great looking hdtvs.

  • Alena Wilson

    The latest Snapdragon 801 chipset, a massive 2.5GHz along with 2GB of RAM provides Galaxy S5 the as expected speed and makes it at par with the performance…….

  • pagsnpo

    All AMOLEDs are garbages. IPS-LCD is much better than any AMOLED