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See how the new 5.1" panel of the Galaxy S5 differs from the screens of the Note 3 and S4

0. phoneArena 19 Mar 2014, 04:14 posted on

When it introduced the Galaxy S5, Samsung arguably unveiled its best Super AMOLED display to date, too. It is able to produce up to 500 nits of brightness - something only Nokia has managed to do so far with its OLED screen panels. This peak brightness level places it on equal footing with some of the best LCD displays out there, which are also in the 500+ nits club...

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posted on 19 Mar 2014, 04:20 11

1. emadshiny (Posts: 1131; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


This year's display comparison between S5, Z2 and new One will be interesting.

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 04:41 11

9. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2665; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Yeah, and G3 in addition to it. Also needed a comparison with 1520 or any upcoming flagship from Nokia.

Huge improvement in S5's display screen. I think everything is superb in S5 except the design. :)

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 04:48 7

12. emadshiny (Posts: 1131; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Oops!
I forgot about the G3. Agree, I think G3 is going to offer one of the best displays in 2014 and don't forget it may feature a QHD display.

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 05:02 4

15. JMartin22 (Posts: 1093; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


They could, but what makes you sure? The LG G2 had a horribly over-saturated and unnatural color reproduction; yet the company tried to tout it as "accurate" to the average consumer.

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 05:34 10

25. emadshiny (Posts: 1131; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


I don't think so, G2 has a great display and every review confirms it. I don't know why you claim like this.

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 06:03 5

35. maccess (Posts: 612; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


Watch errica griffin video review about the g2 and listen what she says about the g2 display calibration.. you'll get the idea..

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 06:10 5

36. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)


You beat me to the punch!

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 06:12 3

38. maccess (Posts: 612; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


Lol.. i know someone will bring her up.. glad i did it first.. lol..

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 07:17 4

43. Piotrek007 (Posts: 80; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


LG have over-saturated screen ?? Have you ever looked at products from samsung ?? o.0

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 16:31 1

59. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)


That's the whole purpose of AMOLED lol.

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 05:42 2

30. Amir1 (Posts: 266; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


that is if it released in first half. nobody knows for sure.

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 05:42 2

29. eq5555 (Posts: 63; Member since: 03 Dec 2013)


Thick bezels, over an old camera (1/3, bsi), outdated screen, non waterprof
Smartphone for those who fap on metal and does not use a smartphone
or simply noobs

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 07:48 4

48. giani (Posts: 269; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


You are def a lame paid samsung troll. Ur comment is a 100% copy/paste from a Htc article.

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 08:01 1

49. eq5555 (Posts: 63; Member since: 03 Dec 2013)


If I disagree with noobs and haters, I paid for in advance?

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 10:12 2

54. Psykotik_Dragon (Posts: 24; Member since: 21 Dec 2013)


You're right it's non-waterprof...but then again what phone IS waterprof? If you meant WATERPROOF maybe you should read the specs/reviews on a device before you make claims like that as the S5 is rated IP67 which means 100% dustproof & waterproof for roughly about 3ft for 30 mins...which is about as 'waterprof' as you'll find in devices that claim to be waterproof.

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 04:22 12

2. tech2 (Posts: 2073; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Great sharpness and a very vibrant screen. Not to mention it now goes upto 500nits brightness (almost on par with LCDs) and with AMOLED technology it will be great in daylight as well.

Oversaturation also seems to be taken care of in pic 13 to 17

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 04:29 12

6. JMartin22 (Posts: 1093; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


Remember, because of naturally lower reflectance rate of AMOLED screens, they'll perform even better than LCDs on similar footing in brightness ratings.

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 05:46 1

33. Genza (Posts: 175; Member since: 12 Mar 2014)


I'm not sure about this but from what i know naturally the metallic cathode in an OLED acts as a mirror, with reflectance approaching 80%, leading to poor readability in bright ambient light such as outdoors.
You need a proper application of a circular polarizer and antireflective coatings to reduce the high reflectance rate of OLED.

source: wikipedia

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 07:42

46. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 491; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


The solution is Clear Black Display.

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 08:08

51. Genza (Posts: 175; Member since: 12 Mar 2014)


Yeah just like what i said before you need a proper application of a circular polarizer and antireflective coatings to reduce the high reflectance rate of OLED.

Just like ClearBlack Display (CBD) technology, CBD adds a reflection-blocking polarizer layer between the touch layer and the display panel.

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 04:23 1

3. rantao333 (Posts: 237; Member since: 21 May 2013)


samsung finally catch up with the best IPS out there

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 05:34 9

24. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3317; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Catchup lol.

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 05:44 4

31. Amir1 (Posts: 266; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


hehe, don't be so sure. wait for the display comparison. i put my money on Z2. IPS is unmatched in natural looking colors. i don't think this will change in 2014.

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 06:10 5

37. maccess (Posts: 612; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


And the others try to oversaturated their ips display to looks like an amoled.. but they'll never achieved deep black like amoled does..

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 04:26 2

4. JMartin22 (Posts: 1093; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


Better color reproduction and brightness. That's good. But one thing that's still been having rather uncertain. Is that 500 nits achievable through manual brightness? Or is it like the auto-brightness mechanism where it needs to sense the amount of light hitting the sensor strictly?

Mobile OLED displays have come such a long way in just 4 years. I believe Samsung will bring even more power efficiency, color improvements and maybe comparable or better brightness improvements with their inevitable Quad HD AMOLED that's bound to come around.

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 04:27 1

5. bluescreen (Posts: 154; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)


i can hardly even tell the difference....whats the use unless your trying to play where's the freckle!

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 04:30 8

7. JMartin22 (Posts: 1093; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


I see the brightness difference and color richness in many of the photos. You may wish to reexamine a bit more closer.

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 04:41

11. emadshiny (Posts: 1131; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


I think the difference betweem S5 and S4 is more vivid than that of S5 and Note3.
I think Note3 has still one of the best screens out there and S5 is great as well.

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 04:49

13. JMartin22 (Posts: 1093; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


Numbers 1 - 4 you can't tell the difference between? The S5 obviously looks brighter and richer. And probably more accurate, too; based on the color gamut diagram.

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 04:33 20

8. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3317; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


High Brightness+ versatile color accuracy and saturation+ super amoled= BEST DISPLAY IN THE WORLD

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 05:19 5

16. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 378; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)


In your opinion*

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 05:27 11

21. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3317; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


No in my and 6 people who +1ed me and other millions of galaxy S and note owners

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 05:34 6

26. TheGenius (Posts: 326; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


You have my support too, sir.!

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 14:07 1

58. neartx (banned) (Posts: 86; Member since: 15 Mar 2014)


no way samsung ? last year amold fail to 4position in the display

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 04:41 1

10. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 491; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


Sadly that AMOLED display is still not available on low end devices. Maybe it's because more expensive to produce than LCD panel.

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 04:57

14. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 723; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


Wait, didn't the Nokia X7 also have an equally bright AMOLED screen?

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 05:24 4

17. papss (unregistered)


Still prefer ISP to AMOLES

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 05:31 10

23. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3317; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


What is ISP and AMOLES?

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 07:28 3

44. papss (unregistered)


Dafuk?? I am drunk it seems.. Geez

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 06:12 7

39. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Lol papss are you drunk? Need some coffee?

IPS and AMOLED lol.

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 06:34 4

41. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3317; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Xenon flash blinded eyes led to typo. Lol.

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 11:29

55. refillable (Posts: 636; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


Don't start a fanboy war.

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 06:14 3

40. maccess (Posts: 612; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


Lol.. typo to the max..

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 05:26 1

18. pwnarena (Posts: 905; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


they have to make the note 3 look inferior to the s5 to counter the recently released comparison between the z2 and note 3.

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 05:26 3

19. mayur007 (Posts: 427; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


really s5 display is good

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 05:26

20. neartx (banned) (Posts: 86; Member since: 15 Mar 2014)


what? any change? no amold never
my htc one are so better than s4 this year must see htc one2 compose to s5 but i perfer lcd to much

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 07:29

45. papss (unregistered)


Yes but see the note 3 with its amazing screen..

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 05:28 7

22. FriendsOfSamsung (unregistered)


When the best is getting better

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 05:36 3

27. Genersis (Posts: 188; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Seems to have the least black clipping out of the displays, nice.

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 05:41 7

28. eq5555 (Posts: 63; Member since: 03 Dec 2013)


best screen

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 05:44 4

32. eq5555 (Posts: 63; Member since: 03 Dec 2013)


also better antiglare, better viewing angles with ideal colors, in comparison with note3

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 05:54

34. eq5555 (Posts: 63; Member since: 03 Dec 2013)


http://hi-tech.imgsmail.ru/hitech_img/source/cf/dc/746f7c86490ffdb8e93c035d5e62.jpg

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 06:59 3

42. tedkord (Posts: 4806; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Samsung has made huge strides with its AMOLED screens the past few years, to the point that in movie mode the Note 3 had perfect blacks for infinite contrast, and more accurate whites, better daylight brightness and nearly equal color gamut to the iPhone, all with higher resolution. I have no doubt the S5 screen will be stunning.

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 07:42

47. AfterShock (Posts: 2806; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Over saturation has killed Amoled for me.
I'm glad to see this come about and approach being usable by myself.
Still, out of what I have choose from right now, its going to be IPS.

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 08:06

50. skymitch89 (Posts: 1063; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


To me, based on the "sample pics", the Note 3 has a better display than the S5. In some of the pics that have a bright light in it, such as pics 4 & 5. On the other hand, the S5 does seem to have a bit better clarity than the S4.

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 08:30

52. antonioli (Posts: 176; Member since: 08 Sep 2013)


I liked some pictures, but not of them. Some are maybe a little bit bright.

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 08:34

53. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1144; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


get over it.
go hype on a post if they discovered new battery technologies that can last a phone for 3 days

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 13:22 1

56. Scorpion (Posts: 84; Member since: 28 Apr 2012)


S5 looks way brighter than the S4, but the S4's colors seem way more vibrant. But give me waterproofing and I'm in for it. Or for the Xperia Z2.

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 14:06 1

57. Tizen007 (Posts: 516; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


spec wars are over. Today higher numbers doesn't necessarily mean better device and better sales. Samsung and Sony knows that and that's why they brought the S5 and the Z2 with their improved features. I would go for the S5 which would have much better features than the Z2.

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 20:04

60. garyII (Posts: 160; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


why i can't spot any differences ! besides, when just using our phone alone, we won't realize those results, right?

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