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Best display for outdoor use comparison: Samsung Galaxy S5 vs HTC One M8 vs Apple iPhone 5s vs Note 3 vs the rest

0. phoneArena 02 May 2014, 08:25 posted on

Some phones are different than others: they can get brighter, they have anti-reflection filters, and it's generally much easier to see what's on their displays than on others…

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posted on 02 May 2014, 08:27 46

1. FriendsOfSamsung (unregistered)


Galaxy s5 and note 3 enough said, no other come close to that

posted on 02 May 2014, 08:33 26

5. Duketytz (Posts: 534; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


They are missing Lumia my friend which beats both display hands down.http://m.wpcentral.com/supersized-face-nokia-lumia-1520-against-galaxy-note-3-and-xperia-z-ultra
Ooooh sorry to burst your bubble my dear fanboy, must have hurt quite alot to know that dear samsung is not really the top right?

posted on 02 May 2014, 08:34 40

6. FriendsOfSamsung (unregistered)


Go home you're drunk, Nokia is so irrelevant in 2014

posted on 02 May 2014, 08:38 22

8. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1116; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


How is Nokia irrelevant? His point is still valid, stop being a fanboy.

posted on 02 May 2014, 08:38 32

9. tech2 (Posts: 3486; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


'samsung is not really the top right?'
Samsung is not at the top and Nokia is ? :D.....With Samsung's profit they can buy Nokia 4 times in a year. Anyways,....

Lumia doesn't beat GS5.

-Does it go down to 2 nits ?

-Can you change to cinema mode which offers the best colour reproduction ?

-Lumia's max brightness is 522 nits (source: gsmarena) and GS5 is over 650 nits !

Also, it scores poorly in sunlight visibility on gsmarena. 1520@1.83 vs GS5@3.5
and that's huge difference ! Almost twice as brighter than Lumia 1520 !

posted on 02 May 2014, 08:45 5

13. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Once again the cinema mode was just proven to not to be the most accurate... Watch some content from Erica Griffin on Youtube and Twitter

posted on 02 May 2014, 08:51 17

18. Duketytz (Posts: 534; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


Wait you are drunk, Nokia irrelevant just because it is sold to Microsoft? Or is it because such a company can tremble you in your seat that your Samsung is not going to be the top in certain categories. Dude give credits where it is relevant. What samsung has is a brand name that is leading to the insane amount of sales that they are getting for their 'great' devices.

posted on 02 May 2014, 08:59 25

24. tech2 (Posts: 3486; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Nyahhhh..... I think I'll believe DisplayMate which has won more than 50 awards for their detailed reviews, credibility and indepth analysis rather than an independent youtuber, who has no where near access to resources and funds display mate has.

posted on 02 May 2014, 09:04 8

27. hiwilms (Posts: 2; Member since: 02 May 2014)


WTF man? You're so stuck with Samesung. They never changed anyhting. I am an Apple fan, but when I use my Lumia 1020, I can see the screen better than my iPhone 5S. I borrowed the S4 of my classmate, but it doesn't look good.

posted on 02 May 2014, 09:10 7

33. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Scare to put in competition.

posted on 02 May 2014, 09:10 10

34. hung2900 (Posts: 958; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


As I remember, PhoneArena based on the "on-paper brightness" to say that HTC One M8 has better outdoor visibility. And now the result is so clear, even Note 3 is better.

And I have no idea there are still ridiculous brain-less fans still chose HTC One M8 even it's very very clear above.

posted on 02 May 2014, 09:11 2

35. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Camera focus and angle can't determine winner, it's up to eye view.

posted on 02 May 2014, 09:16 2

37. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


When measuring the display on S5 they measured the stuff only at 50 percent and 100 percent saturated colours. But supercurio's measurements show that between those points there's a lot going on.

posted on 02 May 2014, 09:26 19

41. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


You keep on believing erica griffin...
whole world believes in displaymate & gsmarena....

posted on 02 May 2014, 09:27 9

42. ojdidit84 (Posts: 458; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)


I see what she's saying about DisplayMate exaggerating the claims on the color accuracy of Cinema Mode but at the same time, I feel like she is a bit biased because the software being used is that of her soon to be husband. That and her long founded hatred for Amoled (same way I felt when I saw the SGS1 with it's way over the top, over-saturated colors and that UI).

posted on 02 May 2014, 09:28 6

43. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Well, that's sad. Also, whole N. Korea believes in Kim Jong-un

posted on 02 May 2014, 09:30

44. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


I think Erica is like the most unbiased reviewer out there. She bashes every company a lot, and then again praises them. I trust supercurio's software. After all he's specialized in just mobile devices screen measurements and wants to design new ways to calibrate display and so on.

posted on 02 May 2014, 09:34 8

48. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


1520 was defeated by note 3 in gsmarena's display tests. Nokia's claim about outdoor visibility was false. Here above being no fanboy GS5 is easily the best, thanks to high brightness and low reflectivity of amoled

posted on 02 May 2014, 09:43 15

52. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Are you have nothing credible to reply???

posted on 02 May 2014, 09:47 1

53. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


What does that mean?

posted on 02 May 2014, 09:48 11

54. buccob (Posts: 2601; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


S5 > Note 3 > iPhone / Z1 > One M8 > Nexus > S4 > One M7

posted on 02 May 2014, 09:49 14

55. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


You know what????
She hates amoled...

"After all he's
specialized in just
mobile devices screen
measurements and
wants to design new
ways to calibrate
display and so on"
so you're saying displaymate is not specialised in display????
I cannot help but laugh at you...
Anyway you'll never agree...and keep on saying that Z2 has best display....
So I can't do anything about it...

posted on 02 May 2014, 10:02

57. hung2900 (Posts: 958; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


I don't know why most reviewers ignore a very basic problem of Amoled production yield: quality variance. In the past, I saw very different Note 2/S3/S4 displays with the same version (Exynos, Made in Vietnam). It's better with at least the GS5 I saw in stores, but it is still a problem of AMOLED production (coz it's still costly to produce).

So what is the point? Displaymate S5's screen may be simply different from Supercurio S5's screen or Anandtech S5's screen. And their reviews cannot tell 100% the fact of all GS5 consumed. I saw a lot of very good Note 3 screen, and some not-so-good also.

posted on 02 May 2014, 10:07 6

59. refillable (Posts: 1056; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


Let me clear this out. He was saying that he believes Supercurio's testing is more accurate thatn Displaymate's testing.

BTW S5 is showing it's great screen here.

posted on 02 May 2014, 10:11

60. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


You know what????
She provides lot's of proof WHY.

Supercurio is only mobile and as I said he does new things and so on you know? Tries to revolutionize. Kind of.

posted on 02 May 2014, 10:23 14

63. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Display mate has even more proof...
I don't believe inreviews made which has relys on one mans opinion...that's why I don't take reviews from PA,anandtech seriously.....
Rather I believe in reviews made by group of experts with no biased opinion.....
That's I why believe in gsmarena, displaymate,dxomark etc....

posted on 02 May 2014, 10:29

64. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Einstein and Hawkings made/make their work alone. I think they are quite trusty.

posted on 02 May 2014, 10:45 15

65. Cicero (Posts: 903; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


The 3%?

posted on 02 May 2014, 10:46

66. gigantos (Posts: 63; Member since: 25 Jul 2013)


And then Nokia 808 PureView got 4.698, the king in that department. That's no small difference, neither. But outdoor visibility is not the whole thing, and I can agree that Samsung recent flagship maybe have best displays around.

posted on 02 May 2014, 10:53 6

67. tedkord (Posts: 12857; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


No they don't, they're just to scared to admit it.

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