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Screen comparison: Galaxy S5 vs iPhone 5s vs One (M8) vs Note 3 vs Nexus 5 vs G2
It's a sweet little tradition of ours to closely examine the screens of top-shelf handsets. Handsets like the Galaxy S5, for example! And by "closely examine", we mean we take that phone to our lab, do some scientific measurements, and then compare it to the other top offerings in the field.

So, being a fresh representative of Samsung's flagship smartphone line, the Galaxy S5 is, naturally, equipped with Samsung's favorite display technology - Super AMOLED. It's a somewhat controversial display tech that captivates users with its contrasty and punchy visuals, but fails to achieve the level of color accuracy exhibited by the quality LCD screens out there. More often than not, the choice smartphone users have to make is just that - will they take the striking, yet unrealistic colors of the AMOLED, or will they stick with a more natural, ordinarily-looking LCD.

As a quick teaser before we dive in, we'd mention that with the GS5, Samsung's AMOLED display is moving yet another step forward. However, as you'll see in the following lines, there's still quite a bit of room for improvement for the company's display technology. Yes, outdoor visibility is now pretty decent, but overall color balance still leaves a lot to be desired. If you simply put a quality LCD next to the GS5's screen and play a video, you'll instantly notice the predominant greenish hue in the GS5 that make things seem a bit weird (mostly visible when you have a reference right in front of you).

Brightness and visibility


With maximum 
brightness of 500+ nits, the iPhone 5s 'outshines' the competition (image colors not representative of real display colors) - Screen comparison: Galaxy S5 vs iPhone 5s vs One (M8) vs Note 3 vs Nexus 5 vs G2

With maximum brightness of 500+ nits, the iPhone 5s 'outshines' the competition (image colors not representative of real display colors)

The Samsung Galaxy S5 has an improved screen brightness handling - it can now easily reach over 440 nits when the sun is shining brightly above you, allowing for outdoor visibility that is just fine. The differences between the GS5's display and most LCDs in this area are now almost negligible, with only some rare examples, such as the iPhone 5s and its brightness of 500+ nits, being able to separate themselves in the lead. In the image to the right, you can get an idea of how the smartphones we've tested rank in the brightness department. As you can see, the iPhone 5s shines slightly brighter than the rest in the pack, followed by the Nexus 5 and One (M8).

On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is a winner when it comes to minimum brightness - you know, the kind of thing you'd greatly appreciate while viewing your handset in the dark. The GS5 is superb in that, as it can go to as low as 2 nits. The iPhone 5s is close behind with its 5 nits minimum brightness, followed by the G2 and its 8 nits.

Screen comparison: Galaxy S5 vs iPhone 5s vs One (M8) vs Note 3 vs Nexus 5 vs G2

Resolution


Nowadays, most high-end smartphones come with 1080 x 1920 resolution, guaranteeing incredibly high density and clarity. Due to that, all handsets tested in this display comparison offer a more or less spectacular pixel density. The iPhone 5s, with its 640 x 1136 pixel resolution, is slightly behind the pack, but due to its smaller screen size, things still look extremely clean.

An interesting specific of the AMOLED displays installed on the Galaxy S5 and Note 3 is that they are using a different, diamond PenTile pixel arrangement. This used to introduce some graininess in the image, compared to a standard RGB matrix, but with resolutions of about 1080p and up, this nasty side effect is now next to invisible. Check out the following picture for a close-up shot on the different pixel arrangements of the participating handsets!

The Galaxy S5 and Note 3 feature diamond PenTile pixel 
arrangements, but this doesn't really detract from their clarity - Screen comparison: Galaxy S5 vs iPhone 5s vs One (M8) vs Note 3 vs Nexus 5 vs G2

The Galaxy S5 and Note 3 feature diamond PenTile pixel arrangements, but this doesn't really detract from their clarity


Screen comparison: Galaxy S5 vs iPhone 5s vs One (M8) vs Note 3 vs Nexus 5 vs G2

Color reproduction


Inaccurate color reproduction has long been an issue for AMOLED screens. Here's the thing: AMOLED screens, especially those used by Samsung, produce extra-saturated, contrasty, and punchy colors that happen to be very alluring for consumers. However, what's often missed is that those colors are also quite off. For example, green and blue are usually too strong, while secondary colors, like yellow, often appear greenish. That is not the case with IPS LCD screens. So, why should we care if Samsung's screens are inaccurate, when they actually look so eye-catchy? Well, this type of issue certainly isn't going to annoy some users that much, but in our opinion, it's relatively important, because it has a substantial impact on the look of all content on your phone. For example, if you're watching a video, people usually do not appear with a natural tone to their skin, but rather, they start looking like carrots - with an orange look, due to the overly-boosted color tones. Besides, everything has a bluish/greenish tint on it, because of the disbalance of colors. Another reason why you want the colors of your screens to be as close as those specified in the sRGB colorspace (that's what we mean by saying 'an accurate screen'), is that most content out there is created with this colorspace in mind, meaning that if you want content to look as intended, you need to have a screen that's as close as possible to the reference sRGB values.

The Galaxy S5's display isn't such a screen. Yeah, Samsung lets you choose between a number of screen presets, but each of them is more or less far from the target. The Standard mode provides that striking punchy effect, however, its color temperature is very high, suggesting an overall bluish look (color temperature of 8100 K). The Professional Photo mode will get you closest to an accurate and pleasing look with the GS5. With it enabled, color temperature drops to about 7200 K (6500 K being the reference point), while colors are no longer super-saturated (although they are still quite vivid). Sadly, the display keeps its greenish tint, which, as you can guess, isn't something to be happy about. The so-called Cinema mode dials things down just a bit more, making colors look calmer and a bit more ordinary, however, red gets too dim in this mode, rendering the screen somewhat lifeless and dull-looking. Even in this mode, Delta E (color error) is still quite high, at about 7 for grayscale and 5 for RGBCMY measurements, meaning that colors are still far from reality.

When it comes to overall color balance and accuracy, the iPhone 5s and Nexus 5 have the best screens around, with the iPhone 5s having a slightly better balance between primary and secondary colors, and the Nexus 5 exhibiting a more accurate color temperature. All other handsets participating in this comparison are far behind these two in this department.

Display measurements and quality

Maximum brightness (nits)Higher is better Minimum brightness (nits)Lower is better Contrast Higher is better Color temperature (Kelvins) Gamma Delta E rgbcmy Lower is better Delta E grayscale Lower is better
Apple iPhone 5s 587
(Excellent)
5
(Excellent)
1:960
(Average)
7351
(Good)
2.18
3.41
(Good)
3.44
(Good)
HTC One (M8) 490
(Good)
16
(Poor)
1:1362
(Excellent)
7182
(Good)
2.11
4.33
(Average)
4.82
(Average)
Google Nexus 5 485
(Good)
10
(Average)
1:996
(Average)
6786
(Excellent)
2.05
2.88
(Good)
3.11
(Good)
Samsung Galaxy S5 442
(Good)
2
(Excellent)
unmeasurable
(Excellent)
8183
(Poor)
2.25
5.08
(Average)
7.38
(Average)
LG G2 438
(Good)
8
(Good)
1:1338
(Excellent)
8109
(Poor)
2.25
4.27
(Average)
6.22
(Average)
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 360
(Average)
4.6
(Excellent)
unmeasurable
(Excellent)
7972
(Average)
2.25
5.5
(Average)
6.93
(Average)
View all

Screen comparison: Galaxy S5 vs iPhone 5s vs One (M8) vs Note 3 vs Nexus 5 vs G2

Viewing angles


Seemingly not as important as the other aspects that we examine in a screen, viewing angles are still an important factor for the user experience with a smartphone. It's simply annoying when things get washed out at the slightest tilt of your phone! Well, that's one area where AMOLED screens, such as the one on the Galaxy S5, are traditionally strong. The thing about them is that they keep their brightness and contrast to a large extent, which is not the case with LCDs, which get very dim and uncontrasty even at angles smaller than 45 degrees. On the other hand, colors in AMOLED screens typically get more degraded when viewed at an angle, but that's not such a big deal, having in mind that you actually have a perfectly viewable screen, even when viewing them at more extreme angles.

The superior viewing angles of the AMOLED screens of the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 3 can be seen in the following image.

Super AMOLED displays traditionally have the upper hand as far as viewing angles go - Screen comparison: Galaxy S5 vs iPhone 5s vs One (M8) vs Note 3 vs Nexus 5 vs G2

Super AMOLED displays traditionally have the upper hand as far as viewing angles go


Screen comparison: Galaxy S5 vs iPhone 5s vs One (M8) vs Note 3 vs Nexus 5 vs G2

Overall


At the end of the day, we can conclude that while Samsung's Super AMOLED screens have come a long way since their debut, there's still much to ask for. If you simply love their extra-vivid and punchy nature - that's perfectly OK - no one can deny that they really look fancy and impressive. They also have the notable advantage of being able to display perfect black, which enables their attractive, contrasty look. On the other hand, though, the LCD tech's ability to replicate colors exactly as they are in reality is a whole other type of achievement, and one that should not be underestimated. It's the same with comparing a photograph that has some kind of an effect applied to it, versus a photo in its natural state. The effect will sometimes look cool, but not always, and definitely not when it's overdone.

So, when the Galaxy S5 came out, there was quite a bit of discussion about its screen and how much better it is than its previous generations. Sure, it's gotten better, but the improvement over the Note 3 isn't really that big. Most importantly, outdoor visibility is no longer such an issue, but yeah, the typical AMOLED problems continue to exist, namely the omnipresent oversaturation, out-of-control green, and lacking red. Hopefully, Samsung's going to keep enhancing AMOLED further and further, but until then, we just can't see it as a truly mature screen technology.

Meanwhile, the IPS LCD screens of the iPhone 5s and Nexus 5 are continue to be two of the very best displays to ever grace a phone.

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posted on 11 Apr 2014, 09:12 10

1. Anshulonweb (Posts: 319; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


still waiting for xperia z2 review and comparison...

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 12:27 3

50. hung2900 (Posts: 801; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Sorry to post here.

Again, I have to ask PhoneArena.

In your video review comparing Note 3 vs One Max: Note 3 has better outdoor visibility.

One Max screen = One M7 = One M8

S4 is much brighter than Note 3

=> Theorically the outdoor visibility of S4 is much better than One M8

Please, don't base on the on-paper brightness to judge the sunlight visibility please. Show us the picture.

Another thing is judging the color quality and still use the dynamic mode? where is the cinema mode?

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 13:12 2

53. Ashoaib (Posts: 2261; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


I have seen S5 today, unfortunately it was yet to showcased and was without a bettery :(
but one thing was noticeable, its design and build quality... it feels way more solid in hand then S4 and having a perfect grip.. material is kinda rubber.. the design is not that ugly as it looks in photos, its totally opposite... its a beautiful phone though not same as m8... dots doesnt look like bandages at all

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 14:07 7

58. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)


Dear PA readers. Stop saying that the S5 display is the best display to ever grace a smartphone. Color accuracy doesn't matter to YOU!!! Got it?! It doesn't matter to YOU... It matters to me and a lot of people. I know because I have seen AMOLED displays. Yes the blacks look f**king awesome... But it comes at the cost of color accuracy and burn-in. Yes. Burn in occurs and people notice it. Not everyone is half blind. So stop making long paragraphs trying to say AMOLED is better because it's NOT. Both LCD and AMOLED have their pros and cons. Neither is OVERALL better than the other. So shut your f**king mouth.

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 16:07 4

63. Aploine (Posts: 194; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)


Everybody here is free to express their opinions.
But you are free to do what you suggest.

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 19:40

67. hung2900 (Posts: 801; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


What the f*ck? Did I say anything like you mentioned? Did I say S5 is the best display? Do you have problem with your basic logical thinking?

What I said is 100% based on EXACTLY what PhoneArena mentioned in their reviews before.

posted on 12 Apr 2014, 02:18 1

85. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)


It wasn't targeted at you. I am sorry. There were a lot more of these "S5 is the best. F**k LCD." comments the last time I was here. Reading them really pissed me off. They are mostly gone now. We still have a little bit of fanboyism with comment 77. Comment 27 is just outlandish.

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 21:09

71. darkkjedii (Posts: 11793; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Dude why are you so pissed about this? Why not simply enjoy your device, who cares man? People like/dislike what they want, go check your BP dude, it's gotta be 190/120

posted on 12 Apr 2014, 01:56

84. Krjal (Posts: 64; Member since: 19 Dec 2013)


While I agree with your points you seem inordinately angry.

Regarding colour accuracy, if the cinema colour profile is chosen on the S5 its screen has as realistic colour reproduction as any other smart phone screen so far. Display Mate have an in depth article on the S5's display as the do with most flagship phones these days.

I can't really comment on the burn in as I haven't seen it on my devices yet. I did notice it on a Lumia 1020 (which has a very nice amoled screen) in a store but display models are mistreated badly so I don't think it was the fault of the screen.

posted on 12 Apr 2014, 23:53

91. tedkord (Posts: 4932; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


According to Displaymate, the S5 has the best color accuracy of any phone they've ever tested. This is as measured with specialized testing equipment designed to measure these things with scientific precision, run by a man with a Ph.D in physics and decades of experience.

So if color accuracy matters to you, right now the S5 is your best choice.

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 02:57 1

93. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)


Ever heard of burn in?? The display will lose it's brightness and color accuracy over time because the blue OLEDs will burn out and the amount of light they emit will reduce over time which will affect brighyness, color accuracy and white balance.

posted on 27 Apr 2014, 10:09

100. Teja171 (unregistered)


Did that useless moron PapaSmurf flag you ? I just hate that stupid username of his. He is better called SuckerSmurf.

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 16:11 3

64. torr310 (Posts: 388; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


No matter which phone you choose to like, I believe LCD screen is the way to go.

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 09:14 3

2. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2911; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


M8 is the best of these. But Z2 beats it!

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 10:38 26

27. The-Sailor-Man (Posts: 977; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Do not let to be fooled by this article.

They tested here only the Default Mode of S5 for color accuracy. S5 has natural color mode that Display Mate called it "The most natural colors we have ever seen"
Besides here they missed to mention the low-reflection if S5 display , that makes it THE BEST OUTDOOR DISPLAY EVER(Display Mate)

Other think they didn't mention here is that S5 gives 680 brightnes nits on the direct sunlight.
S5 has THE BEST DISPLAY EVER(yet)

The pathetic bashing of the great S5 will not stop here , but it will not fool the ppl.

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 10:53 17

33. papss (unregistered)


Wait so you have to mess with settings to get the results that the others just have? Isn't that what sammybots are laughing at the m8 with its need to do camera tweaks?

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 11:23 10

38. CoastCity (Posts: 136; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)


Is it such mess to change screen color mode, from default to professional photo or cinema?

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 11:32 10

40. papss (unregistered)


You missed the point.. Sammybots complain that a camera is no good if you can't just shoot but its okay to have to tweak the settings on the Ss device is alright.. It works both ways

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 11:47

45. CoastCity (Posts: 136; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)


Ok but it's a screen comparison, so comment #27

posted on 12 Apr 2014, 02:35

86. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3412; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


lol papss i'm realising you were right always.

posted on 12 Apr 2014, 17:17

90. Saamic (Posts: 119; Member since: 20 Feb 2012)


No you missed his point that argued against yours. To have the GS5 display more natural colors one only has to change a single option in the settings menu once. Simple, easy, and permanent. To have the M8 capture quality pictures, you have to consistently change the settings of the camera depending on the environment you are in. Complex, difficult (based on average consumer skill), and temporary (varying from shot to shot).

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 11:45 5

44. shuaibhere (Posts: 1517; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Is is more about choice....people but amoled screens because they want punchy , vivid colours...so it is the default mode....but if you want true to life you can have that to(more accurate than any other mobile displays out there)....
And s5 has brightest display , and it can go down to 2 nits if you want....and couple it with low reflectance...you get the best display out there in mobile phones....
Cant ask for more....

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 12:02 2

48. papss (unregistered)


But then you have to look at the s3 front.. I mean s4.. Darn it. I mean s5

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 12:37 1

51. shuaibhere (Posts: 1517; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Why don't you look at all the high end lumias from 900....they too look same...

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 14:35 1

61. papss (unregistered)


How many lumias versus galaxy s something's were made in that same time? Let me answer that...maybe three times as many variant's

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 21:43 1

74. shuaibhere (Posts: 1517; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


It doesn't matter...because your are not gonna buy all the phones at same time...

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 11:50 1

46. shuaibhere (Posts: 1517; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


It is more about choice....people love amoled screens because they want punchy , vivid colours...so it is the default mode....but if you want true to life you can have that to(more accurate than any other mobile displays out there)....
And s5 has brightest display , and it can go down to 2 nits if you want....and couple it with low reflectance...you get the best display out there in mobile phones....
Cant ask for more....

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 12:18

49. MR-H- (Posts: 116; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


It's an option at least it has unlike others which comes what they give, and you take.

posted on 12 Apr 2014, 06:14

88. Cicero (Posts: 395; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


And if I am pleased to see some pictures or moovies or games I can choose my own way. Cam you with lcd screen?

posted on 12 Apr 2014, 01:04

82. Adithya7184 (Posts: 316; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


this review is done by Ray.S thats the reason iCrap is on top. biased review

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 13:05

52. Ashoaib (Posts: 2261; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


display of M8 is lesser then m7, M7 was better in display... I have seen both together, edge to edge

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 09:17 8

3. tech2 (Posts: 2158; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


It would've been nice if you could actually show us a picture to illustrate/compare 'out-of-control green, and lacking red' rather than just claiming it. I see no such thing in the picture used above. If anything I see more of red as the cheeks of people in the picture appear to be more pinkish.

I think for now I'll believe display mate.

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 09:32 4

5. Ray.S (Posts: 260; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)


There you go:

http://www.phonearena.com/showimage.php?m=Benchmarks.Values&id=16255&v=default

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 10:05 14

16. Aploine (Posts: 194; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)


I understand that display measurements have been made in default color mode adjustment and not in the most acurate that S5 can give. Display Mate gives "Excellent Color Accuracy" in Cinema mode. Clarifies that Default Mode is "Intentionally Vivid Mode".

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 10:34

23. Finalflash (Posts: 1799; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Could you explain the brightness difference between your results for the iPhone 5s screen brightness results and those by Anandtech? Because they measured the max brightness to be significantly lower than what you are showing here (your result is closer to the iPhone 5 result).

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 10:51 3

31. Aploine (Posts: 194; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)


Hi nits happen in auto mode only.
"During the Galaxy S5 announcement, Samsung bragged that it can easily hit 500 nits, which is a remarkable feat for a Super AMOLED screen. Today it clarified the peak brightness levels further, saying that in further in certain high ambient lighting situations - for example, when the summer sun outside is shining directly on the display - they've measured burst levels of 698 nits, while the S5 hits 475 nits on the regular outside. This is the highest brightness level achieved by a mobile OLED panel so far, as only some Nokia Lumias manage to hit 600 nits in those circumstances, so kudos to Samsung here."
http://tinyurl.com/qcmcreb

http://www.displaymate.com/Galaxy_S5_ShootOut_1.htm

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 10:53

34. Aploine (Posts: 194; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)


*High

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 16:42

65. Diego! (Posts: 507; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)


Where is Nokia Lumia 1520 to compare against these phones? It has 600 nits of brightness!

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 10:08 3

18. jeeta444 (Posts: 133; Member since: 24 Mar 2014)


fakmoled got kicked out by ips of iphone 5s....lollll.........
reaching 600 nits doesn't make the amoled best... others things like colour temperature , delta grey scale rating also matters.and amoled is worst in these things......its just crap crap crap !....samsung's S-LCD is better than crapmoled..

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 11:41

42. MR-H- (Posts: 116; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


But surely it does bring colours to life than natural colours ..

That's PA opinions liking the IPS, and not Amoled.

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 11:57 3

47. shuaibhere (Posts: 1517; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


S5 has the best performing mobile display we have ever tested-displaymate

I'm sure that display mate knows more about colour temperature, delta grey scale kinda thingy more than you....

http://www.displaymate.com/Galaxy_S5_ShootOut_1.htm#Color_Accuracy

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 18:41

66. Smokin (Posts: 120; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


DisplayMate tested very few phones. Yes S5's display is awesome but no need to brag it 'the best' . Display is as subjective as design.

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 21:47 1

77. shuaibhere (Posts: 1517; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Yeah it is...but not anymore....
You want vivid , punchy colours s5 will do it for you....but if you want most accurate colours s5 can do that too....if you want brightest display s5 has that....and if you want dim display it can go down to 2 nits...
So it is no more subjective....

posted on 12 Apr 2014, 04:33

87. jeeta444 (Posts: 133; Member since: 24 Mar 2014)


look at ratings kid...you need to grow up.
rating above 8000 kelvin shows S5 display is oversaturated....crapmoled !

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 00:56

92. shuaibhere (Posts: 1517; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


That is in default mode you dumbass..try cinema mode...it gives most accurate colours for mobile display...

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 09:27 12

4. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3412; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Lol saying iphone 5s has one of the best displays is what tells pa's intelligence. They take color color accuracy way too seriously. AMOLED FTW.

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 09:46 3

8. tech2 (Posts: 2158; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


ikr and since when a difference of more than 100ppi (between iphone and GS5) equates to a difference of only 0.5 in resolution rating ?!

By their scoring mechanism a 2K display will only be 1.5 point ahead of iphone's non 720p display.

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 11:38

41. MR-H- (Posts: 116; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


That's true! iPhones display colours are natural, while Amoled colours are in your face. Amoled is great for watching videos and playing games and seeing the actual picture on Amoled is not true, but: "I must say Amoled kicks the ip5s display and screen when doing anything"

Phonearena prefers natural colours, while I prefer curs more vibrant and deep a blast in your face.

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 09:41 3

6. farhad_per (banned) (Posts: 128; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)


So iphone arena this is your opinion that doesnt matter at all..! I belive in display mate and gsmarena so much..! This site is totally ani amoled and blind...! Go and learn a little from display mate bro..!

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 09:44 18

7. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8574; Member since: 14 May 2012)


S5 wins hands down. View it on person against other phones and you'll know what I mean. Best phone I've ever owned thus far.

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 09:48 2

10. tech2 (Posts: 2158; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Woah.....You got it already ?! Nice.

BTW, did you happen to compare its display with M8 or Z2 in person. If yes, what were your thoughts ?

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 13:17 2

55. Ashoaib (Posts: 2261; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


I felt that the display of M7 was better then M8... I checked both edge to edge

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 09:50

11. hassoups (Posts: 371; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)


congrats mate. i'll have my hands on mine in a few hours when my lab is done, i had my girlfriend to go and buy it for me though

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 09:52

12. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3412; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Touchè

posted on 27 Apr 2014, 10:11

101. Teja171 (unregistered)


Liar, you don't have so much money to buy all phones that are released. Go spew your crap elsewhere.

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 09:47 1

9. Diego! (Posts: 507; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)


Didn't Samsung announce Samsung Galaxy S5 screen could reach 698 nits?http://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-details-its-new-Galaxy-S5-display-the-brightest-most-efficient-OLED-screen-to-date-can-hit-698-nits_id54767

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 09:53 15

13. tech2 (Posts: 2158; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Apparently, PA's 'maximum brightness' is actually 'maximum brightness MANUALLY ACHIEVEABLE'.

They didn't measure the brightness in sunlight where it goes more than 600 nits which can't be set manually and only works in auto brightness mode.

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 10:22 1

22. true1984 (Posts: 592; Member since: 23 May 2012)


that's pretty terrible..

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 10:37 2

25. Diego! (Posts: 507; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)


I don't understand why PA doesn't allow me to pick Nokia Lumia 1520 (which has 600 nits of brigthness) to compare it with the other phones. It's not the first time they do that! :(

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 03:47

96. Chris.P (Posts: 291; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


Wrong.

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