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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, 08:36 16

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


Not really, i like HTC but that didn't prevent me from voting for the Galaxy S5 in every single one because it was simply the best. On another note PA you could have at least clean the screens, the iPhone and the M8 are dirty as hell lmao.

posted on 02 May 2014, 09:03 7

26. Finalflash (Posts: 3224; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Yea, I am not that big a fan of the S5, but there really is no doubt it trumps all others in that test.

posted on 04 May 2014, 13:56

135. LionStone (Posts: 753; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


Yea and the watermarks, really PA!? You want us to view your pics of the displays that are marked? Lame. Oh, and put them on a board or something, the lumpy grass isn't the best platform to use for this purpose.

posted on 02 May 2014, 09:09 3

31. Klamba92 (Posts: 210; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)


Yes that's the sad truth, I have the Nexus 5 but I voted the S5 for all, because in reality it does have the brightest display of them all and the best viewing angles from the pics shown! I prefer the Nexus 5 over the S5 but the fact is Samsung have really improved their display brightness significantly!

posted on 02 May 2014, 09:13 6

36. Kishin (Posts: 706; Member since: 30 May 2013)


I got the 5s but the S5 is shining!

posted on 02 May 2014, 09:37 1

50. hung2900 (Posts: 956; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Not everyone, but there are still a lot of brain-less fans.

posted on 02 May 2014, 22:30

112. Imaxxacre (Posts: 74; Member since: 23 Aug 2009)


I have a lot of problems with Samsung, but it is pretty obvious that the S5's display looks better in almost all of those images.

posted on 02 May 2014, 08:29 12

3. tech2 (Posts: 3477; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Samsung + AmoLED = Best display !

Great sunlight visibility, best viewing angles, nicely saturated and vibrant screen (arguably), now its on par in terms of brightness with a brightness going down as much as 2 nits !

P.S. Kudos to retina for being such an old tech but still rockin' it !

posted on 02 May 2014, 08:45

14. TechFreak123 (Posts: 85; Member since: 25 Feb 2014)


Its amOLED (active matrix Organice Light-emitting Diode).

posted on 02 May 2014, 14:42

90. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 481; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


Most everyone here has based their opinion on what they can see. Fair enough I suppose, but compared to LCD displays I wonder how much power Sammy's tech is drawing to compete with the Sun.

posted on 02 May 2014, 18:45

100. flipjzn (Posts: 257; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


S5, yes best display. S4 + amoled= yuck!

posted on 02 May 2014, 08:39

10. nazyr1803 (Posts: 91; Member since: 11 Jan 2013)


I just wanna say from my experience. Im using moto g and my mom use note 2. When under the sun especially afternoon, i can see clearly my screen but not for note 2. I can say that it is pretty good for moto g.

posted on 02 May 2014, 08:43 2

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


S5 is a huge improvement over S4. S4 looks just black all the time lol

LOL PA you forgot to change the picture on iPhone in pic 4!! :D

posted on 02 May 2014, 08:43 1

12. Edward_bly (Posts: 278; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)


What about LG G2?

posted on 03 May 2014, 14:53

126. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Lg g2 is also pretty good under sun light but it is quite reflective under sharp indoor lights

posted on 02 May 2014, 08:45 5

15. brrunopt (Posts: 742; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


Why no nokia ?

posted on 02 May 2014, 08:46 15

17. FriendsOfSamsung (unregistered)


Go back to your time machine mate, this is future

posted on 02 May 2014, 08:51 1

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


lol. I guess you also have a time machine to post from future?

posted on 02 May 2014, 09:17 1

38. tech2 (Posts: 3477; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


lol....+1

Im still laughin' at 'this is future' ;D

posted on 02 May 2014, 21:41 1

109. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Nokia is dead, it's RIP

posted on 02 May 2014, 08:45 9

16. TechFreak123 (Posts: 85; Member since: 25 Feb 2014)


S5 display is simply perfect.

posted on 02 May 2014, 08:52 1

20. xperian (Posts: 356; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


I didn't vote for S5 even if it looked better, because other phones were covered in fingerprints too look worse against samsung

posted on 02 May 2014, 08:55 15

22. FriendsOfSamsung (unregistered)


cool story bro, You need to see the eyes doctor mate

posted on 02 May 2014, 11:33

73. xperian (Posts: 356; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


You clearly didn't read my comment. I see that Samsung looks better in photos, but I didn't vote for it, because of fingerprints on other devices, so comparison wasn't fair.

posted on 02 May 2014, 08:54 10

21. tiara6918 (Posts: 2075; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Super amoled is the best display outdoors, great job sammy!

posted on 02 May 2014, 08:56 2

23. varuntis1993 (Posts: 49; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)


I am missing nokia lumia 1520 here.

posted on 02 May 2014, 09:04 8

28. FriendsOfSamsung (unregistered)


Spammer detected, but Nokia no longer relevant

posted on 02 May 2014, 09:31 4

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


And if you keep on commenting like this...you will be no more relevant here in PA....
This is from samsung fan...
People like you create a bad image for others....

posted on 02 May 2014, 14:45

91. elitewolverine (Posts: 5188; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


^agreed, the s5 looked great, I would have loved to see either a icon or 1520 in the shot.

posted on 06 May 2014, 06:43

138. varuntis1993 (Posts: 49; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)


Talk about yourself, just look at your username crapboy, can't see anything better than samsung...Get a life
I own nexus devices but that doesn't mean I can't appreciate anything better that is there in the market.
Most of them must be knowing nokia used the assertive display in 1520 which can blow away any other phone when it comes to brightness in sunlight visibility but I know you will be butthurt when you'll see your dearest s5 loosing to it. Deal with it.

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