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DisplayMate: Samsung Galaxy S5 has the "best performing smartphone display that we ever tested"

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DisplayMate: Samsung Galaxy S5 has the
DisplayMate did its usual through job analyzing the display on the Samsung Galaxy S5, and came away calling it "the best performing smartphone display that we have ever tested". The screen was cited for its brightness, color accuracy, contrast ratio and more. In fact, according to DisplayMate, the Samsung Galaxy S5 "raises the bar for top display performance up by another notch."

The screen on the Samsung Galaxy S5 is 22% brighter than the Samsung Galaxy S4's screen and 13% brighter than the display on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. When automatic brightness is turned on, the Galaxy S5's highest brightness level is 47% above its predecessor and 6% above the Galaxy Note 3.

Power requirements have been lowered for the screen on the Galaxy S5. It takes 18% less power for the Samsung Galaxy S5 to match the same brightness level as the Samsung Galaxy S4, which results in longer lasting battery life on the new model. The Galaxy S5 also features an Ultra Power Saving Mode which lowers the screen brightness and changes the background to black, which saves power and according to the report, can double the life of the battery.

The brightest, sharpest smartphone display ever, and it even uses less energy. In a nutshell, that is what DisplayMate sees with the Samsung Galaxy S5 display.

source: DisplayMate

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posted on 31 Mar 2014, 20:03 41

1. Tizen007 (Posts: 575; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


with awesome battery life, and awesome AMOLED display...

Haters can't hate that :)

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 20:12 17

6. tedkord (Posts: 12304; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


They can and will. Read the same story at BGR.

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 20:20 9

10. Nexus4lifes (Posts: 158; Member since: 13 Feb 2014)


Great point, can't get more sold than BGR journalists... they are on apple payroll...

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 21:00

34. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)


what site is bgr?

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 21:08 6

39. Tizen007 (Posts: 575; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


No thanks I don't need to read it. We all know the phone is awesome ,thank you. And welcome to PhoneArena.

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 22:59 3

60. sipha (Posts: 435; Member since: 12 May 2012)


Why would someone do that instead of just going to the DislayMate link below and get the full picture!!?

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 12:13

115. tedkord (Posts: 12304; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Because people don't want facts, they want a thing that supports their preconceived notions.

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 20:36 3

19. eq5555 (Posts: 64; Member since: 03 Dec 2013)


*to touch it even more pleasant than note 3

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 20:48 5

25. wilsong17 (unregistered)


you forgot ultra power saving mode

i wish this mode was port to the note 3 so i can listen to music all day and kill all other app

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 21:03

37. eq5555 (Posts: 64; Member since: 03 Dec 2013)


Thanks

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 01:27

88. joe1blue (Posts: 169; Member since: 25 Jul 2013)


I'm sure whenever this phone is out the developers will be able to put that feature in a Rom or 2

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 06:59

105. Ishmeet (Posts: 111; Member since: 16 Sep 2013)


Got it on my note 2, Thanks to DN3 rom by E-team ;)

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 21:12

41. eq5555 (Posts: 64; Member since: 03 Dec 2013)


S5 does not make the blue color at an angle, it's the other distorted colors (made him a red). Look at the right angle, there is a blue items, there's really white-light blue (almost white)
S5 does not make the blue color at an angle
hi-tech.imgsmail.ru/hitech_img/source/cf/dc/746f7c​86490ffdb8e93c035d5e62.jpg

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 22:17 11

54. Looser99 (Posts: 62; Member since: 10 Nov 2013)


Sorry to say man, but i gotta run. So i'll come back later when i have atleast 10 minutes of free time to read your post and atleast 15 minutes of free time to understand your post. Phew...

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 00:18 1

74. Odiin (Posts: 342; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


+ 1
well said!

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 00:21 1

76. true1984 (Posts: 825; Member since: 23 May 2012)


the m8 has ddr3 not ddr2, and its shorter than the z2 and narrower than the s5. its also $100 cheaper

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 00:40 1

80. skyline88 (Posts: 474; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


i am not sure how good (or how bad) is the display of Z2, but the display of Z, ZR, Z Ultra and Z1 are no where near Samsung territory.

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 20:49 7

26. fireblade (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


But Apple worshippers say Retina display is the best

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 21:12

40. rantao333 (Posts: 322; Member since: 21 May 2013)


yes, until s5 being introduced, i wonder why samsung and fanboy saying they're the best display before s5 ??

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 21:26 11

42. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


When I saw a video vs of the SGS4 vs SGS5, I instantly noticed how much brighter the S5's display was. They really fixed most, if not all the complaints that the Super AMOLED display has.

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 22:03 2

51. express77 (unregistered)


wish it had awesome design as well and 3 gb ram would have buried other flagships. but it seems great.

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 23:36

64. Havok125 (Posts: 10; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


You are correct about the battery life and the display is awesome. I was at my local AT&T store yesterday playing with one. My only concern is that at first when I was looking for it, I couldn't tell the difference from the S4 next to it. I had to ask the manager if they had the S5. If they can just do something about touch wiz and use other materials besides plastic, I'll be all about it. Like I said though, great display.

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 23:46 1

65. royalsovereign (Posts: 37; Member since: 01 Mar 2014)


Do not get exited,,I have no faith in display mate,, I read their review and they are far from real,,for example they said xperia z has a very oversaturated colors and unrealistic,lol can you believe it,and they praised HTC one for worm colors,completely against the truth,,and they only reviwe Samsung and Apple displays and praise them like God created them,,LOL lole

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 00:40 5

79. tedkord (Posts: 12304; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Displaymate uses state of the art equipment to test the displays, they don't just look at them. Their reviews are the real deal.

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 20:07 37

2. drunkenjay (Posts: 930; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


htc and sony fanboys will have a hard time commenting on this.
some will say Samsung sucks and some will say its still plastic.

Grow up guys. most of you are over 25+, Even if im getting xperia z2 doesnt mean i bash other companies for no reason. If u hate it, dont buy it.

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 20:18 2

8. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


It's really hard to find a person like you honestly in this site.. +1

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 20:18 11

9. jo_Ny (Posts: 27; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


Hard time? LOL why? DisplayMate didnt test either Z2 or M8 displays... or even LG G2 for that matter... they are saying SGS5 has the best display THEY EVER TESTED. They are mostly comparing with the previous amoled generations... so dont get too excited samsung fanboy ;)

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 20:20 19

11. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


Dont get to cocky butthurt fanboy..

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 22:15 4

53. jo_Ny (Posts: 27; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


Fanboy of who? Sony? HTC? LG? I wrote about all of them in my post. Another useless trashtalker... It's just funny to me how Samsung fanboys get all wet with these type of news... talk about butthurt! ;)

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 20:27 8

14. kryme (Posts: 371; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)


u seriously think they didnt test the m8 or the z2.... its out of all the phone they tested the s5 was the best.... someone had to be the best.... and being the best doesnt mean its perfect its just better than wat ever is out there at the moment but they r far away from being perfect... the note4 will be better than the s5

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