AnandTech is now the first to analyze the colors of the Galaxy S5 LTE-A’s 5.1-inch Quad HD display, and the results show continuous improvements in AMOLED.
We've already talked about the difference in sharpness between a Quad HD 1440p and a Full HD 1080p display, and how it’s practically insignificant unless you stare at the screen from microscopic distances. What we’re much more interested, though, is color accuracy.
However, Samsung has seemingly made some improvements in the GS5 LTE-A, so the screen does not appear that green-ish. The key word here is ‘that green-ish’, as while there is improvement, the first analysis shows that green still dominates other colors.
Notice the green bar in upper right on both charts - the Quad HD AMOLED (on the right) is better balanced than the very green-ish 1080p AMOLED on the Galaxy S5 (on the left, in Cinema mode)
For all else, white point is even closer to our reference point (of 6500K) at 6429K, and grayscale accuracy is the best of any other flagship smartphone. Moreover, color saturations are also very accurate, with deviation of as little as 2.92.
Obviously, the power consumption of a Quad HD display will be higher, but for all else, it seems that Samsung has made AMOLED even better in its new version, and we’re looking forward to seeing it in upcoming devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the rumored Galaxy F.
Samsung's first AMOLED Quad HD display gets analyzed
1. Saturation sweeps: notice how the colors are almost always right inside the square where they have to be. Only greens are slightly oversaturated.
2. Notice that greens are still a bit overblown in the RGB color balance charts, the display would still appear slightly greenish.
3. Color accuracy: close to perfect