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Samsung exlains why the display on the Samsung Galaxy S5 is so good

0. phoneArena 23 Apr 2014, 15:33 posted on

The Samsung Galaxy S5 has received high praise for its display. DisplayMate called it the best performing smartphone display that it has ever tested.On Wednesday, Samsung explained some of the technology that makes the display so good. For example, the screen eliminates excessive glare, the bane of all smartphone users, by constantly analyzing the display under changing lighting conditions...

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posted on 23 Apr 2014, 15:35 9

1. Antimio (Posts: 313; Member since: 11 Nov 2013)


Nice to have an exlanation. LOL

BTW they're not wasting time filing suits. ;D

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 16:46

30. NinjaBanana (Posts: 37; Member since: 20 Apr 2014)


*explanation

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 18:58 1

52. jroc74 (Posts: 6018; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


lol...they still didnt fix the typo...

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 15:39 6

2. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2158; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


So good! :P

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 19:42

55. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


WAYY GOOD

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 15:40 12

3. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Samsung... spending more than ever on technical marketing. I notice they didn't explain why text is slightly fuzzy compared to a good quality LCD display. If it is technically possible, I wish Samsung would provide a higher cost option to get a premium AMOLED display with all the subpixels. No amount of fiddly gimmicks and display modes can make up for missing subpixels.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 15:59 10

8. CamaroSS (Posts: 173; Member since: 24 Jul 2012)


Hehe - come on man. Give those marketing guys a break.

People will tell you that they don't 'see' the difference between an FHD RGB LCD and pentile FHD amoled. The battery 'sees' those extra subpixels though - that's how pentile amoled keeps up with RGB screen's battery life. SW optimization myth is a BS. Power saving comes from those pentile screens. Now if m8 or z2 would have come with 720p RGB LCD (which is actually much closer to pentile 1080p amoled than an RGB 1080p) and score a gigantic battery life, PA would have reminded us over and over that they are 720p.

With that said, just wait and see how people will suddenly start seeing the difference when 2k screens become mainstream in the near future.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 16:11 3

10. maherk (Posts: 4165; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


http://pbs.twimg.com/media/A9frTOkCUAAtl1q.jpg:large

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 16:13 3

12. CamaroSS (Posts: 173; Member since: 24 Jul 2012)


It's good that you found it yourself. We're proud of ya :P

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 00:56

70. tech2 (Posts: 3482; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


You're wrong buddy. He didn't find himself anything. He just copy/pasted my link from the earlier article

See comment 8:http://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-does-fitness-with-new-Galaxy-S5-and-Gear-Fit-ad_id55470/comments?post=863032#post_863032

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 17:07

38. TheGenius (Posts: 339; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


You are smart.
Can I give you a cookie.? :D

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 16:14 6

13. maherk (Posts: 4165; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


both of you wouldn't have even known what pixel placement Amoled are if you didn't read it in articles. You make it sound as if they are tricking our eyes and that the screens actually suck. Get over it you trolls, almost every other reviewer is throwing praises on the S5 and Note 3's screens.

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 02:59

74. Trex95 (Posts: 972; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


I have the HTC one Max with LCD 3 display and battery life even better than Note 3 Super Amoled.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 16:12 8

11. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


"fuzzy text" ????????

Do you really think that you might manipulate somebody, iboy.

Display Mate(and not only) say THE BEST DISPLAY EVER SEEN in every possible aspect

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 16:14 7

14. CamaroSS (Posts: 173; Member since: 24 Jul 2012)


Best display that THEY HAVE EVER TESTED. And they actually haven't tested MUCH - LOL.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 16:17 10

17. tedkord (Posts: 12702; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


They have tested the iPhone 5s.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 16:20 3

20. CamaroSS (Posts: 173; Member since: 24 Jul 2012)


Hello! this is 2014. Hit us back when they finish testing 2014 screens.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 17:01 9

36. tedkord (Posts: 12702; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Do you expect them to test an iPhone that hasn't even been announced let alone released? They tested the current Apple flagship which is 6- months old, and it wasn't as good.

Maybe they should borrow that Samsung time machine that they keep using to copy Apple before Apple comes out with it.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 17:09 2

39. CamaroSS (Posts: 173; Member since: 24 Jul 2012)


I didn't know that iphone would be the only other phone to be released in 2014 - my bad. Can I borrow the time machine to get to the stone age you're from?

Also get rid of that Apple obsession - it's just not kewl anymore - makes you sound off-topic and retardical as well.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 20:26 1

56. joey_sfb (Posts: 6134; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Soar grapes.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 21:01 1

62. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


They(Display Mate) test every high end device display. And they do it for a living.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 17:21 7

42. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Paid for reviews don't mean a lot. DisplayMate doesn't measure a lot of things that matter in real world usage, including font display quality.

Meanwhile, in the real world, we have:

"Whenever I have my brightness on auto, the screen dims (as it should, right?). Only thing is, the display turns a bit grainy or fuzzy almost mimicking a newspaper or sheet of paper.. Is anyone else's screen like this? When I have the brightness level on full blast, it looks great. I took a screenshot only to see that the fuzziness didnt show up in the screenshot.."

"Yes, I can see it when I have a grey background like when the app market is loading. I see lines or fussyness as you call it. It's disappointing really. =|"

"Yeah it's really noticeable there, the sms app and of course my homescreen bc it's grey."

(You can find these quotes on Android Central)

Just like the above people, when I looked at an S5, I immediately noticed the screen is slightly fuzzy compared to LCD. To me, it is especially noticeable when fonts are on a light background.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 18:39 4

51. tedkord (Posts: 12702; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Here we go with the "paid for" reviews implications. Who paid for it?

Tell you what, you do right ahead and rely on anecdotes from a few anonymous people online, I'll stick with actual test results performed by experts on specialized equipment (not to mention the universally high marks from review sites and my own eyes at the Verizon store)

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 19:07 2

54. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


As you know, the Galaxy S5 was released on April 11. Well, on April 1, DisplayMate announced to the world that the S5's display was "the most accurate and best performing smartphone display that they had ever tested." You can do a Google search of many news sites and verify the event timeline.

On the DisplayMate site, it says:

"Samsung provided DisplayMate Technologies with a pre-release production unit of the Galaxy S5 so that we could perform our well known objective and comprehensive display Lab tests, measurements, and analysis, explaining the in-depth OLED display performance results for consumers, reviewers, and journalists."

Obviously Samsung paid for the testing and associated reports for the above purposes, i.e. focus on the strengths of the display so Samsung could use this in their marketing / PR efforts.

If you read the report, it's plain to see that DisplayMate made selective measurements and ignored many real world aspects of Galaxy S5 usage.

Including the fact that most likely due to not having all the sub-pixels of a normal LCD screen, that fonts are slightly fuzzy on gray/light backgrounds. Which Galaxy S5 customers have independently reported.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 23:19 1

69. iushnt (Posts: 1846; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


i don't care if samsung paid or not as long as the display is awesome. and for me the display is awesome, i loved it. :) but will wait for the note 4.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 21:08 1

63. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Are those quotes on Android Central about S5, iboy?
Now is 2014. Wake up.

(by the the way "Android" in the name of the sites, doesn't mean that the guys there are not die hard ifans, pretending to be android fans. 'Cult of Android' is made by the same team, that started 'Cult of Mac'

posted on 26 Apr 2014, 03:37

85. MobileGuru (Posts: 82; Member since: 18 Jan 2014)


Exactly!! A same pixel density LCD will ALWAYS look clearer than amoled. Amoled is great for the blacks, the contrast and low screen reflectivity. But the colours are horribly inaccurate even in professional or movie mode. Whites are not white and there is a greenish tint when looking at the screen from an angle. Forget what displaymate says i have a gs2 and gs4 and even my Huawei LCD screen have nicer well-balanced colours.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 17:38 5

46. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"Display Mate(and not only) say THE BEST DISPLAY EVER SEEN in every possible aspect"

I already have mentioned two aspects about which they even don't talk so try to troll harder...

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 20:36

58. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


You've mentioned two BSs

1)I still have my perfect 3 years old Note 1. Display as new.
2) Noting "burn-in" there.

You look nice on the picture. The red stripe did't hide you at all, iboy.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 21:52 3

64. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"1)I still have my perfect 3 years old Note 1. Display as new."

3 years is very long time?

"2) Noting "burn-in" there."

Look at my comment #44 and #49 and say that again.

P.S.
Also it looks like you are out of reasonable arguments so now you are just desperately trying to insult. Better go get some knowledge before talking crap. ;)

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