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All phones certified by Netflix for HDR and Dolby Vision video streaming

Netflix just updated its mobile HDR and Dolby Vision streaming list with the newly-announced Android phones capable of reproducing those titles in their due gorgeousness. So far, it has certified just the LG G6 as able to display its Dolby Vision footage as the creators intended, yet, given the standard's requirements, it seems that both LG and Dolby might have cut a few corners to certify the G6 display as Dolby Vision compatible. 

When it comes to the more popular HDR-10 format, though, Netflix just added two more phones to the LG and Sony handsets that were already listed as having panels that can display the standard. That makes for five phones in total that you can enjoy rich color streaming on, provided that you have the latest Netflix 5.0 app version installed.

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posted on 05 Sep 2017, 03:19

1. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3692; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)

I hope NetFlix will support 21:9 and 2:1 formats soon.

posted on 05 Sep 2017, 03:37 5

2. DBoss (Posts: 67; Member since: 18 Feb 2017)

What? Why not galaxy s8 and s8plus? note 8 has exact same hardware as the s8 plus.. whats going on!!!!!

posted on 05 Sep 2017, 04:29

3. Nomotrolls (Posts: 14; Member since: 16 Aug 2017)

Trying to keep profit margins high with the help of netflix i guess

posted on 05 Sep 2017, 07:15 2

5. treypoundz (Posts: 9; Member since: 05 Sep 2017)

Cause they do not have the same screen. The notes has HDR and the s8 doesnt. Slightly better on the note.

posted on 05 Sep 2017, 08:27

6. dazed1 (Posts: 585; Member since: 28 Jul 2015)

B.S. S8/S8 plus are HDR.

posted on 05 Sep 2017, 08:32 3

7. TechieXP1969 (banned) (Posts: 14967; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)

The S8 does have an HDR display. It is certified and compliant with the standard for HDR content Per DisplayMate.

"Some Galaxy S8 Display Highlights
These are just some of the Galaxy S8 Display Highlights that we will be covering in detail throughout the article:

· A new 3K Higher Resolution 2960 x 1440 display that fills almost the entire front face of the phone from edge-to-edge, resulting in a larger 5.8 inch display with a taller height to width Aspect Ratio of 18.5 : 9 = 2.05.

· A new and accurate full 100% DCI-P3 Color Gamut that is also used for 4K TVs. Plus it is the first Smartphone to be certified by the UHD Alliance for Mobile HDR Premium, which allows it to play all of the latest content produced for 4K UHD Premium TVs.

· The Native Color Gamut of the Galaxy S8 is even larger, the result of its new high saturation “Deep Red” OLED, resulting in a very impressive 113% of DCI-P3 and 142% of sRGB / Rec.709 Gamuts that also produces better on-screen Colors in High Ambient Light.

· The Galaxy S8 has 5% to 19% Higher Screen Brightness, plus a record Peak Brightness of over 1,000 nits.

The full set of Galaxy S8 Display Highlights are listed below under What’s New and What’s Improved."

But HDR10 is a different certification and maybe the S8 doesn't quality for it.

posted on 06 Sep 2017, 01:26

12. audibot (Posts: 208; Member since: 26 Jan 2017)

wow shows how little you know about phones, its about licensing lg paid netflix so they could sell it but it didnt help sell s**t

posted on 05 Sep 2017, 08:40 1

9. TechieXP1969 (banned) (Posts: 14967; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)

The Note 7 and the S8's all do support a type of HDR.

But neither support Dolby Vision HDR and there is a difference it seems.

This article explains briefly the difference in HDR types.


From what I gathered, even though for example the Note 7 and S8's do have HDR capable displays, they are both certified for different kinds.

The G6 is the first to have the Dolby Vision HDR certification. The S8 didn't get this because it doesn't support Dolby Vision HDR. It support Mobile Premium HDR which is certified by a different group.

If PhoneArena was a real tech site and not a tech tabloid, they would have provided better details that are basically easy to Google.

PA is about fluff, not facts!

posted on 05 Sep 2017, 13:45

10. saiki4116 (Posts: 413; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)

Samsung skipped Dolby Vision Support, even in their TV also. They are betting on HDR10+, which is improvised version of HDR10.

posted on 05 Sep 2017, 05:36

4. apple-rulz (Posts: 561; Member since: 27 Dec 2016)

On such a small screen you have to wonder if HDR will really be all that noticeable, or is it simply there to jazz up the buyers.

posted on 05 Sep 2017, 08:35

8. TechieXP1969 (banned) (Posts: 14967; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)

It is very noticeable.

Don't you have a phone capable of taking photos or video in HDR?

Why not try it!

The picture is noticeably sharper, brighter and it makes the colors more punchier.

I notice because i have a support Samsung QLED SmartTV and when I record 4K video with HDR vs without, the media is very bright to begin with. The colors are brighter and sharper. Text is sharper too.

Its like having a bright bulb that is turned up a notch!

posted on 05 Sep 2017, 16:34

11. adorable (Posts: 3; Member since: 10 Mar 2012)

But which ones out of these can actually hit 1000 nits+?

True HDR depends on the ability of the display to go above 1000 nits to simulate high brightness areas of a scene, such as the open sky next to a dark tunnel, and provide that totally black to blinding white of reality.

Out of these, the only phone review I've read for a phone in this list that dots this is the Samsung S8 Note.

Other phones like the LG G6 on display in stores in no way reaches the high brightness levels of the HDR TVs nearby or the levels needed for true HDR (not mobile HDR as these in this list are all certified for - 500 nits I believe).

Thus - don't be fooled!!
Mobile HDR is not True HDR.

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