DisplayMate: Samsung Galaxy S5 has the "best performing smartphone display that we ever tested"

DisplayMate: Samsung Galaxy S5 has the
DisplayMate did its usual through job analyzing the display on the Samsung Galaxy S5, and came away calling it "the best performing smartphone display that we have ever tested". The screen was cited for its brightness, color accuracy, contrast ratio and more. In fact, according to DisplayMate, the Samsung Galaxy S5 "raises the bar for top display performance up by another notch."

The screen on the Samsung Galaxy S5 is 22% brighter than the Samsung Galaxy S4's screen and 13% brighter than the display on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. When automatic brightness is turned on, the Galaxy S5's highest brightness level is 47% above its predecessor and 6% above the Galaxy Note 3.

Power requirements have been lowered for the screen on the Galaxy S5. It takes 18% less power for the Samsung Galaxy S5 to match the same brightness level as the Samsung Galaxy S4, which results in longer lasting battery life on the new model. The Galaxy S5 also features an Ultra Power Saving Mode which lowers the screen brightness and changes the background to black, which saves power and according to the report, can double the life of the battery.

The brightest, sharpest smartphone display ever, and it even uses less energy. In a nutshell, that is what DisplayMate sees with the Samsung Galaxy S5 display.

source: DisplayMate

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Galaxy S5
  • Display 5.1" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

with awesome battery life, and awesome AMOLED display... Haters can't hate that :)

6. tedkord

Posts: 17415; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

They can and will. Read the same story at BGR.

10. Nexus4lifes

Posts: 298; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

Great point, can't get more sold than BGR journalists... they are on apple payroll...

34. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

what site is bgr?

39. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

No thanks I don't need to read it. We all know the phone is awesome ,thank you. And welcome to PhoneArena.

60. sipha

Posts: 440; Member since: May 12, 2012

Why would someone do that instead of just going to the DislayMate link below and get the full picture!!?

115. tedkord

Posts: 17415; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Because people don't want facts, they want a thing that supports their preconceived notions.

19. eq5555

Posts: 64; Member since: Dec 03, 2013

*to touch it even more pleasant than note 3

25. wilsong17 unregistered

you forgot ultra power saving mode i wish this mode was port to the note 3 so i can listen to music all day and kill all other app

37. eq5555

Posts: 64; Member since: Dec 03, 2013


88. joe1blue

Posts: 169; Member since: Jul 25, 2013

I'm sure whenever this phone is out the developers will be able to put that feature in a Rom or 2

105. Ishmeet

Posts: 111; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

Got it on my note 2, Thanks to DN3 rom by E-team ;)

41. eq5555

Posts: 64; Member since: Dec 03, 2013

S5 does not make the blue color at an angle, it's the other distorted colors (made him a red). Look at the right angle, there is a blue items, there's really white-light blue (almost white) S5 does not make the blue color at an angle hi-tech.imgsmail.ru/hitech_img/source/cf/dc/746f7c​86490ffdb8e93c035d5e62.jpg

54. Looser99

Posts: 62; Member since: Nov 10, 2013

Sorry to say man, but i gotta run. So i'll come back later when i have atleast 10 minutes of free time to read your post and atleast 15 minutes of free time to understand your post. Phew...

74. Odiin

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

+ 1 well said!

76. true1984

Posts: 869; Member since: May 23, 2012

the m8 has ddr3 not ddr2, and its shorter than the z2 and narrower than the s5. its also $100 cheaper

80. skyline88

Posts: 698; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

i am not sure how good (or how bad) is the display of Z2, but the display of Z, ZR, Z Ultra and Z1 are no where near Samsung territory.

26. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

But Apple worshippers say Retina display is the best

40. rantao333

Posts: 346; Member since: May 21, 2013

yes, until s5 being introduced, i wonder why samsung and fanboy saying they're the best display before s5 ??


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

When I saw a video vs of the SGS4 vs SGS5, I instantly noticed how much brighter the S5's display was. They really fixed most, if not all the complaints that the Super AMOLED display has.

51. express77 unregistered

wish it had awesome design as well and 3 gb ram would have buried other flagships. but it seems great.

64. Havok125

Posts: 10; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

You are correct about the battery life and the display is awesome. I was at my local AT&T store yesterday playing with one. My only concern is that at first when I was looking for it, I couldn't tell the difference from the S4 next to it. I had to ask the manager if they had the S5. If they can just do something about touch wiz and use other materials besides plastic, I'll be all about it. Like I said though, great display.

65. royalsovereign

Posts: 37; Member since: Mar 01, 2014

Do not get exited,,I have no faith in display mate,, I read their review and they are far from real,,for example they said xperia z has a very oversaturated colors and unrealistic,lol can you believe it,and they praised HTC one for worm colors,completely against the truth,,and they only reviwe Samsung and Apple displays and praise them like God created them,,LOL lole

79. tedkord

Posts: 17415; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Displaymate uses state of the art equipment to test the displays, they don't just look at them. Their reviews are the real deal.

2. drunkenjay

Posts: 1697; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

htc and sony fanboys will have a hard time commenting on this. some will say Samsung sucks and some will say its still plastic. Grow up guys. most of you are over 25+, Even if im getting xperia z2 doesnt mean i bash other companies for no reason. If u hate it, dont buy it.

8. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

It's really hard to find a person like you honestly in this site.. +1

9. jo_Ny

Posts: 27; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Hard time? LOL why? DisplayMate didnt test either Z2 or M8 displays... or even LG G2 for that matter... they are saying SGS5 has the best display THEY EVER TESTED. They are mostly comparing with the previous amoled generations... so dont get too excited samsung fanboy ;)

11. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

Dont get to cocky butthurt fanboy..

53. jo_Ny

Posts: 27; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Fanboy of who? Sony? HTC? LG? I wrote about all of them in my post. Another useless trashtalker... It's just funny to me how Samsung fanboys get all wet with these type of news... talk about butthurt! ;)

14. kryme

Posts: 469; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

u seriously think they didnt test the m8 or the z2.... its out of all the phone they tested the s5 was the best.... someone had to be the best.... and being the best doesnt mean its perfect its just better than wat ever is out there at the moment but they r far away from being perfect... the note4 will be better than the s5

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