UL certifies the 4.99 FHD display on the Samsung Galaxy S4

UL certifies the 4.99 FHD display on the Samsung Galaxy S4
Underwriters Laboratories has just handed over to Samsung another plaque to hang on the wall. This one is for the screen on the Samsung Galaxy S4. In case you aren't aware of the actual specs of the display on the device, it is a 4.99 inch Super AMOLED panel with resolution of 1080 x 1920 which we all lovingly refer to as FHD (Full High Definition).

According to UL, the screen on the Samsung Galaxy S4 offers one of the best color reproductions in the mobile industry with the broadest color gamut of up to 97% for the Adobe RGB color space. The screen is said to have one of the best contrast ratios and can be better seen under bright sunlight than the display on many of the phone's rivals.

Before the Samsung Galaxy S4 hangs up its charger, it probably will have a whole room full of plaques for awards handed out to the phone. Earlier this year, UL gave a platinum certification to the same handset for its impact on the environment including boxing materials. And take a look at the picture below. Isn't that unnamed Samsung executive a proud dad!

UL gives an award to Samsung for the screen on its new Android flagship model

UL gives an award to Samsung for the screen on its new Android flagship model


source: SammyHub

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Galaxy S4
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)

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29 Comments

1. phljcnth

Posts: 548; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

97%?? Yet many claim that the S4 screen can't produce natural colors? Good job Samsung. I also have to commend you for the deep blacks (blacker than that of the S3's) your screen can produce. Colors really pop!

19. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

the screen itself is weak. i just broke mine from 2 feet drop,with the case on.

28. linerror

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

depends on the case and the drop... i've been asked how tough my otterbox is... and without delay have chunked my phone 30 feet across the building into a file cabinet without so much as a scratch. -- some cases prevent scratches, some prevent damage... if you drop it two feet, face down, onto a rock... the case isn't even involved so it won't protect anything, even a thick screen protector won't protect any phone from a direct strike. seriously though, it's a thousand dollar phone... don't be such a clutz

20. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

the screen itself is weak. i just broke mine from 2 feet drop,with the case on.

23. g2a5b0e unregistered

That's probably not the screen. If your phone still works, that's the Gorilla Glass on top of the screen.

24. SleepingOz unregistered

Excellent colour reproduction while retaining AMOLED pros; best contrast ratio, real black, higher refresh rate, low light reflectance etc..

27. linerror

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

most people don't even know there is a section in the display settings for the screen mode... if you think the colors are off, change it from dynamic to standard... default is adapt which isn't perfect for all people...

30. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

People are inherently flawed. It makes sense though, if you spend your entire life looking at LCD's from monitors to TVs to phones, that will begin to look natural to you, even if it really isn't. You see something different and all of a sudden it looks fake.

2. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Exactly! The Samsung Galaxy S4 has the BEST display. The other displays are nothing compared to this! :D

3. FlushGordon unregistered

I haven't owned a 1080p phone...can anybody here give an honest opinion as to whether or not they CAN distinguish a 300ppi (approx 5 inch 720p) vs a FHD 400++ ppi when viewed from 12-15 inches away from the face? Is there a discernable difference, at all?

8. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

I have S3, Note 2 and S4. The difference between S3/Note 2 and S4 is absolutely noticeable. But OneX vs S4, not that much

13. phljcnth

Posts: 548; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Generally, when viewed from 12-15in. distance, it's really hard to tell the difference. But it sometimes depends on what you are viewing, whether it is small texts or pictures with so much details. It also depends on the subpixel arrangements of the screen. The biggest difference I really noticed is color reproduction. Take S III and S4 as example. Both screen uses PenTile matrix but you can really tell which screen is better in just a glance. S4's screen is brighter and its whites are whiter. I don't know if it's just the calibration. When viewed 5 inches away, you will still somehow discern pixels with S3's screen because of its subpixel arrangement, which is not the case with S4's display.

15. belovedson

Posts: 1060; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

i can tell a clear difference from that distance. i have owned a s3, a dna, and i have recently checked out the s4..... the s4 screen is a stunner

21. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

I had s3 and one x, now have s4. Pentile matrix on s3 under heavy scrutiny showed some graininess. One x cant see individual pixels however from under 6inch the s4 definately is sharper. From 15inches away cant tell the difference.

29. linerror

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

side by side with the s3, you can see a difference. everything is sharper/clearer and i can easily see that at 16 inches

31. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

It's pretty noticeable. It just looks a lot nicer.

4. FlushGordon unregistered

Somehow, I'm not a fan of SAMOLEDs/deep blacks...gray-ish areas can become exaggerated at times...plus websites that are supposed to be ''paper white'' aren't rendered as such.

5. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I hate this new PA. I can't give any dislikes........

10. tiara6918

Posts: 2262; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

A suggestion I would give is instead of removing the dislike button, allow the user to see which commenter gave a thumbs up and thumbs down(you will get a notification on my profile or e-mail), so we can finally see who are the trolls and haters that spam this website

16. FlushGordon unregistered

Paid shills and Trolls will ABUSE the dislike button. just sayin

6. Leica_Shooter

Posts: 18; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

What? No awards for 640p screens? Tim Cook will not be happy.

7. iushnt

Posts: 3037; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

i agree..nothing can compete the display of gs4..kudos to sammy!!

9. tiara6918

Posts: 2262; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Samsung's super amoled display is simply the best, lcd still needs to catch up

11. JMartin22

Posts: 2311; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

What's with people. Over 300 PPI doesn't mean you don't see pixels, you just don't see them from a certain distance on the screen. If you put your eyes close enough to the display on a 5" 1080p screen, and you focus them, you'll see pixels on that, too.

26. Steinrik

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Sorry, but you are wrong. I am looking at the screen of my S4 now, and I have no way of telling individual pixels apart from each other. No way.

12. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

All the best Samsung. Let the competitors die of jealousy.

14. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

Congrats Samsung! !! ;-) But this time I chose hTc One than the sgs4, why? 'B'coz I already had a gnote 2.

22. JMartin22

Posts: 2311; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

So much for rabid HTC One fans thinking they had the best 1080p display, merely based on the laurels that it was an LCD. OLED is at a point where it's truly surpassing LCD now. The only thing they need to improve on is energy efficiency with higher grades of brightness.

25. cR203

Posts: 209; Member since: Jan 27, 2013

Great job Samsung. They are continuously improving amoled displays to make them better. Being an owner of the galaxy s, s2, s3, note, note 2, and using the s4 I can say amoled displays have come a long way.

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