Samsung exlains why the display on the Samsung Galaxy S5 is so good

Samsung exlains why the display on the Samsung Galaxy S5 is so good
The Samsung Galaxy S5 has received high praise for its display. DisplayMate called it the best performing smartphone display that it has ever tested.On Wednesday, Samsung explained some of the technology that makes the display so good. For example, the screen eliminates excessive glare, the bane of all smartphone users, by constantly analyzing the display under changing lighting conditions. In addition the Super AMOLED screen produces 1.6 higher Ambient Color Gamut than LCD, which means that glare is not an issue when looking at the screen on a bright, sunny afternoon. Super dimming allows users to view their phone in the dark without getting eyestrain from a too-bright screen. You can view how the screen adjusts in the demo below.

Galaxy S5 Visibility and Adapt Display Demo

The Adapt Display changes the screen based on the surrounding lighting. For example, under blue-tinted lights, a normal screen looks yellow as your eyes adjust. Not with Adapt Display, which makes the screen look normal no matter what the surrounding lighting. This can be seen in the image below.  

Galaxy S5 Visibility and Adapt Display Demo 2
Two factors determine how vivid your screen is. One is the color gamut, and the other is contrast. Luckily for Samsung Galaxy S5 owners, the color gamut of a Super AMOLED screen is 1.4 times larger than what is found on a TFT LCD display. The contrast is 77 times higher than a TFT LCD screen. Samsung says that the Galaxy S5 can produce "richer and brighter" images that what is found on competitor's handsets.

Lastly, the Samsung Galaxy S5 screen has the fastest response time in the industry with a .01ms reading. That means the display does not lag, under all temperature conditions.

Those of you with the phone probably don't care about the technology involved. You're just happy with how sharp and lifelike the images are on the screen. But just in case you were wondering, these are a few of the features that Samsung says it is employing on this year's version of its flagship phone.


source: Samsung

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Galaxy S5
  • Display 5.1 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    Samsung TouchWiz UI

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86 Comments

76. WilliamC937

Posts: 17; Member since: Sep 07, 2013

LoL... For all the guys keep pushing for the short life span of OLED... The truth is, did you use your phone for 10 years? And the 'burn-in'... Got s2,s3,note 2and s4...no burn-in at all! Even the s2 already about few years...and color don't degrade too.... So... 'Burn-in' and short life span is just the dirty tricks for any anti-Samsung ppl only.... Nah..AMOLED the best

80. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"The truth is, did you use your phone for 10 years?" First of all have you ever heard that OLED based displays are used not only in smartphones? Also your proposition about 10 years doesn't change the fact that OLED has even shorter life span than PDP (plasma screens). Also remember that it degrade gradually and do it faster than PDP or LCD. It is technical fact not my opinion so I don't care if you admit reality or just live in deny. "And the 'burn-in'... Got s2,s3,note 2and s4...no burn-in at all! Even the s2 already about few years...and color don't degrade too.... So... 'Burn-in' and short life span is just the dirty tricks for any anti-Samsung ppl only.... Nah..AMOLED the best" Look at my comment #44 and #49 and say that again.

73. Trex95

Posts: 2402; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Then Samsung compare it to Lumia 1520 and IPhone 5s why you compare it to crappy S4 active LCD?!

75. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

So demonstrate the how AMOLED stacks against LCD on reflectiveness and visability?

68. Harsh999

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 23, 2014

Really. Amazing display. Not class for iPhone opposite samsung.....

47. enzotarece

Posts: 87; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

good for Samsung but i cant tell last i hear about super amoled plus

61. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

It's 2014 now, Don't bring us back it the Stone Ege when ppl didn't invent the weel yet,

34. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Impressive! Better than any other LCD heck even AMOLED out there!!!

28. farhad_per

Posts: 128; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

Once a gain samsung has the best display...! Hey sammy please think a little about those ifans.! You killing every one with those stupid lcd s ..!

87. sraive

Posts: 80; Member since: Aug 21, 2014

Samsung has the worst display. The crap amoled is a deal breaker.

9. rob5150

Posts: 183; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

i found that the s5 display was poor, i returned mine. i currently have the lg optimus g pro, have had it almost a year. the display on my g pro out does the s5. full sunlight side by side. the s5 is yellowish and dull and my g pro bright and easy to see, whites are white, not yellow and dingy

16. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Try again, harder. This was very old dirty trick. Don't work anymore. You must invent new dirty tricks, iboys.

32. NinjaBanana

Posts: 37; Member since: Apr 20, 2014

your a whore!

86. MobileGuru

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 18, 2014

PhoneArena display test even stated that gs5 white point is ~8100K which is too damn blue! I have a gs2 and gs4. The gs2 whites are greenish and the the gs4 whites are yellowish. Take any LCD phone and compare it to the white of the gs5 and you'll know how horrible is their white!

18. maherk

Posts: 7113; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I went out with Rihanna last night, but I had to ditch her since she had hairy armpits.

19. CamaroSS

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 24, 2012

LG displays are actually very nice. I never owned an LG phone, but I've always been surprised by their display qualities.

23. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

iPone display is very nice , too. Right?o

31. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I agree with CamaroSS.

33. CamaroSS

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 24, 2012

Thanks! But that dude seems to have a serious crush on iphones:P

60. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

If your Siri don't tell you that I was sarcastic , you would never find out. Poor you. I like, how you iboys support each other.

79. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

The only fan boy here is you. You even not talking about tech (perhaps because you don't know nothing about it) you just trolling around so try harder troll. ;)

72. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Another butthurt LG Fanboy.

6. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

LCD is still better than OLED since main OLED issues are still not solved.

7. sipha

Posts: 440; Member since: May 12, 2012

Explain?? O.o

26. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

1) OLED based displays has short life span. 2) OLED based displays tend to Burn-In. While these two problems with OLED are not solved OLED is not better than LCD.

29. maherk

Posts: 7113; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

why didn't you mention the dead pixels that usually haunt LCD displays? The new M8 is coming out from the box with this issue, where as I am yet to see an Amoled display that it is burned, whether it is on a Samsung or a Nokia phone.

40. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"why didn't you mention the dead pixels that usually haunt LCD displays?" LCD can get Burn-In (or dead pixels) effect just because liquid crystals through long time affected by the same voltage (without movement) can get static load and stay in the same position for some time but the difference between OLED and LCD Burn-In is that LCD's Burn-In effect is not permanent while OLED's Burn-In effect is permanent. Also LCD based displays can have dead pixels because of defects made during manufacturing process but it is not LCD's as technology foult. "The new M8 is coming out from the box with this issue..." It is because of defects made during manufacturing process, it is not LCD's as technology foult. "where as I am yet to see an Amoled display that it is burned, whether it is on a Samsung or a Nokia phone." You can find a lot of examples of OLED based screens 'Burn-In' effect just Google or search on YouTube and it is doesn't matter if it is Samsung, Nokia or any other company because problem lies in OLED as technology.

44. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"...where as I am yet to see an Amoled display that it is burned..." Here is example of 'Burn-In' effect on Samsung Galaxy S III (watch in FullHD !):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkfT3PXtIU8 Here is example of 'Burn-In' effect on Samsung Galaxy S (watch in HD !):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEtZ2E7Sgbg Here is another example of 'Burn-In' effect on Samsung Galaxy S III (watch in HD !):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoYZ1XTsM1I Smartphone display Burn-in test (LCD vs OLED):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIqqnnb1LBw You also can find even more and more examples of OLED based screens 'Burn-In' effect just Google or search on YouTube and you will see that it is pretty easy noticeable!

49. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Here is example of 'Burn-In' effect on Samsung Galaxy S4 (watch in HD !):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74XovNRL-tU Here is example of 'Burn-In' effect on Samsung Galaxy S III:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9p60745jnPU

66. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

That is purple halo, another faulty of S4 screen. The stupid guy in the video tried to mislead ppl with the test unit in the store, which mostly are returned units due to faulty.

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